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Local Government Finance Bill (Allocation of Time): Interpretation (22 Feb 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: That is untrue. Most would readily agree that what we propose is an improvement on what exists. It depends whether they perceive themselves as gainers or losers. In inner-city areas of the type that I was talking about, one would have great difficulty finding any major business man who does not welcome the proposed changes in the system.

Local Government Finance Bill (Allocation of Time): Interpretation (22 Feb 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: My hon. and learned Friend the Minister made the key point in response to the hon. Member for Southwark and Bermondsey (Mr. Hughes) — that the proposals are widely welcomed as a major improvement on what we have at the moment.

Local Government Finance Bill (Allocation of Time): Interpretation (22 Feb 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: With respect, the hon. Gentleman sows the seeds of his argument on fallow ground. He talked about chambers of commerce. Is he aware that, for example, the Nottingham chamber of commerce, one of the largest of these bodies in the country, is in favour of the terms of the proposals? The list that the hon. Gentleman trotted out will not stand up. My experience in Islington strongly supports the...

Oral Answers to Questions — The Arts: Business Sponsorship Scheme (7 Mar 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Minister for the Arts how many new corporate sponsors of the arts have been brought in during the last 12 months as a result of the business sponsorship incentive scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — The Arts: Business Sponsorship Scheme (7 Mar 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: Can my right hon. Friend say how many first-time corporate sponsors returned to repeat their generosity in subsequent years?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Action for Cities Campaign (9 Mar 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: Will my right hon. and learned Friend take this opportunity to praise the work of the private sector, especially in Nottingham, and in particular the work of David White and his colleagues on the Nottingham development enterprise hoard? That board has done much to ensure that the private sector responds to the need to renew those areas of Nottingham that require such renewal.

Orders of the Day — Economic Developments (Nottinghamshire) (10 Mar 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: I am grateful for this opportunity to debate economic developments in Nottinghamshire. I apologise to my hon. Friend the Minister for having kept him up so late, especially as he has a heavy schedule ahead of him. I am grateful to him for agreeing to reply to the debate. This subject is of particular interest to my constituents and to the people of Nottinghamshire. It is also of great...

Orders of the Day — Economic Developments (Nottinghamshire) (10 Mar 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: I am grateful to the hon. Lady for giving me the chance to make the point that NDE is specifically a private sector initiative and its main and central purpose is to bring private sector bite to the problems of rejuvenating those parts of Nottingham which need it. I should make it clear that it is, in a real sense, a radical departure from what has happened in the past. There is plenty of...

Orders of the Day — Economic Developments (Nottinghamshire) (10 Mar 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: The hon. Lady need hardly ask me that in this place. The area has huge potential. In the last 10 days the Robin Hood centre, another new concept for Nottinghamshire, went public to raise £2·5 million to open a "Tales of Robin Hood" centre. That is a further example of capitalising on this important aspect of our history—albeit late in the day. Other new thoughts include setting up an...

Orders of the Day — Economic Developments (Nottinghamshire) (10 Mar 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: I accept the hon. Gentleman's point, but we must continue to stimulate local economic development. Tourism in the county can play a role in that. I hope that the hon. Gentleman will not pooh-pooh one of the two or three initiatives which are currently under consideration and which, together, constitute a great deal more than one independent and isolated idea.

Orders of the Day — Economic Developments (Nottinghamshire) (10 Mar 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: rose—

Orders of the Day — Economic Developments (Nottinghamshire) (10 Mar 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: I am extremely grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way. The hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood (Ms. Short) raised an important matter, but, unfortunately, she has been furnished with only half the facts. One of the principal aspects of the debate on this development was whether permission should be granted for housing to be constructed in the area. The borough council fully accepts that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Mar 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: Will my right hon. Friend join me in congratulating the miners at the Gedling colliery in my constituency on the figures that were announced earlier this week, which show that productivity over the last year has increased by nearly 25 per cent.? Does she agree that increased productivity and greater competitiveness offer the best guarantee for the long-term interests of the industry, not only...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Economic Growth (14 Apr 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for how many years the rate of economic growth in the United Kingdom has averaged 3 per cent., or more.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Economic Growth (14 Apr 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: Are not those figures an eloquent testimony to the success of the Government's economic policies? Is it not interesting to note that in the last year, when we have had growth of 4·5 per cent., we have been firmly at the top of the international league of growth of our major competitor countries?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (26 Apr 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 26 April.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (26 Apr 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: During my right hon. Friend's most welcome visit last Friday to the thriving city of Nottingham, where many of my constituents work, did she notice two key characteristics: first, that last May the administration was taken over by a Conservative council for the first time; and, secondly, that the initiative to restore and rejuvenate those parts of Nottingham which require it are being led by...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 May 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 3 May.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 May 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: In welcoming the visit to Britain tomorrow by the Prime Minister of Japan, may I ask my right hon. Friend to make it clear to him that we require action rather than words in terms of free trade between our two countries? In particular, will she make it clear that that applies to further places on the Tokyo stock exchange for British companies, and to the ending of the disgraceful...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Ethiopia (4 May 1988)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent ministerial contact there has been with the Ethiopian Government.


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