Results 81–100 of 3954 for speaker:Andrew Mitchell

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: City Grants (22 Feb 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: Is my hon. Friend aware that businesses in Nottingham, where many of my constituents work, have been extremely successful in winning city grants, with less than £5 million of public money dragging in behind it more than £13 million of private money? That underlines the success of the city grant scheme and clearly demonstrates that Nottingham remains an attractive area for inward investment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Fylingdales Early Warning Station (11 Apr 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: Does my hon. Friend accept that the question is flawed because the international early warning system, in which Fylingdales plays so important a part, is based on the principle of mutual corroboration? Will he take this opportunity to send to the men and women who have worked throughout the past 25 years at RAF Fylingdales, which I had the pleasure of visiting recently, his congratulations on...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (25 Apr 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: In contrast to the hon. Member for Leeds, West (Mr. Battle), whom it is always a great pleasure to follow, I must make it clear that I believe that the 1989 Budget and Finance Bill will be seen in retrospect as fundamental to securing good economic performance and rising living standards in the 1990s, as well as to securing a soft landing later this year. I have read with great interest the...

Business of the House (27 Apr 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: Will my right hon. Friend find a time for a major debate on local government finance so that we can underline the strengthening case for the introduction of the community charge, particularly in Nottinghamshire, and draw the attention of a wider public to the dramatic and appalling consequences were the Labour party to introduce its new two-tax system for local government, which would...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: International Monetary Fund (4 May 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last attended a meeting of the International Monetary Fund; and what was discussed.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: International Monetary Fund (4 May 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: While we all applaud the valuable efforts that have been made by the IMF in terms of Third world countries' debt reconstruction and relief and the considerable efforts made by my right hon. Friend in generating new ideas in that respect, will he treat with some scepticism the recent calls at the IMF sub-committee that quotas should be increased by up to 100 per cent., bearing in mind that at...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armoured Vehicles (9 May 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what armoured vehicles have been ordered by his Department for the Army since 1979.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armoured Vehicles (9 May 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: Does not the excellent record that my hon. Friend has just outlined demonstrate both the quantity and the quality of the equipment with which we provide the armoured corps within the Army? Does it not also underline the strength and commitment of the Government to the deterrent effect of our conventional forces?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Relief (9 May 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: I shall be brief, and at the outset I apologise for having been absent for much of the debate, having been involved unavoidably at other meetings. I shall comment on several of the points made by the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, South-East (Mr. Turner), whose sincerity I accept. The argument that he adduced about our having attacked the NHS in the last 10 years will not wash because, as...

Transport (15 May 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: I beg to move, That this House congratulates the Government on the increase in spending on roads by 57 per cent. in real terms since 1979 and on rail by over 75 per cent. over the last five years; notes the substantial and continuing pressure by the public for further measures to be taken up to and after 1992 to relieve road congestion; further notes that additional significant increases in...

Transport (15 May 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: The hon. Gentleman misses the point about privatisation entirely. If a business can stand on its own feet and thrive and flourish in the private sector, it should do so. I am merely pointing out that British Rail fulfils those important criteria. The case for, and objective of, privatisation can only be the extent to which it will assist and enhance British Rail's service to customer and...

Transport (15 May 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his comments. He and I have made similar comments publicly in Nottinghamshire. I do not want to take up his comments about King's Cross, because that Bill is not strictly relevant to the debate. The second subject covered by my motion—air travel —is also of great concern to our constituents. Their concerns are specific and refer to costs and...

Transport (15 May 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his supportive comments on some of the themes of Government policy, which have attempted to liberalise the arrangements and make life a great deal easier for the travelling public by offering them much more choice. Since buses and coaches have been deregulated the public have seen more services, more operators and tremendous innovation. Minibuses now...

Transport (15 May 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: I am happy to give way to the hon. Gentleman.

Transport (15 May 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: I do not know where the hon. Gentleman has been since bus deregulation, but I can hardly have dismissed a document that I did not even mention.

Transport (15 May 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: My hon. Friend makes the point beautifully, but, as always, there are at least two divisions within the Labour party—those who have come into the modern world and those for whom it is still a distant glimmer on the horizon. The problems associated with roads are apparent to all of us. As hon. Members return to their homes on Thursday evening or Friday morning and as they come up to London...

Transport (15 May 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: If the hon. Gentleman will bear with me, I have more to say on that matter. The Gedling bypass has been awaited for many years by my constituents. The traffic problems, which are mounting in Gedling, are worse than anywhere else in the county of Nottinghamshire—the county council has acknowledged that. We understand that the county council has other priorities and that it is currently...

Transport (15 May 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: I hope that the hon. Gentleman noted that my comments did not run counter to British Rail's investment criteria. I sought to make it clear that, as there is a long-term case for electrification, we must be told about it locally so that those who make investment decisions about investing in Nottinghamshire are aware that British Rail intends to ensure that the midland line remains at the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: "Working for Patients" (23 May 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: Will my right hon. and learned Friend commend the approach taken by the general manager of the Queen's medical centre in Nottingham, who said that his hospital was extremely interested in becoming an NHS trust hospital so long as that was in the interests of the patients whom it served? Is not that a constructive approach to the White Paper and one which contrasts substantially with the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: City Technology Colleges (6 Jun 1989)

Andrew Mitchell: Is my right hon. Friend aware that such is the popularity of Nottingham's forthcoming CTC that I receive regularly letters from my constituents in Gedling complaining that their children do not live within the catchment area of the CTC, and they very much wish that they did?

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