Results 1–20 of 1736 for speaker:Adam Afriyie

Home Affairs and Communities (23 May 2005)

Adam Afriyie: As an ardent campaigner for decision making to remain in this House, I am delighted to address the House today. I must thank the retiring Member for Windsor for his continuous hard work over many years. It is thanks to him that the doors of the Edward VII hospital remain open; it is thanks to him that the doors of the Helena Day ward remain open. I must also thank him for his good work with...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (7 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in such an important debate. Despite the haste with which I think the Bill was drawn up, dissected and delivered to the House, it will affect many people in their working lives and many hard-working people in their later lives, as was pointed out by my hon. Friend the Member for Chipping Barnet (Mrs. Villiers). It will determine the competitiveness...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (7 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: I agree wholeheartedly. My background is in business, and it is clear that the Government, via the European Union, have allowed in swathes of detailed regulations and guidance notes; indeed, there are some 100 pages on working time directives. The weight of that paperwork, regulation and red tape knocks out a whole layer of productivity in British businesses. I turn to the charities,...

EU Constitution (8 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: Will the Minister give way?

EU Constitution (8 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: I thank the Minister for giving way. My question is fairly simple. A promise was made that a referendum would be held so that the British people could have their say on the EU constitution: will the Government apologise for not providing that referendum?

Business of the House (9 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: Given the increasing threat of aircraft noise from Heathrow, the approaching consultation on that and the pressure on the roads through the overdevelopment of high density housing in my area, I was alarmed to read in a newspaper the announcement of what appeared to be the new Government policy on transport. Given that I am a new Member, will the Leader of the House confirm that announcements...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 11 — Donations to charity by individuals (13 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: It is clear from listening to the debate and the contribution that I made last time round that this is quite a complicated area. There are thousands, or perhaps even hundreds of thousands, of charities throughout the UK, many of which are in the Windsor constituency. May I ask the hon. Gentleman—or the Minister, in effect—how much, if any, quantitative research has been undertaken to...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 11 — Donations to charity by individuals (13 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: Will the Economic Secretary tell us about the research and the facts and figures that he used to analyse the clause's effect on the various museums throughout the country? Instead of the assertions and individual points that have been made today, I should like know what quantitative analysis has been conducted.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Schedule 8 — Financing of companies etc: transfer pricing and loan relationships (13 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: My background is in business. There are many small and medium-sized businesses in the UK, including investment banking companies, private equity firms and so on. In business, one wants certainty. Throughout the ups and downs of the business cycle and currency fluctuations one needs certainty about the nature of one's business and the nature of the legislation and the way in which it affects...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Schedule 8 — Financing of companies etc: transfer pricing and loan relationships (13 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: My apologies, Sir Michael, for making an incorrect intervention earlier. I am beginning to find my feet, and when I hear the words "currency" and "euros", my blood boils and off I go. I speak as a former business man. There are many businesses of all different sizes throughout the country, and a significant minority will be affected. What one craves in business is a sense of certainty. There...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Schedule 8 — Financing of companies etc: transfer pricing and loan relationships (13 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: Earlier today, I asked for quantitative evidence of some of the items that are being discussed. I ask for a rough idea of how many businesses will be affected by the measures contained in the provisions that we are discussing.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (20 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: What assessment he has made of the impact of pension credit on the private pension and savings industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (20 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: I thank the Secretary of State for a long answer to a straightforward question. Some 13 per cent. of the population of Windsor are above the age of 75, and I was alarmed to discover at a recent lunch at Age Concern in Dedworth that none of the people to whom I spoke were claiming their full means-tested benefits, largely because they found the forms complex, intrusive and stressful. First,...

Orders of the Day — Racial and Religious Hatred Bill (21 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: I thank the Home Secretary for giving way. I commend the Government's motives—if they are genuine—in seeking to rid society of incitement to racial or religious hatred. However, it seems very odd that the Bill contains no definition of a religion. In seeking to lock people up for five to seven years, the Government must surely define what those people have offended against.

Aviation (South-East) (22 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: Given the self-evident fact that it is the noise of an aircraft on the ground that hits the eardrums of residents, disturbs them and causes stress and lack of sleep, does my hon. Friend think that it might be sensible to recognise the actual noise of an aircraft on the ground, rather than the theoretical noise that it makes in the factories when it is being manufactured?

Aviation (South-East) (22 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: Does the hon. Lady accept that, with the projected expansion in air travel—not only in the south-east, but throughout the country—it will be virtually impossible to meet the 2020 and 2050 Kyoto targets for the reduction of emissions in greenhouse gases?

Aviation (South-East) (22 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: Does my hon. Friend agree that it is one noisy aircraft, at night or during the day, that disturbs people? That certainly seems to be the case in Datchet, Old Windsor, Wraysbury, Poyle and Colnbrook. Does my hon. Friend think that we should consider measures that take into account a single noisy aircraft rather than the general noise quotients, which seem to hide a multitude of sins?

Electoral Integrity (22 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: It strikes me that one of the most significant developments in British democracy was the secret ballot, which was introduced in 1872. In the light of the various points that have been made, does my hon. Friend agree that the continuing use of the ballot box—in which people can physically cast their vote securely, free from coercion, intimidation and observation—is important?

Orders of the Day — Civil Aviation Bill (27 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: It seems to me that hidden away in the Bill is the scope for an airport such as Heathrow to exceed the current movement limits. Is that the hon. Gentleman's interpretation?

Orders of the Day — Civil Aviation Bill (27 Jun 2005)

Adam Afriyie: As a supporter of the aviation industry, does the hon. Gentleman also support the environmental targets on pollution and emissions?


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