Results 1–20 of 1232 for speaker:Sir John Cope

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Science Base (19 Mar 1997)

Sir John Cope: Will my hon. Friend confirm that much scientific research and development of the best quality is also done in industry? Contrary to what the hon. Member for Greenock and Port Glasgow (Dr. Godman) said, some of it is done by firms that have invested in this country: for example, the Hewlett-Packard laboratories on the edge of my constituency are the only laboratories that that world-class...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Export Services Organisation (11 Mar 1997)

Sir John Cope: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that, at our last defence debate, 21 Labour Members were against all arms exports and defence sales of any sort? Their policies would be extremely damaging right across the board to the jobs to which he referred.

Avon Ring Road (6 Mar 1997)

Sir John Cope: I rise briefly to support what the hon. Member for Kingswood (Mr. Berry) has said. More of his constituents are affected than mine, but some of mine are affected in ways similar to those that he has outlined. The debate is not about road building in principle. I detected some hesitancy about road building in principle in some of the hon. Gentleman's remarks. I agree that we should be...

Meat Hygiene Service (Report) (6 Mar 1997)

Sir John Cope: Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that all the criticisms of hygiene and practices in abattoirs disclosed in the report are, in so far as they are the responsibility of regulators, the responsibility of local authorities, which were the regulators until shortly before the report was compiled? The creation of the Meat Hygiene Service brought the practices under the purview of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Cattle Cull (6 Mar 1997)

Sir John Cope: Does my hon. Friend agree that the total number of cattle to be slaughtered under the cull has been vastly exaggerated, especially by Liberal Democrat spokesmen, and is unlikely to rise above 100,000?

Companies (Payment Practice) (13 Feb 1997)

Sir John Cope: I welcome this statutory instrument. As my hon. Friend the Minister admitted in his opening speech, it is new regulation on businesses, but I am encouraged to see that on today's Order Paper we have no fewer than four deregulation orders to decide later under the excellent new procedure of the Deregulation Committee. So that makes four motions to two, if one counts motion 3 on merchant...

Companies (Payment Practice) (13 Feb 1997)

Sir John Cope: I cannot vouch for the time that the hon. Lady mentions. I have been conscious for only about a year of the Labour party pressing for it, but it may have made the suggestion earlier. However long ago it claims to have made the suggestion, the matter has been on the Small Business Bureau's agenda for a long time. That is where the proposal originated. This is only one part of the DTI's...

Companies (Payment Practice) (13 Feb 1997)

Sir John Cope: That is quite correct. Many small businesses, particularly retail businesses, of which my hon. Friend has a great deal of experience, will not benefit from statutory interest on late payment, because by definition retail cash businesses have no debtors. They take cash over the counter. They are doing their best to manage their cash flow to try to sell the goods that they buy—before they...

Companies (Payment Practice) (13 Feb 1997)

Sir John Cope: It was, nevertheless, a very good intervention, and well worth while if I may say so.

Companies (Payment Practice) (13 Feb 1997)

Sir John Cope: I agree entirely with that, Madam Deputy Speaker. I agree with my hon. Friend the Member for North-West Hampshire (Sir D. Mitchell). The point about statutory interest on late debt is that if a business is reluctant to enforce through the courts the collection of the principal sum that it is owed, will it not also be just as reluctant to try to enforce any interest that is payable as well?...

Business of the House (13 Feb 1997)

Sir John Cope: My right hon. Friend has been very cautious in the last couple of weeks in responding to questions about the tax simplification procedure report from the Procedure Committee. Can he be more forthcoming this week? It is an extremely important matter, and I think that we ought to be getting on with it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Contracts (11 Feb 1997)

Sir John Cope: Will my hon. Friend confirm that the Government remain fully committed to the Eurofighter and its weapons systems? We know that Labour's defence review would lead to cuts—probably—in both the Eurofighter and its weapons systems, with disastrous consequences for British industry and jobs.

Business of the House (6 Feb 1997)

Sir John Cope: My right hon. Friend will have seen the Procedure Committee's report, which has just been published, on a new streamlined procedure for tax simplification Bills. It is important that we debate that matter as soon as possible, and, if possible, pass the necessary amendments to Standing Orders. There is a great push—in the Treasury, by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and in the Inland...

Second Severn Crossing (Approach Roads) (5 Feb 1997)

Sir John Cope: indicated assent.

Second Severn Crossing (Approach Roads) (5 Feb 1997)

Sir John Cope: The second Severn crossing—in spite of having an uninspired name—is a wonderful engineering achievement that has rightly won prizes. It is also valuable to those of us to the east of the river, as well as to south Wales and west Gloucestershire. However, the gains have been at the expense of residents, particularly in the parish of Pilning and Severn Beach in my constituency. The villages...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Boeing-McDonnell Douglas Merger (22 Jan 1997)

Sir John Cope: This announcement, together with Boeing's cancellation of its work on its very large aircraft, makes it important that the Government should back our aerospace industry, and especially Airbus Industrie, with its plans for the stretch A340 and a large aircraft. Launch aid—or more properly launch loans—is extremely important to those two projects, and the recent announcements from America...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Contracts (14 Jan 1997)

Sir John Cope: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British jobs are sustained by his Department's defence contracts; and if he will make a statement. [8977]

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Contracts (14 Jan 1997)

Sir John Cope: My hon. Friend has just agreed that the defence base, and hence MOD contracts, is a necessary pre-condition for arms exports. In providing the figures for those whose jobs are sustained by arms exports, will he bear it in mind that, in the last defence estimates debate, 21 Labour Members of Parliament called for a total ban on British arms exports?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Ceasefire (12 Dec 1996)

Sir John Cope: Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that, whatever Sinn Fein-IRA may say or do about a ceasefire, anyone in this country, in the Republic, or elsewhere, who is inclined to think that it might have changed its nature, would do well to study the words of Mr. Sean O'Callaghan, an extremely brave man whom some of us had the opportunity to meet here yesterday?

Windfall Tax (21 Nov 1996)

Sir John Cope: That was an irresponsible speech from the deputy leader of the Labour party, because it increased rather than decreased the uncertainty that surrounds the windfall tax. It shows that the Labour party is not fit or ready for the responsibility of government if it behaves like that with the taxation system. I want to consider the precise terms of the amendment that the right hon. Gentleman...


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