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Results 561–580 of 634 for speaker:Mr Roger Knapman

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Job Creation (14 Feb 1989)

Mr Roger Knapman: Does my right hon. Friend agree that employment is at a record level, that output is at a record level, and that the Maclnnes report is pseudo-academic bunkum?

Water Bill (Allocation of Time) (6 Feb 1989)

Mr Roger Knapman: Why not?

Water Bill (Allocation of Time) (6 Feb 1989)

Mr Roger Knapman: Will my hon. Friend beseech the hon. Member for Burnley (Mr. Pike) not to leave the Chamber, since he is now the only Back-Bench Labour Member in the Chamber who is on the Committee?

Water Bill (Allocation of Time) (6 Feb 1989)

Mr Roger Knapman: We have spent 74½ hours in Committee debating eight clauses out of a total of 180. I am sure that hon. Members can calculate the potential number of hours that would remain in Committee to complete consideration. It has taken 74½ hours to reach part II. Heaven knows how long it would take to reach part IV which is headed "Charges by undertakers." At the present rate of progress, that...

Water Bill (Allocation of Time) (6 Feb 1989)

Mr Roger Knapman: As I mentioned previously, about 25 per cent. of water authorities are in private hands. Perhaps people already congregate on the streets and say, "It is a pity that we live in a private water company area, because it is much worse than being under a public water authority." I am making the point that it is the balance between conservation and public access that is vital. It is that balance...

Water Bill (Allocation of Time) (6 Feb 1989)

Mr Roger Knapman: The hon. Gentleman forgets that the Bill's purpose is strictly to separate the poacher and gamekeeper parts of the water industry. I thought that the hon. Member for Copeland explained on many occasions that that was so. He also mentioned that it was the function, and not the ownership, of the land that is of prime importanc—and in that he is absolutely right. The Committee proceeded—as...

Water Bill (Allocation of Time) (6 Feb 1989)

Mr Roger Knapman: I thank my right hon. Friend and neighbour for making that clear. The hon. Member for Copeland makes a habit of such exceptions. I believe that he has nuclear energy interests in his constituency, and that he sought to opt out of the Labour party manifesto's proposals in respect of nuclear power. It seems that the hon. Gentleman's exceptions are a more common occurrence than I previously...

Water Bill (Allocation of Time) (6 Feb 1989)

Mr Roger Knapman: I wish to spare the hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras (Mr. Dobson) the duty of reading the Committee's proceedings over 74½ hours. Opposition Members generally failed to specify why surplus land in national parks belonging to water companies is so different from all other land in national parks that it requires a vast amount of red tape and a huge bureaucracy to look after it.

Water Bill (Allocation of Time) (6 Feb 1989)

Mr Roger Knapman: I trust that the hon. Gentleman has had time to look into the matter.

Water Bill (Allocation of Time) (6 Feb 1989)

Mr Roger Knapman: No, I do not accept that. In Committee, my hon. and learned Friend the Minister spent a considerable time trying to explain to Opposition Members that a huge number of footpaths, bridle paths, and so on, will be respected. There are also concessionary paths. However, if one makes concessionary paths mandatory by subsequent legislation, who in future will grant such a concession? The whole...

Water Bill (Allocation of Time) (6 Feb 1989)

Mr Roger Knapman: No, I have given way enough. I know that the hon. Gentleman is always brief, but I shall not give way any more. Opposition Members merely continued with the debate on who the report should be sent to and then, in great detail, discussed the North West water authority accounts, which were supposed to be brilliant. It is to be hoped that they had studied all the accounts of all the companies....

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service: Demographic Changes (16 Jan 1989)

Mr Roger Knapman: To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what instructions he has given to the Civil Service to prepare for the demographic changes likely by the year 2000.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service: Demographic Changes (16 Jan 1989)

Mr Roger Knapman: My right hon. Friend is obviously aware of the reduced number of school leavers in the 1990s and of the need for the Civil Service to recruit more women, including women with young children. What steps is my right hon. Friend taking to recruit more women, both full-time and part-time?

Water Privatisation (Merger Policy) (11 Jan 1989)

Mr Roger Knapman: Does my right hon. Friend agree that comparative competition will greatly assist the Director General of Water Services when he tries to place a valuation on the companies?

Orders of the Day — European Community Structural Funds (21 Dec 1988)

Mr Roger Knapman: Is my hon. Friend aware that, this year and for many years past, tens of thousands of tonnes of corn come across from France, are unloaded in the south Devon ports, stored and taken within a few days to Southampton and re-exported to France? Who benefits from all this activity?

Meat Imports (21 Dec 1988)

Mr Roger Knapman: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that, if the meat was contaminated when it entered this country, it is 99·9 per cent. certain that it was contaminated when it was in Ireland?

Points of Order: Ministerial and Other Salaries (20 Dec 1988)

Mr Roger Knapman: Does the hon. Gentleman extend his argument to Members of Parliament who are also Members of the European Parliament?

Business of the House (15 Dec 1988)

Mr Roger Knapman: Will my right hon. Friend find time for an early debate on the National Health Service, bearing in mind that the Gloucester health authority appears to wish to close the Berkeley and Tetbury community hospitals in my constituency? Such a debate would give me the opportunity to observe that it is the Gloucester health authority that is in need of deep-cut surgery and not community hospitals in...

Orders of the Day — Water Bill (7 Dec 1988)

Mr Roger Knapman: The Opposition Front Bench spokesman, the hon. Member for Copeland (Dr. Cunningham) and the hon. Member for Wakefield (Mr. Hinchliffe) have both said that the Bill is about Tory dogma. Fortunately we have also heard something about Labour dogma. Public control might have something to do with it, but we are not too sure any more about public ownership. We have learned enough about Labour...

Orders of the Day — Water Bill (7 Dec 1988)

Mr Roger Knapman: No. I shall not give way, because we are restricted to 10 minutes. I do not believe that we have enough privatisation. We have had a long string of successful privatisation issues, including, of course, the much-quoted Jaguar. If more privatisation had taken place earlier we would not just be talking about Jaguar Cars plc, but MG Cars plc also. The objections to the Bill might be summarised...


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