Results 41–60 of 634 for speaker:Mr Roger Knapman

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Workers' Representation (7 Feb 1995)

Mr Roger Knapman: When my hon. Friend meets the TUC, will he mention the subject of Mercedes-Benz, which may well wish to move its manufacturing plants to this country because of the high cost of the social chapter? Given that the TUC seems to believe in the social chapter, is it perhaps left in something of a dilemma?

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Tenancies Bill [Lords] (6 Feb 1995)

Mr Roger Knapman: The hospitality at the Smithfield show was generous, and I am prepared to accept that the figure may have been two or three rather than nil. I concede that I may have lost some of the argument.

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Tenancies Bill [Lords] (6 Feb 1995)

Mr Roger Knapman: It worries me greatly that the Government have the support of the Liberal Democrats on the Bill. However, I find the news release from the hon. Member for Edinburgh, East (Dr. Strang) far more predictable. It says that it is not for use before Monday 6 February 1996; when one has read it, one wants to change the year to 9996. The hon. Member for Edinburgh, East sees this as an issue of...

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Tenancies Bill [Lords] (6 Feb 1995)

Mr Roger Knapman: Bearing in mind the fact that, first, I have credited the quotation to the wrong person and, secondly, I am not certain that I have the quotation correct, I think it is incumbent on my hon. Friend to set it right at an appropriate time. The recent announcement by my right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor about inheritance tax on let land will ensure that the Bill is more effective. I...

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Tenancies Bill [Lords] (6 Feb 1995)

Mr Roger Knapman: I have not given another quotation in recent minutes, but I am happy to give way to my hon. Friend.

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Tenancies Bill [Lords] (6 Feb 1995)

Mr Roger Knapman: I agree with my hon. Friend that most landlords go through that stage of thinking. It is only when they have the privilege of meeting several different managers—some better than others—that they go off the idea. Theoretically, Iand in hand should show a better return than tenanted land. I believe that landowners—and the Church Commissioners—want to continue with the traditional...

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Tenancies Bill [Lords] (6 Feb 1995)

Mr Roger Knapman: The horse can do many things, but I agree that it cannot sign anything. However, perhaps my hon. Friend will satisfy even me on that point in due course. The popularity of litigation linked to the 1948 Act was second only to divorce at the time. Most cases revolved around what was a short let and an agricultural tenancy. There was a great deal at stake, which is why we were relieved when...

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Tenancies Bill [Lords] (6 Feb 1995)

Mr Roger Knapman: My hon. Friend is entirely right, which is why I mentioned the number of court cases to determine whether there was a grazing let or a full-blown tenancy. The financial rewards of winning a case that decided an agricultural tenancy were huge. One understands why so many people were tempted to suggest that they had a tenancy. It was an artificial form of legislation in the first place, and I...

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Tenancies Bill [Lords] (6 Feb 1995)

Mr Roger Knapman: That is all well and good. One of the replies to a survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors read: We consider that if the present proposals for new farm business tenancies go through unaltered, then no landlord could be advised to let a farm to a tenant under any circumstances". It continues: The reason is quite simple. It is proposed that a farm business tenant may carry out...

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Tenancies Bill [Lords] (6 Feb 1995)

Mr Roger Knapman: indicated assent.

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Tenancies Bill [Lords] (6 Feb 1995)

Mr Roger Knapman: In view of what the hon. Gentleman has been saying, why does he think that the Tenant Farmers Association supports the Bill's principles?

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Tenancies Bill [Lords] (6 Feb 1995)

Mr Roger Knapman: Will my right hon. Friend give way?

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Tenancies Bill [Lords] (6 Feb 1995)

Mr Roger Knapman: I thank my right hon. Friend, who will be aware of the speech made by the hon. Member for Edinburgh, East (Dr. Strang) during the 1976 debate, when he said that the Conservative party, by tradition, represents the landowners and the Labour party, by tradition, the farmers. However, in the case of the Bill, the National Farmers Union, the Small Farmers' Association and all the rest support the...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance (1 Feb 1995)

Mr Roger Knapman: The hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras (Mr. Dobson) spent almost an hour telling us that Conservative councils—Westminster and others—had been favoured at the expense of others. Now the hon. Gentleman is saying that Conservative councils are, as he would have it, in trouble in the same way. Both cannot be right, can they?

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance (1 Feb 1995)

Mr Roger Knapman: rose—

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Animal Exports (26 Jan 1995)

Mr Roger Knapman: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the best scenario for calves is for them to be slaughtered in British abattoirs, thereby increasing employment prospects and adding value? The worst scenario would be an immediate and unilateral ban because that would reduce the price of small Holstein calves to nil and they would be knocked on the head straight after birth.

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (1 Dec 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: Is my right hon. Friend aware that no Labour Government have ever left office with a smaller number of unemployed people than when they came to office? Would he not be more inclined to take advice from the Opposition if there were such an Administration, or is that most unlikely?

Business of the House (1 Dec 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: May we have an early debate on the subject of far eastern countries, bearing in mind the fact that last night's Budget response by the shadow Chancellor—or should it be a party political broadcast?—suggested that Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan have faster-growing economies than our own? Would that enable us to express a view about whether the success of those countries is due largely to...

Local Government Finance (1 Dec 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: I congratulate my right hon. Friend and his team on that statement, and I also congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Gloucester (Mr. French). I am all for prudent public expenditure, except in Gloucestershire. I wonder whether my right hon. Friend will take on board my annual plea to reconsider the area cost adjustments element of the SSA, bearing in mind the fact that there should be...

Business of the House (24 Nov 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: Could we have an early debate on the subject of social services, bearing in mind that certain shire counties, including Gloucestershire, have been badly served by a change in the funding formula? It is rather difficult to explain to our constituents why help is being withdrawn at a time when we are about to devote billions, seemingly uncounted, to extend Italian motorway systems.


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