Results 621–634 of 634 for speaker:Mr Roger Knapman

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Financial Advice Services (9 Mar 1988)

Mr Roger Knapman: Is the Minister satisfied that the Government are doing enough to control extortionate credit demands?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (23 Feb 1988)

Mr Roger Knapman: Does my right hon. Friend agree that vast sums of public money have been given to the Rover car company and that further sums of money should not be given to that company to fund excessive pay demands?

Rural Development (19 Feb 1988)

Mr Roger Knapman: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Cambridgeshire, North-East (Mr. Moss) on initiating the debate and on his splendid contribution to it. I endorse and, possibly, reinforce his call for housing association activities to be extended to rural areas. I take on board his points about the green belt. The green belt is fine enough, but it tends to put extra pressure on areas just outside...

Self-Employment (15 Feb 1988)

Mr Roger Knapman: As the richness of an area lies in the energy of its people, I am truly a lucky man to represent Stroud. Within the towns and valleys of that part of Gloucestershire there is a great diversity of interests and enterprises that readily adapt to ever-changing markets. When my hon. Friend the Minister has finished reading the Glasgow Herald, he may care to look at the business section of The...

Orders of the Day — Employment Bill: Requirement of Postal Ballot for Certain Ballots and Elections (10 Feb 1988)

Mr Roger Knapman: Like the hon. Member for Nottingham, North (Mr. Allen) I am also concerned for disfranchised groups, but the clause is one of the jewels in the crown of this excellent Bill—but does it go far enough? There are still some underprivileged and potentially persecuted groups—disfranchised groups—which are urgently in need of the protection provided by the clause. One such group, admittedly...

Orders of the Day — Employment Bill: Requirement of Postal Ballot for Certain Ballots and Elections (10 Feb 1988)

Mr Roger Knapman: No. The hon. Gentleman has been begging me for months to make a contribution in the debate, and I am doing my best to intercede with the Minister on his behalf. The hon. Member for Fife, Central (Mr. McLeish) shares that distinction with NUPE.

Orders of the Day — Employment Bill: Requirement of Postal Ballot for Certain Ballots and Elections (10 Feb 1988)

Mr Roger Knapman: No. The hon. Lady has also asked me many times——

Orders of the Day — Employment Bill: Requirement of Postal Ballot for Certain Ballots and Elections (10 Feb 1988)

Mr Roger Knapman: I understand from the hon. Lady that the relationship between hon. Members and their unions is very slight, but I suggest that Conservative Members understand why they say what they say.

Farm Land and Rural Development Bill [Lords] (1 Feb 1988)

Mr Roger Knapman: I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Minister on introducing the Bill. It is a welcome initiative. I had nearly thought to say that it was a modest initiative, but I appreciate, after some 30 weeks in this place, that the word "modest" must be used with particular care. I wish to restrict my contribution to clause 2, on the woodlands, and ask my right hon. Friend the Minister to comment...

Parliamentary Sovereignty (22 Jan 1988)

Mr Roger Knapman: Why is there such a large trading deficit with EEC countries and a trading surplus with the rest of the world? Is there any particular figure at which my right hon. Friend would start to be worried about the trading pattern with EEC countries? If not £11 billion, would it be £15 billion, £20 billion or £30 billion?

Autumn Statement (14 Jan 1988)

Mr Roger Knapman: Will my hon. Friend bear in mind the remarks of the right hon. Member for Bethnal Green and Stepney (Mr. Shore), who referred to homelessness? Would it not help the plight of the homeless if certain Labour councils with 10 per cent. of their council houses empty got round to letting those houses?

Autumn Statement (14 Jan 1988)

Mr Roger Knapman: rose—

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance Bill (16 Dec 1987)

Mr Roger Knapman: I am grateful to you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to make my maiden speech during this important debate. In the course of a few minutes how does one pay tribute to my predecessor who sat for Stroud for a total of 32 years, given that I have known him for only 18 months? Sir Anthony Kershaw was one of that band of honourable and gallant Members. He had a distinguished...


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