Results 61–80 of 634 for speaker:Mr Roger Knapman

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Books and Equipment (1 Nov 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what has been the change in spending on books and equipment for schools since 1979.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Books and Equipment (1 Nov 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that encouraging reply. Will he compare the spending of Gloucestershire with that of the remainder of the country? Might any special additional funding be made available for the provision of books and equipment?

Orders of the Day — Disabled People (Consultation) (15 Jul 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: Does my right hon. Friend agree that his statement successfully balances the special needs of disabled people with the reasonable ability of a Government to pay, unlike the past rhetoric of Opposition Members?

Orders of the Day — Merchant Shipping (Salvage and Pollution) Bill: Clause 1 (15 Jul 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: I agree with all that my hon. Friend the Member for Beckenham (Mr. Merchant) has said. I have looked at the speech of the noble Lord Donaldson, as well as at the offerings from my hon. Friend the Member for St. Ives (Mr. Harris), and I congratulate them both on the way in which they have brought forward the Bill. When someone as learned as the noble Lord says that he is proposing a small...

Points of Order (14 Jul 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I have given notice of this point of order to the hon. Member for Neath (Mr. Hain). Sadly, as you know, Madam Speaker, the hon. Gentleman cannot be present. You will recall, Madam Speaker—who could forget?—the speech by the hon. Member for Neath last night. I draw attention to column 1124 of Hansard, where you, Madam Speaker, said: The hon. Member for...

Orders of the Day — European Union (Accessions) Bill: Clarification (13 Jul 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: Is my hon. Friend aware of the sheer scale of this? The EU proposes to provide 200 million ecu in the first year for Norway alone. It is estimated that the cost of agricultural support is 2 billion ecu. Where is that extra 1.8 billion ecu to be found?

Orders of the Day — Members' Interests (13 Jul 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: rose—

Orders of the Day — Members' Interests (13 Jul 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Half the hon. Gentleman's speech seems to have suggested that we have received preferential treatment and the other half that we have lost £22 million. Is it possible that the hon. Gentleman is not making any sense at all?

Orders of the Day — European Union (Accessions) Bill (11 Jul 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: As Front-Bench spokesmen are inclined to say, I think that we have had a good debate. We heard my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary saying that he is winning his arguments in Europe—I am not sure whether he also said, "again". We also heard my right hon. Friend the Member for Shropshire, North (Mr. Biffen) saying that we are all speaking as sceptics. That made me very happy, until I...

Orders of the Day — European Union (Accessions) Bill (11 Jul 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: The right hon. Gentleman sets great store by those referendums. Last year we were not allowed a referendum because, we were told, it would weaken our system of parliamentary democracy. Has the right hon. Gentleman any evidence that parliamentary democracy has been weakened in Denmark, Norway or other countries that have held referendums?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Notifiable Diseases (24 May 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: My hon. Friend will be aware of the real concern and anxiety that exist in Gloucestershire, especially in my constituency. My hon. Friends and I met the chairman and the chief executive of the local national health service trust recently and they are doing all that they can. Will my hon. Friend assure the House that the Department of Health will do its very best to try to find a cure to this...

Orders of the Day — Chiropractors Bill: The Registrar of Chiropractors (6 May 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: Earlier comments show that all Conservative Members are pleased to see in his place the Minister of State with responsibility for disabled people. In 1979, no such post existed and the budget for disabled people has risen from £1 billion to roughly 10 times as much. So we need no lectures from Opposition Members about looking after disabled people. Over the past few months, I have had the...

Orders of the Day — Chiropractors Bill: The Registrar of Chiropractors (6 May 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: I shall try not to add to your burdens, Mr. Deputy Speaker. This is an important Bill. All those who have spoken have had back problems at some stage. I spent the last election campaign flat on my back in Frenchay hospital with muscle spasms in the back, which is extremely painful. My agent was unkind enough to suggest that my majority went up due to that fact. However, I was grateful for...

Orders of the Day — Chiropractors Bill: The Registrar of Chiropractors (6 May 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: I thought that I said that I was merely sorry that new clause 2 had not been called today, but I shall not continue on that subject. I think that I am entitled to ask whether the Government intend to allow the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to appoint someone to the committees. If there are animal chiropractors, surely the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons should be given the same...

Orders of the Day — Chiropractors Bill: The Registrar of Chiropractors (6 May 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: I have already said that I have no intention of speaking for any great length of time. Bearing in mind that, for some minutes when I started speaking, the monitor showed the wrong name, I am the last person to be accused of seeking to detain the House unnecessarily. With one possible exception in relation to a specific Bill, I have never tried to delay the House for any great period. I am...

Orders of the Day — Chiropractors Bill: The Registrar of Chiropractors (6 May 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: It seems that when Liberal Democrat Members support a Bill, they no longer express their support in the House of Commons, but issue press releases to the Rochdale and Heywood Express stating that they support everything.

Orders of the Day — Chiropractors Bill: The Registrar of Chiropractors (6 May 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: If the hon. Lady had been in her place earlier, she would have heard me explain that the rest of us also serve on Committees. I hope that my hon. Friend the Minister will consider what I have said and respond.

Orders of the Day — Chiropractors Bill: The Registrar of Chiropractors (6 May 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: Will my hon. Friend consider the point that the hon. and learned Member for Montgomery (Mr. Carlile) has already made points of order and interventions, and has taken up far more of the House's time than has any other hon. Member present? With respect, that is not in any way unusual—[Interruption.]

Orders of the Day — Chiropractors Bill: The Registrar of Chiropractors (6 May 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: Will my hon. Friend expand a little on why the Privy Council should select members instead of the Secretary of State, who could be questioned in this place?

Orders of the Day — Chiropractors Bill: Death of a Chiropractor (6 May 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: My hon. Friend will be aware that the Bill would set up quite a bureaucracy, with a large council of 19 members to look after 900 people. Will my hon. Friend comment on the fact that the new clause would place obligations and, presumably, costs on the registrar of births and deaths?


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