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Results 81–100 of 634 for speaker:Mr Roger Knapman

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Argentina (4 May 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress is being made towards normalising relations with Argentina.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Argentina (4 May 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: Does my right hon. Friend accept that historically Great Britain and Argentina have been firm friends and substantial trading partners? I am glad to hear that my right hon. Friend is doing all that he can to encourage that relationship, but what effect is the continuing claim by the Argentines to sovereignty over the Falkland Islands having on that relationship?

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Mr. Anthony Alliss (25 Apr 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: To ask the Attorney-General if he will make a statement on the case of the late Mr. Anthony Alliss.

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Mr. Anthony Alliss (25 Apr 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: I appreciate that my hon. and learned Friend cannot comment in detail on individual cases, but he will understand that, in this particular case, we have a body, an unfinished case and therefore no conviction. In the light of those circumstances, one must understand the feelings of the family involved. Will my hon. and learned Friend please try to ensure, however, that those circumstances do...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Mar 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his robust stance to date on qualified majority voting. Does he agree that it will be in the best interests of both the country and the party if that robust stance is maintained?

Orders of the Day — Water (Domestic Disconnections) Bill (25 Feb 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: What sanction would the hon. Lady suggest for those who will not pay, although they can afford to do so?

Orders of the Day — Water (Domestic Disconnections) Bill (25 Feb 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: I congratulate the right hon. Member for Salford, East (Mr. Orme) on the way in which he introduced the Bill. I fear that, from that point, we must diverge slightly because I consider that, although the Bill is well meaning, it is somewhat impractical. I have read the Bill with some care and I am tempted to think that I understand it. Thankfully, in any case, we are provided with what I...

Orders of the Day — Water (Domestic Disconnections) Bill (25 Feb 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: I am flattered to have a choice on a Friday. If my hon. Friend the Member for Bristol, North-West (Mr. Stern) will allow me, I shall give way first to the hon. Member for Dundee, East (Mr. McAllion) who is, like me, a member of the Committee considering the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill.

Orders of the Day — Water (Domestic Disconnections) Bill (25 Feb 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: I have no doubt that we shall discuss the position in Scotland at some length in the near future. The water supply system in Scotland currently requires £5 billion of new expenditure. One could argue that the figure might be slightly lower if everybody there paid their bills. We should look at the proportion of unpaid money there rather than just at whether it is legal to disconnect. Some...

Orders of the Day — Water (Domestic Disconnections) Bill (25 Feb 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: I accept the argument of the right hon. Member for Salford, East that water and sewerage services are uniquely needed in particular households. However, the way forward is not to introduce a Bill that makes the position of companies impossible, but to ensure that the poacher-gamekeeper relationship established in the Water Act 1989 is effective and up to date. I am grateful to my hon. Friend...

Orders of the Day — Water (Domestic Disconnections) Bill (25 Feb 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: I can understand why the right hon. Gentleman does not wish to fight old battles that he has lost. I must say, however, that he does not approve of Southern Water for cutting people off and Wessex Water because they have a prepayment scheme. That came out quite clearly in his speech. Anything that the companies do is, according to the Bill and the right hon. Gentleman, patently wrong. I see...

Orders of the Day — Water (Domestic Disconnections) Bill (25 Feb 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: What I was trying to say was that it was a matter for Ofwat and the companies—in some cases, for Ofwat as regulator to direct the companies. I am not saying that they should always be in agreement. It is patently clear that, frequently, they have not been. I do not shed many tears when I hear the companies screaming that Ofwat has been unfair to them. They have substantial resources. It is...

Orders of the Day — Water (Domestic Disconnections) Bill (25 Feb 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: I do not agree. That is precisely why Ofwat and the companies have agreed a very detailed procedure and why demands for payment continue for a full six months before the cases described by the right hon. Gentleman can arise. There are six months of negotiation about the bills involved. Like my hon. Friend the Member for Bristol, North-West, I consider that a reasonable period in which to...

Orders of the Day — Water (Domestic Disconnections) Bill (25 Feb 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: Has the hon. Lady any evidence that, in those circumstances, any company has failed to comply with requests from the Department of Social Security for specified customers not to be disconnected? If so, she may include that evidence in her own speech—if she catches your eye, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I suspect that, if the right hon. Member for Salford, East had had any such evidence, he would...

Orders of the Day — Water (Domestic Disconnections) Bill (25 Feb 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: My hon. Friend is exactly right. Despite the denial issued by the right hon. Member for Salford, East, that is what the debate and the Bill are all about—sheer hatred of private profit-making companies. The Opposition have not got over that and I suspect that some of them never will.

Orders of the Day — Water (Domestic Disconnections) Bill (25 Feb 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: I would not dream of writing my hon. Friend's speech for her; but I know that she, like me, supports the privatisation of the industry. What we seek is fair and substantial regulation of it, because it provides a vital commodity: on that we can agree. I look forward to hearing what my hon. Friend has to say—and she will say it soon, provided that I do not give way too many more times. This...

Orders of the Day — Malaysia (Contracts) (25 Feb 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: If the allegations made in the British press, especially in the Sunday press, have any substance, should not such evidence be made available straight away? If there is no such evidence, should not the press apologise to the Malaysian Government?

British Steel (16 Feb 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: What guarantee will my right hon. Friend give that, if the fines are confirmed and British Steel meets its fine as a private limited company, in Italy the fine will not be paid by a further subsidy from the Italian Government? After all, £28 million is a lot of money. It would keep 28 Members of the European Parliament going for a full working year.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Rent-to-mortgage Scheme (16 Feb 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what uptake he expects of the rent-to-mortgage scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Rent-to-mortgage Scheme (16 Feb 1994)

Mr Roger Knapman: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for his considered reply. Does not the success of the scheme depend on the level of interest shown in it? Had the Opposition parties been in power, what level of interest would there have been?


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