Results 41–60 of 395 for speaker:Mr Irvine Patnick

Windfall Tax (21 Nov 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: The right hon. Gentleman has a copy of that letter£unless he has not had time to read it.

Windfall Tax (21 Nov 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: My right hon. Friend will have received a letter, as will the Leader of the Opposition, from Yorkshire Electricity, pointing out that, before privatisation, it paid £41 million in tax, and that it now pays £90 million in tax. It has pointed out that its prices have been reduced in real terms by 25 per cent. It has also pointed out the effect of a windfall tax on jobs, investment and prices....

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Set-aside (Charity Events) (21 Nov 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress he has made in respect of changing the EU rules which prohibit charity events on set-aside land. [3724]

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Set-aside (Charity Events) (21 Nov 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Is my hon. Friend aware that the prohibition is one more reason why the public in the United Kingdom are beginning to dislike the European Union? This is nonsenseland. Can my hon. Friend assure me that he will progress the revision of the common agricultural policy as soon as possible?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: NHS (Scotland) (20 Nov 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Does my right hon. Friend prefer the Prime Minister's statement that he will increase national health spending above the rate of inflation year on year to the way in which the Opposition parties would plunder the funds to pay for their excesses, with more councillors and more of the things that they deem to be needed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Standard Spending Assessment (19 Nov 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: My hon. Friend will, like me, be an avid reader of the Local Government Chronicle. Does he remember the 5 January 1996 article in which the hon. Member for North-West Durham (Ms Armstrong) was quoted as saying that she does not promise to change the present system? Is not it an indictment that Labour is out of ideas and policy and is prepared to keep the existing system as it is?

Road Transport (14 Nov 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I am grateful for the opportunity to debate the development of road transport. Hardly a day goes by or a newspaper is read without there being some comment on the development of road transport, be it on emission control, alternative forms of transport, the effect on jobs, petrol pricing, new technology, road manners, new road schemes, bypasses or one of many other associated matters....

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Criminal Convictions (7 Nov 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Some of those offences will be knife offences. As my right hon. and learned Friend is aware, I contacted the umbrella organisations for the industry in Sheffield to ensure that none of the manufacturers were disadvantaged. I sent him some of the work done by the Cutlery and Allied Trades Research Association. Has that been taken into consideration when framing any proposed legislation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Patient Treatments (5 Nov 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I have made my right hon. Friend aware of the day case centre at the Royal Hallamshire hospital in Sheffield. Are not the staff to be congratulated on the way in which the unit functions? If that unit were copied throughout the country, would that not reduce waiting lists and waiting times? Will the Secretary of State take an opportunity to visit the unit and see how its wonderful facilities...

Prayers: Sports Academy (30 Oct 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I thank the hon. Member for Vauxhall (Miss Hoey) for that courtesy: I appreciate it. My hon. Friend the Member for Falmouth and Camborne (Mr. Coe), who was in the Chamber a moment ago, has done a lot for sport. I want to put down a marker on behalf of Sheffield—the city in which I was born, where I live and work, and which I represent. It has not had the difficulty to which the hon. Lady...

Estimates, 1996–97: Local Authorities (Government Guidance) (18 Jul 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I have enjoyed sitting again on the Front Bench for nearly four hours but I had forgotten how uncomfortable the Benches are. I am grateful for the opportunity to debate Government guidance to local authorities on their responsibilities. If asked what a local authority does, or should do, most people could reel off a list as long as their arm, and I am no exception. Even with the constraints...

Class VI, Vote 1: Housing Need (18 Jul 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: indicated dissent.

Class VI, Vote 1: Housing Need (18 Jul 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I join the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish (Mr. Bennett) in his tributes to the people he mentioned. I know that he is a modest person, but if he will permit me, I should like to pay tribute to him. He rules our proceedings in Committee in a fair and frank manner. I do not intend, however, to follow his remarks. I want to travel a different route, but I hope that we reach the same...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Beef Ban (18 Jul 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Will my right hon. and learned Friend join me in urging McDonald's to return to using British beef as soon as possible? I do not have an interest in this regard, but I think that it is about time that it started flying the flag.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Governance (15 Jul 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the Opposition's policy for a Welsh Assembly would spell economic ruin for Wales?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (9 Jul 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: As my right hon. Friend will be aware, in Sheffield yesterday a Yorkshire and Humberside regional assembly was set up. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the role of councils is to look after local interests and not to set up offices in Brussels or create regional assemblies?

Business of the House (4 Jul 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Will my right hon. Friend allow a debate next week on local authority powers—bearing in mind the fact that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment is sitting beside him—so that we can examine what they are? This request arises because Yorkshire and Humberside's regional assembly, which is composed of all the councils in the area, is levying funds and taking over...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Challenge Funding (2 Jul 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: As my right hon. Friend will be aware, Sheffield city council made two successful bids in city challenge amounting to £74 million. That is to be commended, as it has brought in £140 million from external funding, including £90 million from the private sector. Some of that money will be used to improve property and assist with training and business start-ups. Is it not the way forward?...

University Funding (Yorkshire) (15 May 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: As my hon. Friend is more than aware, it was after a meeting with the vice-chancellor of the university of Sheffield when I heard of his concerns that I facilitated a meeting with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, at which my hon. Friend was present. Have any further meetings taken place on that, and is anything being done to allay the fears that the...

Fishery Limits (Amendment): Westminster City Council (14 May 1996)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?


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