Results 1–20 of 484 for speaker:Mr Tom Arnold

Prayers: Private Finance Initiative (26 Jun 1996)

Mr Tom Arnold: I am grateful for the opportunity to debate the sixth report of the Treasury Committee on the private finance initiative. Let me begin by thanking my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury for his recently published response. I welcome the fact that he has taken a number of the points that we raised very much to heart. It may be for the convenience of the House if I briefly...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Turks and Caicos Islands ( 3 Apr 1996)

Mr Tom Arnold: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a further statement about the governance of the Turks and Caicos Islands. [22625]

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Turks and Caicos Islands ( 3 Apr 1996)

Mr Tom Arnold: I declare a registered interest. Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that a triangular administration involving London, a regional secretariat in Barbados and Grand Turk is a trifle excessive for a population of 14,000? Would not a lighter touch be more appropriate?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Forestry (27 Mar 1996)

Mr Tom Arnold: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about the new framework document for forestry policy. [21322]

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Forestry (27 Mar 1996)

Mr Tom Arnold: Will my hon. Friend confirm that the removal of tax reliefs and their replacement by a variety of grants has had the beneficial effect of removing the stigma of a tax haven and encouraged the implementation of new planting techniques?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Heritage: National Stadium (Manchester) ( 4 Mar 1996)

Mr Tom Arnold: To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what discussions she has had with the Sports Council about the siting of a major national stadium in Manchester. [16361]

Oral Answers to Questions — National Heritage: National Stadium (Manchester) ( 4 Mar 1996)

Mr Tom Arnold: Will my hon. Friend confirm that Manchester city council is working hard to improve the chances of the Manchester bid being successful by attending to the traffic and public transport implications? Is he aware that those of us who represent constituencies in the nine other boroughs of the county of Greater Manchester would like to be confident on that point?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Forestry Policy (31 Jan 1996)

Mr Tom Arnold: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about forestry policy. [10790]

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Forestry Policy (31 Jan 1996)

Mr Tom Arnold: Has the framework document for the new forest enterprise agency been agreed, and is there a problem with defining the specific rate of return that the agency will be expected to achieve?

Vote on Account, 1996-97: Financial Services Regulation (14 Dec 1995)

Mr Tom Arnold: The Treasury and Civil Service Select Committee is most grateful for the opportunity to debate the regulation of financial services in the United Kingdom. It goes almost without saying that the growth of financial services in our country in recent years has assumed an importance that none of us could have foreseen. The reputation of the City of London—indeed, the reputation of our...

Vote on Account, 1996-97: Financial Services Regulation (14 Dec 1995)

Mr Tom Arnold: I shall have something to say about criminals later. I sympathise with what my hon. Friend says. It is important to note that Mr. Andrew Large, for example, of the Securities and Investments Board recently said that he would be in favour of moving, when and where possible, towards reducing bureaucracy and form filling, provided that greater transparency and disclosure by the firms with which...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation ( 5 Dec 1995)

Mr Tom Arnold: It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Mr. Beith). When he was a member of the Treasury Select Committee we had a very good understanding. I was amused, therefore, by what he had to say about the Liberal Democrats' policy on roads, saying that they welcomed the Government's decision to cut the roads programme. But that is not what the Liberal Democrats...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Peace Process (26 Oct 1995)

Mr Tom Arnold: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement about the peace process in Northern Ireland. [36903]

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Peace Process (26 Oct 1995)

Mr Tom Arnold: Will my right hon. and learned Friend now take further steps to reassure the Unionist parties of the integrity of the Government's intentions?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Forestry Review (18 Oct 1995)

Mr Tom Arnold: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next expects to meet the Forestry Commissioners to discuss the implementation of the forestry review. [36042]

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Forestry Review (18 Oct 1995)

Mr Tom Arnold: What success is my hon. Friend having towards ensuring that there is adequate public access whenever woodland is sold by the Forestry Commissioners?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Nursery Education (17 Oct 1995)

Mr Tom Arnold: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will make a further statement about her plans for the expansion of nursery education. [35992]

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Nursery Education (17 Oct 1995)

Mr Tom Arnold: Will my hon. Friend confirm that when he has completed his consultation exercise on quality assurance he will promote a policy of good education, good quality and good value for money?

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Magistrates (16 Oct 1995)

Mr Tom Arnold: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment he has made of whether an adequate number of people are applying to become magistrates in the Duchy. [35883]

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Magistrates (16 Oct 1995)

Mr Tom Arnold: I welcome my right hon. Friend to his first Duchy questions. Will he confirm that it is his policy to ensure that successful applicants are drawn from a wider cross-section of the community? Is he aware that there is sometimes a problem in that regard?


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