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Results 1–20 of 1593 for speaker:Mr David Knox

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Secondary Education (5 Mar 1997)

Mr David Knox: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was spent per pupil in secondary schools in Scotland in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what was the figure in 1978–79, at constant prices. [17325]

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Secondary Education (5 Mar 1997)

Mr David Knox: Is my hon. Friend satisfied that that impressive increase in expenditure per secondary school pupil in Scotland has been reflected in improvements in the quality of education provided to them?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Regional Development (19 Feb 1997)

Mr David Knox: To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the value of grants allocated to recipients in England from the European regional development fund since its inception. [15042]

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Regional Development (19 Feb 1997)

Mr David Knox: Does my right hon. Friend agree that those are considerable sums? Does he further agree that they play an important part in strengthening the British economy? Are the British people fully aware of the size of those grants and, if not, what steps is he taking to publicise them?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: European Union (12 Feb 1997)

Mr David Knox: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about Britain's relations with the other countries in the European Union. [13969]

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: European Union (12 Feb 1997)

Mr David Knox: Does my right hon. Friend believe that relations with other European Union countries would be improved if their foreign Ministers came to this country to explain, over the heads of the Government, their view of the future of the European Union?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: Primary School Funding (Staffordshire) (29 Jan 1997)

Mr David Knox: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how much was spent per primary school pupil in Staffordshire in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what the figure was in 1978–79, at constant prices. [11734]

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: Primary School Funding (Staffordshire) (29 Jan 1997)

Mr David Knox: Will my hon. Friend confirm that, although expenditure per primary school pupil in Staffordshire is lower than the national average, there has nevertheless been a very significant increase in expenditure under this Government, whereas there was a real-terms reduction in expenditure under the last Labour Government?

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Occupational Pensions (28 Jan 1997)

Mr David Knox: To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what proportion of those retiring now are in receipt of occupational pensions; and what he estimates the proportion will be in 10 years' time. [11374]

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Occupational Pensions (28 Jan 1997)

Mr David Knox: Does my hon. Friend agree that adequate occupational pensions have done a great deal to ease poverty and anxiety among retired people and that further extension of them is essential if retired people are to live fuller and more satisfying lives?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Members of Parliament (23 Jan 1997)

Mr David Knox: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the number of hon. Members. [10550]

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Members of Parliament (23 Jan 1997)

Mr David Knox: After the general election, there will be 34 more Members of Parliament than there were when I was first elected to the House almost 27 years ago. Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that the time has come at least to stabilise the number of Members of Parliament or, preferably, to start to reduce the number?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Manufacturing Industry (22 Jan 1997)

Mr David Knox: To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he next expects to meet the President of the Confederation of British Industry to discuss the manufacturing sector. [10601]

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Manufacturing Industry (22 Jan 1997)

Mr David Knox: Does my right hon. Friend agree that reasonably stable exchange rates are particularly important for the manufacturing sector? Is he concerned about the effects of the recent rise in the value of the pound on manufacturing industry?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Intergovernmental Conference (15 Jan 1997)

Mr David Knox: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on progress in the intergovernmental conference. [9242]

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Intergovernmental Conference (15 Jan 1997)

Mr David Knox: Does my hon. Friend think that the antics of the so-called Euro-sceptics and their friends in the Murdoch and Black press strengthen or weaken his hand in the negotiations at the IGC?

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Civil Servants (Numbers) (9 Dec 1996)

Mr David Knox: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many civil servants were employed by the Government and by Government agencies at the latest available date; and what was the figure in May 1979. [6501]

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Civil Servants (Numbers) (9 Dec 1996)

Mr David Knox: That is a very creditable achievement. Is my hon. Friend satisfied that there has been no deterioration in the service as a result of those reductions?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: European Union (27 Nov 1996)

Mr David Knox: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he proposes to have discussions with his European Union partners concerning the strengthening of intergovernmental cooperation on foreign policy. [4585]

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: European Union (27 Nov 1996)

Mr David Knox: Have any particular areas been identified in which European Union collective co-operation might be helpful in the next few months?


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