Results 1–20 of 621 for speaker:Mr Michael Shaw

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowance (19 Dec 1991)

Mr Michael Shaw: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make it his policy to include environmental protection features to the hill livestock compensatory allowance scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowance (19 Dec 1991)

Mr Michael Shaw: Why are the North York moors not included in the 12 proposed environmentally sensitive areas?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Fishing Industry (21 Nov 1991)

Mr Michael Shaw: Is my hon. Friend aware that according to the salmon net fisheries report, administrative convenience is by no means an adequate reason for phasing out the north-east drift-net fishermen, whose trade has been pursued for many generations on that part of the coast?

Business of the House (20 Jun 1991)

Mr Michael Shaw: Will my right hon. Friend seriously consider providing time next week for the Government to explain to the House and to the country why they are not already carrying out the priority proposals being put forward by the Labour party? Could it be that those proposals would cost a further £35 billion?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Scottish Fishermen's Federation (20 Jun 1991)

Mr Michael Shaw: Does my right hon. Friend accept that the fishermen in my constituency are always in favour of genuine conservation measures, but they have expressed to me on many occasions their concern that he should protect the interests of all United Kingdom fishermen and not just a section of them?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Fish Conservation (9 May 1991)

Mr Michael Shaw: Is my hon. Friend aware that fishermen in my constituency fully realise the need for conservation, but that, at the same time, they demand fairness in the enforcement of the restrictions on gear and quotas throughout the United Kingdom?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (9 May 1991)

Mr Michael Shaw: If public spending is to be paid for in the future by increases in our economy, in the opinion of my right hon. Friend do policies of increased taxation, increases in quangos and Ministries and a minimum wage level make a sensible policy to increase such a demand?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Food Prices (21 Mar 1991)

Mr Michael Shaw: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the increase in the price of food to consumers as measured against the retail prices index since 1979.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Food Prices (21 Mar 1991)

Mr Michael Shaw: I thank my hon. Friend for that reply. Does he agree that that success story owes much to the efforts of British agriculture? Should we not also realise, however, that those efforts demand a fair return for farmers who put both work and capital into their enterprises to bring about that success?

Fishing Industry (14 Feb 1991)

Mr Michael Shaw: rose—

Fishing Industry (14 Feb 1991)

Mr Michael Shaw: I am delighted to have an opportunity to speak in this short debate. Not long ago, we had another short debate on the fishing industry. I hope that the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Wallace), whom I congratulate on tabling the motion, even though I cannot support him, will achieve his ambition of a full day's debate in which we can discuss the whole scene affecting the fishing...

Fishing Industry (14 Feb 1991)

Mr Michael Shaw: Yes, and I am sure that the Minister would agree. But it was not his decision in the first place—[Interuption.] It was a decision of the Community. There had to be an agreement in the end. The Minister did his best to lessen the impact of the rule. From the agreement, unsatisfactory though it was, we achieved the opt-out provision afterwards. I believe that we achieved the best deal we...

Fishing Industry (14 Feb 1991)

Mr Michael Shaw: I hope that there will be such a debate very shortly, when we will be able to debate other matters. The Minister has already given us an assurance that he will continue to negotiate, and that the negotiations will include new and constructive ideas. In the end, what we need to discuss, and what I hope to discuss for a few moments tonight, is the need for conservation.

Fishing Industry (14 Feb 1991)

Mr Michael Shaw: The last point that I made was very close to the one that the Minister has just made. Why should my fishermen welcome the change? Undoubtedly, the increased mesh size will make fishing more difficult. That is understood by everybody, including the fishermen. However, it will allow boats to go to sea at times judged by the fishermen to be suitable. For all the reasons that I gave the last...

Estimates Day: Fisheries (13 Dec 1990)

Mr Michael Shaw: I entirely agree with the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan (Mr. Salmond) that hon. Members who represent fishing ports strongly support their fishermen, who play an important part in their constituencies. Time is running short, so I shall be brief. Happily, my right hon. Friend the Member for Kincardine and Deeside (Mr. Buchanan-Smith) is back with us for the debate. I well remember when he...

Estimates Day: Fisheries (13 Dec 1990)

Mr Michael Shaw: I was a member of the Public Accounts Committee which examined this matter. As I said in the previous fisheries debate, the report stated: We note that member states were given options as to how the EC scheme for decommissioning grants should be applied but MAFF chose to introduce a regulatory approach with provision for the automatic payment of flat rate grants. Surely we should be thinking...

Fisheries and Aquaculture (15 Nov 1990)

Mr Michael Shaw: I welcome this short, but none the less valuable, debate. The constructive way in which it has been conducted augurs well for future debates of this kind. When we first reached agreement in the European Community on fishing in the North sea, there was far from a community of agreement in the debates. Yet at the time I thought that the agreement reached by my right hon. Friends in the Ministry...

Fisheries and Aquaculture (15 Nov 1990)

Mr Michael Shaw: In modern terms the scheme did not reach areas that were in need of decommissioning grants. That is the point that I wished to make. It is felt strongly by my fishermen. I am not yet completely satisfied that a scheme can be devised, but on reading again the strictures that we made in 1987–88 I realised that we disclosed that there were other ways of doing it. All that I ask of my hon....

Fisheries and Aquaculture (15 Nov 1990)

Mr Michael Shaw: I understand that we have to make a contribution. However, under the Fontainebleau arrangement, is not there a kick-back by way of taxation benefiting the Treasury which would largely alleviate this?

Public Accounts (18 Oct 1990)

Mr Michael Shaw: As always on these occasions it gives me great pleasure to acknowledge, in common with the entire Committee, the tremendous work done by our Chairman, the right hon. Member for Ashton-under-Lyne (Mr. Sheldon). Normally on these occasions we refer to one another as honourable friends to demonstrate the unanimity about which my right hon. Friend has rightly spoken. At the outset, the right...


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