Results 201–220 of 735 for speaker:Mr Colin Shepherd

Orders of the Day — Bophuthatswana (28 Jul 1988)

Mr Colin Shepherd: That is a good point and worth taking into account. We have said to our friends in the Falkland Islands and elsewhere, "If you wish to leave, you may go." It could easily be said, "We have nothing to do with southern Africa and the republic in the middle of South Africa, which is a creature of South Africa, so we have no view on this matter." We say that we have no view about whether parts...

Local Government Finance (Wales) (7 Jul 1988)

Mr Colin Shepherd: This is boring.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Farming Unions (7 Jul 1988)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Has my right hon. Friend discussed with the farming unions the question of livestock in respect of the set-aside proposals contained in the latest agreement? Does he agree that it is particularly important to the west of the country that the livestock sector should be kept strong, and that there should be no temptation to move the livestock centre of gravity towards the east into land that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (24 May 1988)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the SAS regiment based in Herefordshire has served this country with quiet distinction, not least for the past 13 years, during which it has been deployed in Northern Ireland? Does she agree that that success has been due largely to the anonymity with which it has worked? Does she not agree, therefore, that it is highly irresponsible for hon. Members to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Guatemala (4 May 1988)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Will my hon. Friend outline to the House the measures that Her Majesty's Government are taking to promote the survival of democracy in Guatemala?

Playground Injuries (30 Mar 1988)

Mr Colin Shepherd: When the new standard is published will the Department positively circulate it to all schools? Will district councils be positvely circulated by the Department of the Environment? Will the mechanism employed in 1978 be used again to bring the councils up to date and make certain that they are aware of the new standard?

Playground Injuries (30 Mar 1988)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Dartford (Mr. Dunn), the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education and Science, for being in his place to discuss with me the continuing flow of playground injuries to children. I have been fortunate in that my three children have passed through the age of playgrounds without incurring anything more severe than the usual bumps and...

Orders of the Day — Rare Breeds (10 Mar 1988)

Mr Colin Shepherd: rose—

Orders of the Day — Rare Breeds (10 Mar 1988)

Mr Colin Shepherd: It is enormously pleasurable to see my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in his place. He is a rare breed in the House. He is the only hon. Member with personal knowledge of the meat trade. No one can gainsay the importance of that. I am certain that he will share my feelings of nostalgia and heritage when listening to the roll call of...

Orders of the Day — Rare Breeds (10 Mar 1988)

Mr Colin Shepherd: My hon. Friend is absolutely right to say "Good heavens." I am worried by the fact that there are two trends in the countryside. On the one hand, there is the ever-increasing pressure on developing breed uniformity. I have been guilty of advocating that in another context. To witness that we only have to look at the uniformity of shape of lambs displayed for show at Smithfield market—and...

Orders of the Day — Rare Breeds (10 Mar 1988)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am delighted that my hon. Friend agrees. That co-ordination must have kept in being many outposts of rare breeding which would otherwise have been lost. It is a first-class example showing how a small contribution from many people can be harnessed to good effect for the benefit of all. I have remarked how rare breeders are not in the game for profit, and I hope that l have demonstrated...

Agriculture (15 Feb 1988)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am following my right hon. Friend's comments as carefully as I can. As sheepmeat is not yet in surplus, nor is likely to be for a while, how does this affect the sheepmeat regime and the discussions on the regime's development if we were in the very first stages of negotiation, as my right hon. Friend said last week?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Cider (11 Feb 1988)

Mr Colin Shepherd: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what he anticipates will be the yield from taxation on cider in the year 1987–88.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Cider (11 Feb 1988)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for that reply. Is he aware that since the tax heights of 1984 to 1985 tax revenue has failed to come up to expectation? Since then more than 500 jobs in the cider industry have been lost in Hereford alone and sales are stagnant across the industry despite massively increased promotional efforts. Will my right hon. Friend bear that point in mind in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Sheepmeat (4 Feb 1988)

Mr Colin Shepherd: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the current state of negotiations within the European Council of Ministers with regard to the sheepmeat regime.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Sheepmeat (4 Feb 1988)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Will my right hon. Friend accept the congratulations of all of us in the House—and, indeed, on a far wider basis—on the successful outcome of his litigation in the European Court, which will be to the benefit of the British sheep farmer? Will he seek to ensure that those farmers who lost premium will be recompensed by the Commission? In the broader context of his negotiations, will he...

Barker and Dobson plc (Takeover) (27 Jan 1988)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Dee Corporation has utilised a substantial sum of public money, certainly in my constituency, in developing a major distribution warehouse which would be part of the sell-off proposals. Since this would be redundant and part of the original proposal, would it be the Government's policy to claw back that public money? I should like to know the answer.

Ballot for Notices of Motions: Rebecca Field (18 Nov 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for coming to the House tonight to grapple with a difficult problem about which I feel strongly and which has been running on for far too long already. The problem is similar to one I raised in the House almost exactly six years ago, which involved an untoward incident which affected my then constituent, Mr. David Woodhouse, who,...

Ballot for Notices of Motions: Rebecca Field (18 Nov 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I confirm that the report made by the midwifery sister and the staff midwife have been made available to the family's legal adviser, together with a copy of the interim report made by Mr. Key to the chairman of the health authority.

Ballot for Notices of Motions: Rebecca Field (18 Nov 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: It has been made available, although I understand that was done unofficially, so as to help the family at the time.


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