Results 221–240 of 735 for speaker:Mr Colin Shepherd

House of Commons (Services) (10 Nov 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: The general tenor of the contributions to this debate has been more than marred by the continual resurgence of the Opposition's vendetta against the security services. I have listened with great care to all the contributions, and I must confess that I am very worried that we shall lose sight of what we are trying to achieve—better security and the better protection of hon. Members and...

House of Commons (Services) (10 Nov 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am told that it was a journalist who asked, "Is it true that you have employed an undesirable character?" That journalist has now been pressed to give his source of information. He might say that the security services is the source of the leak, but he would have to be a lot more precise than that.

House of Commons (Services) (10 Nov 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am not sure that that is what happened. However, because of the nature of this inquiry, a journalist would have to disclose his sources. Therefore, an inquiry would fail. It is a spurious reason for the hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras to seek to divide the House However, he gave two reasons for wishing to divide the House : first, the inadequacy of the way that the information was...

Orders of the Day — British Sugar Beet Quota (13 Jul 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: It was with some relief that I learnt that the subject that I had chosen had come third in the batting order and we still had not reached midnight before we started this debate. My purpose in raising the question of the United Kingdom sugar beet quota is to give strength to the elbow of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when the next round of negotiations...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Grant-maintained Schools (7 Jul 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what will be the criteria for entry to the grant-maintained schools.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Grant-maintained Schools (7 Jul 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Although I welcome the extension of choice that this change is likely to bring, may I ask whether my right hon. Friend is aware that there is a certain amount of concern being expressed by parents who presently live within the catchment area of a specific comprehensive school that, in the event of that school becoming a grant-maintained school, their sons or daughters may be unable to attend...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Common Agricultural Policy (2 Jul 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Is my right hon. Friend aware that no less than 20 per cent. of the FEOGA costs are related to the storage of surpluses? If he is successful in bringing production more into balance with needs, will he make strenuous efforts to make it clear to the Treasury that the United Kingdom farming industry could benefit by the use of such funds released, in part at least, for restructuring itself for...

Roads and Pavements (Maintenance) (13 May 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for coming to reply to the debate. These may be almost the last moments of this Parliament, but the problem that I wish to explore will not go away because there is a change of one Parliament for another. It relates very much to the way in which the care and maintenance of highways is dealt with as a consequence of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Crime Prevention (7 May 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what new initiatives he will take to promote crime prevention.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Crime Prevention (7 May 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for that response. As 96 per cent. of crime involves property and 25 per cent. of that proportion involves cars, is it not absolutely essential that the public be involved in the protection of their own property? In his crime prevention programme, what attention will be given to specific schemes such as neighbourhood watch, which has a very good track...

Agriculture (23 Apr 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I have been listening carefully to the hon. Gentleman's speech. Will he be explicit about what Labour party policy is on redressing the budgetary problem to which my hon. Friend the hon. Member for Dorset, North (Mr. Baker) drew his attention?

Agriculture (23 Apr 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: While recognising the valuable contribution to the British beef sector that my right hon. Friend has made by securing that commitment, may I ask him what progress has been made towards encouraging other member states to come round to the same line of thought, so that the system of getting beef down people's throats rather than putting it into intervention may continue?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Beef (23 Apr 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he will next meet the president of the National Farmers Union to discuss the beef sector of the agriculture industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Beef (23 Apr 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: When my right hon. Friend next meets the president of the National Farmers Union, will he discuss with him the very real anxieties of the hard-pressed beef producers in this country, and in particular the anxiety about the effect on the market of the cow cull that will result from the implementation of the outgoers scheme? Is he aware that there is some confusion about the existence of some...

Milk and Dairy Charges (2 Mar 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Can my right hon. Friend explain why the charge arrived at by that method is so much higher than the figure arrived at by the animal health division in assessing the charge necessary for its veterinary inspections on visits as part of the Ministry's preventive animal health scheme? Indeed, the vets now feel that they are being undercut by the Government.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Beef Herd (19 Feb 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my right hon. Friend agree that both he and his right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food should be congratulated on what they have achieved for the beef industry? Nevertheless, will he bear in mind that the very substantial stress in the industry caused by the green pound differential and adverse monetary compensatory amounts does not lead to confidence in either...

Alternative Land Use (9 Feb 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my right hon. Friend agree that his intention to bring forward a document early next month will be welcome in the industry, which has been waiting for a long time for just such guidance from him? Does he also agree that his action in respect of section 22 of the Agriculture Act will be welcome and should lead to a greatly enhanced set of employment opportunities in the countryside?...

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Training Board Bill (23 Jan 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I should like to add my congratulations to those already expressed to my hon. Friend the Member for Cornwall, North (Mr. Neale) on taking the opportunity to bring forward his Bill to widen the powers of the Agricultural Training Board. If one comes high or at the top of the private Members' ballot, it is tempting to take some apparently sensational step that will leave the Member concerned...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Farm Incomes (22 Jan 1987)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Will my right hon. Friend acknowledge that the House is grateful for the devaluation of the green pound which was secured in the December negotiations in the Community? Does he recognise the important part played in the rural economy by the hill livestock farmer and the hill suckler cow herd? Will he monitor carefully the consequences on farm incomes in this particularly valuable sector of...

Agriculture Council (17 Dec 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my right hon. Friend agree that eventually he will be commended by the agricultural industry for coming to terms with and forcing his colleagues in the Council to accept the underlying instability of agriculture? Does my right hon. Friend accept that one sector of British agriculture that is feeling particularly squeezed and nervous is the small stock farmer in the hills? Can he spell...


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