Results 261–280 of 735 for speaker:Mr Colin Shepherd

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: "Black Widow" Catapults. (24 Jul 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Is my hon. Friend aware that other organisations, as well as the public, are deeply perturbed about this particular variant of the old-fashioned catapult, not least the RSPCA, which considers it to be potentially foully lethal to animals? Does he agree that any implement that advertises the capability of being able to heave a 5/16 in steel ball 225 yards with accuracy is not an inoffensive...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Cereals (Co-responsibility Levy) (10 Jul 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my right hon. Friend accept that there is considerable urgency about resolving the problem to which he referred earlier? There is much uncertainty in the intensive livestock industry as to who will pay the levy and costs are, therefore, affected in one way or the other. There is also uncertainty about the future purchasing arrangements for feed. Does he expect to have the problem...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Jul 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: asked the Prime Minister of she will list her official engagements for Thursday 10 July.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Jul 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the whole nation will be watching carefully the progress that she makes with her new Rover Sterling car? As for the future of this car, does my right hon. Friend agree that it will outsell Mercedes and Audi only if its quality and reliability are of the absolute topmost maximum possible effectiveness?

Agricultural and Horticultural Co-operation Grants (1 May 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Would not the industry do well to refresh its memory by looking at the experience of the French marketing co-operatives to see what can be done? Over the past few years, the progress that the French organisation has made may have been forgotten. Food from Britain was modelled on it. It may have been forgotten how persistence will produce similar results of a dynamic nature.

Agricultural and Horticultural Co-operation Grants (1 May 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I commend my hon. Friend the Minister of State for directing resources towards areas of need that are not covered by those commodities that are in surplus. He will have commended himself and his ministerial team to the public as a whole who are casting a careful eye over the agriculture industry and its support mechanisms. What he has done is right, and I congratulate him on doing it. I have...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill: Crown land (17 Apr 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Will the hon. Member therefore not just buck the issue but address himself to it now? It is fundamental to the industry's future structure and we cannot leave it to be dealt with on another occasion. Will he deal with it now?

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill: Designation and Management of Environmentally Sensitive Areas (17 Apr 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am grateful for the opportunity to intervene, and I shall speak very briefly to amendments Nos. 22 and 23. During the Committee proceedings, the CLA was worried lest there be misunderstanding that amendment No. 22 sought provision for prior consent by a landlord before a tenant could enter into an agreement with an ESA. That was not the case. The CLA was seeking to ensure that the owner was...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Intervention Stores (10 Apr 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: In dealing with the problem of disposing of surpluses internally, will my right hon. Friend bear carefully in mind, and demonstrate the point adequately to Labour Members, that when beef was introduced to pensioners in the early 1970s by the beef token scheme it very nearly wrecked the poultry industry? Action in one sector can have a devastating knock-on effect in another.

Common Agricultural Policy (10 Mar 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Devizes (Mr. Morrison) in this very important debate. I strongly agree with much of what he has said, as my subsequent comments will show. There have been some very interesting interventions, especially those of my hon. Friends the Members for Dorset, West (Mr. Spicer) and for Wantage (Mr. Jackson). My hon. Friend the Member for...

Common Agricultural Policy (10 Mar 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Exactly. My hon. Friend the Member for Tiverton (Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop) puts his finger on it. Farms in the south-west and in the west of my own constituency find it difficult to do anything other than use the land for grass. If we accept this aspect of the beef regime, we deny them the ability to do anything else with their holdings. The figures do not show that they can sustain such damage to...

Common Agricultural Policy (10 Mar 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I take the hon. Gentleman's point on board, but is it not the case that the previous system of agricultural support was the cause of grave concern to the Treasury and that it was clear that it would have to be radically overhauled? The move to the common agricultural policy was not so much one of support as of bringing costs under control, for the previous deficiency payments were way out...

Common Agricultural Policy (10 Mar 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my hon. Friend recall that in 1972–73, when pensioners were given the entree to beef at low cost, the consequence was merely to crucify the poultry industry? The track record shows that substitution habits play an important part in such measures.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Common Agricultural Policy (6 Mar 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Will my right hon. Friend recognise that the farming industry is worried that it might be unreasonably discriminated against in the search to find ways in which the surpluses can be reduced? Will he take special care in his negotiations in Brussels to ensure that British agriculture is not disadvantaged?

Rate Support Grant (5 Mar 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my hon. Friend agree that there will be a temptation for authorities which have set their precepts without taking account of the possibility of a recycling grant? For example, LiberalSDP-led shire counties such as Cambridgeshire, might be tempted to put that grant in the bank in balances and not reflect it in a reduction in the rate precept this year. Will my hon. Friend publish a list...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Milk (6 Feb 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what recent discussions he has had in the Council of Ministers of the European Economic Community concerning the future of milk production within the Community.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Milk (6 Feb 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: In respect of the proposed Community outgoers scheme, will my right hon. Friend ensure that the Council of Ministers is fully cognisant of the real interests of both landlord and tenant and of the importance of reaching an agreement that is fair to both parties and that will reflect individual circumstances? Does he agree that it is probably better to take a little longer in arriving at a...

Opposition Day: Members' Secretaries and Research Assistants (29 Jan 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I have given much thought to the report since the right hon. Member for Lewisham, Deptford (Mr. Silkin) and I put it to the Services Committee and we debated it in the summer of last year. I can find no reason for altering my thoughts on any of the points in the report. It is a good and sound report that should be adopted on a proper basis. That is the choice before the House tonight. I...

Opposition Day: Members' Secretaries and Research Assistants (29 Jan 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I have been addressing myself to that matter. It forms part of the main motion, because we have been considering the load placed on the Branch Library and its staff as a consequence of the temporary research assistants who are here under the auspices of the various programmes. We cannot consider the one without the other. My hon. Friend the Member for Woking (Mr. Onslow) is correct to draw...

Opposition Day: Members' Secretaries and Research Assistants (29 Jan 1986)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I have not given any agreement to the amendment. I hope that I have not been interpreted as doing so. I am talking about that part of paragraph 24 which relates to the problem created, and I hope solved by the report, by the temporary research assistants from abroad who are offered to Members free and of whom Members make abundant use. We said that there should be a limit of 50 research...


Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.