Results 301–320 of 735 for speaker:Mr Colin Shepherd

Televising of the House (20 Nov 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: That is perfectly correct. Indeed, I thought that it had boiled down to entertainment only. Although the proceedings are broadcast the entire time that the House is sitting, it is open to news editors to select those parts that they wish to show for onward transmission. I hope that the House realises that the case for change has not been made today, and that there are pitfalls. I end with...

Orders of the Day — Heat-Treated Milk (19 Nov 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: The import of cheddar has nothing to do with quotas. Will the hon. Gentleman tell the House which countries have been flouting their quota allocations in such a ridiculous manner in the past year?

Orders of the Day — Heat-Treated Milk (19 Nov 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I hope that the hon. Member for Brecon and Radnor (Mr. Livsey) will forgive me if I do not comment on his speech. It is rare to receive three representations on a matter such as this—from the Milk Marketing Board, the Dairy Trade Federation and the National Farmers Union. These representations are essentially complimentary and constructive and generally set out a position of contentment....

Orders of the Day — Heat-Treated Milk (19 Nov 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: The judgment of the European Court makes it clear that the pass was sold many years before 1983, when the right hon. Member for Lewisham, Deptford (Mr. Silkin) sold the pass with UHT cream.

Orders of the Day — Heat-Treated Milk (19 Nov 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: How near is the United Kingdom's industry to achieving step 2 standards? Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is to the advantage of the United Kingdom's industry to go to step 2 standards sooner rather than later, and not wait until the starting dates set out in article 16?

Clause 3: Taxi Licensing: Control of Numbers (29 Oct 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for taking on board many of the points that have been made during the passage of the Bill. I am certain that the way in which he has listened to the representations made by taxi drivers and licensed operators will be appreciated in that trade. I particularly welcome his undertaking to review carefully what happens as a consequence of this legislation....

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Regional Policy (23 Oct 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that, irrespective of the answer that he has just given, the designation of the Ross and Cinderford travel-to-work area as an intermediate area is regarded as a sick joke? Since the designation a year ago, only 18 of the 285 applications made have gone to the first stage of appraisal, and, as far as I am aware, not a single one has come to fruition....

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Milk Quotas (18 Jul 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will issue advice to dairy farmers with milk quotas who wish to acquire further quota by means of leasing or purchase.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Milk Quotas (18 Jul 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for that reply. Does he agree that one of the fundamental planks of the solution to the problem is knowing how long the quotas will stay, or whether quotas will be taken off or revised? Will my right hon. Friend press that point so that the industry is given the underlying confidence to enable it to plan?

House of Commons (Services) (12 Jul 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Paragraph 23 of the report addresses itself to that and the right hon. Member for Lewisham, Deptford (Mr. Silkin) also talked about it. Does the hon. Member not feel that the ultimate responsibility must lie with the Member himself? It is up to the Member to check whether or not a student has been through a security vetting and to take responsibility for the outcome. He cannot pass the buck...

House of Commons (Services) (12 Jul 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am grateful to be called so early in the debate and am pleased to follow the hon. Member for Redcar (Mr. Tinn). He has resolved a mystery that has been puzzling me for some time, but I did not like to ask him about it. I am accustomed to hearing a "Beep, beep, beep" in the middle of meetings. I now know that it is the hon. Gentleman's diary telling him that he should be somewhere else. I...

House of Commons (Services) (12 Jul 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for making that point. He is right. I observed that the demand on the Library facilities achieves a new plateau after every election that is above the previous plateau, and then demand increases during the course of that Parliament. Sometimes, it tails off marginally at the end of a Parliament, but the following Parliament asserts a yet new level.

House of Commons (Services) (12 Jul 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: The answer to that will become more apparent as time goes on. I do not want to give a categoric answer on this point because we have problems on where we go from here and how we cope in the time until 1990. The Library understands the problem, and when phase 1 of the new Bridge street parliamentary site came up it became apparent that we should try to secure part of that site for future...

House of Commons (Services) (12 Jul 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I hear what the hon. Gentleman says. I work within the constraints placed on the Library at the moment and I report on those constraints. If the House feels that that is what we should do, it will no doubt take the necessary steps. The House cannot expect a much greater expansion of Library services within the present structural framework. The Library is already a Gulag Archipelago of little...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Farming Industry (Young Entrants) (20 Jun 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied with the prospects for young people wishing to enter the farming industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Farming Industry (Young Entrants) (20 Jun 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Is my hon. Friend aware that her confidence in the fact that there are adequate opportunities is not fully shared by young people in the fanning sector? Does she agree that, to sustain confidence among those people, it is essential that there are first-class career opportunities? It is important to ensure that those opportunities are visibly sustained and that the Government are seen to take...

River Wye (22 May 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am most grateful to my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Welsh Office, for coming to the House to take part in a debate on a very important subject for our part of the country. I am delighted to see in their places my hon. Friends the Members for Gloucestershire, West (Mr. Marland) and for Leominster (Mr. Temple-Morris). The fact that my hon. Friend the Minister of State also has the River...

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill: Repeals (22 May 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: It is not often that I find myself in agreement with the hon. Member for Workington (Mr. Campbell-Savours), but I have to remark on the duplicitous attitude of the Liberal party towards the Bill. I have lived for four years with the trial area in Hereford. The people of Herefordshire like what they have been living with for the past four years. [Interruption.] That is exactly the response I...

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill: Repeals (22 May 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I know that the hon. Member for Southwark and Bermondsey (Mr. Hughes) came to Hereford and did his best for his party, but it did not do it much good. This issue was not raised on the doorsteps a great deal. It was not given the prominence that we had expected and that would have been justified by the amount of money spent by the Labour party in Lancashire. The hon. Member for Crewe and...

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill: Repeals (22 May 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I cannot agree with the hon. Gentleman. He might have heard what he wanted to hear, but I was listening with my ears out on stalks. The people of Hereford are determined that competition will continue in their streets. They have even sent me petitions to that effect. The buses are running in rural areas and more people are being served every bit as well as they have been served previously, on...


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