Results 321–340 of 735 for speaker:Mr Colin Shepherd

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill: TRANSFER OF OPERATIONS OF THE Bus COMPANY TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR (22 May 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I wish to underline the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Derbyshire, West (Mr. Parris). The National Bus Company has learned from the Herefordshire trial area that the effectiveness of Midland Red West as an operating company was immensely improved by direct communica-tion between management and garages and drivers. The management of Midland Red West would, I believe, endorse that...

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill: TRANSFER OF OPERATIONS OF THE Bus COMPANY TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR (22 May 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: The hon. Lady, as ever, makes a derogatory remark. My constituents have volunteered this information when I have asked for comments. That view has been expressed too often to be ignored. I want the label "the friendly bus service" restored. It will be restored by means of short lines of communication and small units with the maximum direct employee participation.

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill: Registration of Local Services (21 May 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: The hon. Gentleman has made assertions about no buses being earlier and no buses being later. Is he aware that, on the country routes, no one is worse off in terms of the arrival of buses although perhaps no one is better off? The hon. Gentleman must bear it in mind, in making his dismissive assertions that the bus revenue support is lower, that the taxpayer is getting better value for money...

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill: Registration of Local Services (21 May 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I shall intervene briefly, and mainly to express regret at the enormous number of inaccuracies trotted out by the hon. Member for Wrexham (Dr. Marek), who detained the House for far longer than it deserved.

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill: Registration of Local Services (21 May 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: The hon. Lady may so describe my comment, but if the facts had been presented instead of apochryphal —

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill: Registration of Local Services (21 May 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am grateful to the hon. Lady. I am prepared always to acknowledge the graciousness of the hon. Member for Wrexham and that of the hon. Lady. I defer, to an extent, to the hon. Gentleman's expert knowledge. However, he has talked about my con-stituency and my county in terms of great expertise without having studied the local issues at first hand. I can only regret that it was necessary for...

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill: Registration of Local Services (21 May 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: My hon. Friend has made some severe allegations about what has been going on in Hereford. I should be most grateful for his evidence, chapter and verse, on these incidents. Has he received complaints from passengers about this happening, and if so, on which buses where they travelling and when?

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill: Registration of Local Services (21 May 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I know what value the hon. Gentleman places upon accuracy. Perhaps, therefore. he will carefully read the press reports. He will find that it is not Mr. Buchanan but another operator who is charged with using buses bearing the wrong number plates and that a number of charges have been deferred until 1 July. The presumption of innocence ought to be maintained until guilt has been proved.

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill: Registration of Local Services (21 May 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: The hon. Gentleman ought to withdraw.

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill: Registration of Local Services (21 May 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am beginning to doubt the high value that the hon. Gentleman places on accuracy, because I had to pull him up on this point in Committee. He will be aware, in respect of the example that he regularly trots out, of Kington and Presteigne, that the reductions in service were made before the start of the trial area and were made by the county council and not as a result of bus operators...

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill: Registration of Local Services (21 May 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: When was the hon. Gentleman last in Hereford, when did he last travel on Herefordshire buses and when did he last speak to Hereford people on the subject?

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill: Registration of Local Services (21 May 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Now answer my question.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Beef Production (19 Apr 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied with the prospects for the beef sector of the agriculture industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Beef Production (19 Apr 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that reply. Does he agree that the longer-term beef production cycle means that there has also to be commensurate longer-term confidence in the United Kingdom beef producing sector? Is he aware that his and his right hon. Friend's robust defence of the scheme is welcome, in that it does lead and will lead to the consumption of beef? Can he seek to sustain...

Transport Bill (Allocation of Time): Interpretation (1 Apr 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I had not intended to intervene in the debate, but I have been provoked, if that is the right word, into so doing by some of the remarks that have been made. My overall feeling today is one of disappointment. When we started consideration of the Bill I had hoped that we would be able to get through without having to come to the House with a guillotine motion, but my best hopes were dashed...

Transport Bill (Allocation of Time): Interpretation (1 Apr 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for drawing out that significant and important point. Today, we heard the same old prophecies of doom from the hon. Members for Jarrow (Mr. Dixon) and for Falkirk, West (Mr. Canavan). They are confident that there will be no buses at all. I have some further news for the House tonight. The Herefordshire Federation of Women's Institutes has, with the...

Transport Bill (Allocation of Time): Interpretation (1 Apr 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: If the hon. Gentleman knows where the countryside is, he might like to listen. Of those within the trial area, 35 per cent. felt that the frequency of services was worse, but 41 per cent. thought that it was the same and 23 per cent. thought that it was better. That means a substantial majority in terms of better services. On punctuality, 5 per cent. thought that services were worse, 61 per...

Transport Bill (Allocation of Time): Interpretation (1 Apr 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I shall circulate the figures. They are hot off the press. The rural community council wanted to make sure that the outside world understood the grass roots views of those who live in Herefordshire and use public transport. I shall bring out the figures in Committee, because they are important. The figures underline the need for people in the countryside to lobby candidates in the...

Transport Bill (Allocation of Time): Interpretation (1 Apr 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: That is a most extraordinary accusation. Has not the Hereford trial area been quoted extensively and misquoted and misinterpreted — sometimes deliberately and at other times accidentally? In such circumstances, is not it essential for me as the hon. Member for Hereford to do all that I can, whenever I can, to correct the misunderstandings, deliberate or otherwise, that have been purveyed?...

National Health Service (18 Mar 1985)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Is my right hon. Friend aware that many general practitioners are worried that this may be the thin end of the wedge and that it could be taken on a broader basis later? I should not like to think that this is the thin edge of the wedge. Will my right hon. Friend assure the House that the list will be restricted to those categories only?


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