Results 421–440 of 735 for speaker:Mr Colin Shepherd

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rear Fog Lights (Television Advertisements) (16 Feb 1983)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I thank my hon. Friend for that reply. Does she agree that the problem is by no means extinct and that more and more rear fog lights continue to be used on motorways and main roads when it is not foggy and visibility is not restricted? Does she agree that, as rear fog lights are about 20 times as intense as ordinary rear lights, if everyone used them there would be a severe danger due to lack...

Council of Agriculture Ministers (9 Feb 1983)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Is my right hon. Friend aware that his resolute and prompt action in defence of the status quo will be welcomed by the milk roundsmen, by the public in receipt of doorstep deliveries, by the Milk Marketing Board and by the Dairy Trade Federation? Is it not true that there are alarming implications within the judgment for the quality of milk treated by the UHT process? Does not that underline...

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Serpell Report (19 Jan 1983)

Mr Colin Shepherd: asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he will now publish the Serpell report on British Rail.

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Serpell Report (19 Jan 1983)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Is my right hon. Friend aware that I share the disappointment of my hon. Friend the Member for Christchurch and Lymington (Mr. Adley) at the manner in which publication of the report has been handled, because any leakage of whatever dimension would seem to have come from the railways side? In view of the great uncertainty that the leakage has created about the future of rural railways,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Rail Services (Privatisation) (19 Jan 1983)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Is it not the case that motorway catering and service standards have improved enormously since privatisation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Butter (2 Dec 1982)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my right hon. Friend agree that there is still substantial room for enhancement in butter self-sufficiency by the United Kingdom dairy industry? Will he apply the same constructive approach to the marketing of butter as he has towards other commodities?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Common Agricultural Policy (2 Dec 1982)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Will my right hon. Friend assure the House that in any reshaping or adjustment of the common agricultural policy he will not lose sight of the importance of the continuity of food supplies? That has gone largely unremarked during our membership of the Community, but it is valuable to the consumer.

Fisheries Council (30 Nov 1982)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the Opposition's response to his progress on this difficult issue is more than a little cavalier, especially as they manifestly failed to achieve anything along these lines during their period of office? Should not the Opposition be encouraged by the fact that the Danes have asked only for a little more time? Should not they also be encouraged by the...

Small Businesses (26 Nov 1982)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am grateful to be given the opportunity to contribute to this interesting and stimulating debate. Before launching into my three main topics, I express regret that the hon. Member for Bassetlaw (Mr. Ashton) is no longer in the Chamber. I was struck by the outstanding ignorance of his remarks on business analysis. It disappoints me that the hon. Gentleman peddles such ignorance in the form...

Small Businesses (26 Nov 1982)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does the hon. Gentleman not realise that the defence industries employ 600,000 people? Would he like to see those jobs disappear?

Food Production (18 Nov 1982)

Mr Colin Shepherd: To judge from what the hon. Gentleman is saying, it seems that the consumer is paying an enormous price. Is it not the case that the food price index has risen by only two thirds of the level of the retail price index since the Government took office? Is it not the case also that the food price index rose more rapidly than the retail price index during the period of the Labour Government in...

Food Production (18 Nov 1982)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am glad that the Secretary of State for Employment is present. In considering their investment plans—I am confident that they will do so as a result of the Government's economic policies—should not British farmers carefully consider the possibility of investing in British-made machinery, given the tremendous dependence of the West Midlands, especially the castings and drop forgings...

Food Production (18 Nov 1982)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am grateful for this opportunity to put my two bits worth into this interesting debate. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Devon, West (Sir P. Mills) on having had the foresight to request such a debate. The industry will also be grateful to him for such prescience and attention to its interests. I was interested in the remarks of my hon. Friend the Member for Harborough (Mr....

Food Production (18 Nov 1982)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my hon. Friend agree that the track record of the Labour Party while in office gives us no confidence that, despite its assurances that there will be an increase in prices to cover land rating, it will discharge that promise?

Food Production (18 Nov 1982)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Come to hoof.

Agricultural Marketing Bill (18 Nov 1982)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am glad to have an opportunity to add my two bits' worth to this important debate on a Bill that is the start of a success story. Since success breeds success, the Bill is also a reflection of the work done by my right hon. Friend the Minister and his team at the Ministry. In this Parliament, the most outstanding success has been the change in the fundamental attitudes dominating...

Orders of the Day — Public Passenger Vehicles (16 Nov 1982)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am grateful for this brief opportunity to inform the House of the consequences so far of the trial experiment in Hereford, which has now been going on for a year. It is only right that Devon should know what has happened in Hereford. This is best summed up in a letter to the Hereford Times on 28 May from the general manager of Primrose Motors, a local bus company. I know that the Hereford...

Orders of the Day — Public Passenger Vehicles (16 Nov 1982)

Mr Colin Shepherd: He does not have to touch his forelock to me. After an experiment that has run for a year, Herefordshire has routes and services in town and country where Midland Red and Red and White were not able to operate before. We have routes in the country that did not exist before. We have restructured routes in the city of Hereford—I am disappointed that the city of Exeter is not taking up the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Poultry (21 Oct 1982)

Mr Colin Shepherd: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress is being made in maintaining health standards of the United Kingdom poultry flock.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Poultry (21 Oct 1982)

Mr Colin Shepherd: In view of the immense importance of sustaining the health of the United Kingdom poultry flock, can my hon. Friend give an assurance that nothing will enter Britain from abroad until the rules are fully defined and all are aware of what is required of them? How can we be sure that there will be proper enforcement of the rules, bearing in mind that the work on the enforcement—for example,...


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