Results 41–60 of 735 for speaker:Mr Colin Shepherd

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Modern Apprenticeship Scheme (10 Jan 1995)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my hon. Friend agree that modern apprenticeship schemes are just what many bright young people and, indeed, employers need today? Will he commend the training and enterprise councils that have made progress in that direction with such success and will he redouble his efforts to bring together employers and TECs in areas where progress has not been made so that the success can be consolidated?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Jan 1995)

Mr Colin Shepherd: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 10 January.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Jan 1995)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my right hon. Friend agree that a full range of educational opportunity is of the utmost importance to the citizens of this country? Is not it clear from the utterances of the past few days that the old, nasty Labour party is waiting to leap out, given half a chance?

Orders of the Day — Health Authorities Bill (12 Dec 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am pleased to be called to speak so early in the debate. Those of us who take an interest across the spectrum of activities in our constituencies have to address the issue of health service delivery against the background and the experience of our constituencies. The changes that have been made in Herefordshire over the past few years, and especially the change in the make-up of the...

Orders of the Day — Health Authorities Bill (12 Dec 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Definitely not Herefordshire bull—Birmingham bull. It appears to me that the authority's attitude is that a decision has been taken, so it must make everything fit it. I am told that the new authority will operate best against a sensibly sized strategic canvas"— marvellous; furthermore: Local sensitivity will be assured by Primary Care-led purchasing, and the extensive development of GP...

European Community Type-Approval of Motor Cycles (24 Nov 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am puzzled by the motion and wonder whether my query could be dealt with before we move on. What does "comitology" mean? I have not been able to find it and gather that it has not been used in the House before. I should be grateful for an explanation.

European Community Type-Approval of Motor Cycles (24 Nov 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am most grateful.

Orders of the Day — Community Care, Herefordshire (20 Oct 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am most grateful for what my hon. Friend has said, and for his commitment. It would be a matter of enormous pleasure if, in his busy schedule, he could find time to come to Hereford and to see what we are doing as part of that visit.

Orders of the Day — Community Care, Herefordshire (20 Oct 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Usually at this time of night an hon. Member is on his or her feet complaining about something. Indeed, the Adjournment debate came about to enable grievances to be aired. I thank my hon. Friend the Minister for coming to the House to respond. My purpose in airing this subject tonight is not to gripe but to share with him and the House some good news. I am particularly grateful to Madam...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Beef (20 Oct 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what recent discussions he has had with the EU Agriculture Commissioner in respect of beef.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Beef (20 Oct 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the beef sector is very important to the farmers of Herefordshire and the marches? What progress has my right hon. Friend been able to make towards relaxation of the rules on trade which were imposed by the European Commission, particularly as they relate to the younger animal?

Opposition Day: Catering Committee (Reports) (12 Jul 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I beg to move, That this House approves the First Report from the Catering Committee of Session 1993–94, on Refreshment Services for the House of Commons (House of Commons Paper No. 75), and the First Report from the Catering Committee of Session 1992–93, on Refreshment Provision for Line of Route Visitors (House of Commons Paper No. 307). I am pleased to propose the motion to approve the...

Opposition Day: Catering Committee (Reports) (12 Jul 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: With the leave of the House, I thank my colleagues on the Catering Committee for their support during the debate. It is clear that there is much work for us yet to do in seeking to address the many concerns expressed tonight. We were already acutely aware of most of them, and I have no doubt that we will be bending our minds to them. I see tonight's exercise, as does my right hon. Friend the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Training (17 May 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what steps he is taking to develop further training opportunities for young people.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Training (17 May 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I thank my right hon. Friend for that brief answer. Does he recognise that the concept of apprenticeships is often thought of as purely a matter for the mechanical and engineering sectors whereas there are many other sectors to which it could be applied? Will my right hon. Friend stress that fact in his development of the concept?

Prayers: Mr. John Smith (Tributes) (12 May 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I rise on behalf of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. John Smith was one of our vice-presidents; you are our president, Madam Speaker. John joined the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association at almost the first opportunity after he had been elected to the House and he was ever after a keen and enthusiastic supporter of our aims and activities. The proceedings and fortunes of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 May 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 10 May.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 May 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: During the course of his busy day, will my right hon. Friend reflect on the fact that over the past year, industrial output in the United Kingdom rose—[HoN. MEMBERS: "Oh."] Will my right hon. Friend reflect on the fact that industrial output in this country rose by 3.7 per cent.—[interruption]—while in Germany, Japan, France and Italy industrial output fell? Does my right hon. Friend...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Local Management of Schools (29 Mar 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the local management of schools.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Local Management of Schools (29 Mar 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Is my hon. Friend aware that the schools in Herefordshire certainly share the opinion that he has given the House? However, I draw his attention to the concern that has been expressed to me by the Bans Court special school in Hereford, which has a very high level of students with severe and multiple learning difficulties. It is concerned that, with nationally agreed pay awards, it may not be...


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