Results 61–80 of 735 for speaker:Mr Colin Shepherd

Business of the House (10 Mar 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: May I draw my right hon. Friend's attention to early-day motion 752? [That this House joins with all other parliaments throughout the Commonwealth in the observance of Commonwealth Day on Monday, 14th March; notes that in 1994 the Commonwealth will once again be in the eyes of the world as the Commonwealth Games are played out in Victoria, British Columbia; recognises the value of playing in...

Clause 2: Ambulance Personnel (Long-service Awards) (8 Mar 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I thank my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Health for coming to the House.

Clause 2: Ambulance Personnel (Long-service Awards) (8 Mar 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am glad that it is a pleasure, because it is also a pleasure for me to discuss an important and much-neglected subject, which may be small in span, but which means a great deal to many people. My hon. Friend will know, as one who regularly walks through the Palace that at the entrance to the Terrace, there is a magnificent display of medals, which cover examples of virtually all the medals...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (8 Mar 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the Commonwealth as a whole has a great contribution to make to the causes of peace, democracy and stability, especially in southern Africa at this very sensitive time? As we approach Commonwealth day, will my right hon. Friend reaffirm the United Kingdom's commitment to the Commonwealth?

Orders of the Day — Malaysia (Contracts) (25 Feb 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my right hon. Friend agree that, in Commonwealth terms, this fracas is most distressing? Would not both countries have an immense amount to lose from a trade war? Will he convey a third message to the Malaysian Government—that, under United Kingdom law, it is perfectly open for the Ministers against whom allegations have been made to sue the British press?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: British Food (24 Feb 1994)

Mr Colin Shepherd: May I welcome my right hon. Friend's response to my hon. Friend the Member for Rugby and Kenilworth (Mr. Pawsey) in respect of the continued work being done by retailers to identify British produce. Is she aware of the independent survey done in my constituency of Hereford which showed that 64 per cent. of consumers would alter their purchasing habits if they were made more aware of the...

Assisted Areas (26 Jul 1993)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my right hon. Friend acknowledge that there is a good deal of dismay in areas that have not sustained their assisted area status? May I draw his attention in particular to the dismay felt in the Cinderford and Ross-on-Wye travel-to-work area, part of which lies in my patch? A number of those who have been teaming together to create employment opportunities feel that their work is not yet...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons: Polis (26 Jul 1993)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that an unlimited expansion of the use of POLIS would lead to a substantial increase in the demand on telephone services, bearing in mind that the databank is held remote from the House? Is not the financial implication of the expansion of POLIS part of the Information Committee's remit in assessing its acceptability to the House?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: VAT on Fuel (15 Jul 1993)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Will my right hon. Friend call in the charities again and discuss with them the thinking of the Labour and Liberal parties as set out in their policy documents, so that he can make it clear to them that a carbon tax or a tax on energy would be what those parties would advocate were they in government now?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Animal Transport (8 Jul 1993)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my hon. Friend agree that the incomes of lowland livestock producers have fallen dramatically during the past few years and that those producers are worried about the future of their industry? In his future negotiations with EC colleagues, will he take great care to agree to nothing that could disadvantage the United Kingdom livestock producer?

Prayers: Poultrymeat Industry (27 May 1993)

Mr Colin Shepherd: The point is that the French market is currently being supplied effectively from Hereford. Why on earth should I see it go to Orleans?

Prayers: Poultrymeat Industry (27 May 1993)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Can we be certain that when our arrangements are put into operation equivalent ones will be enforced in other European countries?

Prayers: Poultrymeat Industry (27 May 1993)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for being present to debate what I consider to be an important subject, not only for my part of the world, but for the United Kingdom consumer and for the United Kingdom poultrymeat industry. I have a constituency interest relating to a successful concern known as Sun Valley...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Voluntary Work (25 May 1993)

Mr Colin Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what measures she is introducing to encourage voluntary work among the long-term unemployed in the west midlands.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Voluntary Work (25 May 1993)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I thank my hon. Friend for that reply. May I remind him of the significant success of the old community programme, not least in Herefordshire, where a number of people gained employment in secure jobs as a consequence of participating in the scheme and many additional projects were completed? Does he agree that the revised community action, as announced in the Budget, will once again provide...

Business of the House (4 Mar 1993)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I draw the attention of my right hon. Friend to early-day motion 1452. [That this House joins with all other parliaments throughout the Commonwealth in the observance of Commonwealth Day on Monday 8th March; recognises the Commonwealth theme for 1993 which concerns fundamental human values, protecting the rights of the individual and the promotion of good governance; and also notes that the...

Librarian (Retirement) (4 Mar 1993)

Mr Colin Shepherd: May I add to the tributes already paid to Mr. Englefield on his retirement? Having served with Mr. Englefield for nine of the 15 years during which he was Deputy Librarian and I was Chairman of the Library Sub-Committee, I came to admire enormously the loyalty and service that he dedicated to his predecessor, Dr. Menhennet, during the 15 years in which he was Librarian. It was a remarkable...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Pupil-teacher Ratios (2 Mar 1993)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my hon. Friend agree that one way in which local education authorities can improve pupil-teacher ratios is to dismantle the expensive administration of school meals and devolve the arrangements to parents? Does he recall that my local authority employed more than 170 additional teachers by dispensing with that apparatus?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Mar 1993)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Has my right hon. Friend had the opportunity over the weekend to reflect on the revealing remarks of Professor Halsey on the way in which the schools were hijacked in the 1960s and 1970s by the trendy lefties? Is not it clear that now that those pupils who had been hijacked are parents, they are unable to give their families the moral base to know what is right and wrong today? Will he not be...

Schedule 9: Hill Livestock (Compensatory Allowances) (16 Feb 1993)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I would be most grateful if my hon. Friend could explore the question of the returns from the market place. I have to say in all honesty that my hill farmers are puzzled as to how their figures match up with his. I do not doubt that there is an adequate explanation, but the sort of figures that I am quoted are these. Between 1991 and 1992, one farmer dropped 13.2 per cent. in the market...


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