Results 101–120 of 735 for speaker:Mr Colin Shepherd

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Common Agricultural Policy (2 Jul 1992)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Will my right hon. Friend reconsider the Government's view on the pension provisions for the early retirement of elderly farmers in the United Kingdom, as well as in the Community, bearing in mind that it is important to introduce new young blood to accommodate the changes in agricultural practices?

Orders of the Day — Travellers (29 Jun 1992)

Mr Colin Shepherd: The Minister moved quickly over the issue of social security. Does he agree that that is the nub of the matter in so far as the life style of the new age travellers is sustained by what my hon. Friend the Member for Worcestershire, South (Mr. Spicer) called mobile social security? Regulations enable such people to pick up social security payments anywhere in the country. Time and again,...

Common Agricultural Policy (12 Jun 1992)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for calling me at this particular time. It is a great joy to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Tiverton (Mrs. Browning) after her able and delightful maiden speech. All of us who had the pleasure of serving with her predecessor, Sir Robin Maxwell-Hyslop, will recognise the generosity of her tribute to him and will also note that he has handed over to her a...

Common Agricultural Policy (12 Jun 1992)

Mr Colin Shepherd: During his remarks about the level of dairy production, the hon. Gentleman railed against the inability of our dairy producers to produce up to national sufficiency—or at least that was the implication. We are net sheepmeat exporters, so is he prepared to set aside the surplus sheepmeat production to rectify the balance or is he prepared to argue for a continuation of our ability to export...

Mr. Speaker (Retirement) (12 Mar 1992)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I have previously had occasion to express the appreciation of the executive of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association for the help, leadership and inspiration that you, Mr. Speaker, have given to the CPA United Kingdom branch in this House. The vast proportion of the membership of this House has participated to some extent in CPA affairs as it has in the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Your...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (11 Mar 1992)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Before my right hon. and learned Friend leaves the subject of what the business community has said, will he accept that the cider industry is delighted at the Government's robust attitude? The many people whose jobs depend on that industry will look with great gratitude upon the Government's robust approach.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Orthopaedic Treatments (21 Jan 1992)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Is my right hon. Friend aware that an enormous number of people in Herefordshire are very grateful for the spectacular increase in knee and hip replacements that has taken place in that health authority's area during the past 10 years? It is an astonishingly successful programme. However, with a higher age structure, compared with the national average, demand continues to outstrip supply....

Local Authorities etc. (15 Jan 1992)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to oblige local authorities and the providers of public utilities to communicate to one another the notice received by any one of them of the decease of a chargepayer or customer. The Bill is a small measure, but it has a strong humanitarian purpose in today's complex and bureaucratic society. The background to it is that a constituent...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Nov 1991)

Mr Colin Shepherd: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 19 November.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Nov 1991)

Mr Colin Shepherd: During his busy day, will my right hon. Friend take time to look at the Harris poll in last Sunday's issue of The Observer which clearly showed that two thirds of the people of this country, including 60 per cent. of Labour voters, support my right hon. Friend's policy of reducing the standard rate of tax from 25p to 20p in the pound? Is it not clear that at the next general election the...

Smoke Detectors Bill: New Dwellings to Be Fitted with Smoke Detectors (5 Jul 1991)

Mr Colin Shepherd: My hon. Friend made an important point about old buildings and the maintenance of smoke detectors. Should not responsiblity be devolved to insurance companies, which would require the policyholder to maintain the smoke detector because if he did not do so his claim would be invalidated?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Policemen (4 Jul 1991)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my right hon. Friend agree that in parallel with the very substantial and welcome increase in the number of police officers, there has been a very substantial increase in public confidence in those police officers and their professional ability? Will my right hon. Friend also bear in mind that the thin stretch of police —and their apparent invisibility, sometimes, on the beat—is...

Unemployed People (19 Jun 1991)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that his commitment to the particular difficulties of those with literacy and numeracy problems will be much appreciated? When he talks to the training and enterprise councils, will he draw into his discussions the particular and difficult needs of those afflicted with blindness, and ensure that the TECs can purchase the proper training for the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Agriculture Spending (25 Apr 1991)

Mr Colin Shepherd: In his consideration of United Kingdom agriculture within the context of the European Community, will my right hon. Friend continue to bear it in mind the remarkable contribution that has been made by agriculture to the rural economy? Will he also bear it in mind that farm incomes are now about half what they were two years ago and that the Samaritans have expressed grave concern about the...

New Clause 5: Cardiff Bay Barrage Bill [Lords] (16 Apr 1991)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Having gone through the catechism of the time spent on the Bill over the night, does not my hon. Friend agree that, after investing so much time it might be as well to continue the job, let the hon. Member for Wrexham (Dr. Marek) put his questions, listen to the answers and try again to make progress on the Bill?

New Clause 5: Cardiff Bay Barrage Bill [Lords] (16 Apr 1991)

Mr Colin Shepherd: The hon. Member for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney (Mr. Rowlands) will recall that my right hon. Friend the Member for Wirral, West (Mr. Hunt) spoke in the debate on a private Member's Bill, and the Cardiff Bay Barrage Bill is a private Bill. The circumstances are different, and I thought it would be appropriate for my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff, North (Mr. Jones) to set the record straight.

New Clause 5: Cardiff Bay Barrage Bill [Lords] (16 Apr 1991)

Mr Colin Shepherd: Is it not also true that that Division took up another 15 minutes and that although only 52 hon. Members took part in it, of whom my hon. Friend and myself were numbers 51 and 52, that 15-minute Division was another method of stalling for time? It was purely a procedural play to spin out time.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Litter (27 Mar 1991)

Mr Colin Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his assessment of progress in respect of the litter problem under the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Litter (27 Mar 1991)

Mr Colin Shepherd: I welcome warmly the initiative that my hon. Friend mentioned and I appreciate that money has been made available to the Tidy Britain Group to help the national spring clean week. May it go well. Does my hon. Friend share my disappointment that, despite the powers provided under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, we still have a profusion of supermarket trolleys littering residential...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Housing (27 Feb 1991)

Mr Colin Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he will next meet the chairman of the Housing Corporation to discuss the aspirations of non-metropolitan district councils in respect of their responsibilities towards housing.


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