Results 961–980 of 1035 for speaker:Mr Geraint Howells

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Sheep (8 Mar 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: When will the Minister make a decision about the ending of the sheep variable premium in Great Britain, or will the scheme operate for the next two years or so?

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Nuclear Fusion (26 Mar 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the possible future application of nuclear fusion technology.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Nuclear Fusion (26 Mar 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: Does the Minister agree that the development of nuclear fusion technology could bring many benefits to the people if pursued with urgency by the Government?

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: National Farmers Union (19 Apr 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: Did the Minister discuss with the president his predecessor's abolition last year of the guaranteed price for wool, which will have a disastrous effect on the economy of the hill farming areas? At this late stage, will he have another consultation with the chairman of the Wool Marketing Board to discuss the continuation of the scheme, which has operated so successfully in this country for the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: National Health Service (30 Apr 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received about the present state of the National Health Service in Wales.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: National Health Service (30 Apr 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: Is the Minister aware that the majority of people in Wales are worried about the way in which the Government have looked after the interests of the National Health Service there over the past two or three years? Can he explain why?

Beef (17 May 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: I am sure that the Minister will agree that the irresponsible statements that have been made in the past fortnight about the BSE issue, without any proof or evidence, have caused consumers and producers alike a great deal of concern. To try to end this problem, will the Minister advise the Chairman of the Select Committee on Agriculture to interview scientists on both sides of the argument...

Opposition Day: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (21 May 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: I am grateful to the Minister for giving way. He will agree that we can assure the public that British beef can be eaten with confidence.

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Council (7 Jun 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: On this occasion I hold the view that hon. Members on both sides of the House, never mind the party to which they belong, should back the Minister and the Commission to the hilt. I congratulate the Minister on his stand against the Germans and the French. Perhaps many Opposition Members are not aware that the beef industry in Wales is worth £253 million, and that it is also important to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Consumer Panel (28 Jun 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: After months of adverse publicity, does the Minister agree that it would be advantageous for consumers and producers in Britain if hon. Members or official agriculture spokesmen from every political party in the House were to issue a joint statement saying that British beef and British foodstuffs are healthier than any others in the world?

Opposition Day: Environmental Policy (9 Jul 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: Many of my parliamentary colleagues from Wales travel weekly to London. When I left Cardiganshire today to motor over the Plynlimon mountains to join the InterCity train at Caersws to take me across the border, I took a look at the environment. The countryside from Cardiganshire to the border is worth looking at at this time of year.

Opposition Day: Environmental Policy (9 Jul 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: I will come to that later. That environment was so beautiful, green and healthy-looking. Trees have been planted everywhere, perhaps with the help of the Forestry Commission, which planted many trees on the Plynlimon mountains 30 years ago. I then asked myself, "Who has been responsible for our wonderful environment in mid-Wales?" I suppose the answer is the farming fraternity, the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Welsh Language (16 Jul 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: Does the Minister agree that it was a great shame that the hon. Members. for Pembroke (Mr. Bennett) and for Carmarthen (Mr. Williams) interfered with the teaching of Welsh in one of my schools in north Pembrokeshire? The parents of 50 out of 56 children at that school are in favour of the present policy. Will the Minister advise those two hon. Gentlemen to behave themselves and to act like...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Dairy Industry (18 Oct 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: When the Minister discussed the European single market, what representations were made to him that the agriculture industry is going through the worst recession since the war? Can he confirm or deny that his Government are backing a 30 per cent. cut in the support system for agriculture? If they are, why are they hell bent on destroying the agriculture industry, which has helped consumers so...

Orders of the Day — Statutory Sick Pay Bill: Development Board for Rural Wales Bill (28 Nov 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: I have the pleasure of living within the catchment area of Mid Wales Development. I have resided there all my life. George Borrow, a well-known Englishman who travelled Wales from north to south many decades ago said, on passing through our village: This is an area where men will live when crows will die". I have had the privilege to live in a part of Wales which I am so proud. I am...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Small Famers (29 Nov 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: Does the Minister agree that small hill farmers will not survive without financial aid from the Government? To restore confidence, will the Minister give an assurance that he will do his utmost to ensure that no further subsidy cuts will be made in the next four or five years? What immediate plans has he to help farmers in need?

Orders of the Day — Development Board for Rural Wales Bill: Increase of Financial Limit (29 Nov 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: If the clay comes when the hon. Gentleman holds the reins at the Welsh Office, will agriculture be included in the remit of the Development Board for Rural Wales? Can he give the farming communities and the people of Wales that assurance?

Orders of the Day — Development Board for Rural Wales Bill: Increase of Financial Limit (29 Nov 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: The Minister's positive approach has been welcome, in mid-Wales by the western initiative drive which has taken place in the past few months. It will bear fruit in the months to come. May I suggest that area offices should be opened in Ceredigion, Meirionnydd, Brecon and Radnor—the development board has opened a new office in Machynlleth which has been a great success in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: National library of Wales (3 Dec 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the future of the national library of Wales at Aberystwyth.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: National library of Wales (3 Dec 1990)

Mr Geraint Howells: I am sure that the Minister will agree that hon. Members are proud of our national institutions such as the national library of Wales. Will he give a categorical assurance that the library's status will continue for many years to come?


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