Results 1001–1020 of 1035 for speaker:Mr Geraint Howells

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Rural Economy (18 Feb 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: I am sure that the Minister will agree that agriculture plays a major role in the rural economy of Wales. Agriculture is in crisis. In order to restore confidence will the Secretary of State assure the House that he will go to Brussels to discuss Mr. MacSharry's latest proposals? Those proposals, whether phase 2 or phase 3, will have to be accepted. On behalf of both farmers' unions in Wales,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Common Agricultural Policy (21 Feb 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: I do not wish to make a political point——

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Common Agricultural Policy (21 Feb 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: In view of the crisis currently facing British agriculturists, what advice would the Minister give to young farmers who want to enter the industry today?

Welsh Affairs (28 Feb 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: My hon. Friend is making an interesting speech. I am sure that he, like many of the hill farmers of Wales, is aware that, although they will have an increase in HLCA this year, which is a great help, unfortunately, within 12 months, Welsh sheep producers will have lost half that money because the guaranteed price for wool will end in 1991. I am sure that my hon. Friend will urge the Secretary...

Welsh Affairs (28 Feb 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: Thank you, Mr. Speaker, for calling me to say a few words at the end of the debate. I want to make a plea on behalf of my constituents who live in Fishguard and Goodwick in Pembrokeshire. No doubt the Secretary of State is aware of the importance of the port of Fishguard to the economy of west Wales. He will be aware, too, that the trunk road through Fishguard and Goodwick is one of the worst...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Countryside (Access) (21 Mar 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: Has the Minister any plans to introduce compulsory set-aside if the current scheme does not work out to his satisfaction?

Agriculture (18 Apr 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I took part in the last agriculture debate about six weeks ago in which my hon. and learned Friend intervened. The Minister should check Hansard because he is misleading the House.

Agriculture (18 Apr 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: Over the years, I have had the opportunity of speaking in our agriculture debates and I know that many hon. Members of all parties were disappointed when the Minister lost his temper earlier and tried to discredit my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Montgomery (Mr. Carlile), who conducts his business in the House and in his constituency excellently. Now that the Minister has cooled down...

Agriculture (18 Apr 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: I do not think so. The Minister of Agriculture is the Minister of Agriculture, and is fully responsible for looking after British farming. If he cannot do the job as well as the British farming industry wants him to, let us give the Liberal party the opportunity. Another farmer, who also chairs the NFU in Cardiganshire, made an interesting comparison between the earnings of different people...

Agriculture (18 Apr 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: I believe that the hon. Member for Southend, East (Mr. Taylor) has full responsibility for agriculture in Southend.

Agriculture (18 Apr 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: I remind the hon. Gentleman that the farming community is very much indebted to members of my party. If the hon. Member for Southend, East had had his way a few years ago, British farmland would today be rated. He introduced a 10-minute Bill, but even his colleagues voted with us, including the then Prime Minister. My advice to the hon. Gentleman is not to blame the Liberals, but to look...

Agriculture (18 Apr 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: I am delighted at the change of heart. The Government have listened to what we have been saying for some time. We all talk about MacSharry's plans and hon. Members of all parties condemned his present proposals during our previous debate. However, MacSharry's proposals are not dead. He will introduce new proposals in the summer and if we do not accept them there will be another set. My...

Local Government Review (Wales) (23 Apr 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: I am sure that the Secretary of State is aware that thousands of university students live in my constituency. Can he clarify the position of four students sharing the same rented house?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Health Authorities (29 Apr 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the performance of the new health authorities in Wales.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Health Authorities (29 Apr 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: I am sure that the Minister is in favour of setting up the trust fund scheme in the national health service. Is he in a position to say how many hospitals in Wales have been consulted and how many he believes will opt for the new scheme? If he is, can he give an assurance to all Welsh hospital employees and to the people of Wales that it will not result in redundancies at the same rate as was...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Conservation Bodies (9 May 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: I hope that, when the Minister meets conservationists in Monmouth next week, he will remind them that Welsh farmers' incomes have dropped by 50 per cent. over the past two years and that 14 per cent. of Welsh farmers are contemplating giving up farming due to the policies of the Secretary of State for Wales, who has full responsibility for agriculture in Wales. The Minister may not be aware...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Animal Transportation (20 Jun 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: I say this with the best will in the world. Does not the Minister agree that many more live animals will be transported to the Continent next year and the year after because of our lack of slaughtering facilities? Many slaughterhouses will close in the next six months. What plans does the Minister have to solve the problem?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Tourism (8 Jul 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: Why is the Wales tourist board denied the right to advertise Wales, its people, culture and scenic beauty independently overseas?

Opposition Day: Wales (Structures of Government) (17 Aug 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: rose—

Opposition Day: Wales (Structures of Government) (17 Aug 1991)

Mr Geraint Howells: Let us forget detail for a moment and the policies advocated by the Labour party. Let us go back to principle. As a good Welshman, will the Secretary of State give his personal view? Is he in favour of the principle of giving home rule to the people of Wales—the nation to which he belongs? That is what the people of Wales want to know. Does he agree that Welshmen who believe that a Tory...


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