Results 121–140 of 1035 for speaker:Mr Geraint Howells

Egg Industry (7 Mar 1989)

Mr Geraint Howells: Many years ago I was a member of the Ponterwyd young farmers' club. One wintry evening I was chosen to speak on behalf of the club at a public meeting of the young farmers' movement. We were not told the subject until we reached the hall. On the platform I was given a piece of paper which said, "You are given three minutes to speak, if it is your wish, and the subject is eggs." Being a young...

Egg Industry (7 Mar 1989)

Mr Geraint Howells: I listened to the hon. Gentleman's comments with interest. I shall not comment, because it is now up to the agriculture industry to decide whether, after hearing what the hon. Gentleman had to say, there is to be a change in the nature of the Ministry.

Egg Industry (7 Mar 1989)

Mr Geraint Howells: I am very sorry for raising a thorny issue. We had better leave it at that for the time being. I have a further question for the Minister. Will he give a helping hand to the agriculture industry, which has been financially clobbered because of present Government policies? Unless something is done, many small farmers will go out of business. Please give a helping hand before it is too late.

Bill Presented: Welsh Affairs (1 Mar 1989)

Mr Geraint Howells: rose—

Bill Presented: Welsh Affairs (1 Mar 1989)

Mr Geraint Howells: Braint ac anrhydedd yw caelsiarad am Gymru a'r. Ddydd Gwyl Dewi. To some of us St. David's day is very important but perhaps it is not so to the hon. Member for Delyn (Mr. Raffan), who does not understand the aspirations of the Welsh people and the nation. Turning, the clock back a few years to St. David's day 1974, four of us in the House today will never forget that day as it was early in...

Bill Presented: Welsh Affairs (1 Mar 1989)

Mr Geraint Howells: I accept your ruling, Madam Deputy Speaker—perhaps things will be better in a Welsh Parliament.

Forestry (27 Feb 1989)

Mr Geraint Howells: Will the Minister give way?

Forestry (27 Feb 1989)

Mr Geraint Howells: Will the Minister clarify what he means by the planting of agricultural land? Does he mean that the Government will try to persuade British farmers to plant trees on the best productive land?

Agriculture (27 Feb 1989)

Mr Geraint Howells: I have been listening to the hon. Lady with interest for a long time. She knows the state of Welsh agriculture because of family connections. Does she attribute any of the blame to Welsh producers? If she does, I should like her to clarify the position at once.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Health Service (20 Feb 1989)

Mr Geraint Howells: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the present state of the Health Service in Wales.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Health Service (20 Feb 1989)

Mr Geraint Howells: I am sure that the Minister is aware that the people of mid-Wales are succeeding in their concerted effort to raise £500,000 to install a scanner at Bronglais hospital, Aberystwyth. I am sure that he is also aware of the view of the majority of those people that the Government should re-establish the Mid-Wales health authority. Will he give an assurance that he will consider the matter, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Contaminated Food (16 Feb 1989)

Mr Geraint Howells: Does the Minister agree that too many contradictory statements about food poisoning have been made by various Government Departments over the past month? Does he further agree that it is time for the Prime Minister to make a statement to the House to allay the fears of consumers and producers alike?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Disabled People (23 Jan 1989)

Mr Geraint Howells: I am sure the Minister is aware that the people of mid-Wales have been trying to collect £400,000 to buy a scanner for Bronglais hospital in Aberystwyth during the past four months. Up to now we have exceeded £220,000 in that attempt. Does he have any plans to give us a contribution?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Ewes (19 Jan 1989)

Mr Geraint Howells: Will the Minister explain why the Government will not pay hill sheep subsidy in full, as they are entitled to do under the EEC rules?

Beef and Veal Regime (18 Jan 1989)

Mr Geraint Howells: On this occasion, I shall be complimentary to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. He deserves the support of all hon. Members. The future of the beef industry is at stake, if consumers are to have good supplies of beef in the years to come. I compliment the Minister for holding on to the beef variable premium scheme for many years. It has been a great success in this country. I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Sheepmeat (5 Dec 1988)

Mr Geraint Howells: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he has any plans to visit Brussels to help secure the future of the European sheepmeat regime.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Sheepmeat (5 Dec 1988)

Mr Geraint Howells: Is it not regrettable that the Government will not allow our Secretary of State, who has full responsibility for agriculture in the Community, to go to Brussels? However, there is one ray of hope—I am sure that the Secretary of State is aware of this—in that the French sheep breeders have at last seen sense and are keen to introduce a sheepmeat regime, similar to ours, in France. As the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Bovine Somatotropin (1 Dec 1988)

Mr Geraint Howells: Will the Minister prevent the Milk Marketing Board from selling milk for human consumption from the trial cows until the findings are known?

Orders of the Day — Milk Quotas (30 Nov 1988)

Mr Geraint Howells: I am sure that hon. Members of all parties will agree that since the overnight introduction four years ago of milk quotas, agriculture in Britain has never recovered confidence. It will take a long time to restore that confidence. I say that with respect to the right hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale (Mr. Jopling) and his hon. Friends because I am not in any way condemning him, but...

Orders of the Day — New Zealand Butter (30 Nov 1988)

Mr Geraint Howells: The National Farmers Union and the Government appear to be at loggerheads over the issue of New Zealand butter. Perhaps the Minister will explain why. The NFU represents a large number of producers in this country. The NFU's view is also taken by the Milk Marketing Board, which has served the dairy industry well for the past 50 years. It is also the view of the Dairy Trade Federation. They...


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