Results 1–20 of 2682 for speaker:Mr Allan Stewart

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Mar 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 13 March. [18550]

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Mar 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the policy of central Government control of non-domestic rates has yielded immense benefits to industry and commerce, especially to small companies? Does he also agree that placing decisions on business rates under local control would add billions to industrial costs in the United Kingdom, undermine our inward investment efforts and threaten the very...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: EU Committee of the Regions (5 Mar 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that, under the present system, Scottish Office Ministers sometimes lead United Kingdom delegations to the Council of Ministers? Does that not underline the significance of the downgrading to observer status proposed by the Labour party?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Income Tax (5 Mar 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the scandalous admission by the hon. Member for Hamilton (Mr. Robertson) that the tartan tax would be levied against health care provision shows the sick priorities of the Labour party? Should not its slogan be, "Vote Labour and put more politicians before patients?"

Local Government Finance (Scotland) (4 Mar 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: The hon. Member for Glasgow, Springburn (Mr. Martin) spoke mainly about the city of Glasgow. As the House knows, he speaks from a base of enormous personal experience and knowledge of local government in that city. I shall return to one or two of his points, but first let me tell him that, if the Scottish Labour movement regards Glasgow as a special case, the solution is in its own hands. It...

Local Government Finance (Scotland) (4 Mar 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: No, he is not. My hon. Friend is unnecessarily critical of the hon. Gentleman. I think that the hon. Gentleman was ratty because he was rattled by my hon. Friend the Minister. My hon. Friend asked him about the silence of the Opposition Front Bench, and he remained silent on that key point throughout his speech. Surely it is not unreasonable for those in local government in Scotland, and...

Local Government Finance (Scotland) (4 Mar 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: The residents of Bearsden and Strathkelvin will be very interested to hear that attack from the Labour Benches, which was unanimously supported by Scottish Labour Members who are present. The Labour party believes that the residents of Bearsden and Strathkelvin are all parasites. Let that message go throughout Bearsden and Strathkelvin. Of course they are not parasites, and nor are the...

Local Government Finance (Scotland) (4 Mar 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: My hon. Friend is being modest in that figure. The real figure is some 85 per cent. It would not be difficult for me to make a case saying that East Renfrewshire is grossly over-subsidising Glasgow. It is a fact—

Local Government Finance (Scotland) (4 Mar 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: I will give the hon. Lady an important figure if she will just pin her ears back. Aggregate external finance per capita for the city of Glasgow is 80 per cent. above the English average—that is money from the general taxpayer—so let us have none of this nonsense about Glasgow not getting a fair deal from the Government. The hon. Member for Hamilton implied fairly clearly that Labour...

Local Government Finance (Scotland) (4 Mar 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Opposition Day: Education (5 Feb 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: I rise to speak a few minutes earlier than I had expected as I was waiting for the hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley (Ms Morris) to say what Labour party policy was. However, like my hon. Friend the Minister, she dealt very effectively with the Liberal Democrat policy of putting an extra 1p on income tax. It is worth pointing out in passing that the justification for the tartan tax in...

Opposition Day: Education (5 Feb 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: Almost certainly, but I wish to give the Liberal Democrats the benefit of the doubt on this point. It has rightly been said that education standards are not dependent on money alone—that is common ground between the parties—but it is worth noting some of the figures for Scotland as well as those south of the border. Between the period just before the Conservatives came to power and...

Opposition Day: Education (5 Feb 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: On education matters, I always listen to an expert such as the hon. Gentleman, especially as, earlier in his career, he exercised his choice to teach in a Scottish school in the private sector. It is a pity that the hon. Gentleman's party wishes to deny many parents in Scotland the ability to choose to send their children to such a school. The Government have set an effective framework...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Glasgow (Funding) (5 Feb 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: Has my hon. Friend read the whole of today's Evening Times article? In particular, has he seen the headline "Give us a trip and we'll vote for you", which refers to Labour councillors in Glasgow? Given that appalling state of affairs—given that Glasgow receives 80 per cent. more Government grant per capita than the English average, and the administration is descending into chaos—is there...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Unemployment (5 Feb 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: Is my right hon. Friend aware that unemployment in my constituency of Eastwood has been falling very sharply and is a great deal lower than it was five years ago, because of the excellence of the Government's policies in Scotland, including the important policy of controlling the level of business rates, especially for small business men? What would happen if a Scottish Parliament threw that...

Orders of the Day — Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Bill: Criminal Legal Assistance (29 Jan 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: Unusually for me, I must say that my right hon. and learned Friend the Minister did not give a wholly adequate reply to the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Wallace) on the powers of entry. Such powers have been described as iniquitous by bodies such as the Glasgow Bar Association. One can of course argue that it comes at the question from a particular angle, but I hope that my right...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Family Mediation Scotland (22 Jan 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: I am grateful for the opportunity to raise the important subject of Family Mediation Scotland. I know that my right hon. and learned Friend the Minister of State recognises the importance of the topic, as do Scottish Members of Parliament on both sides of the House, including my hon. Friend the Member for Ayr (Mr. Gallie) and the hon. Member for Moray (Mrs. Ewing) who, I recall, asked me a...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Family Mediation Scotland (22 Jan 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: I understand that all the applications have been granted, but I would rather leave the details to my right hon. and learned Friend when he replies to the debate. Misunderstandings sometimes arise about what mediation is. It should not be confused with arbitration or marriage counselling. It is a voluntary process in which a trained, skilled mediator enables people to negotiate their own...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Family Mediation Scotland (22 Jan 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: I am grateful to my right hon. and learned Friend for confirming my understanding of the situation. He is to be congratulated on his response to the representations made to him. How sad it is to hear a husband or wife say in court, "It should never have come to this." That is recognised in legislation, and the availability of accessible family mediation services is essential to the...

E. Coli (Pennington Report) (15 Jan 1997)

Mr Allan Stewart: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the public will be greatly reassured by the comprehensive nature of the interim report by Professor Pennington and his colleagues and by the Government's positive reaction to it? On a specific point about surveillance, my right hon. Friend talked about an electronic reporting system. How long does he expect it will be before that is set up? Can he tell the...


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