Results 2261–2280 of 2292 for speaker:George Freeman

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Bats (14 Sep 2010)

George Freeman: To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners what estimate the Church Commissioners have made of the cost to churches of compliance with conditions attached to planning permissions in respect of bats in the latest period for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Bats (14 Sep 2010)

George Freeman: To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners what estimate the Church Commissioners have made of the number of cases of damage to historic churches in Norfolk caused by bats.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: National Grid: Offshore Industry (14 Sep 2010)

George Freeman: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to increase the National Grid's infrastructure capacity to facilitate offshore energy projects; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: National Grid: Renewable Energy (14 Sep 2010)

George Freeman: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his estimate is of the cost of the expansion of the national grid required to accommodate expected levels of renewable electricity generation in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Power Stations: Offshore Industry (14 Sep 2010)

George Freeman: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what measures are in place to encourage the location of power stations required for the collection of offshore energy to be sited on (a) brownfield and (b) industrial sites.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Digital Broadcasting: Pensioners (13 Sep 2010)

George Freeman: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will estimate the average cost per pensioner household of upgrading radio equipment in vehicles and properties in preparation for the proposed switchover from analogue to digital radio in (a) England and Wales and (b) Mid Norfolk constituency.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Digital Broadcasting: Radio (13 Sep 2010)

George Freeman: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what percentage of radio listeners in (a) England and Wales and (b) Mid Norfolk use digital radio; what percentage of people in (i) England and Wales and (ii) Mid Norfolk are not able to receive digital radio signals; and when full digital radio coverage will be available in Mid Norfolk.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Digital Broadcasting: Radio (13 Sep 2010)

George Freeman: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with broadcasters to ensure that public service radio broadcasting continues to provide universal coverage in (a) England and Wales and (b) Mid Norfolk after the digital switchover.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Regulatory Burden (9 Sep 2010)

George Freeman: What areas she has identified where the regulatory burden on the agricultural industry can be reduced; and if she will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Regulatory Burden (9 Sep 2010)

George Freeman: Can the Minister give some reassurance to farmers in my Mid Norfolk constituency who are still struggling as a result of the non-payment, late payment or part payment of their single farm payments? This is having a serious impact on their cash flow, and it is often the result of slow interdepartmental communications on issues such as land transfer.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (9 Sep 2010)

George Freeman: I am sure that the Minister will agree that our agricultural and food research sector is a vital platform for both sustainable production and unlocking huge new markets around the world. Will the Department comment on the recent Taylor review and the excellent recommendations it has made?

Small Businesses (7 Sep 2010)

George Freeman: I shall try to be brief. I welcome this debate and I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Stafford (Jeremy Lefroy) for initiating it. I welcome my hon. Friend the Minister; I know that the small business community will be delighted that we have a Front-Bench spokesman with experience of building a small business. I also welcome the Government's commitment to this vital area, both in the...

[Hywel Williams in the Chair] — A11 (Dualling) (27 Jul 2010)

George Freeman: Thank you, Mr Williams, for the chance to contribute to this important debate, and for chairing it. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for West Suffolk (Matthew Hancock) on securing it. I hope that the presence of so many of us from across East Anglia will make the point that the case has huge cross-party and cross-county support, and that the Minister will recognise that the issue has...

Consolidated Fund (Apppropriation) Bill: Finance Bill (20 Jul 2010)

George Freeman: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Consolidated Fund (Apppropriation) Bill: Finance Bill (20 Jul 2010)

George Freeman: The hon. Lady mentioned the child trust fund, and I think that all hon. Members would agree that establishing a culture of saving is a commendable thing. In principle, does she think it is better for children to learn to work and to save, or to learn that the way to acquire money is to be given it by the Government?

Carers (Identification and Support): Police Grant Report (14 Jul 2010)

George Freeman: The right hon. Gentleman said that in the 13 years for which his party was in government, it took waste seriously. Why, therefore, at the end of that time, did we still have separate procurement, the cost of which the Home Office estimates to be more than £400 million a year?

Carers (Identification and Support): Police Grant Report (14 Jul 2010)

George Freeman: You had 13 years.

Carers (Identification and Support): Police Grant Report (14 Jul 2010)

George Freeman: While the right hon. Gentleman is on the subject of misleading election promises, does he agree that there has been a major change in the fiscal reality with which the Government must now deal, as indicated when, after the election, the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Mr Byrne), the former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, left a note in his Department to say that there is no...

Bill Presented — Shared Parenting Orders Bill: Clause 3 — Rate of value added tax (13 Jul 2010)

George Freeman: The right hon. Gentleman has said that the Government do not have any mandate to change the VAT rate, but did not he give us a mandate when he left a note saying that he was sorry to tell us that there was no money left? He never said that during the general election campaign.

Business, Innovation and Skills: Science and Innovation Industry (8 Jul 2010)

George Freeman: What steps he is taking to support the UK's science and innovation industry.


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