Results 1761–1780 of 1847 for speaker:Bob Stewart

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: National Nature Reserves (17 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had on the potential sale of National Nature Reserves.

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Military Covenant (16 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: I will be as quick as I can. I love the idea of a military covenant. Of course our armed forces are a special case. They are a martial profession: people who join them do not do so to join a nursery school; they know they are going to take risks and they know they may lose their lives. As we know, they are in a unique profession, so we have to deal with them uniquely. That is why we must look...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Military Covenant (16 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: The answer is I do not know, but I will continue and I will be quick. What is crucial to whatever we call the military covenant is how we respect our soldiers when they are killed. As a boy, I remember watching my father's battalion come back. He was the only officer who had not been killed and I remember watching the bodies come off the back of an aircraft at RAF Khormaksar in Aden. We have...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Military Covenant (16 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Military Covenant (16 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: John Major did not do that. I told Bosnian soldiers that they were made redundant personally by waking them up in the morning and telling them as they woke up, and then I gave them the paper. That was rotten.

Bill Presented: Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill (11 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: Surely this is all about fairness for constituents who have a Member of Parliament. It is also about a Member of Parliament's right to represent their constituents. I agree with the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) that it will be difficult to sort out the problem. As we have heard, the problem goes all the way back to Simon de Montfort. Equally, we must remember the problems with the...

Bill Presented: Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill (11 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: I thank my hon. Friend-well, not my friend, but he could be, if he is nicer. I thank the hon. Gentleman. It will become increasingly important that we address this problem. I am sure now, too, that that the problem will be helped by some sort of solution, such as that suggested by my right hon., learned and former Friend the Member for Kensington (Sir Malcolm Rifkind), who is not in his...

Bill Presented: Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill (11 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: I thank the hon. Gentleman for, once again, being so perceptive as to pick a few little holes. I accept that this is not an easy problem; there is no easy fix. That is why my hon. Friend the Member for West Worcestershire (Harriett Baldwin) is suggesting a gradual, slow change, which I support. But I also support the idea that, when the commission sits this year, as we learn, it considers a...

Bill Presented: Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill (11 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: I thank my right hon. and learned, and very old, Friend for giving way- [ Laughter. ] I mean "old" in the sense of time. We are both of a certain age.

Bill Presented: Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill (11 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: He is no longer my friend. I always used to respect him. Does he think that there will be increased pressure to give more tax-raising powers not only to Scotland in the Scotland Bill but to the Welsh Assembly and to Stormont?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: EC Institutions: Secondment (8 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 25 January 2011, Official Report, column 156W, on the European External Action Service, what his estimate is of the number of staff from his Department who will be required to be seconded to all European Union institutions in order for British representation to be proportionate to the size of the UK...

Written Answers — Home Department: Bomb Disposal: Armed Forces (7 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people have been (a) investigated and (b) arrested on suspicion of exporting ADE-651 bomb detectors and similar devices to Afghanistan since January 2010; (2) how many people have been (a) investigated and (b) arrested on suspicion of exporting ADE-651 bomb detectors and similar devices to Iraq since January 2010.

Written Answers — Justice: Exports: Afghanistan and Iraq (4 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people have been (a) charged with and (b) convicted of exporting ADE-651 bomb detectors and similar devices to Afghanistan since January 2010; (2) how many people have been (a) charged with and (b) convicted of exporting ADE-651 bomb detectors and similar devices to Iraq since January 2010.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Exports (3 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward proposals to extend the ban on exports of ADE-651 bomb detectors and similar devices beyond Afghanistan and Iraq.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Exports (3 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on the sale of ADE-651 bomb detectors and similar devices sourced from abroad to (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq by UK-based companies since January 2010.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Exports (3 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on ensuring the export ban of ADE-651 bomb detectors and similar devices to Afghanistan and Iraq is enforced.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Exports (3 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will work with his EU counterparts towards implementing an EU-wide ban on the export of ADE-651 bomb detectors and similar devices.

Written Answers — Education: Free School Meals (3 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on eligible families not taking up free school meals due to a perceived social stigma.

Pensioner Poverty (1 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: Perhaps those who work for charities could be used as additional social workers to help those people and give information back to Government. We would all win by doing that.

Pensioner Poverty (1 Feb 2011)

Bob Stewart: It is part of it.


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