Results 161–180 of 741 for speaker:Christopher Fraser

Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day]: Young People in the Recession ( 6 Jul 2009)

Christopher Fraser: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that endorsement. Does he accept that not every child is academic, and that vocational skills are equally important if young people are to play a role in getting us out of this recession and in creating the prosperity that this nation deserves?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions ( 6 Jul 2009)

Christopher Fraser: Despite what the Government might say, police officers are spending more time on paperwork. Do the Government disagree with the chairman of the Police Federation, who has said: "Government red tape is the...obstacle standing in the way" of increased front-line policing?

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (24 Jun 2009)

Christopher Fraser: I have two things to ask the Minister. First, if he could answer in due course the specific points that I raised in my speech, I would be grateful, bearing in mind the time frame. Secondly, in terms of what is going on across Europe, does he have time to address my point about the need for a level playing field? In Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, grants are available for slurry...

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (24 Jun 2009)

Christopher Fraser: Can the Minister confirm what the National Farmers Union and other farming organisations have estimated to be the average cost of extending slurry storage? They say that it will cost about £50,000 per farm. That is a high price to pay and a big commitment to make while not knowing what the outcome will be.

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (24 Jun 2009)

Christopher Fraser: I am grateful to the Minister for giving way for the last time, as we have a few minutes left and he said "in conclusion". Will he address my question about closed periods and tell us why the Government are so reluctant to trust farmers to make informed decisions in their farms' best interests? The Government are being prescriptive. Farmers have had generations of experience, and occasionally...

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (24 Jun 2009)

Christopher Fraser: I am pleased to have the opportunity to raise the issue of nitrate vulnerable zones. I should like to thank the National Farmers Union for its expert knowledge, and the Environment Agency for its briefing. I secured this debate because the matter of nitrate vulnerable zones is of great concern to farmers in my constituency. I should like to put it on record that I own farmland, but it is not...

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (24 Jun 2009)

Christopher Fraser: At the end of the day, there is a lot of confusion about nitrate vulnerable zones and the criteria under which farms have to operate. My hon. and learned Friend articulates very well the concerns of farmers in both his constituency and mine, which must be addressed by the Government today. When I say 6,000 farms, I am including areas that were designated NVZs in 2002 but which did not...

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (24 Jun 2009)

Christopher Fraser: My hon. and learned Friend makes a first-class point. Appeal processes cause enormous disruption to farms and the processes within farms. I know the Minister to be a decent and genuine man, and I am sure that he will give fair consideration to that point. The financial burdens are inappropriate and unnecessary, particularly in a period of flux concerning appeals and processes, and they create...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (23 Jun 2009)

Christopher Fraser: In 1997, Tony Blair promised to end the scandal of people selling their homes to pay for their long-term care. Why have the Government taken so long to address that problem?

Written Answers — Health: Social Care Green Paper (23 Jun 2009)

Christopher Fraser: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish the forthcoming social care Green Paper.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Digital Britain (16 Jun 2009)

Christopher Fraser: In making a bid for East Anglia, may I ask whether the Secretary of State accepts that in very rural areas such as south-west Norfolk, broadband is not readily available, which makes people second-class citizens in this digital revolution? Will he make a special case for constituents such as mine, who need a level playing field if they are to compete in this technological world, given that...

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Business Rates (15 Jun 2009)

Christopher Fraser: In the four or five minutes for which the hon. Lady has been speaking, we have not heard a word about what the Liberal Democrats will do. May I ask her to address that point, so that we can at least have a proper debate?

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Business Rates (15 Jun 2009)

Christopher Fraser: The right hon. Lady talks about help for businesses. Will she, through her Department, give a breakdown, constituency by constituency, of how many businesses have benefited from any or all of the schemes to which she refers? I cannot see where that help is coming from, and nor can companies in my constituency. We need the reassurance of seeing the statistics that she has given broken down by...

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Business Rates (15 Jun 2009)

Christopher Fraser: The Minister has given us some figures about what is happening. In a genuine bid to be helpful, I again ask her to break those down for all of us, constituency by constituency, and to give information, which I cannot get, on the companies that have actually received benefits from the schemes that she has mentioned.

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Business Rates (15 Jun 2009)

Christopher Fraser: I am sure my hon. Friend agrees that small business and enterprise was the backbone of our economic success as a nation in the 1980s and 1990s, and will continue to be so in this new century. The fact remains that businesses, not Government, create jobs. It is the job of a Government to create the environment in which business can thrive. This Government have singularly failed to recognise...

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Rural Communities (Recession) (15 Jun 2009)

Christopher Fraser: Does the Minister agree that it is a great pity that no Labour Back Bencher has contributed to the debate?

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Rural Communities (Recession) (15 Jun 2009)

Christopher Fraser: I apologise for not being in the Chamber at the beginning of the debate, but I was chairing a Statutory Instrument Committee. Fortunately, however, I arrived to hear my hon. Friend the Member for Arundel and South Downs (Nick Herbert) speak eloquently about the problems faced by rural communities. It is a great pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for North Dorset (Mr. Walter), who...

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Rural Communities (Recession) (15 Jun 2009)

Christopher Fraser: I do not want to get diverted on to by-election issues, but I will say that it is no coincidence that the accounts of Norwich city council have not been written and agreed for many years, because of the way in which they have been put together. In my constituency, where we have two Conservative councils, we have proved, year in, year out that Conservative councils in Norfolk deliver for the...

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Rural Communities (Recession) (15 Jun 2009)

Christopher Fraser: I agree wholeheartedly with my hon. Friend. Many of my constituents ask why they cannot get those benefits. They simply cannot get them. It might well be that the infrastructure just does not exist across the country, but this goes back to my original point that there are two classes of citizen in this country: those in urban areas who have access to services, and those in rural areas who...


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