Results 41–60 of 1120 for speaker:Mr John Townend

Orders of the Day — Sea Fishing Grants (Charges) Bill ( 1 Mar 2000)

Mr John Townend: Did I hear the hon. Gentleman correctly? Did he say that I knew little or nothing about the fishing industry?

Intergovernmental Conference White Paper (15 Feb 2000)

Mr John Townend: Is the right hon. Gentleman not at all worried that he is a leading member of a Government who are progressively turning the House of Commons into nothing more than a glorified county council? He failed to answer the question previously, so I shall repeat it: does he think that the IGC will result in more integration? If he does, is that in line with the Labour party's policy of creating a...

Orders of the Day — Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill (10 Feb 2000)

Mr John Townend: Yes, but it has changed.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: National Lottery (31 Jan 2000)

Mr John Townend: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that every constituency could have had considerably more money if the Government had not wasted £399 million on the dome? Although it is always easy to be wise in hindsight, does he not agree that it would have been better to spend the money on a permanent memorial to the millennium, not one that will be knocked down in 10 years?

Business of the House (13 Jan 2000)

Mr John Townend: The right hon. Lady will be aware of the importance of the fishing industry in the constituencies of at leat 50 right hon. and hon. Members. Was it not unfortunate, therefore, that the annual fishing debate was so short that only one Back-Bench Member of the official Opposition and no representative of one of the minor parties was called? In view of the crisis in the fishing industry, may we...

Influenza (10 Jan 2000)

Mr John Townend: In view of what the Secretary of State said about the need for immunisation, what would he say to Mrs. Wheddon, of Watton, in my constituency, who rang me this afternoon and said that, today, on the media, she had heard a health service spokesman say that people should go to be vaccinated? She rang up her local surgery and was told that—although she suffers from emphysema—no vaccine was...

Fisheries (13 Dec 1999)

Mr John Townend: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Fisheries (13 Dec 1999)

Mr John Townend: Is there not some discrepancy between the figures that the scientists are working on this year and MAFF figures? For example, according to MAFF figures we have landed about 60 per cent. of our cod quota, whereas according to EU scientists almost the whole of the EU quota has already been taken. According to MAFF, we have landed about 55 per cent. of our plaice quota, whereas according to the...

Fisheries (13 Dec 1999)

Mr John Townend: Will the Minister give way?

Opposition Day: Tube Investment ( 8 Dec 1999)

Mr John Townend: Will the Secretary of State give way?

Opposition Day: Tube Investment ( 8 Dec 1999)

Mr John Townend: rose—

Opposition Day: Tube Investment ( 8 Dec 1999)

Mr John Townend: Will my hon. Friend give way to me?

Opposition Day: Tube Investment ( 8 Dec 1999)

Mr John Townend: The right hon. Gentleman is frightened.

Pre-Budget Statement ( 9 Nov 1999)

Mr John Townend: I ask this question as the chairman of a small and medium-sized enterprise. For companies such as mine, the savings on corporation tax are peanuts compared with the burdens that have been imposed on us in the past few years. I refer to the cost of derv for delivery vans, the cost of petrol for representatives' cars, the working time directive, the 48-hour week, paternity rights, the part-time...

Agriculture (28 Oct 1999)

Mr John Townend: Everyone accepts that agriculture is in the worst state that it has been in for many years, certainly since I entered Parliament. The big difference this time is that, previously, when one sector has been on the floor, another has been profitable; at the moment, practically nothing is profitable. My constituency is one of the major pig producing areas of the United Kingdom and is therefore...

Agriculture (28 Oct 1999)

Mr John Townend: Does my hon. Friend believe that, if the boot were on the other foot and we had been feeding our cattle or sheep with food that had sewage in it, the French would take no action at all?

Opposition Day: Home Office Issues (26 Oct 1999)

Mr John Townend: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Jul 1999)

Mr John Townend: When the Government decided to sell gold, did they anticipate that the price would fall by 33 cents to $2.55 an ounce? Did the Prime Minister realise that that would adversely affect the economies of third-world countries, particularly South Africa, and put black miners' jobs at risk? Is it not nonsense to spend more money on overseas aid to South Africa while undermining that country's...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Non — Tax Payers ( 5 Jul 1999)

Mr John Townend: I support new clause 3. It would ensure that people who earn less than £4,335—which, I should have thought, even Labour Members would accept is not a very high figure—and more importantly, people between the ages of 65 and 74 who earn no more than £5,720, do not pay income tax. I am particularly interested in that group because in my constituency, East Yorkshire, we have a much higher...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Non — Tax Payers ( 5 Jul 1999)

Mr John Townend: Naturally, I was interested in why that lady had come to see me. I could not help asking whether she was happy with her Government. She said, "No, that is why I have come to see you, Mr. Townend. I am very interested in learning what Mr. Hague's new policies are likely to be for pensioners, because we feel let down by the Government." She pointed out that people who had saved modest amounts...

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