Results 2921–2929 of 2929 for speaker:Wayne David

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill — 1st Allotted Day: [Sir Alan Haselhurst in the Chair] — Clause 1 — Incorporation of provisions of the Treaty of Nice (11 Jul 2001)

Wayne David: I agree with my hon. Friend that the position is not ideal, but not that it is untenable. It is satisfactory at present and points us in the right direction. The position of Switzerland and Norway indicates that a deeper association is mutually desirable. Further to my points about the single European market, it has been accepted that there were difficulties in securing the legislation that...

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill — 1st Allotted Day: [Sir Alan Haselhurst in the Chair] — Clause 1 — Incorporation of provisions of the Treaty of Nice (11 Jul 2001)

Wayne David: On the other hand, instead of voting everything down, seeking to destroy everything and being entirely negative, as the Opposition would like us to be, would it not be far better if we had an imaginative, powerful agenda for Europe, as the Government have, and the power of advocacy to fulfil that agenda? We have heard a lot about the United Kingdom being able to exercise a veto, but we should...

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill — 1st Allotted Day: [Sir Alan Haselhurst in the Chair] — Clause 1 — Incorporation of provisions of the Treaty of Nice (11 Jul 2001)

Wayne David: I return to the point that I was making earlier. The Government have a positive agenda for Europe. We want to build a better Europe. We are not satisfied with simply maintaining the status quo or attempting to turn the clock back. We want the EU to develop so that we have a single market, supported by a strong social backdrop to produce the wealth-creating capacity that we all want. Let me...

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill — 1st Allotted Day: [Sir Alan Haselhurst in the Chair] — Clause 1 — Incorporation of provisions of the Treaty of Nice (11 Jul 2001)

Wayne David: That is a much broader argument that goes far beyond this debate. It is not an argument against the Nice treaty, but in favour of our withdrawal from the EU, which I suspect many Opposition Members would like to happen. Let me return to qualified majority voting and the proposed changes. With regard to the weighting of votes at the Council of Ministers, it is worth pointing out that under the...

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill — 1st Allotted Day: [Sir Alan Haselhurst in the Chair] — Clause 1 — Incorporation of provisions of the Treaty of Nice (11 Jul 2001)

Wayne David: How many times was the veto used against the United Kingdom when the right hon. Gentleman was a Minister?

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Finance) Bill ( 3 Jul 2001)

Wayne David: I congratulate the hon. Member for Leominster (Mr. Wiggin) on his first contribution. It was a lucid and at times humorous speech and it clearly showed that he is already well aware of the problems of his constituency. He comes across sincerely, as a man who cares. We wish him well. One of the most important debates in the European Union in 1996, 1997 and 1998 centred on the document...

Home Affairs and Constitution (27 Jun 2001)

Wayne David: I rise to make my first contribution in this House conscious of the fact that, as the Member of Parliament for Caerphilly, I am part of a long Labour tradition. My immediate predecessor was Ron Davies, a former Secretary of State for Wales. He made a huge contribution to the achievement of Welsh devolution. Other former Members of Parliament for Caerphilly include Mr. Fred Evans, who was the...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Lottery Funding (27 Jun 2001)

Wayne David: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she will take to direct Lottery funding to where it is most needed.

Written Answers — Wales: Police Recruitment (27 Jun 2001)

Wayne David: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary about the recruitment of police officers in Wales.


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