Results 201–220 of 2000 for john bercow

Business of the House (2 Apr 1998)

John Bercow: Notwithstanding the rambling reminiscences of the hon. Member for Bolsover (Mr. Skinner), will the Leader of the House consider seriously the express wish of Her Majesty's Opposition for a debate on the role of the Prime Minister's press spokesman? Does she agree that the analogy with Mr. Bernard Ingham is supremely inappropriate? Are we not considering a press spokesman who is supposed to...

Opposition Day: Trade Union Recognition (6 Apr 1998)

John Bercow: Does my right hon. Friend recall that, in June 1997, the Secretary of State for Education and Employment told reporters that the Government's White Paper on fairness at work would be published by the President of the Board of Trade by the autumn of that year? Ten months later, it has not appeared. Is that not because the Government are at war with themselves, with the modernisers on one side...

Opposition Day: Manufacturing Industry (6 Apr 1998)

John Bercow: Will the President of the Board of Trade acknowledge that higher interest rates, increased business taxation and a soaring pound damage British industry, in some cases lethally, depriving businesses of export orders and getting rid of jobs? If she acknowledges that, why does she not have the decency to admit it, instead of skirting around the subject for the first 13 minutes of her speech?

Orders of the Day — National Lottery Bill [Lords] (7 Apr 1998)

..., Michael Benton, Joe Cooper, Yvette Bermingham, Gerald Cousins, Jim Berry, Roger Cranston, Ross Best, Harold Crausby, David Betts, Clive Cryer, Mrs Ann (Keighley) Blears, Ms Hazel Cryer, John (Hornchurch) Blizzard, Bob Cummings, John Boateng, Paul Cunliffe, Lawrence Borrow, David Cunningham, Rt Hon Dr John Bradley, Keith (Withington) (Copeland) Bradley, Peter (The Wrekin)...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (8 Apr 1998)

John Bercow: Given the right hon. Gentleman's admission that a minimum wage will destroy jobs and the Trades Union Congress forecast of 200,000 job losses in manufacturing industry, how does he reconcile the rhetoric of welfare to work with the reality that the Government are set to deliver work to welfare on an horrific scale?

Northern Ireland (Belfast Agreement) (20 Apr 1998)

John Bercow: I too congratulate the Secretary of State on this negotiating success, which will be widely welcomed throughout the United Kingdom and for which she as an individual deserves, and seems to have received, immense personal credit. Is she able to confirm that the independent body charged with the review of sentences will be free from lobbying campaigns by one side or the other, by interested...

Orders of the Day — Bank of England Bill: Monetary Policy Committee. (20 Apr 1998)

...Nick Coleman, Iain Ainsworth, Robert (Cov'try NE) Connarty, Michael Allen, Graham Cook, Frank (Stockton N) Anderson, Janet (Rossendale) Cooper, Yvette Atherton, Ms Candy Corbett, Robin Austin, John Corston, Ms Jean Barnes, Harry Cousins, Jim Bayley, Hugh Cranston, Ross Beard, Nigel Crausby, David Benn, Rt Hon Tony Cryer, John (Hornchurch) Bennett, Andrew F Dalyell, Tam Benton,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Criminal Sentences (21 Apr 1998)

John Bercow: Why does not the hon. Gentleman understand that, in abandoning plans for honesty in sentencing, and in failing to abolish automatic early release from prison, the Government are displaying not toughness on crime but serial wimpishness? [Interruption.]

Finance (No. 2) Bill (21 Apr 1998)

John Bercow: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

European Community (Convergence Criteria) (21 Apr 1998)

John Bercow: The Minister is playing for time.

Beekeeping (22 Apr 1998)

John Bercow: Will my hon. Friend confirm that under EC regulation 1221/97 the United Kingdom is set to receive more funds per hive than any other European Union member state for the improvement of the production and marketing of honey? Does my hon. Friend agree with me, with my hon. Friend the Member for Tunbridge Wells (Mr. Norman) and my bee farming constituent, Mr. Ged Marshall, that it is essential...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Health Action Zones (22 Apr 1998)

John Bercow: How does the Minister expect to be able to save money by reducing bureaucracy in the health service in Wales when measures such as health action zones will create more bureaucracy, not less?

Northern Ireland (Elections) Bill (Programme): Miscellaneous (22 Apr 1998)

[Division No. 251] [4.49 pm AYES Adams, Mrs Irene (Paisley N) Battle, John Ainger, Nick Bayley, Hugh Ainsworth, Peter (E Surrey) Beard, Nigel Ainsworth, Robert (Cov'try NE) Bell, Martin (Tatton) Alexander, Douglas Benn, Rt Hon Tony Allan, Richard Bennett, Andrew F Allen, Graham Benton, Joe Ancram, Rt Hon Michael Bercow, John Anderson, Donald (Swansea E) Berry, Roger Anderson, Janet...

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Fuel (VAT) (27 Apr 1998)

John Bercow: What estimate has the hon. Gentleman made of the effect on the lives of old-age pensioners who do not receive income support, and who live in rural areas, of the Chancellor's decision to increase excise duty on petrol in the Budget?

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Corporation Tax: Due and Payable Date (27 Apr 1998)

..., Mrs Sylvia Byers, Stephen Heath, David (Somerton & Frome) Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge) Henderson, Ivan (Harwich) Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V) Hepburn, Stephen Campbell-Savours, Dale Heppell, John Canavan, Dennis Home Robertson, John Cann, Jamie Hoon, Geoffrey Caplin, Ivor Hope, Phil Casale, Roger Hopkins, Kelvin Caton, Martin Howarth, George (Knowsley N) Chapman, Ben (Wirral S)...

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Use of Peps Powers to Provide for Accounts (27 Apr 1998)

...(E Surrey) Bruce, Ian (S Dorset) Arbuthnot, James Chapman, Sir Sydney Atkinson, David (Bour'mth E) (Chipping Barnet) Atkinson, Peter (Hexham) Chope, Christopher Baldry, Tony Clappison, James Bercow, John Clarke, Rt Hon Kenneth Beresford, Sir Paul (Rushcliffe) Boswell, Tim Clifton—Brown, Geoffrey Brazier, Julian Collins, Tim Browning, Mrs Angela Colvin, Michael Cormack, Sir...

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Stamp Duty on Conveyance or Transfer on Sale (27 Apr 1998)

..., Dr Evan Canavan, Dennis Heal, Mrs Sylvia Cann, Jamie Health, David (Somerton & Frome) Casale, Roger Henderson, Ivan (Harwich) Caton, Martin Hepburn, Stephen Chapman, Ben (Wirral S) Heppell John Chisholm, Malcolm Hoey, Kate Clark, Rt Hon Dr David (S Shields) Home Robertson, John Clark, Dr Lynda (Edinburgh Pentlands) Hood, Jimmy Hoon, Geoffrey Clark, Paul (Gillingham) Hopkins,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: NHS Bureaucracy (28 Apr 1998)

John Bercow: If he will make a statement on his plans for releasing £s1 billion from NHS bureaucracy; and when he expects this target to be met. [38688]

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Rate of Duty on Beer (28 Apr 1998)

Division No. 258] [5.46 pm AYES Abbott, Ms Diane Cox, Tom Adams, Mrs Irene (Paisley N) Cranston, Ross Ainger, Nick Crausby, David Ainsworth, Robert(Cov'try NE) Cummings, John Alexander, Douglas Cunliffe, Lawrence Allan, Richard Cunningham, Rt Hon Dr John Allen, Graham (Copeland) Anderson, Donald(Swansea E) Cunningham, Jim (Cov'try S) Anderson, Janet (Rossendale) Cunningham, Ms...

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Rates of Duties And REBATES (28 Apr 1998)

John Bercow: The hon. Member for Dudley, North (Mr. Cranston) mentioned the debate of 23 January 1995. Is my right hon. Friend aware that, on that day, the Financial Secretary, who was then in opposition, said of an increase in fuel duty: People living in rural areas will be badly affected."—[Official Report, 23 January 1995; Vol. 253, c. 99.] She also said that to portray such a measure as...

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