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Orders of the Day — European Parliamentary Elections Bill: Commencement (26 Feb 1998)

...E Surrey) Lansley, Andrew Amess, David Leigh, Edward Arbuthnot, James Letwin, Oliver Atkinson, David (Bour'mth E) Lewis, Dr Julian (New Forest E) Atkinson, Peter (Hexham) Lilley, Rt Hon Peter Bercow, John Lloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham) Beresford, Sir Paul Loughton, Tim Boswell, Tim McIntosh, Miss Anne Bottomley, Peter (Worthing W) Maclean, Rt Hon David Brooke, Rt Hon Peter...

Oral Answers to Questions — Private Prisons (2 Mar 1998)

John Bercow: In view of Ministers' earlier dogmatic and ideological opposition to private prisons, will the Minister tell the House when she first made a speech, wrote an article or issued a press release suggesting that there could be some merit in private prisons? Is there such an occasion? Can she name it? When was it?

ISAs, TESSAs and PEPs (3 Mar 1998)

John Bercow: Will the Chief Secretary give way?

Listening to the Countryside (3 Mar 1998)

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

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (4 Mar 1998)

John Bercow: Given the Prime Minister's—[Interruption.] I recognise that the children must settle down, Madam Speaker. Given the Prime Minister's professed support for a business-friendly Europe, can he give the House a specific example of one European directive or regulation that he will fight successfully to have repealed during the United Kingdom presidency of the European Union? Does he understand...

Oral Answers to Questions — Investment (Developing Countries) (5 Mar 1998)

John Bercow: Does the Minister share the stated view of the Secretary of State for International Development that the main reason for the Government's support for the insertion of a social clause in any international trading or investment agreement is simply to appease the British trade union movement?

Orders of the Day — National Minimum Wage Bill: Operation of Agricultural Wages Orders (9 Mar 1998)

John Bercow: I am most grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way. I also note your strictures, Mr. Deputy Speaker, and shall ensure that my intervention is in conformity with them. Does my hon. Friend agree that, if the Minister has not abandoned the curve but simply hidden it, and if the Government intend, over time, to increase the national minimum wage for agricultural workers, that might well explain...

Orders of the Day — National Minimum Wage Bill: Financial Statement and Budget Report (9 Mar 1998)

John Bercow: Does my hon. Friend agree that, if the Chancellor chooses to allow an increase—perhaps an annual increase—in the minimum wage, and then sacks people in the public sector in order to meet his other objective of containing overall public expenditure, he will not even succeed in that latter objective, for the simple reason that the increase in unemployment and the loss of tax revenue will...

Orders of the Day — National Minimum Wage Bill: Duty of Employers to Keep Records (9 Mar 1998)

John Bercow: I concur with my hon. Friend's sentiments. Does he agree that it would be marginally less bad if the Government had specified in the Bill the different regulations that would apply to different categories of worker? In fact, the pain would be much worse under the Liberal Democrat proposal because the regulations, which will contain various differences in respect of different categories of...

Orders of the Day — National Minimum Wage Bill: Non-Compliance: Worker Entitled to Additional Remuneration (9 Mar 1998)

John Bercow: I beg to move amendment No. 41, in page 11, line 18, at end insert— 'plus two per cent above the prevailing Bank of England base rate.'.

Orders of the Day — National Minimum Wage Bill: Repeals and Revocations (9 Mar 1998)

John Redwood: ...has shown in Committee and tonight to try to get proper examination of this problematic legislation and to my hon. Friends the Members for South Cambridgeshire (Mr. Lansley) and for Buckingham (Mr. Bercow), who made their first appearance at the Dispatch Box and spoke extremely eloquently on the amendments that they moved. I also pay tribute to all my hon. Friends who spent much time in...

Orders of the Day — National Minimum Wage Bill: Voluntary Workers (9 Mar 1998)

John Bercow: The Minister has just offered us a cast iron distinction, which may well be applicable in most cases, but does my hon. Friend accept that it may not apply in certain cases? Are there not instances in which a person works in a charity shop, not for an honorarium but for a modest but regular payment that is below the national minimum wage, and in which, if the shop were obliged to pay that...

Orders of the Day — National Minimum Wage Bill: Information Obtained by Officers (9 Mar 1998)

John Bercow: My hon. Friend is dealing with this point in an exemplary fashion. What worries me, however, is the possibility that the information might be leaked, without the authorisation of the Secretary of State, to a business rival. In such circumstances, would any redress be available to the employer who had been offended and discriminated against in that unseemly way?

Orders of the Day — National Minimum Wage Bill: Company Directors (9 Mar 1998)

John Bercow: My hon. Friend's comments about the directors of small companies are especially pertinent in the light of the information that we discussed in Committee. My hon. Friend will recall that that information related to the evidence that the take-home pay of many small business men is lower than that of many of their staff.

Opposition Day: Taxation (10 Mar 1998)

... Atkinson, Peter (Hexham) Curry, Rt Hon David Baker, Norman Dafis, Cynog Baldry, Tony Davies, Quentin (Grantham) Ballard, Mrs Jackie Davis, Rt Hon David (Haltemprice) Beggs, Roy Duncan, Alan Bercow, John Duncan Smith, Iain Beresford, Sir Paul Evans, Nigel Boswell, Tim Faber, David Bottomley, Peter (Worthing W) Fallon, Michael Brady, Graham Flight, Howard Brand, Dr Peter Forsythe,...

Opposition Day: Pensioners' Incomes (10 Mar 1998)

...Julian Allan, Richard Breed, Colin Amess, David Brooke, Rt Hon Peter Ancram, Rt Hon Michael Bruce, Ian (S Dorset) Arbuthnot, James Bruce, Malcolm (Gordon) Atkinson, David (Bour'mth E) Burnett, John Atkinson, Peter (Hexham) Burns, Simon Baker, Norman Cable, Dr Vincent Baldry, Tony Campbell, Menzies (NE Fife) Beggs, Roy Cash, William Bercow, John Chapman, Sir Sydney Beresford, Sir...

Orders of the Day — School Standards and Framework Bill: Infant Class Sizes (11 Mar 1998)

Division No. 198] [4.58 pm AYES Amess, David Heald, Oliver Ancram, Rt Hon Michael Heathcoat-Amory, Rt Hon David Arbuthnot, James Horam, John Atkinson, David (Bour'mth E) Howard, Rt Hon Michael Atkinson, Peter (Hexham) Howarth, Gerald (Aldershot) Bercow, John Hunter, Andrew Beresford, Sir Paul Jack, Rt Hon Michael Boswell, Tim Jackson, Robert (Wantage) Bottomley, Peter (Worthing W)...

Orders of the Day — School Standards and Framework Bill: Functions of Education Action Forum (11 Mar 1998)

..., James Arbuthnot, James Clark, Rt Hon Alan (Kensington) Atkinson, David (Bour'mth E) Clark, Dr Michael (Rayleigh) Atkinson, Peter (Hexham) Clarke, Rt Hon Kenneth (Rushcliffe) Beggs, Roy Bercow, John Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey Beresford, Sir Paul Collins, Tim Boswell, Tim Cran, James Brady, Graham Curry, Rt Hon David Brazier, Julian Davies, Quentin (Grantham) Brooke, Rt Hon Peter...

Orders of the Day — School Standards and Framework Bill: Grant Maintained Schools (11 Mar 1998)

John Bercow: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that those figures are all the more striking in view of the fact that grant-maintained schools account for only 6 per cent. of all state schools in England and Wales?

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