Former MP for Wokingham

John Redwood

Former Conservative MP for Wokingham (11 Jun 1987 – 30 May 2024)

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Illegal Migration Act: Northern Ireland (14 May 2024)

David Jones: ...my hon. Friend not agree, therefore, that the framework has been proven to be inimical to British sovereignty and should be renegotiated, or failing that —as my right hon. Friend the Member for Wokingham (Sir John Redwood) has suggested—should be disapplied by legislation of this Parliament?

Public Procurement (13 May 2024)

John Spellar: ...base—although I would gently point out to my friend that procurement from the Scottish Administration has not always distinguished itself over recent years either. The right hon. Member for Wokingham (Sir John Redwood) rightly pointed out that very often Government procurement policy deliberately moves against SMEs because it aggregates contracts, for example, for repairs and...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 1 - Income tax charge for tax year 2024-25 ( 8 May 2024)

Nigel Huddleston: ...analyses receipts and liabilities in its annual corporation tax statistics publications. We therefore believe that these new clauses are unnecessary. I thank my right hon. Friend the Member for Wokingham (Sir John Redwood) for his comments—he always makes considered and thoughtful contributions. He rightly pointed out the importance of the low-tax strategy adopted by this Government,...

Free School Meals — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] ( 7 May 2024)

Catherine McKinnell: ...failure—and now represents around a quarter of children attending state schools. There are significant regional variations: in my local authority of Newcastle, 39.6% of children are eligible; in Wokingham, fewer than one in 10 are. Labour in government will focus on lifting those children and their families out of poverty, making sure that families have the dignity and peace of mind to...

Education: Topical Questions (29 Apr 2024)

James Sunderland: ...the £16 million safety valve programme and other SEN initiatives. Given the high number of good and outstanding schools in Bracknell and the focus on apprenticeships and T-levels at Bracknell and Wokingham College, might I tempt her please to visit?

Football Governance Bill (23 Apr 2024)

James Sunderland: ...Select Car Leasing stadium as an asset of community value under the Localism Act 2011 was a masterstroke. Dai Yongge is unable to sell the stadium, and rightly so. Lastly, I give full credit to Wokingham Borough Council for a little deed for the Bearwood Park training centre. If a club cannot legally sell its assets to another club, that club lives on. Once again, these measures have...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (17 Apr 2024)

Richard Fuller: ...be helpful if the Chancellor came forward with some view on that. Will my hon. Friend look at that? Thirdly, will the Minister be encouraged by the words of my right hon. Friend the Member for Wokingham (John Redwood) and his analysis of the charges imposed on the Treasury by the Bank of England as a result of the quantitative tightening policies? The UK’s policies on quantitative...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: Clause 1 - Introduction (17 Apr 2024)

Michael Tomlinson: ...right hon. and hon. Members right across the House for the contributions they have made. I want to pick up on one contribution, which is the intervention that my right hon. Friend the Member for Wokingham (John Redwood) made on the shadow Minister, the hon. Member for Aberavon (Stephen Kinnock). The shadow Minister cannot actually say what Labour would do: he says that he has a plan, but...

National Networks National Policy Statement (26 Mar 2024)

Matt Rodda: ...” mentality, doing large sections rather than just filling in individual potholes, and that seems to be tackling the backlog more effectively than some neighbouring authorities—Oxfordshire and Wokingham in particular—which are somewhat behind with their pothole filling. Other matters that many people see as strategically important but are not under the statement’s remit include the...

SEND Provision (14 Mar 2024)

James Sunderland: ...ranging from up to 5,000 early years educational needs co-ordinators to 400 educational psychologists. Excitingly, in Bracknell Forest, a proposal is being mooted in conjunction with Bracknell and Wokingham College for a pilot to be run for recruiting and training additional teaching assistants, and particularly those who may be focused on special educational needs. As the Minister knows,...

National Insurance Contributions (Reduction in Rates) (No.2) Bill (13 Mar 2024)

Nigel Huddleston: ...wage and changes to personal tax rates and thresholds. To respond to a few other comments made by right hon. and hon. Members, my right hon. Friends the Members for Witham (Priti Patel) and for Wokingham (John Redwood) both gave excellent speeches, in which they not only championed workers—including the self-employed—but highlighted the fact that we have to operate in a particular...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance ( 8 Mar 2024)

Damian Hinds: ...Medway £7,188,479 Southwark £3,000,000 Bath and North East Somerset £4,000,000 Bexley £9,500,000 Blackpool £6,153,346 North Somerset £2,918,000 North Tyneside £4,681,000 Wokingham £6,332,300 Total £131,280,684 The 12 local authorities that did not receive additional capital either did not apply or did not successfully demonstrate to the department that...

Income Tax (Charge) ( 6 Mar 2024)

Robert Syms: ...that are wrong, but on the whole, having a body to give an independent view reassures markets. I am a bit of a Bank of England sceptic, too. The comments of my right hon. Friends the Members for Wokingham (John Redwood) and for Haltemprice and Howden (Sir David Davis) are right: we need to look at the Bank of England’s remit. Growth should be in there, as well as inflation. An...

Northern Ireland (26 Feb 2024)

Steven Baker: ...in Northern Ireland and across the whole UK, and that move matters forward. The hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon), as always, made a great speech. My right hon. Friend the Member for Wokingham (John Redwood) caused me in his challenge to doubt myself on the issue of VAT, so I want to affirm the position. The position on VAT is clear: the framework secured legally binding changes...

Post Office Horizon: Compensation and Legislation (26 Feb 2024)

Marion Fellows: ...exonerations in Scotland and Northern Ireland take place at the same time as those in England and Wales. [Interruption.] I do not find this amusing at all, but obviously the right hon. Member for Wokingham (John Redwood) does.

Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill: Clause 1 - Duty to invite applications for offshore licences (20 Feb 2024)

Alok Sharma: ...2030.” The Government response went on to highlight the NSTA guidance that new developments are approved on the basis of zero routine flaring and venting. My right hon. Friend the Member for Wokingham (John Redwood) raised the issue of imported gas. I will just point out to him that, unfortunately, flaring is still a common practice in the UK. By contrast, Norway banned routine flaring...

NHS Dentistry: Recovery and Reform ( 7 Feb 2024)

John Redwood: Wokingham has a fast-growing population based on building a lot of new homes. So as the Secretary of State rolls out her new plans, will she also ensure that there are incentives to provide dental services on the NHS in areas where a population is moving in and needs them?

Thames Water: Oxfordshire ( 7 Feb 2024)

Layla Moran: ...has biodiversity targets, but to the best of my knowledge the Department does not look at the issue at all. I urge the Minister to do so. Just beyond Oxfordshire, in the village of Charvil, in Wokingham, a local fisherman described seeing raw sewage float past the end of his fishing rod. It is just disgusting. When we think of frolicking about in boats and the classic English countryside,...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 67B ( 5 Feb 2024)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: ...Lambeth and Lewisham. There are similar domestic abuse support workers who specialise in supporting older victims in Sussex, Surrey, and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and another commissioner in Wokingham Borough Council. They are doing a good job, but clearly there are many parts of the country that do not have them, and I am suggesting that we should encourage them. In areas where...

Finance Bill: New Clause 5 - New investment exemption ( 5 Feb 2024)

Nigel Huddleston: ...in the Bill and elsewhere will support all those sectors. Of course, business rates relief is vital to the tourism, retail, hospitality and leisure sector. My right hon. Friend the Member for Wokingham made a range of comments, some outside of my direct remit. I assure him that I will raise his points, which ranged from bonds to public sector efficiency—a vital area—with colleagues in...


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