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Totalisators. (15 Feb 1933) in this country. I share the view that if people bet within their means—I think that the vast majority of people do that, although you will always find a minority who exceed the bounds, but they subsequently regret it, as I have done on many occa- sions—there is little wrong. We have to realise those facts, because the House of Commons should to-night consider the facts of the...

Exports ( 3 May 1995)

Denis MacShane: ..., North-East pointed out that for every pound coming into this country in inward investment, £2 leaves the country. Yes, that can sometimes represent rents coming back into the United Kingdom, but at the same time it represents a huge loss of potential jobs. If that money were invested in the United Kingdom, it would create jobs. I was privileged to attend a dinner of unit trust and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Constitution and Home Affairs ( 7 Jun 2010)

Guy Opperman: ...they are the people who put me here. I follow on from Peter Atkinson, and I must say that one could not meet a kinder, gentler man. He served Hexham for 18 years with great distinction and I pay tribute to the work that he did. I will do well to copy his calm and effective representation. The Hexham constituency is the second biggest in England, stretching from the outskirts of Newcastle...

Opposition Day — [1st allotted day]: Industry (Government Support) (16 Jun 2010)

Guy Opperman: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. The hon. Member for Bolsover (Mr Skinner) may have been here for 40 years, but he should surely not be in the Clerk's chair, unless perhaps he is looking for another job.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (23 Jun 2010)

Guy Opperman: ..., they will receive multiple discounts from dozens of stores, restaurants and pubs that are doing their bit locally. Does the Prime Minister agree that it is everyone's duty, not just in the House but all around the country, to go the extra mile and show the gratitude that we all have for our brave troops?

Capital Gains Tax (Rates) (23 Jun 2010)

Guy Opperman: ...the Chamber. Without going back 13 years in relation to the Labour Government, let me say that the paper indicates that in Derby North in May 2005 there were 1,318 jobseeker's allowance applicants, but that that has now gone up to 2,576-a significant increase, one might think, of 95.4%.

Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Capital Gains Tax (Rates) (24 Jun 2010)

Guy Opperman: ...excellent maiden speech from my hon. Friend the Member for Staffordshire Moorlands (Karen Bradley). Her seat is similar to my Northumberland constituency, and she spoke eloquently about the contribution that can be made by tourism and farming, which I look forward to championing with her. My hon. Friend the Member for Hendon (Mr Offord) also spoke well, and the hon. Member for Kingston...

CCTV: G8 and G20 Summits (28 Jun 2010)

Guy Opperman: In the Prime Minister's absence last week, he might have missed two surprising events. First, the shadow Chancellor made a speech that contained lots of criticism, but not one recommendation for reducing the deficit. Secondly, we saw a five-minute silent cameo from the former Prime Minister, although amazingly, for such a fiscal champion, it was during Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...

Public Bill Committee: Identity Documents Bill (29 Jun 2010)

Guy Opperman: I have a couple of questions. You indicated 2,500, but you only have 1,400 staff. Why was that?

Bills Presented: Energy Efficiency (30 Jun 2010)

Guy Opperman: The hon. Gentleman seems to be indicating that without Government intervention there will be no further coal mining, but that cannot be right. For example, there are open-cast mines aplenty throughout Northumberland and my constituency, but all that mining is done without any Government support whatever.

Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions ( 1 Jul 2010)

Guy Opperman: The timber industry is a significant employer in Hexham. All of us support wood biomass, but there is currently a cross-party team, with Members from both the Labour Benches and our own, seeking to change the distorted energy subsidy for wood biomass. Would the ministerial team meet the cross-party team?

Defendant Anonymity ( 8 Jul 2010)

Guy Opperman: ...assistance, and having worked with Victim Support. In fact, the previous Government gave me an award for the work that we did for Victim Support; I accept that that will not happen ever again, but I pray in aid the fact that that award was for the work that we were trying to do on behalf of those who were so grievously affected by the issue that we are discussing. I would like to think...

Minor Injuries Services (Devizes) (13 Jul 2010)

Claire Perry: ..., including my hon. Friend the Member for North Swindon (Justin Tomlinson), for taking time out of their hectic schedules to attend. I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Hexham (Guy Opperman), who, as many will know, worked selflessly on the judicial review that resulted from the shutdown of services at Savernake hospital. If I had a pound for every time I was told during my...

Courts Service — [Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] (14 Jul 2010)

Guy Opperman: .... The Government will clearly have to examine the way in which they look after rural services. Rural services and the rural economy must be reappraised. Many things have happened in the past, but I should not like the first step of this Government to be the immediate institution of a situation in which there is no magistrates court for 1,200 square miles.

Academies Bill [ Lords ] (19 Jul 2010)

Guy Opperman: Does my hon. Friend agree that Labour Members have gone-[Hon. Members: "They've gone."] Indeed, they have gone-there are but five left. Does my hon. Friend agree that they have gone from being anti-Tory in 1997 to a Blairite conversion, which they now disdain, to all talking Balls?

Delegated Legislation: Clause 1 — Academy arrangements (21 Jul 2010)

Guy Opperman: Surely it is a matter for both natural justice and judicial review? I am sure that the Minister has taken very good advice, but if he does not open the process up and give people the opportunity to make representations on the process, he will lay himself open to many more problems in the future.

Bills Presented — Fixed-term Parliaments Bill: Clause 2 — Payments under Academy agreements (22 Jul 2010)

Guy Opperman: I will be brief as well. Many would have liked to speak in this debate, but time is short. I pay tribute to today's maiden speeches, particularly that of my neighbour, my hon. Friend the Member for Penrith and The Border (Rory Stewart). Together, the two of us represent 2,500 square miles-it would cover several countries. He has walked across his, I have attempted to ride across mine, and I...

Hospital Services (North-East) — [Jim Sheridan in the Chair] (27 Jul 2010)

Iain Wright: It is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship, Mr Sheridan. The debate is about hospital services in the north-east, but I shall focus on services in North Tees and Hartlepool, so I welcome the fact that I can see here my hon. Friends the Members for Stockton North (Alex Cunningham), for Easington (Grahame M. Morris) and for Sedgefield (Phil Wilson), as well as the hon. Member for...

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day]: Crime and Policing ( 8 Sep 2010)

Guy Opperman: .... We do not have to explain that in terms of class or Thatcherism. Those things do not apply, because it is simply about maths. As we all explained up and down the country, if someone spends £400 but earns only £325, the maths simply does not add up. I see no problem in approaching that problem by saying, "This must change."

18. Relief from Tax (Incidental and Consequential Charges): New Clause 2 — Passport fees for holders of ID cards (15 Sep 2010)

Guy Opperman: I shall not detain the House long, but the Bill has rightly been described as a long march. The previous Government's policy began years ago as a proposal for a compulsory scheme, forcing ID cards on individuals. As a result, there was tremendous opposition. It is surely a rare day when the Conservative and Liberal coalition is supported by Justice and other individuals and organisations that...

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