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Results 21–40 of 10000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Stephen Timms

Business of the House (9 Feb 1995)

Stephen Timms: Has the Leader of the House read the remarks made yesterday by the chief executive of Channel 4, who attacked the Government's policy and that of the Secretary of State for National Heritage of diverting the profits of Channel 4 to the shareholders of the ITV companies? Will the Leader of the House make time for us to have a debate on the need for policies promoting investment in British...

BBC (9 Feb 1995)

Stephen Timms: I thank hon. Members who curtailed their remarks so that others might have a few minutes in which to speak. By and large, the reaction to the White Paper has been relief—relief that the Government have not surrendered to the Conservative Back-Bench free market ultra-enthusiasts and have abandoned the doctrinaire solutions to the corporation's future that some have proposed. I wish to sound...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Mar 1995)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 2 March.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Mar 1995)

Stephen Timms: The Prime Minister will recall that, in 1991, the then Secretary of State for Transport announced that the channel tunnel rail link would be routed through east London to promote urban regeneration specifically within east London. Will the Prime Minister confirm that the Government remain committed to that objective for the rail link?

Points of Order (6 Mar 1995)

Stephen Timms: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. You may have seen, as I did, in this morning's press articles saying that the advisers who originally advocated the programme of hospital bed closures in London have now changed their minds and have acknowledged that that is extremely damaging. Have you had any word from the Secretary of State for Health to the effect that she intends to announce that she...

Opposition Day: Information Super-highway (7 Mar 1995)

Stephen Timms: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way and for mentioning the Newham initiative. He is aware that that initiative is a partnership between the London borough of Newham, the Metropolitan police, Olivetti and a number of European cities, and is aimed at developing multi-media access to public services. Will my hon. Friend join me in commending the ATTACH project and express the hope...

Estimates Day: Broadband Communications (15 Mar 1995)

Stephen Timms: Does my hon. Friend agree that what we need above all in interactive broadband communications is innovation, but that the monopoly arrangements introduced by the Government, whereby there is to be one franchise holder for an indefinite period, will not lead to that innovation?

Estimates Day: Broadband Communications (15 Mar 1995)

Stephen Timms: The hon. Gentleman referred to the deployment of optical fibre by the cable companies. I acknowledge his point, but will he confirm that there is almost no deployment of optical fibre by those companies in customers' homes? Does he share my concern that that is where we are falling behind?

Estimates Day: Retail Planning Policy (15 Mar 1995)

Stephen Timms: I welcome what the Minister is saying about the changing policy framework, but what advice would he give to a local authority that is having to look again at earlier planning permission? My hon. Friend the Member for Denton and Reddish (Mr. Bennett) said in opening the debate that many planning applications have been given permission, but have not yet been implemented. When the time limit...

Business of the House (16 Mar 1995)

Stephen Timms: Has the Leader of the House seen reports of the remarks made this morning by Mr. Charles Gallagher, the president of the House Builders Federation, expressing his regret at what he sees as the Government's abandonment of home ownership as one of their key values? He referred not only to the tax changes that were mentioned some minutes ago by my right hon. Friend the Member for Sedgefield...

Habitual Residence Test (Newham) (21 Mar 1995)

Stephen Timms: I am grateful for this opportunity to bring the habitual residence requirement for income-related benefits before the House. Ten days ago, I received a letter from the Newham docklands citizens advice bureau which expressed its alarm at clients who we think have acted in a reasonable way but who are in danger of becoming destitute as a result of the habitual residence test". I share its...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Intergovernmental Conference (23 Mar 1995)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the priorities for the Government in relation to agriculture at the intergovernmental conference in 1996. [13893]

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Intergovernmental Conference (23 Mar 1995)

Stephen Timms: What further consideration has the right hon. Gentleman given to the sugar regime, given the impact on jobs at Tate and Lyle in east London?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Ethiopia (29 Mar 1995)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the human rights record in Ethiopia; and if he will make a statement. [14960]

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Ethiopia (29 Mar 1995)

Stephen Timms: Is the Minister aware that Amnesty International says that there is an emerging problem of disappearances among Government opponents in Ethiopia? Has he seen the statement issued in London on 15 March by the Ethiopian asylum support group expressing its concern that human rights violations are spreading from the political to the religious, social and cultural spheres? What representations...

Business of the House (30 Mar 1995)

Stephen Timms: Can the Leader of the House offer us an early debate on the regulation of the water industry, given the revelations this week that the water companies have negotiated with their regulator a high level of investment, but are actually committing a lower level of investment, the difference being used effectively to prop up their share prices in the meantime? I imagine that all right hon. and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Channel Tunnel Rail Link (3 Apr 1995)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is his policy in respect of the objective for the channel tunnel rail link announced by the former Secretary of State in 1991, with special reference to economic regeneration in east London. [15700]

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Channel Tunnel Rail Link (3 Apr 1995)

Stephen Timms: May I remind the Minister that when the former Secretary of State made the announcement in 1991, he was explicit that his commitment was to regeneration in east London, where it is most needed and where, as the Government's own figures confirm, the levels of urban deprivation are highest? Do the Government remain committed to regeneration specifically in east London, as announced in 1991,...

London Airports (Transport Links) (3 Apr 1995)

Stephen Timms: Will the study take account of the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Oldham, West (Mr. Meacher), which represents a consensus on the need to promote development east of London to ease development pressures west of London? Will the study have that concern especially in mind? Following the right hon. Gentleman's welcome remarks about developing the rail links between Stansted,...

New clause 1: Discretionary Share Option Schemes in the Privatised Utilities (3 Apr 1995)

Stephen Timms: Does the difficulty not lie in the fact that customers of those companies are the victims of what is happening? Shareholders may, in a narrow sense, think that they benefit from that activity, hut surely it is the customers who are suffering. They are the ones who need to he given a voice.


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