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Results 121–140 of 3000 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 Hammond

[Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair] — First Great Western (24 Jan 2007)

Stephen Hammond: indicated dissent.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Local Buses (6 Mar 2007)

Stephen Hammond: The Secretary of State knows that the real way to hold authorities and operators to account is via traffic commissioners. However, in the north-west, for instance, from Liverpool all the way through to Leeds there is one traffic commissioner and two staff. The Government are not funding traffic commissioners. Will they pledge to do so today, so that there can be real accountability?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Mar 2007)

Stephen Hammond: My constituent, Mrs. Morello, has an 11-year-old son with recognised special educational needs. All the professionals suggest that the right education for her son is an out-of-borough specialised small school. However, reflecting the cost concerns of so many local authorities, they are trying to put him in a mainstream local school. After 10 years in power, when will the Prime Minister make...

Autistic Children (Education) (7 Mar 2007)

Stephen Hammond: May I follow on from the intervention made by my right hon. Friend the Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr. Duncan Smith)? The situation has become worse. I raised it in the main Chamber earlier today and the Prime Minister's response was disappointing. The issue is not only local authorities closing special schools, but local authorities not taking cognisance of the need for...

Estimates Day — [2nd Allotted Day] — Supplementary Estimates, 2006-07: Local Transport (12 Mar 2007)

Stephen Hammond: I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this debate on the Select Committee's report and the Government's record on local transport planning and funding. I commend the hon. Member for Crewe and Nantwich (Mrs. Dunwoody) on her excellent introduction to the debate. There have been interesting contributions from both sides of the House. The speech of the hon. Member for Manchester,...

Estimates Day — [2nd Allotted Day] — Supplementary Estimates, 2006-07: Local Transport (12 Mar 2007)

Stephen Hammond: The hon. Gentleman is right, but he should not forget that the Government punted the issue into the long grass by referring it to the Lyons committee, which did not need to consider it. We have been discussing an excellent report that makes sensible recommendations and is the result of detailed analysis. The report makes interesting criticisms of the Government. I look forward to hearing the...

Estimates Day — [2nd Allotted Day] — Supplementary Estimates, 2006-07: Local Transport (12 Mar 2007)

Stephen Hammond: About halfway. Let us leave capital funding and move on to revenue funding briefly. Atkins found that the lack of revenue funding was a major barrier to the implementation and maintenance of transport schemes. The Government often speak about local revenue funding of transport to promote social policy objectives, but the shortage is affecting bus and community transport. Last year the...

[Miss Anne Begg in the Chair] — Inter-city Rail Services (13 Mar 2007)

Stephen Hammond: Like the hon. Members for Rochdale (Paul Rowen) and for Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland (Dr. Kumar), I congratulate the hon. Member for Edinburgh, North and Leith (Mark Lazarowicz) on initiating the debate and on his speech, which was a tour de force, examining the future of inter-city rail. It is disappointing that there are not more hon. Members in the Chamber this morning. As far...

[Miss Anne Begg in the Chair] — Inter-city Rail Services (13 Mar 2007)

Stephen Hammond: Indeed I am.

[Miss Anne Begg in the Chair] — Inter-city Rail Services (13 Mar 2007)

Stephen Hammond: The hon. Gentleman might indeed think that a good way to spend money, and others might too. It is an interesting temptation for me to prejudge what money might be raised and how, when we are in government in a few years' time, we shall spend it. I am sure that the hon. Gentleman will understand my resisting the temptation, but I note what he says. I want briefly to mention the invitation to...

[Miss Anne Begg in the Chair] — Inter-city Rail Services (13 Mar 2007)

Stephen Hammond: I did not mean to avoid speaking about privatisation this morning; it could have taken us into a rather long discourse, and I thought that we were relatively constrained by time, so I did not head down that route. The Minister will I am sure want to confirm that use of the railway system has increased significantly since privatisation. As to premiums it is far too early for us to prejudge...

[Miss Anne Begg in the Chair] — Inter-city Rail Services (13 Mar 2007)

Stephen Hammond: indicated assent.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Constitution (20 Mar 2007)

Stephen Hammond: If she will make a statement on the future of the EU constitution.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Constitution (20 Mar 2007)

Stephen Hammond: I thank the Minister for that reply. When the Foreign Secretary was asked on the BBC on Sunday whether she could envisage any circumstances in which the UK would ratify a treaty without a referendum, she said that "if we can get agreement and common ground, that ... could be in an area where it wouldn't ... trigger a referendum". What exactly did she mean? What exact competency would not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Sport England (16 Apr 2007)

Stephen Hammond: If she will make a statement on the reform of Sport England.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Sport England (16 Apr 2007)

Stephen Hammond: I am grateful for that reply and I am sure that the whole House would wish to send our good wishes to Mr. Hamilton. Despite the lengthy reform review of Sport England, it has just suffered a £56 million cut, which the chairman, Mr. Mapp—the Minister's lifelong friend—said was a cut too far and a true loss to community sport. He also seriously questioned the legacy from the 2012 Olympics....

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Carbon Emissions (19 Apr 2007)

Stephen Hammond: What recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on progress in reducing carbon emissions from the Government estate.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Carbon Emissions (19 Apr 2007)

Stephen Hammond: I am grateful to the Minister for that answer—I am grateful to be here as well. In June 2006, the Government said that their target was for the whole Government estate to go carbon neutral by 2012 and for emissions to be reduced by 30 per cent. by 2020. What progress have they made on achieving that?

Point of Order: Crossrail Bill [Instruction] (No. 5) (25 Apr 2007)

Stephen Hammond: As the Minister pointed out earlier, the House is considering a motion to issue to the Select Committee an instruction to hear petitions against the construction of the station at Woolwich. This is the third such motion in the past 18 months, as the mammoth Crossrail Bill proceeds through lengthy, arduous and no doubt at times extraordinarily demanding Select Committee proceedings. The Second...

Concessionary Bus Fares (25 Apr 2007)

Stephen Hammond: I shall try to take well under half of that time, Mr. Cook, to give the Minister time to reply to some of the issues that have been raised today. I confess to some surprise at this debate today, given that in less than three weeks, on 14 May, the Concessionary Bus Travel Bill will have its Second Reading. The Bill was introduced in the Lords last November and had its Third Reading there on...


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