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Results 141–160 of 6000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Sir David Amess

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (20 Jun 2005)

Sir David Amess: What his assessment is of the impact of pension credit on incentives to save.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (20 Jun 2005)

Sir David Amess: Although I might admire the Secretary of State's presentation of his case, surely he realises that he is losing all credibility in this matter when 1.5 million people who should take up the benefit do not do so, when the Minister for Pensions Reform was barracked by the pensioners parliament and when, finally, the Pensions Commission's report says that means-tested benefits are a positive...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jun 2005)

Sir David Amess: On 11 July in Leigh-on-Sea, which is in my constituency, the Guinness Book of Records will attend an event that I have organised. A world record attempt will be made to gather together the most people aged 100 and over living in a town, which will be celebrated with a tea party. Will the Prime Minister wish the participants well, and if a record is achieved, will this rotten Government take...

Hepatitis C (11 Jul 2005)

Sir David Amess: I congratulate the hon. Member for Derby, North (Mr. Laxton) on securing the debate, and I agree with absolutely everything that he said. He and I are fellow officers of the all-party group on hepatology, which was formed in July 2003. We are very grateful for the advice we have been given by the Hepatitis C Trust, which has such diverse patrons as Robbie Williams, Miss Emilia Fox, the...

Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2005)

Sir David Amess: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for North-West Cambridgeshire (Mr. Vara) on his magnificent maiden speech. He spoke without notes, with great hand movements, with tremendous conviction, and with a wide knowledge of his constituency at a very early stage. I know I speak for everyone in the House when I wish him well for the future. He has a very bright future. I have a shopping list...

Telecommunications Mast (20 Jul 2005)

Sir David Amess: I have the honour to present a petition on behalf of a great number of local residents in Chalkwell ward who are very concerned about the health effects of telecommunications masts, particularly their link to causing brain tumours. The Petition of residents of Chalkwell Avenue, Westcliffe-on-Sea and others: Declare that the Petitioners oppose Application SOS/04/01758/TEL for the erection of a...

UK Relations With Iran (11 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: I am grateful for the opportunity to initiate the debate. Before I get into my speech, I must declare the fact that my hon. Friend the Member for Northampton, South (Mr. Binley) and I visited New York in September, where we jointly addressed a rally of 20,000 people outside the United Nations building in support of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, and that the visit was paid for...

UK Relations With Iran (11 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: I pay tribute to my hon. Friend for walking the walk on this issue. I read about his visit in our local newspaper and I thank him for underlining the fact that without doubt Iran has the capability to deploy nuclear weapons and that that is the real target, not Iraq. Until August 2002, when the National Council of Resistance of Iran revealed the Iranian regime's secret uranium-enrichment site...

UK Relations With Iran (11 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: My hon. Friend is right and I agree with him, but that will not diminish the point I will make in my peroration that in respect of the conflict with Iraq, we got the wrong target. Iran's then top nuclear negotiator told a leading Iranian newspaper that Tehran had benefited greatly from the talks with the EU3 in advancing its nuclear programme: "In the past 21 months, the Islamic Republic has...

UK Relations With Iran (11 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: My hon. Friend is on to a clever point. I know that the Minister is listening carefully to the debate and I am sure that we will give him enough time to reply. By the time that he comes to reply he may wish to comment on my hon. Friend's point. Over the past 25 years, the Iranian regime has been responsible for more than 450 terrorist attacks throughout the world. Terrorism is also closely...

Spina Bifida and Folic Acid (19 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: Order. I had been advised that the hon. Gentleman wanted to make a speech. Is that the case?

Spina Bifida and Folic Acid (19 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: No other Members want to speak, so Opposition spokesmen may now speak.

Spina Bifida and Folic Acid (19 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: Order. I hesitate to interrupt the Minister because the debate is very interesting. However, I am reminded that it is confined to spina bifida and folic acid. I gently ask her, and all those seeking to intervene, to confine their remarks to the subject of the debate.

Spina Bifida and Folic Acid (19 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: Order. Obviously, the hon. Gentleman felt that he had to read that into the record, but I ask the Minister not to be tempted to reply, because we are talking specifically about spina bifida and folic acid.

Spina Bifida and Folic Acid (19 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: Order. The hon. Gentleman must desist from giving me advice, although I know that he has the best of intentions. I ask the Minister to proceed with her remarks.

Private Sector (NHS) (19 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: Order. This is a very well attended debate and I should like to call everyone who wants to speak. The only way to achieve that is if all speeches last 30 seconds, which will not happen. I have therefore decided to give preference to the seven hon. Members who wrote, according to when they wrote. I ask those hon. Members whom I call to bear in mind the circumstances of others. The winding-up...

Private Sector (NHS) (19 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: Order. I apologise to all those whom I have not been able to call. Perhaps the Minister will be generous to colleagues.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Common Agricultural Policy (20 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: If she will make a statement on plans for further reform of the common agricultural policy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Common Agricultural Policy (20 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: It is clear from Government evidence to the House of Lords European Union Committee on the future financing of the CAP that the Brussels ceiling of financing will be reached by 2008. How do the Government intend to address that?

Thames Gateway (20 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: I apologise to the House for not being present throughout our proceedings; I have been attending Baroness Blatch's memorial service and invigilating the extraordinarily exciting Conservative party leadership contest. My interest in the debate is real. I am a relatively poor Conservative Member: I own only two properties—one in the Isle of Dogs and one in Southend, West.


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