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Business of the House: Transport Infrastructure (15 Jan 2009)

Geoff Hoon: ...about the Government's plans for Britain's transport infrastructure. Effective transport links are vital to our economic competitiveness and our daily lives. Britain's prosperity is increasingly defined by the quality of its links to other great trading nations, by the way in which we move people and goods around the country, and by our ability to meet the needs of businesses for gateways...

[Mr. Frank Cook in the Chair] — Libel Laws (17 Dec 2008)

Denis MacShane: From a sedentary position, the hon. Gentleman asks why. Conditional fees are now being used to stack up multi-sum costs, with lawyers being completely out of control in what they charge. All that falls on the defendant if a single judge finds in favour of the plaintiff. Perhaps only one or two other countries work like that. The object of going to court is not to make it a racket for lawyers....

European Affairs ( 9 Dec 2008)

Mike Gapes: ...of how unreasonably or intransigently a country takes a particular view in blocking the membership of another country, that membership will not happen. Similarly, if one EU member state were to decide to block Turkey's membership for ever, Turkey's membership would not happen. That is the reality. The hon. Gentleman is younger than me, so perhaps he was not born at the time, but he knows...

Armed Forces (24 Nov 2008)

Lord Lee of Trafford: ..., and have troops in the Balkans. The situation in the Middle East seems as intractable as ever. Brutal and oppressive regimes dominate in Burma, North Korea and Zimbabwe; and bloodshed and genocide continue in the Congo and other parts of Africa. Piracy prevails off Somalia; we have serious instability in Pakistan; and the uncertainty over Iran's nuclear ambitions continues. Meanwhile,...

Railways (20 Nov 2008)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Lyell, said that he thought that he was the only amateur in this debate. I declare myself also an amateur among all these rail professionals. I am very grateful to my noble friend Lord Bradshaw for providing me with some very helpful briefing. However, I live in the north of England and I very much want to make a number of points in a debate about investment,...

Continental Rail Links (19 Nov 2008)

David Kidney: the rail freight industry. I have some praise for the Government's support in helping to link rail from the south of the country to the north. For example, from an early stage I have watched the development of the Terra Marique multi-purpose pontoon project, which is a seaborne link from the continent to the inland parts of Britain by the north sea and the channel and inland waterways....

Bill Presented: Heathrow (11 Nov 2008)

Graham Stringer: I am glad that I have sat through this debate, if only to listen to the right hon. Member for Suffolk, Coastal (Mr. Gummer), who made a clear and rhetorical speech. It often helps to listen to a speech of such clarity, so as to realise why its arguments are wrong. What the right hon. Gentleman was really saying was that building a third runway at Heathrow would be the end of this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: New London Airport (21 Oct 2008)

Brian H Donohoe: But one thing is for certain: if we do not increase capacity in this country, the trade will end up in Europe, either at Schiphol or at Charles de Gaulle. Is that not one thing that the Opposition have not considered?

Aviation Duty ( 8 Oct 2008)

Anne Begg: ...up too much time because I realise other hon. Members want to speak. I am not going to make the case for or against this particular tax; I will leave that to others. I want to bring up the unintended consequences of the tax, particularly for passengers who are flying from regional airports. I hope that you do not mind, Mr. Caton, if I confine my remarks to Aberdeen. It is not that it is at...

Public Bill Committee: Climate Change Bill [Lords]: Clause 13 ( 1 Jul 2008)

Phil Woolas: ...example. He says that if there is a policy in isolation that does not in and of itself contribute to sustainability, we should not do it. I think that there should be other judgments—it might depend on who is in the back of the ambulance. Let me remind the right hon. Gentleman of Ministers’ responsibilities. Let us suppose that it was my certain belief, based on advice, knowledge and...

Topical Debate: Defence Procurement (19 Jun 2008)

Nick Harvey: I am certainly aware that the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier in the current French fleet operates on a completely different principle from the plans that we have for our own future aircraft carriers. That said, progress towards the building of our aircraft carriers seems so painfully slow that it may still be worth getting involved in some further dialogue about that. I take the hon....

Orders of the Day: European Affairs (18 Jun 2008)

David Heathcoat-Amory: ...contempt, through the failure of the authorities to produce and publish a document in our own language. He therefore makes another telling point. If the problem of politics is complexity, which renders the people unable to express an opinion, perhaps we ought to abolish general elections, too, because they are quite complicated political matters. The essential message in the treaty is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Jun 2008)

Denis MacShane: Will the Prime Minister welcome the historic decision announced in France yesterday on France rejoining the military command of NATO, thus reversing 42 years of General de Gaulle's isolation from Euro-Atlantic military integration? Will he ensure that the Government continue to support all European efforts to work with America, as America now wants to work with Europe? Does he regret that the...

Point of Order: Whitsun Adjournment (22 May 2008)

Nigel Evans: ...of minor antisocial behaviour affects the quality of life of many people. On 7 June, I am accompanying a local councillor, Jim Marsh, to the local police station in Coupe Green to meet local residents who have a problem with youths who drink alcohol in the local park where children often play. That affects the quality of life of people living around the area. Alcohol-free zones may well...

European Union (Amendment) Bill (22 Apr 2008)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: Answering that specific question, I had the honour to be a member of Sub-Committee C of the European Union Committee, and the effect on our foreign and defence policies was explored exhaustively under the excellent chairmanship of the noble Lord, Lord Roper. We took extensive evidence and came to a wholly different conclusion to that of the noble Baroness. At least the noble Lord, Lord...

Deferred Division: Heathrow ( 2 Apr 2008)

John Redwood: I am very grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way, because this is a debate. Why does the Liberal party believe that if we restrict capacity at Heathrow that will reduce aviation? Those on the continent would be massively grateful. Charles de Gaulle, Schiphol and all the rest would expand their capacity and we might end up with more emissions rather than fewer. Surely the solution to...

European Union (Amendment) Bill ( 1 Apr 2008)

Lord Gilbert: My Lords, noble Lords are not witnessing attempted identity theft. The noble Lord, Lord Denham, is down on the original list of speakers but has regretfully withdrawn. He is far more fastidious than I. I am not, however, speaking in the gap because my name should have been on the list and is on a revised list. I apologise and will not detain your Lordships very long. I make it absolutely...

Orders of the Day — Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill: European Union (Amendment) Bill — [12th Allotted Day] (11 Mar 2008)

David Heathcoat-Amory: The hon. Member for Huddersfield (Mr. Sheerman) hardly gave a ringing endorsement of the treaty. He said that it contained parts he did not like, but that on balance he would vote for it. That is an indictment of a treaty that should be at the end of a reform process. Europe should by now have addressed the widely shared concerns about its procedures and policies. It is worth reminding...

Airports: Heathrow ( 4 Mar 2008)

Earl Attlee: My Lords, in terms of passenger satisfaction, how does London Heathrow compare to other airports, such as Amsterdam Schiphol and Charles de Gaulle?

Orders of the Day: Clause 2 — Addition to list of treaties (27 Feb 2008)

Bill Cash: The answer to the hon. Gentleman is simply this: the kind of Europe that he describes is not the kind of Europe that I witness. Although I have, for example, been in favour of enlargement—I never said otherwise—my problem, having voted yes in 1975 and, although I have now repented, having also voted for the Single European Act, is with the European Union as it is constructed. I do not...

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