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Backbench Business: Santander Closures and Local Communities — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (14 Feb 2019)

John Glen: ...Jonathan Reynolds), we must look at alternative provision. I recognise the point made by the hon. Member for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport (Luke Pollard) about South West Mutual. I will meet Tony Greenham, the executive director of South West Mutual, on 26 February, to discuss regional mutual banking in the era of expansion of alternatives. I will attend the Annual Conference of the...

Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (4 Feb 2019)

Richard Benyon: I represent Greenham Common. I saw in the 1980s how Russia responds to strength and how it will not respond to weakness. Even in the darkest hour of the cold war, the finest minds across the alliance and particularly among our American allies, were devoted to strategic arms limitation efforts. Will my right hon. Friend confirm that that is still the case now? We really need to understand...

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Richard Benyon: ...stood up against an enormous rush to war and said, “No, we think this is wrong,” and many of them paid a huge price for doing that. The Leader of the Opposition has been a frequent visitor to Greenham common in my constituency and has spoken with pride about his mother’s time spent outside the wire there. He has also spoken about visiting the Atomic Weapons Establishment at...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: .... I want to congratulate the mover and the seconder of the Queen’s Speech. First, I congratulate the right hon. Member for Newbury (Richard Benyon) on his speech. My mother told me of the joy of Greenham common—she was there, and I went to visit her—and I hope that he will understand the deep love of humanity that motivated all those women and others to go to Greenham common during...

Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (21 Mar 2017)

Lord Hunt of Chesterton: ...improved. I should also declare that, when I was a professor at Cambridge, one of my research students used our research techniques to provide high-tech shelters for all the women protesting at Greenham Common. Since this is a debate on the politics of defence, I should begin by asking HMG whether they are satisfied with the understanding and support of the British people for the main...

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (9 Mar 2017)

Baroness Donaghy: ...the UK. In all the globe-trotting that I did, whether it was to a women’s conference in New York in the 1980s, with Gloria Steinem as the guest speaker and where I think I made a speech about the Greenham Common women, or to South Africa—I was in Soweto in the late 1980s to witness the founding of NEHAWU, a healthcare workers’ union with a majority of women members—I learned three...

Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent (18 Jul 2016)

Mike Gapes: My hon. Friends the Members for Barrow and Furness (John Woodcock) and for Chesterfield (Toby Perkins) referred to their mothers, who were at Greenham common. So was I. I did not meet their mothers, or at least not as far as I am aware, but there were tens of thousands of us who protested against nuclear weapons and the decision on the Cruise missiles, the Pershings and the SS20s. CND had...

Bill Presented — Immigration Bill: Courts and Tribunal Services (England and Wales) (17 Sep 2015)

Richard Benyon: It really makes sense. There is a bypass around Newbury, which, as some hon. Members might remember, was quite controversial, and we also have Greenham common and the Atomic Weapons Establishment. Magistrates, including the Prime Minister’s mother, developed a great expertise in dealing with those situations. I hope that we never have those problems again, but we do have issues relating to...

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Trident Renewal (20 Jan 2015)

Hywel Williams: ...and all the bombing in later years from Korea to Vietnam and Iraq to Afghanistan. We must mention also those women, some of whom were from Plaid Cymru, who marched all the way from Cardiff to Greenham to set up the first peace camp—some posturing, some gimmick, some stunt. My hon. Friend the Member for Moray (Angus Robertson) opened the debate with a long, detailed and very thoughtful...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Community Assets (26 Nov 2014)

Stephen Williams: ..., we know that over 1,500 assets have been listed and these range from pubs (over 500), museums, parks and green spaces, post offices and village shops and an iconic cold war era control tower at Greenham Common. More information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/milestone-reached-as-comm unity-rights-uses-hit-3000.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Community Assets (24 Nov 2014)

Stephen Williams: .... However we know that over 1,500 assets have been listed including pubs (over 500), museums, parks and green spaces, post offices and village shops and an iconic cold war era control tower at Greenham Common. More information can be found at www.gov.uk/government/news/milestone-reached-as-community-ri ghts-uses-hit-3000. The Welsh Government has not implemented the provisions of the...

Business of the House: Trident Alternatives Review (17 Jul 2013)

Simon Reevell: ...leaders who had an open and sincere belief that they expressed during the 1980s. They were wrong: the SS-20s did not disappear from the Ural mountains because well-meaning people danced around Greenham Common air base but because cruise missiles were put into Greenham Common air base. I understand, too, that for some the idea of putting country before party is difficult. I understand that...

Scottish Parliament: Trident (20 Mar 2013)

Claudia Beamish: ...as momentous as nuclear weapons in the best way that we can. I and others have held and continue to hold a principled position against nuclear weapons. Long ago, I lived between Upper Heyford and Greenham Common. Along with others, I was what we called a legal observer for my group. I was then involved in direct action, and I was arrested, charged and convicted for obstruction. Although...

Contamination of Beef Products: Violence against Women and Girls (14 Feb 2013)

Valerie Vaz: ...the generations, from our mothers, who sometimes did two jobs—working in the home and outside—to the suffragettes and suffragists, who gave us the vote, and the women in the peace camps at Greenham Common. All those women here and around the world have stood up. On this day, we recognise and celebrate their courage.

[Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] — Backbench business — S4C (31 Jan 2013)

Hywel Francis: ...Gentleman was part of the vigorous discussions at the school—I had regular reports at home about them. There would have been many supporters of Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg, Nelson Mandela and the Greenham Common peace protests. Socialists of various kinds were there—and there was at least one Conservative in the school. If we look back at that time, it seems somewhat surprising that...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (28 Jan 2013)

Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards: Banking Standards. 4:30 pm; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Martin Taylor, Former member, Independent Commission on Banking; Giles Andrew, CEO, Zopa, and former Chair of the P2P Finance Association, Teressa Burton, CEO and Co-founder, Buzzbnk, Tony Greenham, Head of Finance and Business, nef and Andrew Robinson MBE, Director, CCLA Investment Management, and Chair of the Community Development Fund

Ugandan Asians — Motion to Take Note (6 Dec 2012)

Baroness Warsi: ...London on 13 October and a thanksgiving event in Leicester on 16 October. Many further events are planned for the full year up to September 2013, as well as an exhibition organised by the New Greenham Arts Centre. I would urge noble Lords to participate. I end my remarks by praising my noble friend Lord Popat for securing this debate. He has given us the chance to reflect on the enormous...

Libya — Motion to Take Note (1 Apr 2011)

Lord Selsdon: ...among the problems with Libya is that it really was funding terrorism. This was partly because their flag was green. The colonel, as he was known, used to finance anything green. He financed the Greenham Common peace women when they were trying to get rid of nuclear arms there. I am told that he funded Greenpeace in the interests of peace but I have no evidence of that. Your Lordships will...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Staff (13 Dec 2010)

Baroness Wilcox: Lord Heseltine chairs the Regional Growth Fund, whose members are: Sir Ian Wrigglesworth; Felicity Goodey; Tony Greenham; Richard Lambert; Jon Moulton; Caroline Plumb; Sir David Rowlands; Mark Seligman; Andrew Shilston; Lord John Shipley; and Tony Venables. Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay chairs the Business Advisory Group, whose members are: Professor John Kay; Rachel Lomax; Vicky Pryce CB;...

Scottish Parliament: Nuclear Weapons-free Zones (9 Dec 2010)

Jackson Carlaw: ...disarmament were comprehensively lost in the face of the decisive action of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher when they stood together, resolved to introduce new Pershing cruise missiles at Greenham Common. We now know that the cold war was won at that crucial moment. It was then that the Soviet President, Mikhail Gorbachev, changed course. It all seems such a long time ago now. Of...


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