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Ann Widdecombe

Former Conservative MP for Maidstone and The Weald (11 Jun 1987 – 12 Apr 2010)


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Orders of the Day — Waldens Farm, St. Mary Cray (9 Jul 1987)

Mr Ivor Stanbrook: ...caused for my constituents by a firm, Vemera Ltd., of Loughton, Essex, which bought a local farm on the fringe of the green belt, divided its 75 acres into 800 plots measuring 100ft by 30ft and then sold them individually as leisure blocks at a big profit. No planning permission for development being possible and boundary fences being prohibited, most of the new owners were unable to...

Defence: Second Day's Debate (28 Oct 1987)

Ann Widdecombe: I am grateful to you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to make my first speech in the House in this important debate. In doing so, I pay tribute to my distinguished predecessor, Sir John Wells, who served the constituency with dedication and distinction for 28 years. His period of service will be remembered by his former constituents with respect and affection, as I am sure...

Orders of the Day — Licensing Bill (9 Nov 1987)

Ann Widdecombe: It is with some regret that, in only my second speech in the House, I must express grave reservations about the Bill. I welcomed many of the remarks of the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Sparkbrook (Mr. Hattersley), not least his Pauline conversion to the rights of the individual over the incursion of the state. I look forward to Labour Front-Bench spokesmen having an illustrious champion...

Orders of the Day — Immigration Bill (16 Nov 1987)

Ann Widdecombe: I have great pleasure in congratulating the hon. Member for Hackney, North and Stoke Newington (Ms. Abbott) on her maiden speech. She accused Conservative Members of some hypocrisy, and I would be fulfilling that description if I pretended to agree with everything that she said. It was indeed an eloquent speech and I am sure that she will serve her constituency well. I am glad to see her in...

National Health Service (8 Dec 1987)

Mr Andrew Rowe: I cannot help feeling that to address the House at 3·25 in the morning on the question of health is a contradiction in terms. I owe an apology to my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Security as this is the second time in a comparatively short period that I have kept her out of bed to answer a debate that I have been lucky enough to start. I should...

Local Government Finance Bill (17 Dec 1987)

Division No. 121] [10 pm AYES Abbott, Ms Diane Boateng, Paul Adams, Allen (Paisley N) Boyes, Roland Allen, Graham Bradley, Keith Alton, David Bray, Dr Jeremy Anderson, Donald Brown, Gordon (D'mline E) Archer, Rt Hon Peter Brown, Nicholas (Newcastle E) Armstrong, Ms Hilary Brown, Ron (Edinburgh Leith) Ashdown, Paddy Buchan, Norman Ashley, Rt Hon Jack Buckley, George Ashton, Joe...

Health Services (Maidstone) (14 Jan 1988)

Ann Widdecombe: ...to rehearse too much the background to the Health Service crisis which has so badly affected my constituency in the last six months, as that has already been done adequately through the diligence and eloquence of my hon. Friend the Member for Mid-Kent (Mr. Rowe), whom I see in his place and who raised the issue in the House a few weeks ago. We have a brand new hospital in Maidstone. Last...

Opposition Day: National Health Service (19 Jan 1988)

Division NO. 144] [10 pm AYES Abbott, Ms Diane Dewar, Donald Adams, Allen (Paisley N) Dixon, Don Allen, Graham Dobson, Frank Alton, David Douglas, Dick Archer, Rt Hon Peter Dunnachie, James Armstrong, Ms Hilary Dunwoody, Hon Mrs Gwyneth Ashdown, Paddy Eadie, Alexander Ashley, Rt Hon Jack Eastham, Ken Ashton, Joe Ewing, Harry (Falkirk E) Banks, Tony (Newham NW) Ewing, Mrs Margaret...

Abortion (Amendment) Bill (22 Jan 1988)

Ann Widdecombe: I support the Bill. I am motivated by the fact that it endeavours to do what the 1967 Act lamentably failed to achieve. It tries to define where life starts, and the rights of one individual over the life of another. We all accept that if someone is born perfectly healthy and then, through illness or a major accident, becomes grossly handicapped, that person still has the right to live and...

Regional Health Authorities (Abolition) (26 Jan 1988)

Ann Widdecombe: ...be given to bring in a Bill to abolish regional health authorities. In seeking leave to introduce the Bill, may I first welcome the comments made by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on "Panorama" last night. I am sure that they will bring great relief to the general public, because if the Government are as successful in reviewing the National Health Service as they have been in...

National Health Service (28 Jan 1988)

Mrs Edwina Currie: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Hertfordshire, West (Mr. Jones) on obtaining the debate and selecting this most important issue. I know that he is a tireless campaigner for the health of his constituents. I have no doubt that my hon. Friend the Member for Wokingham (Mr. Redwood), who is new to the House, will follow the same path. We might also note the presence of my hon....

Public Utility Transfers and Water Charges Bill: Interests of Consumers Prior to Trials (2 Feb 1988)

Division No. 161] [5.43 pm AYES Abbott, Ms Diane Canavan, Dennis Adams, Allen (Paisley N) Carlile, Alex (Mont'g) Allen, Graham Clark, Dr David (S Shields) Anderson, Donald Clarke, Tom (Monklands W) Archer, Rt Hon Peter Clay, Bob Armstrong, Ms Hilary Clelland, David Ashdown, Paddy Clwyd, Mrs Ann Ashley, Rt Hon Jack Coleman, Donald Banks, Tony (Newham NW) Corbett, Robin Barnes, Harry...

Petition: Motorway Service Area, Hollingbourne (8 Feb 1988)

Mr Andrew Rowe: On the day that sees the commencement of the relative planning appeal, I rise to present a petition in the name of Michael Nightingale of Wormshill and 842 others from the villages of Hollingbourne, Wormshill, Frinsted, Hucking and Bicknor in my constituency and from the village of Leeds in the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for Maidstone (Miss Widdecombe), who is also present,...

The Royal Navy (3 Mar 1988)

Mr Jonathan Sayeed: The hon. Member for Woolwich (Mr. Cartwright), in his remarks about cruise missile submarines, shows the standard alliance tendency of wanting to have his cake and eat it—I am sorry, the SDP tendency; I cannot keep up with the changes. As my hon. Friend the Member for Maidstone (Miss Widdecombe) made clear, it was an absurd idea in the first place that will haunt them in the years ahead....

Orders of the Day — M20 (Motorway Service Area) (4 Mar 1988)

Mr Andrew Rowe: Nothing generates more heat than a planning proposal, and few roles can be more ungrateful than that of the Minister who has to decide between local outrage and what he perceives as the national interest. Therefore, I enter this debate acutely conscious that my hon. Friend the Minister with responsibility for roads and traffic is under enormous pressure from all sides and that, as the...

Tree Preservation Orders (22 Mar 1988)

Mr Andrew Rowe: I do not remember an Adjournment debate that has been as well-attended as this one, although it is perhaps surprising that the hon. Member for Workington (Mr. Campbell-Savours), who takes such an interest in the affairs of Kent, is not present. This is a matter of the utmost gravity. Part of my constituency falls within the district of Maidstone borough council — I see that my hon. Friend...

Petition: Mr. Vasili Shipilov (14 Apr 1988)

Mr Gwilym Jones: I beg to ask leave to present a petition signed by 250 members and friends of the Heath evangelical church in my constituency. The petition refers to Vasili Shipilov, who is the subject of early-day motion 796, in the name of my hon. Friend the Member for Maidstone (Miss Widdecombe). Vasili Shipilov is an unofficially ordained orthodox priest in the Soviet Union. He was first detained at...

School Bus Passes (Revision of Regulations) (19 Apr 1988)

Ann Widdecombe: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the law relating to school bus passes to allow local authorities greater flexibility in establishing routes and charging for transporting children to school. The reason for the Bill is that, under present regulations, as set down by section 55 of the Education Act 1944, local authorities are obliged to supply free transport...

Finance (No.2) Bill (26 Apr 1988)

Ann Widdecombe: I feel considerable gratitude for at least one measure in this Budget—the independent taxation of man and wife. It is perhaps somewhat overdue, for the present tax system dates back 180 years to when not only was a women's property regarded as her husband's, but she herself was regarded in some way as his property. From then until the mid-1970s, when the equal opportunities legislation was...

New clause: Disqualified Premises — Garages (27 Apr 1988)

Ann Widdecombe: Although I support the amendment to the Lords amendment, I regard it as a very poor third best. As far as I can see, it does not direct itself to the essential problem, which is not whether alcohol is sold together with petrol, but the nature and control of alcohol sales. I suggest that they are best controlled at local level, by magistrates. I made it clear on Second Reading that I am...


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