Results 181–200 of 6545 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:John Redwood

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill (6 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: I fully support the effort to lower energy prices, and competitive markets should be able to do that. Last week we were very short of both gas and electricity. There seems to be a capacity problem, and we are going to close a load of coal power stations. What action is being taken to expand capacity to increase the chance of competitive prices?

Bill Presented: Data Protection Bill [Lords] (5 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: I support the Secretary of State in proposing that these amendments be removed. Like many in this place, I have been on the wrong end of fake news and misrepresentation many times, so I do not do so out of personal interest. I think there is a wider public interest: a free press is an extremely important part of a democracy. They will not always get it right, but we need to be very careful...

National Planning Policy Framework (5 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: Wokingham Borough Council, the unitary authority in my area, has issued a very large number of planning permissions—well above its five-yearly amounts under the plan—but the build rate has not always been high enough. Will the Secretary of State help such local authorities through experiments to find ways of increasing the build rate so that homes are built where they are agreed to be...

Uk/EU Future Economic Partnership (5 Mar 2018)

John Redwood: The Prime Minister speaks for the big majority of the British people when she says that both sides now need to get on with it. Will she confirm that the British Government will ensure that we are ready to leave in March 2019, with or without a deal, and with or without a positive response from the EU?

Homelessness: Department for Transport (27 Feb 2018)

John Redwood: This debate will, I am sure, unite the House in wanting more transport investment. We are chronically short of capacity of transport of all kinds in our country. That is true in the north as well as the south; in the east as well as the west. Many MPs will make good cases for their own requirements. I am particularly optimistic about the UK economy once we leave the European Union—above...

UK Fisheries Policy — [Mr Ian Paisley in the Chair] (27 Feb 2018)

John Redwood: Is the hon. Lady also saying that it is Labour policy that we should be prepared to bargain away fish stocks in order to get that customs agreement?

UK Fisheries Policy — [Mr Ian Paisley in the Chair] (27 Feb 2018)

John Redwood: The phrase I now hear most commonly, by a big majority, from UK voters on the issue of Brexit is: “Get on with it.” They are amazed at how long it is taking. I take some comfort when Ministers assure us that the two years and nine months that will elapse between our decision and our departure will be sufficient to prepare everything needed for a smooth transition in the event that there...

UK Fisheries Policy — [Mr Ian Paisley in the Chair] (27 Feb 2018)

John Redwood: Is not one of the big wins from this excellent scheme that we will not only land and eat more fish and have more output, but catch far fewer fish? That is great for the fish as well as for the fishermen and the fish-eaters.

Local Government Finance (7 Feb 2018)

John Redwood: That is an excellent idea. Can the Secretary of State reassure the unitaries in my part of Berkshire that he does not envisage them going into negative grant, as it is called—in other words, getting no help at all?

Housing, Planning and the Green Belt (6 Feb 2018)

John Redwood: Does my hon. Friend have the same problem that we have in Wokingham and west Berkshire, where a large number of planning permissions are granted but the builders do not build enough homes? On appeal, extra homes are then granted in places that do not fit in with the local plan or the infrastructure provisions.

Space Industry Bill [Lords]: Publication of regulations (6 Feb 2018)

John Redwood: Is the hon. Lady saying that the taxpayer should stand behind the extra liability above the cap?

Restoration and Renewal (Report of the Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2018)

John Redwood: There is good news in this debate, which is that there seems to be universal agreement, from Members in all parts of the House, that where urgent work needs doing to guarantee the future safety of those who work in this place and those who visit, we should press on with it. Indeed, there is a strong feeling that there is a need for greater urgency in such work. From most things that I have...

Restoration and Renewal (Report of the Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2018)

John Redwood: I am grateful for that correction, and I did understand that, but the public are saying that this is really only going to be used for a few years because we will come back to use the main Chamber, and this is a very expensive investment in contingency, particularly as one hopes the contingency never occurs. We know from history that there are other ways of dealing with a disaster...

Restoration and Renewal (Report of the Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2018)

John Redwood: No, as I am conscious of time. We need to be reminded of that story as we go past the memorial to suffragettes, as we go past the statues and paintings of those who made such a contribution to past political battles and debates, those who were part of the story of wrestling control from the monarch and establishing the right of many more people to vote and have their voice heard through...

Restoration and Renewal (Report of the Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2018)

John Redwood: Will my right hon. Friend give way?

Restoration and Renewal (Report of the Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2018)

John Redwood: I am very grateful. It is on a point of clarification and information of general interest. In the costings for the grander scheme—where we leave these premises—how much of the cost is for essential replacements and renewals, and how much is for the nice-to-have additions and changes?

Opposition Day: Government’s EU Exit Analysis (31 Jan 2018)

John Redwood: I find this conspiracy theory so absurd. The Treasury published very clear and totally wrong short-term forecasts for the referendum debate, and it published very clear and, I think, equally wrong long-term forecasts before the referendum debate, so that the whole nation could engage with these wrong forecasts. The latest lot of leaks looks very much like the wrong long-term forecasts that...

Taliban and is/Daesh Attacks: Afghanistan (29 Jan 2018)

John Redwood: Is the insurgency in part being reinforced and supplied from outside Afghanistan? What action are the Government and their allies taking to try to tackle that aspect of the crisis?

Leaving the Eu: Implementation (29 Jan 2018)

John Redwood: Will the Minister confirm that the Government are making good progress on the failsafe option of leaving under World Trade Organisation terms, in case there is not a good agreement on offer? Does he also agree that we are more likely to get a better offer from the EU if it realises that we have the perfectly good option of just leaving?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (17 Jan 2018)

John Redwood: My right hon. and learned Friend has not given us many numbers so far, and the one he has given us is wrong. We have actually had eight days in Committee and two days on Report, and we had an extensive debate on Second Reading in which many of these larger issues were strongly reviewed. We had very detailed short-term forecasts from the Treasury of what would happen in the year or so...

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