Results 6321–6340 of 6490 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

New Clause 3: Disclosure Concerning Pollution Control Policy (25 Oct 1989)

John Redwood: The register would be maintained by the relevant pollution control authority and would be available for public inspection. The proposal in the new clause would be less satisfactory, because fewer people would have access, it would be more difficult to gain access and it would clash with the idea of using registers as the buttress to pollution control legislation. I urge the hon. Member for...

New Clause 3: Disclosure Concerning Pollution Control Policy (25 Oct 1989)

John Redwood: The Control of Pollution Act provides for the maintenance of registers, which contain information such as details of consents issued under the Act and effluent samples. If we develop the register approach more generally, it will have to be decided what should be recorded in the registers. I am urging the House to agree to public inspection registers rather than to try to include matters in...

New Clause 1: Political Gifts (25 Oct 1989)

John Redwood: I thank the hon. Member for Dagenham (Mr. Gould) and my hon. Friend the Member for Beaconsfield (Mr. Smith) for their kind remarks. I wish first to respond to my hon. Friend the Member for Chichester (Mr. Nelson), who questioned the number of amendments tabled and the basis of our debates today and tomorrow. As all hon. Members can see, there are a number of Government amendments, but most...

New Clause 1: Political Gifts (25 Oct 1989)

John Redwood: Companies are particularly keen to offer donations at election times and I am sure that if a general election were in the offing, the hon. Gentleman would find that donations increased again. It concentrates the mind wonderfully. That is when people will understand that a party of free enterprise is needed to defend the interests of shareholders from the wild policies adduced in "The Future...

New Clause 1: Political Gifts (25 Oct 1989)

John Redwood: Shareholders can go to the meeting, organise themselves, write to the chairman and express their views in a variety of ways short of going to the meeting. The hon. Gentleman knows how democracy works in the political sphere. The same is true within a company framework. The powers are contained in company law. The responsibilities are on the shareholders, who exercise them if they see the...

New Clause 1: Political Gifts (25 Oct 1989)

John Redwood: If a group of shareholders is worried about a matter, surely one of them who is retired or has a day off can attend the meeting, table a resolution and, if the right numbers are present, vote in the usual way. At company general meetings there are proxy systems and other ways of voting for a properly tabled resolution which is circulated with the general agenda. The Labour Government put in...

New Clause 1: Political Gifts (25 Oct 1989)

John Redwood: I am delighted that jointly we can advertise the hon. Gentleman's book because it will do the Conservative cause so much good. The only thing that worries me is that if he offers too many autographed copies, their value will drop, so should my hon. Friends insist on buying their own copies and on not having them autographed?

Orders of the Day — BAT Group (Bid) (27 Jul 1989)

John Redwood: We have had a good, wide-ranging debate. Although there may not have been many hon. Members present, what was lacking in quantity was certainly made up for in quality. I welcome my hon. Friend the Member for Derby, North (Mr. Knight) to his duties on the Front Bench and thank my two hon. Friends who spoke so kindly about me. I hope that all they said was meant to be praise and I take it in...

EC Institutions (4 Jul 1989)

John Redwood: I am grateful for the opportunity to raise in the House the question of the relationships between these Houses of Parliament and the European Economic Community institutions. I am also grateful that so many of my hon. Friends have thought it worth spending another half an hour in the House after a long day debating the many Bills that have come before us. It is a sign of how important these...

Clause 20: Orders for Securing Compliance with Certain Provisions (3 Jul 1989)

John Redwood: Although I agree that there is no point in persistently attacking a water authority that is trying to put right something that has been demonstrated to be wrong in a court of law, does my right hon. Friend agree that it could send the wrong signals if the consent limits were moved downwards at exactly the point where a works was undertaking investment to meet the old consent levels which were...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Sports Council (28 Jun 1989)

John Redwood: Does my hon. Friend agree that many users of watersports facilities on rivers and lakes would not want consent levels for sewage works to be relaxed because that might pollute rivers unnecessarily? Has he received any representations from the Sports Council on that matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: NHS Reform (27 Jun 1989)

John Redwood: How serious is the Minister about improving quality of treatment? Will he use the contracts as one way of improving quality? What progress is being made with the appointments systems as part of that package? Could those also be enforced through the contracts?

Business of the House (22 Jun 1989)

John Redwood: Will my right hon. Friend make time available for an early debate on the relative jurisdictions of the European institutions and this Parliament in the light of the confusion now developing in many areas of Government over who is responsible and which power or body has the necessary control, particularly in the light of the Bill tabled today by my hon. Friend the Member for Stafford (Mr....

New Clause 12: Freedom of Speech in Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (20 Jun 1989)

John Redwood: During debates on the community charge, many Scottish Members said that it was a great pity that Scotland had to be the first to experiment and that England would have it only after it had been proved successful. Do we not now have a marvellous opportunity to show even-handedness in that now, the 1986 Act has proved successful in England and Wales, it should be extended to Scotland?

Opposition Day: Transport (19 Jun 1989)

John Redwood: Drawing on his experience of the pressures affecting the choice of the new Kent rail link for the Channel tunnel, can my hon. Friend confirm or deny the Liberal suggestion that planning new railway lines across country or near houses is environmentally easy, whereas planning new roads is environmentally difficult? Has he received any submissions from the Liberal party nominating routes across...

Opposition Day: Transport (19 Jun 1989)

John Redwood: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Opposition Day: Transport (19 Jun 1989)

John Redwood: Is it right that the original intention of this debate on transport was to encourage stronger links to Europe in the light of the federal manifesto of the Social and Liberal Democratic party, and particularly to strengthen the links between the borders of Scotland and central Italy in the light of the election campaign by the right hon. Member for Tweedale, Ettrick and Lauderdale (Mr. Steel)?...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Television Licences (15 Jun 1989)

John Redwood: Does the Minister think that under the pressure of satellite broadcasting and commercial television the BBC's audience share might be so low that this method of financing would no longer be appropriate?

Commercial Television (13 Jun 1989)

John Redwood: Does the Home Secretary agree that during the winter ITV1 took a lot of the market share away from BBC1 through investment in good quality drama and that that was a good commercial decision as it enabled ITV to sell its programmes abroad? Does he agree that the conclusion to be drawn is that there is no necessary conflict between quality of programming and the pursuit of commercial...

Televising of Proceedings of the House (12 Jun 1989)

John Redwood: Has the hon. Gentleman cleared this part of his speech with the Leader of the Opposition who was not keen for the public to hear the whole of his interview the other day?


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