Results 6321–6340 of 6349 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

Orders of the Day — Health and Medicines Bill (7 Dec 1987)

John Redwood: I had hoped that in the debate we might have gone beyond the normal exchanges across the Floor of the House, with the Opposition saying that if only there were more money and people it would be all right, and our saying that there are many more people and more money so it must be fine. I should have thought that if Opposition Members believed that only more money and more people were...

Orders of the Day — Health and Medicines Bill (7 Dec 1987)

John Redwood: I do not have time to give way. It is not a matter of money and resource; it is a matter of management. We need the Bill, which is an important step on the road to providing a service with choice, management responsibility and a variety of sources of money and resource. I welcome clause 4, which gives hospitals the opportunity to raise money and provide better services by bringing in private...

Financial Assistance to Opposition Parties (26 Nov 1987)

John Redwood: For once I agree with the hon. Member for Bolsover (Mr. Skinner). He has put his finger on a most important point. Does he agree that many of the votes cast for those two parties that masqueraded as one were bogus, that they would not be cast in current circumstances and that it is, therefore, quite improper to award money on the basis of their bogus prospectus that won false seats and false...

National Health Service Hospitals (26 Nov 1987)

John Redwood: Given that there has been a massive increase in funding and a big increase in the number of doctors and nurses, will the hon. Gentleman explain how he can say that the management of the Health Service is in no way responsible for cutting beds?

Primary Health Care (25 Nov 1987)

John Redwood: Does my hon. Friend accept that, although many Conservative Members welcome any proposals to improve prevention, service and the range of choice, we must be sure that there will not be items of payment for services that encourage unnecessary activity, visits or referrals? The accent must be on a better deal and more choice for the patient.

Opposition Day: Transport (17 Nov 1987)

John Redwood: The main burden of the attack from Opposition Members has been to suggest that the Government have not spent enough money on public transport and on its investment programme. That is a dangerous charge to level, as are most of the normal stock in trade charges of the Opposition. It is dangerous because it invites the response that, when Labour was in power, the position was much worse, it...

Opposition Day: Transport (17 Nov 1987)

John Redwood: The Government are not saying that BREL is not competent. BREL has had many orders from British Rail. What matters is the relationship between BREL and BR. One would have thought that BREL has had enough orders for it to be able to persuade overseas rail contractors and Governments that it knows what it is doing and that it can provide the goods. Another line of argument that has a little...

Opposition Day: Transport (17 Nov 1987)

John Redwood: Instead, the Government went out of their way to inject competition and deregulation and to split the organisation up to get the benefits of smaller scale and competitive forces. The results have been extremely good. I will now come to British Airways, as that was just mentioned by an hon. Gentleman from a sedentary position. If they had wished to maximise the proceeds from the sale of...

Opposition Day: Financial Markets (5 Nov 1987)

John Redwood: rose—

Opposition Day: Financial Markets (5 Nov 1987)

John Redwood: Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman confirm that the national executive committee under his chairmanship is looking into an extensive way of intervening in people's savings and wants to go back to the idea that savings should be confiscated and directed at the behest of Labour politicians? Does he seriously believe that that would solve the problems for which we have a perfect answer...

Opposition Day: Financial Markets (5 Nov 1987)

John Redwood: The question asked on the television programme was very specific. When asked what I would recommend in the likely circumstances of slower growth, I said that there should be no increase in borrowing and that we should keep a tight ship, which is what my right hon. Friend the Chancellor has been doing. When asked what I would recommend if world GNP fell by five percentage points in a single...

Opposition Day: Financial Markets (5 Nov 1987)

John Redwood: indicated dissent.

Opposition Day: Financial Markets (5 Nov 1987)

John Redwood: rose—

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Invisible Earnings (29 Oct 1987)

John Redwood: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current level of invisible earnings in the United Kingdom; and how it compares with the levels five and 10 years ago.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Invisible Earnings (29 Oct 1987)

John Redwood: What surprisingly good figures the Financial Secretary has produced. Does he agree that those figures show that the service industries are important generators of jobs, wealth and income, and that they are an important part of industrial recovery, because strong services help industries?

Financial Situation (27 Oct 1987)

John Redwood: Does the Chancellor agree that there are times when concerted foreign exchange intervention can be dangerous before the underlying problem of the deficit has been resolved? Is not that danger especially clear if the German and Japanese authorities put up their interest rates to deal with the monetary consequences of that intervention?

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Maternity Beds (27 Oct 1987)

John Redwood: Is my hon. Friend aware that in the West Berkshire district health authority area one of the problems in keeping beds open is the high cost of recruiting labour, which is extremely difficult given the national average rates agreed? Does she have any proposals for breaking the log-jam so that we may recruit the staff that we need to keep the beds open?

Orders of the Day — Public Utility Transfers and Water Charges Bill (21 Oct 1987)

John Redwood: Will the hon. Gentleman confirm or deny that it is now Labour party policy to welcome competition in the large utilities, be they private or public? Is it now agreed that competition improves the service to the customer?

Central Berkshire (24 Jul 1987)

John Redwood: Is my hon. Friend aware that the current rate of development in London is still insufficient to prevent a net migration? Is she aware that she is agreeing with my hon. Friend the Member for Berkshire, East (Mr. MacKay) and me in saying that more can and should be done in the cities? We are looking for more urgency to get those thousands of acres in inner London back into housing use.

Central Berkshire (24 Jul 1987)

John Redwood: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Berkshire, East (Mr. MacKay) for allowing me time in this important debate and for the forthright, clear way in which he expressed our joint anxieties. The anxieties of Wokingham are very much those of Bracknell, but while we like and admire Bracknell, we do not wish to grow closer by physical development. A green wedge is needed between settlements,...


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