Results 6321–6340 of 6454 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

Opposition Day: National Health Service (18 Apr 1989)

John Redwood: The right hon. Gentleman is being rather negative. Can he tell us how his internal market would work? How is it possible to have an internal market without doctor choice as to consultants, without patient choice, and without some differentiation in style of hospital?

Toyota Plant (Derbyshire) (18 Apr 1989)

John Redwood: Does the Minister agree that the excellence of Toyota systems is reflected in their accent on complete quality, training, speed of product throughput in the factory and total manufacturing concepts, including mass customisation? Those are all things from which British industry could benefit and learn, and that is another bonus for Toyota coming here.

Opposition Day: Uprating of Pensions and Other Benefits (11 Apr 1989)

John Redwood: rose——

Opposition Day: Uprating of Pensions and Other Benefits (11 Apr 1989)

John Redwood: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman. Does he not agree that pensioners have also benefited under this Government from income from savings, which has gone up dramatically; from the real increases in occupational pensions; and, for the poorest one fifth, from the substantial increase in income support and related payments, particularly for the elderly pensioner, which Conservative Members...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Balance of Payments (6 Apr 1989)

John Redwood: Will the Chancellor confirm that the £15 billion unidentified item may include substantial under-recording of exports? Is that not very likely given the completely out-of-date basis for the survey of the service sector which is now such an important component in our overseas earning capacity?

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (20 Mar 1989)

John Redwood: How does the Labour party propose to contain the inflationary consequences of a major increase in capital investment demand for an over-pressed building industry on top of the large increases already proposed by the Government?

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation: Amendment of the Law (14 Mar 1989)

John Redwood: I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Chancellor on an excellent and cautious Budget that includes many good measures. It is a Budget for the low-paid. A welcome change in the national insurance rules means between £1 and £3 a week for families on lower incomes, buttressed by the fairly generous increase in thresholds necessitated by the relatively high rate of inflation, which...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation: Amendment of the Law (14 Mar 1989)

John Redwood: After all, the Government inherited, in today's money, a £25,000 million deficit from the Opposition and are now running a £15,000 million surplus. There has been some comment that, were the Opposition in control, the money would be spent on a variety of schemes in the public sector—from water works to rail projects and other infrastructure investment. Where were these...

European Community (23 Feb 1989)

John Redwood: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

European Community (23 Feb 1989)

John Redwood: I should like to point out that, as I understand it, the "Bruges group" has been established by a Cross-Bench peer in the Upper House and is a group of academics that has not stated its party political disposition.

European Community (23 Feb 1989)

John Redwood: My hon. Friend the Member for Stamford and Spalding (Mr. Davies) seems to have made the case that the pound in one's pocket will no longer be devalued, but might be swapped for an ecu instead. I do not have time now to praise all the measures in the White Paper which represent signal progress towards the creation of a genuinely unified Common Market. In the time that remains to me, I will...

European Community (23 Feb 1989)

John Redwood: And a veto.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Labour Statistics (23 Feb 1989)

John Redwood: Does my right hon. Friend agree that one of the most welcome aspects of the fall in long-term unemployment is that it is happening right across the country? Does he further agree that that is a welcome sign that some of the overheating in the south-east can he eased by growth and development in regional economies?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Soviet Union (Parliamentarians' Visits) (7 Feb 1989)

John Redwood: Does my hon. Friend agree that it is better to go to Washington and Brussels first when trying to construct a defence and disarmament strategy so that nothing is given away in talks to the Russians due to not knowing our allies' position?

Orders of the Day — Low Pay (1 Feb 1989)

John Redwood: Will the hon. Gentleman remind the House why he and his hon. Friends voted against the tax reductions which have been of great benefit to the lower paid as well as others?

Orders of the Day — Low Pay (1 Feb 1989)

John Redwood: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State rightly concentrated on the progress that has been made thanks to the economy's vitality under the Government's enterprise policy. The 30 per cent. real increase in earnings at the lower level is in stark contrast to the 1 per cent. or 2 per cent. real decline recorded in the Labour years in the 1970s. But what matters most is whether people believe...

Orders of the Day — Low Pay (1 Feb 1989)

John Redwood: The hon. Lady is missing the point. I am talking about incentives to work and the level of stoppages from pay. I am about to illustrate that there has been substantial progress, as she should know. The standard rate of income tax has been cut from 33p in the pound to 25p in the pound. A new level of national insurance contribution has been brought in at only 5 per cent. on lower...

Orders of the Day — Low Pay (1 Feb 1989)

John Redwood: I would need more information on their rates of pay in 1979, their agreements, the nature of the incentive and bonus arrangements, and so on. However, the hon. Lady is straying from my point. I am talking about the tax system and the marginal rates of tax that hit people with different levels of income. Under today's system, people earning up to £43 a week are not taxed. At £43 a...

New Writ (Pontypridd) (1 Feb 1989)

John Redwood: Does my hon. Friend consider that a crucial issue in the timing of this writ is the possibility of the return of the Labour group from Russia? Maybe it is planning to bring multilateralism in our time—from Russia with love. Perhaps the idea is to leave the SLDP cruelly exposed as the only party without some kind of a defence policy and the only party with a totally idiotic policy of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Revenue Support Grant (1 Feb 1989)

John Redwood: When considering the overall revenue support grant for local authorities, did my right hon. and learned Friend take into account that it is one of the benefits of the Union to Scotland? Is it for that reason that some Opposition parties are not joining the SNP and are walking out of the constitutional convention?


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