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Results 181–200 of 1100 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Alan Reid

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Part 2 — Devolution of Wales Long Haul Rates of Duty (18 Apr 2013)

Alan Reid: The hon. Gentleman forgets one point: Northern Ireland is attached by land to the Irish Republic and Scotland is attached by land to England but is not attached by land to Ireland. The difference here is that people were driving from Belfast to Dublin to catch connecting flights, whereas, obviously, people cannot drive from Glasgow to Dublin to catch connecting flights.

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Part 2 — Devolution of Wales Long Haul Rates of Duty (18 Apr 2013)

Alan Reid: On the question of islands, the hon. Gentleman knows the following information as well as I do, but it is important that the Committee be given it: flights from the islands in our constituencies are exempt from APD.

[Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — Off-gas Grid Households (16 Apr 2013)

Alan Reid: Thank you very much, Mr Crausby, for calling me to speak. I shall be very brief. I am secretary of the all-party group on the off-gas grid and I thank everyone who contributed to the group’s report on the issue. I also congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Truro and Falmouth (Sarah Newton) on securing the debate. I spoke in an intervention about the inadequacies of the OFT report. It...

[Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — Off-gas Grid Households (16 Apr 2013)

Alan Reid: The hon. Gentleman is quite right to talk about the problems caused by the high price of heating oil and LPG. Does he share the concerns expressed by the APPG that the OFT study was inadequate? For example, it said that almost all the highlands and islands had between four and seven suppliers, which is obviously nonsense. Does he think that it was over-optimistic about the number of...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation: amendment of the Law (21 Mar 2013)

Alan Reid: Was my right hon. Friend as disappointed as I was that the hon. Member for Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Mr MacNeil) intervened and did not thank the Government for the 18p cut in fuel duty that this Government have given his constituents, thanks to campaigns by myself and other Government Members?

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation: amendment of the Law (21 Mar 2013)

Alan Reid: What my constituents on the islands can look forward to next month is fuel duty at 18p a litre less than it would have been if the right hon. Gentleman’s Government had still been in power. Is he not delighted that this Government have reversed his party’s policy and reduced fuel duty by 18p a litre for my island constituents?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Mar 2013)

Alan Reid: The Prime Minister is right: this Government do have a good record on fuel duty. We are paying 10p a litre less on the mainland and 15p a litre less on islands than under Labour, but the rising price of fuel in a widespread area such as Argyll and Bute is causing real problems, and I hope that there will be good news in the Budget. For a start, will the Chancellor be able to announce that the...

Opposition Day — [19th Allotted Day] — Tax Fairness (12 Mar 2013)

Alan Reid: In terms of fairness of taxation, another area where this Government have done a great job is on fuel duty. The fuel duty is now 10p a litre lower on the mainland and 15p a litre lower on islands than it would have been if the Labour party had still been in power. I hope that my hon. Friend will continue that good work and that in the Budget there will be an announcement that the September...

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Scottish Referendum (Trident) (7 Mar 2013)

Alan Reid: The hon. Gentleman wants the UK Government to sit down with him, but the work force at Faslane and Coulport want the SNP to sit down with them and to tell them what jobs there will be after independence. When the debate finishes, will he sit down with representatives of the work force at Faslane and tell them the SNP’s plans for it?

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Scottish Referendum (Trident) (7 Mar 2013)

Alan Reid: indicated dissent.

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Scottish Referendum (Trident) (7 Mar 2013)

Alan Reid: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Scottish Referendum (Trident) (7 Mar 2013)

Alan Reid: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Scottish Referendum (Trident) (7 Mar 2013)

Alan Reid: It is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship, Mr Bone. I congratulate the Chairman of the Scottish Affairs Committee, the hon. Member for Glasgow South West (Mr Davidson), on opening the debate and outlining clearly the choices that will face the Scottish people in next year’s referendum. I agreed with almost everything that he said—I think, though, that Helensburgh does have a good...

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Scottish Referendum (Trident) (7 Mar 2013)

Alan Reid: I am now confused by the hon. Gentleman. Rather than chuntering away from a sedentary position, perhaps he could get up and explain just what the position of the Scottish Government will be if they win the referendum. No, he has chosen not to do so. I look forward to his speech later. The Select Committee report said that, should the SNP win the referendum, it would probably take about two...

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Scottish Referendum (Trident) (7 Mar 2013)

Alan Reid: I can only speculate, but my speculation is that it simply does not have a clue what to do. It simply knows that there would be nothing like the same number of jobs in defence in an independent Scotland as there are at the moment. We would see mass unemployment at Faslane and Coulport, and the SNP is not willing to own up to it. It must own up to the fact that, if it wants a...

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Scottish Referendum (Trident) (7 Mar 2013)

Alan Reid: I think the Mull of Kintyre is the correct technical expression.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Clyde Coastguard Station (28 Feb 2013)

Alan Reid: As my hon. Friend knows, the main concern when the Clyde coastguard station was closed was to ensure that local knowledge was transferred to staff at Belfast and Stornoway. What monitoring has been carried out to ensure that that knowledge was transferred?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (28 Feb 2013)

Alan Reid: Rail passengers trying to book the cheapest fares are faced with a bewilderingly complex system. I hope that the fares and ticketing review will result in a much more simple, straightforward system. Can my hon. Friend tell me what progress is being made towards that?


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