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Results 101–120 of 900 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Brian Binley

High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill (26 Jun 2013)

Brian Binley: Does my hon. Friend not recognise that it has been stated categorically that capacity will be reached by 2026, although other people think that it will be reached earlier? Has he travelled on a London Midland train to London on which he could not get a seat and could hardly get through the door?

High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill (26 Jun 2013)

Brian Binley: indicated dissent.

High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill (26 Jun 2013)

Brian Binley: Will my right hon. Friend give way?

High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill (26 Jun 2013)

Brian Binley: Does my right hon. Friend acknowledge that while the NAO report did, indeed, make those criticisms, it also said that at the end of the day there would be a return of 2.5:1 on this project, and does she not recognise the importance of that to the well-being of future generations?

High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill (26 Jun 2013)

Brian Binley: Is not the truth of the matter that High Speed 2 will release capacity on the west coast main line? Has the debate not recognised the importance of freight, which is growing at more than 10% per year on rail? Does that not come into the discussions we are having today?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Spending Review (26 Jun 2013)

Brian Binley: My grandmother taught me that there are only two things people can do when they are in serious financial difficulty: cut spending, and earn more. The Chancellor’s record on cutting spending has been commendable, but more needs to be done on earning more. What will he do to enhance productivity to help this country earn more?

Energy Bill: Clause 133 — Financial provisions (4 Jun 2013)

Brian Binley: I am grateful for this chance to speak on Third Reading, and I will be brief. In bringing forward these measures, the Government have identified a genuine problem whose consequences could be severe—indeed, the lights could go out. Security of supply is imperilled through the decommissioning of resources. The shortage of available public funds requires that the private sector delivers, but...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: New Clause 8 — Power to make capacity market rules (3 Jun 2013)

Brian Binley: Was my hon. Friend also surprised at the lack of reference to the impact on business in this country over the next 20 years? The Chancellor wants growth, yet the Bill will impede the ability to get that growth. Will my hon. Friend say a word about that?

Opposition Day — [17th( )Allotted Day] — Horsemeat: Infrastructure (12 Feb 2013)

Brian Binley: The Opposition are trying to eradicate history before 2010. Will the Financial Secretary estimate what the level of their capital revenue spending would have been this year, on the basis of the mess they left us in?

Opposition Day — [17th( )Allotted Day] — Horsemeat: Infrastructure (12 Feb 2013)

Brian Binley: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way, and I wish her well with her impending delivery. What figure would she place on the capital expenditure budget for this year, if there were a Labour Government at this time?

Housing Market Reform: Europe (30 Jan 2013)

Brian Binley: I welcome this debate, allowing us to reflect on the Prime Minister’s speech of last week. I also welcome not only what he said, but the considered and direct way in which he said it. He is to be congratulated on his straight and direct approach. Politicians must be clear; they are the architects of their own downfall when they are not. Whatever people’s view of the content of that...

Housing Market Reform: Europe (30 Jan 2013)

Brian Binley: I would like to make a little progress, and then I will come back to the hon. Gentleman. No wonder the political classes are held in such low esteem, when politicians prevaricate and refuse to give straight answers in meaningful English.

Housing Market Reform: Europe (30 Jan 2013)

Brian Binley: In keeping with a tradition first established by Labour—so we will not go too deeply into that question. I am delighted that the Prime Minister rejected the ploy of not straight-talking last week, and spoke directly to the British people in terms they could understand. He also dealt plainly with the “R” word, and he was right to do so.

Housing Market Reform: Europe (30 Jan 2013)

Brian Binley: I am not sure whether the hon. Gentleman has ever been involved in business negotiations. Business people start by saying they will negotiate, then think about how they will negotiate, and then undertake those negotiations. That process is occurring at this very moment, I hope. I hope the hon. Gentleman is satisfied with my answer, and that I can make some progress. The starting point for...

Housing Market Reform: Europe (30 Jan 2013)

Brian Binley: I am most grateful to my hon. Friend and, of course, he is absolutely right. One clearly does not enter into renegotiating a relationship without giving a bottom line. That seems to me to be eminently sensible. [Interruption.] I again point out to Opposition Members who know so little about business that it is a business practice. It is right to attempt to create a new settlement, and I share...

Bill Presented: The Economy (11 Dec 2012)

Brian Binley: First, may I apologise for not having been in the Chamber for long? I urge the hon. Gentleman to pick up on the issue of how schools deal with people who want to be apprentices. The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee has just undertaken a report on the subject, and that theme came up time and again. It is in all our interests to ensure that what has been described does not happen. We...

Free School Meals (Children Over the Age of 16): Banking Union and Economic and Monetary Union (6 Nov 2012)

Brian Binley: I remember well those long-gone days when we were told that monetary union would bring strength to the EU, be enduring and serve to bring our economies together. By golly, how time does fly, and how truth changes the vision. Recent experience has shown that political ambitions exceeded economic reality, and fault lines were built into the single currency from the start. Structures have been...

Business of the House: Growth and Infrastructure Bill (5 Nov 2012)

Brian Binley: rose —

Business of the House: Growth and Infrastructure Bill (5 Nov 2012)

Brian Binley: I am grateful and I understand why my right hon. Friend gave way to a much more distinguished Member than me. Let me refer to the issue of infrastructure—not only of utilities, but housing. I know that my right hon. Friend is very aware of the need to build on brownfield sites first, so can he tell me what work his Department is doing to ensure that, when planning permission is given,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: West Coast Main Line (29 Oct 2012)

Brian Binley: I welcome the Secretary of State’s willingness to update us on the continuity of service on the west coast main line once the current franchise expires on 9 December. Has he noted recent reports suggesting that capacity could be reached well before 2026, undermining continuity of service? Consequently, will he bring forward plans for HS2, even though he said he would not talk about them today?


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