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Results 1–20 of 3000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Stephen Hammond

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Heathrow (Third Runway) (28 Jan 2009)

Stephen Hammond: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Bill Presented: Local Government Finance (4 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: rose—

Bill Presented: Local Government Finance (4 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: I am extremely grateful to the Minister for giving way. He will have noticed that one of the other representations made to him was a joint representation from the chief executive and the leader of Merton council. A continuing problem for many outer-London boroughs and constituencies is that, although we pay our hard-working teachers inner-London rates, we get the outer-London settlement in...

Sri Lanka (5 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: I know that my hon. Friend is a military historian. It is important to be clear that, however the Sri Lankan Government see the position militarily, there can be no international credibility in a purely military victory—indeed, that will not be a victory. Anything that happens militarily must be accompanied by solutions that involve suffrage for the Tamil community. Should we not say to the...

Sri Lanka (5 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: Does the hon. Gentleman not agree that we need to be very careful that any sanctions imposed do not hurt more the communities that we are seeking to help? There is evidence that taking action in respect of GSP-plus will potentially harm the Tamil community as much as anyone else. That would be unfortunate.

Sri Lanka (5 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: I am grateful for this opportunity to say a few words. I will try to be brief so that the hon. Member for Edmonton (Mr. Love), who is the chairman of the all-party group on Sri Lanka, can say a few words. It is clear and important that today in the House we heard strong words of criticism from the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the hon. Member for Harlow (Bill Rammell),...

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Sustainable Railways (12 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: Does the hon. Lady agree that, although the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion (David Lepper) has a point, it is difficult to know whether the extra half an hour added on to the train journey in his area has been caused by the train operating companies or by the timetables dictated to them by either Network Rail or the Government?

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Sustainable Railways (12 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: The hon. Gentleman has read out the companies' operating profits and dividends. Will he tell us which franchises get a direct subsidy from the Government for operating? Does he not accept that the bulk of the subsidy from the Government goes into Network Rail?

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Sustainable Railways (12 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: I absolutely support what the hon. Gentleman is saying because I have exactly the same problem in my constituency. It might surprise him to hear that I was due to have my photo taken with TSSA officials last week at Haydons Road station because of the closing times there. I am sure that many people, including my constituents, welcomed Lord Adonis's intervention to stop South West Trains...

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Sustainable Railways (12 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: It is always a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Sir Nicholas. Like other hon. Members, I wish to extend my congratulations to the Chairman of the Select Committee and to her predecessor, the late Gwyneth Dunwoody, on the part that they played in chairing the Select Committee during examination of the White Paper and in producing the report. I am sure I cannot be the only person who has been...

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Sustainable Railways (12 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: I shall come to that later. I am sure that you will be waiting earnestly and excitedly to hear it.

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Sustainable Railways (12 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: I am disappointed that even Sir Nicholas is not waiting. But I take it that the hon. Gentleman may be waiting. The Select Committee report was rightly critical of the engineering overrun of new year 2008, describing "serious deficiencies" in respect of control. Of course, the debate in the House and comments in the report said that engineering overruns were quite unacceptable. That is true....

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Sustainable Railways (12 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: At the moment we are discussing the governance issues of Network Rail, so let us continue to do so. What should be obvious to Network Rail is that its real customers are the passengers and the train operators and freight companies it serves and it should not believe that its real customer is the Department for Transport. But neither the passengers nor the freight companies have an effective...

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Sustainable Railways (12 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: I hear your strictures, Sir Nicholas, but I hope that you will allow me just a little latitude in a few moments' time.

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Sustainable Railways (12 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: I know he was. A number of the problems that we can see today have been attributed to the fact that timetables, franchise specifications and all the rolling stock plans are being written in Marsham street, not by those in the industry, who know what is going on and what the passengers need from transport when travelling. The facts speak for themselves. The Competition Commission has issued...

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Sustainable Railways (12 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: The hon. Gentleman has been listening far too much to his party's propaganda. I will reiterate what I said a moment ago: we will inherit CP4; that is the position from which we shall have to start. The so-called 30-year document will not stand the test of time—it has not even stood the test of two years. It was, as the Select Committee said, a missed opportunity.

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Sustainable Railways (12 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: May I ensure that I heard the Minister correctly? Did he say that the 1,300 carriages will be in operation by 2014 or that they will be ordered by 2014?

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Sustainable Railways (12 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: Will the Minister place in the Library a copy of the criteria under which a red light is indicated?

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Sustainable Railways (12 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: Will the Minister give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (23 Feb 2009)

Stephen Hammond: Will the Secretary of State tell the House what assessment he has made of any possible implications of, or lessons to be learned from, the recent collision between nuclear submarines for our nuclear fleet and our defence?


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