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Orders of the Day — Fossil Fuel Levy Bill [Lords] (5 Nov 1997)

Philip Hammond: I understood the Minister perfectly. I think that I was heading in the right direction. I am seeking to establish whether the Minister's review, and the other Government reviews, could lead to a broadening of the scope of the NFFO obligation, which would be financed from the fossil fuel levy. At present, the levy is low and the marketplace distortion that we are talking about avoiding would...

Orders of the Day — Fossil Fuel Levy Bill [Lords] (5 Nov 1997)

Philip Hammond: My hon. Friend anticipates my next point. The non-fossil fuel obligation has undoubtedly been a success, but we must ask ourselves where we should go in future. There is evidence that many consumers are willing to pay a premium for renewable, or green, energy. Studies in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, and even limited market experience, have already shown that there is a...

Closed Circuit Television (30 Jul 1997)

Philip Hammond: Perhaps I could draw my hon. Friend's attention to my constituency, which has two borough councils. Runnymede has a Conservative-controlled authority and Elmbridge is controlled by a coalition of Liberal Democrats and ratepayers. Runnymede recently switched on a splendid CCTV scheme, which already makes a significant contribution to controlling local crime. Perhaps more importantly, it is...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance (Supplementary Credit Approvals) Bill (17 Jun 1997)

Philip Hammond: I am delighted to make my maiden speech in the debate on this short but important Bill, which will have a significant effect on many of my constituents. A number of my hon. Friends who are new Members have already made their maiden speeches. My tardiness owes something to Disraeli's advice to a new Member: "It is better they wonder why you do not speak than that they wonder why you do." It...

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