Category Archives: Debates

Mr Redwood’s interventions during the debate on Local Government Finance, 10 February 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Can the Minister comment on the balance in his settlement between the money that goes directly in the block grant and the money that goes for special purposes and as a reward for certain kinds of conduct? How is that developing, and what difference does it make to the percentage […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the Urgent Question on Tax Avoidance (HSBC), 9 February 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Is this not further proof that Labour’s fundamental changes to banking regulation at the beginning of its period in government did a lot of damage and meant that banks could not be regulated properly—most notably, they led to the collapse of a number of HSBC’s important competitors—and further evidence that […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the Backbench Debate on GP Services, 5 February 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Does my hon. Friend agree that our party’s excellent policy of extending GP opening times and days is crucial, but it will require more GPs to work more flexible hours on an agreed basis? Sarah Newton (Truro and Falmouth) (Con): My right hon. Friend makes a good point. The plan that […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on the Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill, 2 February 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Will the Minister ensure that other Government Departments fully participate in enforcing the covenant? I have a case of a couple who have had to move twice recently to meet the husband’s requirements in the armed services. The wife is a nurse. She was on maternity leave. There was a […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the Opposition Day debate on the National Health Service, 21 January 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I am grateful to the shadow Secretary of State. Can he explain why Labour only ever now has any interest in England’s health service? We would like to hear about Labour’s conduct of the Welsh health service and its message for Scotland. Does Labour not know that this is an […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on the Charter for Budget Responsibility, 13 January 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Does my hon. Friend remember Labour’s gloomy predictions that our economic policies would deliver mass and rising unemployment? Instead, they have delivered record levels of new jobs for young people in her constituency. Nicola Blackwood (Oxford West and Abingdon) (Con): I do indeed. I can also tell those young people […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on the Stamp Duty Land Tax Bill, 12 January 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): First, may I remind the Committee that, as listed in the register of Members’ interests, I provide advice to an industrial company and an investment company? The Minister has produced what is on the whole an excellent scheme. I support most of it and was one of those, along with […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Urgent Question on Nigeria, 12 January 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I agree entirely with what the Minister and the shadow Minister have said. I particularly agree with the Government’s decision not to intervene in Nigeria directly with military force. Will the Minister explain, though, why the west is right to try to use military force in Syria and Iraq, in […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution the urgent question on Rail Network (Disruption), 5 January 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Some of my constituents were badly inconvenienced by these matters, and I would like to hear the Secretary of State’s confirmation that they can claim compensation, which would be some recompense. What else can be done to get over to Network Rail that it needs to raise its standards of […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on the Post Office Mediation Scheme, 17 December 2014

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for leading on this issue and for bravely taking the case of many people in the postal sector to the management. From his discussions with the senior management of the Post Office, is there any sign that it now recognises that it […]

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  • About John Redwood

    John Redwood has been the Member of Parliament for Wokingham since 1987. First attending Kent College, Canterbury, he graduated from Magdalen College, and has a DPhil from All Souls, Oxford. A businessman by background, he has been a director of NM Rothschild merchant bank and chairman of a quoted industrial PLC.
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