Category Archives: Debates

Mr Redwood’s intervention during the debate on Stamp Duty Land Tax

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): One of the most persuasive points that we were able to make to the Chancellor when we lobbied him was that there were bands in the market where there were effectively no transactions at all because people could not get buyers to pay that little bit extra. That was distorting […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on EU Reform, 19 November

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I rise to talk about two large European powers that are both, in their own ways, reluctant Europeans. It is well known that the United Kingdom made an historic and important decision, under the previous Labour Government, not to join the euro. Many of us campaigned actively for that decision. […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Statement on the G20, 17 November

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Given that the United States has been the fastest-growing advanced economy since 2009, based on the exploitation of cheap energy, was there any discussion about what we and others need to do to compete with America industrially? We will need to invest in a lot of cheap energy to keep […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on the proposed EU Criminal Justice measures

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Many of us thought that we would have an opportunity today to debate the very weighty question of whether this country should opt back into 35 important measures relating to criminal justice, and put it under European Court of Justice and European Union control. We looked forward to a debate […]

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Mr Redwood’s speech during the debate on Devolution (Scotland Referendum), 14 October 2014

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): The three leaders of the main parties made generous offers to Scotland. I am sure that they wish to honour those offers, and I urge them to do so as quickly as possible. It would be easier if they could try to find some agreement among themselves, because, unfortunately, their […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during Business of the House, 13 October 2014

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): If the Liberal Democrats agree to a simple amendment to Standing Orders on a Government motion as soon as possible, so that we can have English votes for English issues, can that be tabled urgently? When will the Leader of the House know whether the Liberal Democrats want justice for […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the debate on Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL, 26 September

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Does the Prime Minister agree that the Iraqi Government need a political strategy to win over Sunnis and Kurds in their own country, and is he satisfied that they now know how to do it and will get full diplomatic support? The Prime Minister (Mr David Cameron): In answer to […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the backbench debate on the Select Committee on Governance of the House

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): This is a crucial decision and we need to make it in a timely and sensible way. We stand on the threshold of momentous constitutional events. We might even lose a country from our United Kingdom, or we might go into a period of fundamental constitutional change with a massive […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Statement on the EU Council, Security and Middle East, 1 September 2014

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Do not recent events show the need for us to control our own borders? Should not that be central to our new relationship with the EU, so that its weakest border is not our border? The Prime Minister (Mr David Cameron): Of course, we are not members of Schengen, so […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during Work & Pensions Questions, 1 September 2014

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Is not the question of who gets a benefit from this country, or who comes to stay in this country, a matter for this Parliament, not for the EU? The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Mr Iain Duncan Smith): That is exactly the point that I have been […]

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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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