Category Archives: Debates

Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Statement on the EU Renegotiation, 11 November 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Do we not have to control our own borders in order to fulfil the popular Conservative promise to cut net migration by more than two thirds during this Parliament? Should not we decide what the rules are, and apply them fairly to the whole world, rather than distinguishing between Europe and […]

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Mr Redwood’s speech during the debate on English Votes, 22 October 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I speak for England. For some 18 years English MPs in this United Kingdom Parliament have proposed, encouraged, or come to accept with good grace major transfers of power to Scotland, substantial transfers of power to Wales, and the transfer of other powers to Northern Ireland. Now it is England’s turn. […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on the Charter for Budget Responsibility, 14 October 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I welcome the spirit of the shadow Chancellor’s remarks and the fact that he wants a serious debate. Government Members do not favour austerity; we favour prosperity. We believe that the way to create prosperity is to have sound money and sound state finances that we can afford so we have […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the Finance Bill, 8 September 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I remind the House that I advise an industrial and an investment company and the details are set out in the register. I found it interesting to listen to the hon. Member for Worsley and Eccles South (Barbara Keeley) speak from the Opposition Front Bench on this important matter. As someone […]

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Mr Redwood’s speech during the debate on European Union Referendum Bill (Programme) (No. 2): Clause 2 — entitlement to vote in the referendum, 7 September 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I rise to speak on the issues of the independence of broadcasting and campaign funding covered by two of the new clauses. It is most important that we should have a fair referendum and I think that the House has made a wise decision this evening to further that aim. I hope […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Statement on Syria: Refugees and Counter-terrorism, 7 September 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I strongly support the Prime Minister’s view that our help to Syrian refugees must be given close to the borders of Syria, and that we should not encourage people to undertake hazardous journeys using people traffickers; that is cruel. Will he confirm that on the unrelated topic of economic migrants, more […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Statement on Counter-ISIL Coalition Strategy, 20 July 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): If the coalition forces are successful in removing ISIL from parts of Syria, who would form the legitimate Government of those areas, assuming Assad was still in place? The Secretary of State for Defence (Michael Fallon):  We hope that Assad will not continue in place for a day longer than is necessary. There […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Statement on the BBC Charter Review, 16 July 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Is it not now time for us to have a BBC England, to match BBC Scotland, and is it not the case that many people in England deeply resent the way in which their country is being balkanised and broken up under some kind of EU plan and that they do not want […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the Budget Debate, 8 July 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I remind the House of my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, which reveals that I am an investment and business adviser to a couple of companies. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Louth and Horncastle (Victoria Atkins) on her excellent maiden speech, in which she gave […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to Prime Minister’s Questions, 8 July 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Does not the Greek crisis show that, when negotiating with the EU, it is very important to be clear about what one wants and not to accept its first or second offer because it will improve it under pressure? The Prime Minister (Mr David Cameron): I am sure that there are […]

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    John Redwood won a free place at Kent College, Canterbury, He graduated from Magdalen College Oxford, has a DPhil and is a fellow of All Souls College. 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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