Category Archives: Debates

Mr Redwood’s Budget Speech, 18 March 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I rise to correct some of the myths emanating from the Opposition, who do not seem to read the figures. I hope they will catch up with the Budget detail from the Red Book now that it is more commonly available. We are talking about a set of plans for […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Budget Debate, 18 March 2015

Mr Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I would just like to point out that although we have cut the planned spending increases of the previous Government, public spending has actually been going up. As the Red Book confirms, Government spending went up by 1.5% in real terms in 2014, and by another 1% this year. Mr Mark […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the Backbench Business Debate on School Funding Formula, 10 March 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Would the Minister suggest that there should be a limit on how big the gap can be between the best and the worst per-pupil level of funding, as that would be a starting point for getting some justice? The Minister for Schools (Mr David Laws): That is certainly a sensible […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution the debate on the Commission Work Programme 2015, 9 March 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): This debate is a disgrace. This is a massive work programme with huge implications for the British people and our own country, yet we have been given 90 minutes. I can now make only a few of the points I wanted to make because two of my colleagues rightly wish […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on Devolution in England, 2 March 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): We are debating devolution in England, but if we are to have more devolution in England, we first need devolution to England. We must make sure that there is an English level of decision making for the strategic matters, and English Ministers who can then decide which matters could be properly devolved […]

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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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    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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