Category Archives: Debates

Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Statement on the Government Referendum Leaflet, 11 April

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Does the Minister accept that this leaflet is not so much “Project Fear” as “Project Slightly Worrying”, because it has been dumbed down, but is it not an abuse of public money and an insult to the electors, and does he not realise that it will drive many more people to […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Statement on the UK Steel Industry, 11 April

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Will the Secretary of State look at finding a long-term, cheap energy solution for Port Talbot, which is crucial? What constraints is the European Union placing on aid to the steel industry? The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) (Mr Sajid Javid): I can give that commitment to […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Prime Minister’s Statement on the Panama Papers, 11 April

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): According to the official Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts, we are likely to lose £7.3 billion of tax revenue to multinational companies over the ensuing five years because they will sue us in court and get the European Court of Justice to overturn the taxes we wish to impose, and there […]

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Mr Redwood’s Urgent Question on the EU-Turkey Agreement, 9 March 2016

12.37 pm John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con) (Urgent Question): To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on what new financial and other obligations apply to the UK in the EU-Turkey agreement. The Minister for Europe (Mr David Lidington): Agreements reached in principle at the EU-Turkey summit on Monday represent a basis on […]

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Mr Redwood’s interventions during the debate on the UK Steel Industry, 29 February

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I agree with the hon. Lady; we need a streel industry and there needs to be cross-party working to try to find the way forward. What does she think the Government could do to try to get more steel orders? The main problem is that there just is not enough British […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Prime Minister’s statement on the European Council, 22 February 2016

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Do not the common agricultural, fishing and energy policies do damage to domestic producers and add to the colossal deficit we always run with the rest of the EU while running a trade surplus with the rest of the world? What can we do about those unfairnesses if we stay in […]

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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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