Category Archives: Debates

Mr Redwood’s response to the debate on the Address, 21 June

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): This Parliament has been given a mighty task by the electorate. A year ago, the voters decided that they wanted to take back control of our laws, our borders and our money. They charged us with that duty, and they recommissioned us collectively in the election just held. Eighty-two per cent. […]

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My speech during the debate on the Budget, 8 March 2017

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I draw the House’s attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. The good news is in the forecasts. I am delighted that the Government have gone back to the forecasts they put to us in March 2016, when they rightly said that the UK economy would grow […]

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My contribution to the debate on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, 8 February 2017

John Redwood: I find myself in agreement with new clause 2, which makes perfectly sensible statements about what our negotiating aims should be. I have even better news for the Opposition Front-Bench team: it is a statement of the White Paper policy. Of course we wish to maintain a stable, sustainable, profitable and growing economy, […]

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My contribution to the debate on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, 7 February 2017

I agree fully with the right hon. Member for Gordon (Alex Salmond) that we should not wish to do anything that weakens or undermines the British bargaining position. All the efforts of this House, as we try to knit together remain and leave voters, should be designed to maximise our leverage, as a newly independent […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the Third Reading of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill, 13 December 2016

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I wish Ministers well with their Bill. One of its central purposes is one I strongly support—the idea that we need to build more homes. It has been a tragedy that in this century there has been a big reduction in the proportion of people in our country who can […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Statement on a new National Funding Formula for Schools,14 December

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): West Berkshire and Wokingham educational authorities that service my constituency are some of the worst funded and are finding it very difficult to keep going with their excellent education and their current teaching work forces, so we welcome the statement. Can there be any transitional relief in 2017/18 as our […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on Exiting the EU and Workers’ Rights, 8 November 2016

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I admire the passion and enthusiasm of the hon. Member for Norwich South (Clive Lewis), but I would like him to reflect a little on what I put to him in an intervention: this is a unique moment in the House of Commons where Government and Opposition are completely united on […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the statement on Calais, 24 October

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): What success have the various authorities had in arresting or stopping the people traffickers? What more can be done to do that, and how can we dissuade any adult from committing money and a child to these dreadful people? The Home Secretary (The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP): The National Crime […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Statement on the European Council, 24 October

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I strongly welcome the Prime Minister’s statement. Will she confirm that this Parliament and the last Government gave the decision to the British people on EU membership, so surely it is now the duty of this Parliament smoothly to implement their wishes? The Prime Minister (The Rt Hon Theresa May MP): […]

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My contribution to the debate on the Finance Bill, 5 September 2016

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I remind the House that I have declared in the register of interests that I am a registered investment adviser, but obviously I am not speaking on their behalf in this debate. It seems to me that there is common ground among all parties in this House that we need to […]

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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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