Category Archives: Debates

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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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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    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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