Category Archives: Debates

Mr Redwood’s contribution to the Statement on Ukraine, Syria and Iran, 24 February

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Does the Foreign Secretary agree that it would be wrong to lend money to Ukraine before she has a stable democratic Government in charge and one that has the respect of the people, and before she has an economic plan that might work? The British people will not thank him […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Statement on Flooding, 10 February

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): As the two main A roads from my constituency into Reading have been closed by floods, and as many homes, businesses and gardens have been inundated, sometimes with foul as well as surface water, will my right hon. Friend assure me that, in future, the £1,200 million budget and the […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the Statement on Flooding (Somerset), 3 February

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Will the Secretary of State call in the chairman of the Environment Agency and ask why, from a budget of £1,200 million last year, it spent only £20 million on clearing watercourses? Will he get across to the chairman that we need new budget priorities—not just in Somerset, which is […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on the European Union (Approvals) Bill [Lords] 27 Jan

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I rise to support my hon. Friends the Members for Daventry (Chris Heaton-Harris) and for North East Somerset (Jacob Rees-Mogg). It is right that the Government should go back and exercise their veto. I will briefly make the case for the use of that veto. We urge the Government to […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the Statement on Syria, 13 Jan

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): If we cannot guarantee safe delivery of non-lethal supplies, would it not be particularly unwise and foolish to start delivering weapons into this cauldron? Is it not right to concentrate on diplomacy, which is not compatible with war? The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mr William Hague): […]

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Statement on Flooding, 6 Jan

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Does the Secretary of State agree that a number of small schemes to improve the capacity of ditches, culverts and streams could make a lot of difference? My constituency has had huge development on flood plain, and every time we have these situations we always get too many properties flooded […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Autumn Statement, 5 Dec 2013

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Will the Chancellor confirm that the independent official forecast shows that the more successful he is in future years in curbing spending and cutting borrowing, the faster the economy will grow, just as America has shown that by cutting the deficit, it can get more growth? The Chancellor of the […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on the Energy Bill, 4 Dec 2013

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I agree with my right hon. Friend the Minister (Michael Fallon) that the House would be wise to reject amendment 105. I will not rehearse the arguments that he or my hon. Friend the Member for Poole (Mr Syms) eloquently put, but I would take issue with one thing that […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on the Water Industry, 5 November

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): It is a pleasure to see you taking up your new duties, Madam Deputy Speaker (Mrs Eleanor Laing). Monopoly is the evil that we are here to debate. It is monopoly that stifles innovation. It is monopoly that drives prices higher. It is monopoly that takes away choice and consumer […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to Foreign Office Questions, 29 Oct

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): What conclusions does the Minister draw from the fact that exports from some countries outside the EU to the EU are increasing more rapidly than our own? The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Mr Hugo Swire): My right hon. Friend will be aware of my earlier comment that […]

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    John Redwood has been the Member of Parliament for Wokingham since 1987. First attending Kent College, Canterbury, he graduated from Magdalen College, and has a DPhil from All Souls, Oxford. 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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