Category Archives: Debates

Mr Redwood’s interventions during the debate on English Votes on English Laws, 7 July 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Why did the Labour party ignore the needs and voices of England when it first created lopsided devolution, and why has it come up with absolutely no ideas to meet the requirements and needs of England in 18 years of lopsided and unfair devolution? Ms Angela Eagle (Wallasey) (Lab): I would […]

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Mr Redwood’s question during the debate on Britain and International Security, 2 July 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): If we have a Daesh terrorist plotting murders in the United Kingdom, we arrest them, prosecute them, and put them in prison. If that same terrorist goes to Iraq, we try to hunt them down and kill them and blow up the building they are living in. How does that help […]

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Mr Redwood’s question to the Leader of the House during the statement on English Votes on English Laws, 2 July 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I am pleased that the Government now have an answer to the question I posed before the Scottish referendum—the question of who speaks for England. I am very glad that they are tackling the problem that devolution has posed—that Scotland could vote for a lower rate of income tax in the […]

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Mr Redwood’s question to the Leader of the House during Business Questions, 2 July 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): When will the Government respond to the five Presidents of the European Union institutions who have recently set out plans to accelerate progress towards controlling economies and tax systems and creating a euro Treasury? Do I take it that the Foreign Secretary and others would wish to rule out the United […]

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Mr Redwood’s speech on the Scotland Bill during the committee stage, 30 June 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I think that the Committee wants to implement the spirit and the letter of Smith, and I look forward to hearing the Secretary of State’s response to the detailed arguments advanced by the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan (Dr Whiteford). I think, however, that when we are dealing with a […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on the European Union (Finance) Bill, 23 June 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Has my hon. Friend seen the work of the so-called five presidents of the euro area, which sets out how they wish to press for full fiscal union, with a euro Treasury and a euro budget under central control. Will he assure the Committee that we will have nothing to do […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on Productivity, 17 June 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): The productivity puzzle can be understood and resolved. It is a combination of bad news and not such bad news. There was a sharp fall in productivity at the time of the crisis, because we lost a lot of very expensive output, a lot of people lost their jobs and the […]

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Mr Redwood’s speech during the committee stage of the European Union Referendum Bill, 16 June 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con) : I hope that, when the Government bring the Bill back on Report, they will give further consideration to the question of campaign spending limits. We are all freshly back from an energetic general election campaign, and one of the finest things about the United Kingdom’s traditions that ensure fair and […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the committee stage of the European Union Referendum Bill, 16 June 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Would my hon. Friend like to confirm that it is a principle of fairness in all British elections and referendums that individuals—Ministers as well—participate on whichever side they wish under a single campaign, for yes or for no, which has proper controls over expenditure and publications? Does he also acknowledge that […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the Scotland Bill, 15 June 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I have always been a Unionist, but my idea of my country, the United Kingdom, is that it must be a democracy at peace with itself, and can only proceed as a happy and successful democracy if it has the consent of most of the people most of the time to the […]

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