Category Archives: Debates

Mr Redwood’s intervention’s during the debate on the Budget Resolutions, 24 March 2014

Mr Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Those are very welcome announcements. Is my right hon. Friend also going to take action to stop rapacious councils making a misery of the lives of normally law-abiding motorists who slightly overstay their welcome at parking places and are then treated as if they were criminals? I am sure it would […]

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Mr Redwood’s speech on the Budget, 19 March 2014

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I would like to remind the House of my declaration of interests: I provide some advice on global economies and investments to an industrial company and an investment company. I greatly welcome this Budget, because I think it is right that we need to do more to help the promotion […]

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Mr Redwood’s interventions during the Budget debate, 19 March 2014

Mr Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Is there not also a very cruel dilemma in public policy, in that savers want a better rate of interest but we need low interest rates to promote economic growth and to service the Government debt? There is a trade-off, and that is why tax breaks are particularly welcome at a […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Statement on the European Council, 10 March

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Will the Prime Minister now seek fundamental changes in EU energy policy? Some member states are far too dependent on Russian gas, and the rest of us are far too dependent on intermittent, dear and scarce sources of energy, owing to EU directives. Do we not need to get control […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the debate on the Francis Report, 5 March

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I admire what my right hon. Friend is doing to get a new culture of honesty in the NHS. Does he think that all the major hospitals in the country now automatically report problems and mistakes, so that they can be investigated and remedied? The Secretary of State for Health […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to Foreign and Commonwealth Office Questions, 4 March

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Will the Government support an independent Crimea if its people vote for that in a referendum, because presumably the Government will support an independent Scotland if its people choose to be independent? The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mr William Hague): Here in this House and in […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on Managing Flood Risk, 3 March

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Does my hon. Friend agree that many places, including Wokingham, experienced flooding because essential maintenance work on ditches, culverts, drains and small rivers, which are relatively low-budget items, had not been undertaken by the Environment Agency? In the previous year the Environment Agency spent £1.2 billion overall and massively increased […]

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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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    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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