Category Archives: Debates

Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on the Charter for Budget Responsibility, 13 January 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Does my hon. Friend remember Labour’s gloomy predictions that our economic policies would deliver mass and rising unemployment? Instead, they have delivered record levels of new jobs for young people in her constituency. Nicola Blackwood (Oxford West and Abingdon) (Con): I do indeed. I can also tell those young people […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on the Stamp Duty Land Tax Bill, 12 January 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): First, may I remind the Committee that, as listed in the register of Members’ interests, I provide advice to an industrial company and an investment company? The Minister has produced what is on the whole an excellent scheme. I support most of it and was one of those, along with […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Urgent Question on Nigeria, 12 January 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I agree entirely with what the Minister and the shadow Minister have said. I particularly agree with the Government’s decision not to intervene in Nigeria directly with military force. Will the Minister explain, though, why the west is right to try to use military force in Syria and Iraq, in […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution the urgent question on Rail Network (Disruption), 5 January 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Some of my constituents were badly inconvenienced by these matters, and I would like to hear the Secretary of State’s confirmation that they can claim compensation, which would be some recompense. What else can be done to get over to Network Rail that it needs to raise its standards of […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on the Post Office Mediation Scheme, 17 December 2014

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for leading on this issue and for bravely taking the case of many people in the postal sector to the management. From his discussions with the senior management of the Post Office, is there any sign that it now recognises that it […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the Statement on Devolution (Implications for England), 16 December 2014

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): England expects English votes for English issues. We expect simplicity and justice now: no ifs, no buts, no committee limitations, no tricks. Give us what we want. We have waited 15 years for this. Will he now join me in speaking for England? The First Secretary of State and Leader […]

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Mr Redwood’s interventions during the debate on the Infrastructure Bill (Lords), 8 December 2014

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Does the Minister recall that we both fought on a Conservative manifesto that said that we should get rid of quangos and not create new ones, and that Ministers should be responsible and accountable—something that I entirely agree with? Why is he proposing two new quangos on highways instead of […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the debate on Stamp Duty Land Tax

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): One of the most persuasive points that we were able to make to the Chancellor when we lobbied him was that there were bands in the market where there were effectively no transactions at all because people could not get buyers to pay that little bit extra. That was distorting […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on EU Reform, 19 November

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I rise to talk about two large European powers that are both, in their own ways, reluctant Europeans. It is well known that the United Kingdom made an historic and important decision, under the previous Labour Government, not to join the euro. Many of us campaigned actively for that decision. […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Statement on the G20, 17 November

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Given that the United States has been the fastest-growing advanced economy since 2009, based on the exploitation of cheap energy, was there any discussion about what we and others need to do to compete with America industrially? We will need to invest in a lot of cheap energy to keep […]

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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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