Category Archives: Debates

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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Mr Redwood’s speech on the EU Referendum Bill, 9 June 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): This referendum gives the British people the great opportunity to restore their precious but damaged democracy. For all too long, the British people have had to watch as successive Parliaments have given away their birthright by transferring important powers to the European Union. Big decisions have been taken away from the […]

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Mr Redwood’s response to the Queen’s Speech, 27 May 2015

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I rise to speak for prosperity, not austerity; I speak for England as well as for more powers for Scotland; and I speak for greater democracy as we seek to wrestle power back from the bureaucratic tentacles of Brussels. Austerity is what was given to this country in 2008-09. Then we […]

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Mr Redwood’s Budget Speech, 18 March 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I rise to correct some of the myths emanating from the Opposition, who do not seem to read the figures. I hope they will catch up with the Budget detail from the Red Book now that it is more commonly available. We are talking about a set of plans for […]

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Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Budget Debate, 18 March 2015

Mr Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I would just like to point out that although we have cut the planned spending increases of the previous Government, public spending has actually been going up. As the Red Book confirms, Government spending went up by 1.5% in real terms in 2014, and by another 1% this year. Mr Mark […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the Backbench Business Debate on School Funding Formula, 10 March 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Would the Minister suggest that there should be a limit on how big the gap can be between the best and the worst per-pupil level of funding, as that would be a starting point for getting some justice? The Minister for Schools (Mr David Laws): That is certainly a sensible […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution the debate on the Commission Work Programme 2015, 9 March 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): This debate is a disgrace. This is a massive work programme with huge implications for the British people and our own country, yet we have been given 90 minutes. I can now make only a few of the points I wanted to make because two of my colleagues rightly wish […]

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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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