Category Archives: Debates

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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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on Devolution in England, 2 March 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): We are debating devolution in England, but if we are to have more devolution in England, we first need devolution to England. We must make sure that there is an English level of decision making for the strategic matters, and English Ministers who can then decide which matters could be properly devolved […]

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Mr Redwood’s interventions during the debate on Local Government Finance, 10 February 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Can the Minister comment on the balance in his settlement between the money that goes directly in the block grant and the money that goes for special purposes and as a reward for certain kinds of conduct? How is that developing, and what difference does it make to the percentage […]

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Mr Redwood’s contribution to the Urgent Question on Tax Avoidance (HSBC), 9 February 2015

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Is this not further proof that Labour’s fundamental changes to banking regulation at the beginning of its period in government did a lot of damage and meant that banks could not be regulated properly—most notably, they led to the collapse of a number of HSBC’s important competitors—and further evidence that […]

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