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Category: Speeches

  • November 6, 2001

    Small Business (regulatory Burden)

    I agree almost four square with the philosophical outlook of my hon. Friend the Member for Billericay (Mr. Baron). He summed up the position nicely by saying that we should be moving towards the United States model rather than a European-type model in respect of small businesses. As a former small b...
  • October 30, 2001

    Proceeds Of Crime

    Second Reading of the Bill in the House of Commons I suppose we should be grateful that the Government have deigned to engage Parliament in its much heralded war against terrorism. After all, judging by the stream of policy announcements made by the Home Office to favoured newspapers in recent week...
  • October 17, 2001

    London Underground

    I endorse the comments of my hon. Friend the Member for Chipping Barnet (Sir S. Chapman). The subject under discussion is a Treasury-related matter, and I have some sympathy for the Minister. I am also aware that there are many bodies and individuals in place - such as the Mayor, Mr. Kiley and the...
  • July 13, 2001

    Small Firms

    To follow on from the remarks of my hon. Friend the Member for Taunton (Mr. Flook), this is very much a debate full of maiden speeches. It is perhaps relevant that yesterday I was playing cricket and making my debut for the Lords and Commons team. We had to rush back for a couple of votes. My sartor...
  • June 27, 2001

    Maiden Speech

    It is with a great sense of honour that I rise to speak in this House for the first time today. I know that at least 658 people will disagree with my contention that the Cities of London and Westminster is the most prestigious constituency in the United Kingdom, but it is probably fair to say that i...