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Scotland: Independence — Motion to Take Note (24 June 2014)

Lord Dobbs: ...world of books has always been of some importance, so perhaps I should use that as a starting point. The first book I ever remember reading was Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, as a boy, by torchlight beneath the covers. Even on a cold winter’s night in Hertfordshire I could walk on warm sands with Jim Hawkins and his famous Scottish creator. The Scots, as we have...

Scottish Parliament: Homecoming Scotland 2014 (15 May 2014)

Annabelle Ewing: ...be held in early September, with a 10-day programme of events, including a birthday boat flotilla. Therefore, what can be done on the west coast, as my colleague Stuart McMillan mentioned, can also be done on the east coast. A torchlight procession is planned as well as a light and firework show. It all sounds very exciting. In Mid Scotland and Fife, we, too, are participating in whisky...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (15 January 2014)

Jim Eadie: ...a catalogue of failures that included a serious violation of hygiene standards, with flies being found in operating suites, which led to operations being cancelled; a failure in the power supply that led to some surgical operations being completed by torchlight; incomplete checks on staff; and the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate issuing criticism of hygiene deficiencies in wards and...

Scottish Parliament: St Andrew’s Day (27 November 2012)

Roderick Campbell: .... St Andrews is hosting a 10-day-long festival, which includes a food festival, as part of which a food from Fife dinner will be held at the Old Course hotel in St Andrews on Thursday. There will also be a Fife young fiddlers event, a torchlight parade and many other activities besides. Last Friday, there was a major poetry event in St Andrews, at which readings of the Ayrshire poet Rab...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: A5 Dual Carriageway (7 June 2011)

Lord Morrow: ...That is why we are imploring the Minister to draw up his priorities. We are asking him whether this matter is one of his priorities. We recognise that it was one of Mr Murphy’s priorities, but the torchlight now moves to Mr Kennedy, who now has to draw up his priorities, and we will wait and see whether the A5 proposal is one of them.

Gaza — Motion to Take Note (6 February 2009)

Lord Weidenfeld: ..., which argued in exactly the same words. Have we become so inured to the crime of sending young people to their deaths as living suicide bombs? Where are the letters to the editor, protest marches, torchlight processions against Governments or forces advocating this kind of death? Why are they missing? What is the attitude to the evil planners of martyrdom meriting rewards both in this...

Scottish Parliament: Education (Holocaust) (5 June 2008)

Kenneth Macintosh: ...national event in Scotland, and I can say unequivocally that I was impressed most by the one that was organised and held by the young people of Fife in January 2007. Those who were there will remember the torchlight procession through the middle of Kirkcaldy, the Anne Frank festival and the sculpture, but most of all they will remember, like me, that it was organised entirely by pupils....

Topical Debate: International Development (15 November 2007)

Douglas Alexander: ...little proves to be more effective than ensuring that there is a strong and effective Parliament capable of holding an Executive to account. In addition, the strong support of civil society can throw the torchlight of transparency on to expenditure in those countries. That is why I was pleased to announce that additional 20 million today to help assist the efforts of non-governmental...

Public Bill Committee: Mental Health Bill [Lords]: Clause 2 (24 April 2007)

Angela Browning: ...the house; the neighbours had seen him a little, but he had never given them any cause for concern. However, after his second parent died, the neighbours noticed, to their great concern, that after it got dark he was to be seen digging up the garden by torchlight. They were concerned that he was burying something, because they found him to be an odd person to deal with andto communicate...

Intelligence Agencies (11 July 2002)

Mr James Arbuthnot: ...Minister should perhaps remember that he leads the Government rather than is the Government. I said that I would return to the issue of imagination, and I shall do so in the context of 11 September. How easy it is to say, with the torchlight of hindsight shining full on those dreadful events, that there was a failure of intelligence. In various respects, that can be said, but the agencies...

House of Lords: Audibility of Proceedings (4 July 2001)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: ...than half a dozen peers who can successfully combat its grievous acoustical properties". Another famous and graphic simile suggested that speaking in your Lordships' House was, "like speaking by torchlight to corpses in a charnel house". Despite what the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson, said, I believe that things are not quite as bad as that today. The subject raised by the noble Lord, Lord...

Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (3 October 2000)

Baroness Carnegy of Lour: ...the country are astonished at the suggestion that people should be allowed simply to roam about at night. The noble Baroness, Lady Mallalieu, has put it much better than I. It is terrifying to see torchlight and hear voices near one's cottage but to be unaware who is there. For that reason, the Association of Chief Police Officers is strongly against the Bill as it stands. I should have...

Millennium Preparedness (21 December 1999)

Mr Jack Straw: ...public transport. There will be enhanced public transport arrangements, not only to get people safely into the centre of London but to get them out again in the early hours of the morning. In Scotland, a torchlight parade will take place in Edinburgh—one of 60 events there. Glasgow will hold a range of events, as will Aberdeen and surrounding towns. There will be a major fireworks...

Opposition Day: Railtrack (17 April 1996)

Mr David Chidgey: ...goes through Poole, is electrified. The line to Salisbury is not. So, consequently, the train ground to a halt just west of Basingstoke, where the staff on the train led passengers to safety by torchlight. Is that the new, modern railway that the Secretary of State talks about?

Orders of the Day — Maastricht (18 December 1991)

Mr Hugh Dykes: ...of monetary union. As chairman of the European Movement in Britain, I am entitled to say that the European movement from all countries marched at Maastricht. The parades, including the gallant band from Britain, and the torchlight processions—which were not reminiscent of torchlight processions in the past, I hasten to add, in case my hon. Friend the Member for Northampton, North...

Orders of the Day — Dangerous Buildings (18 December 1991)

Mr Robert Litherland: ...caused fires. There is a great deal of debris scattered around. Floorboards are missing. Holes in the roof allow some light into the upper floor, but the ground floor is in complete darkness, and torchlight or other artificial light is needed to move about in that area. In this case, the building in question is Victoria mill in Miles Platting, Manchester—a grade 2 listed building,...

Northern Ireland (Terrorist Killings) (4 March 1985)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: ...strong impression was that the people of both communities were deeply shocked and angered by what had happened. This is borne out by the reactions that the Royal Ulster Constabulary has received and by the torchlight vigil. I hope that that anger and shock will be translated into active co-operation to forestall anything similar taking place in the future.

Orders of the Day — WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY COUNCIL BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 February 1979)

Mr Alan Beith: ...of view. There are demonstrations of a happy, cheerful kind. In my constituency it has been the practice over scores of years, when the Liberal Party, as it often does, wins elections, to hold great torchlight processions. There has been a long list of Liberal Members in my constituency, such as Sir Edward Grey, whose hackney carriage, when he was elected to the Berwick-upon-Tweed seat,...

Orders of the Day — Indecent Displays (Control) Bill (26 January 1979)

Mrs Maureen Colquhoun: ...The women who marched then against sexual exploitation suffered the most appalling damage and harassment. I ought to tell the House what happened. The march started in a joyful atmosphere with many women in fancy dress in the torchlight procession. Only four policemen were present at the start of that "Reclaim the Night" tour of Soho, but within 10 minutes 40 policemen and 10 policewomen...

Orders of the Day — British Standard Time (2 December 1970)

Mr James Callaghan: ...Post Office Workers which says that the accident rate of postmen has increased. I quite agree, and so I think will everybody in this House. Any of us who has done any canvassing in an autumn election by torchlight will know exactly what the postmen have to put up with. But I think my hon. Friend the Member for Dundee, West (Mr. Doig) put the matter into the right perspective when he spoke...

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