Former MP for Battersea
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On the last point, I can confirm that progress has been made. We have reached the stage where that will occur. On that happy note, I can pass on to the amendment. We have no difficulty with the aims of the hon. Member for Hampstead and Highgate (Ms Jackson). Harbour authorities in the United Kingdom have for many years been required to ensure the provision of adequate reception facilities...
I am grateful to the hon. Members who have spoken in the debate. In moving the new clause, the hon. Member for Hampstead and Highgate (Ms Jackson) talked about this country's great maritime traditions, and she was right. Those traditions have been based on a quality of seamanship that has been the envy of the world, and many of those qualities have been the result of the training given to our...
I am grateful to the four hon. Members who have spoken. The hon. Member for Pembroke (Mr. Ainger) introduced the debate on new clause 4, and the hon. Member for Truro (Mr. Taylor) spoke to new clause 5. At the outset, I must say that both new clauses are unnecessary. New clause 4 seeks to give the Secretary of State powers that he already has, although it does not use, as the hon. Member for...
Former MP for Battersea
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 8 April 1997 — General election
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