Results 81–100 of 4922 for speaker:Hugh Bayley

Local Government Services (16 Apr 1993)

Hugh Bayley: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his generosity in giving way three times. I wish that he would not cloak his argument in spurious attacks on trade unions, and I wish that he would stick to the point—the welfare of elderly people. Before I came to the House, I was a health economist. I carried out a survey in a Conservative-controlled county council of care for the elderly in private sector...

Local Government Services (16 Apr 1993)

Hugh Bayley: The hon. Gentleman represents a constituency in the same county as mine. Why is the borough of Scarborough charging a higher average council tax than Labour-controlled York, and why did it charge a higher poll tax than Labour-controlled York? Under the old rating system, why did it charge a higher average rate per household than York?

Local Government Services (16 Apr 1993)

Hugh Bayley: I do not think that it was Labour controlled when rates existed. It was Conservative controlled at that time, as it was during the period of the poll tax.

Local Government Services (16 Apr 1993)

Hugh Bayley: I have no objection to partnerships between the private sector and the public sector. Indeed, such partnerships have been a feature of local government for decades, if not centuries. Many of the most imaginative and innovative partnership schemes have been brought in by Labour authorities. For example, in economic development, metropolitan counties such as West Yorkshire pioneered job...

Local Government Services (16 Apr 1993)

Hugh Bayley: Bluff and bluster will not do. What the Minister is saying—

Local Government Services (16 Apr 1993)

Hugh Bayley: Yes, I will give the facts. If we compare one group of council taxpayers in band D with another, the Minister's figures are right. But an independent group of advisers such as the House of Commons Library statistical section, which does not bear allegiance to the Minister's Department or his party, or to the Labour party, says that the Government's figures are fallacious and specious,...

Local Government Services (16 Apr 1993)

Hugh Bayley: All I can say is that the Minister is a better politician than a statistician. I am comparing across all the bands. The Minister is selecting certain groups of the population and comparing them. I am comparing across the board. The figure that matters is the figure that people pay, and that is the figure I am using. The choice is not only between cheap and expensive services—although...

Local Government Services (16 Apr 1993)

Hugh Bayley: It is indeed a sensible thing to do. In my part of the country, on the other side of the Penines, Labour-controlled Humberside county council lobbied for more money and got a better settlement as a result. Conservative-controlled North Yorkshire county council did not make representations to the Department of the Environment because it did not want to rock the boat in its own party and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: West Coast Main Line (19 Apr 1993)

Hugh Bayley: Does the Minister recognise that the further delay in reaching an order, which his announcement today implies, puts at risk 1,600 jobs at the ABB works in my constituency and puts at risk jobs at GEC? Can he give us a firm date for when the order will be placed? Can he give the House an undertaking that he will approach the Treasury to get authorisation now for £300 million of leasing...

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill (26 Apr 1993)

Hugh Bayley: I know that my hon. Friend is aware that the ACT proposals will have a bad effect on charities which enjoy income from investment in equities, but is he aware that the Joseph Rowntree charitable trust, based in my constituency, found that, if those provisions had applied last year, its income would have been cut by £110,000? Many of the projects which it co-funds with the Government would...

Orders of the Day — Railways Bill: Rights of Trustees of Board Pension Schemes (24 May 1993)

Hugh Bayley: At the outset, I remind the House that I am sponsored by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers. In my brief time as a Member of Parliament, I have had a larger postbag on rail privatisation than on any other issue. Since the Bill was published, I have received more than 400 letters from my constituents. Not one of those letters supported the Government's proposals for...

Orders of the Day — Railways Bill: Rights of Trustees of Board Pension Schemes (24 May 1993)

Hugh Bayley: It was in the plans, but the Government were blown off course—they had to drop the idea.

Orders of the Day — Railways Bill: Rights of Trustees of Board Pension Schemes (24 May 1993)

Hugh Bayley: The Secretary of State knows perfectly well that that is not what I am saying. Labour Members have never argued for that option, but the Government have. If pensioners were scared—indeed, they have been scared by the Government's proposals—it was the words of the Secretary of State that scared them, not the words of Labour Members. To make it absolutely clear to my constituents what the...

Orders of the Day — New clause 18: Exercise of Functions for Purpose of Encouraging Investment in the Railways (24 May 1993)

Hugh Bayley: I agree with the hon. Member for Eltham (Mr. Bottomley). His view was shared by hon. Members of all parties serving on the Transport Select Committee. As he said, it is vital that the Bill allows the franchising director to take note of the investment needs of the railways when issuing the terms of the franchise. To provide the sort of railway that we want and to maintain the ability to...

New clause 12: Existing Passenger Service Operators and Associates to Be Eligible as Franchisees (25 May 1993)

Hugh Bayley: I start by declaring an interest: I am sponsored by the RMT union, but I speak on behalf of my constituency and all its rail employees. York is above all else a railway town. Until some four years ago when the BREL carriageworks were privatised, British Rail was the city's biggest employer by a considerable margin. Even now, one in 12 of the work force in my constituency work in the rail...

New clause 12: Railway Heritage (25 May 1993)

Hugh Bayley: I beg to move amendment No. 48, in page 106, line 14, after 'Board', insert 'or any franchise operator'.

New clause 12: Railway Heritage (25 May 1993)

Hugh Bayley: One day. everything set in place by this Bill will be history. All the privatised trains and rolling stock will have reached the end of their useful life and will be scrapped. Under section 144 of the Transport Act 1968, the National Railway museum has the right to claim, at no cost, redundant railway equipment, and although the Bill brings in a similar provision for public sector railway...

New clause 12: Railway Heritage (25 May 1993)

Hugh Bayley: I will not press the amendment, in view of the Minister's statement.

New clause 12: Railway Heritage (25 May 1993)

Hugh Bayley: I am, Madam Speaker.

ABB Transportation Ltd. (Redundancies) (8 Jun 1993)

Hugh Bayley: I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 20 for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely, the 896 redundancies announced yesterday by ABB Transportation Ltd." [Interruption.]

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