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Results 121–140 of 687 for speaker:David Clelland

Chieftain Tank (Replacement) (20 Dec 1988)

David Clelland: Is the Secretary of State aware that this news will be welcome to my constituents in Tyne Bridge, especially the work force at the Vickers factory on the Scotswood road in Newcastle? The decision comes after considerable lobbying by the work force and the company and by right hon. and hon. Members on both sides of the House. Why does a company with a century of experience and a work force...

Business of the House (12 Jan 1989)

David Clelland: Is the Leader of the House aware that the spokesman for the private sponsors of the proposed Gateshead city technology college has said that the aim of the school will be to educate children for the needs of business? Will he arrange for an early statement to be made by the Secretary of State for Education and Science in which he can assure the House that the aim of school education,...

Broadcasting (8 Feb 1989)

David Clelland: Will the Home Secretary give way?

Broadcasting (8 Feb 1989)

David Clelland: Television in Britain has developed much more slowly than in many other countries. We know from experience that the result is acknowledged superiority in transmission quality and production standards. Can that record be maintained and improved in the coming era of television? It is acknowledged by the Government, albeit reluctantly, that, left entirely to the mercy of the free market, quality...

Business of the House (9 Feb 1989)

David Clelland: May I draw the attention of the Leader of the House to early-day motion 398 calling for the resignations of the Secretary of State for the Environment and of the Minister for Water and Planning? [That this House deplores the announcement by the Water Companies Association that up to a quarter of all households face increases in their water bills this year of between 30 per cent. and 50 per...

Orders of the Day — Local Government and Housing Bill (14 Feb 1989)

David Clelland: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Is this relevant to the Bill that we are discussing? Propaganda on the rates was dealt with under previous legislation.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Work Place Nurseries (23 Feb 1989)

David Clelland: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information he has from Inland Revenue as to how many children are cared for in work place nurseries in respect of which tax is payable.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Work Place Nurseries (23 Feb 1989)

David Clelland: The Minister will be aware, of course, that the tax exists. Is it not a further penalty on people with children? Will he confirm that the Government will abolish the tax on work place care, take a lesson from the Treasury and positively promote work place care among employers throughout the country?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Information Technology (19 Apr 1989)

David Clelland: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what was the balance of trade in information technology in 1979 and 1988.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Information Technology (19 Apr 1989)

David Clelland: Is that not a further example of the complete failure of the Government's industrial policy? Is it not time that the Chancellor of the Duchy and the Secretary of State got down to implementing a serious industrial policy for Britain? For example, will the right hon. Gentleman discuss with his right hon. and noble Friend the COCOM arrangements affecting trade with the Eastern bloc countries?...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Wages (16 May 1989)

David Clelland: To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many firms visited in 1988, were paying below the legal wages council minima; and how many were prosecuted.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Wages (16 May 1989)

David Clelland: Given the fact that 380,000 establishments are covered by wages councils, were not a disgracefully low number visited by inspectors last year? Why have the Government cut the number of inspectors by over 100 per cent.? Even on this small sample, over 17 per cent. of those visited were paying below the statutory minimum, so why were only 0·03 per cent. prosecuted? Is this not another example...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Manufacturing Sales (Imports) (17 May 1989)

David Clelland: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what was the share of imports in United Kingdom manufacturing sales three years ago; and what it is now.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Manufacturing Sales (Imports) (17 May 1989)

David Clelland: Is the Minister aware that the difference between imports and exports has increased by 33 per cent. since 1979? Can he name any Government in this century who have had a worse record in trade deficits? If he can, will he give the statistics to verify his statement?

Orders of the Day — Employment Bill: Qualifying Hours for Employment Rights (17 May 1989)

David Clelland: I am always interested to hear the Minister's response to these matters. He puts his arguments in such a way that he reveals the Government's real motive. He said that the Opposition's proposition would be tantamount to saying to an employer, "From day one, hour one, your employees can have full employment rights and can use them against you." That reveals a lot about the Government's...

Orders of the Day — Employment Bill: Blacklisting Agencies (17 May 1989)

David Clelland: For the sake of the hon. Member for Walthamstow (Mr. Summerson) who has gone off to get an early place in the taxi queue, I should make it clear that the Economic League is an organisation that keeps records about an individual's trade union or political views. Therefore, it falls within the parameters of the new clause. The Economic League is an insidious and subversive organisation and, in...

Opposition Day: Inner Cities (23 May 1989)

David Clelland: It is a measure of the Government's failure adequately to deal with the problems faced by our inner cities that, after ten years, we still have to raise these issues and press for more effective solutions. The Government have tried, as the Minister has described this afternoon, in their own way, but despite the numerous gimmicks—tons of glossy brochures, loads of slick advertising,...

Points of Order (24 May 1989)

David Clelland: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I refer to column 255 in the Official Report of 16 May in which the hon. Member for Langbaurgh (Mr. Holt) is reported as having referred to a television programme on Tyne Tees and stated: The cat was let out of the bag during the debate when the regional organiser of the Transport and General Workers Union, Joe Mills, said:Of course things are better in the...

Employment Bill: Interest on Industrial Tribunal Awards (6 Jun 1989)

David Clelland: My hon. Friend the Member for Hartlepool (Mr. Leadbitter) has appealed to the Minister to look to the justice of the case being put forward. I feel, however, that here we are dealing not with justice but with attitudes. My hon. Friend the Member for Rhondda (Mr. Rogers) is quite right in that repect. We may speak of the simple justice of giving someone interest on money that he may have been...

Employment Bill: Interest on Industrial Tribunal Awards (6 Jun 1989)

David Clelland: Part of the problem is that when perfectly reasonable arguments are made by the Opposition in Committee or in the House, the Minister sees it as his job not to listen to them, and then to say, "That sounds all right to me. We may not agree with the wording, but we shall devise something that will better fit the Bill," but rather he takes a macho view and considers that his task is to defeat...


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