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Results 141–160 of 687 for speaker:David Clelland

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

David Clelland: The Government's prejudices are well known, and my hon. Friend draws attention to a particular case that illustrates them. The Government have shown on many occasions that they can twist the law to favour their particular prejudices, while denying justice to those entitled to it. In Committee, we suggested that from day one of their employment, people should be entitled to the full range of...

Orders of the Day — Local Government and Housing Bill: Members' Interests (13 Jun 1989)

David Clelland: I have another parallel for the Minister to comment on. As the Minister is aware, the Government are giving power and substantial sums of taxpayers' money to sponsors of city technology colleges. One of the sponsors of the city technology college in Gateshead, Laine Northern, which is part of the John Laine group, sponsors the CTC to the tune of about £200,000. It has also been awarded the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Single Market (20 Jun 1989)

David Clelland: To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what research has been commissioned by his Department into the impact of the single market in the north-east.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Single Market (20 Jun 1989)

David Clelland: Should not the Department have conducted such research, given that during the past 10 years of Conservative Government manufacturing industry in the north-east has been reduced massively, with the resultant loss of skills that the Government are doing little or nothing to replace? How can the region be expected to compete on anything like equal terms when more and more people are being...

Opposition Day: Training (5 Jul 1989)

David Clelland: Will the hon. Gentleman give examples? I am sure that my hon. Friends with experience of trade union matters would join me in challenging the hon. Gentleman to refute my claim that the best training has taken place in those industries in which unions are recognised and participate fully in training.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Monopolies and Mergers Commission (19 Jul 1989)

David Clelland: Will the Minister advise the Monopolies and Mergers Commission that it would save Government time, and save it much effort in making its recommendations if it took into account company donations to the Tory party?

Local Government Finance (19 Jul 1989)

David Clelland: Let me take the Secretary of State back to a point raised by my right hon. Friend the Member for Morley and Leeds, South (Mr. Rees). It is undoubtedly legitimate for Tory party Central Office to criticise Labour party policies, but under what moral, if not legal, authority does the Secretary of State issue the document "Illustrative capital value rates and local income tax"? Is that not a...

Orders of the Day — Electricity Bill (20 Jul 1989)

David Clelland: Is not privatisation of energy industries incompatible with energy conservation and efficiency, as we are now seeing with British Gas? The simple fact is that people will not be interested in investing in a private company that has a statutory duty to encourage its customers not to use the product that it is trying to sell. That is why the Secretary of State will not introduce such statutory...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Yts (31 Oct 1989)

David Clelland: How many youngsters suffer from accidents during their training? Will the Minister confirm that the number of accidents among YTS trainees has risen in the past few years and that as many as seven are killed and 500 injured every year under that scheme?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Nov 1989)

David Clelland: To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 7 November.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Nov 1989)

David Clelland: Does the Prime Minister recall telling the nation on television just a week ago, that she did not know why the Chancellor had resigned? Can she explain why someone whom she described as, "Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant", was unable to explain clearly to her that he would have stayed if Alan Walters had gone?

Bill Presented: Supplemental (8 Nov 1989)

David Clelland: I shall try to observe your strictures, Madam Deputy Speaker, about not engaging in comments on personalities. I must remind hon. Members that the House began to engage in such matters when the right hon. Member for Woking (Mr. Onslow) attacked my hon. Friend the Member for Walsall, North (Mr. Winnick) and suggested that he did not deliver his speech with a straight face. My hon. Friend is a...

Ambulance Dispute (9 Nov 1989)

David Clelland: Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. Is it in order for the Secretary of State, who has now twice mentioned the word strike, to mislead the House when no strike is taking place?

Debate on the Address: First Day (21 Nov 1989)

David Clelland: I shall discuss some issues with which the Gracious Speech does not deal as well as some to which it refers. After all, the one is often as revealing as the other. The Gracious Speech contains no prospect of relief for those in Britain who have suffered most as a result of earlier Conservative legislation, to say nothing of any prospect of relief for those such as I who are suffering from...

Debate on the Address: First Day (21 Nov 1989)

David Clelland: My hon. Friend the Member for Bolsover (Mr. Skinner) makes an excellent and topical point. The Government, having taken away the trade union leaders' power to make decisions and given it back to the members, they now condemn the members for taking decisions with which the Government do not agree. It is clear that the Government are interested not in democracy or in the membership making...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Challenger Tank (28 Nov 1989)

David Clelland: The previous Secretary of State also said that he very much hoped that Vickers would produce an adequate prototype and win the contract. Is that the view of the current Secretary of State? If so, why does the Ministry of Defence actively support the Department of Trade and Industry in sponsoring a tour of Britain by Vickers' main rival, General Dynamics of the United States?

Orders of the Day — The Economy (28 Nov 1989)

David Clelland: Will my right hon. and learned Friend help the hon. Member for Canterbury (Mr. Brazier) to further his education by telling him that, when the Conservative Government headed by the right hon. Member for Old Bexley and Sidcup (Mr. Heath) came to power in 1970, the rate of inflation was 5·9 per cent. and that, when they retired in 1974, it was 13·1 per cent. and rising fast?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Internal Market (6 Dec 1989)

David Clelland: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what additional help is being given to businesses to help them to take advantage of the internal market in 1992.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Internal Market (6 Dec 1989)

David Clelland: Is the Secretary of State aware that although other European countries have been forging ahead for some time with their preparations for 1992, his Department has been so dilatory that the television advertising campaign aimed at assisting British industry was arranged so late that the British taxpayer has been landed with a bill £300,000 higher than it need have been, for which the hon....

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Internal Market (6 Dec 1989)

David Clelland: What about the £300,000?

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