Results 61–80 of 6105 for speaker:Michael Fabricant

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Republic (Constitutional Changes) (18 Mar 1993)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the effects of the proposed constitutional changes in the Republic of Ireland and of the consequent effect on the whole of Ireland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Republic (Constitutional Changes) (18 Mar 1993)

Michael Fabricant: In that connection, does my right hon. and learned Friend agree with me that the comments by Dick Spring on 5 March at the Dublin Mansion House were particularly helpful? Does he further agree that the comments by the United States foreign relations committee recently about a possible investigation into human rights in Northern Ireland were particularly unhelpful?

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Somalia (22 Mar 1993)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement regarding the present level of British aid being sent to Somalia.

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Somalia (22 Mar 1993)

Michael Fabricant: Is my hon. Friend aware that the United Nations has stated that British aid is the most effective in the western world? Is he further aware that Britain has peculiar and special expertise in the sourcing and finding of fresh water supplies in villages in Africa? What are we doing in Somalia?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Japanese Corporations (29 Mar 1993)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he last had meetings with the management of Japanese-owned corporations based in Wales.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Japanese Corporations (29 Mar 1993)

Michael Fabricant: Is my right hon. Friend aware that Wales has the highest investment from Japan of any nation in the European Community, on a per capita basis, and probably the highest invesment on an absolute basis? Does he agree that that is a result of two things? First, it is a testimony to the hardworking spirit of the people of Wales. Secondly, as it is the Prime Minister's birthday, today of all days...

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Citizens Charter (29 Mar 1993)

Michael Fabricant: Does my hon. Friend believe that it might be a useful exercise to extend citizens charters to local government, especially where there has been corruption and even, possibly, the Transport and General Workers Union?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: A-S Level (30 Mar 1993)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will consider promoting A-S level GCE examinations at sixth form final examinations.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: A-S Level (30 Mar 1993)

Michael Fabricant: Is my hon. Friend aware that despite the best efforts of Staffordshire county council, which has decided to knife all travel for students in rural areas to sixth-form colleges and high schools in my constituency, twice as many young people are studying at higher education institutions as in 1979? Does my hon. Friend agree that although A-levels may be the gold standard, they force students to...

Valleys Initiative (1 Apr 1993)

Michael Fabricant: Is my right hon. Friend aware that jobs in coal mining in the European Community have fallen from 1·86 million to 260,000? Should not the valleys initiative be a model for the rest of Europe? My right hon. Friend has already said that he is advising parts of Germany, but are there not other ways in which the model could be promoted in the European Community and indeed, the United States,...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons: Accommodation (19 Apr 1993)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, as representing the House of Commons Commission, what provision has been made in 1993–94 for the building of further accommodation.

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons: Accommodation (19 Apr 1993)

Michael Fabricant: Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that, as well as the need for offices, we need rooms for meetings and other larger ones? Is it not extraordinary that hon. Members on both sides of the House have to traipse like stones to the bowels of the Treasury to donate blood?

Opposition Day: Schools (20 Apr 1993)

Michael Fabricant: Hear, hear.

Opposition Day: Schools (20 Apr 1993)

Michael Fabricant: Will the hon. Lady please precis her speech?

Opposition Day: Schools (20 Apr 1993)

Michael Fabricant: The hon. Member for Ceredigion and Pembroke, North (Mr. Dafis) has taught English. I must confess that I have not done so myself, although, before going up to university, I taught mathematics and physics for a year in a secondary school. Moreover, while studying for my doctorate before disappearing to the university of Southern California, I was a tutor for London university masters degree...

Opposition Day: Schools (20 Apr 1993)

Michael Fabricant: I remember from my university studies that, according to a principle in social psychology, "language is the font of a nation's culture". I consider it tremendously important how the language is spoken. Only last year, Nigel de Gruchy said in The Independent that to include Shakespeare in English tests was fine for grammar school kids, but boring and irrelevant for a good half of pupils. That...

Opposition Day: Schools (20 Apr 1993)

Michael Fabricant: The hon. Gentleman says that my hon. Friend does not listen to me, but I have always found that my right hon. and hon. Friends in the Department for Education are the most listening and caring of people. They do not believe that the curriculum should be written in tablets of stone. My God, if it were up to the Opposition Front Bench, a science curriculum would be taught that ranged from the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Exports (Scandinavia) (21 Apr 1993)

Michael Fabricant: Does my hon. Friend agree that our sales into Scandinavia will be improved not only by the recent increases in Export Credits Guarantee Department cover, but by the fact that the pound is more competitive against the Norwegian, Danish and Swedish kroners? The fact that we have low inflation also improves our ability to sell abroad. If the high-spending, high-taxation, high-inflation policies...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Ports (Traffic) (22 Apr 1993)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which of the principal ports of Northern Ireland has carried the greatest tonnage of outward traffic in each year since 1987.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Ports (Traffic) (22 Apr 1993)

Michael Fabricant: Will my hon. Friend join me in congratulating the port of Larne on its investment of £7 million in a new quay? Is he aware that, contrary to earlier suggestions, a substantial amount of that money comes from the European Commission, from the European regional development fund?


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