Results 141–160 of 6109 for speaker:Michael Fabricant

Prayers: Children (25 Jun 1993)

Michael Fabricant: Does the hon. Lady agree that there is a danger that if the miscreant receives treatment, those providing the treatment may believe that he is cured? The danger that then arises is that the miscreant can be let out into society when he has not been cured.

Prayers: Children (25 Jun 1993)

Michael Fabricant: It is a rare privilege to follow the hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme (Mrs. Golding), my fellow Staffordshire Member. Before I begin on the serious matter of this debate, I seek the forbearance of the House for the fact that I am wearing what Dame Edna Everage might call her face furniture, due to a minor—I hope—injury to my left eye. I had the choice of looking like Roy Orbison or...

Prayers: Children (25 Jun 1993)

Michael Fabricant: Naturally I cannot agree with what the hon. Gentleman has just said. If he is stating that there has been a change in Labour party policy—or in views that some members of the parliamentary Labour party have previously espoused—I am delighted to hear it. Families provide the sense of security that is so beneficial to a child's development. They also provide role models from which a child...

Prayers: Children (25 Jun 1993)

Michael Fabricant: I am grateful for my hon. Friend's intervention. He is right: there will always be unprotected children. The Children Act 1989 has been criticised for being complicated. However, any such all-embracing Act must be comprehensive and complex. We should be encouraged by the fall in the number of children removed from their parental homes. Local authorities are forming a genuine partnership with...

Prayers: BBC World Service (25 Jun 1993)

Michael Fabricant: Is my hon. Friend aware that surveys conducted by the BBC World Service, and indeed by other international broadcasters, clearly demonstrate that the BBC World Service has more listeners than The Voice of America, Radio Beijing, Radio Moscow and Deutsche Welle combined?

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Market Testing (28 Jun 1993)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what comparisons he has made between the costs arising from the implementation of market testing over each of the last two years and the savings arising therefrom.

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Market Testing (28 Jun 1993)

Michael Fabricant: I thank my right hon. Friend for his helpful answer. Does he not think it extraordinary that although certain Labour-controlled councils take on competitive tendering with great gusto, which results in enormous savings, the Opposition Front Bench has no enthusiasm whatsoever for market testing?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Ozone Depletion (30 Jun 1993)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to meet his EC colleagues to discuss measures to reduce the release of chlorofluoro-carbons and other gases causing depletion of the ozone layer; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Ozone Depletion (30 Jun 1993)

Michael Fabricant: I thank my right hon. Friend for that answer and take this opportunity to welcome him to the Dispatch Box. He has made a seamless transition from agriculture to the environment. I should like to press him on the issue. Is there not more that we can do, especially in terms of recycling substances which are destroying the ozone layer?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Bilateral Trade (7 Jul 1993)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any plans to meet trade Ministers from overseas to discuss bilateral trade with businesses in the far east.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Bilateral Trade (7 Jul 1993)

Michael Fabricant: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for that encouraging reply. Does the Scottish Office intend to target particular territories? My right hon. Friend has already mentioned South Korea and Japan. Does he also intend to target growing territories such as Hong Kong and Singapore?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Integrated Administration and Control Scheme (8 Jul 1993)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much subsidy has been distributed to farmers following the implementation of the IACS scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Integrated Administration and Control Scheme (8 Jul 1993)

Michael Fabricant: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for her interesting answer. Does she accept that farmers have encountered considerable difficulty in filling in the IACS forms and considerable cost in obtaining maps from the Ordnance Survey? Will she confirm that next year's procedures will be considerably easier to follow than this year's? Will she also acknowledge the debt that we owe the National...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Russian Federation (12 Jul 1993)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to meet European colleagues to discuss continuing aid to the Russian Federation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Russian Federation (12 Jul 1993)

Michael Fabricant: Following the success of my right hon. Friends the Foreign Secretary and the Prime Minister at the G7 summit, we are all aware that £3 billion will be given to assist the Russian Federation. Will my right hon. Friend expand on this and state the sort of aid that we give to Russia, especially for expertise on privatisation?

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: International Development Association (12 Jul 1993)

Michael Fabricant: I have been listening to the debate on the Floor of the House and in the Strangers Gallery. If the hon. Gentleman is so opposed to the order, because he considers it to be flawed, why did he say at the outset that he supports it?

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: International Development Association (12 Jul 1993)

Michael Fabricant: Does the hon. Gentleman accept that the World bank lends to third-world countries and undertakes risky ventures? If they were not risky ventures, commercial banks would make the loans. Surely, by definition, the failure rate of loans by the World bank will be higher than that of the commercial banks.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: English and Technical Studies Testing (13 Jul 1993)

Michael Fabricant: Does my hon. Friend agree that external examination has shown itself to be an excellent way of ensuring that British universities maintain objective testing and standards throughout Europe? Does not he think it quite extraordinary that the Labour party consistently opposes everything that will improve testing, objectivity and a raising of standards in secondary schools?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Defence Procurement (19 Jul 1993)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the effect of defence procurement on Welsh industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Defence Procurement (19 Jul 1993)

Michael Fabricant: Has my right hon. Friend made any assessment of the effect on defence procurement jobs that would have resulted had the Labour party—the "caring party"—been elected at the last general election?


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