Results 8441–8445 of 8445 for speaker:Jim Fitzpatrick

Orders of the Day — Greater London Authority (Referendum) Bill (10 Nov 1997)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I thank my hon. Friend for his helpful question. The matter of quangos has been effectively addressed in the debate. The case has been strongly made that democracy was weakened by the initiation of so many quangos to take the place of the GLC and the Inner London education authority. To return London to democratic control and government will address the deficit and improve the situation.

Orders of the Day — Greater London Authority (Referendum) Bill (10 Nov 1997)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for bringing those matters to the attention of the House. I recognise his expertise in the field. I am sure that those matters will be addressed. My last point concerns the home for the elected mayor and strategic authority. I suggest that east London would be an appropriate venue.

Orders of the Day — Greater London Authority (Referendum) Bill (10 Nov 1997)

Jim Fitzpatrick: The case for Ealing, North has been effectively made but we would be flying in the face of history were we to do something about Ealing, North now. The Anglo-French summit that took place at Canary Wharf last week clearly signalled the symbolism that the Government attach to the east end. I have spoken of the need to reinforce our democracy, and one should remember that the east end has...

London Fire Service (6 Nov 1997)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I congratulate the hon. Member for Twickenham (Dr. Cable) on securing time for this important debate. I am grateful to him and to my hon. Friend the Minister for allowing me the opportunity to contribute. I should say immediately that I was a member of the London fire brigade for some 23 years and an elected official of the Fire Brigades Union. I am now an out-of-trade member of that trade...

Sport for All (27 Jun 1997)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I hope that the House will allow me to express my appreciation at being called to make my maiden speech in this debate. My constituency is situated in east London, as is betrayed by my classic cockney accent. The River Thames forms its southern boundary, and it is bounded by Shadwell in the west and north Woolwich in the east. It is surrounded by the constituencies of East Ham, West Ham—of...

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