Results 81–100 of 976 for speaker:Bruce George

Ukraine (30 Apr 2008)

Bruce George: Not quite.

Ukraine (30 Apr 2008)

Bruce George: I know that members often say this perfunctorily, but I am genuinely grateful to the hon. Member for West Suffolk (Mr. Spring) for raising this issue. The President of Ukraine will be visiting this country soon, and we are honoured by a small delegation from the Supreme Rada here this afternoon. I am very pleased to welcome them. I first visited Ukraine in faraway 1960, and subsequently I...

[Mr. Martin Caton in the Chair] — Global Security (Russia) (3 Apr 2008)

Bruce George: Thank you, Mr. Caton. I am sorry that I arrived late. I have only heard three and a half speeches and, frankly, I am delighted that I arrived as late as did. I would have preferred it if, with your permission, I could have spoken without having listened. I find what has been said quite incredible in many respects. I say with no disrespect to the hon. Member for Spelthorne (Mr. Wilshire)...

[Mr. Martin Caton in the Chair] — Global Security (Russia) (3 Apr 2008)

Bruce George: No, I have too little time in which to speak. I can speak to the hon. Gentleman afterwards. It was obvious that the elections were going to be fraudulent. It offends me that an organisation for which I had the deepest respect—the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights—has been subject to a persistent and lengthy campaign of abuse in an attempt to diminish its competence and...

Walsall Council (7 Mar 2008)

Bruce George: I have not.

Walsall Council (7 Mar 2008)

Bruce George: I am sorry to intervene, because I have the greatest respect for the Minister, but what he has said—or what his civil servants have said—is a bit like taking a penalty shot and hitting something at a 45° angle. It is all true, but it completely misses the point. I shall willingly accept his invitation, but I would love to bring along Peter Francis, Liz McDonald, Mark Kemp and David...

Walsall Council (7 Mar 2008)

Bruce George: This is the second time that my hon. Friend the Member for Walsall, North (Mr. Winnick) and I have raised the issue of those who formerly worked for Walsall who were badly treated. It was raised previously in an Adjournment debate on 26 April 2007. If anything came of our concerns, we remain oblivious of it. I very much welcome this unexpected opportunity to speak again. There is a new...

Written Answers — Health: Dermatology (30 Jan 2008)

Bruce George: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on trends in prevalence of skin disease and skin-related illnesses, excluding skin cancer.

Written Answers — Health: Dermatology (30 Jan 2008)

Bruce George: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to quantify the annual productivity losses associated with members of the workforce suffering from skin-related illnesses in the latest year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Health: General Practitioners: Pay (29 Jan 2008)

Bruce George: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the average NHS pay of a (a) GP and (b) GP with special interest in dermatology in each year since 1997.

Written Answers — Health: Dermatology: Finance (25 Jan 2008)

Bruce George: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how funding for dermatology services in primary care will change as a result of the recent comprehensive spending review.

Written Answers — Treasury: Skin Cancer (24 Jan 2008)

Bruce George: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department holds regional figures for five year survival rates for skin cancer.

Business of the House: Security Industry Authority (13 Dec 2007)

Bruce George: Does the Home Secretary accept that most people who take an interest in the Security Industry Authority—both of us—agree that it is doing a pretty good job? I am not uncritical, but it does a good job. If my right hon. Friend talks to people who have been around for a long time she will understand why the Conservatives are so aggressive: they never liked the concept of the SIA. Although...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Defence Policy (16 Oct 2007)

Bruce George: Madam Deputy Speaker, you got your retaliation in first, so I am constrained in the language that I may use in response to the hon. Member for Woodspring (Dr. Fox). To say that his speech was not the most encouraging, competent, wise or factual contribution is an understatement. Anyone who is neutral—I doubt whether any neutrals are present; there are not many Liberals, but even fewer...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Defence Policy (16 Oct 2007)

Bruce George: No, let me first outline what I am going to say. If the Opposition want to demonstrate that they are capable, they must show that they are different from the Conservative party that I have observed in my 34 years as a Member of Parliament, mostly in opposition. If one cannot get much from the future—from what might happen, according to the Opposition's proposals—one is forced to revert to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Defence Policy (16 Oct 2007)

Bruce George: We fought a war on two fronts against Nazi Germany and imperial Japan. We almost lost that, as a consequence of the Conservative party's leaders in the 1930s, so I will not take any spurious examples of our failing this country, when it was the hon. Gentleman's party, with names that he— [ Interruption. ] The hon. Gentleman can look contemptuously if he wants. He might not remember Stanley...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Defence Policy (16 Oct 2007)

Bruce George: The shadow Secretary of State will have noticed that the GDP of this country has grown quite significantly since his party has been in opposition, although I am not going to deliver a eulogy on the Prime Minister when he was Chancellor. Therefore, if we look not simply at the percentage of GDP but at the amount spent on defence, we realise that the figure is favourable. This will give a crumb...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Defence Policy (16 Oct 2007)

Bruce George: We do not know how much the Opposition are going to spend on defence. They are copying the Labour party. We did not invent identity theft or perfect it. I recall, however, that the Labour party's strategic defence review idea was not just to ease the transition to sanity in the Labour ranks but to buy a little time to get its defence policies together. David Clark, for example, was one of a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Defence Policy (16 Oct 2007)

Bruce George: I do not need to be revived, but I would like to advise the hon. Member for Woodspring, and I will send him a copy of my book on how the Staffordshire Regiment survived amalgamation—it was amalgamated in the end, but at least it survived a decade longer. It was going to be amalgamated, as were many other regiments, by a range of Ministers, some of whom I have seen popping into the Chamber...


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