Results 81–100 of 326 for speaker:Mr Bernie Grant

Opposition Day: National Health Service (26 Jan 1993)

Mr Bernie Grant: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Is it in order for the Secretary of State to—

Opposition Day: National Health Service (26 Jan 1993)

Mr Bernie Grant: I am surprised that you will not let me finish before you rule, Mr. Deputy Speaker.

Opposition Day: National Health Service (26 Jan 1993)

Mr Bernie Grant: I am sorry but, like other hon. Members, I raise a point of order and then you tell me whether it is true. Is it in order for the Secretary of State to make a promise to one of her hon. Friends but not to other hon. Members?

The Gulf and RAF (21 Jan 1993)

Mr Bernie Grant: I do not know much about the Royal Air Force, so I will not engage in that part of the debate. Two years ago, hon. Members and I were taken to SHAPE headquarters by the Royal Air Force, and they treated us very well. During the war, there were a lot of black service men in the Royal Air Force, but I know that that is not the case today. Perhaps the Secretary of State could investigate why...

The Gulf and RAF (21 Jan 1993)

Mr Bernie Grant: I will not give way. In the language that has been used, the international racism of the western allies has to be seen to be believed. People talk about "spanking" the president of a nation of 18 million people, whether those people like him or not. I suspect that international racism has a lot to do with that. I believe that the recent attacks have been sparked by Bush's hatred of Muslims...

The Gulf and RAF (21 Jan 1993)

Mr Bernie Grant: As the Secretary of State would not answer my question and my hon. Friend appears to be a friend of the Secretary of State, perhaps he will answer my question. I specifically asked the Secretary of State last Wednesday about targeting and he gave the impression then that all the targets would be in the no-fly zones. We now learn that the British Government supported the Americans when they...

The Gulf and RAF (21 Jan 1993)

Mr Bernie Grant: rose—

The Gulf and RAF (21 Jan 1993)

Mr Bernie Grant: rose—

Iraq (Military Action) (13 Jan 1993)

Mr Bernie Grant: May I ask the Minister to be factual in his answer to my questions? First, did the strikes against the Iraqi forces take place inside or outside the no-fly zone? I understood that the United Nations resolution was about a no-fly zone, not a no-walk zone, no-run zone or no-missiles zone. Did the United Nations resolution specifically authorise the coalition forces to bomb missiles which might...

Clause 3: Fingerprinting (11 Jan 1993)

Mr Bernie Grant: The Home Secretary has not answered the points that have been raised by Opposition Members. He stated that in any event three quarters of applications for asylum are from people who are already in Britain as either visitors or students. If that is the case, presumably their identities have been established because they are living in Britain and attending colleges and so on. They are here...

Clause 9: Visitors, Short-Term and Prospective Students and Them Dependants (11 Jan 1993)

Mr Bernie Grant: My hon. Friend speaks of justification. Is he aware that the right of appeal for visitors came about as a result of an initiative by the Wilson Government, and that a commission was set up specifically to examine the way in which new Commonwealth citizens were being treated at our ports of entry? Is it not strange that it takes a commission to establish a right of appeal, and that this...

New Clause 2: Special Arrangements to Apply for Asylum Overseas (11 Jan 1993)

Mr Bernie Grant: Will the Minister give way on this point?

New Clause 2: Special Arrangements to Apply for Asylum Overseas (11 Jan 1993)

Mr Bernie Grant: I thank the Minister for being so kind as to give way on this matter. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will be referred to constantly in the Minister's speeches, so can he settle this matter once and for all? Does he agree that the UNHCR is not an independent body, as he claims, but that it comes under the United Nations and is accountable to the Security Council, of which...

The Arab World (27 Nov 1992)

Mr Bernie Grant: rose—

The Arab World (27 Nov 1992)

Mr Bernie Grant: The right hon. and learned Gentleman has not answered my other point, that it is normal in the United Nations Security Council for parties to a dispute not to vote on a resolution involving that dispute. Why did Britain, France and the United States, which are parties to the dispute, vote on resolution 748?

The Arab World (27 Nov 1992)

Mr Bernie Grant: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Dalyell) for giving the House the opportunity to debate this matter. The House has debated foreign affairs on far too few occasions, and I certainly welcome this opportunity for debate. My hon. Friend has been steadfast in his efforts to seek justice for the middle east. The meticulous work that he has done certainly needs congratulations....

The Arab World (27 Nov 1992)

Mr Bernie Grant: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention. He is absolutely correct. Double standards are being applied by the Americans and British in this matter. The British and the Americans have done other things. They have ignored the Montreal convention relating to terrorism on aeroplanes and so on. It categorically slates that if citizens of one country are suspected of committing such a crime,...

The Arab World (27 Nov 1992)

Mr Bernie Grant: He may well have been, but many people are involved in drug trafficking. The Americans thought that that was sufficient reason to enter a sovereign country, kidnap the head of that country and bring him to justice. Why has the United States not sent a task force to arrest the Colombian drug barons who could not be kept in Colombian prisons because the army was too weak and the Medellin...

The Arab World (27 Nov 1992)

Mr Bernie Grant: I thank my hon. Friend. We, too, spoke to British expatriates. About 5,000 of them are working in Libya. They are very concerned about their position. Many of them have left Libya because they fear that, should they fall seriously ill, they would be unable to leave the country. Many of them earn large sums of money, much of which is sent back to Britain and helps our economy. Libya acts as a...


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