Results 161–180 of 326 for speaker:Mr Bernie Grant

The Gulf (31 Jan 1991)

Mr Bernie Grant: Did the Secretary of State see the report in yesterday's Evening Standard that Iraqi troops were shot while they were praying? How does that square with the allies' claim that they would be sensitive to religious issues? Does he condone the killing of Iraqi troops while they were praying and what is he going to do about it?

The Gulf (Oil Pollution) (28 Jan 1991)

Mr Bernie Grant: Will the Secretary of State accept that we are all concerned about the environment, and that we are not prepared to take any lectures from Conservative Members about that? Will he confirm that, however disastrous the environmental effects of the oil spillage, they are not as disastrous as the effects of bombing innocent civilians in Iraq? Is he also concerned about the effects on the...

European Standing Committees (22 Jan 1991)

Mr Bernie Grant: Privy Councillors.

The Gulf (15 Jan 1991)

Mr Bernie Grant: Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. All sorts of interpretation will be placed on the vote tonight. As a new Member, may I ask whether you can help me out by telling me your interpretation of that vote?

The Gulf (15 Jan 1991)

Mr Bernie Grant: There has been the stench of hypocrisy about this debate, and also the stench of racism. I agree with the hon. Member for Glasgow, Govan (Mr. Sillars) who spoke about Lithuania. The British Government have said that Lithuania is a free and independent country which is not part of the USSR. The USSR has sent troops into Lithuania. Therefore, the British Government should do what it has done...

The Gulf (15 Jan 1991)

Mr Bernie Grant: rose—

European Community (Developments) (6 Dec 1990)

Mr Bernie Grant: rose——

European Community (Developments) (6 Dec 1990)

Mr Bernie Grant: It is rumoured that the Soviet Union has tremendous gold reserves and billions of dollars in western banks. Is it reasonable for the European Community to give food and monetary aid to the Soviet Union when it already has substantial sums of money and, as the right hon. Gentleman told us, food, when there are starving people in third world countries who could use that money and aid?

Middle East (28 Nov 1990)

Mr Bernie Grant: Will the Foreign Secretary confirm that our troops are under the operational command of the Americans, which means that they could be dragged into a war without any reference to the right hon. Gentleman or to any other Minister?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Residential Care (20 Nov 1990)

Mr Bernie Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that persons in residential care are enabled to have individual rooms if they so desire.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Residential Care (20 Nov 1990)

Mr Bernie Grant: Is the Minister aware that thousands of residents in care homes have to share a room and that in some cases there are four or five people to a room? How would she like to have to share a room in her old age with four or five other people? What is she going to do about it? Is she aware of the two major reports that have been published, the Wagner report and the Home Life report, which both...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Strategic Arms Reductions (30 Oct 1990)

Mr Bernie Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what are the implications for his Department's forward planning of the forthcoming completion of the START process.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Strategic Arms Reductions (30 Oct 1990)

Mr Bernie Grant: Does the Minister agree that in view of the economic recession, which was confirmed today by the Confederation of British Industry's report, we cannot afford to spend the £600 million plus that we are spending in the Gulf or the billions that we shall be spending on nuclear weapons, particularly at a time when the United States and the Soviet Union are reducing theirs? Why have the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (30 Oct 1990)

Mr Bernie Grant: To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 30 October.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (30 Oct 1990)

Mr Bernie Grant: Does the Prime Minister agree that there is unacceptable discrimination in the prison system? How is it that, just a few weeks after being sentenced for his part in the Guinness affair, Mr. Gerald Ronson was allowed out of prison in a chauffeur-driven car to consult his private doctor and to have a meal with his family and business associates? Does not that fly in the face of the sentiments...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Interest Rates (25 Oct 1990)

Mr Bernie Grant: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next expects to meet representatives from the Building Societies Association to discuss the current level of interest rates.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Interest Rates (25 Oct 1990)

Mr Bernie Grant: Will the Minister confirm that he will have to reduce the mortgage interest rate by another 1 per cent. if the large number of people whose mortgages are assessed annually are to have any serious relief? Will he also confirm that unless there is expenditure on research, development and the infrastructure, any benefits that might be created by a reduction in interest rates will he lost? Does...

Middle East (24 Oct 1990)

Mr Bernie Grant: What is happening with regard to the United Nations' inquiry? We know that it is not going into Israel because that Government will not co-operate, but will the Foreign Secretary say whether there will be an inquiry? I ask that question because I am aware that a party of 16 black social workers, lawyers and others witnessed the shootings at Temple Mount. They have film and recordings of it...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (16 Oct 1990)

Mr Bernie Grant: To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 16 October.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (16 Oct 1990)

Mr Bernie Grant: Is the Prime Minister aware of the indignation and outrage felt by Cypriots in my constituency about the Government's two-faced attitude to invasions? Troops have been sent to Saudi Arabia as a result of the invasion of Kuwait, but absolutely nothing has been done about the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Is the Prime Minister—[Interruption.]


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