Results 41–60 of 907 for speaker:Dr Jim Marshall

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: EU Accession (27 Nov 2001)

Dr Jim Marshall: When my right hon. Friend met his Turkish counterpart to discuss Turkey's possible membership of the EU, did they mention the problems that now exist between the EU and NATO in respect of the EU's assured access to NATO assets in the event of the EU carrying out Petersberg- type tasks?

Orders of the Day — British Overseas Territories Bill [Lords] (22 Nov 2001)

Dr Jim Marshall: It was, and it may well remain, my intention to make a brief contribution. I must be honest, however, that in view of the breathtaking hypocrisy of the general political points made by the hon. Member for West Suffolk (Mr. Spring), I am tempted to speak for far longer. One of the main thrusts of the hon. Gentleman's opening remarks echoed what Baroness Rawlings said about waiting too long...

Orders of the Day — British Overseas Territories Bill [Lords] (22 Nov 2001)

Dr Jim Marshall: Naturally, I am grateful to my hon. Friend for his comments, but I wish that I had refrained from giving way because he makes two of my main points. Lord Waddington was one of the most illiberal Ministers ever to serve in the Home Office. My hon. Friend might have forgotten—I am sure that the hon. Member for Ruislip-Northwood (Mr. Wilkinson), who also served on the Standing Committee that...

Orders of the Day — British Overseas Territories Bill [Lords] (22 Nov 2001)

Dr Jim Marshall: I am aware of the propriety and the rules of the House, but I was trying to be helpful. To show how long the Tories have been involved in racist nationality and immigration legislation, and how high within the party that involvement ultimately went, I should also point out that the Tory Whip on the Committee was a Mr. John Major, who subsequently became Prime Minister.

Orders of the Day — British Overseas Territories Bill [Lords] (22 Nov 2001)

Dr Jim Marshall: I can assure the hon. Gentleman that I have no intention of hiding away from the problem that Hong Kong posed, so I shall come to that question. [Interruption.] I did not hear what the hon. Member for West Suffolk said.

Orders of the Day — British Overseas Territories Bill [Lords] (22 Nov 2001)

Dr Jim Marshall: Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I sought to intervene on several occasions during the speech by the hon. Member for West Suffolk by rising in the normal manner, rather than trying to make my comments from a sedentary position. Unfortunately, he refused to give way. If he wishes to intervene and repeat his remarks so that I can hear them, I will give way.

Orders of the Day — British Overseas Territories Bill [Lords] (22 Nov 2001)

Dr Jim Marshall: They were totally fair and they were called for. There was no reason for the then Tory Government to treat the 200,000 people who are now citizens of British dependent territories in that way just to protect the position of Hong Kong. If they had wished, they could have allowed those people to be British citizens, with the right of abode in this country, even if they could not allow them to...

Orders of the Day — British Overseas Territories Bill [Lords] (22 Nov 2001)

Dr Jim Marshall: I can only say in my defence that I dwell—I hope at not too great a length—on the events of 20 years ago because, since I came into the House in 1974, I have always sought to protect the rights of British citizens both in this country and overseas. I have witnessed, particularly between 1979 and 1997, increasingly racist nationality and immigration law. I hope that this Bill now closes...

Orders of the Day — British Overseas Territories Bill [Lords] (22 Nov 2001)

Dr Jim Marshall: Again, the hon. Gentleman anticipates a point that I hope eventually to reach. Returning to the Standing Committee on the British Nationality Bill, you will recall, Mr. Deputy Speaker, that the legislation sought to bring into line nationality and immigration law at the same time. It abolished the citizenship of the United Kingdom and colonies, and introduced three types of citizenship for...

Orders of the Day — British Overseas Territories Bill [Lords] (22 Nov 2001)

Dr Jim Marshall: Perhaps my hon. Friend the Minister could tell the hon. Member for Banbury (Tony Baldry) that we are returning to those citizens what they had prior to 1962, when the then Tory Government took away their right of abode in the United Kingdom.

Orders of the Day — Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (13 Mar 2001)

Dr Jim Marshall: rose—

Orders of the Day — Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (13 Mar 2001)

Dr Jim Marshall: I agree with the right hon. and learned Member for North-East Fife (Mr. Campbell); it is unfortunate that we cannot debate each organisation on the list. By not doing so, we cannot differentiate between those mentioned by my hon. Friend the Member for Walsall, North (Mr. Winnick) and other organisations. I remind my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary that there is grave disquiet in the Sikh...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Transport and the Regions: Concessionary Bus Fares (13 Feb 2001)

Dr Jim Marshall: If he will make a statement on his support for concessionary bus fares for pensioners. [148443]

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Transport and the Regions: Concessionary Bus Fares (13 Feb 2001)

Dr Jim Marshall: I thank my hon Friend for that reply. Perhaps this is a rare occasion. May I congratulate the Government on the implementation of another election pledge—namely the introduction of mandatory concessionary fares. Will my hon. Friend tell the House how many pensioners and disabled people are likely to benefit directly as a consequence of the scheme? For the information of the House, can he...

Immigration Appeals (20 Nov 2000)

Dr Jim Marshall: Such breathtaking hypocrisy from the hon. Member for Aylesbury (Mr. Lidington) is unbelievable. He says that the Government's proposals are a sham. The problem predates 1993: it goes back to 1979. The screw against immigration to this country was tightened every year between 1979 and 1997. The hon. Gentleman represents the party that introduced the British nationality legislation, that...

Immigration Appeals (20 Nov 2000)

Dr Jim Marshall: Will my right hon. Friend give way?

Immigration Appeals (20 Nov 2000)

Dr Jim Marshall: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for giving way. I have almost forgotten what I intended to ask. My right hon. Friend's White Paper of 1998 said that there would be no new money for appeals. On reflection, was that decided against the background of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's commitment to keep within the constraints of the previous Tory Government's public expenditure levels?...

Immigration Appeals (20 Nov 2000)

Dr Jim Marshall: My right hon. Friend refers to the number of appeals being determined by the price mechanism. Can he tell us how the figure of 19,500 appeals was arrived at by the Lord Chancellor's Department, and what fraction that figure represents of the total number of refusals for applicants seeking visas for family visits to the United Kingdom? If it is not 100 per cent., what percentage is it?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (Housing) (26 Jun 2000)

Dr Jim Marshall: May I urge my hon. Friend to keep a close eye on the workings of the national asylum support service? It recently entered into an agreement to provide accommodation on one hotel site in Leicester for 400 people, but the local authority was not informed at an early stage. Will she ensure that there is adequate dialogue between NASS and local authorities, so that they are able to provide the...

Business of the House (18 May 2000)

Dr Jim Marshall: I support the call of the right hon. Member for North-West Hampshire (Sir G. Young) for an early debate on the intergovernmental conference. There are important issues for the House to discuss and it is imperative that we have a debate soon. In that context, may we also have a debate on the developing European security and defence identity within the European Union? I am sure that many hon....


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