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Results 5121–5140 of 5202 for speaker:Jim Murphy

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Repeals (1 Jul 1998)

Jim Murphy: Has my hon. Friend noticed that the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan (Mr. Salmond), the leader of the Scottish National party, who spoke directly before my hon. Friend, has chosen to leave the Chamber?

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Repeals (1 Jul 1998)

Jim Murphy: My hon. Friend and my hon. Friend the Member for Paisley, South (Mr. Alexander) said that they would allude directly to the comments of the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan. He refused to give way to my hon. Friend the Member for Paisley, South, and he has since left.

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Repeals (1 Jul 1998)

Jim Murphy: I have been listening with some interest to my hon. Friend. I wonder whether, in Committee, much consideration was given to some prominent individuals in the United Kingdom, such as Baron Vestey, who in one year paid only £10 on profits of £2.3 million? It is a very uncomfortable situation for a Baron in another place to be able to act in such a manner. May I encourage my hon. Friend to...

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Repeals (1 Jul 1998)

Jim Murphy: Dundee.

Opposition Day: The Economy (29 Jun 1998)

Jim Murphy: rose—

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: East Ayrshire (23 Jun 1998)

Jim Murphy: Events in East Ayrshire and North Lanarkshire and the Grampian police fraud squad investigation into Moray council concern all hon. Members. I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his prompt response to many of those concerns. In the longer term, what thought has he given to changing the structure of local government in Scotland to bring about the direct election of mayors or provosts? If it...

Points of Order (22 Jun 1998)

Jim Murphy: (Eastwood): On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I seek your guidance on an investigation by Grampian police fraud squad into allegations of abuse and fraud against a Moray councillor who also happens to be a candidate for the Scottish Parliament. Have you received a request from any member of the Scottish National party to come to the House to clarify these important accusations, so that we...

Factory Fire (Ballymoney) (22 Jun 1998)

Jim Murphy: (Eastwood): On a point of order, Madam Speaker.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Territorial Army (22 Jun 1998)

Jim Murphy: My hon. Friend has answered in part the questions that I was going to ask him, but I should like to press him further on the future of the TA. In the past, it has been necessary, on occasion, to deploy members of the TA as individuals. Will he assure the House that in any future major crisis, members of the TA will be deployed not as individuals but within existing serving units, and will...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Jun 1998)

Jim Murphy: Will my right hon. Friend join me in congratulating the many thousands of Scotland supporters who enjoyed themselves so peacefully in France? Does he recognise that the vast majority of England supporters are also peaceable, and a credit to the nation and their team? Will he, however, lead the House in condemning the mindless minority of English hooligans who have terrorised the people and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Satellite Television (Ships) (18 May 1998)

Jim Murphy: If he will make a statement on the availability of satellite television facilities on board Royal Navy ships. [41295]

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Satellite Television (Ships) (18 May 1998)

Jim Murphy: I thank my hon. Friend for that answer. He will be aware that, recently, I graduated from the armed forces parliamentary scheme; part of that process involved serving with HMS Newcastle. I was struck by the impact of satellite television on the morale of the men on HMS Newcastle, so I was very pleased to hear my hon. Friend's comment today. Will he keep me, and the other people who are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: New Deal (7 May 1998)

Jim Murphy: When my right hon. Friend publishes the first annual report on the new deal, will he, as well as publishing the figures on this Government's new deal, set out clearly the facts and figures detailing the Tory's old deal? That old deal promised hopelessness, joblessness, the consequences of crime and much else besides. The annual report must not simply show cold statistics; it must help people...

Orders of the Day — National Lottery Bill [Lords] (7 Apr 1998)

Jim Murphy: I am pleased to participate in the debate. I have listened with interest to many of the comments by hon. Members on both sides of the House. I am particularly pleased to follow the hon. Member for Surrey Heath (Mr. Hawkins), who made some interesting comments. He has an affinity with sport, which I share. However, I had not been aware that he had a keen interest only in swimming, because I...

Orders of the Day — National Lottery Bill [Lords] (7 Apr 1998)

Jim Murphy: I have no idea. Blackpool, South has now changed hands and is a Labour seat. I am unashamed to say that I participate in the lottery. I think that I have participated in almost every weekend draw except one, and I participate regularly in the midweek draw. I use the word "participant" instead of "player". Perhaps "gambler" is more appropriate, but I do not feel that "lottery player" is the...

Orders of the Day — National Lottery Bill [Lords] (7 Apr 1998)

Jim Murphy: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that encouragement. A horse called Parliamentarian was ridden by my namesake, Mr. Murphy. I said that the only factor that would prevent me from gambling on it was the presence of another horse in the race called Mr. Sleazy. On the same day, there was another horse called Blue Desert. I was heckled by a sedentary Conservative Member—not the hon. Member for New...

Orders of the Day — National Lottery Bill [Lords] (7 Apr 1998)

Jim Murphy: I would not intentionally mislead the House by trying to offer which way in the forecast they came round. The hon. Gentleman will know that if he had put on a reverse forecast, it would not matter which way round the horses came in, because the money would still be paid out on first and second. In the hope of continuing that new quirk of fate in prediction, I shall tell the House my lottery...

Orders of the Day — Schedule 5: Reserved Matters (30 Mar 1998)

Jim Murphy: I have listened with interest to the speeches made by hon. Members on both sides of the House. I shall respond directly to comments made by hon. Members on the Conservative and Liberal Democrat Benches. The hon. Member for Epping Forest (Mrs. Laing) mentioned one opinion poll in The Herald as a reason for shaping the future of our democracy and for the Government to alter course, and cited...


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