Results 5941–5960 of 6046 for speaker:Nicholas Soames

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Wildlife and Countryside Act (28 Nov 1984)

Nicholas Soames: Will my hon. Friend consider incorporating into the review of the Act the possibility of doing something to include common land, which is in many cases a reserve of habitat for wildlife? Is my hon. Friend aware that there is widespread concern in my constituency about the wildlife on the Copthorne upper and lower commons, whose protection would be enhanced by the stiffening of this Act?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Trident Missiles (13 Nov 1984)

Nicholas Soames: Now that there is real hope of progress in East-West talks, particularly under the new umbrella concept, would it not be fatal to destabilise the present and future nuclear balance in Europe, pending multilateral disarmament? Accordingly, will my right hon. Friend press ahead with the programme?

Orders of the Day — Health, Social Security and Education (8 Nov 1984)

Nicholas Soames: Many Conservative Members understand the hon. Gentleman's grave difficulty, in the context of the language of Socialism, of bringing perspective or relevance to the matters about which he is talking. Does he agree that it is prudent, sensible and right for the Government to conduct a thorough review of the welfare state, bearing in mind that no such in-depth review has been conducted since...

Business of the House (8 Nov 1984)

Nicholas Soames: Does my right hon. Friend think it likely, now that the business for next week has been announced and does not seem to be too onerous, that the Leader of the Opposition will be able to attend Mr. Scargill's rallies?

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (31 Oct 1984)

Nicholas Soames: The deterrent has worked triumphantly for so long because an enemy can never be sure that one day it would not be used. That is the whole point of the independent nuclear deterrent.

The Army (22 Oct 1984)

Nicholas Soames: I happen to agree with the right hon. Gentleman about NATO strategy and the fact that little rethinking has been done over the years. It is lamentable that the issue has not been debated on more occasions in the House. However, with the greatest respect, I must assure the right hon. Gentleman that he is wrong about conventional forces. The Russians have immensely superior conventional forces...

Schedule 6: Civil Aviation (25 Jul 1984)

Nicholas Soames: And better sausages.

Schedule 6: Civil Aviation (25 Jul 1984)

Nicholas Soames: My hon. and learned Friend says that the passengers should decide. Is he aware that the Air Transport Users Group, which is a influential body, has come out strongly in favour of the report on the very ground that my hon. Friends raised earlier this evening?

Schedule 6: Civil Aviation (25 Jul 1984)

Nicholas Soames: My hon. Friend talks about bureaucracies and over-manning. Will he consider British Airways at Manchester, where it employs a staff of nearly 1,000 to handle 35 flights a day? British Midland Airways in its entire establishment employs 1,250 people. Can my hon. Friend account for that difference?

Schedule 6: Civil Aviation (25 Jul 1984)

Nicholas Soames: I should like to begin by declaring an interest in that I am lucky to have in my constituency Gatwick airport. I therefore have several interests that I am sure Opposition Members will understand are very important to me. I have among my constituents British Caledonian and British Airways, and the headquarters of the British Airports Authority is in my constituency. In fact I am more girt...

Orders of the Day — Trade Union Bill: Political Objects (24 Jul 1984)

Nicholas Soames: Cruise.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (24 Jul 1984)

Nicholas Soames: Does my right hon. Friend agree that although the establishment of NATO has proved to be a monument to peacekeeping, the time has come for a fundamental overhaul of the entire management structure. of NATO, which has not been studied for some time?

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Coal Industry Dispute (2 Jul 1984)

Nicholas Soames: Does my right hon. Friend agree that one of the lessons of the dispute so far is that no legislation, not even democracy itself, can survive without a basic respect for the rule of law? What message will he give the House and the brave men who are still at work who are terrified of what may happen to their wives and children?

Prayers: Local Government (Interim Provisions) Bill (29 Jun 1984)

Nicholas Soames: Will my right hon. Friend be sustained by the fact that these ideas were clearly laid out in the Conservative manifesto which received overwhelming endorsement by the public in the general election? Will he acknowledge that the constitutional aspect, although it is extremely important, should not be affected by the comments of the Opposition, who are plainly insincere and mucking around with...

Enterprise Oil (28 Jun 1984)

Nicholas Soames: Does my right hon. Friend agree that, although he was right to exercise his right not to allow Enterprise Oil to go to RTZ, that company is not a slouch, and it reflects the high quality and depth of the management and investments held by Enterprise Oil that RTZ would even want to be involved in the first place?

Business of the House (28 Jun 1984)

Nicholas Soames: Has my right hon. Friend noticed the high quality of debate going on in the media about the countryside and the views being expressed by the Countryside Commission and the Nature Conservancy Council? As this matter affects every hon. Member and every constituency, does he agree that time should be found in the reasonably near future to debate it, remembering that the reconciliation of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Nato (26 Jun 1984)

Nicholas Soames: Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is good news that today Lord Carrington should be taking up his position as the head of NATO? Does he agree further that NATO should begin a period of introspection and examine its own structures? Should we not insist that there should be a thorough overhaul of the institution and its strategy?

Prayers: Civil Aviation (22 Jun 1984)

Nicholas Soames: My constituency interests in this matter are extremely diverse, in that at Gatwick airport there its the British Caledonian headquarters and its main operating base, a substantial British Airways presence and the presence of many independent airlines, as well as the headquarters of the British Airports Authority, the activities of which will be affected in no little way by the reviews that...

Orders of the Day — Defence (19 Jun 1984)

Nicholas Soames: I congratulate the hon. Member for Portsmouth, South (Mr. Hancock) on his maiden speech. It was a short time ago that I was in a similar position, and he surmounted that not inconsiderable hurdle with great skill. However, I must tell him that a number of his constituents, particularly the chief petty officers in the Royal Navy, would have been appalled to see him speaking with both hands in...

Orders of the Day — Defence (19 Jun 1984)

Nicholas Soames: Does the right hon. Gentleman accept that the whole purpose of, and reason for, deterrence is to ensure that such an horrific scenario can never become a reality?


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