Results 5941–5960 of 6242 for speaker:Nicholas Soames

Mr. Mordechai Vanunu (18 Nov 1986)

Nicholas Soames: In view of the quite deplorable behaviour of the Israeli Government over the Dikko affair, will my hon. and learned Friend be a little less mealy-mouthed about their behaviour in this respect?

Prime Minister (Visit to Washington) (18 Nov 1986)

Nicholas Soames: What steps do my right hon. Friend and the President intend to take to give a fresh impetus to resolving the Arab-Israeli dispute?

Orders of the Day — Public Order Bill: Power to Direct Trespassers to Leave Land (4 Nov 1986)

Nicholas Soames: My hon. Friend is a charming fellow.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Amphibious Ships (4 Nov 1986)

Nicholas Soames: I warmly welcome my hon. Friend to the foothills of immortality. Does he agree that it is self-evidently true that we can no longer retain a 50-ship fleet? What steps are his Department taking to rethink the tasks and deployment of a future greatly reduced Royal Navy?

Foreign Affairs Council (28 Oct 1986)

Nicholas Soames: Does my right hon. and learned Friend accept that many in this country believe that our so-called partners in the Community yesterday behaved in a tardy, timid and, above all, fatuous manner? Does he also agree that the behaviour of the French is particularly craven? If they cannot rally round in the cause of the fight against terrorism, what hope is there for any coherent Community policy on...

Anglo-Syrian Relations (24 Oct 1986)

Nicholas Soames: In congratulating my right hon. and learned Friend the Foreign Secretary on the robust and swift way in which he has handled the matter, will he assure the House that if, as has come to light in the past few weeks of the trial and the heightened interest in the matter, there is any evidence that there is terrorist activity being run from other embassies in London, regardless of where they...

British Rail (Subsidy) (22 Oct 1986)

Nicholas Soames: Will my right hon. Friend pass to the chairman of British Rail the congratulations of many of us who notice a real improvement in British Rail? Nevertheless, will he also transmit the message to the chairman of British Rail that hundreds of thousands of people who commute into the capital city every day do so in completely unacceptable conditions of discomfort? Will he tell the chairman of...

Business of the House (24 Jul 1986)

Nicholas Soames: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the insidious document published recently by the Civil Aviation Authority, calling for more night flights at Heathrow and Gatwick airports? Is he further aware of the grave disquiet in my constituency about that possibility among people whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by aircraft noise? Will my right hon. Friend make arrangements for the House to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Peacock Report (24 Jul 1986)

Nicholas Soames: Has my right hon. Friend seen the representations from my constituents on the Peacock report, particularly those connected with the disgraceful reporting by the BBC of the position in South Africa? What steps will he take to ensure that a political balance is restored to the BBC?

New Towns (18 Jul 1986)

Nicholas Soames: Can my hon. Friend say on what basis the interest charges are calculated? Surely they are not fixed for 60 years. When changes are made to the interest charges, are they authorised on the Floor of the House?

New Towns (18 Jul 1986)

Nicholas Soames: If I had the power to sustain a speech for as long as and in such depth I know that my hon. Friend can, I would have developed my argument along his lines. We must develop a hybrid between the Commission for the New Towns, the new towns corporations and the London Docklands development corporation, which has proved so outstandingly successful. These attitudes and skills—

New Towns (18 Jul 1986)

Nicholas Soames: In considering the order and the winding up of liabilities, does my hon. Friend agree that the spirit of enterprise that the new towns brought could and should be applied with ease to other parts of the United Kingdom?

New Towns (18 Jul 1986)

Nicholas Soames: There can be few of us present this morning who have not been much seized by what my hon. Friend the Member for Eastbourne (Mr. Gow) has had to say on this important matter. I am sure that all those who have listened to what he has had to say will have to reconsider their position on this matter. It is unfortunate that my hon. Friend was not allowed 10 pursue the line that he used to take...

New Towns (18 Jul 1986)

Nicholas Soames: We in the House owe a great debt to Dr. Witteveen. Indeed, the Conservative Opposition in the late 1970s owed a particular debt to him. I have no doubt that he would have been grateful and proud of the fact that the mouthpiece of his opinion in the Chamber should have been my hon. Friend. I return to the order. My hon. Friend is right to drag us relentlessly back to the grind of argument...

New Towns (18 Jul 1986)

Nicholas Soames: With the greatest respect to you, Mr. Deputy Speaker — and of course my hon. Friend the Member for Eastbourne will abide by your judgment—forecasting is crucial. I remind you that you were in the Chair on one occasion when I had a difficult debate with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport about the forecasting of traffic on the M25 and where that had got us—

New Towns (18 Jul 1986)

Nicholas Soames: My hon. Friend, as always, shows a perspicacity and sagacity for which he is well known in the House. It is a matter of regret to many of my hon. Friends that Government forecasting is so lamentably bad.

New Towns (18 Jul 1986)

Nicholas Soames: That is true. Government forecasting is a matter of some concern. I hope that my hon. Friend the Minister will be able to settle the mind of the House on this matter. I hope that he can say that his confidence reposes in the figures for financial reconstruction embodied in the order, formulated by projection of income and expenditure over the next 20 years. We are now told that this...

New Towns (18 Jul 1986)

Nicholas Soames: The hon. Gentleman glibly suggests that we can afford it — we cannot afford it. It was Opposition Members who recently tabled a motion to give a 52 per cent. increase in secretarial allowances—

New Towns (18 Jul 1986)

Nicholas Soames: I am sure, Mr. Deputy Speaker, that you did not hear that. The hon. Member for Blackburn (Mr. Straw), who is also my friend, might like to discuss that with me later. Indeed, I know that he is a beady-eyed steward keeping a careful watch on every penny of public money that is spent. He is responsible for the scrutiny of that money in this House. I am sure he will agree that it has been said...


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