Results 41–60 of 1060 for speaker:Mr George Stevenson

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill: Commencement (Protocol on Social Policy) (22 Apr 1993)

Mr George Stevenson: My hon. Friend the Member for Hamilton (Mr. Robertson) has been reported as describing new clause 75 as a time bomb and new clause 74 as an iceberg. I hope that the time bomb will not blow up the iceberg. I am fearful of the Government's motive in accepting new clause 74.

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill: Commencement (Protocol on Social Policy) (22 Apr 1993)

Mr George Stevenson: It has been described as cowardice and a retreat. My hon. Friend the Member for Ashfield (Mr. Hoon) said that it put the Government in a dilemma. I hope that it does, but if there is one thing that I am prepared to accept about even this Government, it is that they are not entirely daft—nearly, but not entirely—and I cannot for the life of me accept that they are prepared to roll over and...

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill: Commencement (Protocol on Social Policy) (22 Apr 1993)

Mr George Stevenson: I hope that my hon. Friend is correct.

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill: Commencement (Protocol on Social Policy) (22 Apr 1993)

Mr George Stevenson: I shall attempt to respond to that question in detail as I develop my speech. Again, though, I am not encouraged by the Government's determination to use whatever legal mechanisms are available to them to avoid defeat on amendment No. 27 or by their acceptance of new clause 74, which they believe will enable them to avoid what they have wanted to avoid all along—defeat at the hands of the...

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill: Commencement (Protocol on Social Policy) (22 Apr 1993)

Mr George Stevenson: I hope that my hon. Friend is correct. As I develop my speech, if I am allowed to do so, I hope to make that point. Even if my hon. Friend does not accept what I say, I hope that he understands my cynicism about the Government's intentions. Amendment No. 27 was not put to a vote. New clause 75 then arrived on the scene. After that, new clause 74 arrived on the scene. Many of us believe that...

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill: Commencement (Protocol on Social Policy) (22 Apr 1993)

Mr George Stevenson: I am grateful for your efforts, Mr. Lofthouse. I was quite happy to try to respond to the right hon. Member for Mid-Staffordshire—

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill: Commencement (Protocol on Social Policy) (22 Apr 1993)

Mr George Stevenson: I apologise. I meant the hon. Member for Mid-Staffordshire (Mr. Fabricant). I was quite happy to try to respond to him, but I am afraid that I was unable to determine exactly what his question was. I said that I was not a lawyer. I believe that the Government's position will be untenable as a result of the acceptance of new clause 74 and, I hope, by the House's acceptance of the amendment...

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill: Commencement (Protocol on Social Policy) (22 Apr 1993)

Mr George Stevenson: I assume that the hon. Gentleman will know that the proposed European works council directive, which he is worried about, is one of the priorities of the Danish presidency. The hon. Gentleman has made his views on the proposed directive clear to us. He rightly says that it is about information and consultation. If he is not in favour of that, presumably he is in favour of practices such as...

Clause 1: Treaty on European Union (5 May 1993)

Mr George Stevenson: The statement of surrender that we heard from the Foreign Secretary regarding the Government's intention on amendment No. 2 poses fundamental issues for the House, many of which have been elaborated by other right hon. and hon. Members, and it is not my intention to repeat them. Suffice it to say that the contribution of my hon. Friend the Member for Dagenham (Mr. Gould) about the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Wealth Creation (7 Jun 1993)

Mr George Stevenson: In spite of what the right hon. Gentleman says, the White Paper has its critics. Can the Chancellor of the Duchy explain why another attitude seems to have been taken by the Department of Trade and Industry? For example. the ceramic, scientific and resèarch establishment in Stoke-on-Trent is waiting for the Department of Trade and Industry to provide £190,000 that is desperately needed....

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Working Week Directive (29 Jun 1993)

Mr George Stevenson: Coming back to switching off the lights, does the Minister accept that an industry in the United Kingdom that has had a productivity record second to none—the coal industry—has had that record thrown in its face by the closure of half the industry? Is not the threat to productivity in the country not the 48-hour week directive but Government policy?

Orders of the Day — European Parliamentary Elections Bill (30 Jun 1993)

Mr George Stevenson: Despite the Home Secretary's complacent attitude when opening the debate, the Bill is dangerous to the democratic process. Given the situation, no one argues that there is no need to speed up the process, but what cannot be justified, although Conservative Members have tried to justify it today, is an abandonment of the democratic process. That is the decision that the House will be asked to...

Orders of the Day — European Parliamentary Elections Bill (30 Jun 1993)

Mr George Stevenson: The hon. Lady has not been here for the whole of the debate. I said at the beginning of my speech that the time scale is important, but my hon. Friend the Member for Sedgefield comprehensively destroyed that argument and put forward a credible alternative that would avoid the danger to which the hon. Lady referred. The Secretary of State said that he had decided that the additional seats...

Business of the House (1 Jul 1993)

Mr George Stevenson: Will the Leader of the House find time for a debate, or at least a statement from the Secretary of State for Social Security, on poverty in the United Kingdom? Recent reports have shown that the gap between the haves and the have-nots in Britain is wider than it has been at any time this century. Millions of people are living in abject poverty as a direct result of the Government's policies....

Orders of the Day — Pit Closures (5 Jul 1993)

Mr George Stevenson: It is called competition.

Orders of the Day — Pit Closures (5 Jul 1993)

Mr George Stevenson: rose——

Orders of the Day — Pit Closures (5 Jul 1993)

Mr George Stevenson: rose

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Common Agricultural Policy (8 Jul 1993)

Mr George Stevenson: In the light of the Minister's response on the costs of CAP, will she confirm that the costs are due to increase this year by £1·3 billion and that it is expected that by 1995 they will have increased by some £4 billion? How does that equate with the statement made by her predecessor that the CAP reform was good for the taxpayer and the consumer? Will she give us an assurance that the...


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