Results 1–20 of 1666 for speaker:Lord Kilclooney

Maze Prison (24 Oct 1983)

John Taylor: I should like to associate myself with the Secretary of State in expressing sympathy to Mrs. Ferris and her two sons over the murder of Mr. Ferris, a prison officer and a constituent of mine. Why have some of those who participated in the murder of the prison officer, who have been caught and returned to the Maze, not been prosecuted for the murder?

Mr. Edgar Graham (7 Dec 1983)

John Taylor: I thank the Minister for his statement, and I express my sympathy for the family and relatives of Mr. Edgar Graham, who was a colleague of mine in the Assembly, where he represented a part of my Westminster constituency. He was, as the Minister said, one of our most promising young politicians in Northern Ireland, and only yesterday I was speaking to the deputy leader of the Conservative...

Opposition Day: Northern Ireland Agriculture (6 Feb 1984)

John Taylor: As the hon. Member for Hammersmith (Mr. Soley) said, this debate is about one of the most important issues in Northern Ireland. I have had occasion to speak in the House already—because of the problems of Northern Ireland—for one cannot take one's time to make one's maiden speech in the way that one would like. I have had to participate in Question Time and I had to make a statement...

Opposition Day: Northern Ireland (Electoral Commissioner) (6 Feb 1984)

John Taylor: Which minorities have been given representation as a result of STV?

Opposition Day: Northern Ireland (Electoral Commissioner) (6 Feb 1984)

John Taylor: Hear, hear.

Opposition Day: Northern Ireland (Electoral Commissioner) (6 Feb 1984)

John Taylor: The Minister, in presenting this draft order, was clearly ill at ease. He may have been thinking ahead to Thursday's debate, or it may be that he knows that most Conservative Members do not support the principles contained in the draft order. The Conservative party stands opposed to proportional representation and STV, and if Conservative Members were listening to the debate they would all be...

Opposition Day: Northern Ireland (Electoral Commissioner) (6 Feb 1984)

John Taylor: I am alarmed at the Government's proposal to give names to the electoral areas. I agree that it is a sensitive matter. Will the Minister confirm that the district councils will have the right to change the names?

Opposition Day: Northern Ireland (European Assembly Elections) (6 Feb 1984)

John Taylor: The hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Mr. Beith) has successfully exposed the humbug of those on the Government Benches in their attitude towards PR and the STV. I shall vote against the regulations, not simply because of the single transferable vote system which we are using but because we are using two systems within the United Kingdom. That is the principle that we are opposed to. We...

Opposition Day: Northern Ireland (European Assembly Elections) (6 Feb 1984)

John Taylor: It is impossible to reply until one knows what the electoral system will be. It is only now that we hear that we shall have an electoral system separate from that in Great Britain. If one accepts the principle of a separate electoral system, which is now being proposed, it follows logically that one must have a separate system for election expenses. That is why I am criticising the proposal....

Foreign Affairs Council (20 Jun 1984)

John Taylor: What are the general headings of the further savings which the Foreign Secretary personally recommended to avoid an overrun of the 1984 budget?

European Council (Fontainebleau) (27 Jun 1984)

John Taylor: The Prime Minister has said that she will not recommend to the House an increase of 1·4 per cent. VAT unless there is budget discipline. Will she tell us in general terms what kind of budget discipline she would expect to see before she makes that recommendation?

Foreign Secretary(Moscow Visit) (4 Jul 1984)

John Taylor: What was Mr. Gromyko's reply to the Foreign Secretary's invitation to him to visit the United Kingdom in 1985? Was there any discussion on the possibility of a visit by the Prime Minister to Moscow? In view of Afghanistan's request this week to the EEC that it should allow Afghan planes to fly once again into Europe, what was the Russian response to his request that there should be a...

Orders of the Day — Repatriation of Prisoners Bill [Lords]: Transfer of Persons Connected with Terrorism (4 Jul 1984)

John Taylor: I support the new clause because it refers to the specific problem of terrorists. In the United Kingdom we have suffered for many years from terrorism by the PLO, the Libyans and by people from the Irish Republic. In particular, those of us from Northern Ireland constituencies know only too well the suffering of British people at the hands of Irish Republican terrorists. The Bill has been...

Orders of the Day — Repatriation of Prisoners Bill [Lords]: Transfer of Persons Connected with Terrorism (4 Jul 1984)

John Taylor: I will not quote the question, but I will quote the Minister's reply. He said: My Lords, the noble Lord has asked me a question to which the answer must be phrased with great care and I shall give it to him when I reply at the end of the debate."—[Official Report, House of Lords, 21 December 1983; Vol. 446, c. 758. In other words, the noble Lord did not know whether the legislation affected...

European Community Affairs (10 Jul 1984)

John Taylor: An increase in own resources of 2 per cent. would mean an additional contribution by the United Kingdom of £2,000 million. How would that amount be raised—by an increase in VAT in the shops or by reducing public expenditure?

European Community Affairs (10 Jul 1984)

John Taylor: The answer to public expenditure problems may well be to make parents entirely responsible for schools, and patients responsible for hospitals, but that is not yet Government policy. Indeed, there is a splendid parent-teacher association in my constituency which wanted to do the work itself. but it was told by the medical authorities that, because the paint contained so much lead, it would be...

European Community Affairs (10 Jul 1984)

John Taylor: I think that my hon. Friend knows why Portugal has applied to join the European Community. It believes that there is a status and respectability for a country which was formerly a dictatorship to join a major European organisation. There is also undoubtedly an expectation in Portugal that there might be extra money and certainly great advantage from the CAP. There is no such advantage in...

Mr. Umaru Dikko (12 Jul 1984)

John Taylor: As the Foreign Secretary must have had good reason to request the departure of two officials of the Nigerian high commission, does he believe that they were acting on their own initiative, or on behalf of the Nigerian authorities?

European Communities (Greenland) (31 Oct 1984)

John Taylor: This brief debate is important to the United Kingdom because it makes it clear that a precedent has been created. The people of one member nation within the EEC can, by their own decision, withdraw from membership of the Community. It is an interesting precedent, which will be noted throughout the nation. One specific point arises from the departure of Greenland from the Community, to which...

Orders of the Day — Elections (Northern Ireland) Bill: Voters to Produce Prescribed Documents (20 Nov 1984)

John Taylor: I should like to bring my hon. Friend back to a point made by the hon. Member for Ashford (Mr. Speed) because it is important to understand that the question of a request by a presiding officer for the signature of the person to see whether it complies with the prescribed document does not apply. In the document listed, for example the medical card or the Northern Ireland driving licence,...

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