Results 1481–1500 of 1672 for speaker:Lord Kilclooney

Electricity (Northern Ireland) (27 Jan 1992)

John Taylor: On the question of the regulator, is the Minister aware that, in my constituency, one of the largest users of electricity, which consumes about 11 million units a year, has to pay 4.64p per unit, compared with an average 3.5p per unit in Great Britain? Will the regulator take into consideration such comparative prices for electricity between Northern Ireland and Great Britain?

Orders of the Day — National Lottery Bill (17 Jan 1992)

John Taylor: Will the hon. and learned Gentleman explain why he thinks that our experience in the United Kingdom should be different from that in the Republic of Ireland, where the emergence of the national lottery has severely hit the funding of charities?

Orders of the Day — National Lottery Bill (17 Jan 1992)

John Taylor: rose——

Prayers: Citizens Charter (15 Nov 1991)

John Taylor: That issue is of great importance in Northern Ireland, because there is a contradiction between the actions of the Conservative Government there and in England. Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the Northern Ireland Office will not allow council tenants in the Province to buy their houses?

Prayers: Musgrave Park Hospital (Bombing) (4 Nov 1991)

John Taylor: I join right hon. and hon. colleagues, obviously, in expressing sympathy for the families of the bereaved. I pray that those who have been injured will recover quickly. It is always popular in the House to condemn the IRA. I have more reason than most to do that, having been shot 10 times by the IRA. There must also be condemnation for those who fail to take on the IRA, and the finger must...

Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) (10 Jul 1991)

John Taylor: Does the hon. Gentleman accept that the situation is even worse than that? Not only have certain people been removed from that board, apparently because of representations from Dublin, but another member of the board was so upset about what happened that he instantly resigned.

Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) (10 Jul 1991)

John Taylor: The debate on the order gives hon. Members a chance to discuss matters affecting Northern Ireland constituencies. Before speaking about my own constituency I shall comment on the Minister's speech. The first issue, raised initially by the hon. Member for Antrim, North (Rev. Ian Paisley), relates to the MacSharry proposals for the reform of the common agricultural policy, a matter that is...

Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) (10 Jul 1991)

John Taylor: The hon. Gentleman and I are in full agreement on that. We want a strong Government response that will give guidance and leadership to the people of Northern Ireland, and especially to those engaged in agriculture. It is not good enough to sit silent while waiting to see what happens in Brussels, because by then events will have overtaken us. The Minister spoke about the Northern Ireland...

Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) (10 Jul 1991)

John Taylor: I do not want to get into a competition between Belfast and our rural towns and villages. I have an interest in the whole of Northern Ireland as well as in Strangford, the part of it that I represent. I rejoice in the fact that Belfast is buzzing. I am delighted to see the progress being made in the capital city of Northern Ireland. Anyone who now sees Royal avenue, and the urban development...

Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) (10 Jul 1991)

John Taylor: No, I do not. The funding for the urban development programme can come from the Department of the Environment, as happens with Belfast. But the so-called malign influence of the fund to which my hon. Friend the Member for Upper Bann (Mr. Trimble) refers has no role to play in the urban development in the city of Belfast.

Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) (10 Jul 1991)

John Taylor: The hon. Member for Antrim, North is right. The International Fund for Ireland does not finance urban development projects in the city of Belfast; as I understand it, its funding is restricted to projects in villages and towns outside Londonderry and Belfast. I want to see the funding for urban development going to the eastern part of the Province as well as elsewhere in Northern Ireland....

Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) (10 Jul 1991)

John Taylor: The hon. Gentleman has to say that he likes prawns—or nephrops, as the former Member of Parliament for South Down, being a Greek scholar, would have said. The road system around the harbour is atrocious. It is worn out, narrow and pot-holed. It is time that someone ensured that there was a modern road system to serve that great fishing port and to carry the big lorries and trailers that...

Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) (10 Jul 1991)

John Taylor: If we are not careful, the hon. Gentleman will give us a theology lesson. I think that we had better stick to Presbyterianism. One light would help the congregation of that church, and I ask the Minister to reconsider. Another road that requires departmental attention is in Castlereagh. A major development called Ryan park, which provides homes for people who move from Belfast into the...

Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) (10 Jul 1991)

John Taylor: We in Northern Ireland very much appreciate that support from our Scottish colleagues. The matter is as serious for them as it is for us. These are secret talks between the Dublin Government and the London Government to undermine the railway and transport system to Scotland and between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) (10 Jul 1991)

John Taylor: That is logical, but one has to look at the overall plan that is taking place before our very eyes. Whether it is the culverting of roads, as the hon. Member for Antrim, North mentioned, or the hesitation to invest more money in the railway system in the west of Scotland, overall there is a plan to supplant the link between the west of Scotland and Northern Ireland to try to direct most...

Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) (10 Jul 1991)

John Taylor: With friends like that—I agree entirely with the hon. Gentleman. He concluded properly by saying that the Government will be wasting money if the plan gets under way. They will pour hundreds of millions of pounds into the railway system to Holyhead but not into the railway system in the west of Scotland, and now we know why.

Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) (10 Jul 1991)

John Taylor: You will have sensed, Madam Deputy Speaker, the strong feelings of my hon. Friend the Member for Antrim, East about this matter—and rightly, because Larne is in his constituency. This overall plan, to divert Northern Ireland traffic through Holyhead and Dublin, would have major implications for employment in Lame, something that the hon. Gentleman so carefully guards and upholds in this...

Unemployed People (19 Jun 1991)

John Taylor: It would be churlish not to welcome the Secretary of State's statement, particularly at a time when the nation is suffering from a rapid increase in unemployment, but does he agree that the opportunities for the unemployed would be better enhanced if the Government created an economic and industrial policy which encouraged industrialists and business men to create new jobs? As the Secretary...

Northern Ireland (Political Talks) (26 Mar 1991)

John Taylor: The Unionists sent the Government a letter in August 1985 suggesting talks between the parties of Northern Ireland, the London Government and the Dublin Government, a suggestion which was promptly rejected by the then Prime Minister without consultation. Since then, an Anglo-Irish Agreement has been imposed and we have had six wasted years. Does the Secretary of State recognise that there is...

Northern Ireland Electricity (Privatisation) (20 Mar 1991)

John Taylor: Does the Secretary of State recognise that the Ulster Unionist party created the state industry of Northern Ireland Electricity and is proud of NIE's service to Northern Ireland? Does he accept that all the Northern Ireland parties in the House are against his proposal? Will the right hon. Gentleman explain why he will not allow the House to debate the proposals in a normal parliamentary...


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