Results 1581–1600 of 1668 for speaker:Lord Kilclooney

Department of Trade and Industry (12 Jan 1988)

John Taylor: What are the implications of the proposals for changes in Government support for the regions for the operation of the European social fund and the European regional development fund? Under the proposals to change the assisted areas boundaries, will not some firms which qualify for fund support from Europe at present cease to qualify?

Ballot for Notices of Motions: European Community (18 Nov 1987)

John Taylor: For the past two years, it has been unusual for right hon. and hon. Members on the Unionist Bench to pay tribute to the Conservative party. I find myself in the rare position of having to applaud it in two respects. First, I pay tribute to the maiden speech by the hon. Member for Skipton and Ripon (Mr. Curry). I have known him for some nine years as a colleague in Strasbourg. He spoke with...

Ballot for Notices of Motions: European Community (18 Nov 1987)

John Taylor: Yes, but not every week — only in periods. So the objective must be to retain the value of the pound sterling. The only way to do that is by increasing interest rates. I understand that people who are involved in industry and the export business want a static value for the pound sterling ; but many others who are in employment, business, and commerce, who are not exporting but are...

Ballot for Notices of Motions: European Community (18 Nov 1987)

John Taylor: Indeed. More recently, Turkey has been president of the assembly of the Council of Europe. It has played a major role in NATO for many years, and I welcome the fact that the United Kingdom's presidency initiated the normalisation of relations with Turkey. I hope that they continue to improve and that Turkey will join the rest of Europe in the Community in the foreseeable future. This is not...

Ballot for Notices of Motions: European Community (18 Nov 1987)

John Taylor: I am afraid that the hon. Member for Vauxhall (Mr. Holland) does not understand what I am speaking about. Monetary compensatory amounts are a vital issue in the European Community and on the Irish border they operate very badly for the United Kingdom. I am not talking about terrorism or anything like that— far from it. I am talking about unfair competition, in that the MCAs are operated in...

House of Commons (Services) (10 Nov 1987)

John Taylor: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

House of Commons (Services) (10 Nov 1987)

John Taylor: Will the hon. Gentleman give way now?

Northern Ireland (Appropriation) (7 Jul 1987)

John Taylor: I join the hon. Gentleman in expressing my concern at the receipt of that letter this week from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. It states that, in future, Northern Ireland Members cannot raise questions with the Housing Executive on behalf of their constituents unless we provide evidence that we have been requested so to do. That is to comply with the new computerised system that the...

Northern Ireland Act 1974 (7 Jul 1987)

John Taylor: There is a feeling of deja vu in this debate because, as the Secretary of State so accurately pointed out, this is the 13th occasion on which a British Government have had to renew by order the system of government in Northern Ireland. That system was originally introduced by the right hon. Member for Morley and Leeds, South (Mr. Rees) who said that it was a temporary measure, one year or so,...

Northern Ireland Act 1974 (7 Jul 1987)

John Taylor: Indeed, they believe it. They say so, and the papers say so. The Anglo-Irish Agreement has failed. We were told by the Prime Minister and the agreement's supporters that it would bring stability. In fact, it has increased instability in all aspects of life in Northern Ireland. We were told that it would bring about reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Instead, it has created bitterness that...

Northern Ireland Act 1974 (7 Jul 1987)

John Taylor: Indeed, the hon. Member for Foyle (Mr. Hume) has confirmed that. That is the present position, and that is why we laughed when the Secretary of State said that we must start from the present position. So we must. The present position is that the Anglo-Irish Agreement has been disastrous for everyone in Northern Ireland. I believe and hope that somewhere there must be a way ahead for the...

Orders of the Day — Debate on the Address: National Resources (2 Jul 1987)

John Taylor: I agree entirely with the Leader of the House that this is the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Will he therefore give Northern Ireland the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as Scotland and Wales?

Northern Ireland (Security) (6 May 1987)

John Taylor: The Minister with responsibility for education does not often accept invitations to go anywhere in Northern Ireland. Was he welcomed in Omagh?

Northern Ireland (Security) (6 May 1987)

John Taylor: Of course there are incidents in Northern Ireland, but can the Secretary of State give the source of the explosives that are used in those incidents? They come from across the border.

Security (27 Apr 1987)

John Taylor: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

Security (27 Apr 1987)

John Taylor: Yes, a question to the Leader of the House. Will the right hon. Gentleman give us an assurance that the debate on the Anglo-Irish Agreement and the lack of security in Northern Ireland will be held before the general election?

Agriculture Council (17 Dec 1986)

John Taylor: As the net result of the arrangements announced by the Minister will be terrifying for farmers in the United Kingdom and will lead to a reduction in farm incomes, more bankruptcies and certainly more unemployment in rural areas, how can the Minister defend a policy that sacrifices British farmers because of surpluses produced in other countries?

Foreign Affairs Council (17 Dec 1986)

John Taylor: Can the EEC Ministers really be serious about a customs union between the Community and Cyprus or do they, in practice, simply mean a customs union between the Community and southern Cyprus? If not, how can there be a customs union with an island which is effectively divided by a customs barrier?

Orders of the Day — Cyprus (20 May 1986)

John Taylor: I fully accept that, as the Minister has said, British aid is being given to both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, but will he comment on the problem that the European Community, in which we have a role to play, is contributing to only one community?

Orders of the Day — Cyprus (20 May 1986)

John Taylor: We have had an excellent day of debates and, though the hour is late, it is nevertheless, important for us to address our minds to the question of the island of Cyprus, and I use the term "island of Cyprus" advisedly. Cyprus is once again in the news. We have recently had the new recommendations of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for a settlement in the island between the Turkish...


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