Results 1641–1660 of 1668 for speaker:Lord Kilclooney

Bills Presented: Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978 (20 Dec 1984)

John Taylor: Is my hon. Friend aware that one of the guests of the hon. Member for Islington, North (Mr. Corbyn) stated that members of the Government are legitimate targets to kill? That is the type of guest that we had in this building.

European Community Budgets (11 Dec 1984)

John Taylor: The Order Paper shows that in this debate we are discussing many aspects of the EEC. We are discussing the details of the 1984 budget, the various stages of the 1985 budget, the Fontainebleau agreement, the White Paper and budgetary control—a wide variety of issues. That may be why the debate has become somewhat fragmented. It may also explain why so few hon. Members attend such debates. It...

European Community Budgets (11 Dec 1984)

John Taylor: My hon. Friend may hope that that is the case, but I remind him that there is already a restriction for 1984 and there will be a restriction for 1985, as in both these cases there is a legal limit of 1 per cent. VAT. My hon. Friend is aware that, despite the attempts of that great British democrat Mr. Oliver Smedley to dissuade the Government from apparently abusing the law, we shall be...

European Community Budgets (11 Dec 1984)

John Taylor: How right my hon. Friend is. Britain does not have a problem of over-production, although we over-provide on some things—for example, marginally on dairy and cereals. However, if the Common Market were ever to do anything about the agricultural policy, British farmers would suffer. Sadly, that is why the Government have never proposed a reform of the CAP. We hear my right hon. and hon....

European Community Budgets (11 Dec 1984)

John Taylor: I am almost a little impatient with the hon. Gentleman. He knows what the score is. There is no control in this so-called budget discipline. The Liberals have talked about the Common Market with much enthusiasm, but if they are that enthusiastic, they would grab the one and only chance that we have to achieve any reform of the CAP and the Common Market. The Community has run out of cash, and...

European Community Budgets (11 Dec 1984)

John Taylor: I am grateful to my hon. Friend. However, I find it difficult to understand how the difference between £3·6 billion and £8·7 billion can be a printing error. I appreciate my hon. Friend's courtesy in intervening on that point. We must ask ourselves about the implications. My worry has always been for the British economy. We have hooked ourselves on to an area of structural decline and...

European Community Budgets (11 Dec 1984)

John Taylor: I entirely accept all that the Minister has said about milk quotas. However, he has told us only how the national quota has operated in each nation. Who decided that there should be regional quotas within nations? Was that a national responsibility, or a Community decision? In either case, what is the legal basis for it?

European Community Budgets (11 Dec 1984)

John Taylor: Most nations, including the United Kingdom, are now below their national quotas. However, for some reason, we still have to pay super levies to the EEC. Indeed, our British super levy was seized last night.

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,...

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...

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 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...

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?

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...

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...

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 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?

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?


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