Results 1661–1666 of 1666 for speaker:Lord Kilclooney

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 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 (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....

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...

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...

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?

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