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Results 1–20 of 3940 for speaker:Lord Touhig

Welsh Affairs (2 Mar 1995)

Don Touhig: As I rise to make my maiden speech in this St. David's day debate, I am conscious of the privilege of standing here as Labour and Co-op Member of Parliament for Islwyn. I am privileged to follow in a great tradition—from Sir Charles Edwards, who was elected in 1918 and became a Labour Whip, to the much-respected Sir Harold Finch, who became a Welsh Office Minister in 1964 and was an...

Welsh Affairs (2 Mar 1995)

Don Touhig: Will the Minister give way?

Welsh Affairs (2 Mar 1995)

Don Touhig: I believe that the hon. Member for Tatton (Mr. Hamilton) made remarks about getting his own back on Wales by closing the pits and changing all the constituencies. I wrote to him during the Islwyn by-election, but I have yet to receive a reply.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Health Services, Gwent (13 Mar 1995)

Don Touhig: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he last met the chairman of the Gwent health commission to discuss health service provision in Gwent.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Health Services, Gwent (13 Mar 1995)

Don Touhig: Is the Minister aware that, in 1993–94, my constituents made 33,000 visits to the out-patient department of Royal Gwent hospital at Newport, some 15 miles away from Blackwood in the centre of my constituency? Is he further aware that the public consultation in the recently published Islwyn health plan showed that the Islwyn community's primary priority was the need for a neighbourhood...

Education Cuts (29 Mar 1995)

Don Touhig: Until a month or so before I came to the House, I was chair of my county council finance committee, and for the past few years, together with my colleagues on Gwent county council, I have strived to protect front-line services from the worst excesses of public spending cuts imposed by the Government. In the financial settlement for local authorities announced by the Chancellor and the...

Points of Order (19 Apr 1995)

Don Touhig: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I seek your advice following a report which appeared in this morning's edition of the Financial Times. It stated that British Gas will lose its chartermark for high quality services unless it improves customer relations. The report also said that the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster does not intend to come to the House to make a statement about the...

Business of the House (20 Apr 1995)

Don Touhig: At Wembley three years ago this month, the Prime Minister said: I'll tell you what you need for a strong recovery…you need low taxation…Let me tell you what you need to stay in recession. You need higher taxes". He continued: So let's hear it for a successful, low tax economy". In view of the calls from both sides of the House for a debate about the Government's taxation and economic...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Land Mines (6 Jun 1995)

Don Touhig: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his Department's estimate of the number of anti-personnel land mines currently deployed throughout the world. [25106]

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Land Mines (6 Jun 1995)

Don Touhig: With so many anti-personnel land mines scattered indiscriminately around the globe, does the Minister agree that now is the time to seek an international agreement to ban all such mines? Are not anti-personnel mines causing serious problems for our troops in their humanitarian mission in Bosnia?

Points of Order (6 Jun 1995)

Don Touhig: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. In view of the report published this morning, which reveals that smaller class sizes have been shown to improve children's education and the fact that a report from the National Commission on Education is due to be published next week calling for smaller class sizes, can you tell us whether you have received a request from the Secretary of State for...

Business of the House (8 Jun 1995)

Don Touhig: There are fresh signs that the United Kingdom economy may follow the United States economy in slowing down. The Central Statistical Office forecasts show a fall for the 10th month in a row, which suggests that the economy may be faltering

Business of the House (8 Jun 1995)

Don Touhig: I appreciate your guidance, Madam Speaker. Thank you very much. There are further signs that house building is decreasing again, compared with the previous quarter. Does the Leader of the House recognize—[Interruption.] I am coming to the end. Does the Leader of the House recognise that his answer to my hon. Friend the shadow Leader of the House—[Interruption.]

Business of the House (8 Jun 1995)

Don Touhig: I appreciate your guidance, Madam Speaker. I shall certainly learn from your guiding hand. My point is that the Leader of the House should urgently arrange a debate on the economy so that the House—

Business of the House (8 Jun 1995)

Don Touhig: I would have got there in the end, Madam Speaker. The right hon. Gentleman should arrange that so that the House may debate the appalling mess that the economy is in as a result of the Government's actions.

Television Services (Wales) (21 Jun 1995)

Don Touhig: I support my hon. Friend the Member for Blaenau Gwent (Mr. Smith), and I am delighted to give vent to the feelings of the people I represent. I am grateful to my hon. Friend and to the Secretary of State for agreeing to share the time and allow me to take part in the debate. Welsh, it is said, is the language of heaven. While I have no sure knowledge of that, I have no intention in my...

Business of the House (13 Jul 1995)

Don Touhig: Will the Leader of the House find time for a debate on the decision by two universities for large salary and severance payments to be awarded to two vice-chancellors? One vice-chancellor was awarded £411,000 because he agreed not to make any comment for four years about the reasons for his dismissal. Should public money be used to buy the silence of a public servants in that way?

Pensioners (Wales) (24 Oct 1995)

Don Touhig: The amendment in the name of the Prime Minister and others is an affront to pensioners everywhere. With the smug complacency that we have come to expect of the Tory party, it seeks to gloss over the real plight of pensioners in Wales—pensioners who, for the past dozen years, have watched the value of their pensions fall, their savings dwindle, and the cost of just staying alive increase all...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: Craft Apprenticeships (7 Nov 1995)

Don Touhig: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many craft apprenticeships were offered in the United Kingdom in the last year. [40045]

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: Craft Apprenticeships (7 Nov 1995)

Don Touhig: Craft apprenticeships were once the core of British industry. In 1965, British industry offered 125,000 craft apprenticeships; they have now all but disappeared. The result is a skills shortage which is harming our economic recovery. Will the Under-Secretary explain why Britain is experiencing a massive decline in skills training? Will he comment on an article in the Industrial Relations...


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