Results 61–80 of 338 for speaker:Dr George Turner

Oral Answers to Questions — Engagements (7 Jun 2000)

Dr George Turner: I am sure that I speak for the whole House if I first briefly congratulate my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister and his family on their newest arrival. We all wish them well. My right hon. Friend will be aware that during his short absence political debate has returned to the old battleground of opportunities, for the many or the few, with the Tories committed—as ever—to the few. Does...

Business of the House (4 May 2000)

Dr George Turner: My right hon. Friend will know that the nature of the reporting of, and media commentary on, the trial of my constituent Tony Martin has done much to raise the fear of crime in rural areas. Local Conservatives have been eager to attack the Government, but their comments have undermined the police. Moreover, the Leader of the Opposition has stomped around the country making unhelpful comments...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: Teacher Training (4 May 2000)

Dr George Turner: I welcome the measures that the Government have introduced to ensure that teachers are properly paid and have proper respect in the communities that they serve, but can my right hon. Friend answer a question that was raised by a teacher in one of my local schools? She told me that she was disappointed to find that there was a time barrier and that she would have to serve for a number years...

Orders of the Day — Postal Services Bill: Assisted Areas Map (18 Apr 2000)

Dr George Turner: I congratulate the hon. Member for North East Cambridgeshire (Mr. Moss) on securing this short debate, and thank him for allowing me to contribute briefly to it. As the hon. Gentleman pointed out, the area that earlier had assisted area status included the fenlands part of my constituency to the west of King's Lynn, which forms almost a separate travel-to-work area from the Wisbech area....

Orders of the Day — Postal Services Bill: Exceptions from Section 6 (18 Apr 2000)

Dr George Turner: I should like to take the opportunity to congratulate the hon. Gentleman on at least realising the wisdom of withdrawing the amendment he moved in Committee that would have halved the weight of the parcels participating in the universal service. It seems that he does not, on reflection, think that all the amendments he moved in Committee were sensible, and I congratulate him.

Asylum Seekers (12 Apr 2000)

Dr George Turner: My hon. Friend will have heard the hon. Member for Southwark, North and Bermondsey (Mr. Hughes) call for the debate to be conducted in appropriate language and promise that he would give leadership in that. Is she aware that Susan Kramer, the Liberal Democrat candidate for mayor of London, described the voucher system as like pinning yellow stars on Jews in Nazi Germany? Does she—

Asylum Seekers (12 Apr 2000)

Dr George Turner: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Asylum Seekers (12 Apr 2000)

Dr George Turner: Will the hon. Gentleman give way on this point?

Asylum Seekers (12 Apr 2000)

Dr George Turner: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Asylum Seekers (12 Apr 2000)

Dr George Turner: Will the hon. Gentleman give way on that point?

Asylum Seekers (12 Apr 2000)

Dr George Turner: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Opposition Day: Sub-post Offices (12 Apr 2000)

Dr George Turner: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Opposition Day: Sub-post Offices (12 Apr 2000)

Dr George Turner: The right hon. Gentleman has talked much sense, but is he really proposing that the future of the Post Office lies in yesterday's technology? That is what he seems to be saying. Is he a supporter of the privatisation that his Front-Bench colleagues are urging? Is he supporting measures that will reduce by half the parcels that can be delivered within the present single cost structure? Is he...

Opposition Day: Sub-post Offices (12 Apr 2000)

Dr George Turner: I wonder whether my hon. Friend is aware that, in the Postal Services Bill Committee, the Opposition spokespeople still argued time after time in favour of privatisation as their preferred solution for the Post Office. Is he aware that they are still sticking to that policy? I believe that that was the last time there was a major deputation to Parliament on behalf of the postal services.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Government Services (Electronic Delivery) (5 Apr 2000)

Dr George Turner: What role does my hon. Friend envisage for rural post offices in the delivery of Government services in the countryside? Is provision being made now to ensure that, if people increasingly want to use post offices to access Government services electronically, post offices will be able to offer such facilities? Are we putting the right technology into post offices now?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Transport and the Regions: Council Tax (Second Homes) (4 Apr 2000)

Dr George Turner: Does my right hon. Friend recognise that there are many different views on the matter across the country? People in north Norfolk are often unable to buy a house because others are coming into the area and buying second homes—those incomers include Members of Parliament. Their presence contributes to the local economy, but the negative feelings of the local community would be somewhat...

Business of the House (30 Mar 2000)

Dr George Turner: I am sad to tell the House that, for the second time within a few months, Barclays will close a branch in my constituency—this time, in Terrington St. Clement. Yesterday, the Prime Minister made it clear that the Government believe that when banks close, communities can be served by post offices. Last night's debate, in particular, made it clear that while there is uncertainty, there will...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (29 Mar 2000)

Dr George Turner: The Prime Minister has already referred to the problems that the banks are bringing to many of our communities. As the Postal Services Bill is making its way to the other place, does he believe that the other side of the coin is ensuring that the post offices can be the saviours of community banking? Will he assure the House and my constituents that the Government will do everything in their...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons: Modernisation (21 Mar 2000)

Dr George Turner: What assessment she has made of the impact of recommendations of the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons on the operation of the House. [114060]


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