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Results 7301–7317 of 7317 for speaker:Bob Spink

Prayers: Schools (Religious Education) (16 Jul 1992)

Bob Spink: The facts are absolutely plain. We are a Christian society and we should teach the Christian faith. We should teach an awareness and understanding of other major religions but only in an academic manner. We should be basically Christian. We should re-establish in all schools regular acts of communal worship with real hymns such as those which the hon. Member for Hemsworth (Mr. Enright) and I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Training (7 Jul 1992)

Bob Spink: Is my right hon. Friend aware that many people from Castle Point, including many from Canvey island, have to travel to beautiful Basildon to get training and further education? While Basildone does an excellent job for my people, should not provision for those services be made on Canvey island for its people? My right hon. Friend may be aware that there is not a single further education place...

Oral Answers to Questions — SOCIAL SECURITY Appeals: Attendance and Disablement Allowances (6 Jul 1992)

Bob Spink: Does my right hon. Friend agree that since 1979 the Government's spending on the disabled and long-term sick has increased by 173 per cent? Is that not evidence of the Government's commitment to help those people and is that not more than the Government of which the hon. Member for Bolsover (Mr. Skinner) was a member ever did?

Petition: Obscene Publications Act 1959 (2 Jul 1992)

Bob Spink: Can the Minister give an undertaking that the Government would support a private Member's Bill along those lines?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Cyprus (1 Jul 1992)

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received regarding the continued occupation of northern Cyprus by Turkish troops; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Cyprus (1 Jul 1992)

Bob Spink: What help has Britain given to the United Nations to try to broker a settlement to the illegal occupation of northern Cyprus by Turkish troops?

Opposition Day: Mr. Michael Cook (9 Jun 1992)

Bob Spink: Rachel, a 9-year-old girl, was murdered by strangulation in a car on the Algarve in Portugal in November 1990. Michael Cook, a friend of Rachel's family, was convicted of the murder in February this year and sentenced to 19 years' imprisonment. He was tried by three local judges without a jury. The House will hear that the conviction is unsafe. I must start with every possible word of...

Orders of the Day — Sea Fish (Conservation) Bill (8 Jun 1992)

Bob Spink: The Castle Point fishermen are an independent and resourceful people. We have a fleet of about 18 boats. With respect, our fishermen understand as well as anyone in this place that, unless fish stocks are properly conserved, there will be no fish left for them or their children to harvest. I therefore congratulate my hon. Friend the Minister of State on his driving vision to protect the...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (2 Jun 1992)

Bob Spink: rose—

Orders of the Day — British Coal and British Rail (Transfer Proposals) Bill (18 May 1992)

Bob Spink: Is my hon. Friend aware that in a parliamentary answer last week, the Minister informed me that British Rail, headed by Sir Bob Reid, who must take final responsibility, had still not come forward with its proposals for rolling stock investment on the Fenchurch Street line? Until British Rail comes forward with those proposals so that the Government can consider them, I do not see how...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Traffic Congestion (18 May 1992)

Bob Spink: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the need for a second exit road from Canvey island not only to relieve congestion but for sound safety reasons to enable the island to be evacuated in the event of another disaster such as the one that befell it in 1953?

Road Safety (15 May 1992)

Bob Spink: Would my hon. Friend like to join me in asking Basildon borough council immediately to remove the rather foolish, additional, confusing and distracting road signs stating, "Basildon is a nuclear free zone"?

Road Safety (15 May 1992)

Bob Spink: I congratulate the hon. Member for Cheltenham (Mr. Jones) on his excellent maiden speech, and I look forward to his future contributions. I may tell the hon. Gentleman that when one rises to make one's first post-maiden speech, as I am now doing, the process is a lot less fearful. Road safety is an important issue for south-east Essex, and the news is not all bad. There were fewer people...

Road Safety (15 May 1992)

Bob Spink: I am grateful for that correction and I accept it. I do apologise. The hon. Member for Lewisham, Deptford (Ms. Ruddock) made a cogent point about the use of public transport. The London to Tilbury and Southend line—the so-called misery line—fails to provide a proper service, is unreliable and forces more traffic on to the roads. It therefore has a detrimental effect on road safety in...

Road Safety (15 May 1992)

Bob Spink: Will my right hon. Friend join me in congratulating the Government bringing in on 6 April the disabled living allowance, which means that people who previously relied on mobility allowance, but from whom it was withdrawn at the age of 80, can now enjoy mobility for the whole of their lives because the allowance will not be withdrawn at 80?

Road Safety (15 May 1992)

Bob Spink: Further to the point of order, Madam Speaker. I should like to say that the information given this morning by the hon. Member for Bolsover (Mr. Skinner)—

Privatisation (11 May 1992)

Bob Spink: It is a tradition that I should be allowed a word about my predecessor. I have a hard act to follow, and I wish that I had £1 for every time that I have been told that. I follow someone whom this House holds in special affection; he was one of the most respected Members of Parliament of the post-war period. Sir Bernard Braine was first adopted for the seat that I now hold two years before I...

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