Results 1–20 of 14015 for speaker:Lord Callaghan of Cardiff

State Security (6 May 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: I am very grateful to the Prime Minister that the statement I issued this morning has given her the opportunity to tell us about the director-general's investigation. I ask her whether she would have told the House about that if I had not issued that statement. It is all very well for her to be convinced about these matters and for me to be convinced about them, but it is important also that...

Opposition Day: Intermediate Nuclear Weapons (9 Mar 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: Do not make trouble.

Opposition Day: Intermediate Nuclear Weapons (9 Mar 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: The hon. Member for Stroud (Sir A. Kershaw) and my right hon. Friend the Member for Leeds, East (Mr. Healey) referred to the importance and necessity of step-by-step negotiations. That seems to be the right approach in all these matters. The hon. Member for Stroud made many points with which I agree. However, I should like to go back a little further. I want to support the agreement put...

Opposition Day: Intermediate Nuclear Weapons (9 Mar 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: This is the nub of the debate. My understanding is that the United States' position, as expressed by Mr. Maynard Glitman in Geneva last week, was that they would deal with the intermediate nuclear force negotiations and secure a treaty, in the expectation that they would follow it immediately with further negotiations to deal with the other short-range missiles. That excludes the offer that...

Welsh Affairs (2 Mar 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: The speech made by the hon. Member for Vale of Glamorgan (Sir R. Gower) contrasted in its sober realism with what we have heard on other occasions about the prospects for the future. He painted on a large canvas. I was reminded by what the hon. Gentleman said about America—that perhaps we did not have enough failures — of what a delegate said to me at the National Farmers Union...

Welsh Affairs (2 Mar 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: No. I am speaking about my constituents and I do not think that the hon. Gentleman knows too much about that. Perhaps he will allow me to continue. Cautious sociologists and perhaps complacent politicians may say that there is no proven connection between unemployment and crime, but the common sense of my electors in Cardiff tells them, and they tell me. that an aimless youth without sense...

Welsh Affairs (2 Mar 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: It is not. The problem is that when the coal industry expanded, Cardiff became the premier export port for coal and Cardiff's population doubled within a short time. A large number of huge housebuilding programmes took place. Now those houses are nearly 100 years old. The problem — here the hon. Member for Cardiff, West will not disagree, although he may disagree on other points — is that...

Welsh Affairs (2 Mar 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: Allow me to finish my point. If the hon. Gentleman disagrees with me I shall give way. In addition, housing built only in the 1950s is showing signs of premature old age. It has not stood up as it should have done. The standards adopted then were not as high as they should have been, or as they were in the case of the late Victorian dwellings. This housing is absorbing resources...

Welsh Affairs (2 Mar 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: Allow me to finish my point. I have not done so yet, but when I do the hon. Gentleman may intervene if he still wishes to do so. Frequently, all that we can do is listen with sympathy and understanding, but with a sinking heart, as we tell the brutal truth that there is nothing we can do to help such people. When young people marry and establish a family, that should be a happy period in...

Welsh Affairs (2 Mar 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: I shall give way at the end as I have advised the hon. Gentleman. He should contain his patience for a moment. Indeed, the council now has to decant some of those young families into bungalows that were built for pensioners. That, too, creates problems because pensioners who were hoping to live in quiet circumstances are now disturbed by the inevitable noise that comes when children are...

Welsh Affairs (2 Mar 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: The right hon. Gentleman knows that great apprehension is felt among employees in Cardiff about this takeover bid. Avana has been a very prosperous Welsh company, as he pointed out. In his conversations with Rank Hovis McDougall, has the right hon. Gentleman received any undertakings about future employment if the takeover bid succeeds, because that is what is worrying my constituents and...

Welsh Affairs (2 Mar 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: What the right hon. Gentleman has said will be welcomed, because the general view is that if this company, Avana, can maintain its advanced position and the quality of the goods and services that it is now providing, it is far better that it should be managed in Wales, even if Rank Hovis McDougall has good reasons for thinking that it should be managed outside Wales.

Ministerial Statements (9 Feb 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

Ministerial Statements (9 Feb 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

Ministerial Statements (9 Feb 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I regret to say that my point of order relates to the matter that was previously before the House, which you said was one of argument. Would you not consider it to be a matter of propriety as well as one of argument, Mr. Speaker? Do you think that the House should be subjected to a procedure that means that no statement is made to it when a press conference...

The Royal Navy (2 Feb 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: rose—

The Royal Navy (2 Feb 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: It is a very great honour to introduce the Navy Estimates. Although the form of the debate today is not what it was previously, anyone who has the privilege of introducing the Estimates is to be congratulated. Indeed, I congratulate the Minister of State for the Armed Forces on the post that he occupies. Any of us who has had any connection with the Royal Navy, either through serving in it or...

High Court Injunction (Mr. Speaker's Order) (27 Jan 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: When I came into the Chamber this afternoon, Mr. Speaker, I promise you that I had no intention other than to listen to the intellectual stimulation which is always provided by Prime Minister's Question Time and then to enjoy a quiet cup of tea. When I saw, for the first time, the motion on the Order Paper and the consequential amendments I began to be concerned about what the House was being...

High Court Injunction (Mr. Speaker's Order) (27 Jan 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: I am delighted to hear that; there is still a chance yet. I have no intention of challenging what you did last week, Mr. Speaker, because in the circumstances with which you were faced you had no alternative. The amendment of my right hon. Friend the Member for Chesterfield (Mr. Benn) that you have said you will put to the House later this evening is not intended to convey any implication of...

High Court Injunction (Mr. Speaker's Order) (27 Jan 1987)

Mr James Callaghan: I was agreeing with a remark made by my hon. Friend the Member for Midlothian (Mr. Eadie), not with the hon. Gentleman.


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