Results 241–260 of 4200 for speaker:Mr John Biggs-Davison

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons: Anglo-Irish Parliamentary Tier (17 Feb 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: I have an idea. If the parliamentary tier were added to the Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Council, could we not then be rid of the Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Conference, which is the cause of so much trouble in Northern Ireland?

Business of the House (13 Feb 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: Is my right hon. Friend aware of early-day motion 280? [That this House notes the widespread concern felt in Parliament by eminent scientists, by other responsible observers and by members of the public who have viewed programmes on the matter screened by Channel 4, that Anne Maguire, Patrick Maguire (senior), VincentMaguire (then aged 17), Patrick Maguire (then aged 14), Sean Smyth, Patrick...

Business of the House (6 Feb 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: May we have an early debate based on early-day motion 280 signed by 80 right hon. and hon. Members of all parties and headed "Miscarriage of Justice"? [That this House notes the widespread concern felt in Parliament by eminent scientists, by other responsible observers and by members of the public who have viewed programmes on the matter screened by Channel 4, that Anne Maguire, Patrick...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Israel (5 Feb 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Anglo-Israeli relations following the visit of Mr. Shimon Peres.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Israel (5 Feb 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: On the question of concessions, can my right hon. and learned Friend confirm that Mr. Peres is ready to treat with a Palestinian-Jordanian delegation that could include PLO members, provided that they are not connected with terrorism?

Supplementary Estimates: Several hon. Members rose (3 Feb 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: In the event of the Commission spending the money illegally, will it be open to us to deduct that amount from a future budget payment?

British Leyland (3 Feb 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. Is it not the case that we have a very important debate to follow, which must end at 7 o'clock? Therefore, is it not right that we should pass to that debate as quickly as possible?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Channel Tunnel (3 Feb 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: How many additional jobs does my right hon. Friend think will result from this additional investment?

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Westland plc (3 Feb 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that the use by any Government of leaks by public servants is demoralising to the public service? May we be assured that the practice will now cease?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Conference (30 Jan 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement about the working of the Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Conference.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Conference (30 Jan 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: Has the European convention on the suppression of terrorism come up? Does my right hon. Friend share my disappointment that yesterday in Strasbourg the Irish Foreign Minister could give me no hope that at an early date the intention of Dr. Garrett Fitzgerald that the Irish Republic should adhere to that agreement would be fulfilled?

Westland plc (27 Jan 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: I am not sure that my hon. Friend is quite right. He said that the right hon. Member for Cardiff, South and Penarth (Mr. Callaghan) held up the recommendations. The right hon. Gentleman was selective; he did not hold them all up.

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons: Anglo-Irish Parliamentary Tier (27 Jan 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: Does my right hon. Friend accept that the Unionist anti-treaty vote has increased? Quite apart from that, is he aware that many of us who are against the Hillsborough agreement as an unequal treaty would nevertheless support the setting up of an Anglo-Irish parliamentary tier provided that it was between the two sovereign Parliaments?

Northern Ireland (16 Jan 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: When the right hon. and learned Member for Warley, West (Mr. Archer) and I had an exchange about the Baker report, he said that Sir George was unhappy about the emergency powers in Northern Ireland. Everyone in the House is unhappy about the emergency powers and about anything which infringes human and civil rights. The greatest human right is the right to be alive. Sir George was not...

Northern Ireland (16 Jan 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: It is correct, and I do not believe that it arises in any way from the Anglo-Irish agreement. I am delighted that this courageous person has come forward to take up that dangerous task. It is still difficult to find barristers who are willing to serve. It is the risk of murder and intimidation of judges and magistrates and jurors that made the Diplock courts regrettably necessary. I repeat...

Northern Ireland (16 Jan 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: This is a short debate and I want to give other hon. members a chance to speak. We have come a long way since 1962 when Mr. Sean Lemass so crushed and harried the IRA that, in the words of one of the historians of the Irish Republican Army, he destroyed the hopes of a generation". The present Fine Gael Government in Dublin are weaker than that Fianna Fail Government. Even so, the present...

Northern Ireland (16 Jan 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: Does the right hon. and learned Gentleman entirely treat Sir George Baker's recommendations as nonsense? That is the gist of the speech that he is making at the moment. Sir George Baker, after the very distinguished inquiries that he made—I was one who appeared before him, and I dare say that the right hon. and learned Gentleman also appeared before him—came to a completely different...

Northern Ireland (16 Jan 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: Since the hon. Member for Workington (Mr. Campbell-Savours) raised the position of the courts in the Irish Republic—we would all wish to pay tribute to the judiciary there—would my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State remind the House that the Special Criminal Court sits without a jury? That is worth mentioning in view of the criticisms made of trial without jury in certain cases in...

Lesotho (Supply Routes) (14 Jan 1986)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: I welcome my hon. Friend to her new responsibilities. May I ask her what justification is offered by South Africa for the blockade? Since Lesotho is a partner in the Commonwealth, what contact have Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom had with other Commonwealth Governments about a resolution of the matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Dec 1985)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: When Ulster is told that it may be rid of the Intergovernmental Conference when it accepts devolution, is legislative devolution and devolved government meant by devolution, or what is meant? Why do a Unionist Government pursue policies that tend to detach Northern Ireland from Great Britain?


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