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Results 1–20 of 944 for speaker:Mr Neil Hamilton

Orders of the Day — Defamation Bill [Lords] (21 May 1996)

Mr Neil Hamilton: Except in my case.

Orders of the Day — Defamation Bill [Lords] (21 May 1996)

Mr Neil Hamilton: I may be mistaken, but it was not introduced on Third Reading in the Lords; it was introduced in Committee. It was debated at that stage. It was then debated again on Report and, on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor, a decision was postponed until Third Reading to give even more peers who wished to participate in the debate full notice and thereby to give the maximum opportunity for...

Orders of the Day — Defamation Bill [Lords] (21 May 1996)

Mr Neil Hamilton: Even me.

Agriculture Council (21 May 1996)

Mr Neil Hamilton: Is not the grotesquely irrational response from European politicians rather depressing? Was any quantitative analysis made, comparing the risks of different forms of human activity, to put the matter in perspective when it was discussed in the Council? For example, is it not a far greater risk to get into one's car to drive to the supermarket to buy beef than, even on the most pessimistic...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Gas Suppliers (15 May 1996)

Mr Neil Hamilton: Does my hon. Friend agree that the one thing consumers are not complaining about is the 23 per cent. fall in prices to domestic consumers since privatisation and the real terms 50 per cent. fall in prices to industrial consumers? Does not the nature of the questioning from the Opposition show that old Labour is alive and kicking, completely failing to understand the market economy and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Beef (1 May 1996)

Mr Neil Hamilton: The German Chancellor has proposed a final solution to the BSE problem which involves the unnecessary slaughter of a large part of the British national herd and he has been warmly supported by many of our European competitors. As the right hon. Member for Sedgefield (Mr. Blair) has said on many occasions that he would not wish to be isolated in Europe, does not the logic of his position mean...

BSE (Health) (20 Mar 1996)

Mr Neil Hamilton: Does my right hon. Friend agree that we must keep these matters in perspective? Will he confirm that the hon. Member for Peckham (Ms Harman) has even less chance of contracting CJD from eating beef than she has of being re-elected to the shadow Cabinet in the next election? Will he also confirm that we have not forgotten the lesson of the salmonella in eggs fiasco some years ago, when an...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: "The Health of the Nation" (12 Mar 1996)

Mr Neil Hamilton: Is my hon. Friend aware that the oldest person in the world, Jeanne Calment, recently celebrated her 121st birthday and reportedly gave up smoking at the age of 117? Does he think that there are lessons in that for a healthy life style? If so, what are they?

Scott Report (26 Feb 1996)

Mr Neil Hamilton: May I take the hon. Gentleman back to the charge levelled by my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Putney (Mr. Mellor), which the hon. Gentleman himself has described as the fourth charge in the Opposition's indictment, and from which he has moved somewhat in the course of his speech? I do not know whether the hon. Gentleman's attention span faltered before he reached the last...

Scott Report (26 Feb 1996)

Mr Neil Hamilton: rose—

Scott Report (26 Feb 1996)

Mr Neil Hamilton: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. The hon. Gentleman asked me a question. I now seek an opportunity to answer it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: New Towns (31 Jan 1996)

Mr Neil Hamilton: Does my hon. Friend agree that Scotland's recent record on job creation, compared with that of other parts of the United Kingdom, has been excellent, but that all those encouraging gains would be set at nought if we had a tartan tax, the extra imposts on employers that the social chapter would bring, and a minimum wage? Is he aware of the budget announced yesterday in Germany? The German...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: School Admissions (24 Jan 1996)

Mr Neil Hamilton: Is my hon. Friend aware of the impact on social cohesion of the Government's policies on parental choice? Is she aware of the conflict to which this can give rise between middle-class and working-class parents—for instance, in the Labour party, in which it is largely the middle-class Blair glitterati who have chosen to send their children to grant-maintained schools? What can we do to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Council of Ministers (20 Dec 1995)

Mr Neil Hamilton: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent meeting of the EC Council of Ministers he has attended. [5199]

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Council of Ministers (20 Dec 1995)

Mr Neil Hamilton: In the conscientious preparation that my right hon. Friend does before he goes to Council meetings, has he ever calculated the costs that would be imposed on Scottish businesses if Labour's policy of imposing the social chapter on Scotland became Government policy? Would not the Labour party's policies grind the Scottish economy between the nether millstone of Brussels burdens and the upper...

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Personal Pensions (12 Dec 1995)

Mr Neil Hamilton: Does my hon. Friend agree that it is absurd for Opposition Members to talk of a national insurance fund? There has never been such a fund; the money is spent as soon as it comes in. Would we not do better to follow the example of countries such as Chile, which set up a fully funded pension system as long ago as 1981? Pensions in Chile are now 50 per cent. higher and other benefits nearly 100...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (5 Dec 1995)

Mr Neil Hamilton: We have had a serious and thoughtful debate. Of course, only a handful of discriminating hon. Members are here to participate in the event and hardly anyone is here to report it. We have at least the comforting knowledge that we are talking to posterity. Talking of posterity, the last time that I was able to participate in a Budget debate was in 1990. I took the precaution of looking up my...

Scotland (Government) (29 Nov 1995)

Mr Neil Hamilton: On the basis of the infantile response of Opposition Members this afternoon, if that behaviour is typical, is my right hon. Friend aware that many English Members of Parliament will welcome the opportunity for the Scottish Grand Committee to sit in Scotland as often as possible? For those of us who represent constituencies which strongly support the Union with Scotland, I should like to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Nuclear Safety (1 Nov 1995)

Mr Neil Hamilton: Did my right hon. Friend read the evidence that Greenpeace gave to the Trade and Industry Committee on precisely that subject? Specifically, it said that there was no reason to believe that the management of a privatised nuclear company should … be any less sensitive to safety concerns. For operating power stations … ownership is less important than strength of regulation. It is obvious...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Budgets (17 Oct 1995)

Mr Neil Hamilton: Does my hon. Friend agree that size is not everything, and that what is done with an education budget can be just as important? Is he aware that in Japan less than 4 per cent. of public expenditure goes to education, compared with more than 5 per cent. in this country, so there is no necessary link between how much is spent on education and what is achieved with the money?


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