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Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Manufacturing Investment (12 Mar 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Does my right hon. and learned Friend accept that when setting up businesses in a capitalist society there will always be failures and that at a time of worldwide recession there will be more failures than usual? Is not it a fact, however, that there are still 1·2 million more people registered as VAT traders in industry and all commerce than there were when we came to office? Is not that...

Sittings of the House (2 Mar 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: This evening I have heard one whingeing Member after another. If any of us dropped dead tomorrow, 300 to 500 people would be clamouring to take our place. If this place is so bad, why is that?

Sittings of the House (2 Mar 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Why?

Sittings of the House (2 Mar 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: My hon. Friend suggests 200 fewer hon. Members, but how many people know who their MEP is? I do not, and, do not need to. Constituents want their individual problems to be dealt with and that is an important job of an hon. Member. If there are fewer hon. Members, those individual problems will be dealt with less well.

Sittings of the House (2 Mar 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Bill who?

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Self-employed (2 Mar 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many self-employed people earn more than £20,280 a year.

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Self-employed (2 Mar 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Bearing in mind the Opposition's unalloyed joy at the thought of an increase in national insurance contributions for people who earn more than that, is it time that the Opposition came clean on their plans for the self-employed, who are the engine of the power house for this country? Does my hon. Friend agree that any extra tax on the self-employed without benefits in return would damage the...

Inflation (26 Feb 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Will my hon. Friend, with whom I sit on the Treasury Select Committee and for whom I have great regard, tell us how increasing taxation on those we need to gear up the recovery will help the economy, them or the future Labour Government for which he hopes?

Inflation (26 Feb 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: That is not an answer.

Inflation (26 Feb 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Where will the money come from?

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service: Appointments (24 Feb 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is sad to hear the ex-leader of the Greater London council, who appointed people purely on political merit, suggest that senior civil servants are chosen on anything other than ability? Would it not be a sad day for this country if that attitude of mind took hold? We are well served by our civil servants. Although Governments come and go, governance in...

Opposition Day: Recession and Unemployment (19 Feb 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: I shall ask my hon. Friend and question similar to the one that I asked the hon. Member for Dagenham (Mr. Gould), who seemed shy to answer. If it is true that our economy is so bad and that this country really is in the knacker's yard, why do 60 per cent. of investors, who have to make a profit, come to this country? That is six times the number going to Germany and three times the number...

Opposition Day: Recession and Unemployment (19 Feb 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Opposition Day: Recession and Unemployment (19 Feb 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Opposition Day: Recession and Unemployment (19 Feb 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: I am obliged to the hon. Gentleman for giving way, because I want to ask him one simple question. If we live in a world in which people invest for profit, which is surely a sensible thing to do, how is it that in this knacker's yard of an economy—[Interruption.]—that is how the economy has been portrayed by Labour Members today—60 per cent. of all foreign investment in the Common Market...

Rechar (17 Feb 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is rather sad to hear sounds of regret from the Opposition that such a good and sensible agreement has been reached? Is it not a good thing and would it not be better for the Opposition to recognise that at long last a Secretary of State has come here with good news about a good story about a good settlement?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Manufacturing Output (12 Feb 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Does my right hon. Friend accept that the motor manufacturing industry is one of the greatest providers of employment in this country? Will he encourage his right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer to understand that the company car is not a tax-avoidance weapon but an essential tool of British industry and that, if we are to have a strong home-based industry, we do not need taxes so...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Sri Lanka (Ministerial Visit) (10 Feb 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Does my right hon. Friend agree that in many cases people in other countries would not have so much need of aid if they were to stop fighting each other? The great problem about overseas aid is that those countries that receive it often use it to buy arms with which their peoples kill each other.

Supplementary Estimates 1991–92: European Community (Budget) (4 Feb 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: We understand the Minister's problem although he is arguing a very poor case with his usual great charm and expediency. If it is true that the proposal may be illegal and we shall have to go to the Court, why the hell do we not wait to learn what the Court says? If it is ruled to be illegal, surely we would get the money back. The other lot, when they were in power, did not do a very good job...

Points of Order (29 Jan 1992)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Many of us in the House do not mind the disproportionate amount of time given to Scots, Welsh and Irish questions, but hon. Members from Scotland, Wales and Ireland should recognise that many of us come from areas of Britain such as the west midlands which would welcome even once a year a west midlands question time. We are the ones who provide the fuel that...


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