Results 181–200 of 1265 for speaker:Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark

Points of Order (6 Jun 1990)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You must be aware, Sir, of the great respect in which you are held in the House in defending the rights of individual Members and the rights of the House of Commons. Will you tell us whether you have made the views of the House known to the other place—the latter-day 1930s appeasers—on the War Crimes Bill? Have the Government made available any knowledge...

Business of the House (10 May 1990)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: I hope that my right hon. and learned Friend will accept that, because of Rover's great success, there is growing anxiety in the west midlands, and particularly in the Birmingham and Oxford area, about the continual sniping campaign against Rover. Thousands of jobs are at stake. The Opposition seem to think that they can gain some mean-spirited public advantage by attempting to drag Rover...

Orders of the Day — Environmental Protection Bill: Exempt Places (2 May 1990)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Absolute rubbish.

Orders of the Day — Environmental Protection Bill: Exempt Places (2 May 1990)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: I shall remind my hon. Friend of what I said. When my hon. Friend intervened, I told my friends, "I'm sorry, but this man is a bit of a crank about smoking. Rather than have trouble with someone who is going to get tired and emotional about it, and as we have almost finished our meal, let's let this nut have his way and we shall go outside." Those were the very words that I used.

Orders of the Day — Environmental Protection Bill: Exempt Places (2 May 1990)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Does my hon. Friend remember that, when we all thought that he was an excellent Minister in the Department of the Environment, he went to Sweden and got carried away—not far enough, as it turned out—and said that he hoped that one day smoking would be only between consenting adults in private as though it were somewhat worse than adultery in public? People like my hon. Friend wish to...

Orders of the Day — Environmental Protection Bill: Exempt Places (2 May 1990)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: It is twaddle.

Orders of the Day — Environmental Protection Bill: Exempt Places (2 May 1990)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: I am happy to say that I speak as a pipe smoker. I know that there are hon. Members like my hon. Friend the Member for Ealing, Acton (Sir G. Young) who look upon that as something worse than a venal sin. I accept that to some people smoking is irritating. But would some people, who have a pious nonsensical attitude towards smokers, accept that smokers have a right to express the huge...

Orders of the Day — Environmental Protection Bill: Exempt Places (2 May 1990)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: With the greatest respect to my hon. Friend, and bearing in mind his wonderful speech in Sweden, what he wants us to do would make us act as though we were doing something furtive and always blow our smoke up the chimney so that no one else can smell it. The hon. Member for Rotherham (Mr. Crowther) rightly described what all the cranks who want to stop us exercising our freedom want us to...

Orders of the Day — Environmental Protection Bill: Exempt Places (2 May 1990)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: We live in a society in which we cannot turn anything off. I hope that this House, which is meant to be a bastion of freedom, will reflect the need for non-smokers, in the name of justice, to be as tolerant towards us as we are towards them. If we accept the measure before the House, we shall set man against brother and wife against husband. Happily, in my house we all smoke. I ask my hon....

Orders of the Day — Environmental Protection Bill: Exempt Places (2 May 1990)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: We want a friendly society.

Orders of the Day — Environmental Protection Bill: Exempt Places (2 May 1990)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Although we are being lighthearted, this is a serious debate. Although my wife and I both smoke—I more heavily than she—we bribed our children not to smoke, so I agree that you should not encourage smoking. My son still does not smoke, but my daughter does. You who are against the freedom of smokers should agree that as long as we do not try to lead people to the devil there is something...

Orders of the Day — Environmental Protection Bill: Exempt Places (2 May 1990)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: I apologise, Mr. Deputy Speaker.

Points of Order (1 May 1990)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Earlier today we raised points of order about the problem of what is now being called the "supergun of Iraq". People at Walter Somers are now being questioned and are being held in custody by the police on evidence that has been laid against them by Customs and Excise. I wonder, Mr. Speaker, whether you have had a request for permission to make a statement on...

Points of Order (1 May 1990)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Further to the point of order raised by my hon. Friend the Member for Bromsgrove (Sir H. Miller), Mr. Deputy Speaker. We have now reached a point where one British subject is languishing in a Greek prison and other respectable people are in the hands of the police or the Revenue. If the House is not about justice for individuals, it is about nothing. It is time that the Government made a...

Orders of the Day — Environmental Protection Bill: Dog Registration (30 Apr 1990)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Some of us have had dogs all our lives. Does not the hon. Lady understand that, in the short term, dog registration will mean hundreds of thousands of dogs being put down? It may save dogs in the future, but as good owners will register and bad ones will not, more dogs will be put down in the short term.

Opposition Day: Local Government Finance (25 Apr 1990)

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

Opposition Day: Local Government Finance (25 Apr 1990)

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

Opposition Day: Local Government Finance (25 Apr 1990)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: rose——

Opposition Day: Local Government Finance (25 Apr 1990)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Will my hon. Friend—[HON. MEMBERS: "Oh."] That was said on purpose. In this House one can have friends across party lines. I agree with the Opposition that the policy put forward by my own right hon. and hon. Friends is somewhat less than satisfactory. That is at its kindest. I believe that the way in which the community charge will fall is unsatisfactory and unjust and that the way in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Engineering Apprenticeships (24 Apr 1990)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Does my hon. Friend agree that many good things are happening in training in Birmingham, as is shown by the fact that Rover is taking on 1,200 more people with its almost unique 24-hour scheme for building cars? Does my hon. Friend also agree that one of the problems in training has been that unions are loth to have apprenticeships because they often demand starting salaries which are too...


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