Results 1–20 of 1028 for speaker:Mr Roland Boyes

Adjournment (Easter and Monday 2 May) (17 Mar 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: The Evening Standard of Wednesday 16 March carried the headline, "Victory for Right to Smack". I believe that that is a tragedy for thousands of children. To a great extent, I blame the stupidity of Justice Wilson, who rejected a bid by Sutton borough council to outlaw smacking even with parental permission. It is an interesting dichotomy—who decides and what degree—

Adjournment (Easter and Monday 2 May) (17 Mar 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: My apologies, Mr. Deputy Speaker. An important group—the Physical Punishment of Children pressure group—claimed that the decision to permit smacking went against Government policy, undertakings made by the Government and the United Nations convention on the rights of the child. Will the Leader of the House and his Cabinet colleagues look into the matter? Let us imagine the serious...

Business of the House (17 Mar 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: Will the Lord President refer to the Secretary of State for Education the crazy position whereby a child minder can smack a child, whereas a school teacher in, for example, County Durham, would be dismissed for doing so? The latter case is totally right and the other is absolutely wrong.

Ways and Means: Rateable Values (16 Mar 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: I have three small matters to raise with the Minister. First, Berwick Rangers is in an interesting situation because it is an English club and is in a Scottish league. At times, it is difficult to resolve that dichotomy. From time to time, Berwick Rangers has a good season and about two or three years ago it was doing extremely well. Generally, it does not do too well. It is vital to sustain...

Ways and Means: Rateable Values (16 Mar 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: There is always one, and today it happens to be the hon. Member for Ayr (Mr. Gallie). Hampden Park is one of the great places for football. When I was a young boy, my uncle used to take me to football matches up and down the country and a visit to Hampden Park was extremely special. I remember seeing a film of thousands of people running on to the pitch. I hope that, through the formula of...

Ways and Means: Rateable Values (16 Mar 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: I am glad that my hon. Friend nudged me on that point. I understand that Gretna Green has had a good run and is top of the league. It would have been remiss of me not to mention a Scottish football club that is in the English league. We have to recognise the smaller clubs and the bigger clubs and how they work, or not. I mentioned seating in a short intervention that was too long for you,...

Ways and Means: Rateable Values (16 Mar 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: It is all about the rating and valuation of football grounds.

Ways and Means: Rateable Values (16 Mar 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: It affects us when massive hordes of people come down from Scotland and start breaking up Newcastle. That happens occasionally, but in general we have a mutual trust and it is probably the most wonderful experience of all to be in a good, big stadium. The noise, the charm, the players, the referee, the whistle and the rest are extremely special.

Ways and Means: Rateable Values (16 Mar 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: The hon. Gentleman has made the point for me. There is greater revenue at all-seater football grounds. They produce more cash, often to the detriment of some fans. There are occasions at football grounds when people chant the name of the club and so on and that becomes an important part of the match. It is as much a part of football as kicking the ball. It is vital. My hon. Friend the Member...

Ways and Means: Rateable Values (16 Mar 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: rose—

Ways and Means: Rateable Values (16 Mar 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: Recently I went to a stadium to watch the police in action.

Ways and Means: Rateable Values (16 Mar 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: I accept what you say, Mr. Deputy Speaker. If you allow me to mention it, I recently went to Sunderland football club to watch how the police managed crowd control. I go to football matches regularly and recently I visited Northampton, not for the rugby but for the football. That certainly needed some rating valuation.

Ways and Means: Rateable Values (16 Mar 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: That is how the expression cobblers originated. Your information, Mr. Deputy Speaker, is spot on. The Northampton club was solidly rock bottom, but, under new management, it is now moving up the league. I played rugby as well as football, so I can understand why you enjoy both. You enjoy the football, knowing exactly where the team is in the league, and the strong Northampton rugby union...

Ways and Means: Rateable Values (16 Mar 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: We are in an interesting situation. May I put a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker? I am not absolutely sure—

Ways and Means: Rateable Values (16 Mar 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: I am not sure whether the Minister has finished or is expecting an intervention from me.

Ways and Means: Rateable Values (16 Mar 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: I want to make a small contribution to the debate.

Ways and Means: Rateable Values (16 Mar 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: Whether it relates to Scottish or English football, this is an important issue. It is a major problem for many football grounds because of the amount of revenue needed to increase the value of the team. Some of us are a little worried about whether smaller clubs will have enough cash to provide all the seating that will be needed. In general, we accept Taylor's thesis, but the smaller grounds...

Ways and Means: Rateable Values (16 Mar 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: What are the consequences of the order for Berwick Rangers and other Scottish teams?

Business of the House ( 3 Feb 1994)

Mr Roland Boyes: In the week that the Rover car company was swallowed up, will the Lord President refer to the President of the Board of Trade for a statement that there is still a major car company in the United Kingdom—the Nissan Motor Company in my constituency, Washington, Sunderland, which was the biggest United Kingdom car exporter in 1993? It has exported 182,000 cars, worth £1 billion. In addition,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Council Tax (28 Apr 1993)

Mr Roland Boyes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his Department's latest information about the level of average household council tax bills.


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