Results 1–20 of 882 for speaker:Mr Peter Bruinvels

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Security (14 May 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to improve cross-border security; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Security (14 May 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: As many of Leicester's sons are serving in Northern Ireland, may I congratulate my hon. Friend the Minister and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State on their determination to improve security in Northern Ireland? Whether it is true that additional forces and troops have been sent there, I know not. Will my hon. Friend reassure all hon. Members that the co-operation and determination...

Points of Order (12 May 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: Did the hon. Gentleman vote for the hon. Member for Bolsover?

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Tourism (12 May 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: asked the Paymaster General what information he has on the amount of income that has been generated by tourism in the East Midlands tourist board area in each year since 1978.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Tourism (12 May 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: As Leicester currently has an underdeveloped potential as a major tourist area, it is not surprising that it still needs those grants. As I intend to be re-elected, may I ask my hon. Friend to ensure that Leicester receives the full status of a tourism development action programme area? That would bring additional jobs to the area and ensure that the 1·5 million jobs in the tourist industry...

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Leicester (Heat and Power) (11 May 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the latest position concerning the supply and purchase of gas by the Leicester Combined Heat and Power Consortium (Leicester Energy Ltd.).

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Leicester (Heat and Power) (11 May 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: Is my hon. Friend aware that the £80 million investment by the Leicester Combined Heat and Power Consortium (Leicester Energy Ltd.) is under threat because of the difficulty in negotiating a regular long-term supply from British Gas? Is he aware also that it is now considering purchasing a North sea gas field? Can my hon. Friend help in some way to bring prosperity to the area and reduce...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Housing Expenditure (Leicester) (6 May 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: Will my hon. Friend exercise great caution in giving any additional sums of money to Leicester? Is he aware that Leicester city council—sadly, it is Labour-controlled now, but it will be Conservative-controlled after tomorrow — has 1,000 empty council houses and 26,000 council houses needing repair? The council is spending £5,972 on fighting the Housing and Planning Act 1986, which gives...

Civil Service Pay Dispute (5 May 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: Is my hon. Friend aware that the Leicester DHSS offices are in the hands of militants? The leader of the CPSA in Leicester, Mr. Tony Church, took great delight in announcing on the radio that my constituents would suffer and that it did not matter that new claimants would not receive their money for a while. Is he aware that no ballot has been taken, yet the CPSA is taking action starting on...

Business of the House (30 Apr 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: Support my Bill.

Business of the House (30 Apr 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: Will my right hon. Friend consider having a debate on the report by Sir Gordon Downey, the Auditor-General, on the £87 million overpayment of benefit? Does he agree that it is totally unacceptable at this time for so much money to be paid out? Perhaps it might be understandable when many civil servants are putting their own financial interests ahead of national interests by going on strike...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Overdrafts (Credit Charge Advertisements) (29 Apr 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: While I should not like to encourage the Government to interfere in any private arrangements over overdrafts, should not my hon. and learned Friend at least encourage all the credit card companies to publish the overdraft charges and the APR available so that at least my constituents and those of any other Member can shop around? There is no question of being ripped-off, but at least...

Opposition Day: Housing (28 Apr 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: Is my hon. Friend aware that in Leicester, contrary to what has been said, there are nearly 1,000 empty council houses? Is he further aware that about 24,000 council houses have not been repaired? Is it not a double standard for the Labour party to say that there is a great housing problem when it is the Labour-controlled authorities which do not give a damn about what is happening to council...

Opposition Day: Housing (28 Apr 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Opposition Day: Housing (28 Apr 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: That is a red herring.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: City Technology Colleges (28 Apr 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what features of grammar school education he envisages the new city technology colleges adopting; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: City Technology Colleges (28 Apr 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: Having always admired the work and dedication of staff at all our grammar schools, may I say how much I am encouraged by the news that Leicester is likely to receive a city technology college. I urge my right hon. Friend to give the go-ahead for that college as quickly as possible, as I know how much the students will benefit by the type of system that my right hon. Friend so ably presented...

Business of the House (23 Apr 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: As today is William Shakespeare's birthday, may the House have a debate on literature, not on the brilliant works of William Shakespeare, but on the works of Leicester teachers and the association of Leicester teachers who have published a book called "Outlaws in the Classroom—Give School Gays a Better Deal"? Does he agree that our children are in desperate danger of being corrupted by...

Service Personnel, Cyprus (Attack) (22 Apr 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that, no matter what the pressure on our troops in Cyprus and whether or not there are any subsequent attacks, we shall maintain our presence there so long as the people of Cyprus wish it?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Diplomatic Immunity (22 Apr 1987)

Mr Peter Bruinvels: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received seeking a review of diplomatic immunity; and if he will make a statement.


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