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Results 1–20 of 141 for speaker:Mr James Callaghan

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Mar 1997)

Mr James Callaghan: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 6 March.[17577]

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Mar 1997)

Mr James Callaghan: Is the Prime Minister aware of the crisis in the hospitals in the north area of Manchester since four out of five hospitals were closed by the Government? Is he aware that since Christmas the North Manchester General hospital has accepted only accident and emergency cases, and that two weeks ago eight people remained on trolleys for 23 hours because there were no beds available for them in...

Bill Presented: Tourism (29 Nov 1996)

Mr James Callaghan: I welcome the opportunity today to speak on this important subject and I hope that the debate itself will help to promote the industry for the benefit of all who work within it. For the past four Sunday evenings, I have been delighted and fascinated by the BBC's programme on the history of American art. The presenter, Robert Hughes— an Australian art historian—began the series by showing...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Congestion Costs (25 Nov 1996)

Mr James Callaghan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the costs of traffic congestion to British businesses. [4012]

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Congestion Costs (25 Nov 1996)

Mr James Callaghan: I thank the Minister for that answer, but is he aware that, according to Confederation of British Industry estimates, congestion on the M25 costs businesses £1 billion and nationally it costs them £19 billion? What will the Government do to alleviate the worries of the CBI and the nation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Zaire (11 Nov 1996)

Mr James Callaghan: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what actions he is planning to take in response to the current humanitarian crisis in eastern Zaire; and if he will make a statement. [1332]

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Zaire (11 Nov 1996)

Mr James Callaghan: I thank the Minister for the reply that he gave my hon. Friend the Member for Coventry, South-East (Mr. Cunningham). Does he not agree, however, that any future aid must be given to the civilian population and not to armed gangs? Will he make inquiries, with the United Nations and others on the African continent, to ensure that the aid goes to genuine refugees rather than those armed gangs?

Prayers: British Film Industry (24 Apr 1996)

Mr James Callaghan: I am proud and privileged to be a member of the Select Committee on National Heritage, which is so ably led by my right hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Gorton (Mr. Kaufman). However, that leaves me with a problem, because my right hon. Friend's expertise on the film industry is so great that I cannot think of anyone else in the House with such a depth of knowledge, and it is therefore...

Prayers: British Film Industry (24 Apr 1996)

Mr James Callaghan: Yes; the hon. Gentleman is a little ahead of me, I shall come to that point in a few moments. Most of the new multiplex cinemas are owned by American companies, and account for 33 per cent. of all United Kingdom screens. The Monopolies and Mergers Commission's report of October 1994 found that a complex monopoly existed. It did not attribute the low proportion of United Kingdom films shown...

Prayers: British Film Industry (24 Apr 1996)

Mr James Callaghan: I agree with the hon. Gentleman. The Government have said that they will not deal with tax matters in this debate because they are for the Chancellor. I was keeping to the recommendations that the Government have put before the House. Having visited Ireland, met Mr. Higgins, of whom I shall say more, and examined their section 35, I know that the Irish tax incentives encouraged Mel Gibson to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Emergency Services (16 Apr 1996)

Mr James Callaghan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he last met the British Medical Association to discuss the future provision of accident and emergency departments.[23467]

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Emergency Services (16 Apr 1996)

Mr James Callaghan: In light of the question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Morley and Leeds, South (Mr. Gunnell) and the fact that a toddler from the midlands died recently after being transferred between four hospitals which did not have an emergency bed, how can the Minister reassure the House and the nation that our emergency and accident departments will cope in the event of a major disaster—I...

Mental Health Services (20 Feb 1996)

Mr James Callaghan: I listened carefully to the order of priorities that the Secretary of State has just given to the House. Is he aware that one of my constituents, Mrs. Worsley, while on her way to work at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology at 7 o'clock in the morning a fortnight ago, was savagely attacked by a man with a mental illness? As a result of the attack, she had nine...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Veal Imports (Holland) (1 Feb 1996)

Mr James Callaghan: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the tonnage of veal imported into Britain from Holland since 1994. [11266]

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Veal Imports (Holland) (1 Feb 1996)

Mr James Callaghan: I thank the Minister for that reply. Will she consider consulting those who work in the veal industry in Britain—the producers and the caterers—in the hope that we can stimulate home consumption of veal and therefore stop the import and export of veal calves in veal crates?

Orders of the Day — Petition: Nursery Schools (Rochdale) (18 Dec 1995)

Mr James Callaghan: I beg to ask leave to present a petition which reads: To the House of Commons.The Petition of the residents of Rochdale Borough and other places Declares that the Government's proposals for funding the education of under five year olds by a system of vouchers exchangeable for a sum payable to an institution would have a negative effect on the provision of education for the five year olds in...

Boxing (4 Apr 1995)

Mr James Callaghan: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to ban the sport of boxing. As a young sports teacher many years ago, I always had doubts about the merits of boxing, having seen the state of a former Manchester world champion; but it was when I saw the plight of Muhammud Ali that I became totally convinced of the terrible tragedies and hazards connected with professional boxing. He was...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Rwanda (29 Mar 1995)

Mr James Callaghan: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met representatives of the Rwandan Government to discuss the current situation in Rwanda; and if he will make a statement. [14946]

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Rwanda (29 Mar 1995)

Mr James Callaghan: I thank the Minister for that reply. Does he agree that, because of the rising tension and crisis in the area, the donor countries should make a long-term commitment to prevent further attempts at genocide there?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Mar 1995)

Mr James Callaghan: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 14 March.


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