Results 1–20 of 653 for speaker:Sir Walter Clegg

North-West (Investment) (12 May 1986)

Sir Walter Clegg: Like the right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe (Mr. Morris), I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Crosby (Mr. Thornton) on initiating this debate, which is of especial concern to those of us in the north-west. My hon. Friend made some interesting comments in his introductory speech. It can be said at the outset that the problems facing the north-west are not new. I have been...

North-West (Investment) (12 May 1986)

Sir Walter Clegg: I am not laying all of the blame at the feet of local government—the mania seemed to sweep the whole country. Nor was it peculiar to the northwest. For the very best of reasons, men and women of good will tried to do the best for their communities but landed us with an extremely difficult inheritance in a short time. I am attracted to the motion and the idea of bringing in private industry...

North-West (Investment) (12 May 1986)

Sir Walter Clegg: Much of the work was put out to the private sector, but presumably the plans were approved by the customer—the local authority—and the Government consented to the buildings. I am not blaming anybody; I am merely describing what has happened so that we might learn the lessons. As usual, the right hon. Member for Wythenshawe made an interesting speech and I should like to take up some of...

North-West (Investment) (12 May 1986)

Sir Walter Clegg: I did not intend to use RAWP as an excuse. I was in on the early discussions, and it was absolutely necessary if a wrong, which had been created many years before, was to be put right. I do not accept the hon. Gentleman's comments about the Government's treatment of the Health Service. He knows that there are more doctors and nurses than when we came to office. It is a demanding service. A...

Orders of the Day — Safety at Sea Bill (7 Feb 1986)

Sir Walter Clegg: It is, as ever, a pleasure to follow in debate the right hon. Member for the Western Isles (Mr. Stewart). I, too, welcome the Bill introduced by my hon. Friend the Member for Banff and Buchan (Mr. McQuarrie). It is quite an achievement. Hon. Members receive very little practical help with the drafting of Bills. This Bill is highly technical, and my hon. Friend has had little time in which to...

Orders of the Day — Safety at Sea Bill (7 Feb 1986)

Sir Walter Clegg: I am grateful to my hon. Friend. I hope that the exhibition will come to Fleetwood, because the manufacturers of this equipment are in the north-west of England. All hon. Members want safety at sea to be improved, but we have to remember the fears of fishermen about the cost of this new equipment. Times are so hard for the inshore fishing fleet at Fleetwood that undue pressure on costs would...

Orders of the Day — Safety at Sea Bill (7 Feb 1986)

Sir Walter Clegg: I very much hope that that will happen. However, the cost of this equipment has to be taken into account. I am also concerned about the date when the Bill will take effect. It is to take effect within six months of the Bill becoming an Act. We shall have to look at that point in Committee. We must ensure that sufficient equipment is available by the time that the Act takes effect. I was...

European Community (Fisheries) (16 Jan 1986)

Sir Walter Clegg: I listened with interest to the speech of the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull, West (Mr. Randall). I believe that it is the first time that he has spoken from the Opposition Front Bench, and I welcome him to his new position. There have been all sorts, shapes and sizes of Opposition spokesmen——

European Community (Fisheries) (16 Jan 1986)

Sir Walter Clegg: Indeed. I hope that the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull, West enjoys his new position. This is a useful debate, although it is highly technical. Reading through the papers has been like threading through a minefield. There is certainly a great deal of gobbledegook per square inch. Perhaps for future debates we could consider producing a summary of the papers, which would be of great help...

European Community (Fisheries) (16 Jan 1986)

Sir Walter Clegg: I had not realised that the southern Scots were as badly off as the northern English. I look forward to what the Minister has to say when he replies to the debate. The documentation refers to a reduction in the size of the Spanish fleet, which we all agree is essential, and to decommissioning proposals. Decommissioning grants have been available in this country, and many owners have been...

European Community (Fisheries) (16 Jan 1986)

Sir Walter Clegg: I was about to say just what the hon. Member for Great Grimsby (Mr. Mitchell) said. That man was luckier than many of the others, partly due to the conditions of service of fishermen. I am concerned to hear that cases are still before tribunals and that appeals are in progress. Obviously we cannot comment on those. However, I believe that for the future of the fishing industry fishermen must...

Airports Policy (17 Jun 1985)

Sir Walter Clegg: This has been a most interesting debate. The hon. Member for Crewe and Nantwich (Mrs. Dunwoody) was almost incoherent in the way that she put forward her own policies and criticised those of the Government. Having an interest in the North of England Regional Consortium, I was struck by the fact that, even though it is supposed to be an all-party group, the response of Opposition Members from...

Airports Policy (5 Jun 1985)

Sir Walter Clegg: Is my right hon. Friend aware that many Conservative Members representing northern constituencies disagree a great deal with what has been said by Opposition Members? In fact, the White Paper will be helpful to Manchester, especially as there will be no subsidy to put us at a disadvantage compared to Stansted?

Orders of the Day — Fleetwood (Grants) (26 Mar 1985)

Sir Walter Clegg: I am pleased to be able to raise the Adjournment debate even at the end of a long, weary all night sitting, and I would not have contemplated raising the debate unless I thought it was of great importance to my constituents. I wish to bring to the attention of the House and of the Government the problems that confront the port of Fleetwood consequent upon the loss of its deep sea fishing...

Airports Inquiries 1981–1983 (Inspector's Report) (30 Jan 1985)

Sir Walter Clegg: I cannot agree with my hon. Friend the Member for Chichester (Mr. Nelson). It is particularly galling to those of us from the north to find that when we are forced to take flights from Heathrow or Gatwick we are supposed to be starting our flights from the south-east and are south-east originated. We are nothing of the sort. We are forced there by a set of circumstances. One of the penances...

Fisheries (3 Jul 1984)

Sir Walter Clegg: I trust that the hon. Member for Aberdeen, North (Mr. Hughes) will forgive me if I do not go down the road that he has, because I want to make a constituency speech, and I am not ashamed of that fact, because that is what we are in the House to do. One of the great virtues of fish as a food is that it is easily digestible. I wish that the same could be said about the fisheries documents...

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Zero-Rating (30 Apr 1984)

Sir Walter Clegg: I have listened with interest to the hon. Member for Normanton (Mr. O'Brien). As a northerner myself, I appreciate the importance of fish and chip shops and other food take-aways in the north of England. But we delude ourselves if, like the hon. Member for Rochdale (Mr. Smith) we think of this measure as being aimed specifically at the north of England. Fish and chips are sold in all parts of...

Sea Fisheries (8 Feb 1984)

Sir Walter Clegg: I shall take notice Mr. Speaker, of what you said about the number of speakers in this debate. I listened with great interest to the speech of the hon. Member for Clackmannan (Mr. O'Neill). What he said about the social aspect of redundant fishermen appeals to me very much. It is a theme that I have pursued in the House on previous occasions. As the hon. Member for Greater Grimsby (Mr....

Sea Fisheries (8 Feb 1984)

Sir Walter Clegg: I agree that new vessels are essential, but it is easier for Irishmen and Scotsmen to get new vessels than it is for Englishmen. I spent the weekend with the chairman of the inshore fishermen in my area discussing these measures, as I knew they were to be debated. He took the view, and I think it is the view of the association, that the measures were welcome. They will provide stability, and...

Royal Air Force (2 Feb 1984)

Sir Walter Clegg: It is a tremendous pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Sheffield, Attercliffe (Mr. Duffy), to whom the House has listened with great respect because of his knowledge of these matters and the way in which he expressed himself. He has helped me by demonstrating the need for NATO forces to have a battlefield aircraft that can allow Tornado to operate. As my hon. Friend the Member for...


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.