Results 41–60 of 2022 for speaker:Mr Eric Deakins

South Atlantic Fisheries (29 Oct 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: How can we avoid an escalation of this dispute into another cod war'?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: South Africa (29 Oct 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if European Economic Community discussions about joint action against South Africa take place within the framework of political co-operation; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: South Africa (29 Oct 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: Does not the situation in the Community over South Africa illustrate the confusion that exists in institutional arrangements, which is now being sanctified by the Single European Act? Political co-operation is supposed to be separate from the rest of the EEC's activities, yet the absurd and limited sanctions against South Africa have had to be imposed by Trade Ministers. Does that not...

Overseas Development (24 Oct 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: I congratulate the Minister for Overseas Development on his appointment and the well-deserved tribute he paid to his predecessor, the right hon. Member for Aylesbury (Mr. Raison). However, I thought that the tribute was a rather backhanded criticism of his right hon. Friend the Prime Minister for sacking someone with such an honest and thoughtful approach to politics. I draw the Minister's...

Visas (21 Oct 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: How do the Government expect to create a multiracial society when they continue to discriminate on racial lines against the relatives and friends of many of their citizens of non-white origin?

Overseas Aid (25 Jul 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: I am grateful to the hon. Member for Devizes (Mr. Morrison) for allowing me to speak in the debate. This is a very important debate and I congratulate him on his choice of subject. I will be brief as I believe another hon. Member wishes to speak before the Minister replies. I would like to concentrate my remarks on the principles that should underlie family planning programmes. As the hon....

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Central America (14 Jul 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: What are the obstacles to Britain giving more bilaterial aid to Nicaragua?

European Communities (Amendment) Bill (10 Jul 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: I beg to move amendment No. 14, in clause 1, page 1, line 13, after `Communities)', insert 'but not Article 10 thereor. The amendment deals with the increased powers to be conferred on the Commission by the Council. It deals with article 10 of the Single European Act and relates to an amendment to article 145 of the treaty of Rome. The important point about article 10 is that it imposes a...

European Communities (Amendment) Bill (10 Jul 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: I do not think that the hon. Gentleman would expect me to agree with that. We are in total opposition on these matters. His view of the progress in the European Community differs from mine. I am not sure what his views are on federalism and a single European Government, which is the alternative to federalism. Additional power for the Commission is one of the mechanisms which will be used by...

European Communities (Amendment) Bill (10 Jul 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: The Government cannot feel strongly about the amendment, since only last year the Prime Minister told us that no treaty amendments were necessary. Had no treaty amendments been necessary, except for those which allow British to move towards the completion of the internal market, there would have been no Bill before the House, no preamble and none of these commitments. My speech will relate...

European Communities (Amendment) Bill (10 Jul 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: We have not heard anything from the Minister about that, but of course the Stuttgart declaration is being embodied in our legislation. That is called the solemn declaration. One wonders at the stupidity of that. Perhaps the Ministers were drunk at the time and had had a good meal.

European Communities (Amendment) Bill (10 Jul 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: No. I am talking about Ministers generally over there. A former Minister here told us that the best agreements were reached over pheasant and port wine and things like that. Even the Governments of the EEC could not satisfactorily define European union in the Stuttgart declaration. They called for a review after five years, preparatory to setting out a treaty of European political union. It...

European Communities (Amendment) Bill (10 Jul 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: The hon. Gentleman has not been present for our debates and he may not have heard all the arguments. I am under great pressure of time—

European Communities (Amendment) Bill (10 Jul 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: I do not have the time to take issue with the hon. Gentleman. If he does not like what I am saying, he can leave the Chamber.

European Communities (Amendment) Bill (10 Jul 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: Then the hon. Gentleman can stay and listen. He may find when he leaves the Chamber that he is rather better informed than he was when he entered it.

European Communities (Amendment) Bill (10 Jul 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: European union will not be achieved by stealth.

European Communities (Amendment) Bill (10 Jul 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: That is the issue before us. There will be a gradual erosion of national sovereignty within the terms of the Bill and that will not be accompanied by any public debate. I am talking about debate outside the House. There is a deliberate confusion — I hope that the Minister of State will not take this approach when she replies — between political co-operation and political integration. Her...

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill: Extended Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" (10 Jul 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Would it be in order to remind hon. Members that they have no need to give way to hon. Members who sought to truncate the debate by voting for the guillotine?


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