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Orders of the Day — Committee of Selection (3 May 1976)

Mr Hugh Delargy: I can appreciate the discontent—indeed, the indignation—of some Opposition Members at any rate at the decision taken by the Committee of Selection last Wednesday. That indignation is perfectly understandable. I am personally unhappy about the disagreement of the Conservative members of the Committee of Selection, with whom I have worked amiably for a very long time. In fact, about the...

Orders of the Day — Committee of Selection (3 May 1976)

Mr Hugh Delargy: That is not a question for me. I have troubles enough of my own. That is a question to be decided by the House. An amendment could have been moved and voted upon when the Committee was set up at the beginning of this Parliament. We appoint Standing Committees; we do not appoint ourselves. A motion tabled by the Leader of the Opposition and several of her right hon. Friends instructs us to...

Orders of the Day — Committee of Selection (3 May 1976)

Mr Hugh Delargy: I may be unusually slow tonight, but I cannot see the relevance of that question. Since November 1974 the Committee of Selection has nominated 85 Standing Committees on Bills. We have appointed even more Committees on Statutory Instruments, but they are in a special category of their own: anybody can attend them. Of those 85 Standing Committees, 103 places have been given to hon. Members...

Orders of the Day — Committee of Selection (3 May 1976)

Mr Hugh Delargy: I thank the hon. Member. I should not really thank him, however, because I have a powerful argument against him here. I was going to say hat the Opposition were offering, as a gesture of generosity, something they considered to be a right of their own. The chief point is that of those 103 nominations made by the Conservative spokesman, exception was taken to only one. That was the only time...

Orders of the Day — Committee of Selection (3 May 1976)

Mr Hugh Delargy: I am not giving way, Mr. Speaker. Time is getting on. [HON. MEMBERS: "Give way."] We interpreted the Standing Orders in a way which we thought proper and just. Since then, the four Labour Members on the Committee have been accused in the House and in the Press, chiefly by people who did not know the facts, of cheating, twisting and lying, of submitting to pressure and bending the rules, and...

Orders of the Day — Committee of Selection (3 May 1976)

Mr Hugh Delargy: I was not advised.

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation: BRITISH RAILWAYS BILL (By Order) (6 Apr 1976)

Mr Hugh Delargy: I wish to draw the House's attention to Clause 19 which deals with the ferry between Tilbury and Gravesend. The liability on British Rail is to maintain the ferry service for the benefit of the public. When my hon. Friend the Member for Islington, South and Finsbury (Mr. Cunningham) described the ferry, he did not emphasise this aspect of public benefit. He gave the impression that the ferry...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation: BRITISH RAILWAYS BILL (By Order) (6 Apr 1976)

Mr Hugh Delargy: I am sorry, Mr. Deputy Speaker, I thought you said that Instruction I was to be called—

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation: BRITISH RAILWAYS BILL (By Order) (6 Apr 1976)

Mr Hugh Delargy: I thought you said that only Instruction No. I was to be called, Mr. Deputy Speaker. One of us is making a mistake, and probably I am at fault.

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation: BRITISH RAILWAYS BILL (By Order) (6 Apr 1976)

Mr Hugh Delargy: Thank you for your guidance, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I ask the Committee to examine closely the proposed amendment from British Rail. It looks very nice on first reading, but it is not as good as it seems. It does not give my hon. Friends and me the satisfaction that we wish. It gives too much power to the Secretary of State and takes power away from the courts and Parliament. It would be...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation: BRITISH RAILWAYS BILL (By Order) (6 Apr 1976)

Mr Hugh Delargy: It is used by many more.

Orders of the Day — Dock Work Regulation Bill (10 Feb 1976)

Mr Hugh Delargy: In one sense we have already voted on this Bill. At the conclusion of the debate on the Queen's Speech there was a Liberal amendment opposing any extension of the Dock Labour Scheme. Behind the Liberals in the Lobby that night were all the other Opposition parties—the Tories, the Scottish and Welsh Nationalists and the Unionists. There is a mixed bag if you like. [Interruption.] I represent...

Orders of the Day — Dock Work Regulation Bill (10 Feb 1976)

Mr Hugh Delargy: The whole campaign stated here. The pamphlet was sent to hon. Members in good time for the vote on the Liberal amendment. It gave them four or five days to acquaint themselves with spurious arguments to use against the Government's proposals. A copy was sent to every hon. Member, every newspaper and many other institutions and people. It is still being quoted today. It is not a very good...

Orders of the Day — Dock Work Regulation Bill (10 Feb 1976)

Mr Hugh Delargy: That may be so. I do not know the hon. Gentleman's constituency or how many dockers he has in his constituency, but it is a fair bet that none of them voted for him. I was touched to hear the right hon. Member for Lowestoft speak in defence of the unions. Two years ago tonight we were fighting a General Election. That election was fought on one main slogan—

Orders of the Day — Dock Work Regulation Bill (10 Feb 1976)

Mr Hugh Delargy: Precisely, but the issue on which the General Election was called—it was not Labour which called it but the right hon. Member for Sidcup (Mr. Heath)—was an attack upon the unions. Throughout the land Tory candidates were saying "The question is, who governs this country, the TUC or Parliament?" Yet now the Opposition are posing as the shining champions of trade unionism. That is...

NORTHERN IRELAND (GOC's SPEECH) (14 Apr 1975)

Mr Hugh Delargy: My right hon. Friend has agreed that the General made a very grave statement. He has also said that the General was speaking from notes. Yet he has accepted the General's explanation that he was quoted out of context. Will my right hon. Friend explain what he means by the cliché "quoted out of context"?

Orders of the Day — Dock Work and Port Reorganisation (14 Apr 1975)

Mr Hugh Delargy: This is a short debate. Several hon. Members wish to speak. Therefore, being a selfless man, I shall make only few brief remarks rather than deliver the speech which I had prepared. However, I want to make one or two points in reply to some of the statements which we have heard so far from Opposition Members. I want also to make some exhortation to my right hon. and hon. Friends. We have...

Orders of the Day — Dock Work and Port Reorganisation (14 Apr 1975)

Mr Hugh Delargy: That may or may not be. The hon. Gentleman must excuse me if I cannot see the relevance of that.

Orders of the Day — Dock Work and Port Reorganisation (14 Apr 1975)

Mr Hugh Delargy: I am singling out the dockers because other people are taking the jobs that they think should be theirs. That does not apply in other industries.

Orders of the Day — Dock Work and Port Reorganisation (14 Apr 1975)

Mr Hugh Delargy: Once again, I do not see the relevance of that remark. These men are saying that containers should not be handled by other people who are brought in from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Middlesbrough or somewhere else just to do that job in London or Tilbury. That is what they ask, and they are not asking too much. That is what the row is about, and that is what the strike was about. Like my right hon....


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