Results 1–20 of 501 for speaker:Mr Robert Elliott

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 May 1983)

Mr Robert Elliott: On the original question on employment in the northern region, is my right hon. Friend aware that very good news is coming from that region? [HON. MEMBERS: "Yes, the hon. Gentleman is going."] Is she aware that Northern Engineering this week won a £70 million contract for a power station in Singapore against the strongest world competition, including Japan, which had dominated the area for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Vacant Land Registers (23 Feb 1983)

Mr Robert Elliott: asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will now seek to require unused and vacant public land under one acre to be included in the vacant land registers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Vacant Land Registers (23 Feb 1983)

Mr Robert Elliott: Is my hon. Friend aware that the land already registered as unused and derelict totals no less than 94,000 acres, much of which is in the hands of state-run industries and local authorities? Will he do his best to release that land to create employment and also to add to local authorities' rate revenue?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Teacher Education and Training (North-East) (22 Feb 1983)

Mr Robert Elliott: Is my hon. Friend aware that there is considerable regret in the north of England about the closure of St. Mary's Roman Catholic teacher training college in Fenham, Newcastle? Is he further aware that the nearest Roman Catholic teacher training college is in Leeds? Will he bear in mind the desirability of the maintenance of teacher training colleges with a religious base?

New Urban Initiatives (15 Feb 1983)

Mr Robert Elliott: Does my right hon. Friend appreciate that most hon. Members are fully aware that what he has told us suggests further inspired action by the Government to invest in urban areas? His statement will be well received in the conurbation of Tyneside and the city of Newcastle.

Unemployment (Northern Region) (9 Feb 1983)

Mr Robert Elliott: rose—

Unemployment (Northern Region) (9 Feb 1983)

Mr Robert Elliott: I find that point of order a little unfair but it is not for me to say so. It occupied a certain amount of what is already a short period allowed for the debate. The hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Mr. Beith) has, as always, put a good case for his constituency interest. He is right to do so. I know the Amble and Alnwick areas. I do not, however, agree with what the hon. Gentleman had to...

Unemployment (Northern Region) (9 Feb 1983)

Mr Robert Elliott: I agree that the commitment has always existed. That is the point I was making to the hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed. That commitment remains. The letters that I receive from Government Ministers informing me, out of courtesy, that they will be visiting Newcastle are frequent. I do not believe that the northern region has ever been neglected by Governments of either party. The hon....

Unemployment (Northern Region) (9 Feb 1983)

Mr Robert Elliott: I take the hon. Gentleman's point, but I still dislike the phrase. In the early debates on the region in which I took part, the House tried to get away from that phrase because it gave the wrong impression of a splendid area in which any business might well develop successfully.

Unemployment (Northern Region) (9 Feb 1983)

Mr Robert Elliott: I have been explaining things to the people of Newcastle for a long time, and I shall continue to do so. As many hon. Members want to speak in this debate, I hope that I shall not be interrupted at length. I have certain things to say and, like the right hon. Member for Sunderland, North, I may not have another opportunity to say them. We know about the problems of the shipyards. We are...

Unemployment (Northern Region) (9 Feb 1983)

Mr Robert Elliott: With respect, it was a Conservative Government, but there was general agreement on both sides of the House.

Unemployment (Northern Region) (9 Feb 1983)

Mr Robert Elliott: There was agreement on both sides that it should come into being. There was a certain hesitation because of the cost, but I am happy to say that I believe that the then Conservative Minister of Transport, my right hon. Friend the Member for Yeovil (Mr. Peyton), was finally persuaded by Dame Irene Ward and myself. I believe that we tipped the balance during the course of a long and heated...

Unemployment (Northern Region) (9 Feb 1983)

Mr Robert Elliott: He seemed to want yet another body—perhaps a Minister for the North or another regional planning council, if one dares mention that term—but the right hon. Member for Sunderland, North and I, and indeed other hon. Members, have been through all that before. We went through all that in the 1960s. Having won the 1964 election, the Labour Government said loudly and clearly that they intended...

Unemployment (Northern Region) (9 Feb 1983)

Mr Robert Elliott: If the hon. Gentleman says "It is our debate"—[Interruption.]

Unemployment (Northern Region) (9 Feb 1983)

Mr Robert Elliott: That is right. They possibly do think they own the House of Commons. That kind of remark will encourage me to go on much longer. I have had a lot of practice on over 50 occasions. The hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne, West and I attended the opening of Vickers in the hon. Gentleman's constituency, in the centre of Newcastle. That magnificent building is bang in the middle of an enterprise...

Unemployment (Northern Region) (9 Feb 1983)

Mr Robert Elliott: If the hon. Gentleman is referring to employment in the country as a whole, as far as English Industrial Estates is concerned, there is a break-even position, but in the northern region there is a deficit. The deficit is being overtaken. I believe that the work of English Industrial Estates is to be highly commended by us all. A great deal is happening that is good. We have some splendid...

Opposition Day: Regional Impact of Unemployment (24 Jan 1983)

Mr Robert Elliott: Having followed the affairs of the northern region for many years, I am amazed at some of the hon. Gentleman's comments, particularly his suggestion that the northern region was one of the most prosperous in the country in 1979. Will the hon. Gentleman explain what he meant when he said that a Labour Government would need an agreement with the trade unions on incomes? Is he suggesting that...

Oral Answers to Questions: Arts Council (Grant) (22 Nov 1982)

Mr Robert Elliott: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that the Northern region receives more in grant for the arts than any other region? Does he agree that comments about the region lacking in artistic support are bad for it and do no good at all?

Prayers: Animal Welfare (Agriculture Committee Report) (19 Nov 1982)

Mr Robert Elliott: It is my privilege to open the debate this morning on the report of the Select Committee on Agriculture into animal welfare in poultry, pig and veal calf production. The Committee was anxious to look into areas controlled by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food through regulations and law where there is distinct evidence of cruelty to animals. We are more than aware that the...

Orders of the Day — Water Bill (16 Nov 1982)

Mr Robert Elliott: I cannot say that I am extremely pleased to follow the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Small Heath (Mr. Howell). In introducing the Bill, my right hon. Friend said that it was not a long measure and not, as he saw it, terribly contentious, but that he suspected that the right hon. Member for Small Heath might treat it as one of the most savage pieces of proposed legislation to come before...


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