Results 1–20 of 2789 for speaker:Mr Michael English

Proportional Representation (11 May 1983)

Mr Michael English: Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. I gave notice that I would wish to oppose the hon. Member for Liverpool, Edge Hill (Mr. Alton) and I mentioned that to him. He was courteous enough to tell me what he intended to do today. However, is it not an abuse of the procedures of the House to book time and to withdraw the Bill only when it is too late for other hon. Members to book the same...

Proportional Representation (11 May 1983)

Mr Michael English: The hon. Member for Edge Hill must deal with his own party, but if he no longer supports the single transferable vote procedure he should say so to his party and not in public. The thing that perhaps cuts me to the quick—[HON. MEMBERS: "Ah."]—is that the hon. Gentleman has deprived me of my swansong, when it was just possible that I might have defeated him, with the votes of both parties.

Conduct of Members (Threats) (21 Apr 1983)

Mr Michael English: The only serious point here is one which I hope you, Mr. Speaker, and the Leader of the House will look at. This procedure is relatively new. We have before us an extraordinary motion which, by its wording, is quite unexceptional. It is tied, however, to a speech about an issue to which it does not in itself relate. I hope therefore that in future, when you are giving permission for these...

Conduct of Members (Threats) (21 Apr 1983)

Mr Michael English: Perhaps, but not for the reason in relation to which it was said by the lady in question, who was either silly or seeking publicity.

Conduct of Members (Threats) (21 Apr 1983)

Mr Michael English: It would not disqualify her from being a member of the human race or even of the House of Commons. It is important that in future we should not be presented with this dilemma. The motion should always relate to the particular event complained of.

Foreign Affairs Committee (Chairman's Draft Report) (21 Apr 1983)

Mr Michael English: It is traditional that this motion should be approved. I shall vote for it, but with all the qualms that have been expressed by hon. Members on both sides of the House. I do not believe that an Officer of the House leaked the information to anyone. Officers of the House do not frequently talk to journalists unless, as sometimes happens, they are asked to do so by Committees. However, I...

Foreign Affairs Committee (Chairman's Draft Report) (21 Apr 1983)

Mr Michael English: If my hon. Friend prefers to talk about silly feminists, that is fair enough. If we refer this matter to the Committee of Privileges, the only approach, as the hon. Member for Honiton (Sir P. Emery) said, is to tell the Committee to consider the matter properly and start by asking members of the Committee who they spoke to and trace the leak from there. We used to have a spate of privilege...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Apr 1983)

Mr Michael English: If the Duke of Westminster wins his case before the European Court of Human Rights, objecting to being told by law that he must sell freeholds to sitting tenants at less than the market value, will the Government arrange for local authorities to be treated similarly?

Business of the House (31 Mar 1983)

Mr Michael English: Will the right hon. Gentleman look into the odd answer given by the Minister of State, Home Office about the poor Romanian shuttlecock? He managed to put in the same answer reference to refugees under the United Nations convention, which was constructed for mass refugees from something like a war, and the phrase "political asylum". Is it not true that the status of persons receiving political...

Standing Orders (Select Committee Report) (29 Mar 1983)

Mr Michael English: Further to the point of order, Mr. Speaker. Before you make the selection, no doubt you will wish to consider the well-known rule of law that, although the House of Commons has power to imprison, it has no power to fine.

Welfare State (25 Mar 1983)

Mr Michael English: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Welfare State (25 Mar 1983)

Mr Michael English: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Is it not true that there are more Labour Members present than Conservative Members?

Parliamentary Stationery and Printing (14 Mar 1983)

Mr Michael English: The hon. Gentleman is being over-fair to his Department, now known as the Management and Personnel Office, formerly the CSD.

Parliamentary Stationery and Printing (14 Mar 1983)

Mr Michael English: This matter was first raised in 1969.

Parliamentary Stationery and Printing (14 Mar 1983)

Mr Michael English: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. How on earth can a Crown corporation claim against the Crown? If the Post Office does not ask for the money, why should it expect the money to be paid by another Crown corporation?

Parliamentary Stationery and Printing (14 Mar 1983)

Mr Michael English: Much less.

Parliamentary Stationery and Printing (14 Mar 1983)

Mr Michael English: As it does not happen, and as it is always delivered before 9.30 on the subsequent day, why worry?

Parliamentary Stationery and Printing (14 Mar 1983)

Mr Michael English: Was the accountants' award given by Touche Ross, the auditors concerned?

Parliamentary Stationery and Printing (14 Mar 1983)

Mr Michael English: I hope that my right hon. Friend will not be too defensive. This matter began before the Commission was created and is simply a case of the old Civil Service Department, now the Management and Personnel Office, responsible for efficiency in government, resisting being charged the costs of what it received.

Parliamentary Stationery and Printing (14 Mar 1983)

Mr Michael English: As the senior Labour member of the Treasury and Civil Service Select Committee, I should like to say that I wholly agree with the last words of its Chairman. I cannot understand why, on so many occasions, simple matters, which would be dealt with fairly speedily in trade unions or in industry, take so long in government. This issue has been with us for more than 13 years. I should like to...


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