Results 81–100 of 1714 for speaker:Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke

Petition: Jury Checks (1 Aug 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I accept that my right hon. and learned Friend's statement represents a perfectly fair and reasonable compromise between the difficult conflicting interests involved in this matter. However, has he considered one or two of the consequences? For example, has he considered the potential damage to the reputation of a juror who is asked to stand by for the Crown? Does he recollect the situation...

Orders of the Day — Textile and Clothing Industries (30 Jul 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I want to speak very briefly about competition from our high-wage competitors. In his excellent speech the Secretary of State said that this accounts for about 60 per cent. of our import penetration. Different considerations apply to high-wage competition from those that apply to the Third world and the MFA. The high-wage competition causes our main problems now. For the past 25 years we...

Telecommunications (21 Jul 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: As my right hon. Friend's announcement heralds a great expansion, particularly in the number of terminals that will be available, does he not agree that that warrants, and, indeed, demands, an examination of the law of privacy in relation to computers and particularly the information stored about individuals?

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry: North-West (7 Jul 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Has my hon. Friend had an opportunity to consider the case of my constituent, a small business man in Blackburn, who sought the help of the counselling service for his industry and was told by the Department that he would be able to get some assistance if he moved into a special area but that he could not now get it in Blackburn? Will my hon. Friend bear in mind that sort of case when he is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Synthetic Fibre Carpets (16 Jun 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Do not my hon. Friend and the Commission realise that the protection given to yarn manufacturers will be worthless if carpet manufacturers are not protected? Does he not accept that yarn makers sell their protected yarn only to carpet manufacturers and that every carpet manufacturer is going out of business?

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Regional Assistance (9 Jun 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: When can the North-East Lancashire development association expect an answer to the deputation that went to see the Minister's colleagues some time ago? Is he aware that the association has been awaiting an answer on the question of an extension of time between now and when assistance is removed? When my hon. Friend talks about concentration and gulfs, will he explain why the area represented...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Defective Products (European Community Directive) (2 Jun 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: This defective directive has been going about for a very long time in one form or another. There is also the report of the Pearson commission on the same subject. When may we expect the Government to make up their minds on the subject?

Rhodesia (15 Apr 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Has my right hon. Friend any word of comfort or hope for the patient and long-suffering holders of Rhodesian bonds?

Orders of the Day — CRIMINAL JUSTICE (SCOTLAND) BILL [Lords] (14 Apr 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I fear that I cannot support my Government in the Lobby tonight, but this is not because there is anything in the Bill that I find offensive. After the brilliantly clear exposition of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland, I feel more friendly towards it than when I entered the Chamber. The reason why I cannot support the Government is that something very important is...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (31 Mar 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Yesterday, members of the viewing public were treated to an interview between the Leader of the Opposition and Mr. Brian Walden. Many hon. Members may have heard Mr. Walden ask the Leader of the Opposition how he would have financed his Budget. The staggering reply was that he would have increased the public sector borrowing requirement by £2,000 million. When I heard that, I thought that...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (31 Mar 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I did my hon. Friend an injustice. I believe that the latter is preferable to the former but that my suggested destination is better than either. What is the effect of the Budget on unemployment? Everyone, including the Government, appears to assume that unemployment will rise. I am alone in this Chamber in believing that the overall effect of the Budget will not be so. I ask hon. Members to...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (31 Mar 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Certainly. The firm is called Lester's Office Cleaners. The hon. Gentleman will find that it has offices in London and Lancashire. I am afraid that I cannot give him the telephone numbers, but he can look them up in the directory. The gentleman who is the chairman of the firm, Mr. Barry Lester, is also the president of the Institute of Office Cleaners. If the hon. Gentleman wants any further...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (31 Mar 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Did my right hon. Friend hear the Leader of the Opposition yesterday suggesting that the Chancellor of the Exchequer should be borrowing yet another £2 billion in the current year? Has he made a calculation of what further debt interest would be payable by the taxpayer if the Chancellor followed that advice?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Textile Federation (31 Mar 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Does my right hon. Friend accept that he or the Minister for Trade gave the trade unions in the textile industry a categorical assurance that the MFA would be renewed, as far as was in our power, as soon as possible? Is my right hon. Friend therefore taking the initiative in the matter, which I hope he is? He is only one among many, and if he cannot build in a recession clause will he at...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Parliamentary Boundary Commission (27 Mar 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Is it really the case that before the boundary commissioners can report on the Westminster divisions and their differences they must also report on any changes in the European constituencies? If that is so, is not that a ridiculous fetter on their obligations?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Regional Water Authorities (26 Mar 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Is not the degree of local option in such vexed issues as the fluoridation of water supplies much less now than it used to be? Should not a greater degree of control be restored to the elected representatives of the people?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Afghanistan (12 Mar 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: What hope does my right hon. Friend have of the erection of an independent Afghanistan Government of whom he spoke in his original answer? Are there any signs at all that the Soviet Union will co-opreate in setting up such a Government?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Companies (Winding-up Procedure) (3 Mar 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Is my hon. Friend aware that the winding-up procedure of companies and bankruptcy petitions are multiplied these days because of the failure of the normal debt-collecting process? Will he take that into account in any consideration to reform winding-up and bankruptcy proceedings?

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry: Master of the Rolls (25 Feb 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: On 3 March, will one of the topics under discussion be a change in the manner of the writ of summons?

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Picketing Law (19 Feb 1980)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Will my right hon. and learned Friend keep an open mind on the recommendations of Sir David McNee on amending the Public Order Act 1936, in which he suggests that mass picketing, as at Grunwick and other places, might be considered in connection with such amendments?


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