Results 21–40 of 821 for speaker:Mr Phil Gallie

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Jul 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: Has my right hon. Friend seen the reports that show how dramatically the living standards of the British people have risen over the last 20 years—all the British people? Does my right hon. Friend agree with me that there is no coincidence other than the fact that we have had 15 years of Conservative government?

Prayers: Economic Policy (24 Sep 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: Does the right hon. and learned Gentleman not concede that it would be an objective of his to make the pound a stronger currency than the deutschmark?

Coal Industry (19 Oct 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: I welcome my right hon. Friend's statement, and particularly the assistance that he offers to coal industry suppliers to pursue diversification and new markets. What steps will he take to ensure that suppliers play on even playing fields? What steps will be taken to ensure that British Coal rescinds the stop that it put on maintenance contracts last weekend?

Orders of the Day — Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill [Lords] (19 Oct 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: I congratulate the hon. Member for Monklands, West (Mr. Clarke) on his promotion to the Opposition Front Bench. I also record my appreciation of his predecessor, the hon. Member for Glasgow, Garscadden (Mr. Dewar), for whom I have gained much respect in the short time that I have been in this place. However, I am slightly disappointed. I had hoped that the hon. Member for Garscadden would...

Orders of the Day — Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill [Lords] (19 Oct 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: I take your point, Madam Deputy Speaker. However, I believe that it would be in order for me to answer the hon. Member for Greenock and Port Glasgow (Dr. Godman). I can tell the hon. Gentleman that I have had no complaints about a lack of ambulance services in my constituency. However, I have received complaints about a lack of a police presence and I will address that point shortly....

Orders of the Day — Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill [Lords] (19 Oct 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: With the greatest respect, Madam Deputy Speaker, I believe that the Bill addresses law and order matters which are of vital concern to my constituents who are suffering at the hands of people who are now in prison. The intention of the Bill is to reduce the number of people in prisons and to put people back on to the streets at an earlier stage. I believe that my points are very relevant to...

Orders of the Day — Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill [Lords] (19 Oct 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. I have some difficulty because I intended to cover the issues in a wider context. I understand that the Committee will take a line-by-line approach on such matters. Having said that, I am obliged to take note of the Chair's comments and I will attempt to confine myself to the Bill as closely as I can. In doing that, I must point to the reasons why people are...

Orders of the Day — Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill [Lords] (19 Oct 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: I am here because the people of Ayr had the good sense to elect a Conservative Member who stood for the Union and I am grateful to them. I hope, Madam Deputy Speaker, that you will show me some indulgence if I address one aspect of the present situation—the crime of housebreaking. Given the way in which housebreaking is treated in the courts, I believe that there is a problem....

Orders of the Day — Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill [Lords] (19 Oct 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: I beg your pardon, Madam Deputy Speaker.

Orders of the Day — Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill [Lords] (19 Oct 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: As far as I am aware, it is possible to recommend to the Secretary of State and the Minister measures which could be added to the Bill. I suggest that my hon. Friend the Minister should consider the Conservative party manifesto pledge to give the prosecution the right of appeal against lenient sentences. Here we have an opportunity to inject that measure into a criminal proceedings Bill....

Orders of the Day — Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill [Lords] (19 Oct 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: I entirely agree with the hon. Gentleman because I have had similar cases in my constituency. On a charge of murder a person was eventually sentenced to nine months and another received two years. People in Ayr do not understand how such sentences can be passed.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Unemployment (21 Oct 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: Is my hon. Friend aware that, I am pleased to say, last month unemployment fell in my constituency? I congratulate my hon. Friend and the Secretary of State for Scotland on their work in bringing to Prestwick 500 jobs in British Aerospace. I greatly appreciate that. Prestwick currently enjoys intermediate development status. Will my hon. Friend and the Secretary of State ensure that that...

Pit Closures (21 Oct 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Pit Closures (21 Oct 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Is it not the case—[Interruption.] I apologise, Madam Speaker. It was an intervention, not a point of order.

Business of the House (29 Oct 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: Will my right hon. Friend provide time for a debate on our continued policy of nuclear deterrence, the future of which is so important to the future of Rosyth dockyard?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Defence Diversification (4 Nov 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: Will my right hon. Friend take note of the 500 extra jobs that have been created by British Aerospace at Prestwick? Will he also take note of a letter that has been circulated today by the chief executive of British Aerospace urging that the Maastricht treaty must be progressed? Will he join me in urging Opposition Members from Ayrshire to vote with us in the Lobby tonight in support of the...

Water and Sewerage (Scotland) (17 Nov 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: I welcome the report, which looks in detail at the intricacies of the water system. Opposition Members may not experience problems in their constituencies, but believe me, there are problems with sewage in the Clyde, and it is about time that they were addressed. The report offers a wide range of options. It is a consultation document—[Interruption.]

Water and Sewerage (Scotland) (17 Nov 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: This is a consultation document. When my right hon. Friend considers the consultations, will he ensure that he looks for quality rather than quantity?

Ways and Means: Provisional statutory effect (17 Nov 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: Given all that he has said about the need for Europewide expansion, why did the hon. Gentleman and his colleagues go through the Lobbies en masse against Maastricht?


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