Results 61–80 of 1375 for speaker:Mr Tristan Garel-Jones

New clause 3: Amendment of Law Relating to (21 Feb 1994)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: I want to conclude. I would, of course, give way to my hon. Friend, but other hon. Members want to speak. I shall direct a few remarks specifically at my side of the Committee. I have addressed right hon. and hon. Members only once since I left Government. On that occasion, I was perhaps unwise enough to make a passing reference to "back to basics". I said then, and repeat now, that I am as...

New clause 3: Amendment of Law Relating to (21 Feb 1994)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: I support new clause 3, which was moved by my hon. Friend the Member for Derbyshire, South (Mrs. Currie). I thank my right hon. and learned Friend the Home Secretary and others who have enabled the Committee to have this important debate. I listened with great respect to my right hon. Friend the Member for Selby (Mr. Alison) and my hon. Friend the Member for Reading, West (Sir A. Durant),...

Air Strikes (Bosnia) (10 Feb 1994)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: Following the question from my hon. Friend the Member for Upminster (Sir N. Bonsor), does my right hon. Friend agree that, just as it is true that the NATO alliance has provided the cornerstone of our defence and security for the past 40 years, it is equally true that it has shown more suppleness and intelligence in adapting to the new world order than has any other alliance or...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Subsidiarity (2 Feb 1994)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: Does my hon. Friend accept that Conservative Members at any rate are delighted to hear that he makes no apology for the lists submitted by the British and French Governments? Will he give us an update on progress so far in amending or abolishing EC directives and assure us that he and the French Government will take forward the principle in respect of any future unnecessary and intrusive...

European Council (13 Dec 1993)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the subsidiarity report presented by President Delors not only, as he has just pointed out, holds out the prospect of repeal of 25 per cent. of Community legislation but, much more importantly, makes it clear that article 3b, as he and Chancellor Kohl negotiated it, is a substantial improvement over the position that pertained under the Single European...

European Communities (9 Dec 1993)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: I intervene only in response to the intervention by the hon. Member for Newport, East (Mr. Hughes). It may help the hon. Gentleman to know that unemployment in Spain is not 22 per cent. but substantially more. It will not have escaped his notice that, for 10 years, Spain has had a socialist Government who follow slavishly the social policies that he and other members of the European Community...

European Communities (9 Dec 1993)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: It is some time since I addressed the House from the Back Benches and the House will be relieved to know that I do not intend to regale it with personal experiences, anecdotes or justifications of my time in Government. I was privileged to serve under my noble Friend Lady Thatcher for eight years. It was her leadership and faith which restored the belief in economic liberalism, not just in...

European Communities (9 Dec 1993)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: I am extremely grateful to the hon. Lady for asking that question, as it leads me directly to my next point. I stress to the House that intergovernmentalism, jargon for the co-operation between member states, outside the mechanisms of what we call the Community proper and not under any jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice —any change in the law would be made in this House—is a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Belize (3 Nov 1993)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: As a general principle, dictatorships cause and start wars and democracies win them. Does my hon. Friend agree that events in Guatemala, following the removal of President Serrano, demonstrate the way in which central America, and indeed Latin America as a whole, has consolidated behind a democratic president in that republic?

Statement on the Defence Estimates (18 Oct 1993)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: My right hon. Friend's suggestion is extremely interesting. Does he agree that, if that happened, the strategic needs that Britain faced in the future would be driven as much by the Departments that he has mentioned, among others, as by the Ministry of Defence?

Statement on the Defence Estimates (18 Oct 1993)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: Surely my right hon. Friend will accept—although no one disputes the ability and commitment of our armed forces to defend the kingdom and its interests—that one of the weaknesses of the past has been that Governments have never had the mechanisms to make strategic decisions about what and whom we are defending ourselves against. Surely my right hon. Friend accepts that not just the...

Treaty of Maastricht (Social Protocol) (22 Jul 1993)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: Perhaps I can help the right hon. and learned Gentleman. The chairman of the European Employers Federation, Mr. Ferrer, who comes from a socialist country that believes in the social chapter, like the right hon. and learned Gentleman, but that has an unemployment rate of 23 per cent., turned up at the last European Social Affairs Council and begged Ministers not to go on introducing...

Treaty of Maastricht (Social Protocol) (22 Jul 1993)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman give way?

Treaty of Maastricht (Social Protocol) (22 Jul 1993)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: rose—

Treaty of Maastricht (Social Protocol) (22 Jul 1993)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: I am the only one who has a copy.

Bosnia (6 May 1993)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: I regret that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs cannot be here today to make a statement on Bosnia. In his absence in Hungary, and in the absence of my right hon. and learned Friend the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Mr. Hogg), I will reply. The policy of the Government remains as set out by my right hon. Friend the...

Bosnia (6 May 1993)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for the tone in which he asked his question, and for his broad support for the Government's position. I agree that we should not regard the vote taken by the so-called Bosnian assembly, for a referendum, as in any way definitive; and that we should continue, as he has suggested, to exert all the pressure we can on Mr. Milosevic, as my right hon. Friend the...

Bosnia (6 May 1993)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: I agree with both points that my right hon. Friend has made. His statement about no further commitment of troops is the firm policy of Her Majesty's Government, and we intend to stick to that policy. He is absolutely right in what he says about the pressure that the international community has already exerted on the Bosnian Serbs. That pressure should be sustained. I agree that the military...

Bosnia (6 May 1993)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: I cannot comment on the specific points that the hon. Gentleman has made, because I am not at present advised on them. Certainly we need to continue consultations with the United Nations. We very much welcome the decision of the High Commissioner for Refugees to set up safe areas in Zepa and Gorazde by agreement with the parties. I understand that they want an international presence and not...

Bosnia (6 May 1993)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: My right hon. Friends the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary and my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Defence had close consultations with the United States Secretary of State over the weekend. I believe that all those matters were discussed. I think that the position taken by Her Majesty's Government, and, indeed, the French Government, on these matters is well...


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