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Clause 1: Extension S.5 of the Firearms Act 1968 to Prohibit Certain Small Firearms (18 Nov 1996)

Dr John Gilbert: I have a lot of sympathy with the Home Secretary's point. However, I am not clear about his remarks on the Commonwealth games. If I understand him correctly, it would be in order for a British citizen to practise with a larger calibre pistol abroad, but not in this country, and to compete in the games. Will that citizen be allowed to bring the higher-calibre pistol into the country, and what...

Defence Estimates: First Day (14 Oct 1996)

Dr John Gilbert: The question is whether we are expanding NATO to enhance our security or to enhance the security of the new candidate member states. The countries that are the most qualified are those that least need their security enhanced, whereas the countries that most need their security to be enhanced, such as the Baltic states, are those that are least qualified. Estonia, for example, has a terrible...

Defence Estimates: First Day (14 Oct 1996)

Dr John Gilbert: I start by referring to a couple of subjects that were mentioned earlier. My hon. Friend the Member for South Shields (Dr. Clark) spoke forcefully and fluently; I was delighted to hear his speech. I dissented from him on only one minor point. He said— I hope that he will correct me if I do not quote him accurately—that Europe cannot afford to spend the same amount of its resources on...

Defence Estimates: First Day (14 Oct 1996)

Dr John Gilbert: I should be grateful for clarification.

Defence Estimates: First Day (14 Oct 1996)

Dr John Gilbert: I am grateful to my hon. Friend. I agree entirely. I also happen to think that this country does not spend enough on defence. We, as a European Union, have started bragging to the Americans that we have a larger gross domestic product than they do, yet we continue to rely on them to defend us. It is no surprise that the Americans get a bit shirty about that from time to time. I am grateful to...

Defence Estimates: First Day (14 Oct 1996)

Dr John Gilbert: I am much obliged to my hon. Friend for reminding the House of that extremely interesting analysis, but I remain persuaded that the additional costs will have to be borne proportionally by the existing members of NATO and will have to be found from existing defence budgets. I am also concerned about certain geostrategic considerations. The first is the reaction of the senior members of the...

Defence Estimates: First Day (14 Oct 1996)

Dr John Gilbert: The Secretary of State speaks for a Government who have unilaterally deprived this country of all its sub-strategic nuclear capability without negotiating any comparable reductions by possible hostile powers. Will he confirm that the conventionally armed stand-off missile is capable of being fitted with a nuclear warhead—which, I believe, is what the French intend to do? Were it to be...

Scott Report (15 Feb 1996)

Dr John Gilbert: Is it true, as alleged earlier this week in the Financial Times, that during the period under review components vital to Iraq's nuclear weapons programme were being shipped to that country? If so, when did the intelligence service learn about it, and when were Ministers informed?

Orders of the Day — Defence (17 Oct 1995)

Dr John Gilbert: I shall not detain the House long. I start by congratulating the new Minister of State for Defence Procurement; I trust that he will enjoy his stay at the Ministry of Defence, which is a most enjoyable Ministry, and that he will ensure that we receive written answers to the questions that he cannot deal with in the time available at the end of the debate. Yesterday the hon. and learned...

Orders of the Day — Defence (17 Oct 1995)

Dr John Gilbert: Unilaterally, as my Front-Bench colleague helpfully reminds me. We used to have Lance nuclear artillery; that has gone too. For a time we had cruise missiles; they have all gone. Now we are getting rid of the free-fall bomb, without any replacement. So we have no airborne delivery and no land-based delivery system. We are reduced to Trident alone. I do not accept that Trident is satisfactory...

Orders of the Day — Defence (17 Oct 1995)

Dr John Gilbert: While the Minister is in an unusually apologetic mood, may I ask him whether he is correctly quoted at column 115 as saying that this party, of which I am a member, has for the past four elections been "entirely unilateralist and pacifist"? Is he correctly quoted? Would he like to amend that remark or, if not, would he repeat it outside the House?

Criminal Justice and Public Order Bill: Interim Possession Orders: Failure to Comply an Offence (19 Oct 1994)

Dr John Gilbert: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I have to report to you, Sir, that access to the House is being impeded by certain members of the Metropolitan police. Cars are being allowed down Whitehall, the Embankment and Victoria street, but I was advised to walk through Birdcage walk to make the Division. I had to get out of my taxi and walk quickly. No doubt there may be other hon. Members who...

Orders of the Day — Intelligence Services Bill [Lords]: The Intelligence and Security Committee (27 Apr 1994)

Dr John Gilbert: I do not usually detain the House at this time of night, and I rise to speak only because I am filled with a great sense of disappointment over missed possibilities. Right hon. and hon. Members who did not serve on the Standing Committee ought to know that we were faced by a Minister who was not only extraordinarily unbriefed but extraordinarily obdurate. Normally, it would not matter if a...

Orders of the Day — Intelligence Services Bill [Lords]: The Intelligence and Security Committee (27 Apr 1994)

Dr John Gilbert: The hon. Gentleman would be surprised by what happened if the Government did that. As I have said, the Bill sets a precedent for some parliamentary scrutiny of these operations. I hope that the committee will have success. I hope also that my hon. Friend the Member for Rhondda (Mr. Rogers), who will respond on behalf of the Opposition, will assure us that one of the first tasks of a Labour...

Orders of the Day — Intelligence Services Bill [Lords]: The Intelligence and Security Committee (27 Apr 1994)

Dr John Gilbert: The right hon. and learned Gentleman has made an extremely helpful point. Are we to take it that it will not be treated as a breach of confidence if the committee discloses the date on which it submitted a report to the Prime Minister?

Orders of the Day — Intelligence Services Bill [Lords]: The Intelligence and Security Committee (27 Apr 1994)

Dr John Gilbert: Nothing in the Bill says that the committee may not make the request. The committee may not get very far, so the Minister cannot rely on that. I should be interested to hear his answer to this point. He said that the power is not contained in the Bill. That is what is wrong with the Bill and that is what we are complaining about. We are still waiting to hear the reason. My hon. Friends and I...

Orders of the Day — Intelligence Services Bill [Lords]: The Intelligence and Security Committee (27 Apr 1994)

Dr John Gilbert: Is it not perfectly clear that the Minister has told the House that the committee is not going to be a Select Committee? We all know that, and we do not need him to tell us it again. He has also said that the House should be chary of giving such powers to an outside committee, which I accept. Will my hon. Friend try to extract from the Minister his view of the difference between the...

Orders of the Day — Intelligence Services Bill [Lords]: The Intelligence and Security Committee (27 Apr 1994)

Dr John Gilbert: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Hartlepool (Mr. Mandelson) on his extremely eloquent remarks on this group of amendments. I subscribe to everything that he said, especially about the need for the committee's reports to be published properly after they have been scrutinised and accepted by the Prime Minister. I realise that there is nothing in the group of amendments that...

Orders of the Day — Intelligence Services Bill [Lords]: The Intelligence and Security Committee (27 Apr 1994)

Dr John Gilbert: My hon. Friend makes an extremely important point. Is it not perfectly clear that, if the committee were so obtuse or perverse as to follow the line that he puts forward as a theoretical possibility, it would very quickly find that it would receive absolutely no information, and that would be the end of the committee?

Orders of the Day — Intelligence Services Bill [Lords]: The Intelligence and Security Committee (27 Apr 1994)

Dr John Gilbert: I wish merely to draw attention to the fact that we need not have had this amendment and amendment No. 32 on Report. Even before the Bill came to this House, Ministers' attention was drawn to the folly of requiring that one of the quorum be a Member of the House of Commons or, by implication, of the House of Lords. However, the Government took absolutely no notice. An amendment that we had...


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