Results 1–20 of 1036 for speaker:Mr Ian Grist

Local Government (Wales) (3 Mar 1992)

Mr Ian Grist: Does my right hon. Friend understand that his statement will be warmly welcomed throughout Wales and particularly in the capital city of Cardiff, which never really appreciated or understood the two-tier system? Will he undertake to consider seriously the proposal that Cardiff should expand beyond its present boundaries and incorporate the bulk —if not necessarily the whole—of the present...

Welsh Affairs (27 Feb 1992)

Mr Ian Grist: The major repairs needed to the University hospital of Wales arose in the days of a Labour Government. I recall what happened in 1968 in relation to the concrete that was put in, although I do not think that any blame attaches to the Government of the time. I spoke of the breakdown of family life, the rising divorce rate, the alienation of children from their step-parents leading to the...

Welsh Affairs (27 Feb 1992)

Mr Ian Grist: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Welsh Affairs (27 Feb 1992)

Mr Ian Grist: The hon. Member for Alyn and Deeside (Mr. Jones) made some glib predictions. Unemployment in my constituency was higher at the time of our triumph in 1987 than it is now. He might like to bear that in mind. I made my maiden speech in the St. David's day debate in 1974, when three right hon. Members and one hon. Member from the Labour party were present and two Conservative Members were...

Welsh Affairs (27 Feb 1992)

Mr Ian Grist: I had not seen that report, but the right hon. and learned Member for Monklands, East (Mr. Smith) arrives at an odd conclusion. I am not sure how he arrives at that figure of 2p in the pound. If a Welsh assembly had to raise its own funds, Welsh income tax would rise by much more than 2p. We might get back to 35p in the pound, which we had under the Labour party, and perhaps 98p on savings. I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: NHS Trusts (17 Feb 1992)

Mr Ian Grist: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the success that national health service trusts in England are enjoying should reassure anybody in Wales about any application that might come before him?

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance (Wales) (12 Feb 1992)

Mr Ian Grist: I am sorry that the hon. Member for Alyn and Deeside (Mr. Jones) is not in his place, because I was infuriated by his claim that the poorest of his and my constituents, and those of other right hon. and hon. Members, are suffering under the community charge. The hon. Gentleman knows perfectly well that they receive income support and that the element of income support calculated for community...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance (Wales) (12 Feb 1992)

Mr Ian Grist: I remember one estate in my area which the council "municipalised". As soon as we came to power in 1979 it was the fastest place for everyone to purchase his own house. I remember a party-political film unit coming to the constituency. I was asked where it could go to see people who wanted to buy their own houses, and I directed them to that estate, Ty Cerrig. They would have bought them from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Labour Statistics (20 Jan 1992)

Mr Ian Grist: Does my right hon. Friend agree that one of the best hopes for the future of south Wales is completion of the Cardiff Bay Barrage Bill, which opposition from so many Labour Members has put in jeopardy?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Industrialists (Representations) (15 Jan 1992)

Mr Ian Grist: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received from industrialists on Government intervention in the strategic direction and investment in companies.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Industrialists (Representations) (15 Jan 1992)

Mr Ian Grist: Does my right hon. Friend mean that British industrialists do not want to go back to national plans, solemn and binding undertakings, high inflation, nationalisation, high taxation and trade union unrest? That, after all, is the Labour party's policy for this country. Is it really true that industrialists do not want to return to such a situation?

Bangladesh (Cyclone) (5 Nov 1991)

Mr Ian Grist: As the population of Bangladesh is due to grow by more than 30 million by the turn of the century, will my right hon. Friend say what was the response of the Minister of Health and Family Planning in Bangladesh when she rightly raised the issue of population measures?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Water Quality (21 Oct 1991)

Mr Ian Grist: Will my hon. Friend confirm that Britain is the most successful EC country in providing decent. clean water and that we are honest in our testing, we publicise our testing and we obey the directives, unlike some of our partners?

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Population Assistance (14 Oct 1991)

Mr Ian Grist: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on population assistance through the United Kingdom aid programme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Population Assistance (14 Oct 1991)

Mr Ian Grist: Is my right hon. Friend aware that that statement is very welcome indeed, but that the underlying funding is still in considerable doubt as only 1 per cent. of our overseas aid seems to be going on that measure which must be one of the most important facing mankind? Surely we should be giving more in absolute and relative terms.

Opposition Day: Wales (Structures of Government) (17 Aug 1991)

Mr Ian Grist: The hon. Gentleman speaks about rural unitary authorities. It has always worried me that in thinly populated areas it might be difficult to recruit enough local authority officers of the requisite quality. Does the hon. Gentleman share my concern about that?

Opposition Day: Wales (Structures of Government) (17 Aug 1991)

Mr Ian Grist: I welcome my right hon. Friend's consultation paper on local government. He will know that I believe that, in South Glamorgan, it is futile to try to divide the city from the rest of the county in the vale, and that there should be a single, unitary authority, perhaps called "Cardiff and County". This debate causes a remarkable feeling of deja vu as we traverse the barren land of devolution...

Opposition Day: Wales (Structures of Government) (17 Aug 1991)

Mr Ian Grist: The hon. Gentleman muddles legitimacy of election and accountability for a policy. We are talking about the legitimacy of an elected assembly, but the carrying out of the legislation would lie in another's hands. That person would not be responsible for the legislation that he introduced—a most extraordinary proposal. What sort of person would want to be placed in such a humiliating...

Local Government Finance (Wales) (23 Jul 1991)

Mr Ian Grist: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his statement. A 30 per cent. rise in expenditure over three years is a matter for concern as for congratulation when one is thinking in inflationary terms. To get on top of inflation, should we be considering putting out even more services to private tender so that we obtain value for money and better performances?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Tourism (8 Jul 1991)

Mr Ian Grist: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he next intends holding a meeting with the chairman of the tourist board for Wales to discuss problems with tourism.


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