Results 1–20 of 1213 for speaker:Mr William Hannan

Business of the House (7 Feb 1974)

Mr William Hannan: May I ask the Leader of the House a rather technical question which is nevertheless important in the running of elections? Will the election be fought on the current register, the draft register or the new register, as the new register came out, at least in Scotland, on 15th February?

Business of the House (7 Feb 1974)

Mr William Hannan: Does the Leader of the House take in the importance of that, as 15th February is only 13 days before the voting day? Has consideration been given to that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: School Bursaries (23 Jan 1974)

Mr William Hannan: I support the remarks of my hon. Friend the Members for Lanarkshire, North (Mr. John Smith) on this matter. Does the Minister recall that some time ago the regulations were amended to give some consideration to children who were infirm or handicapped. They were condemned to stay on at school until they were 16, as against the normal leaving age of 15. Now that the school leaving age has been...

Glasgow Fire Service (Dispute) (25 Oct 1973)

Mr William Hannan: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many of us feel that the local authority has no alternative but to seek the assistance of the Government in the situation which faces it? Does the right hon. Gentleman recognise that many former members of the fire service and the union who, like myself, have served for many years and during the war feel dismayed at this break with the well-recognised...

Petition: Glasgow (Strathclyde) (22 Oct 1973)

Mr William Hannan: I have the honour to present a petition on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Glasgow, the largest local authority in Scotland. The petition has the support of members of both political parties in the corporation, of Members of Parliament and both sides of industry, of the Scottish Trades Union Congress, and of the Glasgow Trades Council and the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. The...

Local Government (Scotland) Bill: New Local Government Areas (22 Oct 1973)

Mr William Hannan: Arising out of the question of 10 districts, is my hon. Friend aware that there has been an increasing correspondence with the central department to resolve criticisms and warring factions? Also, is it local democracy when the central department decides the matter for them and acts as referee? Would it not be better if they had power to make decisions for themselves, which would at least be...

Local Government (Scotland) Bill: New Local Government Areas (22 Oct 1973)

Mr William Hannan: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. It is the accepted practice of this House that Members should make allegations of that character which are unfounded and cannot be substantiated?

Local Government (Scotland) Bill: New Local Government Areas (22 Oct 1973)

Mr William Hannan: My right hon. Friend will recall that, in the House of Lords, Lord Hughes said, in discussing the White Paper and referring to the boundaries—he was glad to note it— … from which the Government have not departed—as we would not have departed—except in detail."—[OFFICIAL REPORT, House of Lords, 23rd March 1971; Vol. 316, c. 816.] Why this turnabout by the noble Lord in another...

Local Government (Scotland) Bill: New Local Government Areas (22 Oct 1973)

Mr William Hannan: Why not?

Local Government (Scotland) Bill (22 Oct 1973)

Mr William Hannan: If that is so, and the Government were convinced of that when they restored these peripheral areas on Report, what are the reasons for their change of mind since, and their using an unrepresentative, undemocratic body to strike at the roots of Scottish local government democracy?

Scottish Area Health Boards (16 Oct 1973)

Mr William Hannan: Which boards have the seven nurses been appointed to, and who are they?

Hotel Fire (Oban) (24 Jul 1973)

Mr William Hannan: While I join in the expression of sympathy and thank the Secretary of State for his statement may I, without trying to prejudice any inquiry, ask whether the Secretary of State recalls the Press concern, expressed in the Glasgow Herald and the Scotsman on behalf of some local authorities, over the slowness with which hotels are registering under the Fire Protection (Loans) Act, whereby hotels...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Remands in Custody (18 Jul 1973)

Mr William Hannan: Is the hon. Gentleman aware of the growing concern in circles interested in these matters? Is he satisfied that the Crown Office exercises sufficient vigilance in cases under the Social Work Act? The point is that at procurator fiscal level there is discretion on the question whether cases go to court at all. Will the hon. Gentleman consider whether there is not too much reliance on...

Portugal: Insurance Commissioner (17 Jul 1973)

Mr William Hannan: I am rather late in coming into these discussions, but I wish to say a few words about the suggested appointment of a commissioner out of my 20 years' experience in insurance before becoming a Member of Parliament. In the 1930s, the May Commission considered the question of the insurance business. Some of the revelations and considerations that flowed from it were written into a book by a...

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Scotland) Bill: Finances of Community Councils (18 Jun 1973)

Mr William Hannan: I support the new clause. Hon. Members have been speaking mainly about the Border areas and the Islands where, perhaps, communities lend themselves more appropriately to the formation of community councils. However, the need is no less great in the cities. While there is an overall city community, there is a community within that community. For example, in Glasgow there are the people who...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Motorway Finance (Glasgow) (2 May 1973)

Mr William Hannan: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has now considered the representations of Glasgow Corporation about the existing financial arrangements for the construction of motorways within the city and beyond the city boundary; and what was the nature of his reply.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Motorway Finance (Glasgow) (2 May 1973)

Mr William Hannan: In view of that answer, does the hon. Gentleman agree that the present financial arrangements bear inequitably on the citizens of Glasgow, who have to pay 25 per cent. towards the construction of roads in the city, whereas the citizens of adjoining burghs find that the Exchequer bears the whole brunt? Why should my constituency have its community broken up and be decimated by a highway to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Disabled Persons (1 May 1973)

Mr William Hannan: Will the hon. Gentleman bear his own answer in mind when we discuss the provisions of the Employment and Training Bill in Committee?

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service: Scotland (30 Apr 1973)

Mr William Hannan: For far too long the trend has been for young people to leave the west of Scotland and come south for jobs. Would it not be a good innovation if the present Government reversed that trend and took some jobs up to the people who are qualified and ready to take them?

Orders of the Day — Employment and Training Bill (13 Mar 1973)

Mr William Hannan: There is little that the hon. Member for Rossendale (Mr. Bray) said with which I would disagree. I welcomed his forthright denouncement of laggards and poachers in these valuable schemes and the Minister, in listening to speeches like that, should take courage in the fact that there is general agreement on the matter on both sides of the House. At this stage in a debate points have slipped...


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