Results 21–40 of 7111 for speaker:Hon. Douglas Hurd

Intergovernmental Conference (21 Mar 1996)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: Indeed; they are not reported. At the moment, four major British companies are involved in actions before the Court, trying to resist protectionism and encourage competition—British Petroleum, British Steel, British Airways and Ladbroke. I have to tell my hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton, South-West (Mr. Budgen), who has left the Chamber, that if those companies win, they expect...

Scott Report (26 Feb 1996)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: The hon. Member for Livingston (Mr. Cook) has been telling the House about the Scott report for three years now. It sometimes seemed to us that he got not three hours' notice but about three years' notice of the Scott report. He seemed to have very extensive inside information about what it would contain. My right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Putney (Mr. Mellor), however, is quite...

Scott Report (26 Feb 1996)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: I do not wish to give way. Nevertheless, I find the Scott report—I speak entirely for myself—a disappointing document. Sir Richard has been timid in one important matter in which he could have been bold and, in other passages, partly through ambiguity, he has allowed the Opposition and the press to convey to the country an impression of policy making that I know to be wrong. Sir Richard...

Scott Report (26 Feb 1996)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: No, although I am sure that it is on that very point. Madam Speaker, I am sure that my hon. Friend will have a chance to catch your eye. That is the doctrine of Conway v. Rimmer, in 1968. That is the doctrine that the Attorney-General explained to the Ministers and, in my view, it must be right. My third conclusion is more controversial. I am driven to the conclusion, from some experience...

Madrid Summit (18 Dec 1995)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: Will my right hon. Friend, in contrast to the Leader of the Opposition today, keep his mind open to the idea of a referendum on a single currency, should the Government at any stage decide that it is in Britain's interests to join?

National Blood Service (27 Nov 1995)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for the way in which he has handled this matter. Will he allay anxiety by assuring us that the Oxford hospitals—and, indeed, other hospitals—will continue to have the full and prompt range of services that they enjoy now? Will he further assure us that the Oxford blood centre and the other centres that will lose processing and testing will remain open...

Asylum and Immigration (20 Nov 1995)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: I think that my right hon. and learned Friend said that he has no intention of watering down in any way the United Kingdom's compliance with its international obligations under the 1951 convention. He said also that we are following other notable liberal countries with the designated list idea. Am I right in saying that, if an individual from a country on the designated list can, against...

Asylum and Immigration (20 Nov 1995)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: May I ask my right hon. and learned Friend to do his utmost to encourage the many people outside the House who feel genuinely about the refugee question to study the worsening problem which he has described and the reasonable remedies that he has proposed? They should not be misled into immediate and ill thought out opposition to what my right hon. and learned Friend says.

Sessional Orders: Debate on the Address (15 Nov 1995)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:Most Gracious Sovereign,We, your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom and Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament. I...

Yitzhak Rabin (Tribute) (6 Nov 1995)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: Perhaps I may add a word to what has already been, worthily, said. A man of war became a man of peace, not because he lost courage, but because he built a new courage on what he had already achieved. In Israel and in London, I watched Yitzhak Rabin build that new dimension to his life. He kept the directness, the frankness, the self-discipline of a military man, but used those talents for...

Orders of the Day — Bosnia (19 Jul 1995)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: The last occasion on which the House discussed Bosnia was when my right hon. and learned Friend the Foreign Secretary made a statement a week ago. Some of the press reported critically on the exchanges across the Floor of the House that followed. I thought that those exchanges reflected reality, as have both the speeches to which the House has just listened. The House feels very strongly...

Orders of the Day — Bosnia (19 Jul 1995)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: I shall give way once, to the hon. Lady, and then I should like to make progress.

Orders of the Day — Bosnia (19 Jul 1995)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence has discussed that argument. Resolution 836 and, indeed, the earlier one on Srebrenica, established safe areas and appealed for troops, which were not then forthcoming, to deal with them. I do not believe that any shame attaches to this country because, as my right hon. Friend said, we were one of the three countries that responded...

Orders of the Day — Bosnia (19 Jul 1995)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: No. I have only a short time and I have given way once. I would rather get on and conclude. There is a role for air power, as Her Majesty's Government have acknowledged for two years now, and in the next few weeks there may well again be a role for air power to deter Bosnian Serb attacks on Gorazde or Sarajevo. But I do not believe that it is possible, from the air, to bomb the Bosnian Serbs...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Middle East (5 Jul 1995)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: There are encouraging signs of progress between Israel and Syria, most recently during talks in Washington between their chiefs of staff. We hope that the Israelis and Palestinians will soon agree on arrangements to hold elections in the Palestinian territories and redeploy Israeli forces. I hope that that will happen by the new target date, 25 July, agreed by Mr. Peres and Mr. Arafat. We and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Middle East (5 Jul 1995)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: I am grateful to my hon. Friend, but I hope that he will not exaggerate. My hon. Friend has raised an important point. There are currently no plans for a state visit to Israel, but there is no bar to such a visit in principle. His Royal Highness Prince Philip was there last year, and we warmly welcomed the President of Israel when he was here on VE day.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Middle East (5 Jul 1995)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: No one doubts that the process is difficult, but both Israel and the Palestinians have set their hand to it, and it is important that it should not lose impetus. The next step is to proceed with the redeployment of Israeli forces and the holding of Palestinian elections. It will be followed by a series of further steps that will have to end with a resolution of the question of Jerusalem.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Middle East (5 Jul 1995)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: There are a good many projects and our aid totals £83 million for the four years 1994–97. The projects include technical assistance to the police, involving vehicles and communications, training of nurses in Gaza—I have seen for myself how important that is—hydrology training and improving health care in Jericho.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Middle East (5 Jul 1995)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: We are doing that. We were among the first to do so, even when Mr. Arafat and the PLO had no proper accounting procedures in place. We pressed them on that. Eventually, they got procedures in place and we started to pay and to help the police. With our European partners, we have been among the first to give precisely that practical help for the reasons that the hon. Gentleman stated.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: European Monetary Union (5 Jul 1995)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: The economics of economic and monetary union are a matter on which my right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer advises the Cabinet. It is not possible to assess fully today the pros and cons of a single currency that might be introduced in 1999. I am encouraged by signs that elsewhere in Europe an increasingly hard-headed debate about the implications of a single currency...


<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.