Results 3141–3146 of 3146 for speaker:Mr Geoffrey Lofthouse

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Council House Sales ( 6 May 1981)

Mr Geoffrey Lofthouse: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I have been in the House since 9 o'clock this morning, but it was not until 10 minutes to 3 o'clock, when I arrived in the Chamber, that I was notified that my question, No. 10, would be coupled with No. 1. I have not had the opportunity of speaking to question No. 10.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Water and Sewerage Charges ( 6 May 1981)

Mr Geoffrey Lofthouse: asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received for the inclusion of water rates in the rebate scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Water and Sewerage Charges ( 6 May 1981)

Mr Geoffrey Lofthouse: Will the Minister accept that his answer will disappoint my constituents, particularly the lower-paid workers? Is he aware that if the change to metering will cost the tenants money, the lower-paid will not be able to afford it? Will the hon. Gentleman therefore consider replacing the water authorities with a democratically elected body?

Coal Industry Bill (17 Jun 1980)

Mr Geoffrey Lofthouse: I shall not attempt to cover ground that has been adequately covered by my hon. Friend the Member for Penistone (Mr. McKay), and I hope that the Government will take my remarks in an advisory capacity rather than as a threat or a warning. The Bill is causing great concern throughout the mining industry. I welcome the speech of the hon. Member for New Forest (Mr. McNair-Wilson) which was...

Orders of the Day — Pneumoconiosis (Workers' Compensation) (17 Dec 1979)

Mr Geoffrey Lofthouse: I join other hon. Members in welcoming the regulations and congratulating the Minister on his presentation. I am concerned about regulations 4 and 5. The findings of the pneumoconiosis panels have often brought the authority of the coroner's court into disrepute. I always understood that the reason for the existence of the coroner's court is that it determines the cause of death. When a...

Bill Presented: Government Policy (14 Dec 1978)

Mr Geoffrey Lofthouse: I am sorry that so many hon. Members should be leaving the Chamber as I rise to take the opportunity of making my maiden speech and of attempting to bring to the notice of the House what the people of the outside world are thinking and what they want. After my experience over the past three or four weeks in this House, I am beginning to wonder how many hon. Members, especially those on the...

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