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Results 161–180 of 2083 for speaker:Mr Maurice Macmillan

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: President Carter (21 Jun 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: In leading up to those discussions, will the Prime Minister make plain to President Carter and the United States Government the mounting threat to the United Kingdom and Western Europe arising from the developing and increasing Soviet influence in Africa, which has now been extended to the Horn of Africa, with the developments involving Cuban troops and advisers to the Marxist Ethiopian...

Oral Answers to Questions — Nato (Council Meeting) (24 May 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: In view of what President Carter said about the need for the European members of NATO to play their full part, will the Prime Minister take the lead, with his colleagues in the European Community, in emphasising to the President of the United States the extreme importance of raw materials in South Africa to any major contribution to an armed force made by Western Europe as a whole?

Oral Answers to Questions — European Community: Foreign Ministers (4 May 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: When he sees his European colleagues, will the Foreign Secretary take the lead with them in seeking to establish some sort of Community policy in foreign affairs, particularly in view of the threat to European and United Kingdom supplies of raw materials as constituted by the increased success of Soviet imperialism in Africa?

European Assembly (Direct Elections) (25 Apr 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: Will the Minister tell us how many member States are proposing direct elections to the European Parliament under a different system from that which they have for their national elections?

Chairman of Ways and Means (Ruling) (30 Mar 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I seek your advice. The motion is critical of the Chair only in a technical sense. It does not question the correctness of the Chairman's ruling, which you have now confirmed. My anxiety was that it might have been possible at some time in the future for the ruling to have been distorted, or unfair advantage to be taken of it, in greatly differing...

Her Majesty's Government (Opposition Motion) (23 Mar 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: rose—

Her Majesty's Government (Opposition Motion) (23 Mar 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: I want to refer briefly to one major reason why neither the House nor the country can or should have any confidence in the Government. It is the total failure to make any real effort to secure the proper defence of this country and to protect its essential trading and sea routes. Indeed, the Government have allowed our defences to run down to a level which even Labour Members on the Select...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Navy (Atlantic Air Cover) (22 Mar 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether units of the Royal Navy will be able to operate safely in those parts of the Atlantic which are outside the range of effective aircover by the RAF when HMS "Ark Royal" is withdrawn.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Navy (Atlantic Air Cover) (22 Mar 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: Does not the hon. Gentleman realise that whereas we shall have no aircraft carriers the Soviet Union is building three, and has air bases in Southern Africa? Does he accept that this means that it will be impossible to defend the sea routes carrying essential raw materials using British ships, British aircraft and British forces without relying on our allies?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: BAOR (Costs) (22 Mar 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether that figure is gross or net? Does it include the entire pay of the Armed Services, on the assumption that it is all spent abroad and none is remitted home, and does it make any allowance for the normal import content of ordinary people's expenditure when in the United Kingdom?

Business of the House (3 Mar 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: Since Early-Day Motion No. 168, in my name and the names of many right hon. and hon. Members in all parts of the House, is not down for debate this week, may I take it that that means that the Government are taking seriously the problem contained therein? [That, in the opinion of this House, the ruling given by the Chairman of Ways and Means on Thursday 10th February 1977, in selecting for...

Business of the House (24 Feb 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: In view of what may be changed circumstances, will the Leader of the House try to find time for a debate on the motion which stands in my name and the names of many right hon. and hon. Members on both sides? I believe he agrees that it is important to debate this motion quickly. [That, in the opinion of this House, the ruling given by the Chairman of Ways and Means on Thursday 10th February...

Scotland and Wales Bill (24 Feb 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: Does the Lord President accept that many who were and are in favour of devolution to the extent of supporting the Bill on Second Reading became more and more apprehensive about the practical details of a directly-elected Assembly as revealed in discussions during the Committee stage? Will he take that into account in any discussions, bilateral or otherwise, that he may have over the future of...

Scotland and Wales Bill (Allocation of Time) (22 Feb 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: This is not a conventional type of guillotine debate, as the right hon. Member for Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles (Mr. Steel) suggested in a quotation which he made. I do not think that there has been any question even of the legitimate use of time as a parliamentary weapon, as the hon. Member for Dundee, East (Mr. Wilson) suggested. What has happened is that, as the Bill has been discussed,...

Scotland and Wales Bill (Allocation of Time) (22 Feb 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: Yes, and he is voting for the guillotine motion and he supports the Bill for one reason only. It is that it gives him a base on which to build a separate Scotland. It is time that we in this House accepted our responsibility and showed clearly that we believe in the unity of the United Kingdom. It will not be a Tory lobby that votes against the guillotine. It will not be a Northern Irish...

Business of the House (17 Feb 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: Is the Leader of the House aware that many hon. Members in all parts of the House, particularly after his announcement, now feel that he should have included in this week's business a debate on Early-Day Motion No. 168 on the ruling of the Chairman of Ways and Means, which stands in the name of myself and a wide range of hon. Members from a wide political spectrum? Does the Leader of the...

MR. Agee and MR. Hosenball (16 Feb 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: As I understand it, the Home Secretary is merely telling these people either to go home to the United States or to go to a country of their choice. Has he any evidence that they will face political persecution at home, or have they applied for political asylum?

New Clause 40: Scotland and Wales Bill (16 Feb 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: I should like to add my protests at the curtailment of debate at this relatively early hour. It has been the custom of at least some of us to debate the points arising out of the Bill and the new clause with great sincerity for long periods. There are many hon. Members now present who have taken little part in the debates, but that does not mean that those of us who have been trying to take...

New Clause 40: Scotland and Wales Bill (16 Feb 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: I appreciate what my hon. Friend is saying. Will he remind the right hon. Gentleman, however, that in referring to the smallness of the vote by any party or section within the Committee he was in grave dereliction of his duty as Leader of the whole House in suggesting that, because a large number of hon. Members did not support an amendment in the Lobby, argument should not be heard?

Orders of the Day — Scotland and Wales Bill (10 Feb 1977)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: On a point of order, Mr. Murton. The point of order that I wish to raise concerns both the motion in the name of the Leader of the House amending the order of this Committee, which we made on 13th January, and the New Clause 40 on the referendum in Scotland and Wales. With respect, I submit that in selecting both the motion and the new clause the Chair is departing from the precedents very...


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