Results 61–80 of 1408 for speaker:Mr Arthur Newens

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Marketing Bill: Functions of Food from Britain (20 Dec 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: In view of the Minister's statement and the fact that I shall pursue this matter in other respects, and although I still feel disappointed that the Minister has not been more forthcoming, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Marketing Bill: Functions of Food from Britain (20 Dec 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: I beg to move, in page 2, line 27, at end insert— (2A) Food from Britain shall become responsible for the Agency Agreement between the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Land Settlement Association Ltd. The Bill has been welcomed and supported by hon. Members on both sides of the House as being much needed to improve and develop the marketing of British agricultural and...

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Marketing Bill: Functions of Food from Britain (20 Dec 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: From his experience in agriculture, does the hon. Gentleman agree that the growers have a case when they say that insufficient time has been allowed to them to make the transition?

Rate Support Grant Settlement (16 Dec 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Does the right hon. Gentleman recognise that the present method of determining grants is grossly unfair to areas faced with increases in population, such as Essex, which are Conservative controlled? Will he recognise that it is his policies that are putting the increased burden of extra rates on such authorities, which are seeking to keep in existence a minimum of services? Is he aware that...

Oral Answers to Questions: Rate Support Grant (14 Dec 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Is the hon. Gentleman really saying that low fares and rents have damaged Sheffield? He attributes iniquities to the Tribune Group and to the Left wing, but he does not say that the Government's policies have done far more to damage industry in Sheffield and in most other parts of the country than any burden on the rates.

Oral Answers to Questions: Defence Expenditure (NATO) (14 Dec 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Nonsense.

Oral Answers to Questions: Nuclear Weapons (Accidental Release) (14 Dec 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Does not the possibility of the accidental release of such a missile underline the point that the women of Greenham Common are seeking to make, that it is undesirable for us to have more of these missiles deployed here as that must increase the danger of such a possibility? Will the hon. Gentleman make it clear that there are real dangers here, which these women are fighting against, and will...

Orders of the Day — Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill (7 Dec 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: I did not agree with the remarks of the hon. Member for Hertford and Stevenage (Mr. Wells) about the Philippines project but I agreed with many of his other remarks. Along with the hon. Gentleman, I believe that the Bill's objectives are entirely laudable and worthy of support. Anyone who has the slightest inkling of the developing countries' problems—the need for capital investment and...

Orders of the Day — Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill (7 Dec 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: I cannot confirm the hon. Gentleman's information about the bishop. I fully understand that the CDC is not responsible for all that has gone on in the past. I do not wish to give credence to the impression that that is so. That is not what I have said and it is not what I intend to say.

Orders of the Day — Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill (7 Dec 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for making that point. I am in a similar position. If the hon. Member for Hertford and Stevenage could produce evidence that the bishop has endorsed the scheme, I am sure that many hon. Members who have taken an interest in the matter would be delighted to see it. It is true that the CDC has said that the practice of terrorising the dwellers employed to date...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Students (Parental Contribution) (7 Dec 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Is the Minister aware that many students whose parents are deemed to be able to pay a contribution towards their children's upkeep but refuse to do so are prevented from taking up places on courses and pursuing their education? Is he further aware that those whose parents are not deemed to be able to support them are able to take up places? Does not that wholly unfair state of affairs require...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Chrysanthemums (2 Dec 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the danger of the spread of this disease to our own plants by lorries that have carried infected blooms subsequently visiting nurseries owned by our growers? In those circumstances, why is he taking a risk by allowing imports to continue? We know that under the present system blooms infected with white rust are able to enter this country.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Green Pound (2 Dec 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Before the right hon. Gentleman decides to attack devaluation or anything of this type, will he recognise the great damage that has been done to agriculture and many other sectors of our economy by the very high interest rates that have been necessary to maintain the pound at existing parities?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Public Transport Fares (1 Dec 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Is the Minister aware of the enormous increase in fares on the section of the Central line that runs through Essex, especially the Epping and Ongar section, because of the refusal of the Conservative-controlled Essex county council—unlike the Labour-controlled GLC—to claim transport supplementary grant to provide a subsidy for that line? Is he aware that all services on that line are to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Births, Marriages and Deaths (Records) (29 Nov 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Attorney-General if he will make a statement on the progress so far made by the study group set up by the Lord Chancellor, as announced on 8 December 1980, to investigate, inter alia, the possibility of making microfilms of 100-year-old records of births, marriages and deaths, at present held by the General Register Office, available for general research by members of the public.

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Births, Marriages and Deaths (Records) (29 Nov 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Has the microfilming of the 100-year-old records been completed? If it has, surely it is a waste that these should not be made available to researchers at the earliest possible moment. Can the hon. and learned Gentleman give us any idea of the time scale before researchers can have access to those most valuable records? Will they be at Kew or in London?

Heavy Lorries (25 Nov 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: The hon. Gentleman mentioned Harwich, and I gather that he is supporting the proposal. Is he suggesting that the majority of people who live in Harwich will welcome the increase in the size of vehicles going through their streets?

Foreign Affairs Council (24 Nov 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Did the Council of Ministers consider limiting the supply of arms to the world, particularly in the light of the decision by the French to resume supplies of Exocet missiles to Argentina? Is not that a priority on which the EC could take the lead? The Foreign Secretary suggested that the West is taking the lead on arms differences. Is not limiting the supply of arms a priority, so that we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Palestinian Leaders (Discussions) (24 Nov 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Is the Foreign Secretary aware of reports that British citizens working on the West Bank as university lecturers and in other capacities have been required by the Israeli authorities to sign anti-PLO statements, failing which they are denied work permits? Is that not absolutely disgraceful? What action are the Government taking to rectify the position?

Prayers: Animal Welfare (Agriculture Committee Report) (19 Nov 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: There may be problems about developing alternative systems, but should we not set a time limit on the use of battery farming, or does the Minister agree with the hon. Member for Banff (Mr. Myles) that the system is good and should be allowed to continue?


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