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Local Government Finance Bill (Allocation of Time): Interpretation (22 Feb 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that some of the 72 hours have been spent by his hon. Friend the Member for Truro (Mr. Taylor), who I notice is absent, in what I would call a perambulation around the course and that, at times, he has gone virtually backwards?

Local Government Finance Bill (Allocation of Time): Interpretation (22 Feb 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: How many of the Government's amendments have been moved formally?

Property Services Agency (26 Feb 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I do not intend to paint the gloomy picture painted by my hon. Friend the Member for Gillingham (Mr. Couchman). Sadly, because of a constituency duty, I shall be unable to hear all the debate, and for that I apologise to the House now. I shall describe the PSA as I see it. The issue is not black and white: there are varying shades of grey. The PSA has good and bad points, as would be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (1 Mar 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 1 March.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (1 Mar 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I thank my right hon. Friend for that answer. Is she aware that because of the high nonattendance rate of patients, currently at 20 per cent., the waiting list for appointments at Sheffield's Hallamshire hospital ophthalmology, ear nose and throat clinic is now several months? That is typical. Is that something that my right hon. Friend will take into consideration during the review of the...

Local Authorities (Rating and Capital Expenditure) (9 Mar 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the legislation has been a long time in coming and that the actions of councils, such as Sheffield city council, which placed the city in hock several years ago to the Bank Paribas, should have led to legislation being brought in before this?

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill: Additional Ppowers for Auditors of Local Authorities etc. (9 Mar 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has made cash available to support her statement. Sheffield has been given £50 million for an urban development corporation. There have been other initiatives over the past seven years. An urban development corporation has been set up in Sheffield and there will be others in other areas.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Television Licences (17 Mar 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Will my hon. Friend quantify the number of people who could have a licence at a reduced fee, how it would be paid for, what its cost would be and the effect of that cost being included in the licence fee?

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Open and Coke Fires (28 Mar 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Does my hon. Friend agree that part of the death of coal as a heating product is due to the fact that local authorities do not build chimney breasts into houses? There has been a saving from clean-air zones, but does my hon. Friend agree that part of the price that the mining industry has had to pay is that fewer people burn coal and now use other forms of energy?

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance Bill: Persons Subject to Collective Community Charge (19 Apr 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I cannot understand the hon. Gentleman's logic. Much of the information is already available and, as has been discussed before in another place, is transmitted between various authorities. It is already being shoved around the country. Even under the right-to-buy provisions, one can claim benefit from another authority; other authorities are able to obtain such information. Is the hon....

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance Bill: Persons Subject to Collective Community Charge (19 Apr 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I wonder whether my hon. Friend remembers what our hon. Friend the Member for Hampshire, East (Mr. Mates) said yesterday? We would have to give the local authority power to send to the Inland Revenue a random selection of answers received from the taxpayers, stating that Mr. X has stated that he is".—[Official Report, 18 April 1988; Vol. 131, c. 576.] We heard nothing yesterday from...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance Bill: Persons Subject to Collective Community Charge (19 Apr 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I listened closely to the speech by the hon. Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Mr. Davis) and found that he seemed to have double standards. As I said in an intervention during the speech by my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth, West (Mr. Butterfill), there was very little protest when yesterday my hon. Friend the Member for Hampshire, East (Mr. Mates) suggested that three extra...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance Bill: Persons Subject to Collective Community Charge (19 Apr 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I assure the hon. Member for Bootle (Mr. Roberts) that I shall be brief and will speak for four minutes or less. When my hon. Friend the Member for Hampshire, East suggested asking for information, there was not a word from the Opposition. Now they say different.

Clause 39: Occupied Hereditaments: Liability (21 Apr 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Clause 39: Occupied Hereditaments: Liability (21 Apr 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: We are working on several assumptions. One is that the rating and valuation court will disappear and that people will be unable to appeal if they believe the rating is incorrect. The second is that there have been no rating increases or revaluations since 1973, which is not the case. Rating revaluation continues to take place. It is possible to appeal and, indeed, to obtain a revaluation.

Opposition Day: Housing Benefit (Changes) (27 Apr 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Can the hon. Gentleman assist me? How does one define the rich, the poor, and wealth?

Opposition Day: British Railways (No. 2) Bill (27 Apr 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: The hon. Member for Bradford, South (Mr. Cryer), is still the Member of the European Parliament for Sheffield and a part of Chesterfield. I also see, behind him, one of my colleagues from Sheffield, the hon. Member for Sheffield, Central (Mr. Caborn), who is a former Member of the European Parliament. Since joining the House I have discovered the inadequacies of British Rail in many shapes...


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