Results 201–220 of 395 for speaker:Mr Irvine Patnick

Orders of the Day — Local Government and Housing Bill (14 Feb 1989)

Mr Irvine Patnick: The hon. Gentleman will have an opportunity later to criticise my speech. Opposition Members have that privilege and treat in store—but I could almost recite the Opposition's speeches. The Opposition will say that nothing should be altered because everything is all right as it is—everything is wonderful and marvellous. The hon. Gentleman who makes all the noise will say that the...

Orders of the Day — Local Government and Housing Bill (14 Feb 1989)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Sadly, I cannot recollect the name of the hon. Gentleman's constituency. When I do, the hon. Gentleman will get the full width of my tongue. The Bill will restore to local government some of the benefits that others have taken away. Twin tracking, the appointment of political officers, the appointment of political devotees, and the funding of various organisations from the petty cash of...

Orders of the Day — Local Government and Housing Bill (14 Feb 1989)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Does the hon. Gentleman realise that one of the curses of local government today is that high-rise, mass-density developments that were built in the early 1970s are causing much of the need for refurbishment? The local authorities are throwing money at them as if that is a solution. Demolition is the only way forward. These are big housing blocks, and there is a multiplicity of them.

Orders of the Day — Local Government and Housing Bill (14 Feb 1989)

Mr Irvine Patnick: The hon. Gentleman did not tell us that the Audit Commission report also said that if some authorities, mainly Labour, got their houses back into circulation more quickly, by cutting the repair time to two and a half weeks, there would be 20,000 houses available for rent. The hon. Gentleman referred to a selected point; he should give us the rest.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (9 Feb 1989)

Mr Irvine Patnick: To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 9 February.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (9 Feb 1989)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Does my right hon. Friend agree that bacteria have always been present in food and that proper cooking, storing, chilling and preservation of food are therefore essential? Is it not true that, while the public are aware of the present epidemic of food-related illnesses, the media have been hyping it up far too much?

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: "Businessr j 3–1 of Service" (Report) (6 Feb 1989)

Mr Irvine Patnick: To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how relocation of social security office work out of London will affect service to the customer.

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: "Businessr j 3–1 of Service" (Report) (6 Feb 1989)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Will my right hon. Friend tell us the effect of moving the London social security offices to the regions? Are any scheduled to go to Sheffield, Hallam? Assuming that the answer is no, will he consider moving some there because I am sure that that would benefit the city greatly?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Hospital Waiting Lists (24 Jan 1989)

Mr Irvine Patnick: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the in-patient waiting list figures were for the Trent regional health authority in March 1988, 1987 and 1979.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Hospital Waiting Lists (24 Jan 1989)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Is it not a fact that Trent regional hospital has treated more out-patients and that with extra funding even more patients will be treated? Does that not give the lie to the scare stories put about by the Opposition?

Richmond, Yorks By-Election (20 Jan 1989)

Mr Irvine Patnick: As a Back Bencher on the Government side, I took part in a ballot to secure an opportunity to bring forward our problems in South Yorkshire. I believed that I would have an opportunity of discussing those problems. If I was my usual self, I would say that the House has spent a long time on motion No. I. I believe that there are other subjects that are of interest to my constituents—as well...

Rate Support Grant (19 Jan 1989)

Mr Irvine Patnick: The Department of the Environment's circular 88/75, called, "Local Authority Expenditure 1976–77—forward Planning", says: The Secretary of State for the Environment said in reply to a Parliamentary question on 5th August, 'there will have to be a standstill next year'. That was a Labour Minister speaking to the House.

Pre-school Education and Child Care (18 Jan 1989)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Pre-school Education and Child Care (18 Jan 1989)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I wonder whether the hon. Gentleman remembers the forward planning for local authority expenditure in 1976–77, the figures for which were set out in circular 10/75 from the Department of Education and Science. The circular recommended that local authorities which had recently allowed children to be admitted full-time to infant classes should make cuts. It said: Younger children should be...

Business of the House (12 Jan 1989)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Is my right hon. Friend aware that Sheffield, Hallam Liberals have been sending me cheques for monitoring my speeches? Is it not time that we had a debate on this in case Short money, which is public money, is being used for such purposes?

Transport (Sheffield) (22 Dec 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Buses.

Transport (Sheffield) (22 Dec 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: On the front page of the Sheffield Star on 14 April, bold headlines screamed: 7 pages of jobs in the Star tonight and Super Sheffield, Boom City of the 90s.Developments worth £1·3 billion proposed, 77 major projects—30,000 Jobs and 10,000 Jobs in Construction. It also said: The boom in investment over the last three years should result in a major facelift for the City. Hotels, expansion...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Training (6 Dec 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he has any plans to meet the general secretary of the Trades Union Congress to discuss the employment training scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Training (6 Dec 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Does my right hon. Friend agree with the recent letter by the president of the Confederation of British Industry, published in the Financial Times, which says that skill shortages cause high wages and inflation? Will he press that upon the general secretary of the TUC and ensure that he supports employment training, which will make Britain more competitive, bring down inflation and reduce...

School Boards (Scotland) Bill and Housing Bill (Allocation of Time): Lords Amendments (11 Nov 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Is it right for the hon. Member for Sheffield, Hillsborough (Mr. Flannery) to call my colleague a liar from a seated position?


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