Results 241–260 of 395 for speaker:Mr Irvine Patnick

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Single European Act (1 Nov 1988)

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

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Single European Act (1 Nov 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the growing action of local communities, highlighted by the Daily Express, in removing litter, graffiti and fly posting from our streets? Should that not be encouraged and more people involved so as to rid this blot from our streets, towns and cities?

Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grants Bill (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Has the North Yorkshire national park any planning controls, or are they vested in the North Yorkshire county council?

Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grants Bill (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. During my speech you ruled that I was straying from the subject matter and I immediately returned to it. I do not think that the hon. Member for Bradford, North (Mr. Wall) has yet come anywhere near the subject matter.

Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grants Bill (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: The hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Rooker) made an interesting speech. The Bill is divided into four parts—the rate support closedown, how the closedown will take place, the control of creative accounting and the rate support grant settlement for 1989–90. The Bill details all that and I am pleased to see that the aggregate Exchequer grant for 1989–90 has been set at...

Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grants Bill (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I shall come to Sheffield.

Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grants Bill (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I am sorry but I will not. The hon. Member for Perry Barr gave way to me only once and has refused to give way before.

Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grants Bill (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I will give way when I finish the litany of hate. It continues: The Council has refused to run an advertisement for the Metropolitan Police's major anti-racial harassment campaign on the grounds that it was 'patronising' and a 'cosmetic gesture.' That was reported in The Daily Telegraph on 16 January and the Newham Recorder on 15 January 1987. The Council has added 'Count Zeppelin' to a list...

Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grants Bill (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: On 12 February 1987 the Newham Recorder said: The Labour Council leader, Councillor Fred Jones, has called the Newham Chamber of Commerce 'fifth columnists' for allegedly undermining the Council's campaign against ratecapping. Councillor Jones has written to the Chamber 'we have been repaid by betrayal' and presumably he is referring to last year's 13 per cent. rate increase, the highest in...

Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grants Bill (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Does the hon. Member for Liverpool, Walton (Mr. Heffer) wish to intervene?

Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grants Bill (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: The hon. Member for Sheffield, Hillsborough (Mr. Flannery) enjoys making seated interventions, but it is very rare for him to stand and make his comments.

Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grants Bill (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I will not give way.

Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grants Bill (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I will give way when I have finished dealing with Newham.

Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grants Bill (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Thank you for your protection, Madam Deputy Speaker. On 7 September 1987 the Evening Standard said that the Residents of a Council block were refused a £200 grant by the Council because the tenants' account is banked with Barclays Bank. In December 1987 The Guardian reported: The council advertised last December for a Senior Women's Equality Officer at a salary of £15,000. The job involves...

Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grants Bill (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: The hon. Member for Newham, North-West is quite wrong. I am giving examples of what Newham council has done. I do not recollect hearing any retraction concerning these allegations since I have been in the House.

Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grants Bill (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I wonder whether the hon. Member for Sheffield, Hillsborough (Mr. Flannery) could be given a hearing aid. I have been reciting the litany of Newham council's activities; I have not mentioned Sheffield, Bradford or any other areas. I thank the hon. Member for Hillsborough for his help and assistance. The 1986 manifesto of Sheffield district Labour party, which is larger than the Conservative...

Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grants Bill (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I shall do so, if hon. Members wish.

Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grants Bill (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Thank you for your protection, Madam Deputy Speaker. The hon. Member for Perry Barr will have heard before the quotation that I am about to give from the manifesto, but, sadly, the hon. Member for Copeland (Dr. Cunningham) is not present. The front page of the manifesto says: The best local government is superb and private enterprise could never improve on it, with Sheffield a shining...

Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grants Bill (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: It was in 1968, comrade. At that time, the lord mayor of Sheffield city council had a casting vote. The hon. Member for Bassetlaw (Mr. Ashton) was chief whip of the Labour group. It operated the ultimate fiddle to maintain control of that council. The city had 27 aldermen, but if the Conservatives had been given the correct number of aldermen it would have remained in control of the city. The...

Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grants Bill (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: With respect, Madam Deputy Speaker, it is related to the Bill because we are discussing creative accounting—


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