Results 261–280 of 395 for speaker:Mr Irvine Patnick

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

Mr Irvine Patnick: That is more than the hon. Member for Hillsborough has done since I have been in Parliament. Under the community charge, more than half the households will be better off, four out of five single pensioners will be better off and nearly nine out of 10 one-parent families will be better off. Almost everybody pays. That means that the poorest can pay less. Four million people will pay only 20...

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

Mr Irvine Patnick: I wonder whether the hon. Gentleman knows that I served my time in the guerilla trenches of south Yorkshire and Sheffield. His remarks do not worry me. I shall make the speech that I intended to make. The district auditor's report said that a saving of £600,000 a year could be made on the cleaning and caretaking of schools. Referring to the cost of £12 million for heating and lighting the...

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

Mr Irvine Patnick: The hon. Member for Perry Barr said it. He pointed out where the South Yorkshire police authority was short of money. Sheffield city council is short of £3·7 million. There is still fat on the bones of Sheffield city council, despite all the hard work it has done to come into the 20th century. I am proud to have been a member of Sheffield city council. Despite the comments by the hon....

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

Mr Irvine Patnick: It is under Labour control, as the MEP for Sheffield keeps reminding us. I often wonder what the people of Sheffield are getting out of Europe when the hon. Gentleman is sitting in this Chamber. Nevertheless, he wears two hats, one representing Bradford and the other Sheffield, but I suppose that both places are in the north of England. I repeat that I am proud to have been a Sheffield city...

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

Mr Irvine Patnick: I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way. The lord mayor of Sheffield has been in the Labour party for the past six years and looks like staying there for ever more.

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

Mr Irvine Patnick: Will my right hon. Friend give away?

Rating and Valuation (26 Oct 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: rose—

Rating and Valuation (26 Oct 1988)

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

Orders of the Day — Yorkshire and Humberside (Economy) (28 Jul 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: rose——

Orders of the Day — Yorkshire and Humberside (Economy) (28 Jul 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I should be understating the case if I said that I differ from the hon. Member for Wakefield (Mr. Hinchliffe). The picture of Yorkshire and Humberside that he has painted is peculiar to his perceptions and not an accurate representation of the area. The economy of Yorkshire and Humberside is dependent upon several factors, including the availability and quality of the labour force. I assure...

Orders of the Day — Yorkshire and Humberside (Economy) (28 Jul 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I meant no insult to the hon. Member for Dagenham (Mr. Gould) but I must tell that hon. Member for Great Grimsby (Mr. Mitchell) that there is nothing in the magazine to say that he is a Member of Parliament. The magazine just has his picture and his name. In that magazine the hon. Gentleman states: In both Birmingham and Sheffield Labour councils have teamed up with local business and the...

Orders of the Day — Yorkshire and Humberside (Economy) (28 Jul 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: As the hon. Member for Derbyshire, North-East (Mr. Barnes) managed to bring north-east Derbyshire into the debate on Northern Ireland, I suppose he can now move the east midlands a little further down the road into north Yorkshire and Humberside. [Interruption.] The hon. Member for Rother Valley (Mr. Barron) usually speaks for the Leader of the Opposition.

Orders of the Day — Yorkshire and Humberside (Economy) (28 Jul 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I did not give the hon. Gentleman credit for being so quick. If he is a little more patient than usual, I shall explain why I used that example. Unemployment in the constituency of the hon. Member for Rother Valley is 14·2 per cent.; in that of the hon. Member for Derbyshire, North-East, it is 11·6 per cent.; in that of the hon. Member for Halifax (Mrs. Mahon), 9·9 per cent.; and in that...

Orders of the Day — Yorkshire and Humberside (Economy) (28 Jul 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: Sheffield, Central has the fifth highest unemployment rate in the country—23·2 per cent. I know the facts and figures. I have spoken before about British Rail trains. The east coast main line to Donacaster is a fantastic line. It will soon be electrified. Money has been spent on it. The London to Leeds service is due to open in October this year. Sadly, the line that Sheffield is on,...

Orders of the Day — Yorkshire and Humberside (Economy) (28 Jul 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for reminding me of that. The size of the Rotherham enterprise zone increased and increased. I remember that, when my right hon. Friend the Member for Henley (Mr. Heseltine) was Secretary of State for the Environment, Sheffield was offered an enterprise zone, but it was prepared to accept it only on conditions. I do not know where the hon. Member for Rother...

Orders of the Day — Yorkshire and Humberside (Economy) (28 Jul 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I listened to the hon. Gentleman's speech and it contained nothing but gloom and despondency. Anybody would think that all we have in the region, apart from the hon. Member for Halifax, are KP nuts and coal mining. There is more to Yorkshire and Humberside than those two industries.

Orders of the Day — Yorkshire and Humberside (Economy) (28 Jul 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: No doubt the hon. Lady can put her own case. I thought that she had something to say.

Orders of the Day — Yorkshire and Humberside (Economy) (28 Jul 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I am sorry about that. I recollect that it was not so long ago that I sat in the Chamber trying to participate in a debate when the hon. Member for Normanton (Mr. O'Brien) was speaking. One would have thought that he had suddenly become deaf to those of us facing him, but that he had an ear in the back of his head and was able to hear his colleagues. At least I have given hon. Members a...

Orders of the Day — Yorkshire and Humberside (Economy) (28 Jul 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I shall sit down and allow the hon. Lady to speak, but she does not stand when I offer her the Floor. The Channel tunnel link is needed for Yorkshire and Humberside.

Orders of the Day — Yorkshire and Humberside (Economy) (28 Jul 1988)

Mr Irvine Patnick: I did not think that the hon. Gentleman was a little Englander. I thought he accepted that the time left to the Civil Aviation Authority and airport officials was short. They cause so much inconvenience to people at Manchester, Luton and east midlands airports when they go on strike. When the tunnel is built there will be another way to reach the continent. Time is running out for those...


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