Results 1–20 of 1367 for speaker:Mr Geoffrey Pattie

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation: M25 (Disturbance Compensation) (26 Mar 1990)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: I beg to present a petition: To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.The Humble Petition of the residents of Ongar Road, Addlestone, shewethThat the Government consider the question of compensation awarded through a rate reduction arising from the disturbance caused by the M25. That this reduction should be continued...

Gipsy Sites (10 Jul 1990)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: Does my hon. Friend accept that there is another side to the problem in schools, of which I have evidence in my constituency? The arrival of 25 travellers' children effectively brought a primary school in Chertsey to a halt when they engaged in running battles in the playground. That school did its best to provide education, but it was incapable of doing so.

Orders of the Day — Export and Investment Guarantees Bill (22 Jan 1991)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: I wish to declare an interest as non-executive chairman of GEC-Marconi. The Bill is important because adequate financing arrangements are fundamentally important to successful export activity, on which the country's economic health depends. There is a significant shortcoming in the philosophy that has underpinned our export credit activity for many years. That philosophy has been to offer...

Prisoners of War (Compensation) (6 Jun 1991)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: In his inspiring and excellent speech, my right hon. Friend the Member for Castle Point (Sir B. Braine) referred to the captivity experienced by many civilians in the far east. In October 1988 I had the privilege of attending a reunion of 350 people in my constituency. The gathering was held there because a remarkable lady named Mrs. Renee Cumberbatch, who herself suffered incarceration,...

Orders of the Day — Maastricht (19 Dec 1991)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: In the past 18 months I have been privileged to be the vice-chairman (Europe) of the Conservative party. In that capacity I have had dealings with our Members of the European Parliament. I have watched the negotiations that are proceeding to join the European People's party. I have had dealings with centre-right parties in the EFTA countries—in Finland, Norway, Sweden and Austria. It...

Science and Technology (11 Jun 1992)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: I declare an interest as non-executive chairman of GEC-Marconi, but it is in my capacity as vice-chairman international of the Conservative party that I should like to make some brief remarks in this debate. First, I welcome the creation of the new post and in particular the accession of my right hon. Friend the Minister to his position, to which he brings formidable intellectual power which...

Science and Technology (11 Jun 1992)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: Indeed I will. That is an example of the precise sort of co-operation that both sides of the House would welcome. Finally, on a separate but related matter, there is a real need for scholarships for first degree courses to be provided to students from the countries to which I have referred. I am thinking of students who already have the qualifications to cope with places at British...

Science and Technology (11 Jun 1992)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: I should make it clear that, important and essential though doctoral visits and exchanges are, I am commenting on first degree courses. We have a responsibility to help young people take first degree courses. I hope that a scheme can be launched soon. It could be funded by industry. Our industry could show a mixture of altruism and self-interest, which is always rather an acceptable cocktail....

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Yugoslavia (10 Feb 1993)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is considerable anxiety and disappointment on the part of Bosnian refugee men living in Chertsey at their failure to be reunited with their families? Is he satisfied with the reception of processing arrangements in refugee camps in the former Yugoslavia?

International Peacekeeping (23 Feb 1993)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: Once again, when we are talking about peacekeeping, the distinction must be made—and emphasised—between peacemaking and peacekeeping. The arrival of hi-tech developments in modern warfare has encouraged too many armchair strategists and their leader-writing friends to believe that there is a hi-tech fix for the rather confused situation that we have on the ground in places such as...

Orders of the Day — M25 (Link Roads) (1 Apr 1993)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: I speak as a keen user of motorways. If I can escape the traffic congestion, I hope to be using a motorway in a few hours, and I do not need the Minister, now or at any other time, to extol the virtues of rapid motor vehicle surface benefits. The Department of Transport talks of adding another lane to the M25. My hon. Friend the Member for Sevenoaks (Mr. Wolfson) reminded us that even...

Orders of the Day — M25 (Link Roads) (1 Apr 1993)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: He has retired.

Orders of the Day — M25 (Link Roads) (1 Apr 1993)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: Can my hon. Friend confirm that the public inquiry and related procedures would be on a motorway-wide basis, and not deal with one section after another?

Prayers: Night Flights (Heathrow) (27 May 1993)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Mr. Jessel) for securing this debate and the speeches that have been made. The key point for my hon. Friend the Minister to bear in mind is that in no way has the case been made for any change in the present situation. A ridiculous and thin piece of research has been done into sleep patterns. If the Department wants to do something...

Statement on the Defence Estimates (18 Oct 1993)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: I declare an interest as non-executive chairman of GEC-Marconi. I claim that the present security situation is as dangerous as it has been at any time this century. I say that despite 1914 and 1940, because our country was heading into world wars in those years and, however uncertain the outcome, everyone knew what they had to do and who the enemy was. Now, no one can be sure who the enemy...

Trunk Roads (Review) (30 Mar 1994)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: Does my right hon. Friend plan to respond to the alternative package of proposals for the M25 put forward by Runnymede borough council by setting up an independent assessment of those proposals?

Orders of the Day — Opposition Day: Transport (21 Apr 1994)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: It is important that, in a debate on transport, something is said about motorway development. I shall make my points as briefly as possible because many other hon. Members want to speak. I declare an interest as a car driver and frequent user of motorways, so I am not anti-motorway or anti-motor car. I recognise that congestion occurs and must be dealt with. Many hon. Members have cherished...

Bills Presented: Adjournment (Summer) (20 Jul 1994)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: The House should not adjourn for the summer recess without having an opportunity to consider the National Audit Office report of 29 June 1994, dealing with the policies of the Department of Transport on the acquisition, management and disposal of land and property that has been purchased for road construction. Once again, the Department appears to be seen in a poor light, showing inadequate...

Bills Presented: Adjournment (Summer) (20 Jul 1994)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: I am grateful to my hon. Friend, who draws attention to the problems that his constituents share with mine. Over both our areas, about 120 properties have been acquired by the Department. A local authority with a proven record on managing housing stock well and to the advantage of all concerned has been spurned by the Department. That has led to the problems and mismanagement that I have...

Orders of the Day — Defence Estimates: Second Day (18 Oct 1994)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: I wish to declare an interest as a non-executive director of GEC Marconi. I would be tempted to follow some of the interesting points raised by the hon. Member for Swansea, East (Mr. Anderson), but I feel that I should abide by the 10-minute rule, even at this early hour, so that as many hon. Members as possible can speak in the debate. Each year in these debates there is talk of reviewing...


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