Results 101–120 of 225 for speaker:Mr John Powley

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 May 1985)

Mr John Powley: Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is simple to achieve a temporary improvement in unemployment, but that we need a permanent improvement in employment without increasing inflation and interest rates, and without dragging the country to its knees, as we would do if we followed the Opposition's policies?

Shop Hours (Auld Report) (20 May 1985)

Mr John Powley: rose —

Shop Hours (Auld Report) (20 May 1985)

Mr John Powley: I am one of them.

Shop Hours (Auld Report) (20 May 1985)

Mr John Powley: rose —

Shop Hours (Auld Report) (20 May 1985)

Mr John Powley: rose —

Shop Hours (Auld Report) (20 May 1985)

Mr John Powley: rose —

Shop Hours (Auld Report) (20 May 1985)

Mr John Powley: rose —

Shop Hours (Auld Report) (20 May 1985)

Mr John Powley: I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for giving way. Perhaps he will tell me how I should respond to a business man who saw me in my constituency yesterday—

Shop Hours (Auld Report) (20 May 1985)

Mr John Powley: Yes, he saw me yesterday because of the subject that we are debating now. He put a complaint to me and asked me what I could do for him. He contended that the actions of a wages council and not the complaints of his employees were putting him out of business and making him bankrupt. The regulations that the council will be enforcing will mean that four people who have had a job in my...

Confectionery Industry (24 May 1985)

Mr John Powley: I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for York (Mr. Gregory) for allowing me to take part in this debate—the first for many years on an industry that is vitally important to this country. My hon. Friend will be aware, from his past connections with the city of Norwich, that the Rowntree Mackintosh factory is a major employer and a backbone of industry in the area, employing about 1,350...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: first day's debate (12 Jun 1985)

Mr John Powley: Does my right hon. Friend recall the strategy employed in the 1930s by the Hitler regime, and the domino effect of picking off one weak nation after another, which inevitably led to the 1939-45 conflict? Is that not similar in many ways to the strategy being employed by the Soviet Union, which is trying to pick off weak nations to advance its own ideology, both political and military, in the...

Small Firms (21 Jun 1985)

Mr John Powley: My hon. friend may recall that I recently reminded the Secretary of State for Education and Science that there was great benefit to gain in terms of employment opportunities if we could educate the teaching profession, in particular careers masters, at every school in the nation, in the ways of the entrepreneur and the small business man and about the way in which small businesses were...

Small Firms (21 Jun 1985)

Mr John Powley: The right hon. Gentleman may like to know that the initiative for the enterprise mentioned by the hon. Member for Islington, South and Finsbury (Mr. Smith) came between 1976 and 1979, when I had the honour of being the leader of a Conservative Cambridge city council.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Footwear Industry (3 Jul 1985)

Mr John Powley: If the position to which my hon. Friend the Member for Wellingborough (Mr. Fry) referred came about, and vast quantities of cheap shoes were being dumped on the English market to the detriment of our footwear industry, following early-day motion 834, would my hon. Friend be prepared to consider appropriate measures to protect our industry?

Orders of the Day — Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc.) Bill (3 Jul 1985)

Mr John Powley: I concur with the hon. Gentleman's remarks about the club in my constituency, Norwich City. I agree wholeheartedly about the good behaviour of both the Norwich City and Sunderland supporters during the Milk Cup final. Supporters can be well behaved and can get along together, provided that the right set of circumstances prevail. That has been shown by those two sets of supporters.

Lorries (GLC Ban): Rate Support Grant (England) (16 Jul 1985)

Mr John Powley: The hon. Gentleman might be surprised, but I agree with most of what he has just said. I agree with accountability and democracy. If he believes what he says about accountability, surely consideration should be given to those who foot the bill. In other words, the business and commercial ratepayer has no vote and no influence and therefore local government is not accountable to them. If he...

Lorries (GLC Ban): Rate Support Grant (England) (16 Jul 1985)

Mr John Powley: One quality in Parliament since the 1983 election has been the emergence of hon. Members with practical local government experience. I commend those Labour Members with experience of local government at a senior level. For the first time for many years many Conservative Members have had such experience. Whatever our political beliefs, that experience benefits the House. We may disagree...

Lorries (GLC Ban): Rate Support Grant (England) (16 Jul 1985)

Mr John Powley: A former Minister, Anthony Crosland, said, in referring to local government, that the party was over and that profligate spending would have to cease. As a follow-up Labour Ministers said that the percentage of grant given to local authorities should be reduced—they did not carry that policy all the way through—and that was a wise decision. It was wise also for the Conservative Government...

Lorries (GLC Ban): Rate Support Grant (England) (16 Jul 1985)

Mr John Powley: I certainly do not pretend that I know better than anyone else. It is my philosophy that preferably individuals should have their own say, and I wish that they had more of it. Central Government—and this has been recognised by Labour and Conservative Governments—have a responsibility for the effects of overall economic policy on the country. There is no question but that the level of...

Lorries (GLC Ban): Rate Support Grant (England) (16 Jul 1985)

Mr John Powley: Does my hon. and learned Friend recall the extraordinary statements that were made by some local authorities before the Rates Bill, as it then was, became law? They were saying that the Bill, if enacted, would result in wholesale redundancies, the decimation of services and chaos in the streets. Has my hon. and learned Friend seen any evidence of such happenings in his area? The predictions...


<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.