Results 81–100 of 225 for speaker:Mr John Powley

Student Support (12 Mar 1986)

Mr John Powley: The Government have to find the money, but the Opposition do not.

Student Support (12 Mar 1986)

Mr John Powley: Where are they?

Student Support (12 Mar 1986)

Mr John Powley: Given the level of funding that Governments put into student benefits or higher education, are we not entitled to expect a reasonable standard of conduct from the students who have the advantage of being educated? Is my right hon. Friend aware of the actions of the student union at the University of East Anglia in my constituency, which yesterday effectively banned Conservative students from...

Renewable Energy Sources (Promotion): Rates (25 Feb 1986)

Mr John Powley: Does my hon. Friend accept that when we had the restrictions on local government expenditure in the years she refers to, when she was a local authority councillor and I shared a similar position with my local authority, Conservative-controlled councils—we had a Labour Government—willingly accepted the economic restraints that we had to accept because that is what Conservatives do? We...

Renewable Energy Sources (Promotion): Rates (25 Feb 1986)

Mr John Powley: Was it a signed copy?

Renewable Energy Sources (Promotion): Rates (25 Feb 1986)

Mr John Powley: rose——

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Football (Crowd Behaviour) (19 Feb 1986)

Mr John Powley: I support the discussions that have taken place between my hon. Friend and the football authorities, but does he agree that we need to encourage a greater sense of self-discipline in some sportsmen and some members of the crowds who go to sporting events, thus diminishing the amount of crowd and sportsmen's misbehaviour?

Opposition Day: Economic Policy and Unemployment (12 Feb 1986)

Mr John Powley: rose—

Orders of the Day — Housing and Planning Bill (4 Feb 1986)

Mr John Powley: As there is a very short time left at my disposal, I will have to skate over the surface of the Bill. I apologise straight away if I oversimplify matters. I give a warm welcome to all the provisions in the Bill. I believe that the Bill is only one small step along the way to a much better housing philosophy. I believe, and I have written to the Minister expressing my view, that there are yet...

Local Government (Financing) (28 Jan 1986)

Mr John Powley: While welcoming the Secretary of State's proposals, may I draw his attention to the tremendous number of abortive man hours, particularly in local government, that were expended on discussion of previous White Papers and Green Papers and the Layfield report? Will he give an assurance that the Government will have the determination to implement the proposals before the House so that the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Rate Support Grant (22 Jan 1986)

Mr John Powley: I draw the attention of my hon. Friend to a statement made in my constituency on Friday last by the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Sparkbrook (Mr. Hattersley), who said publicly that were a Labour Government to be brought back into office after the next general election they would immediately pay back to the shire counties the sum of £13 billion, which the Labour party allegs has been...

Rate Support Grant (England) (20 Jan 1986)

Mr John Powley: rose—

Rate Support Grant (England) (20 Jan 1986)

Mr John Powley: With his wealth of local government experience, does my hon. Friend agree that what we have wanted for the past six or seven years has been not a tinkering with the present system, which I believe has been tinkered with, but a major overhaul of the whole concept of the rate support grant to ensure a fairer distribution?

Rate Support Grant (England) (18 Dec 1985)

Mr John Powley: My right hon. Friend and his predecessors will be aware that, in past years, Norfolk county council has worked its budgets in an economical fashion. It has practised economies and management technique which have kept the rate down to a prudent level. Will my right hon. Friend give me an assurance that past performances in rate support grant, which have not recognised those economies, will be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Teachers' Pay Dispute (17 Dec 1985)

Mr John Powley: Would my right hon. Friend care to reflect on the attitude of the general secretary of the NUT when in a 20-minute address to the Back-Bench education committee he never once mentioned the effect of the dispute on the children, whom we should consider primarily, nor its financial effect? Many of us see other areas for expenditure in the education service, such as on improvement in the...

Opposition Day: Inner Cities (11 Dec 1985)

Mr John Powley: rose——

Opposition Day: Inner Cities (11 Dec 1985)

Mr John Powley: rose—

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Small Businesses (2 Dec 1985)

Mr John Powley: asked the Secretary of State for Transport what new opportunities his Department has created for the development of new small businesses.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Small Businesses (2 Dec 1985)

Mr John Powley: I thank my hon. Friend for his informative reply. Will his Department publish the opportunities for bus and taxi companies and where those opportunities will be available? On behalf of small businesses and myself, I thank the Department for the steps that have been taken to improve access on the All up to Norwich.

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill (18 Nov 1985)

Mr John Powley: Let no one be under any illusion about my support for local government. I would not have spent 10 years as a county councillor if I did not support local government. I spent 12 years on a district council, three as its leader, and I would not have done that had I not been a supporter of and a believer in local government. But how I wish that the local government scene today was similar to the...


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