Results 121–140 of 225 for speaker:Mr John Powley

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...

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?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Passenger Cars (1 May 1985)

Mr John Powley: Does my hon. Friend agree that one of the ways to improve British car market penetration, and so reduce import penetration, would be for hon. Members—when both inside and outside the House—to condemn practices such as industrial disputes, go-slows, demarcation disputes and excessive wage demands? Would not that improve the quality, productivity and delivery of British cars on to the...

Orders of the Day — Films Bill: Levy on Feature Films, Pre-Recorded Video Cassettes or Blank Video Tapes (30 Apr 1985)

Mr John Powley: I seek your guidance, Mr. Speaker. I communicated to you my wish, if there was a debate on the amendment, to oppose the subsections in the Lords amendment. Am I to understand that your ruling precludes any discussion of the subsections, or any opportunity to suggest why they should be opposed?

Orders of the Day — Films Bill: Levy on Feature Films, Pre-Recorded Video Cassettes or Blank Video Tapes (30 Apr 1985)

Mr John Powley: I am happy to accept your ruling, Mr. Speaker, and to place it on record that some hon. Members would oppose the amendment should it ever return to this Chamber.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (29 Apr 1985)

Mr John Powley: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (29 Apr 1985)

Mr John Powley: The right hon. Member for Birmingham, Sparkbrook (Mr. Hattersley) will confirm that I was present. I listened intently to what was said. I apologise for the fact that I have not been present for the whole of the debate. It has been my experience as a small business man during the past 24 years that the burden imposed on small businesses has been onerous under successive Labour Governments...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Inflation (25 Apr 1985)

Mr John Powley: Although we all agree that it is important to maintain and, if possible, reduce the present level of inflation, does my right hon. Friend agree that it is just as important to compare our rate of inflation with the rates of our competitors and ensure that our level of inflation is below theirs, thus putting our industry and commerce in a better competitive position so that we may improve our...

Opposition Day: The Welfare State (22 Apr 1985)

Mr John Powley: Does my hon. Friend recall how Labour Members and some of the trade unionists whom they claim to represent supported steps which prevented patients from reaching hospitals to be treated, particularly during the winter of discontent? That shows the contempt that Opposition Members have for the treatment of patients and the degree of concern that they say they have for the NHS.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Liverpool (Budget) (3 Apr 1985)

Mr John Powley: Will my right hon. Friend remember, in his exchanges with Liverpool city council, that were he to make any concessions at all to the irresponsibilities of that local authority, that would be viewed with great concern by economic and responsible authorities such as Norfolk county council, which act in a responsible and economical way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Youth Unemployment (2 Apr 1985)

Mr John Powley: Does my hon. Friend agree that as well as the introduction of measures by the Department of Employment for the employment of youth, there is a need for him to liaise with the Department of Education and Science to ensure that school leavers are properly equipped with all the necessary skills to enable them to take their place in employment?

Opposition Day: Local Authorities (Capital Expenditure) (27 Feb 1985)

Mr John Powley: The hon. Gentleman has catalogued his views. Does he accept that cuts or reductions in local authority capital expenditure are nothing new and have taken place under Conservative and Labour Governments in recent years? Does he recall the words of the Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer on 22 July 1976, the right hon. Member for Leeds, East (Mr. Healey), when he referred to reductions in public...

Opposition Day: Local Authorities (Capital Expenditure) (27 Feb 1985)

Mr John Powley: rose—

Orders of the Day — Copyright (Computer Software) Amendment Bill (22 Feb 1985)

Mr John Powley: As my hon. Friend has said, technical development in the computer software industry is moving very rapidly. I understand that the Bill will cover the pirating of existing software, but will it cover developments in methods of which we are now unaware but which may occur in the technological progress of the next few years?

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Coal Industry Dispute (18 Feb 1985)

Mr John Powley: In view of the substantial number of miners who have gone back to work of their own free will, will my right hon. Friend consider discussing with the NCB the possibility of the board making a statement to the effect that those miners who choose to stay on strike after a predetermined date — say, in three weeks' time —should be told that their services are no longer required in the industry?

Local Government Bill (Allocation of Time): Interpretation (11 Feb 1985)

Mr John Powley: rose—

Local Government Bill (Allocation of Time): Interpretation (11 Feb 1985)

Mr John Powley: If I remember my words correctly, I said that I was unhappy with the GLC and the six metropolitan counties when they were first set up, and that I became increasingly concerned about their activities as the years went by. I am not arguing that the GLC and the six metropolitan counties should be abolished because of their present policies. I said that I had misgivings about them when they...


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