Results 1–20 of 691 for speaker:Mr William Shelton

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Jan 1992)

Mr William Shelton: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that we already see benefits flowing from the citizens charter? I refer, for instance, to shorter hospital waiting lists and to school performance league tables. Will my right hon. Friend tell the House what future benefits—proven benefits—the people of this country will see flowing from the citizens charter?

Brixton Prison (Escapes) ( 8 Jul 1991)

Mr William Shelton: Will my right hon. Friend tell the House what priority the Government give to security in prisons and how much money the Government spend on security? Does he agree that the prison officers in Brixton, in my constituency, do a remarkably fine job, given the antiquated Victorian building in which they have to work? Does he agree that to avoid entirely incidents as lamentable as yesterday's...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Jun 1991)

Mr William Shelton: Will my right hon. Friend tell the House what he thinks would happen to the British economy if the basic rate of income tax were increased to 40p in the pound?

Opposition Day: Government of London ( 5 Jun 1991)

Mr William Shelton: After the press conference of the hon. Member for Dagenham (Mr. Gould), given while he was floating down the Thames, I was rung up by the press and asked if I thought that London was in crisis. I said that I did not think so; that Lambeth was in crisis, not London. I entirely agree with my hon. Friends that the way in which the hon. Gentleman rubbished our capital city was disgraceful, yet he...

Opposition Day: Government of London ( 5 Jun 1991)

Mr William Shelton: I understand that the hon. Member for Blackburn (Mr. Straw) lives in Lambeth and, I am afraid, that decision shows his good sense. Lambeth council is cutting youth provision and social services, just to name a few. The automatic reason that the council gives is that its community charge has been capped. I am trying to find out the truth about that and I have had discussions. So far as I can...

Opposition Day: Government of London ( 5 Jun 1991)

Mr William Shelton: My hon. Friend is right, but I do not know the answer to his question and I doubt whether Lambeth knows it. Many of my constituents have not received even their community charge bills for last year. Last November, some 14,000 first bills had not been sent out. I received a letter from three members of an extremely distraught household that had received eight different paying-in books in the...

Community Charges (21 May 1991)

Mr William Shelton: I listened with great interest to the hon. Gentleman, I understand what he is saying and I entirely agree that the major problem that we face in Lambeth is the provision and servicing of that wretched debt. Together, before next year comes, we should approach whatever Government are in power to seek a way to reschedule the borough's debt or we shall never find ourselves in a good financial...

Community Charges (21 May 1991)

Mr William Shelton: I have much sympathy with the hon. Gentleman, but does he agree that, although Wandsworth and Lambeth have more or less the same population, leaving aside teachers and education staff, Lambeth employs some 9,000 people while Wandsworth employs only about 5,500? That additional 4,500 people—presumably members of important unions in Lambeth—represent a very heavy cost on those who live in...

Community Charges (21 May 1991)

Mr William Shelton: I rise once again to speak for my constituents in the infamous socialist borough of Lambeth, where even the Labour bosses have turned 13 duly-elected Lambeth councillors out of the Labour party—out of the positions into which they had been voted. The hon. Member for Dagenham (Mr. Gould) had the nerve to speak of trusting local government, and of true democracy in local government. I was...

Community Charges (21 May 1991)

Mr William Shelton: I have always regarded my hon. Friend as a wise and sensible man. I welcome the community charge reduction scheme. It is almost unknown in my constituency, and, I suspect, equally unknown throughout the country. Yet it will have a profound effect on many of my constituents. In Lambeth in 1989–90 the average rates bill was £516. Any two community charge payers living in what was then an...

Community Charges (21 May 1991)

Mr William Shelton: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Community Charges (21 May 1991)

Mr William Shelton: Does the hon. Gentleman persist in saying that he would let Lambeth council spend whatever it wished? The hon. Gentleman talks of local democracy, but is it not true that his party has dispossessed 13 councillors, elected by the people of Lambeth, and has made them resign their seats from the Labour party? Am I not right that the main reason was that those councillors had a debate on the Iraq...

Local Government Review (England) (21 Mar 1991)

Mr William Shelton: There will be great sighs of relief among my constituents in Lambeth as a consequence of the abolition of the community charge. Will my right hon. Friend please use his powers to cap the Lambeth budget, which is £8 million or £9 million above the £307 million allowed by the Government? On the other hand, will he urge his Department to be as sympathetic as possible over the back debt...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: London Underground (11 Mar 1991)

Mr William Shelton: My hon. Friend will be aware that a consultant last year recommended the continuation of the Northern line down to Streatham. Is he aware of the enormous importance that my constituents and I attach to that, and does he have any news of how it may be proceeding?

Prisons (Woolf Report) (25 Feb 1991)

Mr William Shelton: Will my right hon. Friend accept my congratulations on his report and on his tribute to prison officers? The officers at Brixton prison, which is in my constituency, certainly merit that tribute. Does my right hon. Friend know that a number of juveniles who are in Brixton on remand—I am thinking especially of those in L wing, perhaps remanded for medical reports—find themselves in the...

Opposition Day: Poll Tax (19 Feb 1991)

Mr William Shelton: I want the House to hear me on behalf of my constituents who live in Lambeth. This is indeed a cry from the heart. The right hon. and learned Member for Warley, West (Mr. Archer) has described the stress that is caused to his constituents. I wish that in Streatham we had the problems that he seems to have in Warley, West. In my constituency the community charge is capped at £521 per head....

Opposition Day: Poll Tax (19 Feb 1991)

Mr William Shelton: The hon. Gentleman clearly lives in Lambeth. There is a block of 10 flats in my constituency with an address of 76 such-and-such road; I will not name the road. One letter arrived from the council, addressed to "The Occupier", with one community charge form in it—another example of inefficiency. The council is guilty of gross overspending. The spending forecast, as far as I know because...

Opposition Day: Poll Tax (19 Feb 1991)

Mr William Shelton: I accept entirely what the hon. Gentleman says. The poll tax is highly geared, but I must tell the hon. Gentleman that when my constituents in Lambeth look around, they look to Wandsworth next door, which rides along with a poll tax of £148. The services there are better. I hear that Wandsworth will have a vast explosion in its community charge next year to something like £170. That is the...

Orders of the Day — Industry and Transport ( 9 Nov 1990)

Mr William Shelton: I represent an inner London constituency, and like my hon. Friend the Member for Surbiton (Mr. Tracey), who represents an outer London seat, I welcome the emphasis given to transport in the autumn statement. In a recent press release I learnt that total investment will rise to nearly £16 billion over the next three years, which is an increase of £1·5 billion over last year. Like other...

Orders of the Day — Industry and Transport ( 9 Nov 1990)

Mr William Shelton: No, I am not.


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