Results 41–60 of 610 for speaker:Mr Fred Silvester

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Royal Greenwich Observatory (8 Jul 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: Will my hon. Friend make it clear, because it is not altogether clear from his answers, whether he is simply taking the decision of the SERC at face value, or reviewing it? If he is reviewing it, will he make sure that before the review he publishes the facts on which the council's decision and statement are based, particularly in respect of the Herschel development?

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Ministerial Visit (30 Jun 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he next plans to visit the Duchy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Ministerial Visit (30 Jun 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: As my right hon. Friend is reported as saying that it is possible that the English development regions may feature in any future manifesto, would he use his position as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to speed that up and set up a development board for the north-west, including the Duchy, which would add further to the improvements that the Government have made in the north of England?

Invalid Care Allowance (23 Jun 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: Will my right hon. Friend not be put off by the rather miserable and mean-minded Jonah the hon. Member for Oldham, West (Mr. Meacher), who led for the Opposition on this matter, and accept that although many of us will still have a "shopping list" on behalf of the disabled, we are grateful to him for taking this action so speedily and effectively?

Orders of the Day — Education Bill [Lords] (10 Jun 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: On 11 February I and several of my hon. Friends introduced a private Member's Bill to try to bolster the right of free speech in universities. I am delighted that in another place the Government have now decided to accept that principle. Our Bill is better than the amendment proposed in another place and if they are having difficulty I suggest that they look at it. However, I welcome that and...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill [Lords] (10 Jun 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: As a Conservative Member who voted against the Education (Corporal Punishment) Bill, may I ask why it is that the decision of the European Court cannot be met by the local authority providing a choice of schools so that a person who has an objection can choose a school in which corporal punishment does not operate? Why should that apply to all schools?

Orders of the Day — Education Bill [Lords] (10 Jun 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: This is an extremely important matter in Manchester. Will my right hon. Friend be clear about this? I thought that the appeal committee was, in fact, substantially under the control of the local education authority. Therefore, we are going round in circles. I thought that it was understood in another place that the amendment was intended to he a reference to the Secretary of State.

Opposition Day: British Railways (Stansted) Bill (3 Jun 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: Will my hon. Friend note that a senior member of British Rail informed me that there was no difficulty in making available to us the calculations in regard to Stansted so that we could make the comparison with Manchester? We are still in the position that that information has not been given to us. In the current atmosphere of distrust it is impossible for us to make a rational decision about...

Opposition Day: British Railways (Stansted) Bill (3 Jun 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: I dashed out to get a copy of the letter which the Minister sent to me on 2 June about the meeting on 14 May. I should be grateful if he could clarify exactly what the position is. It seems to me that the letter says something different from what the Minister implied in his reply to the right hon. Gentleman. The Minister said in his letter: British Rail have said that million is the most they...

Opposition Day: British Railways (Stansted) Bill (3 Jun 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: Further to that point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. As the point raised by the hon. Member for Burnley (Mr. Pike) is germane, and as the supposed attempts to satisfy the objectors to the Bill have not been made, the point made by the hon. Member for Stretford (Mr. Lloyd) about being able to speak again in the debate clearly is important. You kindly said, Mr. Deputy Speaker, that that was a...

Orders of the Day — Clause 19 (19 May 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: I did not serve on the Committee on the Bill and so I am treading an area where other hon. Members spent many hours in discussion. I support the amendment. I hope that the Minister will address two crucial issues. Since we published the Green Paper concern has been expressed about those who are particularly dependent upon state benefit because of the multiplicity of their disabilities and...

Orders of the Day — Airports Bill: POWER TO DIRECT REORGANISATION OF BAA's UNDERTAKING PRIOR TO APPOINTED DAY (9 Apr 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: I support the amendment moved by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe (Mr. Morris), with which is grouped amendment No. 3. Amendment No. 1 would take Stansted out of the BAA's clutches; amendment No. 3 would remove Gatwick as well. I am not perhaps the driest member of the Conservative party, in traditional terms, and it is perhaps curious that I should be making an appeal to a...

Orders of the Day — Airports Bill: POWER TO DIRECT REORGANISATION OF BAA's UNDERTAKING PRIOR TO APPOINTED DAY (9 Apr 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: That was my hon. Friend's second point in Committee. I am dealing with his points in order. He said that we must ensure that the 11 per cent. of passengers who interlink at Heathrow to continue their journey to other countries do not buzz off to Schiphol or Frankfurt. I do not want to go over the whole matter again. My hon. Friend has had many opportunities to explain what he means, but he...

Orders of the Day — Airports Bill: POWER TO DIRECT REORGANISATION OF BAA's UNDERTAKING PRIOR TO APPOINTED DAY (9 Apr 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: The BAA has never been known for its modesty. Its assumption that it will get its way here is part of history, is it not? Let us consider the objections. As regards delay in selling off the airport, some Members—there were some in Committee—question the viability of Stansted as a saleable asset in its own right. I doubt whether that argument can be sustained for long. The right hon....

Orders of the Day — Airports Bill: POWER TO DIRECT REORGANISATION OF BAA's UNDERTAKING PRIOR TO APPOINTED DAY (9 Apr 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: It is true that, in so far as the accounts become transparent, any subsidy to Stansted would be a charge against the profits of Heathrow, and that would have to be borne in mind by the shareholders. The second point that my hon. Friend made was the delay between the sale of Stansted and the beginning of development. A lot of work has already been done, as my hon. Friend the Member for...

Orders of the Day — Airports Bill: POWER TO DIRECT REORGANISATION OF BAA's UNDERTAKING PRIOR TO APPOINTED DAY (9 Apr 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: I would genuinely like some information from my hon. Friend. No one has ever explained to me how expanding the capacity at Stansted will enable people wishing to interline at Heathrow to continue to do that rather than go to Schiphol. How will that happen?

Orders of the Day — Adjournment (Easter and May Day) (25 Mar 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: I listened riveted to the story of Jim Smith told by the hon. Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Dalyell). It is slightly within my knowledge, because I am a member of the Public Accounts Committee. I wish him well in his pursuit of the case. I want to raise another matter which, like that raised by the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish (Mr. Bennett), arises in a neighbouring constituency but which...

British Railways (Stansted) Bill (By Order) (24 Feb 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: Will my hon. Friend explain why it is that, although the submission for Stansted was on his right hon. Friend's desk in November, I am told by British Rail that the earliest we can expect a submission about Manchester is in May this year? Why is that regarded as equal treatment?

British Railways (Stansted) Bill (By Order) (24 Feb 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: I should this evening have been joining some colleagues in Hong Kong, where the opening of the new British Airways scheduled service between Manchester and Hong Kong is being celebrated. My hon. Friend the Member for Altrincham and Sale (Sir F. Montgomery) and the right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe (Mr. Morris), who have continued on the journey, wish to be associated with what I...

British Railways (Stansted) Bill (By Order) (24 Feb 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: Yes. I understand that that is even further down the track. Equality seems to be a very malleable substance. British Rail does not deserve the Bill, and I hope that it will not get it. Whether British Rail gets it later depends on how it proceeds. The hon. Member for Isle of Wight (Mr. Ross), who has now left the Chamber, passionately asked the House to back the Bill. However, we should not...


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