Results 1–20 of 100 for speaker:Mr Harold Soref

Grenada (5 Feb 1974)

Mr Harold Soref: In view of this latest example of granting premature independence, will my right hon. Friend give an assurance that none of the hard-pressed taxpayers' money will be spent on the Civil Service in Grenada, which he has assured us is a local matter as we have no hand in Grenada's internal affairs?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Rhodesia (30 Jan 1974)

Mr Harold Soref: Does my right hon. Friend agree that in the strategic interests of our NATO allies it would be preferable to be able to buy chrome from Rhodesia rather than from Soviet Russia or, worse still, chrome purchased by Soviet Russia from Rhodesia for resale to America at an enhanced price?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Rhodesia (19 Dec 1973)

Mr Harold Soref: Is it not a fact that those who are interned in Rhodesia are not seeking a settlement but are seeking to have armed revolution in that country and to exterminate the white population?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Fuel Conservation (18 Dec 1973)

Mr Harold Soref: In view of the increasing murderous activities of traitors in Ulster and their agents nearer home up to and including today, may we have my hon. Friend's assurance that there will be no economy whatsoever that can affect the security of the people of this country and the defences of the nation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Licensing Laws (13 Dec 1973)

Mr Harold Soref: Does my hon. Friend not agree that sobriety is a high priority in Ulster and that any relaxation of the licensing laws is likely to result in further inflammation of feeling and passion?

Grenada (11 Dec 1973)

Mr Harold Soref: I shall be brief, but I seek the indulgence of the House to express an outlook which I believe is widely held amongst the electorate but has not been mentioned in the speeches tonight. Time and again this House has heard this kind of "graduation ceremony" which has resulted in chaos, mayhem, disaster and bankruptcy in almost every part of the world in respect of which it has been carried...

Orders of the Day — Chile (28 Nov 1973)

Mr Harold Soref: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that large sections of the Jewish community left Chile because of Allende and are now refugees?

Orders of the Day — Chile (28 Nov 1973)

Mr Harold Soref: Allende.

Orders of the Day — Chile (28 Nov 1973)

Mr Harold Soref: Having listened to the entire debate, I have been struck by two things. The first is the remarkable euphemistic and evasive apologia for Allende, a man who brought his country to absolute ruin, chaos and abject poverty to a degree that the Lord Balogh, who was referred to by my hon. Friend the Member for Torquay (Sir F. Bennett) and who was a former adviser to the Labour Government when...

Orders of the Day — Chile (28 Nov 1973)

Mr Harold Soref: No. I am sorry, but my time is so short. I am apprehensive about the Chilean and other South American refugees coming to this country. Those who seek to come to this country as political refugees are not Chileans but originate from other South American States. They could all go to Cuba but none of them is acceptable in his own country. In the present climate of revolutionary activity in...

Orders of the Day — Chile (28 Nov 1973)

Mr Harold Soref: I cannot give way. I must be brief. It is most significant that no one has mentioned that two months before the coup the Supreme Court of Justice in Chile declared the rule of law no longer to exist and the Chamber of Deputies declared the same and urged the military to restore it. They had no alternative unless there was to be another Cuba. If they had not acted they would have had their...

Orders of the Day — Chile (28 Nov 1973)

Mr Harold Soref: I am sorry, no. I am about to conclude. It was revealed in the House last week that 50 students were coming from Chile to this country. Yesterday we learned, in an answer to a Question of mine, that the figure had been increased to 70 in the last quarter of the year. Other Chileans have been coming into this country as students. Who will pay their maintenance? What are they supposed to do...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Citizenship (8 Nov 1973)

Mr Harold Soref: Is it not a fact that there are 50 terrorist or revolutionary organisations with offices in London? What is being done to prevent further recruitment? Is it not true that there are discussions to bring to this country from Chile 200 Marxist mercenaries who originate in other South American countries which do not want them? Could they not be sent back to Cuba rather than brought to this country?

Rhodesia (8 Nov 1973)

Mr Harold Soref: rose—

Rhodesia (8 Nov 1973)

Mr Harold Soref: Will the hon. Gentleman explain what he means by "settling the hash"?

Rhodesia (8 Nov 1973)

Mr Harold Soref: I am delighted that I took the precaution, before listening to the speech of the hon. Member for Islington, South-West (Mr. George Cunningham), who apparently wants to make sure there is a war in Central Africa, of visiting Rhodesia on two occasions since the recital of this charade last year. From listening to speeches made from the other side of the House and viewing the situation as it is...

Rhodesia (8 Nov 1973)

Mr Harold Soref: There are, for reasons of protection of all segments of society, rules that prevent a European businessman opening a shop in an African reserve, or in a black territory. Racial relations are best served by the present means adopted in Rhodesia. If the hon. Gentleman is so interested in racial relations in Africa he should know that there is no former African colony where Asians feel as secure...

Rhodesia (8 Nov 1973)

Mr Harold Soref: The amount of money that has been lost in Africa has been lost very largely by investors, investing companies, confirming houses and merchants in the City of London, and I have no doubt elsewhere as well. The great difference between Rhodesia and the countries to the north is that Rhodesia asks nothing of us. She never received a bounty from the British Exchequer. She does not seek aid. She...

Rhodesia (8 Nov 1973)

Mr Harold Soref: Revolutions are always bloody. The risk involved is so great that this is one of the greatest confessions of a dedicated partisan of sanctions. But is it not remarkable that, whereas, for example, in Ethiopia drought has produced the most appalling conditions and suffering, Rhodesia had its worst drought last year for a very long period and yet, because of the self-help and enterprise of the...

Rhodesia (8 Nov 1973)

Mr Harold Soref: I have given way on one occasion already, and other hon. Members wish to speak.

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