Results 1–20 of 397 for speaker:Mr David Sumberg

Prayers: Middle East Security (19 Mar 1997)

Mr David Sumberg: I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Southport (Mr. Banks) for initiating the debate. Having heard so many valedictory speeches today, I should make it clear that, although mine is also a valedictory speech, it is valedictory only in terms of the current Parliament: I intend to strive, might and main, to be in the next. In that context, I take considerable heart from the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Israel (12 Mar 1997)

Mr David Sumberg: When people take the easy route of criticising the state of Israel in these matters, while enjoying the peace and security of living in London or Canterbury, will my right hon. Friend remind them that Israel is a democracy, that it has a responsibility to its electorate and that in human rights it has a record that its neighbours would do well to emulate?

War Crimes (5 Mar 1997)

Mr David Sumberg: Was not the essence of the legislation the fact that those men were not British citizens? Had they been British citizens when they committed or may have committed the crimes, they would have been liable to be prosecuted for murder. There was therefore a lacuna in the law, which treated those who were not born British more favourably than those who were.

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Racial Harassment (17 Feb 1997)

Mr David Sumberg: I support the plea made by my hon. Friend the Member for Hendon, South (Mr. Marshall), particularly in relation to the al-Masari case, in which evidence has been presented to the prosecution authorities yet no action has been taken. Is not the concern that there is a lack of will in the CPS to take the action necessary to bring such people before the courts?

Local Government Finance (3 Feb 1997)

Mr David Sumberg: I make no apologies for devoting all my speech to the serious situation faced by my constituents in Bury because of the threat by the Labour council to cut vital public services drastically. The council has put forward proposals for consideration that will reduce spending on primary, secondary and community education and cut out three public libraries in my constituency. There is much anger...

Local Government Finance (3 Feb 1997)

Mr David Sumberg: I entirely accept that my local authority is losing out massively as a result of the formula, but the hon. Gentleman and the hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras know that there is no large bank of money sitting in Whitehall that could do something about it. Nor can—nor should—my right hon. Friend make changes without consensus. The formula applies not to one authority alone but to all...

Local Government Finance (3 Feb 1997)

Mr David Sumberg: We shall wait and see. I do not believe it, because none of the hon. Gentleman's friends in local government, as I said before, has proposed any change whatever in the formula. On the whole—almough some of them lose out as we do in Bury—they are satisfied with it. In the unlikely scenario that the hon. Gentleman posits, he will face exactly the situation currently faced by my right hon....

Local Government Finance (3 Feb 1997)

Mr David Sumberg: It is profoundly dishonest for the hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras to refuse to make a commitment, today or ever, that there will be more money for local government. I cannot tell the people of Bury that, in the unlikely event of a Labour Government, they will have more money. They will not. The hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras tells me that there will be a review of the...

Local Government Finance (3 Feb 1997)

Mr David Sumberg: The hon. Gentleman will not speak again in this debate, but perhaps the hon. Member for North-West Durham (Ms Armstrong) will set out in detail the way in which the formula will be changed rather than regaling us at length with what Westminster council gets or does not get. If she is prepared to do that, the House and the country may be prepared to listen. Every local council now knows...

Local Government Finance (3 Feb 1997)

Mr David Sumberg: The really important vote will be called soon, because it will take place in Bury council chamber some time in March to decide what priority the Labour council gives to the services enjoyed by my constituents. I make no bones about the fact that some elements of the situation are unfair to Bury and to the council. However, just as we in our private lives must accept the situations that we...

Local Government Finance (3 Feb 1997)

Mr David Sumberg: The hon. Gentleman's answer to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State just will not do. He has to explain why the Labour councils that control the metropolitan authorities are not pushing for the change to which my right hon. Friend referred. In the unlikely event that the hon. Gentleman becomes Secretary of State for the Environment, what will he do to impose such terms on them?

Local Government Finance (3 Feb 1997)

Mr David Sumberg: rose—

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Prisoners (Sentences) (5 Dec 1996)

Mr David Sumberg: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to ensure that convicted prisoners serve their full sentence. [6156]

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Prisoners (Sentences) (5 Dec 1996)

Mr David Sumberg: May I congratulate my right hon. Friend on those excellent proposals, which will ensure that those who commit crimes serve a full sentence? Do not those proposals prove that the Government have responded to widespread public concern on the issue, in contrast to Labour Members, who talk tough in soundbites, but for ever abstain on or vote against measures that will put criminals behind bars?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Dec 1996)

Mr David Sumberg: Has my right hon. Friend had the opportunity to read the bulletin of the Bury and Bolton chamber of commerce, which reports a dramatic upturn in business confidence and business activity in my constituency? As it is the chamber's Christmas lunch on Friday, which I shall attend, will my right hon. Friend send my constituents a message of congratulations on that achievement and his best wishes...

Petition: Holocaust Victims (Compensation) (12 Nov 1996)

Mr David Sumberg: Is not the nub of the matter that innocent men and women placed their trust in the Swiss banking system, and that system totally failed them? If the Swiss have any sense of honour and decency, they will disgorge those assets without being pressed or nagged, and do what is right and just for the people who died in the holocaust.

Petition: Holocaust Victims (Compensation) (12 Nov 1996)

Mr David Sumberg: It is a sin.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Highways Agency Properties (28 Oct 1996)

Mr David Sumberg: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received in connection with the management of properties owned by the Highways Agency in the Bury, South constituency; and if he will make a statement. [587]

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Highways Agency Properties (28 Oct 1996)

Mr David Sumberg: Although my constituents were delighted when my hon. Friend announced the cancellation of the M62 relief road, they are less than delighted by the situation that they now face. The management of the houses by my hon. Friend's agents is appalling. Many houses are still boarded up; there is a question mark over the safety of the gas boilers in some of the houses; worse, my constituents cannot...

Primary Care (15 Oct 1996)

Mr David Sumberg: Will my right hon. Friend confirm the vital importance of GP fundholding to primary care? Is he aware that Bury has one of the largest numbers of fundholders in the country? When I meet those fundholders next month, may I confirm that the reports in the press about a change in Labour party policy are totally untrue, and that the Labour party remains committed to abolishing fundholding and all...


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