Results 1–20 of 4750 for speaker:Mr Norman Tebbit

New Clause 2: Access to Legal Advice (21 Jan 1992)

Mr Norman Tebbit: No, thank you. If Opposition Members would like me to elaborate at greater length, I could tell them the story of Mr. Williams, who was recently deported. He had been here illegally for about 18 months, during which time he had found gainful employment in the Department of Employment as an employment adjudication officer. In that role, he frequently adjudicated upon his own claims. He then...

New Clause 2: Access to Legal Advice (21 Jan 1992)

Mr Norman Tebbit: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for what he has said. It enables me to say that I was accused of racism by Labour Members although I had not mentioned the race of the individuals in the two cases to which I referred.

New Clause 2: Access to Legal Advice (21 Jan 1992)

Mr Norman Tebbit: I shall tell the hon. Gentleman a little more about the two individuals, if I may, in a brief intervention. One gentleman has fled the country of his own volition, using yet another identity. The other gentleman to whom I referred, Mr. Williams, was deported some little while ago, it being cheaper to deport him than prosecute him for the gross fraud that he has perpetrated against the United...

New Clause 2: Access to Legal Advice (21 Jan 1992)

Mr Norman Tebbit: I hope that my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State will be able to comment on the activities of some of the charities that are concerned with assisting those who are applicants for refugee status. He may have noticed a recent report in the News of the World—[Laughter.]

New Clause 2: Access to Legal Advice (21 Jan 1992)

Mr Norman Tebbit: Opposition Front-Bench Members may laugh, but they should take such matters more seriously. The article related to a gentleman who, in one of his guises, was claiming to be one of my constituents. His name was Mr. Avedila. He had not only an address in my constituency, but 14 other addresses. So far, it has been discovered that he has a total of 15 identities. In each of those identities, he...

New Clause 2: Access to Legal Advice (21 Jan 1992)

Mr Norman Tebbit: Having been a Member of the House for 22 years, I am certain that, if the Chair believed that an hon. Member was out of order, the Chair would say so before being advised in general by the hon. Member for Bradford, West (Mr. Madden). If you will forgive me, Mr. Deputy Speaker, I should like to advise the hon. Gentleman in a by-line that I have recently returned from my constituency of...

New Clause 2: Access to Legal Advice (21 Jan 1992)

Mr Norman Tebbit: In that case, I must ask my hon. Friend whether he will investigate whether those letters were forgeries—[Interruption.] My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary is as capable of reading the newspapers as I am. I should like him to look into this matter and to tell me what steps he is taking to avoid such a matter recurring.

New Clause 2: Access to Legal Advice (21 Jan 1992)

Mr Norman Tebbit: I am grateful to hear that from my hon. Friend. However, what has happened suggests that it is all too easy to make forgeries and to fool the authorities. Perhaps my right hon. Friends could do something to improve the standard of checking such records.

New Clause 2: Access to Legal Advice (21 Jan 1992)

Mr Norman Tebbit: I think that I can do without the hon. Gentleman's help. As the House knows, it is extremely easy to obtain false documentation from the authorities. It is extremely easy to obtain false passports or even to have genuine passports issued to people who do not exist.

New Clause 2: Access to Legal Advice (21 Jan 1992)

Mr Norman Tebbit: The Home Secretary is aware of these matters—

New Clause 2: Access to Legal Advice (21 Jan 1992)

Mr Norman Tebbit: I am grateful to hear the hon. Member for Walsall, North (Mr. Winnick) give his hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, East (Mr. Vaz) the advice that he should speak to the Chair—[Interruption.] Well, what is clearly extremely unwelcome to Opposition Members is the fact that there is a large-scale racket, of which Mr. Avedila is but one example of a so-called refugee who seeks to claim that...

Orders of the Day — Maastricht (19 Dec 1991)

Mr Norman Tebbit: rose—

Orders of the Day — Maastricht (19 Dec 1991)

Mr Norman Tebbit: I agree with every word that my right hon. Friend has just said, but he is relying on arguments of experience and points of view. Would he not be wise to rely also on the argument so brilliantly made by the right hon. Member for Chesterfield (Mr. Benn)—that it is not a matter of whether one would secure better maternity leave or creches from Madame Thatcher or from Madame Papandreou, but of...

Orders of the Day — Maastricht (18 Dec 1991)

Mr Norman Tebbit: rose——

Orders of the Day — Maastricht (18 Dec 1991)

Mr Norman Tebbit: I am happy to explain to my hon. Friend. At that time, I did not believe that the doctrine of subsidiarity would require that our speed limits be dictated by Brussels. Secondly, in Cabinet I believed, as hon. Members generally believed, the then Foreign Secretary when he told us things about the Single European Act that have proved not to be true in fact. He believed it to be true at the...

Orders of the Day — Maastricht (18 Dec 1991)

Mr Norman Tebbit: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Orders of the Day — Maastricht (18 Dec 1991)

Mr Norman Tebbit: Less than was threatened.

Orders of the Day — Maastricht (18 Dec 1991)

Mr Norman Tebbit: In fairness to my right hon. Friend the Member for Finchley (Mrs. Thatcher), when she made that remark she was referring to the Prime Minister's performance in the House of Commons earlier that day—and it was an excellent performance.

Orders of the Day — Maastricht (18 Dec 1991)

Mr Norman Tebbit: I am sure that the hon. Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Dalyell) believes that those issues are more important than any other issue that we might debate today. I believe that the most compelling part of his speech was his suggestion that an Italian Government might not stand by a sanctions policy even if they agreed to one. Many of us might believe that, and the Euro-sceptics believe that that...

Orders of the Day — Maastricht (18 Dec 1991)

Mr Norman Tebbit: No, I will not give way. For the benefit of those who are more interested in the way in which I will vote than in what I will say, I must state that I will vote for the policies of the Government who were elected in 1987 under the prime ministership of my right hon. Friend the Member for Finchley (Mrs. Thatcher) when I was chairman of the Conservative party. I am a little too old or perhaps...


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