Results 81–100 of 5629 for speaker:Mr Robin Turton

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Traffic Hazards (Asenby and Topcliffe) (24 Jan 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: Is my hon. Friend aware that this stretch of road has a number of dangerous corners which cannot be safely negotiated at speeds higher than 30 mph? Will he either hold a public local inquiry into this matter or allow me to bring a deputation of my constituents to see him about it?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Factory Farming (19 Dec 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: If my hon. Friend is relying of the Brambell Report, should she not see that its advice is carried out?

Uganda (19 Dec 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: I applaud my right hon. Friend's very firm statement on this matter. Will he assure the House that when those who have been engaged in technical or other aid arrive in this country, their assets having been confiscated by General Amin, they will be properly looked after—this has not been happening previously—and will be compensated for what has been confiscated by the Ugandan Government?...

Procedure (18 Dec 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: It is a little more than that. My right hon. Friend's predecessor gave the Committee an assurance that he would be ready to give one Government Friday, although he was doubtful whether he could give more than one. It must be borne in mind that the Committee recommended that a Government Friday should be given on only two occasions, and that on the spring Supplementary Estimates there would be...

Procedure (18 Dec 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: I will keep to the same order and deal first with the Report of the Committee on Questions. I have served on four committees dealing with Parliamentary Questions. But Question Time has become progressively worse. I do not know whether there is any connection, but when I was first here we used to get through from 60 to 100 Questions an hour. We now get through between 30 and 40. That means...

Procedure (18 Dec 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: I am as provincial an hon. Member as the hon. Member for Cleveland (Mr. Tinn). But if I had an important constituency matter in my constituency I might well sacrifice it so that I could put a Question on a Friday. Bearing in mind that it was recommended that only two Ministries should be taken each Friday, that it should be in addition to any rationing arrangement and that Ministers could put...

Procedure (18 Dec 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: I know that the hon. Gentleman wants to make a contribution. However, time is getting on and I must deal with my next point. Professor Chester looked at the problem of rationing and concluded that with rationing one would probably have to allocate each Member 15 Questions a Session. The Committee proposes that each Member should have 130 Questions a Session and the Government have accepted...

Procedure (18 Dec 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: The hon. and gallant Member for the Isle of Ely gave his own opinion. Generally most Members are in favour of the ballot. That is the general view of the Committee on Procedure. The right hon. Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Central (Mr. Edward Short) criticised our suggestion for the cut-off at five o'clock. As I understand it, he is in favour of Mr. Speaker allotting time for debate, but...

Procedure: Business of the House (18 Dec 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: The right hon. Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Central said that that would be in breach of the ten o'clock rule. But it would not. It would mean that if the Government, through ministerial statements, wished to take the time of Private Members' motions, they would have to be robbed of that time between seven o'clock and ten o'clock. The proposition is very reasonable. It is not fair...

Procedure: Business of the House (18 Dec 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: The intention of our recommendation was that all Members should be able to attend but that the committee should have the power to exclude them. If our recommendation is not drafted sufficiently clearly for the Government, it can be amended for that purpose. The evidence that we received from both the then Opposition Chief Whip and the Chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party was that it...

Concorde Aircraft Bill (11 Dec 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: In the right hon. Gentleman's suggested procedure can he explain how he would propose getting over the difficulty that without some amendment of Standing Orders he is merely adding an extra stage to the consideration of the Bill—which would be a delaying tactic? I have sympathy with his suggestion but until Standing Orders are amended the report of any Select Committee would have to go to a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Uganda (28 Nov 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the considerable concern that Britons working in Uganda who have been driven out, losing all their belongings and all but £100 of their cash, are not receiving the advice on resettlement or the assistance that is being offered to the Asians?

Questions to Ministers (28 Nov 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. Would you, in making your ruling, take into account the fact that the report of the Select Committee on Parliamentary Questions dealt with this particular point and made certain recommendations, which have not yet been debated in this House, and on which the Government have not given their opinion.

Immigration Rules (22 Nov 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: Can my right hon. Friend tell us how many were limited in their stay to a period of two months?

Immigration Rules (22 Nov 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: This is one of those great opportunities when the House can act in a consultative capacity. After we have criticised the rules they can be taken back and amended. So far the debate has not helped to alleviate my worries. I do not dispute the point about immigration for settlement. But the rules show a lack of imagination in their treatment of visitors from Australia, New Zealand and Canada....

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Animals (Transport for Slaughter) (21 Nov 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: In reconsidering her decision or conclusion that such a policy would be impracticable, may I ask my hon. Friend to take into account the fact that the Royal Veterinary Society has supported the campaign for prohibition?

Counter-Inflation (Temporary Provisions) Bill. (Allocation of Time) (14 Nov 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: I do not want to follow the right hon. Member for Leeds, East (Mr. Healey) into the details of the Bill, because that will come later when we consider the Bill. I merely want to deal with the time-table Motion. I understood the right hon. Gentleman to say that the record of the Labour Government was so much better because when they had periodic prices and incomes Bills they did not allow all...

Counter-Inflation (Temporary Provisions) Bill. (Allocation of Time) (14 Nov 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: As I was saying at the beginning, the right hon. Member for Leeds, East was praying in aid that his Government had done the right thing. He ought to have said, "At the instance of the then Opposition Chief Whip, we sent Bills to Standing Committees". I have no knowledge of these backstairs intrigues between Chief Whips.

Counter-Inflation (Temporary Provisions) Bill. (Allocation of Time) (14 Nov 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: That Bill was much longer. I am not trying to make a party polemical speech. When the right hon. Member for Leeds, East was talking about the Motion and not about the Bill—which was only a small fraction of his speech—he was, I thought, making a false point, because what I want people to realise is that time on the Floor of the House is much more precious than time in Standing Committee....

Counter-Inflation (Temporary Provisions) Bill. (Allocation of Time) (14 Nov 1972)

Mr Robin Turton: The point I want to make is that voluntary timetabling has been abolished by the abolition of standing Order No. 44. There is no such thing as a voluntary timetable. There can be informal agreements but any hon. Member who wants to do so can break an informal agreement.


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