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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Mar 1987)

Mr Norman Atkinson: asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 31 March.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Mar 1987)

Mr Norman Atkinson: When Murdoch and company moved to Wapping, does my right hon. Friend recollect the bad jokes that referred to the Wapping big lies. Those lies are now a reality.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Mar 1987)

Mr Norman Atkinson: I shall certainly be doing that. Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is now an orchestrated campaign to defame the Labour party to the extent that democracy is now threatened? Will he recall the Royal Commission on the press, which has not met for some 10 years?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Feb 1987)

Mr Norman Atkinson: asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 12 February.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Feb 1987)

Mr Norman Atkinson: Will the Prime Minister reconsider the answers that she gives in the House and outside about the increase in real jobs since the slump bottomed in June 1983? In view of the statistical evidence now available, does she recognise that since June 1983 there has been a reduction of 350,000 jobs in manufacturing and that in terms of real jobs, which means full-time employment, the numbers on a...

BTR and Pilkington Bros. (15 Jan 1987)

Mr Norman Atkinson: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

BTR and Pilkington Bros. (15 Jan 1987)

Mr Norman Atkinson: Yes, Mr. Speaker. I should like your advice. You will recall that, in answering questions about Guinness, the Minister of State, in answer to a point put to him by the hon. Member for Edinburgh, Central (Sir A. Fletcher), who asked him to look after the interests of the shareholders of Guinness, nodded approval. Similarly, the Secretary of State, throughout his answers on Pilkington, has...

BTR and Pilkington Bros. (15 Jan 1987)

Mr Norman Atkinson: Indeed, Mr. Speaker. I am seeking your advice as to what responsibility the House has when it comes to guaranteeing anything to shareholders. It is under no obligation to them whatsoever, and the Minister of State ought to reconsider the nod that he gave.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Jan 1987)

Mr Norman Atkinson: asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 15 January.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Jan 1987)

Mr Norman Atkinson: Has the Prime Minister seen this morning's report by the Royal Institute of Public Administration, which dubiously clears her of politicising the top echelons of the Civil Service? In view of that report and all the implications, together with the criticism that has been made of her decision not to allow civil servants to appear before Select Committees and truthfully answer questions without...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Crime (Costs) (18 Dec 1986)

Mr Norman Atkinson: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his Department has ever attempted to estimate the total economic cost of crime; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Crime (Costs) (18 Dec 1986)

Mr Norman Atkinson: Does the Minister agree that many authorities, and some in the Home Office, subscribe to the view that crime costs about £16 billion to £17 billion a year? That being the case, does the Minister agree that the majority of preventable crime takes place during the hours of darkness? If so, will he agree to the funding of a limited number of experimental control schemes using artificial...

Opposition Day: European Community (Research and Development) (3 Dec 1986)

Mr Norman Atkinson: The hon. Member for Stratford-on-Avon (Mr. Howarth) aroused passions earlier by talking about the Labour party and the export of scientific and engineering talent. He proceeded to read out seven or eight sheets of notions conceived before he listened to the Minister setting out the Government's case. I do not know whether he is interested in the debate, but he raised the question of income...

Rover Group (2 Dec 1986)

Mr Norman Atkinson: When the Secretary of State talks about collaboration or merger, does he not use code language for takeover? That is what the Secretary of State is talking about. Is he aware that Leyland truck products are engineered to a far higher standard than those of either DAF or Paccar? Why do DAF and Paccar take the dominant initiatives in this matter and talk about the takeover of Leyland rather...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Dec 1986)

Mr Norman Atkinson: asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 2 December.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Dec 1986)

Mr Norman Atkinson: Does the Prime Minister recall that she has often expressed pride in the fact that she was once governor of Imperial college, and that she is a science graduate in chemistry and an associate and friend of Sir George Porter? Has she seen the remarks that Sir George made yesterday, confirming that the continuing brain drain from Britain in science and engineering is the result of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Sentencing Policy (20 Nov 1986)

Mr Norman Atkinson: The House appreciates the Home Secretary's concern about lenient sentencing and the fact that he has called for reports, but will he also call for reports on the imposition of savage sentences on young people for political purposes? Does he recall the instances at the Old Bailey in recent weeks of young boys of 18 and 19 being sentenced to seven and eight years' imprisonment for throwing...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Cyprus (29 Oct 1986)

Mr Norman Atkinson: The Minister has so far evaded the question of the Turkish troops in Cyprus. Does not that evasion show that the Government have no views on whether the troops should he removed?

Orders of the Day — Education Bill [Lords]: County, Controlled and Maintained Special Schools (21 Oct 1986)

Mr Norman Atkinson: The hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Sir H. Rossi) has said that certain things are being taught in Haringey. He must be fair to the House. He knows that it is not correct. Many of the statements he quoted from the manifesto were, rightly, published before the last election by the Labour party and have been circulated by the local education authority. There is a very big difference...

Visas (21 Oct 1986)

Mr Norman Atkinson: Is the Home Secretary aware that the sheer machanics contradict the assurances he has given in regard to same day issue of visas, justice, equality and all the other aspects which he has mentioned? Is he aware that his own staff plus those in the Foreign Office have said that the extra burden amounts to at least 20,000 hours per week if each application is given only 10 minutes? Yet the right...


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