Results 1–20 of 1481 for speaker:Mr Jacques Arnold

Business of the House (13 Mar 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: May we have a debate next week on grant-maintained schools, such as St. John's Roman Catholic comprehensive school in my constituency, during which we could highlight the considerable dangers to such schools of up to 15 per cent. of their education funds being clawed back by the local education authority and the possibility of the appointment of political governors on the governing bodies of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: River Thames (10 Mar 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: May I welcome the Government's keen interest in regular passenger services on the Thames? May I remind my hon. Friend that the Thames does not stop at Greenwich—or even at the great barrier—but extends all the way to Gravesend, where we have excellent piers and much maritime industry and tradition? I welcome what he says, and I give him all encouragement to make greater use of our great river.

Public Expenditure (6 Mar 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the significant difference is that the Government faced the realities of coping with the economy under the pressures of a world recession, whereas the Opposition have responsibility for nothing, and their policy changes from one week to the next? The only difference is that the hon. Member for Hartlepool (Mr. Mandelson) has overruled the deputy leader of...

Public Expenditure (6 Mar 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: rose—

Public Expenditure (6 Mar 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: rose—

Public Expenditure (6 Mar 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. The hospital to which the right hon. Gentleman refers is the one that will serve my constituents. I can assure him that the contract has been signed.

Business of the House (6 Mar 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: My right hon. Friend will be aware that parents at eight out of nine secondary schools in Gravesham and at a further three schools in the borough have voted for those schools to become grant-maintained. May we have a debate next week on grant-maintained schools? I wish to express the growing concern of those parents that Labour would overrule their decision and claw back 15 per cent. of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Beef Ban (6 Mar 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps his Department is taking to bring about the lifting of the EU ban on British beef.[17552]

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Beef Ban (6 Mar 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: My right hon. and learned Friend will know that the beef rearing industries in Latin America have relied for many decades on obtaining the best breeding stock in the world from Britain. As they have had to rely all this time on second best, and as we have complied with the five principal conditions of Florence, is it not high time that this disgraceful and unfair ban was lifted?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Mar 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 6 March.[17576]

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Mar 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: Has my right hon. Friend noticed the knowledgeable speech given in the House of Lords yesterday in which it was said that our economy is doing rather well, particularly in comparison to the last 18 years—[Interruption.]—and even more so in comparison to the economies of Europe? That speech was by the noble Lord Barnett, the last Chief Secretary to the Treasury in a Labour Government. Did...

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Pensioner Incomes (25 Feb 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: Does my hon. Friend recall that the last time that pensions were uprated with earnings was under the last Labour Government? That was a time when the increase in earnings was less than the rate of inflation, so the population generally were less well off in real terms. The then Government wanted the pensioners to share with the general public being less well off in real terms. It saved money...

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Open Government (24 Feb 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: Would it not be a good example of openness in government if the Leader of the Opposition were to announce which Ministries will be controlled by the deputy leader of the Labour party, in the unlikely event of a Labour Government? After all, we want to know—and so does he.

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Latin America (24 Feb 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the performance of ODA projects in Latin America. [15546]

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Latin America (24 Feb 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: Bearing in mind that the trade winds that so affect our climate and rainfall originate in the Amazon basin, is not it extremely important that the great expertise that we have in this country—at Kew gardens, for example—is put at the disposal of the Brazilian Government and their many institutions to ensure sustainable use of the tropical rain forest that does not destroy it?

The Constitution (20 Feb 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: The debate has been extremely interesting. Hon. Members should reflect on the fact that we are in the House of Commons on a Thursday evening, on a one-line Whip, with no decision, and no vote to take at the end of the evening, yet there is quite heavy attendance. That is because the House has always taken the constitution and constitutional reform very seriously. Reforms must be practical and...

The Constitution (20 Feb 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: No. What would be the programme for the next Parliament of a theoretical Labour Government? They would have to deal with the legislation arising from Maastricht 2, and with legislation on a European single currency, on Scottish and Welsh devolution, on reform of the House of Lords and on reform of the electoral system. Every one of those items is constitutional. What would happen? On...

The Constitution (20 Feb 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: rose—

Orders of the Day — BSE Crisis (17 Feb 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Orders of the Day — BSE Crisis (17 Feb 1997)

Mr Jacques Arnold: rose—


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