Dr Alan Glyn: My right hon. and learned Friend will be aware that my constituency is one of the worst affected by aircraft noise. May I ask two questions——
Dr Alan Glyn: I shall ask one question. Will the new plans increase the number of flights to and from London airport?
Dr Alan Glyn: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the whole House is encouraged by the efforts of our troops in the Gulf, including the Life Guards, a Windsor-based regiment of the Household Cavalry, but will he give consideration to organisations such as the Red Cross and St. John Ambulance and others who assisted in co-ordinating efforts to free hospital facilities for potential casualties?
Dr Alan Glyn: Does that include the destruction of chemical materials and possible atomic weapons in Iraq before the completion of the peace agreement?
Dr Alan Glyn: My right hon. Friend has already given an answer about our prisoners of war, about whom we are all worried. Will he make sure that, at the end of the Gulf war, atrocities and ill treatment of other prisoners of war and civilians are brought to trial and brought to the notice of the public?
Dr Alan Glyn: Does my right hon. Friend agree that a great contribution has been made by the St. John Ambulance Brigade, the Red Cross and the national health service in making provision for emergency treatment in this country?
Dr Alan Glyn: I do not often agree with the hon. Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Dalyell), but tonight I do. Any war would be ghastly and horrible. Also, I was fortunate enough to listen to General Powell. The House should be indebted to him for giving us such a marvellous dissertation. The debate serves two purposes. First, it brings home to the British people what a dangerous situation the nation is facing....
Dr Alan Glyn: We are all pleased to see that the hostages have been released, but one wonders why they were liberated. Was it to gain time, or was it for some other reason? We do not know. However, I am sure that the House is glad that they have been brought home safely. It is important that we adhere to the United Nations resolutions. We have to see this conflict through. We have one of the most powerful...
Dr Alan Glyn: What will happen to the Iraqi civilians now in Kuwait? Will they be removed? I refer to civilians, not military personnel.
Dr Alan Glyn: Following yesterday's statement about the Gulf, will my right hon. Friend give serious consideration to arranging a full-scale debate on that subject before Christmas?
Dr Alan Glyn: I welcome this composite Bill. I well remember that some 30 years ago we had to have such a Bill every year and to deal with each service separately. I particularly like the provisions for compensation and for children. I emphasise the importance of bringing civilian law into line with military law, in so far as that is possible. Most people agree that civilian life is not the same as...
Dr Alan Glyn: I agree with the hon. Member for Newport, East (Mr. Hughes) that we should congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Ayr (Mr. Younger) and my hon. Friend the Member for Richmond and Barnes (Mr. Hanley) on their superb speeches. That is as far as I can agree with the hon. Gentleman, except to say that Wales produces the most marvellous speakers. It is appropriate that the first...
Dr Alan Glyn: Will the provisions apply to small airfields—a subject on which I have written to the Minister—which give rise to real difficulties? In my constituency, for instance, the flight path to and from an airfield goes right over people's houses.
Dr Alan Glyn: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that this is a unique opportunity in the history of Europe and of the world, and that we should take advantage of what has happened in the countries of eastern Europe, which we have all visited at various times? If we do not take this opportunity now, we shall lose many opportunities in future.
Dr Alan Glyn: It is not often that I agree with the hon. Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks), but I agree with him about the role played by Mr. Gorbachev. However, I must also pay tribute—the hon. Gentleman will not agree with me—to my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister, who lit the torch of freedom when she visited Poland. I agree with the hon. Gentleman that not everything in the German...
Dr Alan Glyn: Does my hon. Friend agree that the beginning of the process of democratisation occurred when my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister visited Poland and set alight the torch for freedom?
Dr Alan Glyn: It will, of course, provide a very good service, but is my hon. Friend aware that most people want to travel by car to the airport and that the new service will not relieve the congestion on the M4, as has been suggested?
Dr Alan Glyn: May I join my right hon. Friend in welcoming the new proposals, which give financial continuity to the royal family, who render singular service to the nation? They will also allow the royal family to plan their arrangements in advance. I welcome also the new arrangements for the royal palaces and the very clever and clear study that was undertaken before the proposals were made.
Dr Alan Glyn: Does my hon. Friend agree that it would be almost impossible to increase runway capacity at Heathrow, simply because of the bottlenecks on the roads, particularly Cromwell road? Even with a rail link, that additional route cannot cope with more traffic.
Dr Alan Glyn: On behalf of my constituents in Windsor and Maidenhead, I should like to add my congratulations to those of my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister, who, in moving the motion so adequately and beautifully, expressed every facet of Her Majesty's life. The Queen Mother has many public duties. The parade showed the 300 institutions in which she has always shown an interest. Above all, the Queen...