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Selective Investment Brokers (3 Mar 1992)

Mr Charles Morrison: In almost 28 years in the House, this is only the second occasion on which I have the Adjournment debate. It will almost certainly be the last, because I shall not he here after the next election. The matter which I propose to raise is of great importance to many unfortunate people, and I am pleased to have this opportunity to air their real grievances and to call on the Government to...

Orders of the Day — Wild Mammals (Protection) Bill (14 Feb 1992)

Mr Charles Morrison: Surely what matters is not what the hon. Gentleman says, but what is in the Bill. What is in the Bill would be enormously detrimental to shooting.

Orders of the Day — Wild Mammals (Protection) Bill (14 Feb 1992)

Mr Charles Morrison: What about clause 1? The hon. Gentleman must consider clause 1. Counsel's opinion is that clause 1 could be enormously disadvantageous to shooting.

Orders of the Day — Wild Mammals (Protection) Bill (14 Feb 1992)

Mr Charles Morrison: indicated assent.

Orders of the Day — Wild Mammals (Protection) Bill (14 Feb 1992)

Mr Charles Morrison: What strikes me as extraordinary about the debate is that, even if those who support the Bill have read it, they are not prepared to face its implications. None the less, I agree strongly with the right hon. Member for Chesterfield (Mr. Benn) that the human race has a responsibility to look after wildlife. Indeed, the second remarkable aspect of the debate is the paradox that there is a...

Orders of the Day — Wild Mammals (Protection) Bill (14 Feb 1992)

Mr Charles Morrison: The right hon. Gentleman says no. He and some other hon. Members will not be here. It is naive to pretend that the League Against Cruel Sports will give up its battle against other field sports if the Bill becomes law.

Orders of the Day — Wild Mammals (Protection) Bill (14 Feb 1992)

Mr Charles Morrison: Labour policy has often changed; on this occasion, it would be change for the worse. I have no doubt that Labour's attitude to field sports would change as a result of pressure from organisations thatsimply do not know the realities of conservation. The Bill would have a devastating effect on conservation. Foxes have a disastrous effect on wild birds. For example, research on Salisbury...

Orders of the Day — Wild Mammals (Protection) Bill (14 Feb 1992)

Mr Charles Morrison: Has my hon. Friend considered the implications for commercial fishing?

Orders of the Day — Wild Mammals (Protection) Bill (14 Feb 1992)

Mr Charles Morrison: It is relevant to what my hon. Friend said about cruelty. In commercial fishing, the fish are dumped on a deck where they die slowly, out of their element. How does he justify that?

Local Government Bill [Lords] (20 Jan 1992)

Mr Charles Morrison: I too am sorry to interrupt my right hon. Friend but, as his reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Chichester (Mr. Nelson) referred to the economic case for change, does he agree that if there is such an economic case for change, it must be made on the basis that where there are unitary authorities, which, as a matter of principle, I strongly support, those authorities must be of an adequate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: World Population Conference (20 Jan 1992)

Mr Charles Morrison: Although I fully understand why my right hon. Friend cannot attend the conference of Parliamentarians, will she tell the House now whether the Government support the recent call by Mr. Robert McNamara for a global commission on population in preparation for the 1994 United Nations conference on population? Secondly, are the Government currently involved in giving advice or assistance to the...

Environmentally Sensitive Areas (15 Jan 1992)

Mr Charles Morrison: My right hon. Friend's statement amounts to another considerable step towards environmentally friendly farming. Can he say whether restoration of environmental losses will involve the inclusion of payment for more conservation headlands in more ESAs? As to wetlands, I hope that there will be payments in other ESAs besides those in the Somerset levels.

Orders of the Day — Defence: Second Day (15 Oct 1991)

Mr Charles Morrison: The collapse of the Warsaw pact, the main cause and main objective of defence policy and defence expenditure since the pact was signed, has, without doubt, created a real and hoped for opportunity for savings on defence. However, it is worth noting and may be salutary to recall that it was the continuing and growing cost of defence and sophisticated modern weaponry, and the effect of that on...

Orders of the Day — Wildlife and Countryside (Amendment) Bill: Short Title, Interpretation and Extent (5 Jul 1991)

Mr Charles Morrison: I do not quite understand what the hon. Gentleman is getting at when he talks of an amnesty. As he has just said, it is permitted to keep certain substances for certain legal purposes. I therefore cannot see why it should be necessary to have a two-month amnesty—the law is the law. Why should such an amnesty in itself encourage people who possess these substances to hand them in?

Orders of the Day — Wildlife and Countryside (Amendment) Bill: Short Title, Interpretation and Extent (5 Jul 1991)

Mr Charles Morrison: As the hon. Member for Caerphilly (Mr. Davies) knows, despite his final two sentences' I support the Bill. It is a helpful step forward. I join him in what he said about the late Donald Coleman, but the hon. Gentleman has been a little modest in relation to the part that he has played in helping the Bill through the House, on which he is to be congratulated. Before the hon. Gentleman began...

Orders of the Day — Wildlife and Countryside (Amendment) Bill: Short Title, Interpretation and Extent (5 Jul 1991)

Mr Charles Morrison: I am grateful to my hon. Friend and I concur with what he says. He has clarified in precise terms exactly what the position is. I agree entirely with the hon. Gentleman that—

Orders of the Day — Wildlife and Countryside (Amendment) Bill: Short Title, Interpretation and Extent (5 Jul 1991)

Mr Charles Morrison: I am grateful for the hon. Gentleman's clarification of that point, which I am sure is helpful and will come as a relief to gamekeepers. I agree strongly with the hon. Gentleman about the need for co-ordination between the Department of the Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Until the hon. Gentleman drew attention to it, I was not aware that apparently the two...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Jun 1991)

Mr Charles Morrison: Can my right hon. Friend confirm that the Government have no intention of introducing a statutory minimum wage? Will he also say what effect a statutory minimum wage would have?

Orders of the Day — Planning and Compensation Bill [Lords]: Development Plans (19 Jun 1991)

Mr Charles Morrison: Can my hon. Friend confirm that the present situation is totally different from that which has obtained for the past 15 to 20 years? My hon. Friend knows as well as I do that there is considerable concern throughout a good proportion of the south of England about there being too much water extraction, and about the disadvantage to the environment generally and to rivers in particular. Is my...


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