Results 1–20 of 1013 for speaker:Mr Hamish Gray

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Acid Rain (9 May 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: A memorandum on this subject prepared by the Central Electricity Generating Board for the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Communities, together with oral evidence by representatives of the board in May 1982, was published in the Committee's 16th report, Session 1981–82, of 29 June 1982.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Acid Rain (9 May 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: I agree with the hon. Gentleman, who has great experience in these matters, that they cause concern. However, acid rain is an international question, and the CEGB and the Government are fully prepared to play their part in the necessary research on the subject. We should not jump to conclusions too quickly. Much has been said and written about it, but there is still relatively little...

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Acid Rain (9 May 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: Nuclear-powered stations are undoubtedly very much less subject to environmental pollution — [Interruption.] Hon. Members can argue about it until they are blue in the face—and they will have to remain blue in the face for a long time after the next election.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Acid Rain (9 May 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: The point is well and truly taken. The Government will give every consideration to the best method of proceeding along those lines.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Acid Rain (9 May 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: Yes, that is the case, and I remind my hon. Friend that the United Kingdom spends £4 million, of which half is spent by the CEGB, on research into the effects of acidification.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Acid Rain (9 May 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: That is a completely different question. I was asked about environmental matters and gave the view that nuclear power was undoubtedly less of an environmental hazard than some of the other methods that we have at present.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Acid Rain (9 May 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: That is a very interesting point. The discovery that was made in Czechoslovakia shows that, environmentally, nuclear power is very much cleaner.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Depletion Policy (North Sea) (9 May 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: No. Present depletion policies have served us well by giving the oil industry the freedom and confidence to develop the resources of the North sea to the economic benefit of the nation. The tax and royalty concessions announced in the Budget will further encourage the new development that we need.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Depletion Policy (North Sea) (9 May 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: The hon. Gentleman is wrong. There is absolutely no case for delaying development when Britain's main activity must, be to stimulate new developments to come on stream once production from the present fields begins to decline.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Depletion Policy (North Sea) (9 May 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: Jealousy will get the hon. Gentleman nowhere. The Opposition are afraid of good news. The North sea has an abundance of good news. I have said outside the House—[Interruption.] If hon. Gentlemen will keep quiet for a moment, I shall tell them that the future of the North sea is in safe hands and is very bright. The prosperity of the North sea could only be inhibited by the policies of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Alternative Energy Sources (9 May 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: I expect my Department to spend approximately £14 million on research into new and renewable sources of energy in 1983–84. I have arranged for a breakdown of this estimate to be published in the Official Report.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Alternative Energy Sources (9 May 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: The amount of money being spent on renewable resources has been substantially increased in the life of this Parliament. Work is proceeding all the time on the development of our nuclear programme. Many people working in the nuclear supply industry are still in employment as a result of this Government's policies.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Alternative Energy Sources (9 May 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: My right hon. Friend is hoping to make a statement in the near future about the Severn barrage.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Alternative Energy Sources (9 May 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: That is correct. The Government are always prepared to examine the involvement of the private sector in any way that can be helpful.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Solar Systems (9 May 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: My Department will be spending £1 ¼ million in the current year on solar energy. I regret that statistics in the form requested by my hon. Friend are not available.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Solar Systems (9 May 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: I confirm to my hon. Friend that we are concentrating our available research and development funds on the most promising of the renewable technologies for the United Kingdom, which are wind, geothermal and passive solar design. Among the solar systems, my Department is concentrating on the passive solar design, which is the most promising means of exploiting solar energy in the United Kingdom.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Solar Systems (9 May 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: The Government's programme for alternative sources of energy is flexible, and, of course, were such a breakthrough to take place, the Government would take account of it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Solar Systems (9 May 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: The advice of the chief scientist is always taken seriously and carefully considered.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Severn Barrage (28 Mar 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: I shall very shortly announce the Government's decision on the recommendations of Sir Hermann Bondi's committee.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Severn Barrage (28 Mar 1983)

Mr Hamish Gray: I accept that the hon. Gentleman made his suggestions with the best intentions. He will be aware that considerable consultation has taken place. I assure him that he will not have to wait much longer for a statement.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.