Results 1–20 of 2610 for speaker:Mr Kenneth Lewis

Business of the House (11 May 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: Is my right hon. Friend aware that I have not heard the announcement which he said my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister made? But, in so far as my right hon. Friend has now conveyed it to me, may I—I think that the House agrees—congratulate him on the way in which he has answered our questions during business time throughout this Parliament'? However, I am sorry that he seems to have...

Business of the House ( 7 May 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: Has my right hon. Friend noted that a candidate for the SDP at the last election, who was once a Member of the House, has recently spoken on a Government party platform, asking people to vote Conservative in the coming election? Will my right hon. Friend arrange to issue blanket information to Opposition Members, asking them all to come into our little ring so as to make it bigger?

Business of the House (30 Apr 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: My hon. Friend is aware that the House has spent quite a lot of time and travail putting through the Criminal Justice Bill, which is at present proceeding in another place. Can he assure me that the Government will do everything that they can to get the Bill—I am prepared to give up some of my extended summer holiday, which I may not get for another 30 years — through in this Parliament?...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Food Aid (23 Apr 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: Is my right hon. Friend aware that many people in the country believe that this scheme was a very good one and that it provided an advantage for the charities involved to do good work, which is what they are there to do? In future, will he see that the scheme is extended rather than diminished?

Business of the House ( 9 Apr 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: May I draw the attention of my right hon. Friend to early-day motion 864 which deals with the Norcross takeover bid? [That this House is of the opinion that the William Holdings bid to take control of Norcross plc is not in the best interests of the country, the workforce or the shareholders] Will he ask his right hon. Friend to refer this takeover bid to the Director of Fair Trading because...

Business of the House (26 Mar 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: Will my right hon. Friend have a word with his right hon. Friend the Chief Whip before he returns to his cloistered existence and ask him to make the business during the week after Easter somewhat light?

Car Bomb (Rheindahlen) (24 Mar 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: Will my right hon. Friend accept that" while it is right to react in such a situation and to have a full inquiry, it would be the greatest mistake to over-react?

Ways and Means: Amendment of the Law (17 Mar 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: I have to say to the right hon. Member for Western Isles (Mr. Stewart) that I have seen many Budgets in my time, and he has seen a few, but I do not think that either of us will ever see a Budget presented by the Scottish National party. I suppose, if I have my years right, that I have seen 28 Budgets, but there have been some years in which we have had two or three Budgets so I suppose I...

Ways and Means: Amendment of the Law (17 Mar 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: Oh, they have changed their minds, have they? [Interruption.]

Ways and Means: Amendment of the Law (17 Mar 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: We cannot hope for much from the Labour party, and I would guess that the country can hope for still less from the alliance parties, even if they were to do a deal with the Labour party. The Budget has to be taken together with the autumn statement — a give-away announcement in which my right hon. Friend the Chancellor surprised many of his hon. Friends by pushing several billion pounds...

Business of the House (12 Mar 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: I hesitate to put this question after what the hon. and learned Member for Leicester, West (Mr. Janner) has said, but at least I am retiring at the next election. My right hon. Friend knows perfectly well that we like to facilitate Government business and are enthusiastic about doing so. Will he tell the House when we are likely to return after the Easter recess so that we may facilitate our...

Prime Minister's Question Time (10 Mar 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. During Prime Minister's Questions it has always been the norm that the Leader of the Opposition puts two questions to the Prime Minister. That is generally accepted by the House. In recent weeks it has become obvious that that norm has become three questions; the right hon. Gentleman is putting three questions to the Prime Minister. Can you persuade the...

Business of the House ( 5 Mar 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: Has my right hon. Friend noticed that the Governor of the Bank of England is doing his best to bring interest rates down? Therefore, will my right hon. Friend encourage my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer to follow that example and bring interest rates down now rather than waiting for the Budget, as that will please every person who pays a mortgage, industry and the farmers?

Trade Unions (24 Feb 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that most people accept that trade unions must belong to their members, and, therefore, that the extension of voting must be acceptable in terms of industrial democracy? Does he have any knowledge of whether the TUC and individual unions are prepared to consult on this matter? [Interruption.]They might get an invitation to Downing street for beer...

Points of Order (23 Feb 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I ask whether you can assure the House that the rule which you have applied in connection with recent early-day motions, which is accepted by everybody, will also apply to early-day motions tabled by some people at some time in the past applying to people outside the House who have even less chance to justify themselves than those who are Members of the House?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Farm Incomes (19 Feb 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: Does my hon. Friend agree that the best improvement in regard to farm incomes is that they should be realistic? The Government are seeking to achieve stability in the market and they should be thanked for that instead of being knocked about by the NFU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: British Coal Enterprise Ltd. (16 Feb 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement about the activities of British Coal Enterprise Ltd.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: British Coal Enterprise Ltd. (16 Feb 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: I congratulate my hon. Friend on his answer. When I first entered the House 30 years ago it was the aim of most people to get as many underground workers as possible out of the mines because it was such a rough, dirty and nasty job. It is rather nice to know that British Coal Enterprise is proving that it can provide alternative jobs. Will my hon. Friend keep up the good work?

Business of the House (12 Feb 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: Has my right hon. Friend considered the reasonable, if controversial, suggestion of the Paymaster General that people in Britain should now be paid on the basis of productivity, efficiency and so on? Would it be a good idea if my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House looked at that in relation to the House of Commons? For example, Ministers who spend wisely should be paid more, those who...

Nuclear Waste ( 9 Feb 1987)

Mr Kenneth Lewis: Was my hon. Friend's Committee satisfied with the NIREX proposals for disposal in areas where compensation might be required and where there are large numbers of people? Was his Committee satisfied that NIREX does not have alternative areas where there are not high populations and where geologically correct land is available? Have we thoroughly explored those areas of Britain which do not...


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