Results 41–60 of 2004 for speaker:Mr Nigel Fisher

Orders of the Day — Supply: Parliamentary Pensions Bill (21 Jun 1978)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I agree entirely with all that the right hon. Member for Bermondsey (Mr. Mellish) has said about pay. Of course, it was absolutely right to set up the Boyle Committee and absolutely wrong then totally to disregard what that Committee recommended. However, I shall not follow the right hon. Gentleman in any detail, because I want to be very brief indeed at this late hour, especially when many...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Fuel Costs (Elderly Persons) (9 Feb 1978)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will increase the subsidy on fuel for old people who cannot afford to heat their homes because heating costs in Northern Ireland are higher than in the rest of the United Kingdom.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Fuel Costs (Elderly Persons) (9 Feb 1978)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Is the help that is given enough, bearing in mind the discrepancy between costs in the United Kingdom as a whole and costs in Ulster? Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that there are cases of genuine hardship among retired and older people who cannot afford to heat their homes properly in this cold weather?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Airports Policy (6 Feb 1978)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will reconsider the provision of a new London airport at Maplin, in view of the worsening conditions at Heathrow for travellers and of the increasing problem of aircraft noise for nearby residents.

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry: British Leyland (23 Jan 1978)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Secretary of State for Industry what production output, in terms of vehicles per employee, has been achieved by British Leyland in the past year.

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry: British Leyland (23 Jan 1978)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Can the hon. Gentleman confirm whether it is correct, as has been reported, that the equivalent Japanese output is 43 vehicles per man per year, which is an enormously higher figure than ours? Is not this difference in output really the key to the future of British Leyland?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Education (Sectarianism) (24 Nov 1977)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Will the hon. Gentleman tell the House what the Government's attitude will be to the Private Member's Bill on this subject, to be reintroduced today by Lord Dunleath in another place? Will he explain why the Government seem to be keen on introducing into Northern Ireland legislation on comprehensive education but strangely reluctant, or slow, to do anything about the far more divisive...

Part Vi: Revision of Proportional Voting System (22 Nov 1977)

Mr Nigel Fisher: It is nothing to do with STV.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Falkland Islands (13 Jul 1977)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what matters will be discussed during the forthcoming talks with the Government of the Argentine about the Falkland Islands.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Falkland Islands (13 Jul 1977)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his forthright declaration, clear and categorical, that there can be no change in sovereignty without the full consent and approval of the islanders. But whilst it may be advisable and indeed even necessary to offer the Argentine participation in the development of fishing, exploration for oil and that type of thing, will he at least consider...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Education (Reorganisation) (23 Jun 1977)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Do the Cowan Report proposals mean two sets of comprehensive schools, one for Protestants and one for Catholics? If so, that is expensive as well as divisive. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that it is extraordinary that shared schools, the only constructive education suggestion in the special circumstances of Northern Ireland, are barely mentioned in the Cowan Report, although incidentally, as...

European Assembly (Directelections) (20 Apr 1977)

Mr Nigel Fisher: A fairly considerable number of Conservative Members are as passionately in favour of proportional representation for Europe as is the right hon. Gentleman himself.

Rhodesia (19 Apr 1977)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Arising out of a question from the hon. Member for Aberdeen, North (Mr. Hughes), to the last part of which the Foreign Secretary did not reply, and in view of the right hon. Gentleman's own recent statement that an inquiry is to be instituted into the supply of oil to Rhodesia, could he indicate what form that inquiry will take and could he ensure, as the Government themselves are one of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Falkland Islands (30 Mar 1977)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether discussions with the Government of the Argentine about the future of the Falkland Islands have begun; whether they include the issue of sovereignty; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Falkland Islands (30 Mar 1977)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Will the Minister go rather further than that and confirm that there will be no change in the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands without the full consent of the islanders, and that no pressure will be put upon them by the Government to accept any such change against their wishes?

European Parliament (Direct Elections) (25 Mar 1977)

Mr Nigel Fisher: At the risk of reiterating what has already been said by my hon. Friends the Members for Saffron Walden (Sir P. Kirk), Mid-Oxon (Mr. Hurd) and Richmond, Surrey (Sir A. Royle), I must say that the Minister's speech was the most confused, disingenuous and unclear that I have heard in this House for a long time. I do not want to be disagreeable, because the Minister is a very nice man, but he...

European Parliament (Direct Elections) (25 Mar 1977)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I cannot believe that it can be revived this Session, and if it is, I am sure that it will suffer the same fate as before. The other reason for the delay has been the deep division in the Labour Party over direct elections, but that factor, too, may now be less relevant. There is one advantage in the deplorable deal made this week between the Government and the Liberal Party and that is that...

European Parliament (Direct Elections) (25 Mar 1977)

Mr Nigel Fisher: The hon. Gentleman will have heard the right hon. Member for Devon, North reading out the terms of the deal in much more detail than the Prime Minister was able to give the other day, and certainly with far greater clarity than the hon. Gentleman himself has expressed in the House today. That is why I asked the hon. Gentleman to speak again later so that we could have a more definitive...

European Parliament (Direct Elections) (25 Mar 1977)

Mr Nigel Fisher: There may be an element of truth in what the Minister has said. I am coming to the possibility of regional lists, which would to a certain extent take care of that point. The real reason why the two main parties dislike the idea of a proportional representation system for Europe is that they are both afraid that, if they bring in a fair system of voting for Europe, they may eventually have...

European Parliament (Direct Elections) (25 Mar 1977)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I did not say that. I listed the major advantages of such a system and then added that an additional but minor advantage would be the one I mentioned. I agree that of course it is not a major advantage. The Government have no excuse for delaying the Bill any longer. To meet their own deadline they must bring it in soon and get it on the statute books by the end of this Session. It should—...


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