Results 161–180 of 2004 for speaker:Mr Nigel Fisher

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Building Societies (23 May 1972)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Would my hon. Friend agree that tampering with the supply of credit will not resolve the problem, which can be met only by an increase in the number of new houses?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Community Development (4 May 1972)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Will my hon. Friend give consideration to the possibility of providing adventure playgrounds, particularly in Belfast, for Protestant and Catholic children—[Interruption.]—this is a constructive proposal—to enable Protestant and Catholic children to play together and to try to break down the hatred which is being instilled into the next generation, which is one of the worst features of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Rhodesia (24 Apr 1972)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Although there was a certain amount of intimidation or direct pressure both ways, would my right hon. Friend agree that the degree and extent of it was not really as great as to invalidate the findings of the Pearce Commission, whatever they may be?

Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (29 Nov 1971)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I did not agree with much that the hon. Member for Belfast, West (Mr. Fitt) said in his extremely long speech, but, on balance, I would rather listen to him than to the deafeningly noisy nonsense of the hon. Member for Antrim, North (Rev. Ian Paisley), who habitually comes into the Chamber an hour before he wants to speak and leaves it the moment he has spoken.

Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (29 Nov 1971)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Let us not go on with all this.

Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (29 Nov 1971)

Mr Nigel Fisher: It is not really my quarrel, and I am just begining a speech which, I hope, will not be too long. The hon. Members for Belfast, West and for Antrim, North agreed at least on one point—and I agree with them both about it—that is, the terrible unemployment in Northern Ireland today—about 10 per cent. of the working population. It is a grave situation. But they were less than fair to the...

Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (29 Nov 1971)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Yes, I saw that, and I was surprised, in view of its terms, though I am not at all surprised that the right hon. Gentleman is not here to vote for it tonight. [HON. MEMBERS: "Cheap."] We are at war with the I.R.A. If the terrorists want a united Ireland, their present policy of violence and death is totally counter-productive. No British Government will negotiate with gunmen, and there are a...

Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (29 Nov 1971)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Of course they are. They should have been met 20, 30 or 40 years ago, and if they had been met gradually and tactfully by Lord Brookeborough we should not be in the mess we are in today. But it is no use living in the past. They are being met now, and hon. Members opposite including the hon. Lady the Member for Mid-Ulster, know that perfectly well. As the next step, we should consider the...

Northern Ireland (Compton Committee's Report) (17 Nov 1971)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Before the hon. Gentleman resumes his seat; this is not a matter of semantics. We are at war with the I.R.A. Why do the hon. Gentleman and some of his hon. Friends below the Gangway insist on showing themselves to the country as being allied to and in support of the enemies of this country?

Northern Ireland (6 Apr 1971)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I appreciate the restrained and short speech of the hon. Member for Inverness (Mr. Russell Johnsston). I propose to follow him in both respects. I agree with what he said about the withdrawal of arms and the banning of marches. As you, Mr. Speaker, are I believe aware, I am an Ulsterman by marriage and I have a home in Northern Ireland. Therefore, inevitably, I have been involved in the...

Northern Ireland (6 Apr 1971)

Mr Nigel Fisher: The hon. Member for Belfast, West (Mr. Fitt) must wait for it. I do not intend to be one-sided in my comments. On the other hand, it was almost impossible for a Unionist to enter public life without first joining the Orange Order. In fact, my wife was ex-communicated from the Orange Order for daring to set foot in a Roman Catholic church in London to attend the wedding of the daughter of an...

Northern Ireland (6 Apr 1971)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I am sorry if I paid the I.R.A. any compliment to which it is not entitled. But its purpose—and I do not associate the hon. Lady with the I.R.A. —is chaos and revolution. Like the member of the People's Democracy organisation who said it, the I.R.A. does not want reform. It wants revolution in Ireland; and we cannot negotiate with terrorism. In these circumstances, I sympathise very much...

Orders of the Day — Misuse of Drugs Bill: Regulations and Orders (9 Dec 1970)

Mr Nigel Fisher: As a director of a group of pharmaceutical companies—I declare that interest at the outset—I should like to support what has been said by the hon. Member for Liverpool, west Derby (Mr. Ogden). There should be adequate consultation with the industry before regulations or orders are made under the Act. I understand that my hon. Friend acknowledges that. I did not serve on the Standing...

Defence (Donaldson Report) (25 Nov 1970)

Mr Nigel Fisher: No one seems adequately to have thanked my hon. Friend for his much more liberal and humane reaction to the report than we encountered among some members of the last Government.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: South Africa (Arms Supply) (16 Nov 1970)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will delay a final decision on the supply of arms to South Africa until there has been a full exchange of views at the Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: South Africa (Arms Supply) (16 Nov 1970)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Would my right hon. Friend agree that there is no hurry to announce a decision in this matter and that on an issue which may well prejudice the future of the whole Commonwealth, it would be proper for the Commonwealth Prime Ministers together to discuss it, especially as their forthcoming meeting is to be comparatively soon.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Anguilla (16 Nov 1970)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement arising out of the Wooding Commission's Report on St. Kitts and Anguilla.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Anguilla (16 Nov 1970)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Now that St. Kitts has apparently accepted the Report and Anguilla has rejected it, as I rather feared, could my right hon. Friend give an indication of his own attitude and whether he hopes to be able to use the Report as a basis for discussion between the two sides, perhaps with himself in the chair?

Anguilla (Wooding Commission) (6 Nov 1970)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I realise that my right hon. Friend has already met Mr. Bradshaw and Mr. Webster, but in the light of the recommendations of the report, whatever they are—

Anguilla (Wooding Commission) (6 Nov 1970)

Mr Nigel Fisher: There are bound to be recommendations. I said "whatever they are". Does my right hon. Friend intend to have further discussions with those two gentlemen in the light of the report to ascertain their reactions to it?


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