Results 1–20 of 2575 for speaker:Mr Harry Ewing

Mr. Speaker (Retirement) (12 Mar 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: As one who, from time to time, has given you no end of bother, Mr. Speaker—and I have to say in all honesty that there have been times when I have not been too pleased with you, either—may I join in these tributes to you on your retirement? I do not know what on earth I shall do for exercise after you and I have left the House, because the number of times I have stood up and down without...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Constitutional Reform (26 Feb 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: When the Secretary of State considers constitutional change, will he disregard the position of the SNP? Having listened on Monday for a fairly long time to the SNP pleading to leave the Union, I noticed that the leader of the parliamentary group, the hon. Member for Moray (Mrs. Ewing), could not get down to Westminster quick enough to sit beside the heir to the throne at a dinner. If that is...

Points of Order (18 Feb 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

Points of Order (18 Feb 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: I wonder whether I could raise with you, Mr. Speaker, a matter which is very sensitive in the run-up to the general election. Without being critical of any of the House authorities, I am surprised at the contents of the Government motion on the Order Paper. You have always ruled, that the Government have no responsibility for Opposition parties' policies. The sensitive issue is the...

Points of Order (17 Feb 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I shall be brief, but I regard this as important. I am addressing you in your role as Chairman of the Speaker's Conference—which, as you know, deals with electoral matters—rather than in your role as Speaker. It probably escaped your notice, but, at the weekend, a very senior member of the Scottish National party suggested in Scotland that no one over...

Rechar (17 Feb 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: Is the Secretary of State aware that, as one who was a Scottish Office Minister with Bruce Millan, I have always considered that Bruce Millan was the finest Secretary of State that Scotland has had in the post-war years? Is the Secretary of State further aware that, even in 1992, I still believe that Bruce Millan is the finest Secretary of State, because, by battering some sense into the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Overseas Investment (12 Feb 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: Does not the Minister understand that the simple reason for inward investment in Britain has nothing to do with the Government's activities? The Governments of countries such as Germany and France invest in their own industries. The difference is that, far from investing in our own industry, the Government of this country is slaughtering it. Then they have to send Ministers like that...

"People, Jobs and Opportunity" (11 Feb 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: May I take the Secretary of State back to the question on nurses asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Halifax (Mrs. Mahon)? Does he accept that the national health service is different in the sense that it is owned, managed and run by the Government and a Secretary of State sets in place legislative proposals? Will he give an absolute guarantee that under no circumstances will he enforce...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Citizens Charter (11 Feb 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: Whatever the citizens charter is or is not meant to do, will the Minister assure us that it is certainly not meant to replace his Department's statutory obligations in relation to the tragic accidents with which the Health and Safety Executive should deal? I am grateful to the Minister and to his Department for the speed with which they dispatched members of the Health and Safety Executive to...

Orders of the Day — Offshore Safety Bill [Lords] (10 Feb 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I apologise to the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan (Mr. Salmond) for interrupting his speech. I refer to the serious incident in my constituency. I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Dalyell) for raising with you, Madam Deputy Speaker, the question whether a Government statement can be made later tonight. I have been in...

Motorway Service Areas (10 Feb 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: With the deregulation of motorway service areas, and with the opening up to private enterprise and competition, may I have an absolute assurance from the Secretary of State that there are no plans to allow service areas to sell alcohol in any form?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Germany (29 Jan 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: Is the Secretary of State aware that the Bavarians would be just as baffled by his own view that the constitutional mechanism would lead to economic ruin? I am sure that he did not explain that to the Bavarians. When the Secretary of State went to Germany, did he find any part of Germany which had suffered as a result of the devolved system of government? The Under-Secretary of State, the...

Points of Order (28 Jan 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. My point relates to Prime Minister's Question Time. I do not know whether mathematics is one of your strong points, and I do not expect an answer to the point today, but you will have noticed that the first five questions to the Prime Minister on the Order Paper today were tabled by Labour Members. Can you explain to the House how it was possible for seven...

Points of Order (28 Jan 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

Points of Order (23 Jan 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

Points of Order (23 Jan 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: I am delighted to learn that you are a floating voter, Mr. Speaker. On behalf of the Labour party, I invite you to join the vast majority of people in this country at the next election and to vote Labour.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Parliamentary Representation (23 Jan 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: Is the Minister aware that the hon. Member for Dartford—[Interruption.] Perhaps the hon. Member for Dartford (Mr. Dunn) will pay attention for a moment. Is the Minister aware that the hon. Gentleman is quite right to worry about the level of representation in England because every time a Tory is defeated in Scotland he flees the country, comes down here and tries to get a Tory seat? I...

Autumn Statement (22 Jan 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Autumn Statement (22 Jan 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Autumn Statement (22 Jan 1992)

Mr Harry Ewing: I am grateful to the Chancellor for giving way so early in his speech, because my intervention may help to set the context in which his speech is delivered. When he has shown how wrong he was in his forecasts, backed up by all the paraphernalia of the civil service and the forecasting material at his disposal, why should the people of this country believe a word he says about the Labour...


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