Results 1–20 of 2128 for speaker:Mr John Golding

Procedure (27 Feb 1986)

Mr John Golding: I want to talk, first, about the Government amendment to curb exceptionally long speeches. I was hurt to hear the hon. Member for Honiton (Sir P. Emery) suggest that the measure was prompted by my 11¼-hour speech, which has gone into the "Guinness I3ook of Records" and has been celebrated in cartoon by P.C. Nuttall. I do not regard an 11¼-hour speech as exceptionally long. Be that as it...

Procedure (27 Feb 1986)

Mr John Golding: My right hon. Friend of the five guillotine motions supports my hon. Friend's view of the supremacy of Parliament. I have reservations and I have placed them down as amendments. It is a relief to me that they were not called, because Members would have had to vote on them at 7 o'clock on a Thursday and that would have made me very unpopular. The usual channels must not be undermined. I think...

Procedure (27 Feb 1986)

Mr John Golding: That is what most of us do. Most of us are loyal to our parties and loyal to the promise that we made to our electorate to support the party. If I were the Secretary of State on a Committee that was timetabled, my first thought would be to find a young man who wanted to make his name and who was prepared to talk and talk and talk in support of the Government, thereby squeezing out Opposition...

Procedure (27 Feb 1986)

Mr John Golding: rose——

Education and Training (10 Feb 1986)

Mr John Golding: The Government are very good at one thing, and that is demolition. Indeed, when the Prime Minister is finally driven out by the wolves, or perhaps the sheep, I believe that she will turn her back on south-east London and make for the north. I can see her now, running amok, blowing up chimney stacks, with the light shining in her eyes, because this is a Government of demolition experts. The...

Education and Training (10 Feb 1986)

Mr John Golding: I accept that correction, but the training took place, and taking away the statutory obligation to pay has taken away the training itself in many instances. Let us return to the preaching. My advice to Ministers is that there is no point in that preaching. They should save their breath, and, at those dinners, give their puddings time to settle rather than make those useless speeches. The...

Education and Training (10 Feb 1986)

Mr John Golding: The hon. Gentleman is an old friend of mine. I relied on his interventions in the Committee on the British Telecommunications Bill to carry me on for months. He is entitled, after two minutes in the Chamber, to make a three-minute intervention in my speech, but I say this first. There is a conflict between the interests of existing shareholders and the needs of the country's industry and work...

Education and Training (10 Feb 1986)

Mr John Golding: The answer is no, but I had not intended to make an election speech this evening. I believe that a company's obligation to its shareholders means that we must have a wide basis of statutory obligation — the hon. Member for Langbaurgh (Mr. Holt) would say for payment—backed by a system of payment that is fair to employers and taxpayers. Without statutory obligation, the needs of the young...

Education and Training (10 Feb 1986)

Mr John Golding: The Minister is blushing. I have never seen a Minister blush before.

Supplementary Estimates 1985–86: Water Authorities (Return on Assets) (17 Dec 1985)

Mr John Golding: For many of us, water is not for industrial purposes. For Conservative Members, water is often not for drinking. For my right hon. and hon. Friends, water is not for bathing; they prefer asses' milk generally. As everyone knows, water has only one real use, and that is to provide fishing. I shall address myself to angling. The angler is in danger of greater exploitation by water authorities...

Supplementary Estimates 1985–86: Water Authorities (Return on Assets) (17 Dec 1985)

Mr John Golding: That is obvious, Mr. Deputy Speaker. If money is lost running a fishery, the rate of return is affected. If money is made running a fishery, that obviously relates to the rate of return. My remarks are addressed to whether profit is made or not, and I believe that they are relevant. The Midland Federation of Fly Fishers is worried always about rates of return on capital, and it is concerned...

Supplementary Estimates 1985–86: Water Authorities (Return on Assets) (17 Dec 1985)

Mr John Golding: One minute is nothing when we are dealing with angling and privatisation. It is certain that there is tremendous opposition among anglers to the privatisation of water. That does not just apply to the ordinary common working-class fisherman. In the past few months I have been surprised at meetings of the anglers' co-operative association, the anti-pollution body and other angling...

Supplementary Estimates 1985–86: Water Authorities (Return on Assets) (17 Dec 1985)

Mr John Golding: No. May I draw the Minister's attention to the look of shock and horror on the face of his right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and his hon. Friend the Minister for Environment. Countryside and Local Government when he referred to the cleaning of rivers as one of the great achievements. It was their expressions that amused me. It would be better if the Minister spoke with a mirror on a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Points of Order (5 Dec 1985)

Mr John Golding: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. How can it be ruled that the Prime Minister is not responsible for the question when the question was written before the answer? [Laughter.]

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Points of Order (5 Dec 1985)

Mr John Golding: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Points of Order (5 Dec 1985)

Mr John Golding: The response of the House to the mistake that I made in my point of order was more eloquent than if I had put it correctly.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Nationalised Industries (Share Flotations) (27 Nov 1985)

Mr John Golding: Will it be possible to stop the fraud that took place at the time of the issue of BT shares? Will the Government take action against those who were fraudulently involved in making applications for shares in the BT flotation?

Parental and Family Leave (26 Nov 1985)

Mr John Golding: No Conservative Member would miss his or her daughter's wedding to come to the House. They would put their top hats on and leave their nannies to look after their little children to go to the wedding. [Interruption.] Conservative Members can shout all they like, but they show that they do not understand how ordinary people live. The hon. Member for Derbyshire, South (Mrs. Currie) said that...

Orders of the Day — Part I: European Communities (28 Oct 1985)

Mr John Golding: I thoroughly enjoyed the contribution of my right hon. Friend the Member for Barnsley, Central (Mr. Mason). It was an excellent summary of the case for conservation. My right hon. Friend is a conservationist. I know that because I go fishing with him. He goes out of his way to make sure that he does not catch any fish—and that is only trout! His rule for salmon is that after he has caught...


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