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Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Corporation Tax (18 Jan 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: Is not the Minister really saying that Britain has become a tax haven for dodgy money, and does that not sum up the political values of his Government?

Business of the House (18 Jan 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: I am concerned about cheque book journalism, particularly because it encourages individuals to commit perjury. Surely we should have an early debate to discuss press abuse with a view to establishing a statutory right of reply to protect the general public above all else.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Water Standards (24 Jan 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: Is not London water recycled six or seven times? That may go down well with some people—possibly because it is time that people in the city had a pure water supply. Is not that a basic right? Is it not something that the Government should consider with real intent as these basic issues will arise time and again? It is a rip off.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Latin America (14 Feb 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: The Government are allegedly committed to perestroika and glasnost. Which of the countries that the Secretary of State mentioned is supposedly a democracy, and how does he justify trade with any Latin American country that is not a democracy? Such trade is clearly an abuse of people's rights, when they know that—

Points of Order: Channel Tunnel Act 1987 (Amendment) (21 Feb 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Drug Education (28 Feb 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: Does the Minister accept that drug abuse and addiction are connected with high unemployment? If we look at any place in Scotland and Britain we find that that is the case. Will the Minister come with me to my constituency and visit the group that he mentioned?

Business of the House (1 Mar 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: The Leader of the House knows that many people in Britain are worried about the sinister activities of Colin Wallace and Oleg Gordievsky, but what about Nonna Longden? Not so long ago Mrs. Longden was arrested in my office. She was there illegally and shortly afterwards the contents of my House of Commons locker were removed. I can tell the House that Mrs. Longden was not an innocent——

Business of the House (1 Mar 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: Mrs. Longden worked for Defence Systems, which has links with MI5 and MI6. Rupert Murdoch's minions paid £45,000 to bribe her to commit perjury and to concoct a smear story for the News of the World. Therefore, can we have a wide-ranging debate on the security aspects—[Laughter] it is a serious matter—of the state and about the threats and intimidation that hon. Members experience? It is...

Business of the House (15 Mar 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: Since a constituent of mine, Mr. Roger Randall, is having grave difficulty in bringing in his wife from Manila, will the right hon. Gentleman have this matter investigated, or can we have an early debate about his circumstances and those of many people who suffer from the racist attitude that is prevalent in the Government and many embassies?

Business of the House (22 Mar 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: As the Government are apparently committed to market forces, is it not a little strange that the Scottish Development Agency—a Government quango in Scotland—should reach a secret deal with Barratts, the building company, to develop a large area in my constituency—West Pilton circus—with a subsidy estimated at £300,000 or perhaps more? Obviously that deal remains secret because...

Local Government Finance (Scotland) (4 Apr 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: Despite the Secretary of State's gimmicks, is it not clear that there is a community charge in Scotland, and the charge is that the Government are oppressive and vindictive? That has been clear for some time, irrespective of the poll tax. Even so, the guru of the Tory party, Adam Smith—a Scot—warned the Bourbons a long time ago that a capitation charge would mean revolution—and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Training Schemes (24 Apr 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many individuals under the age of 21 years are currently being trained under Government-sponsored schemes; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Training Schemes (24 Apr 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: Is not it clear that cheap labour schemes are no substitute for fully fledged apprenticeships? Is not it time that the Secretary of State learnt the lesson of West Germany, which believes in that system? Is not it time that he responded to the needs of this country? Will he meet the Trades Union Congress and the Scottish Trades Union Congress, and indeed the Amalgamated Engineering Union, to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Rents (25 Apr 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: But surely, morally and politically, those councils have no right to implement Tory policy on the poll tax or on rents. The Minister should say that those councils can resist and fight back. If democracy means anything, the fight back of the common people means a tremendous amount. People power does not happen only in eastern Europe. It can happen here. Does the Minister agree that those...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Local Government Finance (2 May 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Roads (2 May 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: If all roads lead to Westminster, is not it clear that along those routes, regarding the poll tax, we shall see slogans such as "don't pay, don't collect"? It is not the official leadership who turned the "stop it" campaign into a "pay it" campaign who matter; it is the anti-poll tax movement, Committee 100 and others, who rightly said that this is a civil law which should he resisted as a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Roads (2 May 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: So people power is important; again it has forced the Prime Minister to think again on her hated tax.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Unemployment (10 May 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: As unemployment will always be high because of the security situation, is it not about time that the Government thought positively about withdrawing British troops from Northern Ireland? That would be a vital contribution to the Irish situation which has to be looked at time and again. It is about time that the Government made a decision on that.

Business of the House (10 May 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: I assure the Leader of the House that these days the only people who crucify one are those on the Labour party's NEC, and I speak from personal experience. More important at this stage, may I voice my support for the demand that we have a special debate to discuss the middle east hostages question? Such a debate would be important for the House, for the families of those concerned and as a...

Business of the House (17 May 1990)

Mr Ronald Brown: As the Leader of the House may know, Shell intends to sell a subsidiary, Mitchell Gas, based in my constituency to Calor Gas. If that is allowed to go through, it will mean that there will be a virtual monopoly in Scotland, with one firm controlling the supply of certain gases, including butane and other gases important to industry and to people in general. Will the Leader of the House...


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