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Northern Ireland (Security) ( 6 May 1987)

Viscount Cranborne: No.

Northern Ireland (Security) ( 6 May 1987)

Viscount Cranborne: The Secretary of State will be aware that one of the Government's objectives for the Anglo-Irish Agreement is an improvement in co-operation between security forces on both sides of the border. Can he point to any great improvement in that? Anecdotal evidence from members of the British security forces would suggest that, if anything, the situation has become worse rather than better.

Soviet Union (Prime Minister's Visit) ( 2 Apr 1987)

Viscount Cranborne: My right hon. Friend will be pleased at the gratitude of the oppressed Afghan people for what she said in Moscow. Did she discuss the conversations of the past four months held between Pakistani representatives and the Government of the Soviet Union in Moscow? In particular, did Mr. Gorbachev say anything about possible Soviet flexibility on a reduction from 18 months for the transfer and...

Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station (12 Mar 1987)

Viscount Cranborne: I, too, greatly welcome my right hon. Friend's decision in principle. However, he will be as aware as I am that his decision will almost immediately trigger an application from the Central Electricity Generating Board to build one and possibly two PWRs at Winfrith in my constituency, which will involve at least 90 m high cooling towers in the middle of Hardy country. Will he assure me that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Taoiseach (Talks) (12 Mar 1987)

Viscount Cranborne: How many items typically did the last Irish premier put on the agenda of the conference? Does my right hon. Friend intend to raise this question with the new Prime Minister and does he expect that number to increase?

Opposition Day: Intermediate Nuclear Weapons ( 9 Mar 1987)

Viscount Cranborne: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I apologise for interrupting the debate, which is already running late. The House is well accustomed to the intemperance with which it is often addressed by the hon. Member for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley (Mr. Foulkes), but even by his own standards and lack of control over his tongue, is it parliamentary that he should refer to my hon. Friend the...

Opposition Day: Intermediate Nuclear Weapons ( 9 Mar 1987)

Viscount Cranborne: —in the way that he did while intervening in the speech by my hon. Friend the Member for Wycombe (Mr. Whitney)?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Research and Development (Departmental Expenditure) (25 Feb 1987)

Viscount Cranborne: Would not British industry be more likely to produce more saleable goods if the Government encouraged it to do a little more of its own research and development instead of relying purely on Government sources?

Orders of the Day — Ministry of Defence Police Bill [Lords] (24 Feb 1987)

Viscount Cranborne: Like hon. Members on both sides who have spoken, I welcome the principle of the Bill and, like my hon. Friend the Member for Salisbury (Mr. Key), I draw the attention of the House to the fact that we are creating a national police force for the first time. It is as well that hon. Members should consider what the implications are. That national police force may be hedged around in clause...

Orders of the Day — Ministry of Defence Police Bill [Lords] (24 Feb 1987)

Viscount Cranborne: My hon. Friend will remember that in Committee I asked particularly whether he would reconsider the membership of the Police Committee and whether he would be prepared to broaden that membership to reflect something less than the rather cosy arrangement for membership indicated by my hon. and noble Friend in another place. Has my hon. Friend had time to reconsider that point?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Feb 1987)

Viscount Cranborne: My right hon. Friend will be aware of the visit this week to Britain of Maulawi Younes Khales, leader of the Hezb-i-Islami of Afghanistan. Will my right hon. Friend therefore take time today to reassert Her Majesty's Government's support for the right to self-determination for the people of Afghanistan, free of outside interference?

The Royal Navy ( 2 Feb 1987)

Viscount Cranborne: I apologise for interrupting. As my right hon. Friend knows, I am strongly sympathetic to his viewpoint. Does he agree that it would be sensible to urge on our right hon. Friends in the Ministry of Defence that any support that they can give the Merchant Navy should come not from the defence budget but from tax incentives or other Votes? The Ministry of Defence will be under considerable...

Opposition Day: The City and Industry (28 Jan 1987)

Viscount Cranborne: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way, especially as his momentum has taken him past the point that I wanted to pull him up on. What mechanism would he propose for the conversion from one currency to another, which is essential to world trade, if we were to abolish the foreign exchange market?

Lloyd's (22 Jan 1987)

Viscount Cranborne: My right hon. Friend has stressed the importance of speed in this and the House will welcome that, particularly in view of the lack of action so far in prosecuting the perpetrators of the many scandals that have bedevilled Lloyd's over the past few years. Therefore, will my right hon. Friend help the House a little more by saying how fast he would like Lloyd's to act and whether he would...

Orders of the Day — Opposition Day: Insider Dealing ( 2 Dec 1986)

Viscount Cranborne: My hon. and learned Friend has been most eloquent, and satisfactorily so, about the rigour with which the Government will pursue fraud, insider dealing and other transgressions under the auspices of the Stock Exchange. Will he give an undertaking that the Government will be as rigorous in their approach to criminal offences in the Lloyd's insurance market?

Orders of the Day — Opposition Day: Insider Dealing ( 2 Dec 1986)

Viscount Cranborne: Bar one.

Orders of the Day — Opposition Day: Insider Dealing ( 2 Dec 1986)

Viscount Cranborne: The hon. Gentleman said that the investigation instituted by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State into the Guinness bid concerned fraud. Does he have any evidence for saying that, or does the investigation have a more general remit?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Irish Republican Army (27 Nov 1986)

Viscount Cranborne: Has my hon. Frend had any discussions with the Government of the Republic of Ireland as a result of the Anglo-Irish Agreement to try to control the amount of funds coming to the IRA from south of the border?

Business of the House (23 Oct 1986)

Viscount Cranborne: I am sure that my right hon. Friend will have noted with distress the ignorant way in which the management of Sealink Ltd sacked several hundred of my constituents at 24 hours notice in spite of consistent assurances over the preceeding months and years that it would do nothing of the kind. As the Government actually sold Sealink to someone who is clearly not qualified to operate a venture of...

South Africa ( 7 Jul 1986)

Viscount Cranborne: Would my right hon. and learned Friend's task be made any easier if the buccaneering tendencies of the right hon. Member for Leeds, East (Mr. Healey) could be restrained, as he is increasingly behaving like the Captain Morgan of foreign policy?


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