Results 1–20 of 958 for speaker:Mr Barry Henderson

Abolition of Domestic Rates etc. (Scotland) Bill: Liability for Personal Community Charge (13 May 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: I understand the passion of the hon. Member for Dunfermline, West (Mr. Douglas) on this matter, but when he is speaking as a Member of Parliament he should not allow his passion to cloud his judgment of the facts. My hon. Friend the Minister sought to intervene to make those facts clear to him. [Interruption.] I want to be brief so that Opposition Members can speak in the debate. Does the...

Abolition of Domestic Rates etc. (Scotland) Bill: Liability for Personal Community Charge (13 May 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: The amendments about which the hon. Member for Dunfermline, West spoke in earlier debates in the House cover a whole raft of possible exemptions. I supported the Minister throughout on the idea that one should resist the sweeping amendments that the Opposition seek to introduce in all sorts of situations. I am grateful to the Minister for recalling that my hon. Friend the Member for Eastwood...

Abolition of Domestic Rates etc. (Scotland) Bill: Liability for Personal Community Charge (13 May 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: At the moment, does not the University Grants Committee pay universities substantial sums, which they then pay in rates to local authorities? That sum amounts to 10 per cent. of the moneys made available by the Government to support the university system. The Opposition talk about cuts in funding for universities, but here is a wonderful way of obtaining more funds for universities by...

Abolition of Domestic Rates etc. (Scotland) Bill: Liability for Personal Community Charge (13 May 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: I congratulate my hon. Friend on the scheme which he has just outlined. Will he confirm that at universities such as St. Andrews, which is normally residential, a great many students will be much better off under the community charge system than under the rating system because many who live in private accommodation outside university residences pay rates for which they get no assistance?

Abolition of Domestic Rates etc. (Scotland) Bill: Liability for Personal Community Charge (13 May 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: Can the hon. Gentleman give me a good sound reason why overseas students, who are frequently well off, should not pay a contribution to local government services, of which they are beneficiaries like everyone else? In the United States, where the hon. Gentleman had the benefit of being a student, he would have paid state and local taxes if they had arisen as sales taxes or in any other form.

Abolition of Domestic Rates etc. (Scotland) Bill: Liability for Personal Community Charge (13 May 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: I shall be very brief. I want to point out that the hon. Member for Caithness and Sutherland (Mr. Maclennan) did not give a single reason why he felt that overseas students should be exempt from paying the community charge. That is the only point that I wish to make at this stage.

Abolition of Domestic Rates etc. (Scotland) Bill (Allocation of Time): Supplemental (13 May 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: Unlike the hon. Member for Glasgow, Garscadden (Mr. Dewar), our right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State can trust his No. 2 to handle the Bill effectively. Is my hon. Friend surprised that, during all the hours of consideration in Committee and on the Floor of the House, we still have not heard from the Scottish National party or from the other parts of the anti-Conservative...

Abolition of Domestic Rates etc. (Scotland) Bill (Allocation of Time): Supplemental (13 May 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Labour Statistics (13 May 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: Is not the whole truth seen when one also looks at the figures of employment? Will my hon. Friend confirm that employment has been rising steadily in Scotland, together with manufacturing productivity, exports and industrial profitability?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Primary Schools (13 May 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: Will my hon. Friend confirm that in helping such schools it is of great assistance that the pupil-teacher ratios are better than they have ever been before? Will my hon. Friend further confirm that that also helps the unemployment problem because more young people are now leaving school with an educational qualification than ever happened under the Lib-Lab pact?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 May 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: Is my right hon. Friend aware that Scottish Conservatives are very much looking forward to seeing her in Perth on Friday? When she comes to Perth on Friday, will she confirm that it is the policy of the Conservative Government to serve the people and not be obsessed with the manipulation of power, as Liberals seem to be? Will she also tell the Scottish Conservatives that she has been meeting...

Local Authority Expenditure (Scotland) (11 May 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: Will my right hon. and learned Friend confirm that the Government provide more than half the cost of local government expenditure and that the provision was increased this year by more than double the increase in prices generally? Does he agree that his statement about the overspending authorities shows that so long as there is a rating system the Labour party will abuse it? Is that not an...

Orders of the Day — Debtors (Scotland) Bill [Lords]: Replacement of Warrant Sales by Debt Arbitration Service (9 Apr 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: Is the situation that my hon. and learned Friend has described, in which an arbitrator has no power, similar to that of a Chairman of a Committee of this House who has no power in Committee to eject an hon. Member who is not a member of that Committee, but who is disrupting the proceedings of that Committee and of the House?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Cunninghame (8 Apr 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker——

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Yts (8 Apr 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: Will my hon. Friend congratulate Dundee and Tayside chamber of commerce on the important role that it has played in youth training, not least in the commercial sector and, indeed, in north-east Fife, where it has been able to show that 100 per cent. of young people who finish a youth training scheme with it end up with a permanent job? Will he also carry the congratulations of the House to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Industrial Construction and Production (8 Apr 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: Has my hon. Friend noticed how the Opposition used to talk about the non-oil economy and are now less inclined to do so? Will my hon. Friend confirm that the improvements in productivity and efficiency in the non-oil sector of Scottish industry have resulted in substantial increases in employment?

Notice of Motion (8 Apr 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I am sorry that I have not been able to give you notice of this point of order, but I have just noticed what looks like a rather cruel April fool joke by the Table Office at the expense of Liberal party policies. I refer to the notice of motion now on the Order Paper, which is entitled "Promotion of Wind Energy".

Higher Education (Scotland) (1 Apr 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that his statement is most welcome, not only because he has accepted the advice that I gave in the Scottish Grand Committee in January of last year, but because Scotland will get the best of both worlds? Students from all parts of Great Britain will continue to be able to come to high quality universities such as the university of St. Andrews. Does...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Springburn (11 Mar 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: In view of the long and historic association between Springburn and the railway system, does my hon. Friend believe that employment there would be greatly improved if British Rail would run an efficient, reliable, and clean service that met the needs of the people of Scotland?

Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General for Scotland: Licensing Courts (11 Mar 1987)

Mr Barry Henderson: asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland how many prosecutions have been mounted in the last 10 years against councillors who sit on licensing courts despite their spouses being licence holders and who fail to declare an interest when speaking against approval of a licence from another establishment in the same town.


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