Results 181–200 of 1556 for speaker:Mr Robin Squire

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Blank Recording Tape ( 8 Nov 1982)

Mr Robin Squire: Further to the question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Saffron Walden (Mr. Haselhurst), and taking the matter to its logical conclusion, would not a levy on blank tapes produce even higher profits for the pirates making the illegal tapes?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Local Authorities (Expenditure) (10 Nov 1982)

Mr Robin Squire: Will my right hon. Friend continue to review the need to make a commitment to local authorities on future capital expenditure and borrowing powers, because the main deterrent is against sudden capital expenditure on fairly minor schemes. Anything that has happened during the past few weeks cannot change the position on major schemes, unless they have a greater expectation of support in future...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Council House Rents (10 Nov 1982)

Mr Robin Squire: Will my right hon. Friend join me in condemning the scaremongering tactics of the Labour Party, which, in the past two weeks, has circulated rumours about prospective excessive rent rises, which have caused unnatural and unfair concern to many people?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Local Authorities (Housing Revenue) (10 Nov 1982)

Mr Robin Squire: Did not the Labour Government resolve to increase the proportion of the revenue account that is met by rents? If so, have we not had an example of the Labour Party saying one thing in Government and something else in Opposition?

Orders of the Day — Housing and Building Control Bill (23 Nov 1982)

Mr Robin Squire: Would the right hon. Gentleman extend the description "ideological obsession" to those of his colleagues who regularly condemn private renting and who, by doing so and by a refusal to encourage people to bring properties on to the market, have equally played a great part in reducing the numbers of properties available for rent?

Foreign Affairs Council (24 Nov 1982)

Mr Robin Squire: In spite of the fulminations of the Opposition spokesman, the hon. Member for Liverpool, Walton (Mr. Heffer), supported by a few of my hon. Friends, does my right hon. Friend accept that many people view with incredulity the prospect of another election in Europe in 1985 other than on a common basis, given that Members of the European Parliament are drawn from all European nations and are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Heavy Lorries ( 1 Dec 1982)

Mr Robin Squire: Is not part of the reason for the much greater acceptance of the Government's proposals on heavy lorries the undertaking to build more bypasses? Will my right hon. Friend carefully review the decision not to build a bypass on the A13 through the Rainham, Essex, part of my constituency?

Oral Answers to Questions: Engagements (14 Dec 1982)

Mr Robin Squire: Has my right hon. Friend received notice yet of an intention of the part of several thousands of women to link arms around the thousand or so Russian missiles already installed and pointing at Western Europe? If she has not received notice of that, does she agree that it shows again that CND sympathisers ignore the cause of our problems and concentrate merely on some of the surface effects?

Opposition Day: The Economy (19 Jan 1983)

Mr Robin Squire: Will the hon. Gentleman accept that, regardless of the arguments for or against the Common Market, even if Britain came out of Europe there is no indication that our trade pattern would be such that Liverpool would inevitably benefit, any more than he could invariably direct, to use his own words, trade to that port in preference to many other ports?

Bill Presented: Rate Support Grant (20 Jan 1983)

Mr Robin Squire: It is unfortunate when, in the main debate of the day, the first Back-Bench Member speaks at about 6.30. I am sure that my observation will be noted in the appropriate quarter. In his absence, I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State on his elevation. I speak not just as one of his many colleagues but as a member of the Environment Select Committee which no doubt ensures...

Bill Presented: Rate Support Grant (20 Jan 1983)

Mr Robin Squire: I am grateful to my hon. Friend, who studies these things but who has anticipated by five minutes and no more, I assure him, my conclusion on that matter. If he will bear with me, I shall undoubtedly deal with the point. Whether my answer is to my hon. Friend's satisfaction will be for him to decide. There is a function for a regional authority. I become increasingly depressed, however,...

Bill Presented: Rate Support Grant (20 Jan 1983)

Mr Robin Squire: It would be unfair to debate the issues of the report, so all I shall say is that if my hon. Friend believes that the Select Committee on the Environment has that much influence on the Government, he believes a jolly sight more than the members of the Committee, separately or collectively.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Manufactures (Imports) (24 Jan 1983)

Mr Robin Squire: Does my hon. and learned Friend agree that as the Community covers a range of trades it is unlikely that singling out one item would provide a good or bad reason for membership?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Package Tours (Advertisements) (24 Jan 1983)

Mr Robin Squire: Does my hon. Friend accept that there is concern on both sides of the House, not only about holidaymakers, but about the general matter of payments in advance for services and goods? Will he continue to bear that in mind in considering the Cork recommendations in this connection?

Water Industry (Dispute) ( 1 Feb 1983)

Mr Robin Squire: In the light of the hardship that is being caused to an increasing number of people, especially the handicapped and the elderly, will my right hon. Friend say when he considers that the final stage of the procedure that is signed by all parties has been reached? Will he confirm that it was part of that procedure and understanding that, in the event of either party going to arbitration, there...

New Urban Initiatives (15 Feb 1983)

Mr Robin Squire: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his announcement, and especially on the ratio of public to private investment—a ratio of 1:4 is projected. Will he, in conjunction with the Secretary of State for Industry, keep under close review the need for more small units of 1,500 sq ft for office and factory requirements in inner city areas? Does he agree that that would be a major step towards...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Inter-regional Air Services (21 Feb 1983)

Mr Robin Squire: Will my hon. Friend continue the pressure, which I know he is applying as hard as he can, to achieve an agreement, because it would be a concrete example of the advantages of European co-operation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Inner City Areas (Housing) (23 Feb 1983)

Mr Robin Squire: Does my hon. Friend agree that one of the problems in innner urban areas is vacant property and difficult-to-let estates? Does he agree also that the priority estates project initiated by his Department has made considerable strides towards providing housing in areas that were previously rejected?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Financial Institutions Group (23 Feb 1983)

Mr Robin Squire: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on the flexibility that the Department shows in tackling the problems of inner-city areas. Does he agree that that is in contrast to the attitude of several Opposition Members who still see the problem as being simply one of spending ever more state money by local authorities?

Foreign Affairs Council (General) (23 Feb 1983)

Mr Robin Squire: Is my right hon. Friend aware that there are hon. Members on this side of the Chamber who are disappointed that 10 years has not been sufficient to enable Britain and her partners to find a common system, whatever that system may be? Before my right hon. Friend embraces too openly the congratulations of the hon. Member for Aberdare (Mr. Evans), he should appreciate that the present system is...


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