Results 1–20 of 856 for speaker:Mr Donald Thompson

Orders of the Day — Police Bill [Lords]: Regulations (19 Mar 1997)

Mr Donald Thompson: When all that is finished, who will own the licence, the agency or the individual?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Heritage: Weekly Lottery Draws (3 Mar 1997)

Mr Donald Thompson: Did my right hon. Friend hear any complaints about the national lottery when she visited my constituency a few Fridays ago, and met business women and some of the ladies and gentlemen who have benefited from the £2 million of lottery money and millennium money that my constituency has received in the past few years?

Opposition Day: National Health Service (24 Feb 1997)

Mr Donald Thompson: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

School Intruders (Criminal Offence): School Intruders (Criminal Offence) (19 Feb 1997)

Mr Donald Thompson: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I do not wish to quarrel with your decision on the point of order made earlier by the right hon. Member for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale (Sir D. Steel), but it has been the practice recently for hon. Members to obtain a Minister's statement from the Vote Office as soon as he stands up in the House and fax it to their friends. Consequently, those...

Firearms (Amendment) Bill: New clause (18 Feb 1997)

Mr Donald Thompson: rose—

Firearms (Amendment) Bill: New clause (18 Feb 1997)

Mr Donald Thompson: rose—

Firearms (Amendment) Bill: New clause (18 Feb 1997)

Mr Donald Thompson: The helpful document on compensation from the Minister of State says: The Government has also agreed to make payments … This agreement does not extend to small-calibre pistols held in stock by dealers nor does it extend to ancillary equipment relating to them as there will continue to be a demand for such equipment. My right hon. and learned Friend took as examples transport and catering....

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Cancelled Operations (Northern and Yorkshire) (18 Feb 1997)

Mr Donald Thompson: Is it not a fact that Northern and Yorkshire health authority is one of the best in Europe, and are not the Labour party's politically motivated attacks on the health service now leading directly—it is Labour's responsibility—to difficulties in the recruitment of nurses and other hospital staff?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Genetically Modified Food (6 Feb 1997)

Mr Donald Thompson: Arising directly out of the question asked by the hon. Member for West Lancashire (Mr. Pickthall), clearly the new food safety council will need to be carefully harmonised with the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee and other advisory councils, otherwise there will be duplication and a muddle, which would be unusual for the Ministry.

Opposition Day: National Health Service (5 Feb 1997)

Mr Donald Thompson: The hon. Lady is making a very careful and interesting speech; and I heard what she said about the difference between London and the provinces, which seem to manage these matters rather better. Nonetheless, will she now take the opportunity to appeal to local government across the country to stop blocking hospital beds? In my constituency, 50 beds are being blocked by the local social...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Heritage: Airport Tax (3 Feb 1997)

Mr Donald Thompson: Has my hon. Friend considered the effect of the tax on destinations within the United Kingdom? Does it not put a strain on airlines, especially given the amazing and huge revival of the railways since privatisation?

Food Safety (30 Jan 1997)

Mr Donald Thompson: Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that, whichever party is in power, a strong Ministry of Food and Agriculture is necessary? If it were replaced, as the Labour party suggests, by one Minister of State in the Department of the Environment and one in the Department of Health, our standing in Europe would be further diminished. Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Housing Benefit Fraud (28 Jan 1997)

Mr Donald Thompson: Will my hon. Friend ensure that he pursues landlord fraud vigorously in Liverpool, London or wherever it occurs? At the end of the day, it makes honest landlords less likely to let their properties and, consequently, makes honest people looking for property less likely to find any.

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Government Policy (27 Jan 1997)

Mr Donald Thompson: When my right hon. Friend is discussing with his right hon. and hon. Friends the co-ordination and presentation of the Government's policies, will he not omit the way in which Government policy has enriched the north, the north-east, Wales and Scotland as well as the south?

Orders of the Day — Protection from Harassment Bill: National Heritage Bill [Lords] (18 Dec 1996)

Mr Donald Thompson: All over the country in the 1920s, war memorials were erected by public subscription. Some of them belong to local authorities, and many are onerous burdens. Will the Bill enable those war memorials to be looked after properly, providing, of course, that the correct procedures are followed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: Departmental Policy (11 Dec 1996)

Mr Donald Thompson: How is it that the Opposition believe the figures when they get worse, but disbelieve them when they get better? Do their prejudices extend to our service industries, about which they are constantly sniping? [Interruption.] Snipe, snipe, snipe. That sector is where new jobs will come from.

New clause 4: Payments in Respect of Firearms Rendered Unlawful (4 Dec 1996)

Mr Donald Thompson: I thank my hon. Friend—

New clause 4: Payments in Respect of Firearms Rendered Unlawful (4 Dec 1996)

Mr Donald Thompson: I thank my hon. Friend—

New clause 4: Payments in Respect of Firearms Rendered Unlawful (4 Dec 1996)

Mr Donald Thompson: I thank my hon. Friend for giving way. He has been most courteous, as usual.

New clause 4: Payments in Respect of Firearms Rendered Unlawful (4 Dec 1996)

Mr Donald Thompson: My hon. Friend is most courteous to me, as he always is, Mr. Deputy Speaker. He is talking about the costs to the Government. I have a constituent who makes ammunition for handguns only. The cost to him would be enormous. His way of life, his father's way of life and his livelihood would be gone for ever. It is as though the whole Government's money slipped away in our world. There must be...


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