Results 21–40 of 71 for speaker:Mr Robert Harvey

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Sheep Annual Premium (30 Jun 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the closing date for receipt of claim forms for the sheep annual premium; and if he will seek to extend it for farmers in serious financial difficulties.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Sheep Annual Premium (30 Jun 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: Will my right hon. Friend allow his usual good common sense to override the bureaucratic objection in this case in view of the fact that many farmers in my constituency are suffering financial penalties of up to £6,000 because of an oversight? In view of the major problem of confidence in the sheep industry as a whole, will my right hon. Friend now provide an assurance that there will be...

Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill: Title (20 May 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: I would like to make several brief points in the short time that is left. I believe that there are two glaring omissions from the Bill. The first is the failure to make special provision for carers. All hon. Members will recognise that carers are a badly overlooked and deserving section of the community who are in desperate need of support. I understand and welcome the fact that in Committee...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: EC Farm Prices (24 Mar 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: In view of the sharp fall in farm incomes last year, will my right hon. Friend guarantee that, in particular, the sheepmeat regime, which is vital for many hill producers in Wales, is preserved?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Rural Areas (24 Mar 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: Does my right hon. Friend accept that the initiative will be warmly welcomed throughout rural areas of Wales? Will his Department consult Clwyd Fro in my constituency, which has extensive experience relevant to the proposed initiative?

Wales (3 Mar 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: With the exceptions of the speeches made by the hon. Members for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney (Mr. Rowlands) and for Gower (Mr. Wardell) on heating allowances, which will strike a chord with many on both sides of the House, speeches by Labour Members have repeated the depressing and dismal litany of despair and gloom that we have heard month after month, week after week. It is all the more...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Colliery Closures (3 Mar 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: Can my right hon. Friend estimate the number of jobs lost in Wales as a result of the miners' strike last year?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Rate Support Grant (10 Feb 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: Although many Conservative Members have reservations about the rate support grant for Clwyd, we find the proposed 15·7 per cent. rate increase totally unacceptable. Will my right hon. Friend condemn it?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Labour Statistics (10 Feb 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the insensitive way in which the Muntz Plastics factory in my constituency is laying off 130 workers? Will he guarantee to provide the support necessary to ease those lay-offs?

Supplementary Estimates: Several hon. Members rose (3 Feb 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: Today's debate goes to the heart of the European issue. Many would argue against giving greater powers to the European Parliament as it encroaches upon the sovereignty of our country. That argument comes from the so-called internationalists on the Labour Benches and from those Conservative Members who argue that Britain's sovereignty is being eroded by the EEC. It ill suits those who...

Supplementary Estimates: Several hon. Members rose (3 Feb 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: I accept the hon. Gentleman's point, but there are some hon. Members, and I am one, who believe in the principle of no taxation without representation. If the European Parliament can continue to extend its financial control over the EEC budget, that will be a step towards greater accountability and representation. If the anti-Marketeers were heeded, there would be more power for the...

Supplementary Estimates: Several hon. Members rose (3 Feb 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: I agree wholeheartedly with my hon. Friend, although for safety's sake I shall not associate myself with his remarks about the Greeks. For 10 years, we have seen Europe ignored as a priority and degenerate into a series of annual bazaars for the allocation of EEC resources, coupled with well-meaning but always frustrated calls for the reform of the Community budget. The wider issues on which...

Supplementary Estimates: Several hon. Members rose (3 Feb 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: I was just about to return to that matter, Mr. Deputy Speaker. The arms issue is one upon which Europe should begin to have a voice. What is Europe's position? My right hon. and learned Friend the Foreign Secretary has properly expressed his reservations about American reliance on the Maginot line in space—

Supplementary Estimates: Several hon. Members rose (3 Feb 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: I shall do that, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I was about to conclude. The debate should touch upon the issue of European union. I feel that the narrow issue that we have allowed ourselves to discuss—

Supplementary Estimates: Several hon. Members rose (3 Feb 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: I associate myself wholeheartedly with my hon. Friend's remarks. For most people, Europe is represented by the kind of detail that we have been discussing and is not seen as the uplifting ideal that it once was. I hope that it is not too late to revive the ideal of a united and respected Europe and Community whose values, civilisation and good sense exceed those of the great powers that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Hospitals (20 Jan 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: How many community hospitals have been opened in Clwyd since 1979?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Factory Units (WDA) (20 Jan 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on that remarkable achievement and deplore the failure of the Labour Government to spend money on these projects, but what has been the average take-up rate of the units?

Rate Support Grant (Wales) (18 Dec 1985)

Mr Robert Harvey: I warmly congratulate my right hon. Friend on his statement. Will he confirm, however, that it does not allow for any increase in teachers' pay beyond the current guidelines put forward by the Government?

Supplementary Estimates 1985–86: Overseas Aid (17 Dec 1985)

Mr Robert Harvey: The House can draw some relief from the fact that the December rains are now coming to ease the famine situation. It can also draw some relief from the fact that emergency European Community and other aid has in the end more than matched the problem. We should congratulate those voluntary organisations that have also helped. The western world rose to the challenge, and the response was...

Autumn Statement 1985–86 (12 Dec 1985)

Mr Robert Harvey: The Government will shortly face one of the most crucial choices of this Parliament—whether to continue to seek a reduction in the burden of taxation, or to channel much of the money made available through the success of Government policies in keeping Government spending under control into the direct task of bringing down unemployment. I welcome the steps in the latter direction announced...


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