Results 1–20 of 75 for speaker:Mr John Hughes

Petitions: Human Organ Transplants (6 Mar 1992)

Mr John Hughes: I wish to present a petition. I fully support the aspirations of the petitioners, who are predominantly from the Coventry area. About 5,500 citizens have signed the petition. This test of public opinion reflects the findings of annual surveys carried out by the British Kidney Patients Association, which show that the majority of British adults —72 per cent.—are in favour of legislation of...

Bill Presented: Immigration (Dependent Children) (24 Jul 1991)

Mr John Hughes: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to permit, in certain circumstances, the immigration into the United Kingdom of dependent children of parents settled in the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes. If the basic right to love and to marry and the important right to live with one's family are so highly valued by hon. Members, is it not ironic that the Berlin wall, which...

Orders of the Day — British Railways Board (Finance) Bill (11 Jul 1991)

Mr John Hughes: This debate is timely, in that it allows those concerned with the declining standards of service on British Rail to demonstrate the desperate and long-standing need for higher investment and for decent levels of borrowing. It is also timely because BR is in a grave crisis due to the terrible neglect of the past decade or more. It is desperately in need of a new deal. Cosmetic promises have...

Orders of the Day — British Railways Board (Finance) Bill (11 Jul 1991)

Mr John Hughes: I acknowledge the point that my hon. Friend has made. I mentioned the law in America. The legislation dealing with passenger coaches for those who use wheelchairs says: Single-level passenger coaches shall be required to— (i) be able to be entered by an individual who uses a wheelchair;(ii) have space to park and secure a wheelchair;(iii) have a seat to which a passenger in a wheelchair...

Orders of the Day — British Railways Board (Finance) Bill (11 Jul 1991)

Mr John Hughes: In his response to me, Mr. Austin argued: British Rail has always believed that wheelchair users should be assisted in and out of trains, using ramps, to minimise the risks of injury to both customers and staff. I am afraid that that is not good enough. To pick up what my hon. Friend the Member for West Bromwich, East (Mr. Snape) said about consultation with other bodies for the disabled, I...

Orders of the Day — British Railways Board (Finance) Bill (11 Jul 1991)

Mr John Hughes: Mr. Austin also argues that the single step allows the optimum compromise between vertical and horizontal stepping distances.

Orders of the Day — British Railways Board (Finance) Bill (11 Jul 1991)

Mr John Hughes: Mr. Austin also argues: Any dropping of train-floor height requires an increase in the horizonal gap which would be dangerous to all passengers… There is no simple solution to that problem without rebuilding Britain's railway infrastructure. It is one thing to say that change cannot be made overnight, and another to refuse even to start the process of change. The main problem is finance,...

Business of the House (20 Jun 1991)

Mr John Hughes: Following the remarks of the Leader of the House on British Rail investment, may I draw to his attention early-day motion 998? [That this House views with the utmost concern the fact that the plans for and the mock-ups of the new generation of Class 323 cross-county advanced electrical trains with an expected 30 year service life and which are currently on display at the Tickford factory in...

STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c. (18 Jun 1991)

Mr John Hughes: I apologise for being late, Mr. Speaker. Unfortunately, I was lobbied by a considerable number of Tory Members of Parliament about the Lloyd's question. I beg leave to speak to my important ten-minute Bill.

Prayers: Disabled People (28 Mar 1991)

Mr John Hughes: I appreciate this opportunity to raise the important issue of the disabled. Perhaps any debate on this subject should begin with a quotation from "Breaking the Chain," a campaign issue publication by the Spastics Society: Because I'm disabled I don't even get a second look when applying for a job, so there is no way that I can get out from under the poverty line. I'm disabled and I live in a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Manufacturing Output (20 Mar 1991)

Mr John Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to boost manufacturing output in the west midlands.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Manufacturing Output (20 Mar 1991)

Mr John Hughes: Does the Minister accept that the Budget was an insult to the 107,000 unemployed men and women in the west midlands? Is he aware that this week production has plummeted once more and that since the spring of 1990 it has fallen in terms of value by £20 billion? That has cost the west midlands 306,000 jobs. Is not it time that the Government, and especially the Chancellor of the Exchequer in...

The Gulf (28 Feb 1991)

Mr John Hughes: I am confident that I speak on behalf on the whole House when I say that all hon. Members will share the grief of the family of my constituent, Lee James Thompson, who tragically died 48 hours before the ceasefire when the armoured vehicle that he was in was hit by American aircraft fire. I am sure that all hon. Members will offer that family their deepest sympathy. Further to that, I must...

The Gulf (28 Feb 1991)

Mr John Hughes: I am speaking on behalf of constituents who have lost their son. It is about time that Conservative Members shut up—[Interruption.]

The Gulf (28 Feb 1991)

Mr John Hughes: Further to that, are British vehicles equipped with black boxes that send out a recognition signal to our aircraft, and if not, why not? Further to that——

The Gulf (28 Feb 1991)

Mr John Hughes: What generosity are the Government extending to the bereaved families who have suffered in these recent incidents? Does the Prime Minister agree that any financial help should be substantial? Will a Government inquiry look into these questions and report back to the House?

Business of the House (21 Feb 1991)

Mr John Hughes: I draw the attention of the Leader of the House to early-day motion 506. [That this House, having recognised that the honourable Members' constituents who may be wives, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters of troops serving in the Gulf, will be gravely concerned to learn that, whilst their loved ones were poised, preparing for the moment when they would be engaged in the...

Business of the House (21 Feb 1991)

Mr John Hughes: Can the Leader of the House tell me whether the people who sat down with the Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary and Kuwaiti royalty to discuss the restoration programme——

Business of the House (21 Feb 1991)

Mr John Hughes: I am asking for one. Were the business people who sat down with the Prime Minister also members of the team of 48 people who rushed to China after the Tiananmen square massacre? With regard to——

Business of the House (21 Feb 1991)

Mr John Hughes: May I refer——


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