Results 11161–11174 of 11174 for speaker:Lord Clarke of Nottingham

Orders of the Day — Second Reading Committee (28 Apr 1971)

Kenneth Clarke: I go along with my hon. Friend the Member for Enfield, East (Mr. Mackie), who welcomed the Bill in the sense that it is another move towards tidying up our legal jungle. This is a much-needed move, but there are certain points about which I find it difficult to argue with assurance, because of the difficulty of obtaining documents. I should like to put those points to the Solicitor-General...

Orders of the Day — Second Reading Committee (28 Apr 1971)

Kenneth Clarke: The argument is that people in Scotland believe that whales are royal fish, and sometimes inform the coastguards who, in turn, inform the museums. If an alternative mechanism were provided by the Bill I should be happy to see the Royal Prerogative go, but until then I am worried about this point.

Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill (26 Apr 1971)

Kenneth Clarke: I am one of the many hon. Members on this side who basically approve of an increasingly selective approach in social welfare. Many of us expect that one of the most desirable effects of a period of Conservative administration will be that the resources of the State will be concentrated increasingly on those who are most in need and whose needs are in many respects not met by the present...

Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill (26 Apr 1971)

Kenneth Clarke: I will comment on Clause 7 later. It is the most important Clause in terms of savings in the Bill. It is a Clause dealing with an entitlement to benefit which can no longer be regarded as a high priority and where the saving of £19 million is worth making. As the Bill deals with the elimination of unjustified benefits, I will deal first with the other and more controversial part of the...

Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill (26 Apr 1971)

Kenneth Clarke: Would the hon. Member not acknowledge that these people he is describing as being driven back to work from desperate poverty before they have recovered are all in receipt or ought to be in receipt of supplementary benefit? The change which the Government are making will not affect their position at all. Surely that 40 per cent. of the labour force in the building industry are receiving...

Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill (26 Apr 1971)

Kenneth Clarke: The hon. Gentleman keeps representing my case and putting it in the populist way. Will he accept, first, that every hon. Member on this side has said that the category of beneficiary attacked by the Bill does not consist of scroungers, but of people whose needs cannot be justified in our list of priorities in the Welfare State? The hon. Gentleman keeps saying that this argument is being used...

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Regional Hospital Boards (Allocation of Funds) (23 Feb 1971)

Kenneth Clarke: asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will make a statement about the redeployment of available funds betwen regional hospital boards in order to ensure that each board receives a fair share of such funds, bearing in mind the population it serves.

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Regional Hospital Boards (Allocation of Funds) (23 Feb 1971)

Kenneth Clarke: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for that reply, but he will be aware of the great inequalities which at present exist. Is he aware, for example, that the Sheffield Regional Hospital Board is £10 million short of its fair share of revenue required to provide a service for its population? Over what period of time does he envisage redeployment ironing out these differences between regions?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Private Zoos (18 Feb 1971)

Kenneth Clarke: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will seek powers to make regulations governing the establishment and inspection of private zoological gardens and collections of wild animals.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Private Zoos (18 Feb 1971)

Kenneth Clarke: While I am grateful for that reply, may I ask whether my hon. Friend is aware that the answer of 5th November said that he was considering representations? May I ask my hon. Friend to consider the position of constituents of mine who go in fear, of all things, of baboons and a puma kept somewhat insecurely by a neighbour? May I ask him seriously to consider introducing some commonsense...

Orders of the Day — Fowlpest (Nottinghamshire) (14 Jan 1971)

Kenneth Clarke: I am very grateful to have this opportunity of directing the attention of the House and of the Minister to the very serious problems which face large numbers of poultry farmers in Nottinghamshire, and particularly in my constituency. I realise that in view of the time an hour and three quarters could in theory be devoted to this debate. I hasten to assure you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, that I do...

European Economic Community (10 Dec 1970)

Kenneth Clarke: Can my right hon. and learned Friend tell the House whether, in view of his remarkably rapid success in reaching agreement in principle on transitional periods for agriculture and industry, he has real hopes of accelerated progress in negotiations on other important matters? In particular, can he assure those who look forward to getting the benefits of entry at the first possible opportunity...

Orders of the Day — Misuse of Drugs Bill: Controlled Drugs ( 9 Dec 1970)

Kenneth Clarke: I think that my hon. and learned Friend has covered the point that I intended to put to him. But he did not make clear whether the Government intended this part of the Bill to cover categories normally regarded as civil negligence. Do the Government envisage a situation in which mere negligence or want of reasonable care on the part of someone to make inquiries of a suspicious character could...

Orders of the Day — Education ( 8 Jul 1970)

Kenneth Clarke: May I first of all thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for allowing me to catch your eye. May I also thank hon. Members in anticipation of the usual indulgence which I am sure they will show to a maiden speaker. The first convention that I should like to follow, I follow not out of convention but quite sincerely, and that is to say a brief word or two about my predecessor, Mr. Tony Gardner, who...


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