Results 61–80 of 6263 for speaker:Mr Eric Heffer

Hillsborough Stadium Disaster (Taylor Report) (29 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: Some of us who are deeply concerned about the matter have not got the report. If we are to ask intelligent questions, the report ought to be in our hands. All I have is the interim report, not the final report. The interim report was issued in August of last year. We have not got the final report. If we are to discuss the matter properly, may we have the final report before we discuss it?

Business of the House (25 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: Although I welcome the facts that the Government will be making a statement on the Taylor report on Monday and that there will be a debate initiated by the Opposition on Tuesday, is the Leader of the House aware that for some of us it is not simply a matter of ID cards? More than 90 people in my area were killed in the Hillsborough disaster, and some of us want a full day's debate on the...

Points of Order (24 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Yesterday, when my hon. Friend the Member for Ogmore (Mr. Powell) raised some points with the Prime Minister in relation to the chairman of the Conservative party, you were quick to rush in and tell him that the Prime Minister had no responsibility. I did not argue with that; we all know she has not. But today, the hon. Member for Rugby and Kenilworth (Mr....

Points of Order (24 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: It must apply to the Labour party and—

Points of Order (24 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: —to any other party in the House.

Points of Order (24 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: I had not finished.

Points of Order (24 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: But, Mr. Speaker—

Trade Union Ballots (23 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: It amazes me that any work study engineer—I met such people in my days in the trade union movement—can come here and talk about the freedom of the trade unions and trade union ballots. All that those people ever did was to tell us that we should work harder, with less pay, at the expense of the working class. I remember them very well, and I never took kindly to them.

Trade Union Ballots (23 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: No. Sit down. How hypocritical Conservative Members are. They are saying now that there should be union ballots on industrial action, but I have heard the Prime Minister and others speak in the House about how they have supported the Solidarity members in Poland over the years. I supported them, too, but they never had a ballot; they went on strike because they felt that they had to. Workers...

Trade Union Ballots (23 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: No. I have read the legislation very closely. It adds up to the fact that Conservative Members are underlining their class legislation with further restrictions against ordinary working people in Britain. I am glad that my party will vote against it tonight and I hope that next week we shall go further and vote against legislation that would further restrict workers in Britain.

Points of Order (23 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: rose—

Points of Order (23 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I have raised this point of order on other occasions and I would like to raise it again [Interruption.] Will you be quiet for a minute? [Interruption.] I am trying to raise a point of order. [Interruption.]

Points of Order (23 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: I am trying to raise a point of order, Mr. Speaker, and it would be a good idea, if from time to time—and this is the very point that I am raising—the House could behave itself. [Interruption.]

Points of Order (23 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: I have noticed in the past year or two that when hon. Members, particularly on the Opposition side of the House, raise matters which hon. Members on the Government side do not like they immediately begin to shout. I have suggested to you before, Mr. Speaker, that it is the responsibility and the duty of Mr. Speaker and of all of us who believe in democracy to explain to hon. Members,...

Points of Order (23 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: Hon. Members, or certain of them, no longer listen to an argument. They think that the way to deal with an argument is to shout people down. It is about time that they were taught that we are a democracy and that we must continue to be a democracy. [Interruption.]

Oral Answers to Questions — The Arts: Yorkshire-Humberside Arts Link (22 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: When the Minister has met the delegation from the Yorkshire arts association, will he be prepared to agree with the letter that I sent to him and state that he will see hon. Members—especially Labour Members from Merseyside, but any other hon. Member, too—plus the Merseyside arts committee, to discuss the whole question of the merger between Merseyside Arts and North-West Arts? There is a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: House of Fraser (17 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: How early is the earliest possible moment? Is the Secretary of State aware that many of us who knew little about the matter until we saw television programmes have been shocked at what has been happening? Is it not time that not only the House but the entire population had a proper report of what happened in that case?

Points of Order (16 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: But it is not true.

Points of Order (16 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I beg your indulgence to explain to the House that the Hastings agreement is an agreement between the trades unions and the local Labour party relating only to a percentage of the money paid for an election? None of us receives any personal remuneration whatsoever. Therefore, it is a total lie for hon. Gentlemen to suggest otherwise.

Orders of the Day — Environmental Protection Bill (15 Jan 1990)

Mr Eric Heffer: Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker.


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