Results 121–140 of 6263 for speaker:Mr Eric Heffer

Jaguar PLC (31 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I personally have no objecion to the Secretary of State making statements, but he should make honest statements. The fact of the matter is that the private enterprise system has failed. The Labour Government had to take over from a private enterprise system; we had to take Jaguar into public ownership to defend the jobs of those people. When the Secretary of...

Prayers: Football Spectators Bill [Lords] [Ways and Means] (27 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: Will the hon. Gentleman give way? [AN HON. MEMBER: "No."]

Prayers: Football Spectators Bill [Lords] [Ways and Means] (27 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. When I asked the Minister to give way, the Whip said no. Who decides whether the Minister gives way?

Prayers: Football Spectators Bill [Lords] [Ways and Means] (27 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: I was going to ask the hon. Gentleman why we are pressing forward with the measure at this stage. This question has been raised by my hon. Friends and we need an answer. Why has the motion been tabled at this stage, without our having discussed Lord Justice Taylor's interim report? [Interruption.] I know that the question has been raised a hundred times. I will raise it again. I want to know...

Chancellor of the Exchequer (Resignation) (26 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: The right hon. and learned Gentleman said that not only has the Chancellor of the Exchequer resigned, but so has Professor Walters. As I am one of those who believe that people should resign from Governments on the basis of principle, could he explain what the principle is? Is it that the right hon. Member for Blaby (Mr. Lawson) cannot stand the Prime Minister because of her interference in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Crime Prevention (26 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: Would it not be best if the Government totally supported the police in having far more foot patrols in areas where there is a high level of crime? My mother-in-law, who is 84 years of age, recently had her home broken into. Luckily, she did not wake up; we do not know what would have happened to the old lady if she had woken up when those people broke in. She is a supporter of crime watch in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: West Midlands Police (Investigation) (26 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: West Midlands Police (Investigation) (26 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: I raise my point of order because of what the Home Secretary has implied. Of course, every one of us agrees that those who were killed were the victims, but surely that does not lead anyone to say that those who were wrongly imprisoned were not as badly treated——

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Hong Kong (25 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Hong Kong (25 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: This is a very important matter, Mr. Speaker. Hon. Members cannot properly hear what is being said. I do not know whether it has anything to do with the new television cameras, but we cannot hear the questions being put to the Minister, or the replies. Hon. Members sitting over here certainly cannot hear. Will you look into this matter, so that we can at least hear what is being said?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO Nuclear Planning Group (24 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the NATO nuclear planning group last met; and what items were on the agenda.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO Nuclear Planning Group (24 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: Will the right hon. Gentleman confirm o r deny reports in The Times and The Guardian yesterday which suggested that the air cruise missile will be brought back to Britain by the United States? Will he confirm or deny that the Government have agreed that this should happen? Are the Government not being deceitful to the people through their actions? Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that people...

Points of Order (23 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. It arises out of Question Time when you gave an answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Walsall, North (Mr. Winnick) in which you said that he could not say that the Prime Minister had been deceitful, either in this country or abroad. I should like to ask whether that ruling is in "Erskine May" and whether we can say such things. If an hon. Member says that...

Points of Order (23 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: Is the basis of your ruling to be found in "Erskine May," Mr. Speaker? Does it say that in "Erskine May"?

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Ordination Trends (23 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many of us believe that those are matters which should be settled only within the Church and should not be matters for discussion in the House of Commons, especially as hon. Members belong to many denominations and religions? They could take decisions on issues which are not really their concern, but the concern of people like me who are members of the...

Orders of the Day — Defence Estimates: Second Day's Debate (19 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: Why does the Minister refer to defence equipment? It is military equipment and can be used for aggression as well as defence. Are we honestly saying that we are one of the biggest exporters of military weapons that can be used against perhaps defenceless people? Is that the boast of the Government?

Defence Estimates: First Day's Debate (18 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: Let me explain to the hon. Member for Kingswood (Mr. Hayward) that cuts in defence expenditure do not mean job losses. Research shows that investment in construction in the NHS and in education produces 60 to 80 per cent. more jobs than investment in defence. I should also point out that in the past 10 years in which the Government have held office, the number of jobs directly related to...

Defence Estimates: First Day's Debate (18 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: Certainly not. I entirely agree with unilateral nuclear disarmament, but this motion does not argue for it. We could use the money saved, on construction. The Tories boast about what they have done for people in the way of housing. They have certainly sold a lot of council houses and built a lot of private houses, but then they put the interest rates up so high that people cannot afford to...

Defence Estimates: First Day's Debate (18 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: The right hon. Gentleman, like most of his hon. Friends, is now trying to suggest that Labour party members have always agreed with the economic and political system in the Soviet Union. He knows that that is not true. Over the years, most of us have fought strongly against the anti-democratic regimes in the Soviet Union and in east Europe and have defended the rights of all those seeking...

Defence Estimates: First Day's Debate (18 Oct 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Under no circumstances should we ever challenge your ruling, and of course I am not challenging your ruling, but may we have an explanation of why the amendment tabled by my right hon. Friend the Member for Chesterfield (Mr. Benn) and me, among others, which expresses the views of the conference of the Labour party, and is therefore a view held not just by...


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