Results 141–160 of 6263 for speaker:Mr Eric Heffer

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

Mr Eric Heffer: My hon. Friend the Member for Rhondda (Mr. Rogers) may not know because he has not been a Member long enough, but on many occasions in the past, I, my right hon. Friend the Member for Blaenau Gwent (Mr. Foot) and many others were called to speak when proposals of this kind were made. I would like to ask why—

Business of the House (27 Jul 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: In the short time for which he has occupied his new position, has the right hon. and learned Gentleman had an opportunity to read early-day motion 1245, concerning the sacking of Tilbury docks shop stewards? [That this House is outraged by the brutal attack upon the rights of free trade unionists by the arbitrary decision of the port employers at Tilbury Docks to summarily dismiss only the 16...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Advice to Ministers (24 Jul 1989)

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

Football Spectators Bill [Lords] (Allocation of Time): Interpretation (17 Jul 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. How wide is "wide" in this debate?

Economic Summit (Paris) (17 Jul 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: —that throughout the world many Fascist and military dictatorships have totally accepted the free market economy but, nevertheless, have no democracy. Therefore, should not the right hon. Lady begin to learn some history and to understand that, before the 1688 revolution in this country, we had the 1640 revolution, when we cut off a king's head and established Parliament as the basis of...

Foreign Affairs (14 Jul 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Nuclear Non-proliferation (11 Jul 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his assessment of the implications for British defence policy of the current number of countries accepting the principle and practice of nuclear non-proliferation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Nuclear Non-proliferation (11 Jul 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: As 140 countries support the non-proliferation treaty, and as the Minister says that the Government actively oppose the spread of nuclear weapons, will he explain why the Government are not reacting positively to the initiatives of the Soviet Union? Do they really believe in the non-proliferation treaty? Is he aware that the Government's attitude makes life difficult for Pakistan and other...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Nuclear Non-proliferation (11 Jul 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. The Minister suggested that some of us speak up for the Soviet Union on every possible occasion. I object to that. My record in this House of opposing the Soviet Union when it went into Afghanistan and on other occasions is second to none. I do not want him or any other hon. Member to lie about us.

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Ecclesiastical Buildings (10 Jul 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that the reaction of some of his colleagues in the House this afternoon would have been precisely the same as that to Christ our Lord when he was alive?

Business of the House (29 Jun 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: May we have a two-day debate on foreign affairs? Apart from the question of China and Hong Kong, there is also the confused situation in Europe. I have been a Member of this House for a long time and I have heard many of my hon. Friends talk about Europe. For example, my right hon. Friend the Member for Leeds, East (Mr. Healey) argued quite strongly when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer...

Ban of Useless Animal Experiments: Football Spectators Bill [Lords] (27 Jun 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: Nobody can say that there has been no hooliganism and that there has not been or is not a problem. There is. However, some Conservative Members have failed to recognise the problems with which we must deal. Let me quote an example of hooliganism. Until the tragedy at Heysel, the Liverpool team travelled around, playing football in just about every large city on the continent. When the team...

Ban of Useless Animal Experiments: Football Spectators Bill [Lords] (27 Jun 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: The right hon. Gentleman said that the scheme would be debated in the House twice. Can he tell us when and at what time? Will it be in the middle of the night, or can we have a proper debate for some hours? Even at this late stage, will the right hon. Gentleman agree to the House being allowed to amend the scheme? It is ludicrous that the arrangements should be on a negative basis—that we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Secondary Picketing (20 Jun 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: Has the right hon. Gentleman seen the recent pamphlet on industrial relations issued by the Incorporated Catholic Truth Society which states that secondary picketing is a legitimate action on the part of workers to defend themselves from employers who are taking their rights away? Will the right hon. Gentleman look at that pamphlet? If he does, he might learn something and discover that it is...

Arts and Heritage (15 Jun 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: I find what the hon. Gentleman said fascinating. As a member of the Church, I would strongly object to anyone having to pay to enter our cathedrals. As the hon. Gentleman knows, I visit Italy regularly. Perhaps he knows more about this than I do, but I can think of no cathedral or church that I have visited—I go to as many as I can—in Venice or anywhere else in Italy where one has to pay....

Arts and Heritage (15 Jun 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: It must have been the one I missed.

Arts and Heritage (15 Jun 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: Is it on the island?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Child Crime (Parental Responsibility) (15 Jun 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: May I ask the Minister to take more seriously the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks) about the reasons for child crime? Surely the suggestion that parents are responsible for all the criminal activity of their children is not a serious one, although it is a populist demand on the part of some Conservative Members. [HON. MEMBERS: "Yes"]. There are many...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Child Crime (Parental Responsibility) (15 Jun 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: Exactly. Of course there is a connection between parents and their children's criminal activity up to a point, but it is a minor one. We must consider this issue much more carefully. I ask the Minister to ignore totally the irresponsible and populist demands that have been made by Conservative Members.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Cyprus (14 Jun 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: Everyone welcomes the fact that the Government are trying to be even-handed, but the Minister was right to point out that it was illegal action by the Turks, especially the invasion by Turkish soliders, that led to the division of Cyprus. Should we not be bringing pressure to bear on the Turks? After all, Turkey is a member of NATO. If Britain believes in defending democracy and freedom,...


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