Results 61–80 of 3236 for speaker:Mr Nicholas Budgen

Interpretation (18 Nov 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for that point. I asked in the House some time ago how much the compensation would be. I had a document from one of the shooting organisations that put the figure at between £500 million and £1 billion. The hon. Gentleman will remember that the original money resolution suggested that the cost would be between £on and £n. The money resolution has now...

Interpretation (18 Nov 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: These are all points that can be raised during the course of these agreed proceedings, which will be rushed through with the agreement of the House and of the Front-Bench spokesmen, and, most of all, with the Opposition abandoning their traditional role of ensuring proper debate. In the unlikely event of there being a Labour Government after next May, the Opposition will find themselves in...

Interpretation (18 Nov 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: No, with the greatest respect, Mr. Deputy Speaker, it is extremely relevant to the consideration of this agreed guillotine. Why is it that the British nation is prepared to deny the sovereignty of our Parliament? It is because, from time to time, our Parliament acts as a lynch mob. That is what we are doing today. Why is it that the courts are eroding our sovereignty? Why is it that the...

Interpretation (18 Nov 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: They are.

Interpretation (18 Nov 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: And with a guillotine.

Firearms (Amendment) Bill [Money] (18 Nov 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: My right hon. and learned Friend talks about the Government's obligation to pay compensation. Under our constitution there is no written obligation to do anything other than as a result of those constraints that we have allowed to be imposed on us by the European convention on human rights. Is my right hon. and learned Friend saying that he concedes that, if compensation is not paid according...

Working Time Directive (12 Nov 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: Does my right hon. Friend agree that this is a very sad and serious day for Britain? Has not this judgment once more undermined the sovereignty of our Parliament and proved that we cannot rely upon the good faith of our European partners? Is it not time to reintroduce the tactic of non-co-operation, which met with the approval of the entire Tory party when it was last used and was recommended...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Handgun Control ( 7 Nov 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: Will my hon. Friend concede that there is a serious possibility that the judges of the European Court of Human Rights may oblige the British taxpayer to provide compensation on a much wider basis—to those who manufacture pistols, to gun clubs owners, professional shooters and those who supply the ancillary trades? As the object of the exercise is to preserve human life, does my hon. Friend...

Orders of the Day — Home Affairs (28 Oct 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: Does my hon. Friend also favour compensation for those businesses that produce handguns and run ancillary activities, as they may be bankrupted?

Orders of the Day — Home Affairs (28 Oct 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: I shall confine my remarks to the Government's proposals on guns, particularly handguns—

Orders of the Day — Home Affairs (28 Oct 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: I have always called them pistols. My hon. Friend rebukes me and I have rebuked others. But we must all be fashionable occasionally. I also wish to say a few words about the Government's proposals on gun clubs. Gun clubs used to be regarded as highly honourable, patriotic organisations, set up in much the same spirit as the Territorial Army. Historically, many of them were set up after the...

Orders of the Day — Home Affairs (28 Oct 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: My hon. Friend takes a different view. He is entitled to his view. The second extension of the Cullen proposals, however—that high-calibre pistols should not be used in the highly controlled environment of a shooting club—is justified simply by one sentence: We believe that a distinction needs to be made between high-calibre handguns, which are principally made for police and military...

Orders of the Day — Home Affairs (28 Oct 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: My right hon. and learned Friend knows much more about the Bar than I do, and is a regular and serious operator at the Old Bailey. I am sure that he is right to say that there are many more than that, but I am taking the Government's figures. They say that there are at least a million illegally held firearms; at most, there may be 2.7 million. I am trying to use the figure that is least...

Orders of the Day — Home Affairs (28 Oct 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: On the matter of illegally held guns, there is a dispute about the figures, which range from I million as the lowest estimate to 2.7 million as the highest.

Orders of the Day — Home Affairs (28 Oct 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Orders of the Day — Home Affairs (28 Oct 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: Is it not a question of proportionality? Some 1 million firearms are held illegally; we wish to guard against the risk that somebody who holds a handgun in a heavily regulated club might leave it in circumstances such that someone else could pinch it. If regulations on such clubs are efficiently carried out, someone who wants to do a dreadful deed will get hold of an illegally held firearm...

Orders of the Day — Home Affairs (28 Oct 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: Will my right hon. and learned Friend explain a little further why getting such a measure on to the statute book quickly will help the people of Dunblane? It seems highly unlikely that such a horrible incident is likely to occur anywhere near the people of Dunblane in the foreseeable future. Are not they as concerned as anyone else that we should proceed in a careful and orderly way, and not...

Orders of the Day — Home Affairs (28 Oct 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: Will my right hon. and learned Friend give way?

Orders of the Day — Home Affairs (28 Oct 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: Will my right hon. and learned Friend give way?

Orders of the Day — Home Affairs (28 Oct 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: rose—


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