Results 121–140 of 3236 for speaker:Mr Nicholas Budgen

European Communities (Amendment) Act (12 Feb 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: On the general problems of how excessive deficits might work out, let us suppose for the sake of argument that we were in the single currency and we had a war—over the Falklands, for instance—which initially did not turn out very well, cost us a great deal of money and we had to run a very large deficit for two or three years. Let us also suppose for the sake of argument that many of the...

European Communities (Amendment) Act (12 Feb 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: Does my hon. Friend agree that he is being most ungenerous? The Chancellor, during his Budget speech, particularly commended his Budget on the basis that it would conform to the convergence criteria. Those of us who have known the Chancellor for a long time know that, for at least 30 years, he has been in favour of further integration into the European Community. His Budget was but a step in...

European Communities (Amendment) Act (12 Feb 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: I am sure that my hon. Friend responds most politely to my hon. Friend the Member for Northampton, North (Mr. Marlow), who, of course, is well known as an intellectual with a detailed interest in the minutiae of European politics, but many of us who take a more relaxed and ill-informed view of European politics approach those things with a certain amount of diffidence and say that it is...

European Communities (Amendment) Act (12 Feb 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: Why?

European Communities (Amendment) Act (12 Feb 1996)

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

European Communities (Amendment) Act (12 Feb 1996)

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

European Communities (Amendment) Act (12 Feb 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: Why do we have to keep waiting for it to be derailed in Europe? Many people concede that it may be right for some European countries. It would be a great impertinence for us to tell them what was right for them. Surely it is the role of political leaders in this country to decide what is right for Britain and simply to say, diffidently and kindly, "It may be right for you but it is wrong for us."

Northern Ireland Peace Process (12 Feb 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: Does my right hon. Friend agree that it seems highly likely that in the end we shall be confronted by the old, hard choices in Ulster? Will he remind the democratic nationalists in the Province that they would have a secure and honoured position in a united and integrated United Kingdom? Will he also remind them that they would be able to exercise real power in some areas if we were to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Maastricht Treaty (Convergence Criteria) ( 7 Feb 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: Will my right hon. and learned Friend explain whether it is his understanding that the third criterion—that we should have been in the exchange rate mechanism for two years before we can move any further towards a single currency—still applies?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: EU Directives (17 Jan 1996)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: I warmly congratulate the Government on their announcement last week in the other place that they would not endorse a European directive that prevents the use of the drug emtryl in game birds. Does that not reflect a fundamental change in the Government's attitude to European directives? Does it not demonstrate that such directives lack democratic validity, are not properly discussed and are...

Madrid Summit (18 Dec 1995)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: Does my right hon. Friend agree that any core currency is bound to contain both France and Germany? France's attitude towards the core currency will be vitally influenced by whether Britain is there as a balancing power against Germany. Are we not going to create great resentment if we do not tell France and Germany as soon as possible what our attitude in principle is?

European Union ( 7 Dec 1995)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: Is not the problem that, in interpreting, as my right hon. and learned Friend says, the treaty, the judges consider it with the eye of continental lawyers? They do not narrowly construe just one section of one Act; they consider what they believe to be the general purpose of the treaty. The result is that the thing is always skewed in a federal direction.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Export Opportunities ( 6 Dec 1995)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: Would it not be wise if my hon. Friend emphasised that neither wealth nor happiness nor employment will come from political action, and that he will not help the exporters and take away all their problems any more than the President of the Board of Trade will help all those people who have, sadly, been made unemployed as a result of technological change? Otherwise, if we continue to pretend...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee ( 5 Dec 1995)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: Does my hon. Friend agree that, like all other interest groups, pharmacists have a legitimate case? If the Opposition take up the arguments of every interest group in the community and ask the Government to pay 100 per cent. of their claims, public expenditure is bound to get out of control. Although it is certain that the Opposition will temporarily become popular with farmers, lawyers,...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation ( 4 Dec 1995)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: I understand the rebuke directed towards me by the hon. Member for Sunderland, South (Mr. Mullin). I am sorry that I was held up on the motorway and I plead guilty, albeit with some mitigation, to some of his charges. You, Mr. Deputy Speaker, have rectified matters by properly calling two speakers in succession from the Opposition Benches. Although I crave the indulgence of the hon. Member...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: Economic Regeneration, Wolverhampton ( 7 Nov 1995)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: I congratulate my hon. Friend on the sympathetic way in which he deals with this sad situation. Will he point out that, in the past two years, Wolverhampton has enjoyed a considerable increase in prosperity, particularly in the metal bashing industry, which has enjoyed an enormous increase in exports directly as a result of the depreciation of the currency which followed the events of...

Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards ( 6 Nov 1995)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: A quarter of a century.

Standards and Privileges ( 6 Nov 1995)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: rose—

Standards and Privileges ( 6 Nov 1995)

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

Standards and Privileges ( 6 Nov 1995)

Mr Nicholas Budgen: Does my right hon. Friend agree that his answer clearly shows that making very important decisions by way of motion is unsatisfactory? It leaves the various guidelines extremely uncertain with, perhaps, matters then being decided on a more or less political basis by a Committee of this House. It is an unsatisfactory way to deal with something that should be dealt with by legislation.


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