Results 101–120 of 1239 for speaker:Sir Ian Percival

Orders of the Day — Passenger Transport Authorities' (11 Feb 1986)

Sir Ian Percival: May I take a few minutes to try to bring the debate back to reality by relating it to my constituents? In Merseyside, there have been no fare increases since 1980; indeed, there have been decreases. No doubt that suits many people, especially those who do not pay rates, and I do not blame them for saying, "For goodness sake, reduce the fares even further". My constituents, who are not all...

Orders of the Day — Passenger Transport Authorities' (11 Feb 1986)

Sir Ian Percival: There is none to my ratepayers in subsidising the transport of people in Liverpool. That is a fact, whether the hon. Gentleman likes it or not. They resent having to do it, and I agree with them. I am glad that my right hon. and learned Friends are taking steps to curb other people giving benefit to their constituents at the expense of my constituents.

Orders of the Day — Passenger Transport Authorities' (11 Feb 1986)

Sir Ian Percival: I am afraid that I may have to attack my right hon. and hon. Friends soon. I am glad that they agree with me so far. The hon. Member for Wigan (Mr. Stott) said that Merseyside does not get any grant. Why does it not? Because it is spending so much money that it goes right outside the limits under which they would get any grant. It ill behoves any Labour Member to complain that we, and my...

Orders of the Day — Passenger Transport Authorities' (11 Feb 1986)

Sir Ian Percival: It is so cheap and easy for the hon. Gentleman to say that when he is talking about the recipients. A great many of my constituents are no better off than his, and they deeply resent having to put their hands in their pockets for people who are at least as well off as they are and to provide benefits for which they do not ask themselves. My constituents do not ask for free transport.

Orders of the Day — Passenger Transport Authorities' (11 Feb 1986)

Sir Ian Percival: The hon. Gentleman does not like it. I am rather glad, because that may mean that I am touching a few sore points. My constituents understand what my right hon. and hon. Friends are doing, limiting the waste of money in which Labour-controlled authorities seem to exult. We do not understand, however, why we should be penalised at the same time. I hope that my hon. Friend, in winding up will...

Orders of the Day — Passenger Transport Authorities' (11 Feb 1986)

Sir Ian Percival: Because of the wastefulness of the Labour party on Merseyside, my constituents will lose the benefit of the grant that they would have received if those over whom they have no control had exercised more control over spending. We do not ask for anything extra, but for my right hon. and hon. Friends to re-examine the matter and let us have the benefit to protect us from the excesses of the...

Westland plc (27 Jan 1986)

Sir Ian Percival: That is one of the most disgraceful speeches that I have ever heard, even from the right hon. Member for Chesterfield (Mr. Benn). In addition, the right hon. Gentleman has spoken for so long, despite your injunction, Mr. Speaker, that I have had to cast aside a point a minute and shall confine myself to two aspects about which I must say a word. This House must deplore and condemn the...

Orders of the Day — Obscene Publications (Protection of Children, Etc.) (Amendment) Bill (24 Jan 1986)

Sir Ian Percival: I deplore interventions, because I like to hear hon. Members make their speeches, but I must regard that as an invitation either to accept or deny what the hon. Gentleman has said, and I am bound to say that I do not accept it. I deny it. He is talking a lot of rubbish.

Orders of the Day — Obscene Publications (Protection of Children, Etc.) (Amendment) Bill (24 Jan 1986)

Sir Ian Percival: I did not mean to be as offensive as I might have sounded in an effort to be brief. The hon. Gentleman is dealing with great intellectual questions, but the Bill, as I tried to point out, deals with only one aspect of an enormous problem—filth and getting rid of it. I do not think that the hon. Gentleman is denying that there is filth and that we should get rid of it.

Orders of the Day — Obscene Publications (Protection of Children, Etc.) (Amendment) Bill (24 Jan 1986)

Sir Ian Percival: I contratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Davyhulme (Mr. Churchill) on introducing the Bill and am happy to support him in it. I will make it as clear as I can, as quickly as I can, why I support the Bill's limited objectives. If passed, it will do something to reduce the volume of sheer filth with which our society is being soiled. We must do many other things. I was horrified to hear all...

Orders of the Day — Obscene Publications (Protection of Children, Etc.) (Amendment) Bill (24 Jan 1986)

Sir Ian Percival: If the hon. Lady can assure me that she is not smiling, then I shall be satisfied.

Orders of the Day — Obscene Publications (Protection of Children, Etc.) (Amendment) Bill (24 Jan 1986)

Sir Ian Percival: I am very grateful to the hon. Lady. I am glad that I said what I did, because I greatly welcome her assurance. Why do I stress this aspect of sheer filth? It is because I believe that, happily, most people have no first hand knowledge of the sheer filth that is being propagated, no idea how filthy it is. They do not see it. Why, then, do I know about it? It is because I had to see some of...

Prayers: Park Lane Hospital, Liverpool (Restricted Patients) ( 7 Nov 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: Does my hon. Friend accept that the vast majority of people believe that, when Home Office Ministers have cause for concern that the release of a prisoner would bring danger to innocent people, they have a duty to voice that concern and the reasons for it as fully and as publicly as the law permits? The majority will hope that those who have to make such difficult decisions will pay careful...

Water (Fluoridation) Bill: Water (Fluoridation) Bill (24 Oct 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: I hope that my hon. Friends will not think me discourteous if I do not follow their arguments but rather take my own line. Clause 1(1) is the principal provision of the Bill. This is the provision which will almost certainly result in millions of people having to take more fluoride, irrespective of whether they want it or not, and even if they very much do not want it. We really ought...

Water (Fluoridation) Bill: Water (Fluoridation) Bill (24 Oct 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: I give way to my hon. Friend, only because he looks at me with such appealing eyes.

Water (Fluoridation) Bill: Water (Fluoridation) Bill (24 Oct 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: I knew that I should have resisted my hon. Friend's appealing eyes. I guessed that he wanted to make a second speech, particularly that part of his previous one which unfortunately I did not hear. I repeat that it may be clear to him, but it is not clear to me. The test should be whether it is clear to everyone. If it was clear to me I would be the first to say so, but I remind my hon. Friend...

Nuclear Power (Inquiries): Urban Disturbances (23 Oct 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: I am sure that we can all agree that we face serious problems and that many causes, some deep-seated, contribute in their different ways to these disturbances. We have heard about a good many, and I want to mention some more. For far too long there has been far too much talk about rights and far too little talk about responsibilities. I believe, as was stated in the motion that received...

Nuclear Power (Inquiries): Urban Disturbances (23 Oct 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: That is a very cheap remark, and I hope that the hon. Gentleman will not make any more like it.

Nuclear Power (Inquiries): Urban Disturbances (23 Oct 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: No, I will not. Millions of young parents, many of them unemployed, and most with very limited means, and thousands of young teachers, deserve the warmest thanks and congratulations of all of us for managing to maintain moral values and decent standards in the face of every difficulty with which they are presented, thereby giving us the millions of super young people that we have in this...

Nuclear Power (Inquiries): Urban Disturbances (23 Oct 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: I am glad to hear that the hon. Lady approves of that. She might not like my other points as much. My first "do" is that every one of us ought to give total support to the police. They are the thin and only line standing between us and these evils. They do so with courage, skill, patience and dedication. Of course they are not all perfect—which of us is? Of course they must be accountable,...


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