Results 81–100 of 8584 for speaker:Mr Enoch Powell

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill: Extended Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" (26 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: Before I conclude I shall refer to the nature of the Assembly and its claims to be democratic or parliamentary. I now turn to the three subjects covered by the group of amendments. The first is the embodiment by the Act in the law of the United Kingdom of what is called the cooperation procedure, which reduces the powers and opportunities of the Council in the event of certain decisions...

Representation of the People (23 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: The hon. Gentleman will understand that it would be clearly unacceptable if there were to be a snap decision with a relatively short time to run between the order being passed and the election taking place. Obviously, that would be avoided in the light of the general description of the Government's attitude to this matter which the hon. Gentleman has stated.

Representation of the People (23 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: I wonder whether this is a matter on which it would be helpful for the chief electoral officer to seek views with the aim of arriving, at as early a date as possible, at a system which would be generally acceptable in the Province. There is a real practical difference between the operations which are required in one system and in the other. Clearly, it is desirable that we should know where...

Representation of the People (23 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: This is not an occasion for the Ulster litany of complaint against substantive legislation by Order in Council, for this is a statutory instrument made under United Kingdom legislation. Nevertheless, it is appropriate that these Northern Ireland regulations should be considered in their own right, since there are appreciable differences between them and those that apply in the rest of the...

Bill Presented: Northern Ireland Assembly (Dissolution) (19 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: As a matter of fact, under the Government of Ireland Act 1920 the House had full and unrestricted powers of legislation in Northern Ireland. The House did not exercise its rights and duties in respect of Northern Ireland for many decades because of a ruling of the Chair that it ought to be treated as if it were a dominion. That was not the consequence of the constitution of 1920.

Bill Presented: Northern Ireland Assembly (Dissolution) (19 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: Now tell us about Polaris.

Bill Presented: Northern Ireland Assembly (Dissolution) (19 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: The hon. Gentleman appears to have forgotten the warning that he gave at the beginning of his speech. The question is not simply whether we can live with equality and justice, but in what state we are to live in equality and justice with all the other members of that state.

Bill Presented: Northern Ireland Assembly (Dissolution) (19 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: The Secretary of State has announced to the House in the form of the first of two orders which we are considering that there is to be no continuation in the foreseeable future of a Northern Ireland Assembly which was set up by the Northern Ireland Act 1982. That is a decision which came as a shock and even a surprise to hardly anyone in the Province. The extent to which it is accepted that...

Bill Presented: Northern Ireland Assembly (Dissolution) (19 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: I am glad to have the assent of the hon. Member for Foyle (Mr. Hume), who never concealed his view on this matter, however much he was mistakenly abused for stating it. There was a deeper reason why the Act, over which a veil is now being drawn, was foredoomed to failure and, that is—and I shall use a word which I will instantly qualify—the devolutionary context in which it was seen. I...

Bill Presented: Northern Ireland Assembly (Dissolution) (19 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: I am glad to have the Secretary of State's assent, and I am sure that he will see that that does not happen. I know that it could not possibly be his intention. With that behind us, we ask, "What next?" Part of that debate is laid before the House in terms of the Northern Ireland Act 1974 (Interim Period Extension) Order, but the whole of the debate is not summed up within the confines of...

Bill Presented: Northern Ireland Assembly (Dissolution) (19 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: My experience and observation are not in line with that of the hon. Gentleman.

Bill Presented: Northern Ireland Assembly (Dissolution) (19 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: Well, I have three district councils wholly or partly in my constituency. In one there is a large majority and in another a small majority which is anti-Unionist and in the third there is a Unionist majority. Within the scope of their administration those councils behave as effectively and their officials administer as effectively as in the corresponding bodies in Britain. I see no...

Bill Presented: Northern Ireland Assembly (Dissolution) (19 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. The Secretary of State appeared to be moving the approval of both orders. I take it that the position is that the two orders may be debated together but that a separate Question will have to be put in due course in regard to the second order.

Bill Presented: Northern Ireland Assembly (Dissolution) (19 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: Is the Secretary of State aware that before 1982, when the practice that he has just described prevailed. there were frequent consultations between Northern Ireland Members and Ministers? Those often resulted in substantial and desirable modifications of the orders that were eventually brought before the House. There is no reason why that procedure should not be fruitful.

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill (16 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: On a point of order, Sir Paul. You have indicated that the Question that clause 2 stand part is to be taken with the Questions on the other amendments that you mentioned by number. It is always unwise, Sir, to chance one's arm and say that any particular matter is unprecedented, but I think that I would be within the knowledge of the House in saying that it is unusual for the Chair to...

Orders of the Day — Financial Services Bill: Patronage (Benefices) (12 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: Firstly, may I dispose of a procedural point which is also in a sense a constitutional point, that was first established some two years ago, I think, in connection with the Appointment of Bishops Measure. It is that we were privileged to have with us for a short time at the commencement of the debate the chairman of the Conservative party. He was in dinner dress in order to signify the...

Orders of the Day — Financial Services Bill: Patronage (Benefices) (12 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: The hon. Gentleman has told me something of which I was unaware. I was unaware that any such act of renunciation was required of parents who bring a child for baptism, or even of those who present themselves for the first time to receive holy communion in the Anglican church. It may or may not be that the hon. Member is well informed. I am not aware that there is such exclusivity in the...

Orders of the Day — Financial Services Bill: Patronage (Benefices) (12 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: I am much obliged.

Northern Ireland Assembly (12 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in 1982 the two main Unionist parties, as they were then represented in the I-louse. opposed the legislation establishing this Assembly with all the resources that parliamentary procedure admitted? Will he acknowledge that the judgment of those Conservative Members who supported us in our endeavour to prevent that mistake being made has been validated by...

Orders of the Day — Appropriation (Northern Ireland) (10 Jun 1986)

Mr Enoch Powell: I do not generally come to the aid of the Government in their exercise of direct rule in Northern Ireland, but perhaps I might suggest to the hon. Gentleman that in this case the Order in Council which would be brought forward would be one under a separate statute and not one under the interim period procedure which is disliked so much.


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