Results 181–200 of 863 for speaker:Mr Peter Fry

Transport Infrastructure (Private Investment) (18 Apr 1989)

Mr Peter Fry: When I was first elected Member of Parliament for Wellingborough nearly 20 years ago, a local journalist asked me what I wanted to achieve as a new Member of Parliament. I replied that what was needed was better road communication. My interest in transport infrastructure was one of my first concerns as a Member of Parliament. Now, after 15 years as joint chairman of the parliamentary road...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Motorway Construction (13 Feb 1989)

Mr Peter Fry: In view of my hon. Friend's last remarks, is it not clear that we need more motorways so as to reduce the road accident rate further? What plans does he have to provide alternative routes for such as the M1 and M3 which are now so terribly congested?

Road Safety (White Paper) ( 7 Feb 1989)

Mr Peter Fry: I join in the general congratulations given to my right hon. Friend for seeing that those who commit serious motoring offences have a corresponding penalty. When he is considering the range of penalty points, will he ensure that a degree of flexibility is allowed to magistrates so that those who are technically guilty of an offence do not suffer the heavy penalties of those who are guilty of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Channel Tunnel (16 Jan 1989)

Mr Peter Fry: Does my hon. Friend accept that one of the ways of assisting the regions to benefit from the Channel tunnel is the establishment of freight trans-shipment centres? In the event of any proposals being put to him, will he bear in mind that Northamptonshire is especially well placed, being well set with rail communications and being on the main route across the country to Felixstowe by road?

Lockerbie Air Disaster (10 Jan 1989)

Mr Peter Fry: I think that I speak for many outside the House as well as those on the Conservative Benches when I deplore attempts to make political capital out of this appalling incident. If I may correct the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull, East (Mr. Prescott), it was not the hon. Member for West Bromwich, East (Mr. Snape) but I who made the suggestion, following the Air India disaster, with which the...

Petition: Aerosols (20 Dec 1988)

Mr Peter Fry: I sincerely welcome my hon. Friend the Member for Kettering (Mr. Freeman) to his new post. I do so with added enthusiasm because he represents my neighbouring constituency and is my Member of Parliament. His new appointment has given me considerable pleasure, as it will his other constituents. Last Christmas, my constituent, Darren Robertson—or Barber—was almost 16 years old. He seemed a...

King's Cross Fire (Fennell Report) (10 Nov 1988)

Mr Peter Fry: Does my right hon. Friend accept that Conservative Members dismiss absolutely charges that he should tender his resignation? As those of us who were on the Select Committee on Transport are well aware, as early as the spring of this year his permanent secretary assured the Committee that money would be available to put into effect the recommendations of the report. Many of us feel that the...

Orders of the Day — Health and Medicines Bill: General Ophthalmic Services and Optical Appliances ( 1 Nov 1988)

Mr Peter Fry: My hon. Friend is saying that those who can afford to pay should pay. I have much sympathy for that view, but has he considered the position of pensioners who do not pay income tax and receive no benefit from the state apart from their basic state pension? They will not be able to afford a charge of £10. What will be their position?

Orders of the Day — Road Traffic (Penalty Points) (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Peter Fry: I declare my non-financial interest as a member of the RAC public policy committee, which examines proposals for legislation and comments on them. There has already been much discussion of the briefing that the RAC has sent out. The RAC is as committed as the Minister—I can give it no higher praise—to road safety. It strongly believes that people who flagrantly disobey the law should...

Orders of the Day — Road Traffic (Penalty Points) (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Peter Fry: A cover note is not necessarily evidence of insurance. Some insurance brokers on the point of leaving their businesses issue cover notes like confetti and never pass them on to the insurance company, with the result that there is no cover. I assure my hon. Friend that in a whole range of cases the person who, technically, has broken the law is the innocent party because of the negligence of a...

Orders of the Day — Road Traffic (Penalty Points) (31 Oct 1988)

Mr Peter Fry: How does one prove it?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: EC (Transport) (24 Oct 1988)

Mr Peter Fry: As my right hon. Friend discussed aviation with the Commissioner, can he tell us what progress there has been towards a greater liberalisation of European air services and, particularly, towards a reduction of European air fares, which are much too high?

Opposition Day: Transport Policies (26 Jul 1988)

Mr Peter Fry: I have a great regard for the hon. Member for Crewe and Nantwich (Mrs. Dunwoody) who said that she could not get to where she wanted to go. Much is now clear to me. She is obviously emulating the lady in the music hall song: Oh, Mr. Porter, what shall I do?I want to go to Birmingham,But I ended up in Crewe. That is a slight digression. I shall not follow the line taken by the hon. Lady. This...

Opposition Day: Transport Policies (26 Jul 1988)

Mr Peter Fry: Of course, there will be those who say that the road safety measures that we have at the moment still need tightening up. Perhaps they are right,; such measures are an inadequate answer to the congestion that we are facing and to the frustration being experienced by some road users. I say to my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State, who I understand will reply to the debate—I hope he...

Opposition Day: Transport Policies (26 Jul 1988)

Mr Peter Fry: Let me tell the hon. Gentleman that I have been breath-tested on the motorway and was found to be totally clear; but it is not a pleasant experience to go through, and many innocent motorists will reject random testing on the ground that it is an intrusion into their personal liberties. If the hon. Member for Bolsover (Mr. Skinner) wishes to make a speech, perhaps he can catch your eye,...

Opposition Day: Transport Policies (26 Jul 1988)

Mr Peter Fry: I would not give the hon. Gentleman anything, even the time of the day.

Opposition Day: Transport Policies (26 Jul 1988)

Mr Peter Fry: I hope that the Government, despite the pressure from some sources of the media and other lobbies, will not allow completely random testing. The traveller's safety does not depend on road safety measures alone. Much depends, whether we travel by road, rail or air, on an adequate infrastructure. Our people will travel more, and more often. They can afford it, and it is the Government's...

Opposition Day: Transport Policies (26 Jul 1988)

Mr Peter Fry: My hon. Friend knows that I am a joint Chairman of the all-party Committee concerned with that subject, and that the Committee shares his view.

Opposition Day: Transport Policies (26 Jul 1988)

Mr Peter Fry: We shall try to avoid the hon. Gentleman's constituency. The public are demanding a higher standard of service and the Government are finding it increasingly difficult to finance it entirely from state funds. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has my full support in examining every possible scheme for the involvement of private money and private risk-taking. We should look beyond...


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