Results 41–60 of 863 for speaker:Mr Peter Fry

Prayers: Adjournment of the House ( 5 Apr 1995)

Mr Peter Fry: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. The interest, which relates to advice given to the Sally Line and to some coach operators, is nothing whatsoever to do with the advertising of air fares or holiday insurance. That surely is stretching the argument about interest far too far. If we are going to get that kind of jibe from members of the Opposition Front Bench, perhaps it is time that...

Prayers: Adjournment of the House ( 5 Apr 1995)

Mr Peter Fry: Before I commence my remarks, I commend the speech of the hon. Member for Ogmore (Mr. Powell). The more often such sentiments are expressed, the more likely it is that there will be action in the direction that we both want. May I offer the hon. Gentleman a word of advice? Perhaps he should have a word with some members of the magistrates bench in his area, some of whom I fear seem to leave...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: NHS Trusts (17 Jan 1995)

Mr Peter Fry: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the number of patients treated on the NHS has increased since the establishment of NHS trusts.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: NHS Trusts (17 Jan 1995)

Mr Peter Fry: I thank my hon. Friend for that reply. Will he confirm that in the Oxford-Anglian region, my own region, some 25 per cent. more patients have been treated by trusts and that some 50 per cent. more day cases have been treated? Does he, like me, find it difficult to understand why the Labour party wishes to sweep away trusts and thus deny the benefits of their success to our constituents?

Orders of the Day — Value Added Tax (11 Jan 1995)

Mr Peter Fry: It is not often that the hon. Member for West Bromwich, East (Mr. Snape) and I agree—we have often debated with each other on transport matters—but I endorse his closing words: it is still the job of Members of Parliament to examine legislation that is presented to us, to see whether it deserves to be passed. I contend that it is clear tonight that many hon. Members, on both sides of the...

Petitions: Family Planning (China) (14 Dec 1994)

Mr Peter Fry: I beg to present an humble petition of the residents of Wellingborough and Rushden, signed by 366 of my constituents, which sheweth: That the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) and the IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation) receive money from the Overseas Aid Budget and in turn support the Chinese PopulationControl Programme which abuses the human rights of the people of China...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Primary Schools (13 Dec 1994)

Mr Peter Fry: Does my right hon. Friend agree that one way in which we could help to improve the resources in primary schools is to recognise those LEAs and those schools which are already educating the rising-fives? In the current financial settlement, that is proving difficult without any Government grant. Will my right hon. Friend give an early response so that those who are making that pioneering...

Bosnia ( 7 Dec 1994)

Mr Peter Fry: Would my right hon. Friend say a little more about the approaches that he has had from President Milosevic? From the outside, it appears that greater Serbia is nearer to reality today than it has been, perhaps, for many years. Therefore, is my right hon. Friend satisfied in his own mind that President Milosevic is not co-operating merely to see the sanctions against Serbia further reduced and...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation ( 1 Dec 1994)

Mr Peter Fry: I will not pursue the arguments of the hon. Member for Derbyshire, North-East (Mr. Barnes), but I too have great reservations about the way in which local government finance is calculated. Although many aspects of this year's Budget deserve applause, it should be judged by other criteria besides its effects upon the economy. As I am not an economist, accountant or merchant banker, it is the...

Local Government Finance ( 1 Dec 1994)

Mr Peter Fry: Is my right hon. Friend aware that, for the second year running, Northamptonshire will have a disappointing settlement? Is he aware that, as a result, it is highly likely that many teachers will have to be made redundant because of the need to finance a new pay rise? Will he bear that fact in mind when he comes to make a decision on the capping of Northamptonshire county council?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Local Government Finance (19 Oct 1994)

Mr Peter Fry: When my hon. Friend speaks to the local authority representatives, will he make it clear not only that there should be concern over the way in which the area costs adjustment is currently calculated but that fundamental change is needed to prevent the kind of unfairness that currently exists, particularly in counties such as Northamptonshire, which has suffered considerably as a result of not...

Orders of the Day — Cyprus (20 Jul 1994)

Mr Peter Fry: Does the hon. Gentleman not accept that, while the minority Turks feel that their future is threatened and they are not given a degree of security, they will never be very willing to make a long-term settlement? Is that not the element that has been missing from the hon. Gentleman's speech and those of his hon. Friends? There has to be some guarantee. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that,...

Orders of the Day — Cyprus (20 Jul 1994)

Mr Peter Fry: I rise to put, dare I say it, a little more balance into the debate. I have listened to the hon. Member for Tooting (Mr. Cox). Just as two languages are talked on the island of Cyprus, it is almost as if two languages are talked in the House of Commons when we consider the issue. The hon. Member for Tooting made much play of what had happened in the south of Cyprus, and he talked about the...

Orders of the Day — Cyprus (20 Jul 1994)

Mr Peter Fry: Yes, I do. One of the great problems is that there have been various UN resolutions. At one time, it seemed that one side or both sides would agree with the resolutions, and they then backed away. That is why we have this continuing problem. Another reason is that, despite the occasional problems along the green line, it is not like Bosnia; it is not like a country where a war is taking...

Orders of the Day — Cyprus (20 Jul 1994)

Mr Peter Fry: I endorse my hon. Friend's wise words. It would be a tragedy, however, if we spent all our time looking back and did not make an attempt to see how we can bring about an eventual solution.

Orders of the Day — Cyprus (20 Jul 1994)

Mr Peter Fry: My hon. Friend is right. One must recall that this country was the guarantor of the Cyprus constitution. When that constitution appeared to be torn up by one side, it was inevitable that the Turkish Cypriots looked for help. I am afraid that, in their time of need, the Government of this country did not come to their assistance. If we concentrate on who did what 25 years ago, we will not,...

Orders of the Day — Cyprus (20 Jul 1994)

Mr Peter Fry: My hon. Friend is entitled to his view, as is anyone who has been to Cyprus from the United Nations. I visited both parts of the island, and it is my feeling that there has been insufficient consideration of the real threats and fears to which the Turkish minority is subjected. My hon. Friend talks about what the United Nations should or should not do. Is he suggesting—I ask a simple...

Orders of the Day — Cyprus (20 Jul 1994)

Mr Peter Fry: A great many Turkish Cypriots were taken from their land in the south of Cyprus. It is an argument that applies both ways, and I am sympathetic to both groups. The debate has, unfortunately, been one sided so far. Only one point of view has been expressed. I think that there is another point of view. It would be fatal if the Government or the United Nations continue to take what the Turkish...

Orders of the Day — Cyprus (20 Jul 1994)

Mr Peter Fry: No. I am sorry, but I am about to bring my remarks to an end. We shall not succeed if they think that we are not being even handed and that we are biased against them. I think that my intervention has introduced a degree of balance and has focused on the true split of the island—two things which had been missing from the debate.

Orders of the Day — Sports (Discrimination) Bill (15 Jul 1994)

Mr Peter Fry: There are amendments to the Bill.

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