Results 101–120 of 281 for speaker:Mr Jack Thompson

Caravan Sites (Amendment): Local Government Finance ( 4 Feb 1992)

Mr Jack Thompson: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that for three years I was leader of my county council and that my service on local authorities extends over 15 years? I was the chairman of the policy resources committee of my council and money was switched around and is switched around by every local authority.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Manufacturing Investment (16 Jan 1992)

Mr Jack Thompson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next expects to meet representatives of the CBI to discuss manufacturing investment.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Manufacturing Investment (16 Jan 1992)

Mr Jack Thompson: In view of the CBI's projected figure for 1992 of a 4·4 per cent. fall in manufacturing investment, and of the 20 per cent. fall in 1991, is it not time that the Chancellor considered adopting the Labour party's policy on investment?

Orders of the Day — Coal Industry Bill (15 Jan 1992)

Mr Jack Thompson: Throughout the debate, Conservative Members have referred again and again in somewhat theatrical performances to their amazement that Opposition Members should vote against the Bill. Certainly, when I examined the Bill I found parts that I would support and parts that I would not. The parts that I would not support are the reason why I shall vote against it. There are other parts that I wish...

Orders of the Day — Coal Industry Bill (15 Jan 1992)

Mr Jack Thompson: May I remind the hon. Gentleman that many Opposition Members not only applaud the miners for their achievements in the past few years but actually live, drink and eat with them in their communities. We recognise what miners have done over the years. The hon. Gentleman also said that retreat technology had just come in. That system has existed for at least 20 or 30 years. The problem has...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Industrial Development Act 1982 (15 Jan 1992)

Mr Jack Thompson: Is the Minister aware that, after the general election, the assisted area map will change because the Government will change, and that changes are necessary? For instance, in the county of Northumberland, we have an assisted development area pattern that runs from east to west—to areas such as Ponteland and Darras Hall, a huge executive residential estate which does not want or require...

Orders of the Day — Coal Industry Bill (14 Nov 1991)

Mr Jack Thompson: One element—that of the private mines—has not been mentioned this evening. I understand from the figures given to me by British Coal that more than 1,600 men are employed in private mines. We know that safety standards in private mines are absolutely abysmal and well below those of British Coal. Those miners are open to even more exploitation than the exployees of British Coal.

Orders of the Day — Debate on the Address: Employment and Education ( 4 Nov 1991)

Mr Jack Thompson: I had intended to concentrate on education, but I agreed with all but a couple of paragraphs in the speech of the hon. Member for Pudsey (Sir G. Shaw), whose presentation was exceptionally good, so I shall concentrate more on unemployment, especially in the north. Tonight's interesting debate has covered a wide range of subjects including Yugoslavia and Northern Ireland. Tomorrow, however,...

Manufacturing Industry (16 Oct 1991)

Mr Jack Thompson: That was an impressive list. It would have been nice if all those companies had been increasing their work force by those numbers instead of reducing it. Is my hon. Friend also aware that, at 2 o'clock this afternoon, just over six hours ago, it was announced that in my constituency, where we have parallel problems, 300 jobs are to be lost at an aluminium smelter? The jobs had to go by Monday...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Terms and Conditions of Employment ( 9 Jul 1991)

Mr Jack Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will introduce legislation to ensure that all employees have a right to a written statement of terms and conditions within 13 weeks of commencement of employment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Terms and Conditions of Employment ( 9 Jul 1991)

Mr Jack Thompson: Is the Minister aware that citizens advice bureaux throughout Britain have evidence that not only are employers ignoring the requirement to give a written statement of terms and conditions, but some are deliberately not meeting that requirement? Is it not time for those who are employed for 16 hours a week also to have such a written statement?

Electricity and Gas Industries ( 2 Jul 1991)

Mr Jack Thompson: What would the Secretary of State say to the 250 employees at a power station in my constituency who now face redundancy? What about their share in the industry? Their jobs have gone, and the few shares that they may have bought before they realised that there was a prospect of losing their jobs will not keep them for the rest of their lives.

Coal Industry (Restructuring) (13 May 1991)

Mr Jack Thompson: The hon. Member for Gordon (Mr. Bruce) talked about thin seams. If he is right, it will be costly or uneconomic to install equipment to extract coal. Will my hon. Friend elaborate on that?

Coal Industry (Restructuring) (13 May 1991)

Mr Jack Thompson: Is my hon. Friend aware that 50 per cent. of the opencast coal that we produce comes from my county? The hon. Member for Sherwood (Mr. Stewart) is suggesting that, to save pits and miners' jobs in Nottingham, we must despoil the county of Northumberland. Is that how people should be treated?

Points of Order: Killingholme Generating Stations (Ancillary Powers) Bill [Lords] (27 Feb 1991)

Mr Jack Thompson: In areas such as mine, and on the eastern coast of Scotland where the mines extend under the North sea, closed mines are certainly written off, because there is no way in which one can gain access to them. That is because the North sea has flooded the workings and the cost of getting back at those reserves would be prohibitive.

Points of Order: Killingholme Generating Stations (Ancillary Powers) Bill [Lords] (27 Feb 1991)

Mr Jack Thompson: I have not heard any answers to the questions that my hon. Friend is asking. We have not heard whether the water would be discharged by gravity or by means of a pumping system. The discharge of water under pressure has significant safety implications. Eddies are created, and the estuary bed is disturbed.

Points of Order: Killingholme Generating Stations (Ancillary Powers) Bill [Lords] (27 Feb 1991)

Mr Jack Thompson: Is the hon. Gentleman aware of any studies on taking water out of the Humber, putting it through the generating plants as cooling water and returning it to the Humber? There are two power stations in my constituency, both coastal, one at the northern end and one at the southern. It is said that significant ecological changes are taking place in the North sea because of the discharge of water...

Points of Order: Killingholme Generating Stations (Ancillary Powers) Bill [Lords] (27 Feb 1991)

Mr Jack Thompson: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that there is something suspect about organisations which make an application and receive permission to build two power stations then having to come to the House for permission to put the pipes in? If the House turns down the application for those pipes, what will happen to the power stations?

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Employment Training (26 Feb 1991)

Mr Jack Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what measures he will introduce to improve employment training.


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