Results 121–140 of 281 for speaker:Mr Jack Thompson

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

Mr Jack Thompson: That announcement does not compensate for the fact that since 1988 £1 billion has been taken out of the training bill. Is it not a national disgrace that quality training, which is one of the cornerstones of the improvements that we might expect to see in the British economy, has been greatly damaged by the fact that so much funding for training has been removed? Is the Secretary of State...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Small Primary Schools (15 Jan 1991)

Mr Jack Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received about opting-out of small primary schools; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Small Primary Schools (15 Jan 1991)

Mr Jack Thompson: Is the Minister aware that his Department's policy of encouraging the elimination of surplus places in primary schools is in direct conflict with the opting-out policy? Is it not clear to him that in counties such as Northumberland, with a huge rural population and a considerable number of small primary schools, any school opting out will cause serious problems for an authority which is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Labour Statistics (11 Dec 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he plans to hold discussions with the Trades Union Congress about current unemployment trends.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Labour Statistics (11 Dec 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: In view of the new consensus thinking in the Government, will the right hon. and learned Gentleman consider encouraging the Prime Minister to advocate urgent talks with the TUC because of the potential increase in unemployment and the problems that we have had in the past 11 years with unemployment?

Business of the House ( 6 Dec 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: As it is some considerable time since we held a debate on the Government's regional policies, will the Leader of the House consider allowing an early debate to consider the situation in the north and to permit the 26 Labour Members, six Conservative Members and even one Liberal Member representing northern constituencies to make a contribution to it?

Orders of the Day — Caravans (Standard Community Charge and Rating) Bill ( 3 Dec 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: First, I declare an interest: I own a caravan on a site in the most beautiful part of north Yorkshire. One problem that caravan owners face—I include all those on the same site as myself—is the fact that, over the past 12 months, there has been complete confusion about the payments. The owner of the site on which my caravan is located asked me to pay £85. I paid that sum, but in a...

Orders of the Day — Caravans (Standard Community Charge and Rating) Bill ( 3 Dec 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: I agree with my hon. Friend. The site contains chalets that are occupied by some of its permanent employees for 12 months of the year. It is a huge site in North Yorkshire called Flamingo park. Other chalets and static caravans such as mine are temporarily occupied during the summer season. Touring caravans come on to the site for a few weeks and tents are pitched on the site for one or two...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Elderly (Day Care) (20 Nov 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the number of day care places per 1,000 of the elderly and very elderly population, by individual local authorities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Elderly (Day Care) (20 Nov 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: In view of that almost inadequate reply, will the Minister examine the responses from Labour-controlled county and shire councils and those from Tory-controlled county and shire councils? He will find that Labour-controlled county councils provide a far better service for the elderly. Does he understand that the Royal College of Nursing has expressed concern about inadequate transport...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Nov 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 15 November.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Nov 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: Because in normal circumstances two heads are better than one, will the Prime Minister consider seeking the help of her right hon. Friend the Member for Henley (Mr. Heseltine) to sort out the poll tax problems?

Orders of the Day — Debate on the Address: The Economy (14 Nov 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: I have listened carefully to nearly all the speeches that have been made today. Hon. Members referred to the broad brush situation of our economy and I found it intriguing that the speeches today have been dominated by our relationship with Europe. That is all very well, but we must remember that other elements of the economy must be considered. I make no apology for referring to the...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Unemployment (25 Oct 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his assessment of the effect of high interest rates on the level of unemployment.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Unemployment (25 Oct 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: Is the Minister aware that the principal reason for the present large number of bankruptcies is high interest rates? What words of comfort can he give to firms teetering on the brink of collapse?

Mr. Paul Howard ( 4 Jul 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: I am grateful to have the opportunity to introduce this Adjournment debate, even if this evening's experiences outside the House have not been pleasant. Having watched the match, I recommend that we do not go into extra time in the House tonight. I sympathise with you, Mr. Speaker, and with the Minister. We have to stay a little longer, despite the disappointing events outside. Parliament is...

NHS Trusts ( 4 Jul 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: I did not detect in the Secretary of State's statement any comment about the Government's policy on new hospitals. The Secretary of State is aware that a new hospital is being built in my constituency for which we have waited for more than 10 years. As yet we have no staff appointments—at any level—at that hospital. I fear that it may be the Government's policy to introduce a formula...

Orders of the Day — Associated British Ports (No. 2) Bill (By Order) (25 Jun 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: Is my hon. Friend as puzzled as I am about the question of environmental assessment, as it links in with the amendments? There is to be a change in clause 18, which shows the difference between using the Town and Country Planning General Development Orders 1977 and 1988. I do not think that there is a conflict of interest between the environmental assessment argument and the use of the...

Opposition Day: Electricity Privatisation (25 Jun 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: For a number of years, we have known that the cost of nuclear electricity generation has increased. Would it not be reasonable to suggest that Nuclear Power should sell some of its land assets to pay for some of the highly expensive electricity from nuclear power—for example, the site at Druridge bay in Northumberland?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: West Germany (20 Jun 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the current balance of trade in manufactured goods with West Germany.


<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.