Results 141–160 of 281 for speaker:Mr Jack Thompson

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

Mr Jack Thompson: You will have noted, Mr. Speaker, the reference by Ministers to the Labour party's policy document. At least we have a policy for trade and industry. The Secretary of State's figure of £3·1 billion for the first four months of this year suggests that the Government will match, if not exceed, last year's deficit of £9·6 billion, which was part of a deficit of f 14·5 billion with EEC...

Estimates Day: Training (14 Jun 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: Like most hon. Members, I have no objection to the allocation of money from the Consolidated Fund to support expenditure on improved training facilities, although, like many of my hon. Friends, I am somewhat concerned that £159 million has been taken out. We should have done training a better service had that sum been kept in, particularly had the money been spent in the interests of better...

Shellfish (North-East Coast) ( 5 Jun 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: Will the Secretary of State recognise that, although the development of algae is a natural phenomenon, it is aggravated by the pollution problems in the North sea? That is the nub of the problem. I have lived all my life on the north-east coast of England. When I was a young man, it was reasonable to collect mussels and whelks along the coast, although on and off there was a ban. However,...

Employment: Training (22 May 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will estimate the numbers of employees receiving training in Britain.

Employment: Training (22 May 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: When will the Minister recognise that in the north-east of England the coal mining, shipbuilding and heavy engineering industries have now been decimated? They were the basis of good training schemes in the past. Such schemes need to be replaced by other means of training, which cannot be supported by the market forces philosophy. They need Government support. When will the Minister bear in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Dangerous Goods (16 May 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what further steps he is taking to strengthen legislation against sellers of dangerous goods.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Dangerous Goods (16 May 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: Will the Minister take into account the fact that local authorities have had carefully to examine staffing levels in their trading standards departments simply as a result of the introduction of the poll tax? Will he consider at least changing part II of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 to extend the period of time for prosecutions from six months to about three years? There is great demand...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Renewable Energy Sources (14 May 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aid Her Majesty's Government are giving to assist developing countries in developing renewable energy sources.

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Renewable Energy Sources (14 May 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: Will the Minister take into account the fact that in developing countries there is a temptation to use fossil fuels with all the associated environmental problems when crude methods of burning them are used? Can greater emphasis be put on the better use of fossil fuels and of renewable sources?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Review ( 3 Apr 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the additional resources required to undertake a defence review.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Review ( 3 Apr 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: Does the right hon. Gentleman accept that the White Paper published this week gives no sign of any changes in defence policy? Does he agree that the Government need to catch up with a changing world in relation to defence issues and that the White Paper does nothing to restore confidence in the Government among military personnel and the defence industry?

Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill: Radiation Exposed Crown Employees (28 Mar 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill: Radiation Exposed Crown Employees (28 Mar 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: Can she tell me the number of badges issued against the number of personnel involved in the explosion?

Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill: Radiation Exposed Crown Employees (28 Mar 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: I am sorry. Please will the hon. Lady give the number of badges issued at the time compared to the number of personnel who were on the island and who were exposed to radiation?

Training Credits (27 Mar 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: Does the Minister recognise that his statement is an admission and confession that the youth opportunities programme and YTS have been an absolute and utter failure during the past 10 years? Although the changes suggested today are a slight step in the right direction, they do not compare with some of the schemes that have been running in Europe during the past 10 years—for instance, in...

Orders of the Day — Tees and Hartlepool Port Authority Bill (By Order) (15 Mar 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: Suppose that local people acquire shares and, after a year or two, sell them to others with a particular industrial interest, such as the importation of coal. In those circumstances, control of the port would ultimately be in the hands of people who had only one thing in mind—the importation of coal. Or it might be radioactive waste or a whole range of other things. That would be a...

Orders of the Day — Tees and Hartlepool Port Authority Bill (By Order) (15 Mar 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: I understand the proposition that pension funds, employees and management would be involved, but there is nothing to prevent shares from being sold. In two, three, four or five years' time, the ownership of the port authority could be in the hands of London, Brighton, Swansea, Inverness or even Tokyo. That will not help the port authority.

Orders of the Day — National Health Service and Community Care Bill: Consultation on National Health Service Trusts (13 Mar 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: There is another aspect of the opting-out proposition in relation to hospitals. A new hospital is being built in my constituency; the Secretary of State is coming to lay the foundation stone next week. I shall not comment on what my constituents say that they should do with the stone. I suspect that the new hospital will not get the chance to opt in, but will be opting out from the very day...

Bill Presented: Social Security ( 7 Feb 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: I remember the hon. Lady's exact words. She failed to recognise that it is only because of the economic growth and success under this Government that we have been able to increase payments to those levels. Transitional arrangements protect people affected by the more efficient targeting of benefits. In my constituency in Norwich few people when they think about it challenge the Government's...

Bill Presented: Social Security ( 7 Feb 1990)

Mr Jack Thompson: Is my hon. Friend aware that we in the mining industry have a dual problem? Not only are we losing benefits, but there is an increase in the rate of serious injuries caused by new production methods and a reduction in manpower.


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