Results 521–540 of 700 for peter fleet

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL: Vat: Higher Rate (15 May 1975)

Mr Peter Snape: ...being an unduly truculent character. But listening to some of the speeches by Tory Members, I never fail to be amazed by their general hypocrisy. They and many of their equally patriotic friends in Fleet Street are rampaging the country—some of them are rampaging Western Europe or even further afield—selling this country short and telling everyone how this wicked Socialist Government...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence (6 May 1975)

Mr Victor Goodhew: ...time for massive defence cuts. They are against a background of a vast buildup of Russian and Warsaw Pact forces. I call in aid an article in the April edition of "NATO Review" by Admiral of the Fleet Sir Peter Hill-Norton, who is Chairman of NATO's Military Committee. He said: The Soviets are continuing to increase their land, sea and air forces to an extent far exceeding anything that...

The Arts (10 Feb 1975)

Mr Norman St John-Stevas: ...1974. Will he continue that pressing until it comes to a successful conclusion? It certainly makes no sense to give a grant with one hand and take it away with the other. If it is not robbing Peter to pay Paul, at any rate it is, perhaps, robbing Hugh to pay Denis. Could we not see a more reasonable approach in the financial sphere? A campaign has been mounted by the Evening Standard to...

Defence (16 Dec 1974)

Peter Viggers: the Northern Ireland commitment, which shows no sign of lessening. There is the continued need for a nuclear deterrent, and this is fulfilled quite inexpensively through the Polaris submarine fleet. There is the commitment, given before the General Election and before the rest of the defence review was announced, to keep open all four naval dockyards. There is the need to safeguard...

Orders of the Day — RENT BILL [Lords]: MERCHANT SHIPPING BILL [Lords] (8 Jul 1974)

Mr Peter Shore: ...therefore provides for retrospective application as necessary. We shall be consulting other Governments before putting various provisions of Part II into effect so as not to penalise our own tanker fleet and so that the measures against offending tankers will have the maximum effect. Part III provides powers to protect United Kingdom shipping and trading interests. In recent years certain...

Orders of the Day — Defence (2 Jul 1974)

Mr Peter Walker: .... The Soviet Union now has naval forces in the Indian Ocean three times greater than those of the United States. Recently considerable additional submarine forces have been attached to the Soviet fleet in the Indian Ocean and a new 45,000-ton aircraft carrier has been sent there. With the opening of the Suez Canal, the Black Sea will be much closer in navigational terms to the Indian...

Orders of the Day — Industry and Energy (13 Mar 1974)

Mr Peter Walker: ...a diversity of opponents and, secondly, on taking up his new and important Cabinet office. It is said that when Winston Churchill returned to the Admiralty a message was immediately radioed to the Fleet "Winston is back". Unfortunately, two-thirds of what would have been the right hon. Gentleman's fleet sailed off to other commands the moment he returned. I am not certain whether that was...

Fuel and Electricity (Control) Bill (29 Nov 1973)

Sir Peter Emery: ...will continue to apply …". I also paid tribute to the work done on research and development in the fuel industry. I shall not comment on the US Navy and the possibilites of oil-firing a mothball fleet from coal. I was an airman, and I prefer not to get myself involved in naval matters. However, I promise the hon. Gentleman that I shall draw his suggestions to the attention of my right...

Orders of the Day — State of Emergency (15 Nov 1973)

Dennis Skinner: ...£7 a day. They see that the company manages to get through phase 3 without any problem. Are they expected to accept that? They read in the Daily Telegraph colour supplement that the hard-pressed Fleet line underground moles in London are earning £150 a week, working in relatively salubrious conditions. Does the House expect that ordinary miners of the type I have addressed during the...

Defence (15 Mar 1973)

Mr Peter Blaker: ...a GNP basis, will they explain which items in our programme would be deleted to achieve the saving of £850 million which would be involved? Here are some figures. BAOR costs £354 million. NATO's fleet of destroyers and frigates costs £177 million. The RAF capability of strike, attack and reconnaissance costs £199 million. All those three together do not reach the figure required....

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Naval Vessels (Nuclear-Powered Engines) (20 Jul 1972)

Sir Peter Kirk: No, Sir. Nuclear propulsion in the Royal Navy will be restricted, for the foreseeable future, to Polaris and Fleet submarines. Fleet submarines comprise about a quarter of the naval warships planned for delivery in the next five years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Anti-submarine Force (20 Jul 1972)

Sir Peter Kirk: It is not part of our current policy to maintain a large reserve fleet, although from time to time ships that do not form part of the operational fleet are maintained at Chatham, thereby providing a reserve for the quick replacement of ships of the active fleet should this be necessary.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Ship-repairing (Merseyside) (20 Jul 1972)

Sir Peter Kirk: A number of Royal Fleet Auxiliary refits are at present in prospect and ship-repairing firms in various areas, including Merseyside, have been, or will be, invited to tender for this work.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Law of Contempt (22 May 1972)

Mr Peter Rawlinson: I will readily receive any representations which are made to the effect that there is such concern in Fleet Street on this matter. It is important that the law generally should be got right, and the Lord Justice Phillimore's Committee has a great deal to do; the law is complex, and its deliberations will cover all the different courts. I shall, however, consider any representations which are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Cement Dust Fall-out (Thamesside) (26 Apr 1972)

Mr Peter Walker: I have been receiving from the Chief Alkali and Clean Air Inspector special reports at two-monthly intervals on emissions of dust from the cement works at North fleet. I am asking North fleet Urban District Council for further evidence and shall consider in the light of this whether further action is required.

Orders of the Day — Royal Navy (10 Apr 1972)

Sir Peter Kirk: ...West Indies and East of Suez, where our ships contribute to the A.N.Z.U.K. force as part of the five-power defence arrangements and to other commitments as well. To perform this rôle a balanced fleet is needed capable of world-wide deployment and strong and effective enough both to provide a peace-time presence where required and to deter any aggressive maritime action and counter...

Orders of the Day — Defence (24 Feb 1972)

Sir Peter Kirk: ...she was ready for service, and then, to borrow my hon. and gallant Friend's graphic phrase, we would look "proper Charlies". As for manning the ship, my hon. and gallant Friend mentioned the Fleet Air Arm presently becoming redundant. I am afraid that it would be no use for the ship's company. It would be useful only for flying the aircraft. Nor would reservists be available in the...

Orders of the Day — Development Areas (England) (7 Dec 1971)

Mr Peter Walker: ...otherwise have ceased to continue. Another industrial decision to which I referred is of immense importance to the North-East. This is the decision to place an order for two destroyers and two fleet tankers with Swan Hunter on Tyneside. The bringing forward of this decision will provide 1,400 jobs direct and a considerable amount of indirect employment. Earlier in the year the Cammell...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Anti-ship Guided Weapons (21 Oct 1971)

Sir Peter Kirk: That was precisely why we decided to run on "Ark Royal". We have integral air available for the support of the Fleet for the foreseeable future and intend to develop it in that way.

Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) (20 Oct 1971)

Mr Peter Archer: ...number of accidents. In my experience, this does not happen. Usually, employers of any substance have insured so much of their business of different kinds with one insurance company—their vehicle fleet, their works cars, their works pension scheme, and so on—that no insurer is likely to twist their tails by putting up their premiums in this sector of insurance. The fact that we have...

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