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Defence Estimates 1980 (28 Apr 1980)

Mr Dick Douglas: ...decision means a delayed decision not to replace. I am told that it is possible to keep a strategic deterrent well into the 1990s at little additional cost. The recent Adelphi paper by Professor Peter Nailor and Jonathan Alford is very persuasive. I quote some of the conclusions of the Adelphi paper: It is becoming clear that the British Government is very interested in acquiring the...

British Railways (Subsidiary Businesses) (9 May 1980)

Kenneth Clarke: ...questions, is that in terms of involving private capital in the businesses there is no difference of opinion between my right hon. Friend and the chairman of the board. My right hon. Friend and Sir Peter Parker are in complete agreement about the desirability of involving private capital in these businesses. Let me explain why I see considerable benefits for the businesses if private...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Warship Building Programme (17 Jun 1980)

Peter Viggers: While recognising the quality and sophistication of type 42 and type 22 frigates and their importance to the Fleet, does the Minister agree that their cost is now so great that we should look for alternatives that are cheaper?

European Community (Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers' Meetings) (18 Jun 1980)

Mr Peter Walker: ...document prepared by the Commission. The United Kingdom made clear its view as to the importance of taking into account all the considerable losses in fishing opportunities for the United Kingdom fleet that had taken place in the seas of third countries. We stressed the importance of the special needs of local comunities and the importance of recognising the proportion of the fish in the...

Orders of the Day — Royal Navy (19 Jun 1980)

Mr Tam Dalyell: ...of us would think that the Tornado, carrying some fairly formidable weapons, is itself a deterrent. No country in the world could be sure that it would escape without great damage if it knew that a fleet of Tornado aircraft were available to its opponents. Therefore, we come again to the question of the British independent deterrent. Those who talk about a British independent deterrent...

Prayers: Northern Ireland (Appropriation) (18 Jul 1980)

Peter Robinson: ...morning of 16 and 17 April, both the hon. Member for Pontypridd (Mr. John) and myself pursued with the Minister of State, the hon. Member for Hornsey (Mr. Rossi), the matter of tenders for Royal Fleet auxiliary and similar vessels. I had, prior to the debate, received a letter from the noble Lord Strathcona indicating that shipbuilders' tenders had now been evaluated and, in the light of...

Oral Answers to Questions: European Community (Agriculture Ministers' Meeting) (24 Jul 1980)

Mr Peter Walker: ...The Scottish fishermen recently sailed back into port, and I understand their disappointment over the prices of fish this week. I am pleased that the Scottish Fishermen's Federation has advised the fleet to return to sea. Because of the way in which we considered the industry's first application for aid, it knows that we will genuinely consider its current problems.

Her Majesty's Government (Opposition Motion) (29 Jul 1980)

Mr John Ward: ...against another steel strike. While we sit here talking, other industries and commercial firms are working themselves into the same situation. I have to refer only to the Mafia that exists in Fleet Street to show how people can put themselves out of work. Industry is often attracted to my constituency by the co-operation that exists between worker and employer, and it understands the...

Orders of the Day — Motor Industry (4 Aug 1980)

Mr Peter Archer: ...car industry competes encourage their populations to buy their own products. They sponsor campaigns encouraging individuals to buy their own cars. They encourage companies to equip themselves with fleets of their own cars and commercial vehicles. Of course, most hon. Members here drive British Leyland cars—perhaps Sir Michael Edwardes was a little less than fair to some politicians a few...

Northern Ireland (Appropriation) (10 Dec 1980)

Peter Robinson: ...come from the Ministry of Defence. The hon. Gentleman told me that he had received an assurance that Harland and Wolff would be on the Ministry of Defence tender list for ship repair work and Fleet Auxiliary construction. Few of us will forget the Cebate that took place in the House in April, after which I tabled an early-day motion to the effect that the yard had been misled by the...

Orders of the Day — Fisheries Bill (12 Jan 1981)

Mr Peter Walker: ...cost. Those factors combined to create a position that involved many difficulties for the industry. That position brought with it some considerable changes in the basic structure of the fishing fleet. It is interesting to consider the transformation in the balance between our long distance fishing fleet and the inshore and medium distance fleet, which now provides the bulk of our...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Offshore Protection Vessels (20 Jan 1981)

Peter Viggers: Does the Minister agree that the greatest need at the moment in the fleet is for a smaller, robust and cheaper ship of about 2,000 tons which would have a helicopter-carrying capacity without a hangar capacity and that we could perhaps seek export orders in this regard as well?

Orders of the Day — Public Accounts (29 Jan 1981)

Mr Peter Hordern: ...subscribing the capital to this joint venture—for such, I suppose, it can be called—the Poles had to part with only £25,000. For the expenditure of £25,000, the Polish merchant marine had a fleet of ships built for it at a cost of at least £28 million—we are now told that a further £57 million will be spent—with which it could compete directly with our own merchant marine. If...

European Community (Fisheries Ministers' Meeting) (12 Feb 1981)

Mr Peter Walker: ...Canadian agreements and the Faroes, the right hon. Gentleman will understand that I regretted that the decision that we had to make on the Canadian agreement has had an adverse effect on the German fleet, which was not my objective. But the whole Community must understand that there is no way in which Britain can accept an agreement which will result in an increase of cheap imports into...

Nuclear Deterrent (3 Mar 1981)

Mr Peter Snape: ...combat aircraft to buck that option in favour of existing types already in service and in favour of upgrading? Will there not be an inevitable affect on the later part of the Navy's nuclear-powered fleet submarine building programme when the peak arrives in the Trident build? Will there not be obvious question marks over the post-Broadsword class frigate building programme? Is the Navy,...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (12 Mar 1981)

Mr Peter Rees: ...hon. Friend's judgment they should be reassured by the conclusions of the Select Committee on the Treasury and Civil Service, of which he is such a distinguished ornament. I admit to having met fleetingly Professors Friedman and Hayek. I admit that there are those in the Treasury who have a nodding acquaintance with the quantitative theory of money. I admit that I share with some of my...

European Community (Fisheries Ministers' Meeting) (30 Mar 1981)

Mr Peter Walker: ...the review of the financial position of the industry, and the results of this review show quite clearly that markets are weak and that increasing costs and continuing uncertainty are hitting the fleet hard. The Government have therefore decided to make further aid available to the industry to help it through the continuing uncertainty and difficulty. Twenty-five million pounds will be...

Orders of the Day — Defence Estimates 1981 (20 May 1981)

Peter Viggers: ...choosing the convoy route. We need defence in depth against submarines, which are the main threat to reinforcement. We need hunter-killer submarines, Nimrods, helicopters and a substantial surface fleet. If we deleted any one part of that—for example, ship support for Atlantic convoys—we would expose those convoys to risk and indirectly lower the nuclear threshold because we would...

Clause 8: Scope of Jurisdiction to Protect Inferior Courts (16 Jun 1981)

Mr Peter Archer: ...to which of the tribunals and bodies it applied. As my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Aberavon (Mr. Morris) said on Second Reading, we are dealing not only with the editors of large Fleet Street publications, with batteries of lawyers at their elbow, but with the legal advisers to local publications, on which so many of us depend for telling our local electors what we are...

Orders of the Day — Royal Air Force (23 Jun 1981)

Mr Peter Snape: ..., aircraft can only re-arm and refuel at certain airfields. Again, this results in problems of co-ordination. We have heard during the debate how much NATO relies on the United States air tanker fleet. It is my belief that many NATO aircraft will be unable to use these air tankers because they employ a different style of mid-air refuelling. Exercises have shown that increasing the number...


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