Results 161–180 of 400 for peter fleet

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill: Public Accountability of British Rail (17 May 1978)

Mr Tom Bradley: ...not be imagined that the success of British Rail could be measured by the number of staff that it is disgorging from its system. We should have a more sophisticated approach to the difficulties. Peter Parker is the most inspiring, best-informed leader that the industry has had within my lifetime. His report for this year is informative, forward-looking and encouraging. I detected a note of...

Orders of the Day — SOLOMON ISLANDS BILL [Lords]: Effect of Independence on British Nationality (23 May 1978)

Mr Chris Price: ...Office to make them independent was greater than the desire to exclude future problems. I congratulate all the Ministers in the Solomon Islands Government who came here, particularly their leader, Peter Kenilorea. I wish the new independent country well. This is the first of the last group of countries of which we are finally to divest ourselves. Most of them are in the Pacific. The...

Foreign Affairs (7 Jun 1978)

Mr Peter Blaker: ...rather than censure. The hon. Member for Sheffield, Hillsborough (Mr. Flannery) referred to gunboat diplomacy. Surely the greatest expert on gunboat displomacy, with the extension of the Soviet fleet to its present enormous size, is Admiral Gorshkov, who spells out his version of gunboat diplomacy in his book. That, then, is the situation we face, and we need a robust Government. The...

Orders of the Day — Supply: The Royal Navy (19 Jun 1978)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: ...the standby squadron, which consists at present of only four frigates. In time of emergency these extra ships would be manned by the shore-based naval personnel engaged in training, plus the Royal Fleet Reserve personnel. I know that my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Winchester and I may have a difference of emphasis on this matter, because he made various comments about certain...

" the Times"newspaper (30 Nov 1978)

Mr Peter Brooke: ...Times Newspapers, although the services that I have rendered to that organisation have been wholly irrelevant to the subject that we are now debating. I speak as the Member in whose constituency Fleet Street falls, though Times Newspapers is a refugee from my constituency and has moved into the constituency of my parliamentary neighbour, the hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras, South...

Middle East (9 Mar 1979)

Peter Tapsell: ...he rightly attaches to the maintenance of peace and stability in this area. So do the recent firm statements by his Defence and Energy Secretaries, and also the press reports that the United States fleet, military aircraft and missile units have been moved into appropriate positions. These are all most welcome signs that the political severity of the challenges that may now face the free...

Indication of Prices (Beds) Order: FlNANCE (3 Apr 1979)

Mr Peter Rees: cash limits. I have no doubt that the Chief Secretary will wish to revert to that point when he replies. Finally, my hon. Friend touched on the question of the amnesty which has been given to Fleet Street casual workers. We Conservatives certainly have no objection to a sensible, perhaps a generous, use of the Inland Revenue's powers to negotiate settlements in individual cases. This...

British Railways (Investment) (12 Jun 1979)

Mr Peter Snape: ...a good debate on the railway system and that all it needs is a little more cash, which might go against some of the hon. Gentleman's basic philosophies. Turning to the locomotives, of the present fleet of about 2,000 the vast majority will be life-expired by the end of the 1980s. The present building rate of new locomotives is 20 a year, and at the present rate only 290 new freight...

Northern Ireland Act 1974 (2 Jul 1979)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: Things are looking up under the present Government. The Leader of the House was here fleetingly at the outset of the debate. I compliment him on holding this important debate at a convenient hour—not late at night and not on a Friday. The House has been treated to a gem of a maiden speech. We shall truly look forward to hearing my hon. Friend the Member for Peterborough (Dr. Mawhinney)...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Fishing industry (12 Jul 1979)

Mr Peter Walker: I recognise the real problem that has existed for the long-distance fishing fleet for some time. One of the reasons why we are anxious to reach a sensible and acceptable agreement is that this could open third areas, with the Common Market, to the benefit of our fishermen. It is important to get a basic agreement that makes sense for our fishing industry.

Orders of the Day — British Broadcasting Corporation (External Services) (13 Nov 1979)

Mr Peter Shore: ...countries. Incidentally, I believe that the disputes with France will continue for a considerable time. I recently said in a speech shortly afterwards that we may no longer have a Mediterranean fleet but we do have a strong Mediterranean voice, To silence that voice for a paltry £2·7 million per year and to surrender permanently our wavelengths to other nations is to signal to the world...

Orders of the Day — Employment Bill (17 Dec 1979)

Mr Peter Snape: .... Scott) as one of the more sane and sensible Conservative Members—and there are precious few of those around these days. However, he will know full well the immense pressure that will come, from Fleet Street in particular, on each and every trade union to have such a ballot on each and every dispute. Many unions, quite legitimately, could say "We have already consulted our members." No...

Orders of the Day — Polaris Missiles (18 Dec 1979)

Bruce George: ...unholy alliance between a small, secretive and mostly faceless defence elite and the inexorable power of bureaucratic momentum. The decision to replace Polaris was not sudden. An Admiral of the Fleet recently said that the Ministry of Defence had been considering the options for a successor to Polaris for at least 10 years. Certainly the House has not made any significant input into...

Orders of the Day — Fishing Industry (18 Dec 1979)

Mr Iain Sproat: ...the land. We have had to endure the confusion and turmoil of the common fisheries policy, or the lack of a satisfactory policy. There is also the tremendous and tragic reduction in the size of the fleet. Perhaps I can exemplify what I mean when I speak of the reduction in the size of the fleet by describing the situation in Aberdeen. About 10 years ago there were about 140 vessels that...

Orders of the Day — Tachographs (19 Dec 1979)

Mr Peter Temple-Morris: Does my hon. Friend agree that tachographs are already in use in about 10 per cent. of lorries in use in this country and that many managements and unions who successfully operate those fleets claim that they represent a considerable benefit, not least a financial benefit?

European Community (Council of Fisheries Ministers' Meeting) (30 Jan 1980)

Mr Peter Fraser: ...that the proposal for agreement is not wholly to be based on a system of quotas but will take some account of exclusive areas or limits, especially to safeguard the interests of the inshore fishing fleets?

European Community (Common Fisheries Policy) (14 Feb 1980)

Mr Peter Walker: ...framework agreement. On third country agreements in general, we are anxious to ensure that, as Community policy develops, we try to find every possible opportunity for the British long-distance fleet to obtain advantage from third party agreements now made by the Community. I turn next to the current position of the fishing industry, which is related to all the documents and papers and...

European Community (Common Fisheries Policy) (14 Feb 1980)

John Home Robertson: ...existing enforcement effort being carried out seems to be inadequate. It is worth drawing the attention of the Minister to a problem of detail in the rigid enforcement of by-catch quotas for our fleet. When prices for certain fish are low, it presents a temptation to our fishermen to discard catches of fish that are not marketable because they want to be able to be allowed to land more of...

Fishing Industry (Financial Assistance) (13 Mar 1980)

Mr Peter Walker: ...policy that we can have suitable and effective negotiations with third countries. I hope that out of those negotiations with third countries will come substantial benefit to the British fishing fleet.

Northern Ireland (Appropriation) (13 Mar 1980)

Peter Robinson: ...specialist task. However, Harland and Wolff's capacity for building commercial type vessels is well recognised, and the yard will continue to be invited to tender for the construction of Royal fleet auxiliaries, and other Ministry of Defence vessels for which it has the capability. However, while the Minister in reply to my written question said that the yard is therefore no longer...

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