Results 181–200 of 2000 for fireworks

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Developments) (3 Dec 1975)

Mr Hugh Dykes: ...the able chairmanship of my hon. Friend the Member for Folkestone and Hythe (Mr. Costain). It considered an esoteric—indeed, incomprehensible—subject, so it was a very calm Committee with no fireworks and no trouble. But I do not think that that Committee will continue to be trouble-free for long, unless the Government reconsider the importance of what was pressed on them from both...

Bills Presented: Explosives (Age of Purchase, &C.) (17 Dec 1975)

.... Ivor Clemitson, Mr. John Ovenden, Mr. Richard Wainwright, Miss Janet Fookes, and Mr. Giles Shaw, presented a Bill to restrict further the sale to young persons of explosive substances, including fireworks, and to increase the penalties provided by sections 31 and 80 of the Explosives Act 1875: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 6th...

Smoking and Health (16 Jan 1976)

Kenneth Clarke: ...far we must go in legislating or in trying to do good to people who do not particularly want to have that good done to them. Obviously there are other activities which are dangerous. We do not ban fireworks or insist that swimming should take place under supervision and at recognised bathing points. We do not ban motor racing, mountaineering or pot-holing, which involve the conscious...

Orders of the Day — Fair Trading (20 Jan 1976)

Mrs Sally Oppenheim: ...scandalous that the Minister's Department has been deprived of legislative time to such an extent that, rather pathetically, the Minister has had to ask one of his hon. Friends to introduce his own fireworks safety regulations.

Government Economic Strategy (11 Mar 1976)

Mr John Mackintosh: for the Government tonight they are voting for the Government's continuance and the continuance of that policy. That is the key point at issue. The Leader of the Opposition went in for some fireworks and arguments attacking the Labour Party. It is cheap and fruitless in this House—and I think some Conservatives agree with this—to argue about which of the parties is the more...

Orders of the Day — EXPLOSIVES (AGE OF PURCHASE, &c.) BILL (7 May 1976)

Mr Gwilym Roberts: ...not wish to delay the House for long, but we felt that it would be appropriate to have a short debate on this very important matter because we have not had an opportunity of debating the subject of fireworks accidents since my Private Member's Bill in 1969, and there has been enormous development since then. Fortunately, there has been a great increase in public awareness of the problem...

C. General (20 Jul 1976)

Cyril Smith: ...way, understanding that we are anxious to do that which is in the best interests of the nation, instead of playing at party games. They have their place. They liven things up and provide a few fireworks. But in the end we must realise that in Bills which we pass we are making law, as opposed to having academic debates in the habit that half the hon. Members in this House brought with...

Orders of the Day — Education and Social Services (25 Nov 1976)

Mr John Page: ...the number of minutes a Member had been speaking. It might be suggested that 10 minutes was the guiding light, that after 10 minutes the figures should go red, and that after 15 minutes a small firework might be exploded. I ask that because those of us who have been sitting here religiously throughout the debate so far, as I have, find it agonising to see the clock tick by for 17, 18 or...

Industry and Employment (29 Nov 1976)

Mr Fred Silvester: ...the hon. Member for Luton, East (Mr. Clemitson) suggested, dealing with long-term threats, although they are very important and very interesting. Nor are we dealing with an exciting exhibition of fireworks, as we might be led to believe having listened to the hon. Member for Cornwall, North (Mr. Pardoe). The hon. Gentleman managed to speak in favour of different policies in different parts...

Orders of the Day — Stonehenge (20 Dec 1976)

Mr Michael Hamilton: ...year by year. In the short 12 years that I have represented Salisbury, the numbers have more than doubled. Each June the place becomes like a carnival site. There are whirring cameras, there are fireworks, there are Morris dancers, there are so-called Druids waving branches of oak, and there are incense burners—all of them waiting for 4·59 a.m. on 21st June. But it is not all fun....

Orders of the Day — Housing (21 Apr 1977)

Mr Bruce Douglas-Mann: ...propose to follow him in any detail on these points, because there are other issues I want to take up in my brief time. The most impressive feature of this debate is the extent to which, once the fireworks of the hon. Member for Henley (Mr. Heseltine) had subsided—and he demonstrated how little the Conservatives are proposing—it has been constructive and serious. That strongly...

New Clause No. 1: Offences Against the Safety Regulations (28 Apr 1978)

Mr John Fraser: ...other day which had on their side the insignia: Approved by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Explosives. Those crackers had not been so approved. It was misleading to put that on the side of this tiny firework. That is the sort of thing at which we should aim in subsection (3). There is also the problem of the manufacturer or importer who places upon an article a sign or insignia which is very...

Glue Sniffing (6 Dec 1978)

Mr Harry Ewing: legislating against the supply of these substances to children appears simple, but it is just not so. We all know the difficulty for police and traders in relation to the supply of alcohol and fireworks to the young. In the case of solvents we are dealing with a much wider range of substances, not only glues, which are in everyday use and are available in a very wide range of retailers....

Orders of the Day — Consents to Prosecutions Bill (14 Mar 1979)

Hon. Sam Silkin: ...lessen the burden of the Director as well as the Law Officers. The answer is that in cases such as I instanced—for example, a minor explosives case where somebody has been playing around with fireworks in the garden shed—the matter comes up through the police to the Director and the Director has to study the case and put all the evidence into proper shape in the ordinary way. Then,...

Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill (20 Nov 1979)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: We have had much party controversy in the course of the debate, although the opening speeches from both sides were deeply sincere. In spite of the fireworks, the House is united in a profound sense of shame about the present position of the British Welfare State. We know that there is not enough money for people in need and that our pensioners, large families, one-parent families and the...

Orders of the Day — Supply: National Enterprise Board (26 Nov 1979)

Hon. Adam Butler: This was supposed to be an all-out attack on the Government. It has gone off with all the enthusiasm of a firework left out in the rain since 5 November. We started off with what was, for a three-hour debate, far too long a speech from the right hon. Member for Deptford (Mr. Silkin), a speech that was excessively boring. We ended up with a contribution from the hon. Member for Whitehaven (Dr....

Northern Ireland (Government) (9 Jul 1980)

Mr Tam Dalyell: ...Northern Ireland media points. They asked what would happen at the debate. I said that it would be a serious and restrained discussion. It would be a serious argument, and there would not be any fireworks. In two cases out of the three the reaction was identical. "What a pity" they said, and rang off. There is great difficulty in those circumstances. The White Paper assumes basic good...

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