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Results 261–280 of 800 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:George Galloway

Orders of the Day — Deregulation and Contracting Out Bill: Handling of Redundancies (10 May 1994)

George Galloway: I shall be brief so as to allow my colleagues a chance to speak, but we are dealing with a sensitive and potentially devastating issue in this clause —sudden and often unexpected redundancy. I have never had the experience of being made redundant, but as a Member of Parliament I have had to deal with it several times, not least in the case of Leyland DAF, which has a plant in my constituency.

Orders of the Day — Deregulation and Contracting Out Bill: Handling of Redundancies (10 May 1994)

George Galloway: No, I have never come close to it, damned or otherwise. As a partisan jibe has been made, I shall say this. When a shiver of fear went along the Government Front Bench looking for a spine to run up after Thursday's election, no doubt a number of Conservative Members as well as Ministers had their minds concentrated on the issue of redundancy. They will no doubt be hoping for more than 90...

Orders of the Day — Deregulation and Contracting Out Bill: Sunday Opening of Certain Licensed Premises in Scotland (10 May 1994)

George Galloway: I, too, congratulate the hon. Member for Ayr (Mr. Gallie) on the sincere and powerful way in which he moved the amendment. The last time I agreed with him in public was in George square in Glasgow when we shared a platform during the "Save the Whale" demonstration. I deal first with the allegation made in a number of speeches by Labour and Conservative Members that the amendment is intended...

Orders of the Day — Deregulation and Contracting Out Bill: Sunday Opening of Certain Licensed Premises in Scotland (10 May 1994)

George Galloway: I will give way in a moment. They will have to run the gauntlet of corner boys and louts who are drinking their high-octane, super-charged super-lager and cheap wine. That is the social problem that we are dealing with. We simply ask: why should people who are already suffering that six days a week, have to suffer it on a seventh day?

Orders of the Day — Deregulation and Contracting Out Bill: Sunday Opening of Certain Licensed Premises in Scotland (10 May 1994)

George Galloway: I will give way in a moment. Why should they suffer that, especially when there has been no proper debate about the matter in Scotland and the measure is not being taken in the full light of informed public opinion?

Orders of the Day — Deregulation and Contracting Out Bill: Sunday Opening of Certain Licensed Premises in Scotland (10 May 1994)

George Galloway: Can my hon. Friend see that if we cannot prevent this behaviour six days a week, we have little chance of preventing it seven days a week? I am well aware that, to some extent, the current law is not being implemented properly. But we will not solve that problem by visiting it upon people on a seventh day. People ask me: if these abuses are occurring outside off-licences, why cannot people...

Orders of the Day — Deregulation and Contracting Out Bill: Sunday Opening of Certain Licensed Premises in Scotland (10 May 1994)

George Galloway: We find ourselves in the very foreign relationship, as my hon. Friend the Member for Kilmarnock and Loudoun (Mr. McKelvey) says, of disagreeing with each other. It strikes me that, if it was so much in the distilleries' interest to seduce the visitor or to hook him on the spirit of life, they could give it away in miniatures as a kind of loss leader. Discovering that they like it so much, the...

Orders of the Day — Deregulation and Contracting Out Bill: Sunday Opening of Certain Licensed Premises in Scotland (10 May 1994)

George Galloway: The Minister is advancing the fatuous argument that all the nuisances that we have described are already offences. We realise that. But how many prosecutions does the Minister think there have been in the city of Glasgow, or anywhere else, in the past 10 years? Given the burden on the overstretched police forces, does the Minister really think that a constituent of mine phoning up to say that...

Deregulation Orders (11 May 1994)

George Galloway: That was a terribly disappointing close to the hon. Gentleman's speech, and I think that he might have been better informed about the true nature of the measures and the procedural infrastructure that is being instituted this evening to bring the measures into effect. If the hon. Member for Gordon (Mr. Bruce) had been here last night or this evening, he would have been better informed. He at...

Deregulation Orders (11 May 1994)

George Galloway: If it is a good idea, why cannot it be brought to the Floor of the House with debate on an annual deregulation Bill? If it is such a good idea, it would no doubt stand the test of parliamentary democracy and would be approved by a majority of the House after due debate. If it is such a good idea, let the Government put it to the test. The truth is that it is a rotten idea, at least in so far...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Dutch Elm Disease (25 May 1994)

George Galloway: Has the commission run any tests to ascertain the extent of the spread of Dutch elm disease in the cheap balsa wood Cabinet that runs the country? Is it not the case that, like a line of trees affected by Dutch elm disease—thick, hollow and rotten at the core—that Cabinet will be felled by the British electorate on 9 June?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Italy (15 Jun 1994)

George Galloway: Is not it true that although Signor Fini and the MSI fascists in Italy were democratically elected, so were Signor Mussolini and Herr Hitler before them? Cannot the Government sense at least some unease in this country, as we celebrate the anniversaries currently, about the fact that British men left their bones in the soil of Europe to liberate this continent from fascism, yet fascism is...

Business of the House (16 Jun 1994)

George Galloway: May I draw to the attention of the Leader of the House early-day motion 1276, which is entitled "Atrocity in Kuwait City"? [That this House welcomes the forthcoming visit to Parliament of U.S. citizen Naim Farhat, whose father and younger brother were brutally murdered in Kuwait City on 2nd March 1991, six days after the allied Liberation of Kuwait, and whose sister Naimat was raped, shot in...

Privilege (13 Jul 1994)

George Galloway: At least two thoughts occurred to me while I was listening to the hon. Member for Southwark and Bermondsey (Mr. Hughes) telling us about the banqueter who offered a five-figure sum as an inducement to the right hon. Member for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale (Sir D. Steel). First, I hoped that the right hon. Gentleman had reported the improper approach to the House authorities. Secondly, I...

Privilege (13 Jul 1994)

George Galloway: The journalist is sitting in the Gallery.

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill: New clause (1 Nov 1994)

George Galloway: She also takes the whip.

Orders of the Day — Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill (1 Nov 1994)

George Galloway: The speech of the right hon. Member for Southend, East (Sir T. Taylor) was breathtaking in its audacity. He asked us to compare the situation in England, where, in some instances, a case had been made for change, or in some instances for no change. He asked us to give credit to the Government for taking cognisance of the local views in those circumstances. The point being made by the massed...

Privileges (2 Nov 1994)

George Galloway: I declare an interest as a journalist who has very occasionally worked for The Guardian. I oppose the motion without in any way minimising the serious error of judgment of which Peter Preston is guilty. I have been the victim of not one, but two forged letters on my headed notepaper. Both of them were given to the police and thoroughly investigated, although the culprits have not yet been...

Privileges (2 Nov 1994)

George Galloway: I accept your stricture, Mr. Deputy Speaker. However, the fact that Mr. Preston's judgment is flawed for all to see is germane to whether we should leave the matter there as has been suggested, or compound it by referring it to the Privileges Committee. Nevertheless, I accept your point, Mr. Deputy Speaker, and will say no more about Mr. Fayed—other than that the editor and Members of...

Privileges (2 Nov 1994)

George Galloway: You are the boss, Mr. Deputy Speaker, but it seems to me that precedent and consistency are issues—


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