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Results 2561–2576 of 2576 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Sir David Amess

Orders of the Day — Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Bill [Lords]: Abolition of Time Restriction in Divorce Proceedings (13 Jun 1984)

Sir David Amess: There is no doubt that in the minds of the general public we are easing matters and giving the impression that the concept of marriage has altered. Society today needs more than ever the solidity that traditional marriage gives.

Orders of the Day — Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Bill [Lords]: Abolition of Time Restriction in Divorce Proceedings (13 Jun 1984)

Sir David Amess: It will be a sad day for our nation if we are unable to see that.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Basildon (Ministerial Visit) (13 Jun 1984)

Sir David Amess: asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about his recent visit to Basildon.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Basildon (Ministerial Visit) (13 Jun 1984)

Sir David Amess: When my right hon. Friend visited my constituency, did he notice that he entered a nuclear-free zone, a matter which is currently being investigated by the district auditor? Does the declaration of this zone mean that the leader of the local Marxist district authority contacted the leader of the Soviet Union to arrange that in the event of a nuclear war weapons would be so directed as to...

Basildon (26 Apr 1984)

Sir David Amess: The main thrust of my debate is to plead with my hon. Friend the Minister to halt any plans that he and the Department of the Environment might have further to develop the south-west part of Basildon. Before I outline my reasons for the request, I pay tribute to the chairman of the development corporation, Dame Elizabeth Coker, her general manager, Mr. Douglas Galloway, and all the officers...

Orders of the Day — Unemployment (12 Mar 1984)

Sir David Amess: I am grateful to the hon. Member for Coventry, South-East (Mr. Nellist) for allowing us to discuss these matters, although my approach to the creation of job opportunities is rather different from his — and, indeed, from that of the Government. I want to say a brief word about unemployment in Basildon and, in particular, about the intended closure of the Carreras Rothmans factory. Five...

London (Government Policy) (24 Feb 1984)

Sir David Amess: rose—

London (Government Policy) (24 Feb 1984)

Sir David Amess: I make no apology for contributing to this debate on London as a non-London Member. I hope that the reasons for my presence will quickly become clear. It is a great shame that the hon. Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks) is not present at the moment to listen to what I have to say. However, I join other hon. Members in congratulating him on his good fortune in winning the ballot and...

London (Government Policy) (24 Feb 1984)

Sir David Amess: I shall not give way. If Opposition Members wish to make speeches, they must wait. I well remember holding an extremely well attended public meeting on that issue at East Ham town hall, and then starting our own list of people who wished to purchase those houses. I also wrote to my hon. Friend the present Under-Secretary of State on the matter.

London (Government Policy) (24 Feb 1984)

Sir David Amess: The Rates Bill, which is now going through the House, is welcomed by Londoners generally.

London (Government Policy) (24 Feb 1984)

Sir David Amess: I am not joking. That Bill will add to rather than detract from the democratic process. The statutory obligations on authorities to consult businesses before setting the rates are long overdue and are warmly welcomed. Last year, Newham set the third highest rates of all the outer London boroughs, whereas the London borough of Redbridge—where I still serve today as a councillor—set the...

London (Government Policy) (24 Feb 1984)

Sir David Amess: I shall not give way. I did not interrupt the hon. Gentleman when he was speaking. Now that I am in full flow, I shall continue. To continue, £29,000 was given to the Newham Welfare Society, £33,600 to Newham Rights Centre, and the Newham Voluntary Agencies Council got £10,750 for women's projects. The police committee has given the Newham monitoring project over £38,000. On the subject...

London (Government Policy) (24 Feb 1984)

Sir David Amess: We have the same insulting display for those without jobs in Basildon. Conservatives believe in sound financial control—that every penny counts—and while Labour Members share our view with their own money, that maxim does not apply to the money that comes from the ratepayers of London. In Newham, whenever there has been a Conservative Government, the local Labour party does not accept...

Youth Training Scheme (10 Feb 1984)

Sir David Amess: I beg to move, That this House congratulates Her Majesty's Government for taking the initiative of introducing the youth training scheme; welcomes its success in the United Kingdom and in Basildon in particular; further welcomes the recent publication of Cmnd. 9135 'Training for Jobs'; and looks forward to its early implementation. I move the motion in a constructive spirit as it is a vital...

Orders of the Day — Rates Bill (17 Jan 1984)

Sir David Amess: I rise to address the House for the first time, mindful of the fact that anything I say as long as I am a Member of this place will probably have been said by someone else before me and put more eloquently. I am greatly honoured to have the privilege of representing the people of Basildon. The burden of responsibiliy is made all the more heavy by my following no fewer than five extremely...

Prayers: Contraception (Under-age Girls) (28 Oct 1983)

Sir David Amess: I beg leave, Mr. Speaker, to present a petition similar to that presented by my hon. Friend the Member for Castle Point (Sir B. Braine) which has been signed by a considerable number of my constituents in Basildon who wish to oppose the 1980 Revised Health Service Notice (Section G) of the Department of Health and Social Security which advises doctors that they may provide contraceptive drugs...

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