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Register of Members' Interests (7 Jul 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: Further to the point of order, Mr. Speaker. Surely it is not necessary to give an hon. Member notice that one intends to refer to him if he is sitting in his place.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Gulf Shipping (1 Jul 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom's commitment to the protection of its national shipping in the Gulf; and what information he has about the equivalent commitment of other nations in the Gulf.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Gulf Shipping (1 Jul 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: Has not the President of the United States drawn attention to the fact that the contribution of the Royal Navy is proportionally greater than that of any other power? Does not the Royal Navy deserve the thanks of the House for the job that it is doing, entirely without fuss?

Orders of the Day — Irish Sailors and Soldiers Land Trust Bill [Lords] (14 May 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: The electors of Enfield will soon have the opportunity by their votes of expressing their appreciation of the manner in which my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State has served them while sustaining a heavy burden in his Department and in foreign parts. The debt of the people of these islands to Irish fighting men is immeasurable. There is no mention of airmen in the Bill's title because...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Security (14 May 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: Turning to the main subject of the question, are the two Governments any closer to marking out a zone on both sides of the common frontier in which the security forces of the two countries can operate freely and in partnership? Where there may be deficiencies in material, technique or training on the other side of the border, are Her Majesty's Government ready to give whatever assistance may...

Northern Ireland (Police) (6 May 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: It is an interesting point. At that time, Calais was fully integrated with this country, sending two burgesses to the House.

Northern Ireland (Security) (6 May 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: Several hon. Members have spoken of the position and importance of religious leaders in the Province. The hon. Member for Liverpool, Mossley Hill (Mr. Alton), who spoke from the Liberal Benches, and who also is a Roman Catholic, will agree that there have been times when we have been distressed at what appears to be Roman Catholic ambivalence towards terrorism in Northern Ireland. However,...

Northern Ireland (Security) (6 May 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: It has happened already.

Northern Ireland (Security) (6 May 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: I should have thought that when a virtual condominium had been established over a Province of the United Kingdom there had been a change of status.

Business of the House (30 Apr 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: Has my right hon. Friend noted the progress made in another place with the Irish Sailors and Soldiers Land Trust Bill, which in its present form has been welcomed by the Royal British Legion? On its arrival in this place, will the Government seek to expedite a measure which should not take too much time but which would bring comfort to former members of Her Majesty's forces and their...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Student Grants (Parental Contributions) (28 Apr 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: Since my hon. Friend last answered questions in the House, has there been any greater clarity attained or confusion reduced among the so-called alliance parties on the matter of student loans?

Northern Ireland (27 Apr 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: Is my right hon. Friend aware that many of us who have opposed and do oppose the Anglo-Irish Agreement wish fully to support his appeal for everyone in Northern Ireland to support the security forces in these grave times? Does my right hon. Friend accept that, instead of recriminating over transgressions of the border by the security forces of the Republic and the United Kingdom, the two...

Prayers: Police (Agents Provocateurs) (10 Apr 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: I wish only to ask a question, and I hope that my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State will include a reply to it when he answers the right hon. Member for South Down (Mr. Powell). As a friend, and as the deputy of Airey Neave when he was the Opposition Front Bench spokesman on Northern Ireland, I wish to ask what progress has been made in apprehending his murderers. Will my hon. Friend ,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Lough Neagh (9 Apr 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: Does my hon. Friend, with his Ulster nurture, recall that Finn McCool plucked out the land where Lough Neagh now is, hurled it into the sea, thus creating the Isle of Man, and that Lough Neagh is reputed in consequence to be bottomless? Did the studies to which my hon. Friend referred take into account the bottomlessness of Lough Neagh?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Security (9 Apr 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement about cross-border security.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Security (9 Apr 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: I congratulate my hon. Friend and all concerned on the conclusion of the unfortunate affair at Magilligan. May I ask him whether he thinks that it is consonant with the Anglo-Irish Agreement that when helicopters of the Irish Air Corps come across the border, presumably in pursuit of terrorism, Her Majesty's Government find it necessary to raise the matter? Conversely, is it really consonant...

Schedule 1: Minor and Consequential Amendments (8 Apr 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: It is always a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Lagan Valley (Mr. Molyneaux), who has borne many burdens in a tortured Province with courage, humility and patience. I heartily agreed when he said that he was glad that the legislation was in the form of a Bill. Many Conservative and Unionist Members agree that, as far as possible, Northern Ireland legislation should be conducted...

Schedule 1: Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Bill (8 Apr 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: Although there have been differences, there has been unity in the House and in Committee on the desire that as soon as possible emergency powers should be dispensed with. In all quarters of the Standing Committee and in the House there have been diligent searches to find ways in which the powers can be lessened or softened without prejudice to that supreme interest—the safety of the...

New clause 16: Power of Secretary of State to Direct the Closure etc. of Roads (8 Apr 1987)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: I did not follow the reply that my hon. Friend the Minister gave to the intervention made by my hon. Friend the Member for Fermanagh and South Tyrone (Mr. Maginnis). He mentioned a border crossing that he said should have been closed and, as I understand it, he made that suggestion to previous Secretaries of State. Therefore, will my hon. Friend urgently undertake a careful investigation of...


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