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Gresford Colliery Explosion. (23 Feb 1937)

Mr David Grenfell: ...return airways of the districts there was one low place, 4 feet 6 inches high. Some of us who know something about mines were not impressed nevertheless. It is alarming to see how frequently that phrase reappears in the evidence. The law requires three essential conditions for the protection of persons working in coal mines. The first is that they shall be supplied with adequate...

Orders of the Day — Government English (18 Mar 1948)

Sir Edward Keeling: ...not the least remarkable.' "How vile," says "Q," "is the abstract noun. It wraps a man's thoughts round like cotton wool." One common form of circumlocution in this House is what I may call the phrase of appeasement. A Minister will tell you that an operation is "one of considerable magnitude," because he thinks that is more likely to be accepted as an excuse than if he says it is a big...

Orders of the Day — Pakistan Bill (22 May 1973)

Mr John Wilkinson: ...in Bradford so long, but I have been there five years and, as I say, we have a very sizeable concentration of Pakistanis. Yet I have only met two who would willingly be repatriated, as the popular phrase goes, to their own country. In other words, they see their position in the United Kingdom as being a continuing one in the economic sense. They have their obligations to their families,...

Estimates Day: Shipbuilding (21 Jul 1988)

Chris Mullin: ...regard to the social consequences and in defiance of the view of the management appointed by the Government. If there is some bitterness in Sunderland, it is due to a feeling—the Minister used the phrase "ideological hang-up" and perhaps that best describes it—that this is privatisation at all costs. I join my hon. Friend the Member for Sunderland, North in saying that we should do...

Orders of the Day — Sunday Trading Bill: Restrictions on Sunday Opening of Large Shops (21 Jun 1994)

Mr Raymond Powell: ...that the six hour compromise which has been accepted by both Houses is not undermined by belated opportunism. We all accept that. I cannot understand where the deputy general secretary got the phrase "belated opportunism", because USDAW was a party to destroying the whole idea that we should reject the Bill as it presently stands. I am pleased to hear the Minister say that at last he...

Electoral Law (4 Jul 2001)

Mike Gapes: ...website called Islam for Today mentions: "A campaign by London Muslims to unseat a British member of parliament from the governing Labour party at the 2001 general election." Again, it contains the phrase "Mike Gapes MP: 'No Friend of the Muslims' ". The website reproduces, in its entirety, Mr. Bunglawala's leaflet. Another website, Middle East News Online, carried the headline "UK Muslims...

Public Bill Committee: Employment Bill: Schedule 6 - Minor and consequential amendments (24 Jan 2002)

Philip Hammond: ...''. That is the plain English way of specifying that, and it tells us what we want to know. My interpretation of the English language is that ''the burden of additional costs'' is not an appropriate phrase to use in the structure of this rather long subsection. Whether the phrase is ''the burden of additional costs'' or ''material additional costs'' depends on how serious that burden...

Rural Policy (30 Apr 2002)

Lord Patten: ...'t be fussy about definitions. Let's get on with the job. Let them get on with the job of 'rural proofing'. Don't muck about with statistics. You know that 'rural proofing' is the answer". This is a phrase which is never far from the lips of people in the four ale bar or on the Archers. I must tell the House that of the 11 departments monitored by the Countryside Agency as to their...

Weapons of Mass Destruction (22 Mar 2005)

Mr Malcolm Savidge: ...US military dominance throughout the century. There are also plans for new nuclear weapons, and the military-industrial complex seems to be even more powerful than when General Eisenhower coined the phrase. Such voices give frighteningly different visions from that espoused by George Bush senior of a new world order. Indeed, I would suggest that such views are very different from the...

Scottish Parliament: Affordable Rented Housing (28 Sep 2005)

Fergus Ewing: ...that have not been raised, the first of which is self-invested pension plans. All parties in the Scottish Parliament may be concerned about the surge in house prices, to use Maureen Macmillan's phrase. However, if the chancellor down in Westminster takes measures that will increase the value of existing houses, that will be bad—it will be inflationary, as we can foresee. However, that is...

Health Bill [HL]: Second Reading (4 Feb 2009)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: ...the quality account should reflect those three components. Such a consistency of structure would contribute to another proposal that there should be a clear commitment to bring clarity to quality, a phrase often used in my own trust. Specifically, measured and published quality data should be accessible to a wider audience—to the stakeholders, including, most significantly, patients,...

[Sir John Butterfill in the Chair] — A Surveillance Society? (19 Mar 2009)

James Brokenshire: I wish to continue the theme that the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington (Tom Brake) ended on. The phrase "sleepwalking into a surveillance society" is precisely the one that the Information Commissioner, Richard Thomas, used. He subsequently questioned whether we had actually woken up in one. Perhaps those questions were in the minds of members of the Home Affairs Committee, on which...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Schedule 61 (25 Jun 2009)

Mark Hoban: ...;control” and risk rendering the definition of “acquiring control” to be somewhat circular. Would not “the right to manage or direct the disposal of bond assets” be a better phrase than “the right of management and control of the bond assets”? Paragraphs 4(2) and 21(2) use the phrase “transfer sufficient rights”, which appears to mean that the...

Monday 17 January 2011 (17 Jan 2011)

Lord Puttnam: ...a hinterland, people who had done other things in their lives and decisions made on evidence. They rejected the notion that politics should have anything to do with what they termed-this was their phrase, not mine-the party Whip. They rejoiced in the notion that the House of Lords did not seem to be dominated by the party Whip. For example, there was a lot of concern about environmental...

Scottish Parliament: Homecoming Scotland 2014 (15 May 2014)

Christine Grahame: ...and local businesses. It is also good for the soul. I wholly subscribe to the tenor of the motion, but I wish that the minister had put a wee word in it about the south of Scotland. There is not a phrase that mentions the Borders or Dumfries and Galloway; we could have done with that. Finally, I return to what Jenny Marra said. I am half English. Half my relatives live in the midlands. My...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Copyright etc where broadcast retransmitted by cable (25 Oct 2016)

Kevin Brennan: ..., such as Sky, Virgin, YouView, BT, TalkTalk, Freeview and Freesat. Ofcom’s authority to require such public service broadcasting prominence would be clarified by the replacement of the opaque phrase “Ofcom consider appropriate” with “required by Ofcom”. In summary, new clause 17 shares the principle of levelling the online world with the offline seen elsewhere in the Bill....

Public Bill Committee: Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill: Examination of Witness (8 Nov 2016)

Andrew Selous: Q I am tempted to have another go, because you used the phrase “reasonable return” in your answer to Dr Whitford. You would not give me a figure on that earlier. Are you prepared to say anything further on that?

Public Bill Committee: Technical and Further Education Bill: Examination of Witnesses (22 Nov 2016)

Gordon Marsden: ...is a creative tension—hopefully it is creative and not destructive—between the needs of the education administrator and the traditional needs of the creditors. I was struck particularly by a phrase in your submission, Mr Harris, where you said, “I note also that the Bill contains measures such that a creditor or appropriate national authority may apply to court if it is dissatisfied...

Public Bill Committee: Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill: Examination of Witnesses (6 Dec 2016)

Rory Stewart: Q Just as a quick follow-up, Sir Paul, you have used the phrase “public risk capital”; would you expand a little bit on what you are saying about the need for public involvement?

Public Bill Committee: Prisons and Courts Bill: Examination of Witnesses (28 Mar 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: ..., you were taking about what the prisoners themselves have to offer in this. I know that the RSA has spoken about things such as rehabilitation culture—I think “rehabilitation capital” is the phrase that is used by the prisons. Can I pick up on that and, in a general sense, ask you whether you think the Bill incorporates that sort of culture and those sorts of measures in the way you...


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