Results 21–40 of 5200 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Frank Dobson

Employment (London) (26 Jul 1979)

Frank Dobson: Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker.

Employment (London) (26 Jul 1979)

Frank Dobson: I am obliged Mr. Deputy Speaker. I was trying to say—perhaps I should try to say it more eloquently and more carefully—that the leader of the GLC is enthusiastic in his desire to fall in with the policies of the Government. I believe that the policies being pursued by the Conservative Party will have a very damaging effect on the general standard of living of the people whom I represent...

Employment (London) (26 Jul 1979)

Frank Dobson: I agree with my hon. Friend that the general standard of public administration at the GLC leaves a great deal to be desired, because we appear to have government by press release. It is only very recently that we have had further press releases concerning proposals by the GLC, which is not an education authority, to establish a charity which would take £5 million of ratepayers' money, as...

Orders of the Day — LONDON TRANSPORT BILL (By Order) (23 Oct 1979)

Frank Dobson: I shall speak briefly about responsibility for the transport system in London, which much concerns me. If one went out into the street and asked someone "Who is responsible for the transport system in London?" the response would be along the line of "God knows who it is, but he is making a mess of it." One of the major problems with London's transport system is the multiplicity of...

Orders of the Day — LONDON TRANSPORT BILL (By Order) (23 Oct 1979)

Frank Dobson: Their leaflet asked "Have you ever waited ages for a 24, 29, 31, 46, 68 or a 214?" The answer at the public meeting was "Yes, everybody has waited ages for all of them."

Orders of the Day — LONDON TRANSPORT BILL (By Order) (23 Oct 1979)

Frank Dobson: I was intending to touch on that matter. Present at the meeting was the general manager for our area of London Transport. I was impressed by him, as were most of those who attended the meeting. He explained that one of the reasons the buses were bad was that the vehicles bought by London Transport were unreliable. He also said that there were severe staff shortages, and asked "How can you...

Orders of the Day — LONDON TRANSPORT BILL (By Order) (23 Oct 1979)

Frank Dobson: The purchase of buses that do not fit the pits in the maintenance depots must be the responsibility of the London Transport Executive, whatever the Government or the GLC may have done. When we refer to staff shortages we receive the reasonable answer from the London Transport Executive that pay has been restrained as a result of successive Governments' pay policies and that unsocial hours...

Orders of the Day — LONDON TRANSPORT BILL (By Order) (23 Oct 1979)

Frank Dobson: I entirely agree with my hon. Friend.

Orders of the Day — CITY OF LONDON (VARIOUS POWERS) BILL (By Order) (25 Oct 1979)

Frank Dobson: I will be brief. I find myself in the peculiar circumstances of feeling sorry for the City corporation when I refer to clause 18 dealing with charges at the Museum of London. I understand that my hon. Friend the Member for Wood Green (Mr. Race) has already raised one aspect of this matter. As an opponent of museum charges of any sort, I feel perturbed that although the City corporation was...

Orders of the Day — UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON BILL [Lords] (By Order) (30 Oct 1979)

Frank Dobson: University college is in my constituency. I welcome this measure because, of all the medical schools and colleges in Britain, the University college and University college hospital medical school have been amongst the most integrated in their courses. It is clear that the provisions of the Bill will help to improve and strengthen that integration and will be of benefit to the medical school...

London (2 Nov 1979)

Frank Dobson: Will the hon. Member give way?

London (2 Nov 1979)

Frank Dobson: Groucho.

London (2 Nov 1979)

Frank Dobson: Marxist.

London (2 Nov 1979)

Frank Dobson: I believe that the whole trend of Government policy is detrimental to the interests of the people of London, particularly those who are worse off. It is epitomised by the announcement from the Dispatch Box yesterday which represented an attack on standards of provision in the public sector. Most ordinary Londoners are dependent upon the level of provision in the public sector. Large numbers...

London (2 Nov 1979)

Frank Dobson: rose—

Oral Answers to Questions — British Library Project (5 Nov 1979)

Frank Dobson: asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the current state of the British Library project in Euston Road; when the land surplus to British Library requirements is to be released for local purposes; and whether, in the light of technological change, he is prepared to reconsider the whole project so that it would take up much less space.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Library Project (5 Nov 1979)

Frank Dobson: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that while reading room and display space will be necessary for any new British Library, present technological changes suggest that, with regard to information storage and retrieval—and that is what the British Library is about—there will be a massive reduction in the demand for space in a central area building such as the one in Euston Road? Therefore,...

Orders of the Day — EDUCATION (No. 2) BILL (5 Nov 1979)

Frank Dobson: Does the Secretary of State accept the estimate that 500,000 children, at present entitled to free school meals, will no longer be so entitled under this measure? What will he suggest to their parents as a replacement for these meals?

Clause 3: Other Powers with Respect to Southern Rhodesia (12 Nov 1979)

Frank Dobson: I should like to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Rooker) in seeking from the Lord Privy Seal an undertaking that nothing in the Bill or any consequential legislation flowing from it will grant any indemnity or amnesty to anyone who has been breaking sanctions up to today. It seems clear to me, as it ought to seem clear to anyone who has read the Bingham...

Clause 3: Other Powers with Respect to Southern Rhodesia (12 Nov 1979)

Frank Dobson: As I am sure that the hon. Gentleman agrees that the only legal Government of Southern Rhodesia is that of whom he is a supporter, would he not agree that it would be as well if that only legal Government of Southern Rhodesia asked Mr. Walls to give up his post immediately?


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