Results 101–120 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

New Clause 12: Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Successor Company (25 Mar 1980)

Frank Dobson: I will break off to explain, Mr. Deputy Speaker, that the object of the clause is to try to keep the NFC together as a single entity within the freight industry in future. I am outlining what the state of the company will be when it is transferred into the private sector if the clause does not go through, and trying to exemplify the dangers that will result and the threat to the NFC as an...

New Clause 12: Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Successor Company (25 Mar 1980)

Frank Dobson: The losses were incurred some time ago. One of the questions that need to be resolved and that the Ministers have not resolved to date is whether these tax losses from 1968 to 1980 will include the actual losses themselves and not just the tax losses that were written off at various stages during different times when the capital structure of the NFC was being sorted out. I do not think that...

New Clause 12: Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Successor Company (25 Mar 1980)

Frank Dobson: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that, once the National Freight Corporation is wholly privately owned, he will have no control over its capital structure? He can give no guarantee, particularly as the legislation for carrying forward these tax losses is not yet before the House, that a company will not move in and amalgamate its existing assets with the National Freight Corporation and use...

New Clause 13: Pension Funds Unfunded Portion Variation (25 Mar 1980)

Frank Dobson: I am finding it difficult to follow the Minister's arguments. He says that if there is a catastrophic error in the one-off valuation made by the Government Actuary there will be similar errors in the valuations made by the actuaries of other pension funds. That is nonsensical. The Government Actuary is not responsible for other valuations. All other pension funds, including the funded aspect...

New Clause 13: Pension Funds Unfunded Portion Variation (25 Mar 1980)

Frank Dobson: The Parliamentary Secretary has given the game away with his last sentence. They make those valuations day in and day out, and in some cases they keep revising those valuations. In this case there will be no procedure whatever for revising the valuation once it has been made. The purpose of the new clause is to allow those sorts of revaluation to take place. Under the Bill as drafted, they...

New Clause 13: Pension Funds Unfunded Portion Variation (25 Mar 1980)

Frank Dobson: I am always happy to accept the help that is offered by my hon. Friend. Indeed, I have accepted that help for quite a long time with regard to this Bill. My hon. Friend makes the point very cogently. We are asking the Government Actuary, the Minister and the Parliamentary Secretary to guess accurately 20 years from now, yet we do not expect actuaries to do that in any other sphere. I should...

New Clause 13: Pension Funds Unfunded Portion Variation (25 Mar 1980)

Frank Dobson: I trust that the Parliamentary Secretary will take my hon. Friend's question on board and will reply to it. The Minister also suggested that British Rail would have to take on anything that went wrong, as everyone does. However, that is not a reasonable comparison, because in that case what may go wrong will be the fault of the Minister and the Government Actuary. It is quite unreasonable to...

Clause 27: Amendment of Transport (London) Act 1969 (25 Mar 1980)

Frank Dobson: I shall be brief. The measure and the amendment have little to commend them. There is not much to choose between the rag, tag and bobtail independent body that we propose and that proposed by the Minister. They both fall into the, same category. They are both unnecessary interventions in the affairs of London Transport. As my hon. Friend the Member for Hackney, South and Shoreditch (Mr....

Clause 27: Amendment of Transport (London) Act 1969 (25 Mar 1980)

Frank Dobson: There are certain party conference decisions that I do not agree with, and I shall not change my mind merely because policy decisions have re- cently been changed.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Camden Council (Bloomsbury Housing) (26 Mar 1980)

Frank Dobson: asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give the reasons for his refusal to allocate funds to Camden council, in addition to that council's housing investment programme allocation, to pay for the rehabilitation of blocks of flats in Bloomsbury which fell into disrepair when they were owned by his Department.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Camden Council (Bloomsbury Housing) (26 Mar 1980)

Frank Dobson: I declare a personal interest. Will the Minister confirm that it will be the continuing policy of his Department, when it sells Property Services Agency property, to leave the responsibility for bringing rundown property up to scratch to those to whom it was sold?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport M25: British Railways Board (Subsidiary Businesses) (23 Apr 1980)

Frank Dobson: Does the Minister agree that if finance from the subsidiaries is not available for the capital funding of British Railways the taxpayer, about whom he is always mouthing concern, will have to find the capital? To demonstrate that, will the right hon. Gentleman quote the equivalent figures for the British Rail Property Board?

British Aerospace Bill: Liability of the Successor Company for Defaulting Subsidiary Where Cause of Action Arose Before Appointed Day (30 Apr 1980)

Frank Dobson: Ordinarily, I should welcome the deletion of virtually any words from any Bill which the present Government might propose. If Government Front Bench Members were to put forward a manuscript amendment whose purpose was to delete the whole Bill, I should welcome it. However, I am surprised at the curious wording which is to disappear. As my hon. Friend the Member for Keighley (Mr. Cryer)...

British Aerospace Bill: Liability of the Successor Company for Defaulting Subsidiary Where Cause of Action Arose Before Appointed Day (30 Apr 1980)

Frank Dobson: Presumably there are Acts of this Parliament which include the words by execution or (in Scotland) by diligence ". What do the parliamentary draftsmen do to cope with the application of those Acts to Northern Ireland in those circumstances?

British Aerospace Bill: Vesting of Property, etc., of British Aerospace in a Company Nominated by the Secretary of State (30 Apr 1980)

Frank Dobson: I start immediately by disclaiming any interest which I have pursued in this Bill as it has passed through its previous stages. When I noted the Lords amendments, I began to pay particular attention to them. I thought that I understood what they meant until I heard the Minister's explanation of what they meant. I then became puzzled once more, and I have had to refer back to the Aircraft and...

London (2 May 1980)

Frank Dobson: Will the hon. Member accept that the idea that educational issues are swamped in the GLC elections applies equally to elections in other parts of the country? Is he aware, for instance, that at the time of the great Tory rebellion in Tameside, the leader of the Tameside council, a metropolitan authority with educational responsibilities, did not even mention education in his election address,...

London (2 May 1980)

Frank Dobson: " Lies, damned lies and statistics ".

London (2 May 1980)

Frank Dobson: I am sorry that the hon. Member for Ravensbourne (Mr. Hunt) is not in the Chamber. I wish to thank him for his kind and encouraging remarks about the success of the Jubilee sports hall in Covent Garden. I must declare an interest, although it is not a financial one. I am an unpaid director of the charitable company that runs the hall. I hope that the hon. Member for Ravensbourne and other...


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