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Results 101–120 of 1600 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Mark Fisher

Orders of the Day: Clause 1 — Exemption of House of Commons and House of Lords (18 May 2007)

Mark Fisher: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Orders of the Day: Clause 1 — Exemption of House of Commons and House of Lords (18 May 2007)

Mark Fisher: I am most grateful to the right hon. Gentleman. He is a very experienced parliamentarian and he understands the significance of the Pepper v. Hart judgment. He knows that there is a total difference between this House volunteering, out of its own good will and courtesy to the public, to publish these expenses, and what is in a Bill. Through his Bill, he would be changing the Freedom of...

Orders of the Day: Clause 1 — Exemption of House of Commons and House of Lords (18 May 2007)

Mark Fisher: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. You have not allowed a single Labour Member to speak. The Speaker said that he would give voice to everybody in the House.

Orders of the Day: Clause 1 — Exemption of House of Commons and House of Lords (18 May 2007)

Mark Fisher: Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. There have been no speeches from Labour Members. It is outrageous.

Orders of the Day: Clause 1 — Exemption of House of Commons and House of Lords (18 May 2007)

Mark Fisher: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I understand your ruling and the thinking behind it, but amendments Nos. 41 and 42, tabled by the hon. Member for Aldridge-Brownhills (Mr. Shepherd) and me, raise a wholly different point about the House of Lords, which we have not covered at all.

Orders of the Day: Clause 1 — Exemption of House of Commons and House of Lords (18 May 2007)

Mark Fisher: The hon. Gentleman referred to the House of Commons "or" the House of Lords. In subsection (3), new section 34A applies only to the House of Commons, not to the House of Lords. This is a matter for Parliament—both Houses—yet the Bill appears to confine itself to the House of Commons. Am I wrong, or have I missed something?

Orders of the Day: Clause 1 — Exemption of House of Commons and House of Lords (18 May 2007)

Mark Fisher: The hon. Gentleman says that the arguments in favour of the Bill are sparse, but hon. Members in the Chamber have not heard any of them. The proposer of the Bill, the right hon. Member for Penrith and The Border (David Maclean), has yet to speak on the Bill; is that not an extraordinary state of affairs? We are being asked to consider a piece of legislation, but the person proposing it has...

Orders of the Day: Clause 1 — Exemption of House of Commons and House of Lords (18 May 2007)

Mark Fisher: Will the Minister give way?

Orders of the Day: Clause 1 — Exemption of House of Commons and House of Lords (18 May 2007)

Mark Fisher: Will the Minister give way?

Orders of the Day: Clause 1 — Exemption of House of Commons and House of Lords (18 May 2007)

Mark Fisher: The hon. Gentleman has accepted the point that my hon. Friend the Member for Walsall, North (Mr. Winnick) made about the Library. Is he also aware that we have a very good Information Commissioner, Mr. Richard Thomas, who has not had a single complaint or query from any Member of Parliament? Indeed, he does not recognise the issue as a problem. If he does not—and he probably knows more...

Orders of the Day: Clause 1 — Exemption of House of Commons and House of Lords (18 May 2007)

Mark Fisher: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way. He referred to Mr. Speaker's remarks earlier in the week about everybody having a chance to speak on this Bill. I presume that the hon. Gentleman agrees with me that the most important person to be heard today is the Bill's promoter. This Bill was not debated on Second Reading—

Orders of the Day: Clause 1 — Exemption of House of Commons and House of Lords (18 May 2007)

Mark Fisher: May I finish my point, Madam Deputy Speaker? Unfortunately, I was unable to be here for the previous debate on Report stage, but so far as I can see from reading the record carefully, the Bill's promoter did not speak then. How is this House to consider the Bill when we have not heard the case for it? Indeed, the last time that this Chamber discussed it, not a single person spoke in favour of...

Petitions: National Lottery Funding (18 May 2007)

Mark Fisher: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. You were giving advice to the hon. Member for Lewes (Norman Baker) about the length of his speech. Under what Order of the House are speeches time-limited? I was not aware that the Speaker could limit the length of time that we speak, so I am a little confused as to why you should mention it. [Interruption.]

Petitions: National Lottery Funding (18 May 2007)

Mark Fisher: Further to that point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I absolutely understand the point about repetition, but it appeared to me that you were saying something about length, rather than repetition.

Orders of the Day: House of Lords Reform (7 Mar 2007)

Mark Fisher: It is up to us. We can decide that.

Orders of the Day: House of Lords Reform (7 Mar 2007)

Mark Fisher: If we vote tonight for a second Chamber that is either 80 or 100 per cent. elected, we will be taking a long stride towards completing our democracy—a process that we have stuttered towards for hundreds of years. Heretofore, the people of this country have been denied any say in who sits and governs in half of our Parliament. That is completely against the spirit of what we have been trying...

Orders of the Day: House of Lords Reform (7 Mar 2007)

Mark Fisher: Will my right hon. Friend give way?

Orders of the Day: House of Lords Reform (7 Mar 2007)

Mark Fisher: I am most grateful to my right hon. Friend, who is also my friend, for giving way. It is curious that my right hon. Friend says that simply because people in the other House might be elected it would give them the confidence to interfere in constituency matters. Does he have much trouble with his local Member of the European Parliament taking up constituency casework? I do not think that any...

Orders of the Day: Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [Lords] (5 Mar 2007)

Mark Fisher: I am grateful for the opportunity to follow the hon. Member for North Southwark and Bermondsey (Simon Hughes). I agree with everything he said, particularly his peroration, in which he made the point that this important, much-needed legislation is welcomed by Members from all parts of the House. That is particularly true of parts 3 and 4, on bailiffs, and part 5, on debt. The measure is long...


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