Results 41–60 of 800 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:George Galloway

Type 23 Frigates (Orders) (11 Jul 1988)

George Galloway: Notwithstanding the fully justified reservations of my hon. Friend the Member for Rhondda (Mr. Rogers), the Minister will be aware that the news will be greeted with delight and satisfaction on the Clyde, particularly in my constituency. It is certainly good news for the Clyde shipbuilding industry and the Royal Navy. It follows not from ill-informed criticism, but from extremely...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO Ships (Nuclear Weapons) (26 Jul 1988)

George Galloway: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he has any plans to review with his colleagues in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation the number of nuclear weapons carried by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ships; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO Ships (Nuclear Weapons) (26 Jul 1988)

George Galloway: The Secretary of State would not be so complacent if he had read the recently published American report, entitled "Nuclear Warships and Naval Nuclear Weapons", which reveals that 16,000 nuclear bombs are currently sailing on the world's waterways—that is, 16,000 nuclear accidents waiting to happen in a nuclear traffic jam on the high seas. Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that, even...

New clause: Right of Succession of Spouse (26 Oct 1988)

George Galloway: The vast expanses on the Government Benches as we discuss the Bill are a visible, if silent, testimony to the ridiculousness of the Bill. I was ill-fated enough to be a member of the Committee that considered the Bill and similar circumstances prevailed then, with Conservative Members writing out their Christmas cards, sending letters to their constituents and disappearing down the Corridor....

New clause: Right of Succession of Spouse (26 Oct 1988)

George Galloway: My comments are not at all out of place as I readily concede the omnipresence of the hon. Gentleman in Committee. He was so active and rabid in his contributions in Committee that we were contemplating bringing a straitjacket to restrain him from making attacks on tenants, local authorities and even on the berry pickers of Blairgowrie who felt the rough end of his tongue. For that reason, I...

New clause: Right of Succession of Spouse (26 Oct 1988)

George Galloway: That is why I did not doctor the milk, as I might otherwise have done. However, it was not the milk of human kindness that I was delivering or that the hon. Gentleman has been delivering on the issue of Scottish housing, both in Committee and here today. The hon. Gentleman is taking a trip down a memory lane that does not exist. His memory is playing tricks on him. There never was a time...

New clause: Right of Succession of Spouse (26 Oct 1988)

George Galloway: I was born in 1954, an auspicious year in many ways. It is true that the legislation that was enacted by the Labour Government from 1945 to 1951 began to change the pattern of housing tenure in Scotland. It could not wipe out at a stroke the sort of slums that I am describing, but the Labour Government made efforts to get rid of them. The difference between that Government and this one is...

New clause: Right of Succession of Spouse (26 Oct 1988)

George Galloway: My hon. Friend seems to me to be putting his thumb on the nub of the issue. I appeal to the Minister to do better than the pitiful explanation that he gave. As Nye Bevan said—and it is a truism in politics —"Where there is death, there is hope." The Government seem to be saying that excessive succession rights—as the Minister called them—will be a disincentive to the burgeoning of...

Clause 17: Fixing of Terms of Statutory Assured Tenancy (26 Oct 1988)

George Galloway: The newspaper to which reference has been made could not have increased its sales with the story because it is a free sheet with a wide circulation in Edinburgh. Having found evidence of had public sector landlords, the hon. Member for Tayside, North (Mr. Walker) could refer the case to the ombudsman. To whom will we refer such cases of gross exploitation in the private sector? There is no...

Clause 17: Fixing of Terms of Statutory Assured Tenancy (26 Oct 1988)

George Galloway: There have been many historic misstatements in the course of the Government's life, from the unemployed being enjoined to get on their bikes to look for work to the one that has just been uttered by the Minister with responsibility for Scottish housing. With a dire shortage of housing and a gross over-supply of people looking for the right kind of housing, people who are vulnerable...

Clause 25: Determination of Rent by Rent Assessment Committee (26 Oct 1988)

George Galloway: Again, the Minister demonstrates a woeful misunderstanding of the realities of life in the private rented sector. A great number of my constituents are living under the yoke of private landlords. Many are young people who pay high rents for dingy rooms in dingy buildings in inner-city Glasgow. The great majority, or certainly a large number, are already paying their landlords an amount which...

Clause 25: Determination of Rent by Rent Assessment Committee (26 Oct 1988)

George Galloway: indicated dissent.

Rating and Valuation (26 Oct 1988)

George Galloway: The hon. Gentleman should take the balls out of his mouth because I cannot understand what he is saying.

Orders of the Day — Business of the House (2 Nov 1988)

George Galloway: I wanted to take part in this debate particularly because my constituency contains one of the most important pieces of broadcasting real estate—the headquarters of the BBC in Scotland in the leafy Queen Margaret drive. In my first ever speech in the House I was compelled to address a recent celebrated clash between the Government and the broadcasters. It took the form of size 9 boots on...

Orders of the Day — Business of the House (2 Nov 1988)

George Galloway: Sinn Fein.

Student Support (White Paper) (9 Nov 1988)

George Galloway: It would appear that, even in the damper regions of the Department of Education and Science, the barbarians are through the gates. This is a Government who know the price of everything and the value of nothing. Is the Secretary of State aware that there are already student loans, and they are called bank overdrafts? Hundreds of student constituents of mine are up to their ears in debt. The...

Orders of the Day — Environment and Industry (28 Nov 1988)

George Galloway: One of the themes of today's debate has been housing and the Government's privatisation of it. One of my first serious parliamentary experiences—it was an experience—was sitting on the Committee which considered the Housing (Scotland) Bill. The Bill has been voted for by almost nobody. It had been rejected by more than four out of five Scots at the general election a month or two before....

Orders of the Day — Environment and Industry (28 Nov 1988)

George Galloway: I could say that if the cap fits the hon. Gentleman could wear it, but I did not intend to refer to him in my remarks. You, Sir, know the kind of Back Benchers to whom I am referring. The result of this arrogance and insensitivity has been an unprecedented rise in nationalism and nationalist feeling in Scotland. Anyone who denies that is simply flying in the face of reality. That nationalism...

Elected Authorities (Northern Ireland) Bill (5 Dec 1988)

George Galloway: We have heard today the authentic voice of the Tory party in England, in the speech of the hon. Member for Spelthorne (Mr. Wilshire) and in several others, towards the people of Ireland. Tomorrow the Irish media will reflect some of the bile that is clearly felt by some Conservative Members against the people of Ireland, and I have no doubt that they will weigh that in the balance when next...

Elected Authorities (Northern Ireland) Bill (5 Dec 1988)

George Galloway: It appears that my remarks stung home. I can now understand why 60 Liberals found it necessary to found a new—or is it an old?—Liberal party at the weekend. The departures from Liberalism by the leader of the once Liberal party make the reason clear. I shall deal with some of the issues raised by the hon. Gentleman, although I have less time than he and I hope he will bear that in mind....


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