Results 5161–5168 of 5168 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Prescott

Safety at Sea (27 Nov 1970)

John Prescott: I wish to thank the hon. Member for Folkestone and Hythe (Mr. Costain) for raising this matter since it gives me an opportunity to speak on behalf of 60,000 seamen about the problems which have concerned them for a considerable time. Within the short time available to me, I will try to deal with two specific parts of the Motion. The first concerns the high accident ratio existing among...

Safety at Sea (27 Nov 1970)

John Prescott: Did my right hon. Friend join the union?

Safety at Sea (27 Nov 1970)

John Prescott: rose—

Safety at Sea (27 Nov 1970)

John Prescott: This is in fact radiotelegraphy. This is not radar.

Safety at Sea (27 Nov 1970)

John Prescott: Does that mean that a decision has got to be taken?

Safety at Sea (27 Nov 1970)

John Prescott: I know that under the Merchant Shipping Act there is power to do this, but I want to know whether the Minister is prepared to do it. Further, I know of the federation's arrangements, but they do not cover all shipping in the industry so they will not cover all seamen, although I admit that they cover most of them. Further, there is no compulsion on captains, as there is in other maritime...

National Docks Strike (23 Jul 1970)

John Prescott: When the Minister appeals to the Transport and General Workers' Union and the dockers as a whole to consider removing perishable cargoes, will he take into account what has happened in Hull docks? Fruit retailers asked the dockers to move perishable goods and offered them extra money to be paid to charity for doing so; yet they were quite prepared to sell those goods at high prices. This is...

Orders of the Day — Harbours (Amendment) Bill (14 Jul 1970)

John Prescott: I crave the indulgence of the House so that I may embark on the ritualistic ordeal associated with maiden speeches which I hope will be neither too lengthy nor too boring. Commander Pursey, whom I have the honour to succeed, made a distinct impression during his 25 years' service in the House. He was an orphan who joined the Royal Navy as a rating where his ability was quickly recognised. He...


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