Results 5161–5173 of 5173 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

Channel Shipping Accidents (13 Jan 1971)

John Prescott: Is the Minister aware that the number of deaths and accidents occurring in these waters is ever increasing and that United Kingdom seamen, whose union I represent here with my constituents, are increasingly concerned—[HON. MEMBERS: "Oh."]—at the number of deaths that is occurring? We do not find it satisfactory for the Minister to answer that the Ministry is convinced that the...

Orders of the Day — Oil in Navigable Waters Bill: Pollution Prevention Officers (13 Jan 1971)

John Prescott: I beg to move, That the Clause be read a Second time. We are here attempting to tackle the fundamental problem—enforcement. The Government are to be congratulated on continuing a Bill started by the last Government to deal with the problem ahead of most other countries under the Convention. We argued in Committee that the Bill has a number of failings. One of the major problems is that...

Orders of the Day — Oil in Navigable Waters Bill: Regulation of Navigation (13 Jan 1971)

John Prescott: The hon. Gentleman will be aware that Lord Geddes, who knows quite a lot about tankers, pointed out that the accident involving the "Torrey Canyon" could be regarded as a maverick accident and unlikely to happen again.

Orders of the Day — Oil in Navigable Waters Bill: Regulation of Navigation (13 Jan 1971)

John Prescott: The Clause tries to deal with the problem we are outlining. The Channel is very congested and is becoming increasingly so, and collisions are made all the more likely by the increasing number of vessels coming into it. It is no accident that they are coming via the Channel, because many of the major oil routes in particular come through the Channel and on into Europe. We are concerned in the...

Orders of the Day — Oil in Navigable Waters Bill: Regulation of Navigation (13 Jan 1971)

John Prescott: Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the trade unions will be invited to this meeting?

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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