Mr Dick Taverne

Former MP for Lincoln

Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Finance Bill 17 Jul 1974

    May I say how much I welcomed the remarks at the end of the speech by the right hon. Member for Carshalton (Mr. Carr). He seemed this afternoon to be drawing back from the brink over which he plunged rather recklessly on two occasions yesterday. There are completely different problems about a Finance Bill when there is a minority Government. Last night I accused the Opposition of behaving...
  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Charge of Income Tax for 1974–75 16 Jul 1974

    We are facing an extraordinary situation in which Opposition Members are in a position to carry any amendment which they move. They therefore have power, and they do not exercise responsibility. The position is that under the Finance Bill at this stage it is impossible to increase taxation. All we can do is to lessen the burden of taxation. If hon. Members opposite are serious about talking...
  • Europe 11 Jun 1974

    I shall be as brief as I can. A number of excellent speeches have been made and some of the things I intended to say have already been said better than I could put them by the hon. Members for Ashfield (Mr. Marquand), Inverness (Mr. Johnston) and others. It is interesting to note that, except for the speech made by the Foreign Secretary, I have not heard from the Government benches any...

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