Results 3301–3320 of 3400 for speaker:Mr Denzil Davies

Orders of the Day — European Communities Bill (28 Jun 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: I beg to differ to some extent from the views expressed by the hon. and learned Member for Darwen (Mr. Fletcher-Cooke). I do not think this is such a simple matter as he tries to make out. Clause 9 has emerged, not as a result of any deep study of the situation by the British Government, but as a consequence of Directive 68–151 issued on 9th March, 1968. Article 9, which embodies the...

Orders of the Day — European Communities Bill (28 Jun 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: I do not think that restriction on borrowing powers comes into this debate. I accept that this may in some circumstances be restrictive upon a company, but on the other hand it is a protection to the creditors of a company so that the company does not over-extend itself at the expense of its original creditors. May I raise another point about the ultra vires rule, with which I would like the...

Orders of the Day — European Communities Bill (28 Jun 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: I accept entirely that the word "dealing" is not very clear. The draftsman has not used the word "trading" for instance. He has used a wider word and I should have thought that with a subsidiary receiving money from its parent for the purpose, possibly, of subsidiary trade or dealing with a company in good faith, it would be possible to argue that that kind of transaction would fall within...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Value Added Tax (19 Jun 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will call a meeting of representatives of the Trades Union Congress and the Confederation of British Industry in Wales to discuss the effect of the imposition of the value added tax upon the Welsh economy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Value Added Tax (19 Jun 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman aware that the Treasury apparently has no idea at all how much money will be raised in Wales by the imposition of value added tax or how that compares with the amount raised at the moment through SET and purchase tax? Would it not be in the interests of good government to hold an inquiry to see what the effect of value added tax will be in Wales?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: National Water Development Authority (19 Jun 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: asked the Secretary of State for Wales what consultations have taken place between the Welsh Office and local authorities regarding the proposal to establish a Welsh National Water Development Authority.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: National Water Development Authority (19 Jun 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: Is the Secretary of State aware that certain local authorities and water undertakings in the County of Carmarthen feel inhibited in taking part in these discussions because of the delay in the publication of the Crowther Commission Report because they feel that certain recommendations which might be made in it might have a bearing on the establishment of this authority? If the Commission does...

European Communities Bill (14 Jun 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: I shall not detain the Committee long because I know that a number of hon. Members wish to take part in the debate. I should like to address only two questions to the Solicitor-General and I shall not go into a more general dissertation on the effect of subsection (1). The subsection tends to complete the equation. In Clause 2 we discussed the powers of the Commission and the Council of...

European Communities Bill (14 Jun 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: The Solicitor-General says that they are alternative, but there is nothing that indicates to me that they are alternative. It is not said that they are alternative. A treaty is generally a treaty. It then becomes a Community treaty if there is an Order in Council.

European Communities Bill (14 Jun 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: I am glad that the Solicitor-General has reassured us that this safeguard applies and that no treaty entered into by this country within Clause 1(3) will have any legal effect until and unless there is an Order in Council and an affirmative Resolution. That is an important assurance. The rules of statutory interpretation of the European Court may well be different from ours. Those arguing...

Orders of the Day — European Communities Bill: Clause 2 (13 Jun 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: I also wish to take up the middle words of the subsection, which will have such a revolutionary effect on our constitutional practice. The first words of subsection (4) appear to give not only to Ministers but also to Government Departments the power to make law subject to the so-called safeguards in Schedule 2—the power to make law in areas which normally, according to our constitution,...

Orders of the Day — European Communities Bill: Clause 2 (13 Jun 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: I meant that the middle words go further than merely referring to subsection (2). They are more relevant to subsection (1). The opening and closing words of the subsection refer mainly and perhaps solely to subsection (2), and to that extent something has been slipped into the subsection. It does not refer specifically to subsection (2). It goes wider than that.

Orders of the Day — Clause 2: General Implementation of Treaties (24 May 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: I agree with the hon. Member for Yarmouth (Mr. Fell) that the Government have put forward a rotten case. Not only has it been a rotten case, but it has been a deceptive case from the very beginning. I, as a new Member, have been slightly shocked at the way this whole operation has been carried out. There has been no attempt at objective analysis or to look at the matter rationally. A decision...

Orders of the Day — Clause 2: General Implementation of Treaties (24 May 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: This is absolutely right. The reason that we in this country observe conventions and practices is that we have a democratically elected sovereign Parliament. The reason we distrust the conventions and practices in the European Community is that they have no such thing in the Common Market.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Llanelli Hospital (22 May 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he has now received the report of the Welsh Hospital Board regarding the modernisation and extension of Llanelli Hospital.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Llanelli Hospital (22 May 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: Is the Minister aware that there is increasing anger and frustration in my constituency at the continual prevarication of the Welsh Hospital Board, a firm promise having been given as long ago as 1964? Will the hon. Gentleman urge the board to treat the matter as one of extreme urgency, requiring extreme priority?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Relief for Payment of Interest (17 May 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: The hon. Gentleman has spoken about a large number of people who will benefit from being able to deduct interest. As I read the Clause, it appears that the first amp;35 is not deductible, so many people will be unable to deduct their interest.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Relief for Payment of Interest (17 May 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: I agree in one respect with the hon. Member for Enfield, West (Mr. Parkinson). The Clause is the other side of the family income supplement coin; it is the family income supplement for rich families. The only difference is that it is more like a family capital supplement, because it provides them with capital at very low rates of interest. The only conclusion we can come to about the...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Relief for Payment of Interest (17 May 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: In times of roaring inflation, which the present Government have caused in the country, shares appreciate quickly in value—many of them at a rate of 8 or 10 per cent. That is the situation which obtains at present. The Prime Minister, when worried by a guilty conscience, perhaps, took out Disraeli, dusted him down, and called for one nation. That is common practice with the Conservative...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Relief for Payment of Interest (17 May 1972)

Mr Denzil Davies: In the Financial Statement the cost of £7 million is shown against income tax. There is no reference to the cost against surtax. Is it an additional figure for surtax or is the total figure £7 million?


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