Results 1521–1540 of 1607 for speaker:Mr Richard Page

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Produce (Marketing) (19 Feb 1981)

Mr Richard Page: I thank my hon. Friend for his reply, especially the commitment to a professional marketing service throughout the country. Does he agree that professional marketing is as important as producing the goods? Because of the wide and diverse nature of agricultural products, will he speed up the introduction of that body, bearing in mind the comments of one of his marketing advisers at the recent...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Small and Medium-sized Businesses (29 Jan 1981)

Mr Richard Page: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give consideration to a speedy introduction of a tax incentive scheme to the individual specifically designed to increase investment in small and medium trading businesses.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Small and Medium-sized Businesses (29 Jan 1981)

Mr Richard Page: Is my right hon. Friend aware that, in addition to providing much-needed equity capital for small businesses, a scheme of that nature will bring investment from professional and senior company executives and, with that investment, expertise in management and the skills that are so lacking in our smaller businesses because it is free of charge and by the personal nature of the investment?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: CEE Examination (13 Jan 1981)

Mr Richard Page: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why the CEE examination has been rejected in favour of a proposed 17-plus examination; and how this new examination will differ from the experimental CEE.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: CEE Examination (13 Jan 1981)

Mr Richard Page: I thank my hon. Friend for that reply. I welcome anything that will encourage the development of more practical skills within our society. I think that these days we tend to get a little too theory-oriented. Has my hon. Friend made up his mind about which board will administer this examination? Will it be the GEC or the CEE board, or, in view of its more practical experience in dealing with...

Social Security (Contributions) Bill (11 Dec 1980)

Mr Richard Page: Where are the hon. Gentleman's colleagues?

Social Security (Contributions) Bill (11 Dec 1980)

Mr Richard Page: In the previous Parliament that was absolutely true, but I did not notice your side coming into our Lobby when we were on about this. Let us see how many of your people will be voting here tonight. How many hundreds of the Labour Party will be defending the widows when it comes to the next Division? Come on.

Social Security (Contributions) Bill (11 Dec 1980)

Mr Richard Page: "We"?

Employment (Picketing and Closed Shop) (13 Nov 1980)

Mr Richard Page: In making my contribution I shall endeavour to be brief. I wish to start by welcoming the draft codes of practice and I hope that they will come into operation as soon as possible. I believe that they will introduce a degree of guidance and form into our industrial relations. In the past, successive Governments have made the mistake of endeavouring to put the emphasis on creating far too much...

Employment (Picketing and Closed Shop) (13 Nov 1980)

Mr Richard Page: The hon. Gentleman is right. That is in the code of practice. Equally, it says that it is a matter of negotiation and guidance. I have had experience of the closed shop and I have seen it in operation. As a result, I do not share the level of concern that is sometimes expressed by my hon. Friends about its operation. Equally, the anxiety expressed in the second report of the Select Committee...

Orders of the Day — 'part Iia: Relief from Development Land Tax (17 Jul 1980)

Mr Richard Page: Apart from the ritual cries and breast-beating this evening, the debate has been good-tempered. On Report we covered about 100 clauses and 18 schedules with good humour and a degree of comradeship. I thank my right hon. and hon. Friends on the Treasury Bench for the skill, ingenuity, kindness and delicacy with which they said "No" so many times in so many different ways. Some Finance Bills...

Orders of the Day — 'part Iia: Relief from Development Land Tax (17 Jul 1980)

Mr Richard Page: When we have to squeeze the excess money out of the system, of course it will be painful, and of course it will hurt.

Orders of the Day — 'part Iia: Relief from Development Land Tax (17 Jul 1980)

Mr Richard Page: My hon. Friend is right. Unfortunately, the Opposition do not live in a real world. They think that there is a bottomless pit from which they can continue to borrow, and that it does not have to be repaid.

Orders of the Day — 'part Iia: Relief from Development Land Tax (17 Jul 1980)

Mr Richard Page: My hon. Friend is right. We in this country seem to fail to appreciate the effect on our industries of the haemorrhage of inflation. If, over the past five years, our companies had brought in current cost accounting, they would have been seen to be losing money and getting into debt year after year. It is only now, when we face the reality of having to live within our income, that this...

Orders of the Day — Schedule 7: Stock Relief (17 Jul 1980)

Mr Richard Page: I beg to move amendment No. 178, in page 112, line 26, leave out from 'that' to end of line 28 and insert 'the amount of the charge shall be deferred to the next period of account'.

Orders of the Day — Schedule 7: Stock Relief (17 Jul 1980)

Mr Richard Page: The amendments stand in my name and the names of my hon. Friends who are members of the Conservative small business committee. I thank you for selecting the amendments for discussion, Mr. Speaker, because they give us an opportunity to discuss once more the question of stock relief and will enable us to secure clarification of what we were told in Standing Committee. It was made clear there...

Companies Flexible Share Capital (8 Jul 1980)

Mr Richard Page: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to allow companies greater flexibility in the terms on which they may raise share capital; to amend the law with regard to the powers of companies to issue, redeem and deal generally with their share capital; to set out the special duties and responsibilities of directors, officers and certain other persons in relation thereto; and for...

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Corporation Tax: Small Companies (3 Jun 1980)

Mr Richard Page: I said on Second Reading that, with the valuable political attribute of hindsight, the Budget might be viewed as the first real commitment by any Chancellor of the Exchequer to the small business sector. I believe that that is the case, and I reject the cynical remarks of the hon. Member for Norwich, South (Mr. Garrett). I believe that my right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (8 May 1980)

Mr Richard Page: What is your policy?


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