Results 17121–17133 of 17133 for speaker:Jack Straw

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Prime Minister (Engagements) (10 Jul 1979)

Jack Straw: Will the Prime Minister take some time this afternoon to consider the promises that her right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food made on 22 June? He promised a 6p in the pound reduction in the price of butter. Is the Prime Minister aware that in none of the supermarkets that I have checked has a price reduction like this been made? Is that another broken Conservative...

Finance Bill: Continuation of Regulator Powers (5 Jul 1979)

Jack Straw: Has the hon. Gentleman considered the example of Holland, where there has been deep anxiety about the level of the exchange rate for precisely the same reasons as the exchange rate has risen in this country, namely, the distorting effect which their energy resources have had on the overall level of their exchange rate and the effect that that has had on manufacturing exports?

Finance Bill: Continuation of Regulator Powers (5 Jul 1979)

Jack Straw: My hon. Friend the Member for Wood Green (Mr. Race) spoke about the importance of the public sector in the economy and I wish to speak briefly about that subject. Conservative Members continue to fail to appreciate the connection between the public sector and the private sector. They are not two separate sectors, one sucking cash out of the other. They are interrelated, and many of the...

Finance Bill: Continuation of Regulator Powers (5 Jul 1979)

Jack Straw: Forecasters as well. But they are less wrong in their optimism than Governments. We saw this over-optimism in the last Government. We are seeing it here. Under the last Government, Front Bench spokesmen kept saying that the corner would be turned in months rather than years, that 4 per cent. or 5 per cent. growth, or at least 3 per cent., was soon to be on the cards. We know what happened....

Finance Bill: Continuation of Regulator Powers (5 Jul 1979)

Jack Straw: The equity concerned was not £5,000 but £60,000. I am pleased to say that the National Enterprise Board and the Industrial and Commercial Finance Corporation are making a healthy return on their money. It was not a question of its being an unprofitable investment. It was and is profitable, but the financial institutions were too blind to invest in it. They were not properly geared...

Finance Bill: Continuation of Regulator Powers (5 Jul 1979)

Jack Straw: How can one reduce public expenditure in a way which is popular and which does not increase unemployment?

Finance Bill: Continuation of Regulator Powers (5 Jul 1979)

Jack Straw: Will the hon. Member give way?

European Community (Agriculture Ministers' Meeting) (22 Jun 1979)

Jack Straw: Does the Minister remember that in the Conservative Party manifesto there was a categorical statement that We will insist on a freeze in CAP prices for products —not just milk— in structural surplus"? Does the right hon. Gentleman further recall that only at the beginning of this week he made a statement in Luxembourg to the effect that he would support wholeheartedly a general...

Members of Parliament and Ministers (Pay) (21 Jun 1979)

Jack Straw: Is the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster aware that, with respect, he was in error in suggesting to the House that the Government have treated the Review Body's proposals on Members' pay consistently with the manner in which the Government have treated other Review Body proposals on pay? Is he aware that in respect of doctors and dentists—the nearest analogue to Members of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Driving Tests (20 Jun 1979)

Jack Straw: When examining the question of recruiting more driving examiners, will the hon. Gentleman pay particular attention to the needs of Blackburn and the North-West, where the waiting times, at 29 weeks and 27½ weeks respectively, compare with an average of 26 weeks in the United Kingdom as a whole?

Orders of the Day — European Community (Aircraft Noise) (19 Jun 1979)

Jack Straw: Will the hon. Gentleman tell the House whether, in accepting the extension of the Community's authority, he is asking us to believe—as the directive does—that the disparity in aircraft noise: may … directly affect the functioning of the Common Market"?

Orders of the Day — European Community (Aircraft Noise) (19 Jun 1979)

Jack Straw: That is not what it says in the directive.

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (13 Jun 1979)

Jack Straw: The hon. Member for Aberdeenshire, East (Mr. McQuarrie) has made an eloquent and compassionate speech, and I offer him my congratulations. When my predecessor, Barbara Castle, made her maiden speech 34 years ago, she made a promise, with suitable apologies to Mrs. Malaprop, that in her career in this House she would be the "pineapple of politeness". As the right hon. Member for Heywood and...


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