Results 1–20 of 10499 for speaker:Lord Young of Cookham

Orders of the Day — Economic Situation (18 Mar 1974)

George Young: Due to the operations of the Boundary Commission, I have no fewer than three immediate predecessors to whom I must pay tribute in my maiden speech. One of them—Brian Batsford, the former Member for Ealing, South—did not seek re-election. The second—Nigel Spearing, the former Member for Acton—sought re-election and, after a vigorous contect with me at the hustings came second. The...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Offenders (Rehabilitation) (28 Mar 1974)

George Young: Is the Minister aware that the Home Office grants payable to those charitable organisations which provide accommodation for offenders after they are released are in urgent need of review if such organisations are to continue to make provision for offenders?

London (29 Apr 1974)

George Young: I am obliged to the hon. Member for Hornchurch (Mr. Williams) for his brevity, and I shall try to match it. It is convenient for us in the House to try to put the blame for London's problems on the Greater London Council and the boroughs, and it is convenient also to try to put the blame on the policies and practices of the political party which opposes one's own. But we deceive ourselves...

London (29 Apr 1974)

George Young: No. I promised to be brief and to leave time for another hon. Member opposite to speak. Before we spend tens of millions of pounds renewing the urban fabric, as planners call it, or tearing London to bits, as most of us see it, we should spend more time and money on research. In our understanding of urban problems we are far behind other countries. Instead of the combination of paternalism...

Housing (Tower Blocks) (24 May 1974)

George Young: As the tallest Member of the House, I feel that it is wholly appropriate that I should raise the question of tower blocks, although I hope that in my later years I shall not be responsible for the same neuroses. My hon. Friends and I are often reminded by Labour Members that Centre Point symbolises all the defects inherent in our basic philosophy. We are told that it is an inescapable...

Spouses of United Kingdom Citizens (Equal Treatment) Bill (21 Jun 1974)

George Young: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Ealing, Southall (Mr. Bidwell), who is my neighbour from the next constituency, particularly because this is probably the only occasion on which we shall ever agree. I am provoked by what the Minister said a few minutes ago. He said it might be helpful for the House to consider the matter against the background of Government thinking. I...

Petitions: Tourism (9 Jul 1974)

George Young: In a perceptive book on tourism which I published last year and which is still, unfortunately, available at most reputable bookshops, I argued the case for a national policy for tourism in this country. The Minister has, I am sure, read and re-read that significant contribution. I am in distinguished company in pressing the Government for a policy for tourism. The Minister's predecessor...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Tourism (15 Jul 1974)

George Young: Is the Minister satisfied with the present division of responsibility between the British Tourist Authority on the one hand and the national tourist boards on the other hand? Does he see no risk in splitting the functions of marketing and development between the two completely autonomous bodies?

Orders of the Day — Road Traffic Bill: Experimental Introduction of Road Humps for Controlling Vehicle Speeds (26 Jul 1974)

George Young: I believe that I am one of the few hon. Members who regularly ride motor cycles—a form of transport which I recommend to the Committee. Anyone going over a road hump or "sleeping policeman" in a car finds it uncomfortable. For a motor cyclist, however, it is painful and dangerous, especially if it is placed anywhere near a corner where a cylist or motor cylist is already at an interesting...

Orders of the Day — City Planning (29 Jul 1974)

George Young: As a new Member I find the description of our proceedings utterly misleading. Anything less consolidated than the protracted debate that has been going on for the past 12 hours would be difficult to imagine. I am grateful for this opportunity of raising the environmental planning problems of our cities. In particular I look forward to hearing from the Minister of State, Department of the...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation: Capital Transfer Tax (12 Nov 1974)

George Young: Many of us on the Tory benches will wish that the views of the hon. Member for Berwick and East Lothian (Mr. Mackintosh) were more widely shared on the Labour benches. The only fault in what I thought was a truly excellent speech was that he paid no tribute to his predecessor, Mr. Michael Ancram, who represented the constituency for eight months, until the last election. I am sure that the...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation: Capital Transfer Tax (12 Nov 1974)

George Young: I made no plea on behalf of subsidies. I merely asked for some information so that we could judge the impact of the Chancellor's measures.

National Referenda (22 Nov 1974)

George Young: There seems to be some conflict among hon. Members on the Labour benches about the frequency with which referenda should be held. I listened carefully to the Minister's speech. He said that a referendum on the EEC was justified because of the constitutional circumstances and it would be a very special case. On the other hand, the Member for Oxford (Mr. Luard)—supported by an interjection...

One-Parent Families (29 Nov 1974)

George Young: The House is grateful to the hon. Lady the Member for Welwyn and Hatfield (Mrs. Hayman) for this opportunity to debate the Finer Report, but we are more grateful to her for her penetrating analysis of the problem with which she introduced the debate. That analysis benefited from her work in this sphere before she entered the House. Incidentally, I very much liked the way in which the hon....

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service: Pakistanis (2 Dec 1974)

George Young: asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will issue instructions to prevent any further dismissals from the Civil Service of Pakistanis on the ground that they are no longer United Kingdom citizens.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service: Pakistanis (2 Dec 1974)

George Young: Is it not regrettable that a civil servant who has discharged his duties perfectly adequately in the Department of Health and Social Security should be dismissed simply because the country in which he was born happened to leave the Commonwealth? Would there not be a national outcry if private employers treated their employees as the Civil Service treats its employees?

London Rail Study (20 Dec 1974)

George Young: I am grateful to the Minister for postponing the commencement of his Christmas holiday, or for leaving his office party early, in order to reply to this important Adjournment debate. I hope he will not think me uncharitable if I observe that it is he, and not a Minister of State for urban affairs, who will be at the Dispatch Box. In the last Parliament, debates on subjects concerning our...

New Clause 2: First Child Allowance for One-Parent Families (29 Jan 1975)

George Young: I very much hope that my hon. Friend the Member for Kensington (Sir B. Rhys Williams) will stick to his guns and press the clause to a Division. So far we have had several speeches from both sides of the House with not one hon. Member dissenting from what my hon. Friend proposes. Nearly all hon. Members are committed to extending family allowances to the first child. It was in the manifestos...

New Clause 2: First Child Allowance for One-Parent Families (29 Jan 1975)

George Young: The Minister said that such people will now have the opportunity to do certain things. Does that mean that the new disregards are coming into effect as of now? If not, can he give the date when they will come into effect?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Probationers (Compensation Orders) (6 Feb 1975)

George Young: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in view of the fact that those placed on probation with compensation orders to repay stolen funds are free to leave the country and thereby avoid the penalties imposed on them by the courts, whether he will propose measures designed to prevent this abuse.

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