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Orders of the Day — Private Member's Bill: Companies (Audit Committees) Bill (15 Apr 1988)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. You said that this was an unusual procedure, and I think I owe the House an explanation. I have tried to introduce a measure along these lines during every Session since 1970—

Companies (Audit Committees) (22 Mar 1988)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the law relating to public companies and the contents of the directors' reports; to make provision concerning the appointment of audit committees of the directors of certain public companies; and for connected purposes. In every Session of Parliament since 1969, I have introduced a Bill or a measure of reform of company law with a...

Orders of the Day — After Clause 4: Annual review of child benefit (14 Mar 1988)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: We have had so many debates on the uprating of child benefit in recent years that it is difficult to find anything fresh to say. I think that my position is well known to the House. I regret that the Government have not seen fit to uprate child benefit this year. I hope, however, if it is true that they intend to accept Lords amendment No. 4, that it will be an earnest of their intention to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Pensions (8 Mar 1988)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: Is my hon. Friend aware that the flow of funds into public sector provision for retirement is on an altogether much more generous scale than for the bulk of people in the private sector? Will he take steps to encourage employers to put far more funds into the provision of retirement benefit for employees in the private sector so that the vast bulk of our population are freed from the risk...

Inner London Education Authority (10 Feb 1988)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: I think that Opposition Members who are very wound up about this order tonight and about the Government's decision to end the inner London education authority rather imagine that something very sudden has developed and that this is the result of a new initiative which is quite unfounded and rather too hasty. I would like to remind the House of the debate and the questions and answers that...

Inner London Education Authority (4 Feb 1988)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: May I congratulate my right hon. Friend most sincerely on his decision, which will be very well received in Kensington and which is obviously essential as part of his campaign to improve education standards in London? May I express the hope that politically motivated opposition to his decision will very quickly die down, so that the teachers, the parents and the local authorities concerned...

Personal Income (Ending of Higher Rate Taxation) (2 Feb 1988)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to end the taxation of personal income at higher than standard rate. On a number of occasions the House has allowed me to introduce a Bill under our old-established First Reading procedure, which afterwards has been put into effect by the Government. I hope that this may be another such occasion. At this time of year the attention of hon....

Orders or the Day: Indexing of Child Benefit (12 Jan 1988)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: rose—

Orders or the Day: Indexing of Child Benefit (12 Jan 1988)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: I have been advised that the effects of new clause 1 and of new clause 4 would be precisely the same. In the circumstances, I think it would not be in the interests of the House, and hon. Members would not thank me, if I insisted on their coming back later to support new clause 4. Therefore, I would like to take the opportunity of recommending to those who feel as strongly as I do about this...

Orders or the Day: Indexing of Child Benefit (12 Jan 1988)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. May we be told whether you intend to give us an opportunity to vote on new clause 4?

Orders or the Day: Indexing of Child Benefit (12 Jan 1988)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: Would my hon. Friend prefer an untargeted tax cut which would relieve the tax burden of families with and without children and of single people? Does he think that that would be a more acceptable use of resources?

Orders or the Day: Indexing of Child Benefit (12 Jan 1988)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for allowing me to interrupt him so early in his speech. I felt that it might help the House if I were to explain. I was advised that if the remaining stages of this Bill were completed quickly and his new clause were adopted, it would be possible for the uprating called for to be implemented in time for the coming April. So there would be a difference in...

Orders or the Day: Indexing of Child Benefit (12 Jan 1988)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: I am glad to have the opportunity to commend my new clause 4 to the House. I trust that my right hon. and hon. Friends will shortly make known that they have decided to accept it, because there are many very good reasons for their doing so, many of which have been put to the House ably and, in my opinion, convincingly by the hon. Member for Livingston (Mr. Cook), who has just spoken for the...

Orders or the Day: Indexing of Child Benefit (12 Jan 1988)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: I do not think we can say that the Government's policy of freeing people from dependency is working. There has been a significant rise in the number of people who are dependent on means-tested benefit. More than that, single people who have to pay tax should recognise that their tax goes into the system and that part of the benefit goes to married couples with children. But someone brought up...

Orders or the Day: Indexing of Child Benefit (12 Jan 1988)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: We should sit in the House until midnight if I were to start again on the campaign for tax credit. We may touch on it on another occasion; I have not changed my views about it. People who are not in the tax system cannot get a differentiation in their spending power because they have family responsibilities. As long ago as the end of the 18th century that problem was also recognised. It is...

Orders or the Day: Indexing of Child Benefit (12 Jan 1988)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: rose—

Orders or the Day: Indexing of Child Benefit (12 Jan 1988)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: On my hon. Friend's argument, it would be wrong for a pensioner to draw his national insurance pension and to pay tax at the same time. He ought to renounce his pension.

National Health Service (London) (18 Dec 1987)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: I listened carefully to the hon. Member for Islington, North (Mr. Corbyn), who put a powerful case. He drew attention to problems that are well known, but unfortunately he did not suggest the solutions. When tackling the problems of the Health Service, we must take a long-term view as to where the money can be found. We cannot constantly print it, as the previous Labour Government did, to...

Retail Prices Index (Error) (18 Dec 1987)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: May I say to my hon. Friend that I believe that in all parts of the House the speed and candour with which he has dealt with this embarrassing problem will be very well appreciated? May I also say that I believe that the settlement that he has made is the best that he can do in the circumstances and will be appreciated by the recipients? On public sector pensions, may I also remind my hon....

Child Benefit (Uprating) (15 Dec 1987)

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State for Social Services, in the event of an increase in the Retail Price Index in 1988 or any subsequent calendar year, to lay before Parliament the draft of an uprating order to produce an increase in child benefit with effect from the beginning of the following financial year of not less than a corresponding...


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