Results 1–20 of 1265 for speaker:Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark

Orders of the Day — Industrial Policy and Employment (21 May 1979)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: I join other maiden speakers in thanking you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, together with your staff and all the servants in the House, for the tremendous help given to new Members. If that help were not forthcoming it would be difficult even to find the Chamber. We are all obliged. Traditionally, a maiden speech should not be controversial. However, I thought that the Member for Dundee West (Mr....

Private Hospital Treatment (25 May 1979)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: It is a great honour for me to have been able to address the House, however sparsely attended it may be, twice in one week. I wish to raise the question of private medicine, particularly in relation to the the National Health Service. It cannot be forgotten that my party won the last general election on a programme, endorsed by the people, of three freedoms—the right of people living in...

Private Hospital Treatment (25 May 1979)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: No. What we pay is a premium to protect ourselves against what may befall us. We insure our houses against being burnt down on the same principle. I hope that the Government will state firmly and clearly that they support the principle that we advanced in the election, that Nye Bevan put forward and that was put forward by a Select Committee, chaired, I believe, by the hon. Member for...

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

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

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

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

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

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Bearing in mind that we had the biggest plurality of votes—over 2 million—of this generation, we have the voters with us. Is the hon. Gentleman now asking for proportional representation? If so, I should be most interested to hear it.

Orders of the Day — WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY COUNCIL BILL [Lords] (28 Jun 1979)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. The hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Rooker), told you that he unreservedly accepted Mr. Speaker's ruling, which I, after only six weeks here, thought was the tradition of this House. The hon. Member then proceeds to abuse my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham Edgbaston (Mrs. Knight) and the standing of other hon. Members in this House,...

Orders of the Day — WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY COUNCIL BILL [Lords] (28 Jun 1979)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: He is taking a precious long time about it.

Regional Industrial Policy (17 Jul 1979)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Will my right hon. Friend accept the thanks of the city of Birmingham that at long last the IDC limits have been changed? The relaxation to 50,000 Sq. ft. will enable industry to expand on its own without any further Government money. Will my right hon. Friend welcome with me what Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds has recently done in a development area, where it is going to that area for its own...

Clause 16: United States Double Taxation Convention (18 Jul 1979)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: In Birmingham about 7,000 people are employed in the confectionery industry. When the economic policies of the Government have brought the country to prosperity, and when we are able to adjust taxation upon this area of the food industry, I hope that snack foods—which form a great part of people's expenditure, about £1,000 million of the total of £4,000 million that is spent upon...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Oil Prices (19 Jul 1979)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: I accept what my right hon. Friend says, but if the pound goes on as it is now, rather than being the equivalent of $1·80, which it would be without oil, is it not true that unless something is done to make the pound truly free there is a great danger that we shall become the greatest industrial cemetery in Europe?

Orders of the Day — Competition Bill (23 Jul 1979)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: Obviously, there are many of us who do not understand—

Regional Policy (24 Jul 1979)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: The hon. Member for Newton (Mr. Evans) asked for one shred of evidence. I can quote Cadbury-Schweppes in March 1977.

British Railways Board (Borrowing Powers) (25 Jul 1979)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: I support the order, but while so many people are keen on talking about the need for a Channel tunnel or bridge, I can never see the justification for such a project when hundreds of millions of pounds have been spent upon an excellent service which will get one over there on a much better schedule than British Rail will ever be able to put up. The question is whether we are going to spend...

British Railways Board (Borrowing Powers) (25 Jul 1979)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: It is obvious that British Rail sees me coming and decides that my trains are to be late. Figures are supposed not to be able to lie. The most important thing is to judge these matters for oneself. I have travelled on that service for many years, at least two or three times a week. Now it is often more frequently than that. The service has more often been late than not. I do not believe the...

Orders of the Day — COMPANIES BILL [Lords] (22 Oct 1979)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: It was giving everything away.

Orders of the Day — COMPANIES BILL [Lords] (22 Oct 1979)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: What happens to the shareholders?

Orders of the Day — COMPANIES BILL [Lords] (22 Oct 1979)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: The mistake that the right hon. and learned Gentleman is making is in not realising that in The Daily News case the company was giving all the assets away because it thought it the moral thing to do. The shareholders took the equally moral view that there should be something for them as they owned the company.

Exchange Controls (23 Oct 1979)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: May I thank the Chancellor of the Exchequer for a verbal reply to a written question that I have tabled for today and ask him his view on two things? First, manufacturing industry will welcome this relaxation. Secondly, when we had exchange control regulations the pound still dropped to 1·54 dollars during the Labour Party conference of that year. The pound will be kept firm by a realistic...

Orders of the Day — Competition Bill (23 Oct 1979)

Mr Anthony Beaumont-Dark: My right hon. Friend said nothing of the sort. One can listen only to so much of this rubbish. It is a complete travesty of what the Minister said. Where is the money to come from? The hon. Member for Aberdare (Mr. Evans) talks of prices, but how can we force people to produce if producing sends them bankrupt? That is typical of the rubbish which led to the downfall of the previous Labour...


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