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Concorde Aircraft (Test Routes) (17 Feb 1970)

Mr Peter Bessell: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, although the proposed route passes very close to if not actually over my constituency, I share his view that we should not pass advance judgment on the noise level or any other interference? Will he say whether, under the procedure for compensation, he will ensure that, if necessary, claims will be referred to an impartial authority?

Orders of the Day — Motor Industry (11 Feb 1970)

Mr Peter Bessell: Would not the hon. Gentleman agree that the main reason for the substantial increase in Japanese motor production has been the considerable Government assistance being given to the industry there, which is on a scale unparalleled anywhere in the world?

Orders of the Day — Motor Industry (11 Feb 1970)

Mr Peter Bessell: We have just heard an extremely balanced, informative and invaluable speech from the hon. Member for Coventry, North (Mr. Edelman). I do not think that there is much in the arguments he advanced which any fair minded hon. Member could disagree with. In listening to the speech of the Minister of Technology, I was disappointed in that, while he was able to present a number of interesting...

Orders of the Day — Motor Industry (11 Feb 1970)

Mr Peter Bessell: I accept the point. I purposely omitted the name of Ford from the overseas manufacturers whose subsidiaries I listed. But, while accepting that Ford has made this switch, and while also regretting it, I have no doubt, as I am sure the hon. Gentleman the Member for Barrow-in-Furness (Mr. Booth) has no doubt, that the Ford Motor Company of Great Britain has made a major contribution to our...

Orders of the Day — Motor Industry (11 Feb 1970)

Mr Peter Bessell: I accept that there is considerable investment by British manufacturers in E.E.C. countries, but I suspect that the reason is that they fear the competition I have mentioned. They fear that the British industry will not be able to compete with the manufacturers already in the E.E.C. countries unless they are there themselves. The hon. Member has unwittingly supported my argument. I should...

Orders of the Day — Motor Industry (11 Feb 1970)

Mr Peter Bessell: The hon. Member is not correct. I am sorry to have to say that, because I have great respect for him. If he had studied, as I have studied constantly for 15 years, the record of three major British manufacturers in the United States, he would have discovered—

Orders of the Day — Motor Industry (11 Feb 1970)

Mr Peter Bessell: It could be so in Europe. I accept what the hon. Gentleman says in respect of Europe. I was referring to the United States, where the record until the last three or four years has been deplorable, and it has undoubtely hindered the export programme.

Orders of the Day — Motor Industry (11 Feb 1970)

Mr Peter Bessell: I see that the hon. Gentleman and I now agree. He was referring to Europe and I was thinking of the United States market. I cannot underline strongly enough the comment of other hon. Members that it is essential that when the Budget is presented the Chancellor makes a reduction in the absurdly high rate of the down payment on motor cars. I appreciate why these restrictions were imposed. I...

Orders of the Day — Motor Industry (11 Feb 1970)

Mr Peter Bessell: The hon. Member is making an important point. The dispute in Vauxhall's this last year is of particular significance and supports his argument, because the previous history of Vauxhall has been disappointing when related to that of other motor manufacturers.

Orders of the Day — Goods Vehicles (Drivers' Hours) (11 Feb 1970)

Mr Peter Bessell: This debate is necessarily a narrow one and must be confined to the Order. I will not speak at any length upon it, except to join with the hon. Member for Truro (Mr. Geoffrey Wilson) in expressing the hope that, because of the complexity of the details of the Order and the relevant regulations, some degree of leniency will be shown to drivers and transport managers in the early stages of...

Orders of the Day — Goods Vehicles (Drivers' Hours) (11 Feb 1970)

Mr Peter Bessell: The hon. Gentleman has raised an important point. For example, I wonder what would be the situation of a commercial traveller, acting for a cloth factory, carrying bunches of cuttings or bales of cloth. Would bales of cloth be treated as articles for the purpose of soliciting orders or would they be articles for sale?

Orders of the Day — Goods Vehicles (Drivers' Hours) (11 Feb 1970)

Mr Peter Bessell: Could the Minister answer the point which I made in my intervention in the speech of the hon. Member for Glasgow, Cathcart (Mr. Edward M. Taylor)? Would a commercial traveller, working for a woollen factory and carrying bales of cloth, which might be for sale or might be samples, offend against the Order if those bales were sold and not merely samples? It is difficult to distinguish between...

CALDERDALE WATER BILL (By Order) (29 Jan 1970)

Mr Peter Bessell: The right hon. Gentleman the Member for Sowerby (Mr. Houghton), in his magnificent exposicion in opposition to the Bill, referred to it as being "more than a constituency matter". I am glad he used that phrase. He might have added that it is more than a party matter. It affects the whole country and, as the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Thirsk and Malton (Mr. Turton) has said, it...

Enriched Uranium (Tripartite Agreement) (19 Dec 1969)

Mr Peter Bessell: In welcoming the right hon. Gentleman's statement, I should like to be associated with the remarks he made in paying tribute to yourself, Mr. Speaker. Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that my hon. and right hon. Friends welcome his statement? Can be assist us by indicating the likely time scale for the construction of the centrifuge plant, and also say what opportunity there will be for...

British Council of the European Movement (19 Dec 1969)

Mr Peter Bessell: Is it a fact that the Council and the other organitions are, if we put it bluntly, really nothing more or less than propaganda organisations to get Britain into Europe?

British Council of the European Movement (19 Dec 1969)

Mr Peter Bessell: Who were they?

British Council of the European Movement (19 Dec 1969)

Mr Peter Bessell: Mr. Bessell rose—

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: International Companies (U. K. Operations) (18 Dec 1969)

Mr Peter Bessell: In view of Questions which are being asked, including the present one, which seems to be directed against American interests, may I put it to the Prime Minister that a large number of American companies employ a considerable amount of labour in Britain, to the benefit of the economy generally?

Orders of the Day — Ports Bill (18 Dec 1969)

Mr Peter Bessell: Does the hon. Gentleman recall also that the South West Economic Planning Council specifically recommended that the Port-bury scheme be proceeded with, yet the Government, who had set up the plan- ning council, refused to accept that recommendation?

Orders of the Day — Ports Bill (18 Dec 1969)

Mr Peter Bessell: Mr. Bessell rose—


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