Results 1–20 of 205 for speaker:Mr Norman Bower

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Income Tax (30 Jan 1951)

Mr Norman Bower: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that personal remuneration made to nonprofessional stockholders' representatives for their services in connection with the transfer of the electricity companies to the British Electricity Authority has been held to be subject to tax; and if, in view of the fact that they were casual payments of a non-recurring nature, he will reconsider...

Foreign Affairs (30 Nov 1950)

Mr Norman Bower: I was very interested in what the hon. Member for Attercliffe (Mr. J. Hynd) said on the subject of China and her motives for launching this attack, and I found myself in almost complete agreement with what he said about the possibility of arriving at a settlement with China provided the situation is well and wisely handled. I shall have a word or two more to say about that in a moment, but,...

Foreign Affairs (30 Nov 1950)

Mr Norman Bower: As I understand it, any country which wants to be admitted to the United Nations must accept the Charter, and I understand the Peking Government has expressed a desire to be admitted. Therefore, presumably they would accept the Charter. Certainly no nation that would not accept the Charter could be a member. Finally, I think it extremely likely that Russia, despite her protestations, does...

Oral Answers to Questions — Festival of Britain (Licensing Hours) (19 Oct 1950)

Mr Norman Bower: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, with a view to reducing intoxication caused by drinking against time, he will introduce legislation to remove all restrictions on the sale of alcoholic refreshments during the period of the Festival of Britain.

Oral Answers to Questions — Festival of Britain (Licensing Hours) (19 Oct 1950)

Mr Norman Bower: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the temptation to put another one down before closing time is one of the most potent causes of intoxication, and that in countries where no such restrictions exist there is much less drunkenness than in this country?

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Great Powers (Consultations) (17 Oct 1950)

Mr Norman Bower: asked the Prime Minister if he will now take the initiative in proposing a meeting between President Truman, Marshal Stalin and himself, with a view to bringing about an improvement in the relations between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the West.

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Great Powers (Consultations) (17 Oct 1950)

Mr Norman Bower: Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that, in the opinion of many people, a personal meeting at this stage, such as is suggested in this Question, might have a very beneficial effect, even if the agenda were not carefully prepared and no concrete results emerged.

Ballot for Notices of Motion: Industrial Coal (Price) (24 May 1950)

Mr Norman Bower: I beg to give notice that on Friday, 16th June, I shall call attention to the effects of the high price of coal on industrial costs and move a resolution.

Oral Answers to Questions — India: Ex-Officials (Compensation) (18 May 1950)

Mr Norman Bower: asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations if he is aware of the hardship caused to British subjects who were members of the non-Secretary of State services in India and resigned their appointments on the transfer of power owing to the change in their conditions of service by reason of the fact that they have been granted no compensation for the loss of their careers; and if he...

Oral Answers to Questions — India: Ex-Officials (Compensation) (18 May 1950)

Mr Norman Bower: Is the Minister aware that the only reason why some of these officers resigned was because their conditions of service did undergo a serious deterioration following the transfer of power; and if that is so, ought they not to be compensated on the same basis as members of the Secretary of State services?

Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces: Service Men's Children (Schools) (17 May 1950)

Mr Norman Bower: asked the Minister of Defence if he has now completed his consultations as to how some financial assistance might be given to Service men who are continually on the move and whose children it is therefore desirable to send to boarding schools and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Advertisement Hoarding, Pinner (18 Apr 1950)

Mr Norman Bower: asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning if he is aware that both the Middlesex County Council and the Harrow Urban District Council have unanimously protested against permission being granted for the erection of an advertisement hoarding at the corner of Bridge Street and Chapel Lane, Pinner, on the grounds that it constitutes both an eyesore and a danger to traffic; why he has...

Oral Answers to Questions — Aliens: Naturalisation (16 Mar 1950)

Mr Norman Bower: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in future, he will publish the names of sponsors of candidates for naturalisation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Aliens: Crimes of Violence (9 Mar 1950)

Mr Norman Bower: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of the present wave of robberies with violence, he will take steps to reintroduce flogging as a punishment for this type of crime.

Oral Answers to Questions — Aliens: Crimes of Violence (9 Mar 1950)

Mr Norman Bower: Can the Home Secretary say why, if flogging is not considered to be a deterrent, it is still retained in prisons for attacks on wardens?

Hornchurch (Borough Status) (8 Dec 1949)

Mr Norman Bower: I do not wish to switch the limelight from Hornchurch, but I can support the hon. Gentleman the Member for Hornchurch (Mr. Bing) in the eloquent and enterprising plea he made on behalf of his constituency. However, I want to say a word or two on behalf of Harrow, which I represent together with the hon. Member for East Harrow (Mr. Skinnard). If possessing a famous cricket team is a reason for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Driving Licences (Groups of Vehicles) (24 Oct 1949)

Mr Norman Bower: asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the holder of a substantive licence to drive any group or groups of motor vehicles is compelled to take out a new licence on becoming qualified to drive an additional group, thus involving himself in some financial loss; and if he will take steps to change this procedure and allow a codicil to be added to the existing licence to cover the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Driving Licences (Groups of Vehicles) (24 Oct 1949)

Mr Norman Bower: Can the Minister say whether there is any likelihood of introducing legislation to deal with this grievance at a reasonably early date?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply: Nationalised Industries (Motor Cars) (24 Oct 1949)

Mr Norman Bower: asked the Minister of Supply (1) whether officials of nationalised industries are permitted to buy their cars through the official pool without payment of Purchase Tax; (2) what has been the total expenditure in the years 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949 to the nearest convenient date on motor cars for Government Departments and nationalised industries.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Miners and Railwaymen (Concessions) (18 Oct 1949)

Mr Norman Bower: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can give any estimate of the amount of tax lost to the revenue in a year through the free distribution of coal to miners by the National Coal Board and the provision of free travel facilities to railway employees by British Railways.


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