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Clause 28. — (Transactions Designed to Avoid Liability to the Profits Tax.) (11 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: But that is the whole point. If the Clause stands part of the Bill my hon. Friend will no longer be all right. That is the whole point of our opposition to this Clause. If the Clause stands part of the Bill my hon. Friend will be unable to do the same in the future.

Clause 28. — (Transactions Designed to Avoid Liability to the Profits Tax.) (11 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: I confess that I felt a mild alarm when I discovered that in the nineteenth hour of our deliberations we were entering such difficult legal waters as those through which we have just been navigating and it was, therefore, comforting to see piling up behind the right hon. and learned Gentleman some of the legal luminaries of his party, especially the hon. and learned Member for Islington,...

Clause 28. — (Transactions Designed to Avoid Liability to the Profits Tax.) (11 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: We are, alas, a very long way from that. When the hon. Gentleman has been in the House a little longer he will know that the annual prize-giving comes on the occasion of the Third Reading, and his interventions have not yet qualified him for a prize. If I may say so, he has still time to restore the position and to earn a few good marks, for he has all today. I thought he should have spoken...

Clause 28. — (Transactions Designed to Avoid Liability to the Profits Tax.) (11 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: I listened with close attention to the Attorney-General and I welcome his conciliatory tone, but I trust that he will not take it amiss if I indicate what I believe to be the flaw in the argument he used a few minutes ago. My hon. and learned Friend the Member for Chertsey (Mr. Heald) gave the Committee an almost uncanny prognosis of the workings of the mind of the Attorney-General when he...

Clause 28. — (Transactions Designed to Avoid Liability to the Profits Tax.) (11 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: The Attorney-General battles bravely on while the Leader of the House is sunk in slothful slumber—[Interruption.]—my hon. Friends are not responsible for refusing to report Progress, keeping everybody up and then setting the Committee a lamentable example. I regard the last reply of the Attorney-General as somewhat unconvincing. I feel that the Solicitor-General, whom I should like to...

Clause 28. — (Transactions Designed to Avoid Liability to the Profits Tax.) (11 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: That just shows how careful we should be in the exercise of our duties here. Here is a Parliamentary private secretary, in his second re-incarnation in that office, telling us that none of his Ministers on the Treasury bench would think of the situation in Teheran, or the consequences of rash speeches.

Clause 28. — (Transactions Designed to Avoid Liability to the Profits Tax.) (11 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: No, I would not say that. My right hon. Friend suggests that this is a result of over consumption of lemonade. That is a gross exaggeration. I am sure the hon. Gentleman does not drink sparkling waters, alcoholic or otherwise. Was not the right hon. and learned Gentleman giving us an abstract example which might lead us into difficulties? I thought so. It does seem to me that this is the...

Clause 28. — (Transactions Designed to Avoid Liability to the Profits Tax.) (11 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: Would not my hon. Friend be in order to move to report Progress and ask leave to sit again in order to find out the intentions of the Leader of the House concerning the Adjournment which would normally have taken place?

Clause 30. — (Government Securities Exempt from Taxation while in Foreign Ownership.) (11 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: If we could have a brief explanation of this Clause, which is somewhat difficult to follow, it would help the Committee. I realise that the learned Attorney-General is at the moment resting, but perhaps the Chancellor of the Exchequer or the Financial Secretary could explain its purport. I understand that certain securities escape Death Duty if the person who owns them is not domiciled or...

Oral Answers to Questions — London Docks (Ships' Clerks' Strike) (7 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: Has the right hon. Gentleman any information about the number of ships affected today?

Clause 15. — (Alterations in Personal Reliefs, etc.) (7 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: I apologise for interrupting the hon. Member, but we on this side of the Committee are anxious to follow his argument. Does that figure of 2,800,000 consist only of those who are in employment, or does it include old age pensioners?

Clause 15. — (Alterations in Personal Reliefs, etc.) (7 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: The disappointment caused by the remarks of the Financial Secretary will, I am certain, not be confined to this side of the Committee. I thought that when my hon. Friend the Member for Runcorn (Mr. Vosper) moved his Amendment—and may I say how honoured we who sit on the back benches are to have this temporary ascent from Olympus, in a brief respite from his normal task of flagellation—he...

Clause 15. — (Alterations in Personal Reliefs, etc.) (7 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: I intend to give my reason for saying that. There was a time when he used to deliver a series of soothing broadcasts entitled "Can I Help You?" It is only when he returns to his political capacity as a Socialist Member of Parliament that, like Pharaoh, he hardens his heart whenever there is any suggestion of relief to taxpayers in any category. None the less, I submit that there is a very...

Clause 15. — (Alterations in Personal Reliefs, etc.) (7 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: The hon. Gentleman shakes his head. But it will take more than such oscillations to convince me. After all, statistics are available, and I have a good mind to put down a Question to the Minister of Health on the subject of whether there has been a sharp rise in the birth rate between the ages of 60 and 70. That shows the length to which the Treasury have to go in the year 1951 in order to be...

Clause 15. — (Alterations in Personal Reliefs, etc.) (7 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: The hon. Member is wrong. I know he is an expert on various foreign countries, but I am not prepared to listen to him on this particular subject. I happen to know a good deal about it. When we come to tooth brushes I shall listen to the hon. Member with the closest attention, but not on the yield or capital value of Government securities which, in fact, have fallen sharply since the palmy...

Clause 15. — (Alterations in Personal Reliefs, etc.) (7 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Burton (Mr. Colegate). Those who go out of the Fighting Services are in a stronger position, because they generally come out, say, from the Navy—and I am talking of those on the lower deck—in the forties, where they will fall within the definition of the Financial Secretary with regard to reproduction, and are able to supplement their Service...

Clause 15. — (Alterations in Personal Reliefs, etc.): Clause 16. — (Suspension of Initial Allowances.) (7 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: Might I, with great respect, put another consideration to the right hon. Gentleman? We are about to enter upon that part of the Bill which deals with initial allowances for shipbuilding—in which the Government have an Amendment of their own—a matter which vitally affects both the general public and our constituents, who are entitled to know what steps are being taken to stimulate our...

Clause 15. — (Alterations in Personal Reliefs, etc.): Clause 16. — (Suspension of Initial Allowances.) (7 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: I feel that the Committee as a whole are grateful to the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Selkirk (Mr. Macdonald) for initiating this extremely valuable and interesting debate, which at one time or another looked as if it might develop on perhaps a wider front than the hon. Member intended. For instance, the hon. Member for Gloucestershire, South (Mr. Crosland), who happens to be my Parliamentary...

Clause 15. — (Alterations in Personal Reliefs, etc.): Clause 16. — (Suspension of Initial Allowances.) (7 Jun 1951)

Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: I think that is what I understood the hon. Gentleman to say. It is therefore a sorry day, because that is precisely what the Economic Secretary has done in his remarks. I frankly was disappointed, following the speech of my hon. Friend the Member for Chichester (Mr. Joynson-Hicks), when the debate took a course which denied us from hearing the Minister of Agriculture, because when the right...


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