Results 1–20 of 1622 for speaker:Miss Elaine Burton

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Debate on the Address (8 Mar 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: When it was suggested that I should try to catch your eye this week, Mr. Speaker, I was asked if I knew that it was customary to request the forbearance of the House. I do. There is no new Member who could not but feel himself or herself inadequate on such an occasion, and I would ask not only for the forbearance of the House but would crave its indulgence for any errors I may make in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Pepper (Price) (13 Mar 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the Minister of Food if he is aware of the high price now being demanded for pepper; and whether he will now take steps to control it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Pepper (Price) (13 Mar 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: Would my right hon. Friend take steps, either through publicity or in some other way, to bring home to the people the fact that large amounts of pepper are being bought by concerns in this country, because I have had many complaints from constituents that they are unable to obtain supplies of pepper?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Consumer Advice Centre (30 Mar 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will now take steps to establish a consumer advice centre.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Consumer Advice Centre (30 Mar 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: May I thank the right hon. Gentleman for that answer, and say what satisfaction it will give both to housewives and to manufacturers of good goods.

Orders of the Day — Restaurant Cars (Non-Smokers) (3 Apr 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: It is obvious to me, as a very new Member of this House, bearing in mind the happenings of last week and the time at which this Adjournment Motion has been reached tonight, that anything can happen. When I came here today hon. Members much more senior than I greeted me with the cheerful news that the Adjournment might not be reached until about one or two o'clock tomorrow morning. I am glad...

Orders of the Day — Restaurant Cars (Non-Smokers) (3 Apr 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: I think the Minister was under a delusion in regard to one matter. I was not talking about new rolling stock but of the stock which exists at present and on which I travel. There is room in the small compartments which are part of the dining cars to put up non-smoking labels. I have only asked for such accommodation as is possible. I am much concerned with the tea meal, and I have never seen...

Budget Proposals and Economic Survey (24 Apr 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: In the short time available to me today I want to develop a point made by the right hon. Member for Saffron Walden (Mr. R. A. Butler) last week when he spoke about fundamentals. The right hon. Gentleman said: The duty of the Opposition, as we see it, is to awaken our country's attention to the fundamentals of our economic and financial position."—[OFFICIAL REPORT. 19th April, 1950; Vol....

Budget Proposals and Economic Survey (24 Apr 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: Yes, I will come to that, and I would make this point in passing. I think that hon. Members opposite, when they are talking about Government expenditure, quite overlook the fact that in Debate in this House in 1948 it was stated that the administrative costs of the National Health Services were 2.3 per cent. of the whole, and when that is compared with private industry or insurance, which...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Health Service: Nurses (Salaries) (4 May 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the Minister of Health if he is now in a position to announce the decision of the Industrial Court on the salaries of midwives and health visitors referred to the court for arbitration and discussed on 24th April last.

Orders of the Day — Dental Fees (Reduction) (15 May 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: Differently from my hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton, North-East (Mr. Baird), I probably speak for most hon. Members of this House irrespective of party in that I speak from the consumer end of the dentist's drill.

Orders of the Day — Dental Fees (Reduction) (15 May 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: No, Sir.

Orders of the Day — Dental Fees (Reduction) (15 May 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: May I thank you, Sir, and the House for the courtesy shown to a very ignorant new Member. I speak from the consumer end of the drill, rather differently from my hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton, North-East. I do not support his Prayer, but I think he has a case when he speaks about the cutting of all dentists' earnings. I am in the fortunate position of having a dentist who gives...

Petrol Rationing (19 May 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: I represent one of the greatest motoring cities in the country. I might perhaps be accused of bias if I said it was the greatest motoring city; but I think that hon. Members on both sides of the House would agree that it is one of the greatest in this country. It might therefore be assumed that I was taking my political life in my hands in coming here today to speak against the immediate...

Petrol Rationing (19 May 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: It probably escaped the Opposition—and if it did not, it makes the position even worse so far as they are concerned—that at that moment in Washington we were engaged in very delicate negotiations concerning the number of dollars, we were spending on petrol and oil consumption. It was more than we could afford and we felt it had to be cut. Presumably hon. Members opposite do read the...

Petrol Rationing (19 May 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: With all due respect to the right hon. Gentleman, I should like to say that, at the time, it seemed to me utter and complete nonsense, but I did not know that I should have the chance of saying so in this House.

Petrol Rationing (19 May 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: I thought I should not get away with that, Mr. Deputy-Speaker. Before the war Conservative Governments did nothing at all to encourage the refining of oil in Britain. They left the refineries to be built in foreign territories. That is not party propaganda. That is an honest-to-goodness fact. It is the Labour Government who have encouraged the home refinery programme and given it high...

Clause 20. — (Surtax to Be Charged on Consideration for Certain Restrictive Covenants, etc.) (19 Jun 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: I am happy to catch your eye, Sir Charles, because, as most of us in this Committee and outside are aware, this Clause has arisen in connection mainly with payments made to two men. One of those men, Sir John Black, lives in my constituency and has also his largest factory there. I have, therefore, had some chance of finding out public opinion on this matter. The other point I should like to...

Clause 20. — (Surtax to Be Charged on Consideration for Certain Restrictive Covenants, etc.) (19 Jun 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: I shall come to that in a minute. [Laughter.] It does not matter; I am going on. I am sorry; I am not a lawyer, but on this matter I do not believe that it is right to buy the freedom of action of anybody, and I am not going to deviate from that. I should like to come to the question of the deterrent to enterprise, or the moral effect, or the effect on the country. I have said that the...

Clause 20. — (Surtax to Be Charged on Consideration for Certain Restrictive Covenants, etc.) (19 Jun 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: I certainly wish to be fair, but I believe that the quotations are a condemnation of the principle which I am discussing. We now come to the question of the legal angle. During this week-end, when I realised that I would try to catch your eye today, Sir Charles, I read through the speeches made in Thursday's Debate. Although the House is always very lenient, I wondered whether I would dare...


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