Results 121–140 of 1622 for speaker:Miss Elaine Burton

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing: Building Societies (Mortgages) (24 Feb 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: That sounds very agreeable. May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether that is anything different from what we had before? Is he aware that the building societies issued a statement recently which received great publicity, saying that a male guarantor would not be required and had not been required in the past? Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that that statement is flagrantly untrue? I say...

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing: Building Societies (Mortgages) (24 Feb 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs which societies, outside the Building Societies Association, are eligible to participate in the Government loan scheme of mortgage lendings; to what extent conditions applying to members of the Building Societies Association will be relevant in their case; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing: Building Societies (Mortgages) (24 Feb 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: Is the right hon. Gentleman prepared to say whether the Halifax Building Society will not be able to take part in this scheme because it does not belong to the Association? Is he aware that I asked this Question because I have had more complaints about the Halifax and its sex discrimination than about any other building society and that the complaints condemn the practice that it is carrying out?

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: School-leavers (18 Feb 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the Minister of Labour what steps have been taken further to encourage both sides of industry to get together on the question of juvenile employment; how far local apprenticeship committees are able to deal with the problem; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: School-leavers (18 Feb 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: Can the Parliamentary Secretary comment on the suggestion which was made last night by Mr. Jack Jones, of the Transport and General Workers' Union, to the effect that it would be useful if there were group apprenticeship schemes, to which the smaller employers might contribute some of the cost? Can he also comment on the the fact that Mr. Jones said that it was an entirely erroneous belief...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: School-leavers (18 Feb 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: I do not think I can accept that last statement of my hon. Friend.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Careers Festivals (18 Feb 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that a five-day Careers Festival was held recently in Coventry, aimed at giving senior children in Coventry schools an opportunity of learning about a wide range of occupations; and if he will make a statement concerning the steps which he is prepared to take to support and encourage such festivals.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Careers Festivals (18 Feb 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: Does not the Parliamentary Secretary think that this was very valuable, since not only were parents invited, but young entrants into industry also came and gave their impressions? Further, is he aware that groups of careers were taken together, and that sessions were devoted to groups of careers or those linked together? Does not he think that that is particularly valuable?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Greyhound Racing (5 Feb 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he is aware that the yield from the 10 per cent. totalisator tax from the Coventry Greyhound Stadium for the years 1956, 1957, and 1958 was £40,996, £37,904, and £34,781, respectively; and to what extent this decline is symptomatic of the general financial position of greyhound racing taxation; (2) whether he is aware that, at the Coventry...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Greyhound Racing (5 Feb 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that there seems to be no reason why the position should be worse in Coventry than elsewhere? Do I understand from his Answer that the financial position of greyhound racing throughout the country is not deteriorating? As I have two Questions on the Order Paper, Mr. Speaker, might I further ask whether the hon. Gentleman is aware of the widespread dissatisfaction...

Orders of the Day — Clause 1. — (Approval of Building Societies for Investment by Trustees and Government Loans.) (4 Feb 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: Yes, Sir Charles. I beg to move, in page 1, line 7, after "Where", to insert: the Minister is satisfied that a permanent building society does not discriminate between borrowers or prospective borrowers according to their sex and". On 12th November last, a statement appeared in The Times of which I wish to read two paragraphs, as they are both relevant to today's discussion—and I think...

Orders of the Day — Clause 1. — (Approval of Building Societies for Investment by Trustees and Government Loans.) (4 Feb 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for that statement. It does not get us a great deal further, of course. I think that I know the official views of the Association—I have read them—but the evidence I have to put forward does not exactly bear them out. If one accepts the statement contained in the letter of 10th December from the Secretary of the Building Societies Association, the words...

Orders of the Day — Clause 1. — (Approval of Building Societies for Investment by Trustees and Government Loans.) (4 Feb 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: I am glad that my right hon. and hon. Friends on the Opposition Front Bench have taken the line that they have, because I was not satisfied with the Minister's reply. I honestly believe that the Minister is anxious that there shall be no discrimination. I thought so when I saw him privately and I think so now. I will not go back over all this, but the statement quoted by the Minister on 4th...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Consumer Protection (29 Jan 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Advisory Council on Standards for Consumer Goods, sponsored by the British Standards Institution and in receipt of Government grant, has recommended the establishment of an independent national body representing every aspect of consumer interest; and if he will make a statement concerning the attitude of Her Majesty's...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Consumer Protection (29 Jan 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: That is a much more forthcoming Answer than I expected. Can the President of the Board of Trade give the House any idea as to when he may be able to make a further statement on the matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Consumer Protection (29 Jan 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the fact that deadlock has been reached between the British Standards Institution and manufacturers, following all reasonable negotiation, whether Her Majesty's Government will now consider legislation on a consumer standard.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Consumer Protection (29 Jan 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: But is the right hon. Gentleman aware that we raised the Shatter from this side of the House about four and a half years ago? Is he further aware that the last issue of Shoppers' Guide showed that more than one-third of the replies received to the questionnaire on children's shoes reflected dissatisfaction? Does not he think that something should be done speedily in the matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Consumer Protection (29 Jan 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I ask you if I would be in order in saying that the return showed that 37 per cent, were dissatisfied with children's shoes? I think that the Minister's statement really did not show that.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Advertisements (Merchandise Marks Act) (29 Jan 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the President of the Board of Trade on how many occasions, since January, 1955, his Department has been asked under the Merchandise Marks Act to substantiate claims made by firms in their advertisements.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Advertisements (Merchandise Marks Act) (29 Jan 1959)

Miss Elaine Burton: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that he is trying to get out of the very misleading Answer which he gave me last week, which was an attempt to answer a question that I did not ask? Obviously, a Government Department would never be asked to substantiate claims made by advertisers, but on this occasion does he not think that he should put the onus on the manufacturers in the matter of...


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