Results 1521–1540 of 1622 for speaker:Miss Elaine Burton

Bill Presented: Fruit and Vegetable Prices (11 May 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: Today, when the cost of living is so much in the minds of all of us, men and women alike, in this House and outside, I think we would all agree that anything that can be done to reduce that cost should be done. I believe that one of the most irritating things in that increased cost of living today is the ridiculously high prices which all of us have to pay for home grown fruits and...

Bill Presented: Fruit and Vegetable Prices (11 May 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: I will do my best. I hope that the hon. Member will be able to develop that theme if he has better information than I have. Recently, I went to Covent Garden and had an opportunity of seeing imported produce and produce from our own producers. There was no doubt at all about it, and I make this sweeping statement, that our produce does not compare with the imported produce either in grading...

Bill Presented: Fruit and Vegetable Prices (11 May 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: I do not disagree with what the hon. Member has been saying, but I would point out that the case I have been putting is that there is far too wide a gap between what the grower receives and what the consumer pays. I would hope that the hon. Gentleman agrees that it is too wide.

Bill Presented: Fruit and Vegetable Prices (11 May 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: The hon. Gentleman is on a very bad wicket in talking to housewives about the price of fish. At the moment it does not commend itself to them.

Bill Presented: Fruit and Vegetable Prices (11 May 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: I cannot let that pass. May I say in all politeness that perhaps the hon. Gentleman's wife is not a Member of this House and therefore has more time.

Oral Answers to Questions — West Africa: South Bank Exhibition (Catering Prices) (9 May 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: Is my right hon. Friend aware that on Friday I was asked 8d. for a very small banana?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (8 May 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: I am particularly glad to have caught your eye, Mr. Speaker, because I hope that the somewhat narrow point I wish to raise will commend itself to all parts of the House. The hon. Member for Bury and Radcliffe (Mr. W. Fletcher) will absolve me of discourtesy if I do not follow him particularly in view of the fact that that is usually most faithfully done by my hon. Friend the Member for...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (8 May 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: May I seek your guidance, Sir? Obviously, I did not want you to get up and say that to me. Before the debate I did seek guidance, which, I hope, was not less skilled than yours, on this matter and I was informed that on the Second Reading of the Finance Bill it was thought you would find it in order if I did not comment necessarily on the Clauses in the Bill but on an additional Clause which...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (8 May 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: With very great respect, Sir, may I make this further point? I was going to ask, with reference to the defence programme, that the Chancellor of the Exchequer should make a grant with regard to this particular matter, which does concern the defence programme. Would you allow me to continue on one of those lines?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (8 May 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: I would rather cross swords with anyone than with you, Sir. May I pursue my point on these lines? I wish to ask for a grant from the Treasury for this matter and it can only come from the Chancellor of the Exchequer. As the House will be aware the airmail postal service to the Forces overseas consists of varying rates which reflect great hardship on men in our Forces. I wish to ask the...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (8 May 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: I am extremely grateful to the Opposition and I hope very much that you will not have to rise again, Mr. Speaker, or I shall have to resume my seat. I am not only asking for increased expenditure, but also proposing some way by which the Chancellor might recoup himself at the same time. I hope, therefore, that I shall be in order if I illustrate the background of what I wish to ask by...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (8 May 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: May I, then, immediately explain what I want to ask the Chancellor to do? Would you, Sir, rule out further examples from our men overseas as to the effect of that? I wish to ask the Chancellor if he will make it possible for the air mail rates for parcels for our troops overseas to cost the same from this country wherever those men are stationed? To make it specific, I suggest that there...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (8 May 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: May I thank you, Sir, for having let me continue so long? I hope that the Chancellor will take note of what I, thanks to your patience, have tried to say tonight.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Insurance: Benefit Claims (7 May 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the Minister of National Insurance if, as the trade unions in Coventry have expressed strong opinions that the provisions of Section 13 (1) (a) and (b) of the National Insurance Act, 1946, cause hardship in many cases, she will reconsider her decision not to promote amending legislation.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Insurance: Benefit Claims (7 May 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: As my right hon. Friend was obviously misinformed when she gave that answer—because both the A.E.U. and the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions have made representations on this—may I ask whether she will receive a deputation so that we may enlighten her on the matter, particularly as last month at Brighton—I quote her words—she said, "Legislation, however good, can...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Insurance: Benefit Claims (7 May 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: Will my right hon. Friend reconsider her reply as the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions and the A.E.U. in Coventry have made representations to the T.U.C.? They are not misinformed and I am not discussing one particular case. Will my right hon. Friend therefore receive a deputation, so that we can discuss it?

Employment and Production (27 Apr 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: We all know that the noble Lord wishes to be fair in what he has said. I think, however, with respect to him, that he made a mistake when he was speaking about the reactions on this side of the House to Marshall Aid. We do not deny the help of Marshall Aid in averting unemployment, but we believe that Italy, Belgium and France, with Marshall Aid and Tory Governments, did not prevent...

Orders of the Day — Cheese Ration (25 Apr 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: Those of us who are not versed in the law are often amazed at the considerable time it takes those who are legally trained to go round and round a matter. I have tried very hard tonight to find out the reason for the Prayer which has been put down by the Opposition. In the past there were two reasons why the Opposition did not take their Prayers to a vote. The first was that they did not...

Orders of the Day — Cheese Ration (25 Apr 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: I know that I would rather have as the Minister of Food my right hon. Friend who is on the Treasury Bench than the former Minister who is quoted by the Opposition and who had the benefit of Lend-Lease during the war. [HON. MEMBERS: "What about the cheese?"] All right, I will stick to the cheese. I do not know whether the Opposition really have short memories or pretend that they have, but...

Orders of the Day — Cheese Ration (25 Apr 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: I was dealing with the noble Lord at the moment.


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