Results 1541–1560 of 1622 for speaker:Miss Elaine Burton

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

Miss Elaine Burton: I will give way in a moment, but I have not replied yet to the noble Lord.

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

Miss Elaine Burton: I am so sorry, Mr. Speaker. Might I inform the noble Lord, with reference to the Korean war, that we on this side of the House, to our sorrow, have a very full view of the faces of the Opposition—I say this quite deliberately—and that every time any increase in the cost of living or any increase in prices has been attributed by hon. Members on this side of the House to the international...

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

Miss Elaine Burton: I am sorry; I intend no disrespect. I did not fight in Gallipoli. But I really must say—I think I am in the recollection of the House—that it was the noble Lord who rose to interrupt me and not I who interrupted him. Now may I return to the subject of cheese? It seems to me, not being a lawyer, that there is a quite simple fact which the Opposition seem unable to grasp, and that is that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Fire Station, Coventry (19 Apr 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: May I press my hon. Friend—[Laughter]—verbally, of course, to consider if, in view of the fact that Coventry suffered so much during the war, and has since then played an outstanding part in the recovery of the country, an exception could be made in this case?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Wool (Price) (12 Apr 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the large increases in the price of wool and of woollen garments over the past 12 months, he will enable expectant mothers to be issued with vouchers entitling them to buy small quantities of baby wool at specially controlled prices.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Wool (Price) (12 Apr 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: If the prices of woollen garments do not come down, or if the price of wool goes up again, will my hon. Friend look at the matter once more, particularly as it has been the policy of the Government to see that there are fair shares of children's essential clothing and other things, so that our children are the finest in the world?

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Transferred Workers (Accommodation, Midlands) (10 Apr 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: As a great many men are brought in from outside to do defence work in a city such as Coventry will the Parliamentary Secretary ask his right hon. Friend to consult the Minister of Defence to see if priority can be given to such cities, as their industrial expansion over recent years has prevented them from catching up with their housing deficiencies of the past?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Goods (Price Marking) (5 Apr 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in fixing maximum prices for goods and materials, he will make regulations to ensure that all goods offered for sale bear price labels, and that the prices shown are clearly stated to be maximum and not minimum prices.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Goods (Price Marking) (5 Apr 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: Is my right hon. Friend aware that many housewives in Coventry have written to me stating that certain traders represent maximum prices as minimum prices, and, furthermore, that the Board of Trade fixes them and that they have to be charged? Would he, therefore, give publicity to the effect that these rulings are to prevent profiteering and not to encourage it?

Post Office Services (Increased Charges) (4 Apr 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: Has not my right hon. Friend inadvertently left the House under a misapprehension so far as private telephone calls are concerned? Were not the charges for these increased by 50 per cent. not long ago, and in addition to that there are surcharges, Would it be right for further additional charges to be put on the private subscriber?

Orders of the Day — Fruit and Vegetable Prices (3 Apr 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: The figure of £10 includes a retaining fee which has to be paid by the merchants to all their porters. To come to the question of the wholesaler, obviously the wholesaler anywhere has overheads. He has his rent in the market, which in London is quite considerable, he has a staff of clerks and he has the retainers to his porters. The grower sending his produce to London pays all the market...

Orders of the Day — Fruit and Vegetable Prices (3 Apr 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: I appreciate the hon. Gentleman's interest in Worcestershire, but I am afraid I do not know where these came from. I am trying, in this instance, to compare the actual difference in prices that the wholesalers received and the consumers had to pay. That is the point I am on in this matter. For sprouts, the wholesaler received 5s. 10½d. per 20 lb., and these were sold in the shops at 13s....

Orders of the Day — Fruit and Vegetable Prices (3 Apr 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: I have taken everything into account. There is this difference of 700 per cent. between the two extremes and I think it is too great. I am trying to find out where it goes. I think the House would agree it is too much. Every housewife, of every party and none knows that she pays an iniquitous price for vegetables in the shops. They should be brought down.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Public Corporations (Loans) (20 Mar 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: Would it not be fair to compare these loans with subsidies given to private enterprise industry before the war—such as steel—which also came from the taxpayers?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Stamp Duty (Evasion) (20 Mar 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware of the large-scale infringement of Stamp Duty incurred by firms not giving a properly stamped receipt as acknowledgment for the payment of £2 or more; and what action he proposes to take on the matter.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Stamp Duty (Evasion) (20 Mar 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: Is my right hon. Friend, to whose notice I have brought several similar examples which were sent to me from constituents in Coventry, aware that only 14 days ago I went to a large London store to buy a wireless set and received a receipt which was not stamped, and would my right hon. Friend therefore bring this statement of the position to the attention of firms throughout the country?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Trade Dispute, Coventry (Unemployment Benefit) (20 Mar 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: Is my right hon. Friend aware that deputations from these trade unions came to see me in Coventry on Saturday; that there is widespread distress because of this position; and that the true test of any Act is that it should work under difficult conditions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Elderly Persons (15 Mar 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the Minister of Labour if, in future discussions with the National Joint Advisory Council, he will recommend that all firms employing clerical labour should allow persons wishing to continue therein after reaching retirement age to do so, thereby releasing younger people for more strenuous work.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Elderly Persons (15 Mar 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: In thanking my right hon. Friend for that answer, may I ask him if he is aware that a good many women have written to me from Coventry expressing regret that they have to give up their work at 60 years of age when they would like to stay on, and so help the country at this difficult time?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Overseas Forces (Parcels and Remittances) (6 Mar 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the Secretary of State for War if he is now in a position to make a statement on the suggested bulk parcel scheme for the Forces overseas.


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