Results 1561–1580 of 1622 for speaker:Miss Elaine Burton

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

Miss Elaine Burton: While regretting, obviously, that it has not been possible to arrange for parcels to be sent, may I ask my right hon. Friend whether he is aware how very much pleasure at the trouble that he and the other Service Ministers have taken will be felt by all relatives of serving men? I should like to thank him very much indeed.

Citizens' Advice Bureaux (22 Feb 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: In common with other hon. Members I lend my support to what has been said by the hon. Member for Twickenham (Mr. Keeling). I have had a good deal of experience of the National Council of Social Service and Citizens' Advice Bureaux. No one will dispute that they do a first-class job. I hope very much that the Government will feel able to withdraw the suggestion that this grant should be cut,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Women (Wage Rates) (20 Feb 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the Minister of Labour whether he will ask the unions and employers if, during the meetings which he has requested them to hold to consider the position of women in industry, they will discuss the application of the rate for the job in industry, particularly in view of the need for women recruits to help with the defence programme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Women (Wage Rates) (20 Feb 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: Is that answer a variation of the usual stone-walling tactic on this matter or may it be taken as a sign that we are at least to have this question considered?

Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces: Korea (14 Feb 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: If I were to put down a Question to my right hon. Friend for next Wednesday, would he be in a position to make a statement on the matter, because I think the country should know the excellent suggestion which has been put forward by the Government to help with the problem?

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service: Male Typists (Pay) (13 Feb 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: How does my right hon. Friend reconcile that principle with the principle already accepted by the Government that the rate for the job should be paid in these various services?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Equal Pay (Industry) (13 Feb 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how far, at his recent meeting with the special Economic Committee of the Trades Union Congress, he was able to discuss the principle of the rate for the job in industry, particularly in view of the need for women recruits to help with the defence programme.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Equal Pay (Industry) (13 Feb 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: May I ask my right hon. Friend if he will use such influence as he possesses to have this matter considered, in view of the number of women going into industry; or is it the intention of the Government that they should be regarded as cheap labour?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Works: Gas and Electric Fire Guards (6 Feb 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the Minister of Works whether he is now prepared to approach the trades concerned with a view to ensuring that all portable gas and electric fires are fitted with suitable guards.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Works: Gas and Electric Fire Guards (6 Feb 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: Knowing the Minister's regard for speedy action, might I ask him please to make use of it in this matter, because parents of young children are concerned about these accident guards?

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (5 Feb 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: I want to raise the question of high prices of fruit and vegetables at the weekend. This is not a new practice. It is one that I have observed over a good many years. It is noticed particularly by those of us who do our own shopping and go to the small shops to collect our vegetables, and particularly if we go on a Friday or a Saturday. We all realise that there is a much greater demand on a...

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (5 Feb 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: No, I have not got them for another year, but I am sure that if the shops feel they are being done an injustice, they will come back with the information. I do my own shopping, and I always avoid Fridays, because prices are up then whatever the month. The housewives, of their own volition, put comments on the bottom of the questionnaires. Two of them were particularly interesting. The first...

Coal Shortage (1 Feb 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: The brief time I have at my disposal I wish to devote in part to the Amendment put down by the Opposition and the major part to what I hope will be a constructive suggestion for the National Coal Board. The hon. Member for Mitcham (Mr. Carr), whether we agree with him or not, has tried to make constructive suggestions in this coal situation. I am sorry that the right hon. Member for...

Coal Shortage (1 Feb 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: Is this in answer to my question, may I ask?

Coal Shortage (1 Feb 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: I will, but the hon. Member should not think that I would make a statement without having all the facts. I can give a complete list of how the amount of the price of coal is made up. My statement was that by far the largest part goes in wages, holidays and pensions, and I asked if the Opposition objected. The hon. Member has given a long dissertation and avoided the point. Let us move on from...

Coal Shortage (1 Feb 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: I appreciate the knowledge of the hon. and gallant Member for East Grinstead (Colonel Clarke) which is considerably greater than mine, but I would refer him to the Reid Report, published before 1945 and before the election, which spoke of the state of the capital equipment in the mines and I would refer him to the far-reaching report, "Plan for Coal," published by the N.C.B., which plans for...

Coal Shortage (1 Feb 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: I certainly will. I do not know the extent of the knowledge of the hon. Gentleman, and after this I wilt leave the Opposition and get on to more pleasant topics. No one imagines that one can transform an industry within a few years. The Opposition made an effort a couple of years ago—we very nearly fell for it but I am very glad that we did not—to push us into the position of defending...

Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces: Air Parcels (Postage Rates) (31 Jan 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the Minister of Defence if, in view of the wide discrepancies in existence, he will initiate the principle of similar air parcel postage rates for all men and women in the Services, irrespective of where they may be stationed.

Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces: Air Parcels (Postage Rates) (31 Jan 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: While appreciating that at the moment we do not want to involve ourselves in a lot of additional expense, may I ask if my right hon. and learned Friend will consider including in this category the men stationed in Korea who are in what I might call a temporary garrison? Those in other stations are there permanently and it is, therefore, easier, in their case, to make arrangement for long-term...

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service: Equal Pay (Deputation) (23 Jan 1951)

Miss Elaine Burton: Can my right hon. Friend say whether, in view of the large number of women who will be called upon to help in the rearmament programme, it is not essential that the Government should reach a decision on this matter at an early date?


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