Results 1581–1600 of 1622 for speaker:Miss Elaine Burton

Playing Fields (15 Dec 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: I regret the unfortunate contretemps, but, at least, the matter which I propose to introduce is one which will be supported on all sides of the House, and, if we can forget the last three minutes, perhaps we can get on. In drawing the attention of the House to this question of additional playing fields accommodation, I should like to say that we are all agreed on the importance of this...

Playing Fields (15 Dec 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that intervention. When you can do anything well in athletics, you do it easily. The difficulty is that when you are learning it is very hard work. At the moment I am learning to skate and I am finding it very difficult. I think that, done well, the breast stroke is a very useful and easy stroke. There is nothing harder than to play games easily. Perhaps I may...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Consumer Advice Centre (7 Dec 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is now in a position to give further information concerning the establishment of a consumer advice centre.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Consumer Advice Centre (7 Dec 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: While noting that reply and realising that a considerable amount of work is involved, may I ask whether my right hon. Friend does not think that eight months is rather a long time for his Department to be working on the details of this proposal? Will he hasten matters a little?

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Troops, Korea (Christmas Parcels) (6 Dec 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: (by Private Notice)asked the Postmaster-General if. in view of the suspension of ordinary mail services to our Forces in North Korea, he will grant special rates by air mail for Christmas parcels from this country, such concessions to take effect immediately.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Troops, Korea (Christmas Parcels) (6 Dec 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: Does not the Minister honestly regard his reply as completely unsatisfactory? [HON. MEMBERS: "It is shocking."] With regard to the correctness of my statement, may I inform him that this information was given to my constituents by a post office in Coventry, the name of which I have given him? Is he aware that one of my constituents, who is the wife of a man serving in Korea, took a parcel...

Troops, Korea (Christmas Parcels) (6 Dec 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: I wish to thank my right hon. Friend for this action, and to tell him with how much appreciation this gesture will be received not only by Members in all parts of the House but by all those with relatives serving in Korea.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Local Government Staff (Equal Increments) (5 Dec 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give an estimate of the cost of granting equal increments for men and women employed in local government service.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Local Government Staff (Equal Increments) (5 Dec 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: While thanking my right hon. Friend for that answer, may I ask him whether, as presumably it is not economically advisable to grant equal pay at the moment, he will consider giving this increment as a token recognition of the Government's belief in the principle of equal pay?

Ballot for Notices of Motions: Playingfields (15 Nov 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: I beg to give notice that on Friday. 24th November, I shall call attention to the need for additional playingfield accommodation, and move a Resolution.

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Debate on the Address (2 Nov 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: It is with great regret that I say how sorry I am that there was no mention in the Gracious Speech of this question of equal pay. I say that there was no mention of it, because tonight I do not propose to ask the Government for the implementation of the rate for the job, but for something which I think they could give, which I think they should give and which I regret very much was not given...

British Transport Commission (18 Oct 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: I hope that the hon. Member for Londonderry (Sir R. Ross) will forgive me if I do not follow him in what he said, but I want to deal with one specific point—the question of consumer representation in so far as the Transport Commission is concerned. This is an entirely non-party question and one which has been concerning all of us in all quarters of the House. I think that any of us, whether...

Orders of the Day — Defence (Government Proposals) (13 Sep 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: I wish to raise a matter which has not previously emerged in the Debate either yesterday or today, a matter which I think is vital to Defence and which is entirely non-party. Yesterday, the day when both Houses of Parliament were called together, a telegram was received by Ministry of Labour officials in my constituency in Coventry. That telegram said: Reserve one £15 a week job. Arriving...

Consumers' Advice Centres (28 Jul 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: I am glad to have a chance of raising in the House the question of the establishment of consumers' advice centres in this country. I would like to do that for three reasons. First, it is entirely a nonparty affair; second, I believe that such establishments would be for the benefit of the community; third, they would enhance the standing of reputable manufacturers. Before going any further I...

Orders of the Day — Education, England and Wales (17 Jul 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: I wish to pay tribute to the work which is being done by the Ministry of Education, not because it happens to be part of a Labour Government, but because I believe that a first-class job of work has been done from 1945 up to the present. It is some little time—in 1935 to be exact—since I left the teaching profession, and before that, I taught for 11 years in what in the olden days we used...

Orders of the Day — House of Commons Kitchen Committee (7 Jul 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: I am quite sure that the right hon. and gallant Gentleman wishes to be fair, but I believe that what he said will give a most erroneous impression to the people of this country. He spoke about Members receiving the large salary of £1,000 a year. I have particularly in memory an excellent letter in "The Times," which was written by the hon. Gentleman the Member for Oxford (Mr. Hogg). Although...

Orders of the Day — House of Commons Kitchen Committee (7 Jul 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: I am very grateful to the right hon. and gallant Gentleman for giving way again. I understood him to say that Members of the House were in receipt of a salary of £1,000 a year and that they should be able to afford an additional expense to meet this deficit. My point is that hon. Members here do not receive £1,000 as a normal salary. What they actually get is a very small salary;...

National Film Finance Corporation (29 Jun 1950)

Miss Elaine Burton: Last week, in common with certain other hon. Members, I put my name down in support of an Amendment to the Finance Bill dealing with children's films. Arising out of the Report which we are now discussing, and out of the opening remarks of my right hon. Friend, I should like to say how very gratified many people on both sides of the House and outside the House will be at the words used by the...

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...


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