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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 May 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: Does my right hon. Friend agree that failure to deliver goods on time causes unemployment? Can she think of any occasion on which Labour Members have done anything to stop strikes that have caused goods not to be delivered?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Relief for Interest (11 May 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: It was interesting to listen to the speech of the hon. Member for Walsall, North (Mr. Winnick). This is probably the last opportunity I shall have of speaking in the Chamber. The hon. Gentleman has always shown envy when he has spoken. He excelled himself in the speech he has just made. I have never listened to a speech which has shown more clearly how stupid the Opposition are. The hon....

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Relief for Interest (11 May 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: One thing that I bear in mind is that those who own their own homes pay rates and it is out of those rates that council houses are subsidised. I hope the hon. Gentleman will give me the credit of knowing a little about council house building and about the building industry. Before council houses were put up for sale, some people bought their own homes to get out of council houses. The first...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Relief for Interest (11 May 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: I do not know which of the hon. Gentleman's questions you will allow me to reply to, Mr. Weatherill; I should like to take most of the afternoon on them because they give food for thought. One reason why council rents have gone up has been the high cost of maintenance. Another is that wages in the building industry have gone up in even greater proportion to council rents. The hon. Gentleman...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Relief for Interest (11 May 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: That is the most remarkable comment that I have heard from the hon. Gentleman. I make no secret of the fact that I have always considered the hon. Gentleman to have a high intelligence, particularly in tax matters. Does he not realise that we are talking about a difference of £5,000?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Relief for Interest (11 May 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: The answer is perfectly simple. When the £60 million is related to reality we are talking about £120 a house. If we can release £120 in taxation somebody will buy a house that is worth £35,000 and in that way we are creating more employment.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Relief for Interest (11 May 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: The private industry will build council houses, but in the process the public sector is spending the total price of a council house. In the private sector private finance is introduced. There is no mystery about that. The hon. Gentleman made the point that this measure does not necessarily apply to new construction. I am glad that he did so because it is a point that I had not thought of. He...

National Heritage Bill [Lords]: The Commission: Amendments (5 May 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: As a keen gardener, I am interested in the clause and should like clarification of amendment No. 95. The clause says that the commission may accept a gift and refers to a charitable trust. A number of people may be considering making such a gift. If it is not a charitable trust, how will that affect the transfer of funds at cost rather than at valuation? That could, it seems, affect the...

Orders of the Day — Mobile Homes Bill [Lords]: Agreements Under Act (5 May 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State on not agreeing to alter the name of the Bill. If it were called the Park Homes Bill, anybody calling his house Park house would be caught by the Bill, so it would be necessary to put in the Bill the definition that a park home was a mobile home.

Orders of the Day — Mobile Homes Bill [Lords]: Particulars of Agreements (5 May 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: I always respect the views of my hon. Friend the Member for Bury St. Edmunds (Mr. Griffiths) but I was confused by his remarks about implied legislation when he directed his attention to implied contracts. It seems that the effect of his implied contracts would be exactly the same as implied legislation. There are a number of caravan parks in the area which I represent and there is a general...

Police and Criminal Evidence Bill: New Clause 8 (3 May 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: rose—

Police and Criminal Evidence Bill: New Clause 8 (3 May 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: What happens when a carpenter writes in a woodwork journal and becomes a journalist?

Local Government and Community Services (26 Apr 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: rose—

Local Government and Community Services (26 Apr 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: rose—

Clause 12: Charge of Income Tax For1983–84 (25 Apr 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: I assure the right hon. Gentleman that I did not go to America to learn about the tax system there. I paid United States tax for a number of years. One of the right hon. Gentleman's hon. Friends talked about this Conservative Government giving money to the rich. I was pointing out that the Socialist Government gave the highest priority to taxation but, instead of giving money to the rich,...

Clause 12: Charge of Income Tax For1983–84 (25 Apr 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: I cannot see what the remarks of the hon. Gentleman have to do with the amendment, but, as the Chair has allowed them, I hope I may be permitted to intervene. The hon. Member for Fife, Central (Mr. Hamilton) and his hon. Friend the Member for Workington (Mr. Campbell-Savours) were in the United States with me a fortnight ago. During our visit we compared the top rates of taxation there and...

System-built Housing (24 Mar 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: I wish that I could follow the hon. Member for Manchester. Central (Mr. Litherland) in his detailed analysis of these regrettable flats in Manchester. However, as I do not possess a detailed knowledge of the matter, I cannot pursue his remarks. The hon. Gentleman mentioned the name of Bison. My mind turns immediately to the Bison floor, a concrete floor that has enjoyed a tremendous...

System-built Housing (24 Mar 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: I am talking about 1944. Nye Bevan was responsible for housing. That is a matter of fact. I may have made a mistake about the Ministry. I was under the impression that at that time he was Minister of Health. I had many interviews with Nye Bevan. It is immaterial. We are not discussing who was Minister of Health. We are discussing how the housing problem was tackled. The war was coming to an...

Orders of the Day — Housing and Building Control Bill: Final Certificates (23 Mar 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: I hope that my hon. Friend the Minister will resist the amendment. In theory, it is extraordinarily good, but in practice it is unbelievably unrealistic. Is the hon. Member for Edmonton (Mr. Graham) suggesting that for every house built on an estate of 1,000 houses there should be 1,000 plans deposited with the local authority? The hon. Gentleman says that he wants to know what is in a...

Orders of the Day — Housing and Building Control Bill: Final Certificates (23 Mar 1983)

Sir Albert Costain: Has the hon. Gentleman ever seen a plan that shows a clay area? Has he ever seen a plan deposited with a local authority that gives such information?


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