Results 1881–1900 of 2022 for speaker:Mr Eric Deakins

Orders of the Day — Public Expenditure (9 Dec 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: It is a pleasure to follow the speech of the hon. Member for Enfield, West (Mr. Parkinson) since he sought to give some advice on procedure to the Expenditure Committee, of which I happen to be a member. I am sure all of us who are on the Committee are grateful for any help and advice we can get from the 580-odd members who do not serve on the Committee. We have before us a large task and...

Orders of the Day — Public Expenditure (9 Dec 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: The hon. Gentleman is dealing with a very important point when he talks of the changing pattern of unemployment and demand. Is he aware that the position is even more serious than he has suggested in that whereas previously workers who were laid off retained their skills while unemployed and were taken on in the next phase of boom, the position today is rather different? Skilled workers are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: European Economic Community (7 Dec 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: Is it not a fact that food prices in the Community are going up and that this gives the lie to the confident prediction of the Government's Common Market White Paper that the gap between world food prices and those likely to be encountered in the Community was getting narrower?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: European Economic Community (7 Dec 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what measures he proposes to use to control the level of the United Kingdom pig population during any transitional period before European Economic Community membership.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: European Economic Community (7 Dec 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: Can the hon. Gentleman assure us that the flexible guarantee arrangements for pigs will continue unamended until such time as they can be replaced by equally effective safeguards as part of Community legislation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Beef (16 Nov 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: At the 1972 Review, will the hon. Gentleman be able to ensure that beef expansion comes more from the beef herd than from the dairy herd, with all the perils which might be incurred in the latter course?

Orders of the Day — European Communities (26 Oct 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: I apologise to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Edgbaston (Mrs. Knight) for being unable immediately to follow her in my remarks. I want to return later to the theme of Mauritius and the developing countries. I have never before spoken to such a distinguished audience in the House. The few speeches I make in the Chamber are usually made between midnight and 4 o'clock in the morning to about...

Orders of the Day — European Communities (25 Oct 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: Would not my hon. Friend extend the argument, to say, "Why should we turn our backs on our far more successful Social Democrat colleagues in Sweden?"

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: European Economic Community (19 Oct 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: What opportunities will there be for expansion in domestic sugar production after 1974, if we are to maintain our commitment to the Commonwealth sugar producers that we shall take much the same quantities?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: European Economic Community (20 Jul 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how United Kingdom farmers will now be recouped for annual cost increases in the event of United Kingdom membership of the European Economic Community following the conclusion of negotiations.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: European Economic Community (20 Jul 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: Is the hon. Gentleman aware of the great concern, at least on this side of the House, about the low level of farm wages in this country compared with other incomes? What remedy can the hon. Gentleman suggest if we are to adopt an agricultural policy which keeps farm prices unchanged for periods of up to four years or more while they are eroded by rising costs, which leads to a reduction in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: European Economic Community (20 Jul 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: Will the Minister be prepared to look sympathetically on any proposals made by the National Farmers Union in the United Kingdom for the extension of producer marketing boards to commodities to which they do not already apply?

Oral Answers to Questions — European Economic Community (20 Jul 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: asked the Prime Minister if he will make a Ministerial broadcast shortly before the final debate in Parliament on United Kingdom membership of the European Economic Community.

Oral Answers to Questions — European Economic Community (20 Jul 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: Would not such a broadcast be essential so that the Prime Minister can explain to the British people the omissions from the White Paper on entry into the E.E.C. and, in particular, why they should be provided with a mixture of hope and wishful thinking instead of the facts about the effects on the British economy which they need in order to be able to take a sensible decision on the issue?

Oral Answers to Questions — Austrian Federal Chancellor (Visit) (13 Jul 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: asked the Prime Minister if he will invite the Prime Minister of Austria to pay an official visit to the United Kingdom.

Oral Answers to Questions — Austrian Federal Chancellor (Visit) (13 Jul 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: Would not such a visit be apposite at present since the White Paper does not make any mention of the fact that when we made our application in 1967 we were going to support the interests of our E.F.T.A. partners, who did not seek full membership, and there is no sign in the White Paper that we are intent on doing this before we become members ourselves?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: European Economic Community (12 Jul 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what safeguards have been secured in the European Economic Community negotiations against any re-erection of trade barriers between the United Kingdom and those European Free Trade Association states not applying for European Economic Community membership.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Polytechnics (Expenditure on Books) (8 Jul 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much is spent on books annually for each student in polytechnics; and what is the comparable figure for universities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Polytechnics (Expenditure on Books) (8 Jul 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: Is it not disturbing that the Secretary of State has no figures for spending on books in one of the two main branches of higher education in this country? If such figures were available, would they not clearly show that the amount spent on books in polytechnics is very much less than the amount spent on books in universities? Would the right hon. Lady not agree that this is no way of...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: European Economic Community (6 Jul 1971)

Mr Eric Deakins: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has now made of the effect of the United Kingdom's revised contribution to the European Economic Community Budget on the balance of payments position at the end of any transitional period.


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