Results 301–320 of 4852 for speaker:Mr Tom Driberg

Orders of the Day — Defence (Navy) Estimates, 1969–70, Vote A (10 Mar 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: Does what my hon. Friend has just said mean that the Latey proposal is still under consideration for an option at 18 for the 15-year-old entrants?

Orders of the Day — Defence (Navy) Estimates, 1969–70, Vote A (10 Mar 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: I am glad that at least the hon. Member for Gosport and Fareham (Dr. Bennett) brought us down or up or along from the consideration of broad strategy, weapons strategy and the Prime Minister's famous speech to the welfare and pay of the men in the Services because, as I see it, that is one of the most important concerns which we in this House ought to have on this occasion. Although he is not...

Orders of the Day — Defence (Navy) Estimates, 1969–70, Vote A (10 Mar 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: If life in the Navy is as attractive and stimulating as many sailors no doubt find it and as the Under-Secretary says it is, I do not see why there would be a rush to get out. On this, there are two other questions I wish to raise with my right hon. Friend and to which I hope to receive a satisfactory reply. First, why is this insistence on men serving their full time not necessary in the...

Orders of the Day — Defence (Navy) Estimates, 1969–70, Vote A (10 Mar 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: I said that I knew nothing about this man. I will only say that he seemed to give my constituent a somewhat perfunctory interview. When my constituent was taken for that interview with the naval psychiatrist he was escorted in handcuffs, which would seem an inauspicious prelude to a confidential psychiatric interview. Handcuffs rarely help to relax the mind. He then served his three months...

Orders of the Day — Defence (Navy) Estimates, 1969–70, Vote A (10 Mar 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: No, I cannot agree, because I have no evidence of it. If I were to give a totally balanced picture to the House I would have to seek out a lot of evidence from constituents which I have not got, and then it would probably take me 34 minutes, which is the length of time taken by one hon. Gentleman opposite, and I want to finish quickly now. I do not wish to be discourteous to the hon. and...

Second Reading Committee: Redundant Churches and Other Religious Buildings BDLL (26 Feb 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: Is the notice provided when a building is declared redundant similar to the notice which is put up when there is a vacancy in a parish, an interregnum between two vicars? That is a very obscure and official notice in quite small print on the door of the church. One would wish for a notice to be put up well outside the church itself, perhaps at the entrance to the graveyard, which could be...

Second Reading Committee: Redundant Churches and Other Religious Buildings BDLL (26 Feb 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: The Saxon church in my own parish in Essex was for many centuries used as a barn. It is a fact, perhaps a curious fact, that the Soviet Government have been extremely scrupulous, not out of respect for the Christian religion, perhaps, in preserving churches of great antiquity and beauty and make far more generous grants than any British Government have ever been able to do.

Second Reading Committee: Redundant Churches and Other Religious Buildings BDLL (26 Feb 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: There is one qualification to what the hon. Member for Bristol, West (Mr. Robert Cooke) has just said. When the National Trust applies for grants through the Historic Buildings Council it normally gets a 100 per cent. grant for repairs and major maintenance, and an endowment in advance might not have to be of such proportions as it would be for some other buildings.

Second Reading Committee: Redundant Churches and Other Religious Buildings BDLL (26 Feb 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: There is one rather curious point of which my hon. Friend is, I am sure, aware. As a member of the Historic Buildings Council I know that we quite often recommend—and we can only recommend—to the Minister that grants should be made to buildings which are in ecclesiastical use, not churches themselves but deaneries, such as the Deanery of Ripon, parsonage houses and various other such...

Oral Answers to Questions — Tate Gallery (20 Feb 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the public interest in the future of the Tate Gallery, he will seek to co-ordinate the departmental interests of the Minister of Housing and Local Government and of Public Building and Works, the Secretary of State for Defence, and the Secretary of State for Education and Science so that, in consultation with the other interested parties, they may...

Oral Answers to Questions — Tate Gallery (20 Feb 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: Can the Prime Minister say whether the inter-departmental meeting, which is reported to be taking place tomorrow, will be able to consider thoroughly all aspects of this problem, including the possible removal of the R.A.M.C., whose admirable work could be done elsewhere in central London?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Defence: Defence Establishments (Land) (19 Feb 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: May we take it that the market value of the land will not be one of the factors taken into account when my right hon. Friend is considering the release of the land adjoining the Tate Gallery?

Redundant Churches and Other Religious Buildings Bill (19 Feb 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: As the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead (Mr. Allason) has just said, all of us here and most Members in the House will sympathise with the primary purpose of this Bill, but there are one or two questions which arise and at least one apprehension on which I should like some reassurance from my hon. Friend, whose exposition in general was admirably clear. One point that the hon. Member has just...

Redundant Churches and Other Religious Buildings Bill (19 Feb 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: I would hope that they would not severely restrict them, except for the primary purpose of preserving a building of architectural and historic interest. This is not primarily a matter for the Government, but presumably the Government have been engaged in consultations with the ecclesiastical authorities, and I shall be grateful if my hon. Friend can enlighten us about this when he replies....

Redundant Churches and Other Religious Buildings Bill (19 Feb 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: —those of us who are reasonably in touch with current developments of taste—than was thought half-a-century ago, or in my youth, which was half-a-century ago. Apart from changes in fashion and taste, there is also the point of changes in population. New towns and new cities are being built and it may be that churches which appeared redundant 10 or 20 years ago would now serve a useful...

Redundant Churches and Other Religious Buildings Bill (19 Feb 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: —where the Dean and Chapter have behaved in what many people consider to be a most irresponsible way, and have certainly demolished "part of the building", which they had no moral right to do, at least without much fuller consultation. I know that the drastic changes that they made are controversial—there were arguments on both sides—but to many people in Wiltshire this seemed to be an...

Redundant Churches and Other Religious Buildings Bill (19 Feb 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: I am obliged to the hon. Gentleman. The Gilbert Scott screen has been lying in a scrap merchant's yard, in pieces. Many people considered that it had great merit, both functionally and intrinsically. I have made that point and I hope my hon. Friend, the Government and the church authorities generally are aware of these dangers. I was interested to hear my hon. Friend say that 800 churches...

Building Site, Hounslow (Industrial Dispute) (6 Feb 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: We would all agree with the last few words of my hon. Friend. I want to direct my remarks to two brief points and allow time for my hon. Friend the Member for Salford, West (Mr. Orme) to make his points. First, my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary seemed to have some doubt whether it was right to use the word "morals". It is right in both senses. As The Times might say, it is a moral issue....

Oral Answers to Questions — Telephone Service: Telephone Directories (13 Jun 1968)

Mr Tom Driberg: When my right hon. Friend says that he has no intention of rescinding the scheme, does he recall that he said recently that no final decision had yet been taken and that there would be further consultation? Will he look at Question No. 49, which is not included in the series of questions being answered, about public telephone kiosks? How is he going to pack them all in?

Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals: Imported Plastic Surgical Products (Sterility) (11 Jun 1968)

Mr Tom Driberg: asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that certain imported plastic surgical instrumentation is less thoroughly sterilised than comparable British products necessarily sold at a higher price; what steps he is taking to ascertain whether this equipment is sterile; when he will announce an official definition of the word sterile; and if, meanwhile, he will ensure that none of the imported...


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