Results 121–140 of 1714 for speaker:Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Match Industry Report (Government Proposals) (18 Jun 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the decision in principle to restore competition in the industry rather than perpetuate the monopoly under Government supervision will be warmly received in all quarters of the House?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: New Clause. — (Purchase Tax Relief for Tax-Paid Stocks.) (22 Jun 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I do not think anybody on this side of the Committee disagrees for one moment about the seriousness of the situation and if I am brief I am sure the Committee will not take that to mean that we do not think it is serious. The reasons which have led hon. Members opposite to attack the Hutton Committee have scarcely done justice to that Committee. One might have gathered from some of the...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: New Clause. — (Purchase Tax Relief for Tax-Paid Stocks.) (22 Jun 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: The hon. Member says that, but I would refer him to paragraph 189 of the Hutton Committee's Report where they go into the question of numbered tags which could be sewn on numerous textile articles. The hon. Member may think he knows better, but the Hutton Report is quite sure it can be done. If he has the opportunity of speaking I hope the hon. Member will explain why it cannot be done in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Retail Prices Index (23 Jun 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: asked the Minister of Labour which of the items that constitute the cost-of-living index were mainly responsible for the recent fall therein.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Retail Prices Index (23 Jun 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that the fall in the prices of the latter items which he has mentioned, due to the reduction in Purchase Tax, has brought widespread satisfaction throughout the country with the Budget of the Chancellor of the Exchequer?

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Dock Workers (23 Jun 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: asked the Minister of Labour what percentage of the dock workers who have been out of work for more than four weeks consist of men over the age of 65.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Dock Workers (23 Jun 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Will my right hon. and learned Friend persist in trying to find some means by which these very elderly workers can be taken off the register and brought where they should be—within the normal national system of dealing with the aged?

Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Commission Bill (10 Jul 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: In introducing the Bill, my right hon. Friend re-emphasised the empirical approach of this country in tackling this question. For that very reason, it seems to me, it is very important to get for the posts of chairman and deputy-chairman, who are now to be permanent, full-time officers, the very best people obtainable, because in many ways these men are even more powerful than High Court...

Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Commission Bill (10 Jul 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: The right hon. Gentleman has a good point on the Post Office. One of the ways of seeing how it works is by Questions put down in the House, but so far as the nationalised industries are concerned the case is different, and I was not anticipating that we should ever be allowed to put down Questions on, say, the purchase of cables by any of the nationalised industries or other raw materials or...

Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Commission Bill (10 Jul 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I quite agree with the hon. Member that it is always possible to find out what the nationalised industries are doing, but it is very difficult to stop them from doing it. Indeed, we had an example of that the other day. The North-West Division Gas Board admitted quite freely that it was favouring a large consumer because it was frightened that that consumer would turn over to oil if some...

Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Commission Bill (10 Jul 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I said not by this Bill but by a subsequent Bill.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Government Policy (16 Jul 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: asked the Minister of Labour what factors have contributed to the recent reductions in the total of unemployed; and if he will make a statement on the future course of the Government's policy of full employment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Government Policy (16 Jul 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Can my right hon. and learned Friend say to what extent the hard core of unemployment has been reduced in the past year as a result of this splendid record?

Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Commission Bill: Clause 1. — (Chairman and Deputy Chairmen of Commission.) (17 Jul 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I have no doubt whatever that if the new Clause were accepted it would gravely weaken the Monopolies Commission, because it is so widely drawn that if the fears of the party opposite are correct concerning the very wide field of monopoly and restrictive practice in the country today, as the hon. Member for East Ham, North (Mr. Daines) said earlier, or, as the right hon. Gentleman said in...

Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Commission Bill: Clause 1. — (Chairman and Deputy Chairmen of Commission.) (17 Jul 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I am not saying that they should all be manufacturers, but it is very important that the Commission should contain two or three persons such as manufacturers who have direct, constant and up-to-date experience of what life is like in the world of manufacture. We do not want long-haired economists or long-haired lawyers inquiring into the manufacturing industry without the necessary balance of...

Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Commission Bill: Clause 1. — (Chairman and Deputy Chairmen of Commission.) (17 Jul 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: If I am following the hon. Gentleman's speech aright he is saying that restrictive practice or monopoly is necessarily evil and must be stopped, per se. That is contrary to the spirit of the Bill, which says that the working out of these practices and agreements must be investigated before we can say whether they are good or bad and ought to continue or be stopped. All I am saying is that if...

Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Commission Bill: Clause 1. — (Chairman and Deputy Chairmen of Commission.) (17 Jul 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Would the hon. and learned Member go so far as to say that it positively is not affected because the words of his Clause says "may be" affected?

Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Commission Bill: Clause 1. — (Chairman and Deputy Chairmen of Commission.) (17 Jul 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: There was not that provision in the Act.

Employment (Older Persons) (21 Jul 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: My subject tonight is the employment of persons over 40. I am still able to speak about this subject without declaring an interest, although I believe that the Parliamentary Secretary who is to reply is not in such a happy position. Three years ago, almost to the day, this painful, unglamorous subject was raised by one of my hon. Friends. I am sure it is a subject which has been in the minds...

ENEMY PROPERTY BILL [Lords] (24 Jul 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I suppose that this Bill is the epitaph, legislatively speaking, of those two bodies who have served us so well, the Trading with the Enemy Branch and the Custodian of Enemy Property, because although their functions will, no doubt, continue a little bit longer, I suppose that really this House by this action is substantially parting with the matter and winding up a history of some 13 or 14...


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