Results 41–60 of 1714 for speaker:Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke

Orders of the Day — Marine and Aviation Insurance (War Risks) Bill (16 Jun 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: It is important that this point should be cleared up. The ast thing hon. and learned Gentlemen on both sides want is that we should be involved in an immense amount of litigation, when it can be cleared up in the definition Clause of this Bill, which is a useful opportunity for so doing. I am sure the Bill is necessary, and I hope it will pass into law quickly.

Orders of the Day — Marine and Aviation Insurance (War Risks) Bill (16 Jun 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I said it was because there might be an extension of the war in Korea.

Orders of the Day — Marine and Aviation Insurance (War Risks) Bill (16 Jun 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Will the hon. Member not distinguish between the situation today and as it might be tomorrow and that though commercial trade has not been interfered with, that is not to say it may never be interfered with? That is a dangerous situation which any prudent Government must guard against.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Building Trade Workers, Sunderland (17 Jun 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Can my hon. Friend give the comparable figure for 1950?

Oral Answers to Questions — Fuel and Power: Branded Petrol (7 Jul 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: asked the Minister of Fuel and Power when he expects to allow branded petrol to be once again on sale to the public.

Oral Answers to Questions — Fuel and Power: Branded Petrol (7 Jul 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Is the Minister aware that we are almost the only civilised country in the world which gives the consumer no opportunity of buying better petrol and thus getting a greater mileage per gallon?

Orders of the Day — Monopolies Commission (23 Jul 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Is it not a fact that this Act deals only with manufacture and not with the distribution services?

Orders of the Day — Monopolies Commission (23 Jul 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I think the hon. Gentleman will find there is provision for taking the proportions locally as well as nationally, and that the point is covered in the Act as it stands.

Orders of the Day — Monopolies Commission (23 Jul 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I am sure that we have all listened with the greatest interest to the hon. Member for Hillsborough (Mr. G. Darling). With much that he said I entirely agree. I would just advance as a matter for consideration the suggestion that we should not go too fast. More is on trial in the work of this Commission than merely monopolies and restrictive practices. In its structure the Commission is open...

Orders of the Day — Monopolies Commission (23 Jul 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: That is how I should like to see it work out, but the word used by the hon. and learned Gentleman's right hon. Friend was that many of these industries had already been "convicted" of malpractices by the Monopolies Commission.

Orders of the Day — Monopolies Commission (23 Jul 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: No doubt, but the attitude of the right hon. Gentleman was also clear, and the attitude in this matter is very important because that is what gets publicity rather than the Act. That being so, it is difficult to support the suggestion that the Commission should operate in panels or divisions. If there is to be a gradual deduction of the law from individual cases, it is essential that the...

Orders of the Day — Monopolies Commission (23 Jul 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I know that impressive court orders are made splitting up Standard Oil, dividing the share of markets in the Aluminum case, and so on. However, I doubt if, in spite of that elaborate network and vast expense, the old boy network has been effectively broken up in America. In fact, I propose to spend the long vacation in America studying this point.

Orders of the Day — Monopolies Commission (23 Jul 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: No. The hon. Member is probably right when he says that the old boy network in America may be less effective than here, because they are not such old boys in the sense that they do not work in the same way as we do, and because the old boy network is not quite so strong there quite apart from any question of monopolies or restrictive practices. Here, it is extremely strong, and that...

Orders of the Day — Monopolies Commission (23 Jul 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: No industry, until it has been actually examined, would admit that it was not in order. It is only after a decision by an impartial body, such as this one, that an industry will admit to itself, let alone to anyone else, that what it is doing is not perfectly proper, right and honourable. In 90 per cent. of the cases investigated industry has agreed to reverse certain practices hitherto...

Orders of the Day — Monopolies Commission (23 Jul 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Until somebody has proved it to be so, it is not a malpractice. It is quite wrong to prejudge the issue and to say that something is a malpractice until an independent body has said so; it cannot be assumed to be anything but a good practice. For example, I referred at the beginning of my speech to a "closed door." That is something that everybody regards automatically as a malpractice, and...

Orders of the Day — Monopolies Commission (23 Jul 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Mr. Fletcher-Cooke rose—

Orders of the Day — Monopolies Commission (23 Jul 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Mr. Fletcher-Cooke rose—

Orders of the Day — Monopolies Commission (23 Jul 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Mr. Fletcher-Cooke rose—

Orders of the Day — Monopolies Commission (23 Jul 1952)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I have been trying to do so because the hon. and learned Member has twice repeated our pledge that we would use the Monopolies Commission to the full. Is he suggesting that the Monopolies Commission have not been working hard during the last six months, that they have not been working night and day? I can assure him that if he is suggesting that his suggestion is false.


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