Results 1581–1600 of 1714 for speaker:Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke

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.

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 (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: 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?

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 — 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: Clause 9. — (General Provisions as to Rates of Purchase Tax.) (10 Jun 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: When the hon. Member spoke in the Budget debate, I remember very well his saying that the textile industry was now set up with a fair wind—or words to that effect. I quoted his words myself the next day.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 9. — (General Provisions as to Rates of Purchase Tax.) (10 Jun 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I am not suggesting that the hon. Gentleman said that the improvement was not complete. All I say is that he admitted, very fairly and frankly, that there had been a considerable improvement. Whether or not he used the words "a fair wind" I do not know, and I would not argue. At any rate, when the Chancellor framed his Budget this year, as opposed to last year, and had to see what...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 9. — (General Provisions as to Rates of Purchase Tax.) (10 Jun 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I am complaining that it is apparently to be the policy of the party opposite, when they return to power, to increase that differential even more than it is today. In reducing this tax it has been our policy as far as possible to iron out the great difference between the weight of taxation upon quality goods and that upon other goods. That policy was followed in the last Budget and in this...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 9. — (General Provisions as to Rates of Purchase Tax.) (10 Jun 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that, in spite of the examples which he has given, Purchase Tax is an admirable weapon for economic planning?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 9. — (General Provisions as to Rates of Purchase Tax.) (10 Jun 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I am much obliged to the hon. Member for that reference. Can be explain why velvet is not a luxury whereas fur is?

Bill Presented: Bechuanaland (Bamangwato Reserve Administration) (22 May 1953)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I think that a fresh voice in the innumerable debates on this subject, if not a fresh mind, may be acceptable to the House. I come to this subject with a comparatively open mind and I am, therefore extremely interested to hear from the hon. Member for Gravesend (Sir R. Acland) and the hon. Member for Cannock (Miss Lee) that they are so certain that they are right in this matter that they...


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