All 19 results for speaker:Mrs Patricia Ford

Orders of the Day — Fisheries Bill (14 Feb 1955)

Mrs Patricia Ford: I would say, in contradiction of the hon. Member for Mother well (Mr. Lawson), that whenever I have herring or kippers in the cafeteria I find them very good indeed, but I agree that we must do our best to maintain the quality of the fish offered to the housewife. She must be given the very best of choice in the shops of the very best quality. Northern Ireland's interest in this Bill is a...

Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland Bill (31 Jan 1955)

Mrs Patricia Ford: I do not wish to detain the House for very long, but I feel I must say a few words on Clause 1 of the Bill. As we have heard, that Clause deals with the salary of the Governor of Northern Ireland. As my right hon. and gallant Friend the Home Secretary has told us, at present the Governor receives £8,000 a year, out of which he must pay the expenses and salaries of his personal staff. This...

Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland Bill (31 Jan 1955)

Mrs Patricia Ford: We in Northern Ireland are only too pleased when hon. Members opposite come over and see some of our problems, but those problems are always under review on this side of the House by the Secretary of State and the Prime Minister and, although we are glad of any help, we are well able to take care of ourselves.

Orders of the Day — Ministers of the Crown (Fisheries) Bill (25 Jun 1954)

Mrs Patricia Ford: I should like to support my hon. Friend the Member for Bodmin (Mr. D. Marshall), and to say how glad I am that he has moved the Second Reading of this Bill. His proposal is a constructive one which will have the support of the fishermen of these islands. I should especially like to say a word on behalf of the fishermen of County Down. The fishing industry in Ulster is of vital importance to...

Orders of the Day — Ministers of the Crown (Fisheries) Bill (25 Jun 1954)

Mrs Patricia Ford: We all understand the interest the hon. and learned Gentleman has when he speaks about Northern Ireland, but I do think that the fishing industry ought to be above party politics. I think the hon. and learned Gentleman's questions only emphasise the need we have of a Minister to be specially responsible for the fishing industry and to look into this matter. I would add that I do not sit at...

Orders of the Day — Ministers of the Crown (Fisheries) Bill (25 Jun 1954)

Mrs Patricia Ford: I said that although catches had risen the market for fresh fish had so declined that we now had a surplus for fish meal and oil.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Equal Pay (9 Mar 1954)

Mrs Patricia Ford: Is my right hon. Friend aware that his promises of jam tomorrow makes a depressing diet and that the women of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are becoming disillusioned by the delay of the Government in meeting this just claim?

Purchase Tax (Ulster Linen Industry) (5 Mar 1954)

Mrs Patricia Ford: I wish to support the Motion which has been so ably moved by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Down, South (Captain Orr) and I should like to say how particularly I appreciated the remarks made by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Belfast, North (Lieut.-Colonel Hyde) in comparing Ulster women with the best qualities of Irish linen. All Members representing Northern Ireland are...

Orders of the Day — Royal Irish Constabulary (Widows' Pensions) Bill: Clause 1. — (Supplementary Allowances and Pensions.) (18 Feb 1954)

Mrs Patricia Ford: I should like to support all that my hon. Friend the Member for Belfast, South (Sir D. Campbell) has said about these unfortunate widows. They are those who married after their husbands had left the Royal Irish Constabulary. Clause 1 (2, a) says that in order to qualify for a pension a woman must have married while her husband was serving in the Royal Irish Constabulary. I realise that it is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food: Meat and Bacon (Derationing) (17 Feb 1954)

Mrs Patricia Ford: asked the Minister of Food whether he is now in a position to announce the date for the derationing of meat.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food: Meat and Bacon (Derationing) (17 Feb 1954)

Mrs Patricia Ford: Is my hon. Friend aware that his announcement will give great pleasure to the housewives of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and that he and his right hon. and gallant Friend deserve the congratulations of this House, and indeed of the whole country, for having already so nearly achieved their own political self-liquidation?

Royal Irish Constabulary (Widows' Pensions) Bill (9 Feb 1954)

Mrs Patricia Ford: I should like to welcome this Bill and to say that I am sure that all Members who represent constituencies in Northern Ireland are grateful to the Government for having brought it before the House. It is perhaps appropriate that we should be discussing it on the centenary of Lord Carson's birth, for it is almost impossible to think of any matter relating to Ireland without recalling all he...

Orders of the Day — Regency Bill (11 Nov 1953)

Mrs Patricia Ford: I had not intended to intervene in the debate, but as I listened to the interesting suggestion by the right hon. Member for Smethwick (Mr. Gordon Walker) and my hon. Friend the Member for Colchester (Mr. Alport) that the system of a Council of State should be replaced by the appointment of a Governor-General, it occurred to me that, in addition to the possible difficulties in relation to the...

Orders of the Day — Regency Bill (11 Nov 1953)

Mrs Patricia Ford: I think it would make for a very difficult problem. However, to revert to the Bill, we hope that this eventuality will never arise. In Northern Ireland we hold the Duke of Edinburgh in very great respect. Last July, we were very glad to be able to welcome Her Majesty and His Royal Highness when they paid a visit to that very loyal corner of the United Kingdom. May I add, in conclusion, that...

Defence (29 Jul 1953)

Mrs Patricia Ford: On rising to address the House this evening, I should like to ask for the indulgence which I believe is usually given to hon. Members on these occasions. It may perhaps be thought unusual for a woman to speak in a defence debate, but I feel that the last two wars have proved that this is a subject which vitally affects every citizen of these islands, for we are all now in a potential front...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Tobacco Tokens (5 May 1953)

Mrs Patricia Ford: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of tobacco vouchers at present issued to old age pensioners per week.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Tobacco Tokens (5 May 1953)

Mrs Patricia Ford: In view of the fact that there are some four-and-a-half million old age pensioners, does not my right hon. Friend think that this system of tobacco vouchers is unfair to non-smokers and open to misuse?

Newspaper Article (Question of Privilege) (28 Apr 1953)

Mrs Patricia Ford: With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a personal statement with regard to what happened in the House yesterday afternoon. I wish to make it clear that I realise that I have been guilty of an indiscretion. I apologise most humbly to the House and to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Exchange (Mrs. Braddock) and the right hon. Lady the Member for Fulham, West (Dr. Summerskill)....

Newspaper Article (Member's Complaint) (27 Apr 1953)

Mrs Patricia Ford: If I have offended the hon. Lady the Member for Liverpool, Exchange (Mrs. Braddock) in any possible way, I apologise most wholeheartedly. I can only add that it is sometimes difficult to see in the dark.


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