Results 381–400 of 1631 for speaker:Mr David Gibson-Watt

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Roofing Slate (Subsidy) (23 Oct 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: My right hon. and learned Friend has received no representations direct from any Welsh housing authority but the right hon. Member and my hon. Friend the Member for Conway (Mr. Wyn Roberts) have forwarded to him a letter addressed to them by Ffestiniog Urban District Council. The extra cost involved in providing slate in appropriate cases can be counted as reckonable expenditure for rising...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Roofing Slate (Subsidy) (23 Oct 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I would certainly have no objection to going to considerable lengths to put their fears at rest. Fortunately, the answer that I have given to the right hon. Gentleman is highly satisfactory.

Employment (Wales) (2 Aug 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I wonder whether the hon. Gentleman would explain what he means by that?

Employment (Wales) (2 Aug 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I will immediately reply to the hon. Member for Pontypridd (Mr. John) whose speech was very much to the point and posed certain specific questions. I tried to count the number of questions which hon. Gentlemen have put to me tonight. I do not pretend I shall be able to answer all of them. I shall try to answer some, and specific questions to which hon. Gentlemen do not receive an answer...

Employment (Wales) (2 Aug 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I said at the close of our debate on Government policy in Wales on 9th March this year that many of the arguments I had heard from hon. Gentlemen opposite were "over-gloomy". As I said then, it is in the nature of any Opposition to be gloomy. Unemployment in Wales is too high, as my right hon. and learned Friend and I have said on many occasions; but to improve the position we must...

Employment (Wales) (2 Aug 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: Yes. The non. Gentleman referred to the school leavers and the students on vacation, but what he did not refer to were those who were laid off as a result of the tin plate dispute at Trostre and Felindre.

Employment (Wales) (2 Aug 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I am trying to give the House some of the reasons why these figures are as bad as they were in July, and nothing the hon. Gentleman or his hon. Friends say will alter that.

Employment (Wales) (2 Aug 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: No. The hon. Gentleman made an extremely long speech. With great respect, I do not want to keep the House any longer than necessary. There are many other hon. Members who want to speak. Although the importance of the subject cannot be overestimated, I hope that the hon. Gentleman will allow me to continue. One of the figures which the hon. Gentleman did not give to the House, regarding his...

Employment (Wales) (2 Aug 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: The hon. Gentleman is better at scoffing from a sedentary position than any of his hon. Friends. It is right in a debate of this sort not merely for the Opposition to give the bad facts—there must always be bad facts—but to recognise improvements. It must have been known to the hon. Member for Merthyr Tydfil (Mr. Rowlands) that the situation with regard to young persons has greatly...

Employment (Wales) (2 Aug 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: If I had known that the hon. Gentleman was going to make that sort of intervention, I would not have given way. I was replying to the hon. Member for Merthyr Tydfil, giving certain figures for his constituency which must be well known to him. I am telling the House about those figures because he did not do so. In general, the economy is continuing on a course which is very much in line with...

Employment (Wales) (2 Aug 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: That is hardly a new point. The hon. Gentleman has made it before. What we have introduced here is far greater than was ever introduced before by any Government. Hon. Members opposite have referred, quite naturally, to closures and redundancies. But they have not given the hard facts about the new starts in Welsh industry and expansions in existing firms in Wales, all of which make the...

Employment (Wales) (2 Aug 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: The hon. Member has asked me a question that no one in his senses would answer at this time of night in a short answer from this Box. No doubt the hon. Member would like me to give an answer and would like to prove me wrong, which is why he asked the question. I have known him to ask this sort of question in Welsh debates when he was in the House previously. I was about to conclude the debate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Cockle Industry (Bird Damage) (31 Jul 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: My right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and I have the views of all interested parties very much in mind. We do not believe that a meeting would be appropriate at this time. Our investigations are however continuing into all aspects of the South Wales cockle industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Cockle Industry (Bird Damage) (31 Jul 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I understand the hon. Gentleman's concern about this matter, especially with regard to employment prospects in the area. I can do no more than repeat what I said in my original answer. Our investigations are continuing.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Hospitals, Cardiff (31 Jul 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: The Welsh Hospital Board last year recommended the closure of the Lord Pontypridd Hospital and the concentration of treatment for the younger chronic sick at Rookwood Hospital when suitable facilities had been provided there. I asked the board to consider further the future of the Lord Pontypridd Hospital and I await its conclusions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Hospitals, Cardiff (31 Jul 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I am aware of the right hon. Gentleman's great interest in this hospital. I have visited it myself. I do not think I can add to my original answer. But I am sure that note will be taken of the right hon. Gentleman's remarks.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Paediatric Services (31 Jul 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: The Welsh Hospital Board has no present plans to appoint a consultant paediatrician at Aberystwyth. A second consultant paediatrician based at Carmarthen is being appointed and this will enable an improved service to be provided at Aberystwyth.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Paediatric Services (31 Jul 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: Professor Gray's report was very important. He considered that the ideal for the Carmarthen Aberystwyth-Haverfordwest area, would be four paediatric consultants. He recognised that the present approved establishment of two was more generous on a poulation basis than was general in England and Wales. Only a month ago the hon. Member for Cardigan (Mr. Elystan Morgan) welcomed the decision that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Paediatric Services (31 Jul 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: In answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Pembroke (Mr. Nicholas Edwards)—

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Barry Accident Hospital (31 Jul 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I have approved the Welsh Hospital Board's proposal to reopen Barry Accident Hospital as a 40-bed general practitioner unit. Medical cover will be provided by local general practitioners.


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