Results 141–160 of 1631 for speaker:Mr David Gibson-Watt

Orders of the Day — Water Bill: Clause 2 (1 May 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I think that I can agree with the hon. Gentleman, and perhaps I may take up the point made by the hon. and learned Member for Montgomery (Mr. Hooson). He said that none of the Welsh authorities had benefited from any of the water that had been taken from Wales. It is arguable that in the past water has been sold across the border at too cheap a price, but let us not forget that Birmingham,...

Orders of the Day — Water Bill: Clause 2 (1 May 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I thought that certain hon. Members had not had the benefit of hearing what had gone on upstairs in Committee. I understand the point made by the right hon. Gentleman. There is a considerable difference between the water basin theory and the size of the authority. That is a fair point. There was a certain amount of discussion about selling Wales down the river. Let us have a little less of...

Orders of the Day — Water Bill: Clause 2 (1 May 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: This is also a problem for Chester. Let it not be said that this is just a problem for Wales, because it is not. It is a problem for parts of Cheshire and of Herefordshire, too. The hon. Member for Cardigan (Mr. Elystan Morgan) referred to the exploitation of Welsh water. Hon. Members who come from Herefordshire and Cheshire see the other side of the coin when their land is flooded with...

Orders of the Day — Water Bill: Clause 2 (1 May 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: That is a complete reply, and I do not go back on one jot of it. The hon. and learned Member for Montgomery said that all the recent reservoirs in Welsh valleys had been built in his constituency. That is not so. There is the Llyn Brianne in Carmarthen, Llysyfran in Pembrokeshire and the proposed Brenig reservoir in Denbighshire, which will come under the Welsh National Water Development...

Orders of the Day — Water Bill: Clause 17 (1 May 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I beg to move Amendment No. 47, in page 20, line 42, leave out' consult any ' and insert' establish advisory committees of'.

Orders of the Day — Water Bill: Clause 17 (1 May 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: These amendments do not involve any change in principle. They seek to make it clear beyond doubt that it is mandatory that water authorities shall establish regional fisheries advisory committees, together with such local advisory committees as they consider necessary. The amendments leave it to the authorities to decide how each such committee shall be composed in order to represent...

Orders of the Day — Water Bill: Clause 19 (1 May 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: This part of Clause 19 was thoroughly debated in Committee. The speech by the hon. Member for Merthyr Tydvil (Mr. Rowlands) was a total replica of what the hon. Gentleman said in Committee.

Orders of the Day — Water Bill: Clause 19 (1 May 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: That may be so, but I am saying that there was nothing new in the hon. Gentleman's speech. It was a replay of the gramophone record. It was repetitive, long and—to use the hon. Gentleman's own adjective—squalid. I gave in Committee a detailed answer to the Opposition's amendment on this part of the Bill. I do not intend tonight to weary the House with it a second time, nor will I repeat...

Orders of the Day — Water Bill: Clause 19 (1 May 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: This is essentially a Welsh amendment, and I shall be grateful if the hon. Member for Acton (Mr. Spearing) will allow me to continue.

Orders of the Day — Water Bill: Clause 19 (1 May 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I do not want to detain the House, but if the hon. Gentleman insists I will give way to him.

Orders of the Day — Water Bill: Clause 19 (1 May 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I regret that I did not answer the point made by the hon. Member for Acton—one of the many points he put in Committee. The answer is "No". One does not send to individuals the same sort of notes on clauses as one sends to hon. Members on both sides of a Committee. I thought that the hon. Gentleman would know that very well.

Orders of the Day — Water Bill: Clause 19 (1 May 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I hope the hon. Gentleman will allow me to make my speech in my own way. I am giving him an answer to his question. The hon. Member for Merthyr Tydvil also complained that I had answered one of the letters written to me at the Welsh Office. I thought it a little small-minded of the hon. Gentleman to complain just because the person to whom I wrote happened to be a Conservative candidate and...

Orders of the Day — Water Bill: Clause 19 (1 May 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: The hon. Gentleman asked me the specific question: what powers will the water authority have? Clearly it will not have any compulsory powers. Secondly, he asked whether I called together those people who objected to what was in the Bill. The number of organisions and individuals who wrote to the Welsh Office was such that that would have been beyond the realms of possibility.

Orders of the Day — Water Bill: Clause 19 (1 May 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: There was a large number of organisations. Since the Committee stage, in which the hon. Member for Merthyr Tydvil (Mr. Rowlands) had pretty good coverage in the local and national newspapers in Wales, only one individual has written to the Welsh Office saying that he favoured the compulsory purchase powers within the Bill—and he came not from Wales but from Essex.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: House Prices (9 Apr 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: During the 12 months ending 30th June 1970, the average price of a new house mortgaged with a building society in Wales was £4,436, and a secondhand house £4,216. Comparable figures for the 12 months ending 31st December 1972 were £5,983 and £5,909. These figures are based on a 5 per cent. sample, which is too small for a reliable monthly figure.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: House Prices (9 Apr 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: Many young couples today look to our older housing stock to provide their first house, often taking the opportunity to improve their new home with the generous grants available. The hon. Gentleman should not forget that we have done away with the rationing of local authority home loans which was imposed by the Labour Government. Local authorities in Wales may lend freely for the purchase of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: House Prices (9 Apr 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: The right hon. Gentleman is wrong if he suggests that I am complacent. I said earlier that there were certainly problems but I was pointing out that fortunately in Wales the comparative figures are rather better than they are in England.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Severnside Study (9 Apr 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment will be making a statement on both the Sevemside and Humber-side studies later this week.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Severnside Study (9 Apr 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I am not responsible for newspaper reports. I am afraid that the hon. Gentleman, like, everyone else, must await the Secretary of State's statement later this week.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Severnside Study (9 Apr 1973)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I understand the hon. Gentleman's concern. He will not have long to wait. The statement will be made later this week.


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