Results 81–100 of 325 for speaker:Mr David Ginsburg

Yorkshire and Humberside (23 Nov 1973)

Mr David Ginsburg: Does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that one of the problems in Yorkshire is the comparatively low level of wages? We all agree that the unemployment level is lower than it used to be, but unless the wages problem is overcome there will be a continuing difficulty.

Economic Situation (5 Nov 1973)

Mr David Ginsburg: This is indeed an anxious time. Public anxieties today are such as even to imperil confidence in the workings of the democratic process. Two of the main anxieties of the public concern energy policy—I agreed with much of what the hon. Member for Derbyshire, South-East (Mr. Rost) said on that subject—and the balance of payments situation. I will concentrate on those two topics. Energy...

Economic Situation (5 Nov 1973)

Mr David Ginsburg: Lord Robens was right, my hon. Friend was right and I am on record as having been right. A fat lot of comfort that is now. Some of us have long advocated that the nation should carry a reserve of coal-producing capacity to meet emergencies. That was the view which some of us reached in 1967. In my constituency, for example, there have been three pit closures in the last nine years. There was...

Orders of the Day — Value Added Tax (5 Dec 1972)

Mr David Ginsburg: On a point of order. Has the Chancellor not quoted from a document submitted by the Chairman of the Board of Customs and Excise? Should he not lay that document on the Table?

Royal Assent (23 Mar 1972)

Mr David Ginsburg: The hon. Member for Croydon, North-West (Mr. Robert Taylor) concentrated his remarks on the reform of corporation tax—a very important subject. He seemed to be blaming all the nation's current economic ills on the tax policies of the previous Labour Government—a view he would not expect me to share because, after all, many of the problems with which the Labour Government were grappling...

Libya (British Petroleum Company) (8 Dec 1971)

Mr David Ginsburg: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this is not the first incident involving the Libyan Government and that, recently, there was the case of the two personages kidnapped from a B.O.A.C. aircraft? What has happened to Her Majesty's Government's representations in that regard? If one moral can be drawn from this unfortunate affair, is not it that the right hon. Gentleman should draw the...

United Kingdom and European Communities (21 Jul 1971)

Mr David Ginsburg: I agree with the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington (Sir R. Cary) that this is the supreme political issue of our time. On it, hon. Members must speak up and make their views clearly known. Inevitably, however, there is a sense of sadness for me and for many of my colleagues in that we were deprived of a Labour Government and the chance to enter Europe under the leadership of my right...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (1 Apr 1971)

Mr David Ginsburg: The hon. Member for Tonbridge (Mr. Hornhy) delivered a very thoughtful speech, and he finished with some remarks on child and family allowances which may sound somewhat unorthodox in the present climate. I agree with the hon. Gentleman. I think that in the years ahead it may be necessary to review this aspect of our fiscal arrangements. The hon. Gentleman, who is not a doctrinaire...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (1 Apr 1971)

Mr David Ginsburg: I take the hon. Gentleman's point, but I should like to move on. The Chancellor has rightly been complemented on the clarity of his exposition. Essentially, he put forward a Budget in two halves—certain long-term strategy and certain immediate measures for dealing with the present situation. On the long-term strategy and tax reforms, I should like to comment briefly on one aspect of the...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (1 Apr 1971)

Mr David Ginsburg: I know. I do not want to become involved in too semantic an argument. I am referring to the Chancellor's speech where he spoke of £680 million and went on to say that that was not the amount by which he was injecting new purchasing power into the economy. That is the significant point that I seek to make and, therefore, I do not think that it will be enough to bring down unemployment....

Business of the House (4 Mar 1971)

Mr David Ginsburg: Will the Leader of the House find time for a debate on the Report of the Select Committee on Science and Technology on defence and research and the Government's observations thereon, which were published in the last Parliament and have still not been debated?

Orders of the Day — European Economic Community (21 Jan 1971)

Mr David Ginsburg: The right hon. and learned Member for Hertfordshire, East (Sir D. Walker-Smith) has always been lucid and consistent on this subject but he made one point—his major point—which I fail to understand. He said that he was not anti-Common Market. He said, as he has said before, that his objection was to the Rome Treaty and that he wanted it amended. Strictly, of course—and I am recalling...

Orders of the Day — European Economic Community (21 Jan 1971)

Mr David Ginsburg: I shall not pursue this point further. I thought the right hon. and learned Gentleman referred to the question of amendment of the Rome Treaty, an attitude which suggests that one is not totally opposed to something if one is seeking its amendment. That is an important point, but I will leave it now because I want to turn to the Government and to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and...

Trade Statistics (Documentation) (16 Nov 1970)

Mr David Ginsburg: rose—

Trade Statistics (Documentation) (16 Nov 1970)

Mr David Ginsburg: As a matter of academic interest, would not the Secretary of State admit that his statement means that the May export figures were under-recorded? Perhaps he would like to call the attention of the Prime Minister to this?

Business of the House (12 Nov 1970)

Mr David Ginsburg: Yesterday, the Minister of Aviation Supply admitted that there would have to be a Supplementary Estimate in respect of Rolls-Royce. When will the Supplementary Estimate be presented, and may we have an early debate on it when it is presented?

Rolls-Royce (11 Nov 1970)

Mr David Ginsburg: The Minister will be aware that the Chancellor has just published a White Paper on public expenditure. Was this increase taken into account when the White Paper was published? If not, what precise effect will it have on the right hon. Gentleman's estimates?

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (15 Apr 1970)

Mr David Ginsburg: Both the right hon. Member for Enfield, West (Mr. lain Macleod) and the right hon. Member for Devon, North (Mr. Thorpe) found it very difficult to fault the Budget. I found it very difficult to disagree with anything said by the right hon. Member for Devon, North. I commend his comments about the tax system and his call for simplification to my right hon. Friends. I welcome the Budget, and...

Decimalisation (19 Feb 1970)

Mr David Ginsburg: Like the hon. Member for Horsham (Mr. Peter Hordern), I was an unrepentant "ten bobber", and I severely criticised the former Chancellor of the Exchequer for not agreeing to a free vote in the House. Equally, I am in a position to criticise the Opposition for wishing this evening to press the matter to a vote. From the public point of view there is no question that this House took the wrong...

Decimalisation (19 Feb 1970)

Mr David Ginsburg: Apparently not. Is it even suggested that the whole operation should be postponed for a year or two? I have not heard a suggestion of that kind from the benches opposite. In practice, we have to make the best of a difficult job, we have to make the changeover as smooth as possible, to see that difficulties are kept to a minimum and that the problems of the public are eased. In that sense,...


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