Results 1–20 of 497 for speaker:Sir Arnold Gridley

Highway Code (8 Nov 1954)

Sir Arnold Gridley: It is such a long time since I ventured to address the House, owing to my absence through illness, that I feel almost as nervous as I did nearly 20 years ago, when I made a most inferior maiden speech. But my excuse, if one be needed, for venturing to address hon. and right hon. Members for a few moments this afternoon is that I have been an owner-driver for about 48 years and that during...

Highway Code (8 Nov 1954)

Sir Arnold Gridley: I mention that fact in no spirit of boastfulness, but I thank Providence that during the whole of my journeys I have never yet injured a human being. The only person injured was myself on one occasion, which kept me from the House for a few weeks, and my sum and substance of killing animals is two dogs. I think, therefore, that I may claim modestly that in all that period I have not been a...

Orders of the Day — Electricity Reorganisation (Scotland) Bill (3 Feb 1954)

Sir Arnold Gridley: It is with more than a little trepidation that I venture to be impudent enough to intervene in a Scottish debate, but as this Bill deals with a subject with which —if I may understate it—I am not unfamiliar, I felt that it might be useful if, speaking from some experience, I dealt shortly with some of the points which have been raised. It is not for me to answer the queries from the...

Orders of the Day — Electricity Reorganisation (Scotland) Bill (3 Feb 1954)

Sir Arnold Gridley: I am coming to decentralisation in a moment. I have various reasons for my view—which is not held by some who have just as much experience as myself—that the authority operating the power stations in an area, whether they be hydro-electric or coal burning, should own and control them. The power stations should not be in the hands of some other authority. I think that one of the mistakes...

Orders of the Day — Electricity Reorganisation (Scotland) Bill (3 Feb 1954)

Sir Arnold Gridley: I do not deny that for a moment. If Scotland wants more control over its affairs and over its electricity destination, and if the move which we are now being asked to make is a sound one, there is no reason to say, "We do not want to be the pioneers in this. We will wait until it is extended to the whole of England." Is that a very good argument? I very much question it. I have been...

Orders of the Day — Electricity Reorganisation (Scotland) Bill (3 Feb 1954)

Sir Arnold Gridley: Then they had better come south.

Orders of the Day — Electricity Reorganisation (Scotland) Bill (3 Feb 1954)

Sir Arnold Gridley: I did not put that point forward seriously. The question of denationalisation has been raised over and over again. This Bill does not represent a step towards denationalisation. The South of Scotland Electricity Board will remain a publicly-owned undertaking and, if the same system is applied in course of time to the area boards south of the Border they will remain, as they are today,...

Orders of the Day — Electricity Reorganisation (Scotland) Bill (3 Feb 1954)

Sir Arnold Gridley: The hon. Member misunderstood me. When I said that there were other experts who disagreed with me, I was referring to the one point of whether coal-fired generating stations should be owned by B.E.A. or the area boards. That is the point.

Oral Answers to Questions — Electricity: Ex-Municipal Employees (Increased Pensions) (16 Feb 1953)

Sir Arnold Gridley: Will the same benefits be conferred on former employees of the companies, as well as of the local authorities?

Oral Answers to Questions — Electricity: Generating Capacity (14 Jul 1952)

Sir Arnold Gridley: May I ask my right hon. Friend whether, in the percentages he has given, those figures are based upon the normal rated capacity of the plant or whether they have taken into account the overload capacity for which modern equipment is designed? Secondly, have the figures allowed for additional private plants that are put in by industrialists in the course of the present year?

Oral Answers to Questions — Electricity: Generating Capacity (14 Jul 1952)

Sir Arnold Gridley: That does not quite answer my first question: whether the capacity of the new plant—the more modern plant that has been put in this year and in immediately preceding years—is based on the normal rated output capacity or on the overload capacity, which is usually 25 per cent. for two years.

Fuel and Power (7 Jul 1952)

Sir Arnold Gridley: Like all back benchers who have spoken so far today, I think it is most extraordinary that we are in such a friendly frame of mind, and I pay tribute to the right hon. Member for Blyth (Mr. Robens) on setting a very good tone in his opening speech. I am sure everyone who heard the Minister of Fuel and Power speak and give us his survey, listened with fascinated interest to the story he had to...

Fuel and Power (7 Jul 1952)

Sir Arnold Gridley: I am afraid I have not heard of this fact.

Fuel and Power (7 Jul 1952)

Sir Arnold Gridley: Personally, I hold the view that when trams are displaced trolley-buses should take their place, not petrol buses; and that would continue to pro— vide a load upon the power stations, of which the abolition of the tramways relieves them. However, I do not think that that is a subject with which I should proceed at the present time. I want to make a plea. I think everyone knows, without my...

Fuel and Power (7 Jul 1952)

Sir Arnold Gridley: Take it off. [HON. MEMBERS: "Tell the Chancellor."] It is a remarkable fact that between 1939 and 1946 customers using space heating actually doubled. Well now, why was that?

Fuel and Power (7 Jul 1952)

Sir Arnold Gridley: It was due to high prices and greatly restricted quantities. It was also due to the fact that it was difficult to get domestic help in households, because there was a shortage.

Fuel and Power (7 Jul 1952)

Sir Arnold Gridley: I understand that there is to be a committee to be set up to go into the whole question of Purchase Tax, and I think a very good case can be made out, and I hope that those who want to see our nationalised industries successful will support some reduction in that particular case. What I complain about is this. The most extravagant statements are being made that, for certain purposes,...

Fuel and Power (7 Jul 1952)

Sir Arnold Gridley: I think that if my hon. Friend will look at his own book he will see that there he suggests that, if necessary, legislative action should be taken to make it illegal to use electricity for certain purposes.

Fuel and Power (7 Jul 1952)

Sir Arnold Gridley: There is one statement here: Electric cookers should be prohibited. Prohibited. I do not know how one can prohibit other than by legislative action, by Order or by Regulation. When I refer to these matters I would not for one moment have anyone believe that I am not every bit as much in favour of the sound, economical, practical, and most efficient use of coal wherever coal has to be burned....


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