Results 1–20 of 293 for speaker:Mr Will Howie

Oral Answers to Questions — Motor Cars (Home Sales and Exports) (27 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: Has my right hon. Friend noticed that the more satisfactory figures which he has mentioned include, however, a further increase in the proportion of the home market being won by our foreign competitors? Is not one of our problems the fact that our home industry has not quite been able to fight off these other people?

Orders of the Day — Marriage (Registrar General's Licence) Bill (24 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: On a point of order. I am sorry to appear to persist in this matter, Mr. Speaker, and I am reluctant to do so, but I refer to my Amendments Nos. 1, 2 and 8, which have not been selected. I quite understand the powers of Mr. Speaker and the problems which face him. We on our side have problems as well, which you will appreciate. I wish to draw to your attention that on Second Reading, on 13th...

Clause 3: Evidence of Capacity, Consent etc., to Be Produced (24 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: My disappointment about the proceedings in Committee is known to you, Mr. Speaker. It would have been much better if the hon. Member for Orpington (Mr. Lubbock) and I had been on the Committee. Perhaps the views about the Bill which we expressed on Second Reading were such that it was better that we were not on it. It seems a pity that we cannot get on it now. I hope that the hon. Member for...

Clause 3: Evidence of Capacity, Consent etc., to Be Produced (24 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: I accept that entirely. It is a reasonable ambition but unreasonably limited. The Amendment does not assist us in widening the conditions to which I have taken objection. I have much wider ambitions with which I shall deal on Third Reading, if that is feasible. The value of provisions of this kind would be enormously increased if they covered not only people likely to die but people who were...

Clause 3: Evidence of Capacity, Consent etc., to Be Produced (24 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: If the person who is thought to be dying is aware not only of the general conditions under which it is normally possible for him to be married—that is, in a church or register office—but of the conditions for marriage under this Bill, how can he be prevented from understanding that he is dying?

Clause 3: Evidence of Capacity, Consent etc., to Be Produced (24 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: The distinction I was trying to make was between someone knowingly and wilfully carrying out an act and someone knowingly and wilfully coming to a wrong conclusion and opinion. There is a clear distinction. One is readily provable and the other is not, and if we put unprovable things into law I am not sure that that improves law.

Clause 10: Manner of Solemnisation (24 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: Like many hon. Members my experience of marriage ceremonies is somewhat limited. It was a long time ago and my memory is not what it was and in any case it was not done in a register office. The Under-Secretary said that the superintendent registrar was necessary at a civil ceremony and I thought he said that he was necessary to ensure the validity of the marriage. Was that correct?

Clause 10: Manner of Solemnisation (24 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: I certainly do not intend to press my hon. Friend to explain his description, because I understand his difficulty there. But I wonder whether the necessity for the superintendent registrar goes any further than the superintendent registrar and the registrar being present to hear the words prescribed by Section 44(3) of the principal Act, and the three lines with which subsection (3) ends It...

Clause 10: Manner of Solemnisation (24 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: We have just had a guarded intervention by the Under-Secretary. Would not my hon. and learned Friend agree with me that the Under-Secretary should be pressed further along the lines on which he has gently started to tread, perhaps not today, because this is a matter which the Law Commissioners should carefully consider? We ought to underline our feeling, while not asking the Under-Secretary...

Clause 16: Offences (24 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: I strongly support my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Dulwich (Mr. S. C. Silkin) in his Amendments. I must at this stage say that if the sponsor of the Bill does not feel inclined to accept these Amendments, I shall be very tempted to push them to a Division. I might not yield to that temptation—it will depend entirely on the strength f the hon. Member's arguments —but I am...

Clause 16: Offences (24 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: Perhaps my character is different from that of my hon. and learned Friend, but it is exactly that which would make me turn a blind eye. If I were in charge of this kind of business—I am happy to say that that is extremely unlikely—and thought that, by applying the law, the effect would be to send some malefactor to prison for five years when the offence had been perhaps irregularly giving...

Clause 16: Offences (24 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: I can understand that it is good to have a friend on the jury—almost as good as having not only a friend, but also a relation in another place. However, as a Member of Parliament I cannot get on a jury. At any rate, I have applied to be excused jury service, which is not quite the same thing. Therefore, I shall be unable to assist my hon. and learned Friend in that way. I think that both...

Clause 16: Offences (24 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: Does my hon. Friend realise that the best defence in that situation is to change his mind not once, but twice, so that the third time he is always consistent with one or other of his earlier decisions?

Clause 16: Title (24 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: The hon. Member for St. Albans (Mr. Goodhew) will know from our earlier discussions that I am somewhat criticial of his use of his opportunity. I do not wish him to take that too seriously to heart, because within the limits that he has set himself he has carried out a very useful purpose. Not only that—and it is in this respect that he deserves our congratulations as a...

Rhodesia (Prime Minister's Speech) (23 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: On a new point of order. Since the House is in considerable difficulty over what is alleged to have happened here, in Salisbury, or elsewhere, would it be in order for the Leader of the Opposition to issue a Shadow White Paper to explain the situation to us?

Minister of Technology (Broadcast) (21 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: Would my right hon. Friend agree that, although it is important to have the fullest discussion with workers after a merger has taken place, it is also important that the workers should be involved in the discussion before the merger takes place and that in this particular case what is good for the shareholders is surely good for the workers as well?

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (20 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: Mr. W. Howie (Luton)rose—

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (15 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: Could the right hon. Gentleman tell me how many people who work overtime were taxed at the reduced rate?

Orders of the Day — Commission for Industry and Manpower Bill (8 Apr 1970)

Mr Will Howie: In view of the important decisions which hinge on the replies of my hon. Friend to the Member for Cheadle (Dr. Winstanley) I will not attempt to follow the hon. Member in any detail. I agree with much of what he said about the position of the employee in big firms, especially to do with mergers. The employee has a right to be heard with regard to a merger, not only after it has taken place...


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