Results 161–180 of 8610 for speaker:Sir Keith Joseph

Employment (Older Men and Women) (6 Mar 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: We shall see whether my hon. Friend is right in his prophecy. I was talking about Table VIII in page 23 of the Phillips Report. At first sight this appears to be a valuable table. It shows that whereas about 1 million people over the minimum retirement age—which for women is 60 and for men 65—were working in 1954, it is probable that 11 million in those age groups will be working by...

Employment (Older Men and Women) (6 Mar 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: That I fully accept—I say I fully accept it, but I know of several firms which pay pensions and move people into lighter employment. The hon. Member will not deny that that does not stop a person moving to another employment and earning possibly a higher wage. His first pension would not be reduced once a man is over 70 or a woman is 65, if that in fact happens. It seems to me that the...

Employment (Older Men and Women) (6 Mar 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: No, I think that most unfair. I will come to the Beveridge Report in a moment. I am glad that the hon. Member mentioned it, because it is very nearly next on my list. In particular, before coming to the Beveridge Report, I should like to draw the attention of the House to paragraph 23 of the Minority Report of the Phillips Committee, submitted by Professor Cairncross. I shall read ten lines...

Employment (Older Men and Women) (6 Mar 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he is not a little worried—because I certainly am—that the increased retraining facilities which have recently been made available by the Ministry of Labour are, I understand, not being fully used in mast parts of the country at the moment? Therefore, why does he have such confidence that retraining facilities would be used if they were made...

Orders of the Day — Supply: Vote 5. National Health Service, England and Wales (12 Mar 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: The right hon. Lady has not referred to a much more recent Report than that of the Bradbeer Committee, the Boucher Report, which draws attention to the fallacy of comparing waiting lists with each other, although some of them in some areas are compiled on out-of-date principles and do not reflect the true current needs of the local population. Surely the right hon. Lady should be asking that...

Orders of the Day — Supply: Vote 5. National Health Service, England and Wales (12 Mar 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: I am sure that my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Lewes (Colonel Beamish) has never concealed his interest at all.

Orders of the Day — Supply: Vote 5. National Health Service, England and Wales (12 Mar 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: No, but my hon. and gallant Friend's interest is completely known.

Orders of the Day — Retirement Pensions (20 Apr 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: Further to that point, does the hon. Member for Kilmarnock (Mr. Ross) realise that his party, in its suggestion, is proposing to raise the pension without touching the National Assistance scale?

Orders of the Day — Retirement Pensions (20 Apr 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: During this debate three different attitudes have so far been adopted towards statistics. Those hon. Members opposite who have been conscious of the weakness of their case have sneered at them; the hon. Member for Ince (Mr. T. Brown), in his usual eloquent speech, did not need to buttress his sincere case by quoting a single figure, but the hon. Member for Wallsend (Mr. McKay) drowned us in...

Orders of the Day — Retirement Pensions (20 Apr 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: They are not the figures as I see them from The Times leading article. The hon. Member's scheme will transfer money from those who are not old to those who are old, and I would ask whether this is the right time for such a further transfer, and whether the transfer is to be done only by means of a State scheme. We all know that last February there was a very large transfer from the earners...

Orders of the Day — Retirement Pensions (20 Apr 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: The hon. Member is most unfair in thinking that I was in any way being offensive to the elderly members of the community. I was using a kind of verbal "shorthand" to save time, because there are many other hon. Members who wish to speak and I wish to go rather fast. What do the Socialists want? Do they want to help the poorest in the community—in which case everyone sympathises with...

Orders of the Day — Retirement Pensions (20 Apr 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: I agree, but the hon. Gentleman will agree that we must never allow thrift to go unrewarded. We must never permit a family in which thrift has been exercised to think that life for them is less easy than for a family where no thrift has been exercised. We can raise the level of the family which has exercised no thrift, as hon. Members wish, but not in a way which would make it a matter of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health: Social Workers (Report) (4 May 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: asked the Minister of Health when the report of the Young-husband Working Party on Social Workers is likely to be published.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health: National Health Service Advisory Council (Appointment) (4 May 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: asked the Minister of Health whether he is now able to announce the composition and terms of reference of the council he is setting up to advise on the application of modern management techniques in the National Health Service.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health: National Health Service Advisory Council (Appointment) (4 May 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that the initiative which he has taken and the quality of the chairman he has secured for this important Council will be generally welcomed as likely to lead in due course to benefit for all concerned with the National Health Service?

Plight of the Aged (5 Jun 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: On a point of correction, would not the hon. Gentleman agree that, long before any tax reductions were made by the Tory Government, the pension was notably increased within a few months of the Tories being returned to power?

Plight of the Aged (5 Jun 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: That is not true.

Plight of the Aged (5 Jun 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: Yes, simultaneously.

Orders of the Day — National Insurance Bill (9 Jun 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: I think that the right hon. Gentleman will agree that he made a mistake in saying that the contribution will be increased. As the Bill stands there is power to increase the contribution, but even the right hon. Gentleman cannot predict what will happen in five years.

Orders of the Day — National Insurance Bill (9 Jun 1959)

Sir Keith Joseph: The right hon. Gentleman the Member for Middlesbrough, East (Mr. Marquand) made, in a moderate manner, a most specious speech in which he contrived to criticise the Government's Bill without mentioning any of the difficulties with which any Bill dealing with this subject must cope. I think that nearly all my comments on the points advanced by the right hon. Gentleman will come out in the...


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