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Orders of the Day — WELSH SHIPPING AGENCY BILL [Lords] (By Order) (22 Jun 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: Does not the hon. Gentleman accept that if he votes for the Bill and it goes forward a further inquiry is precisely what he will not get? He will get the Bill, full stop. That is the whole object of the Bill.

Orders of the Day — WELSH SHIPPING AGENCY BILL [Lords] (By Order) (22 Jun 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: I am grateful to the hon. Member for Bristol, South-East (Mr. Benn). While I appreciate his thought, I believe that all the unknowns he has referred to are very good arguments for coming precisely to a conclusion opposite to that to which he came. I will endeavour to show why that is so, and also why I have every intention, on grounds both of constituency and national interest and in...

Orders of the Day — WELSH SHIPPING AGENCY BILL [Lords] (By Order) (22 Jun 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: Let me finish my sentence—and that in fact a number of other schemes are considered by many experts to be much more attractive and likely to achieve the object we all wish than the one and only very limited scheme which appears in this Bill.

Orders of the Day — WELSH SHIPPING AGENCY BILL [Lords] (By Order) (22 Jun 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: With respect, that is a complete misinterpretation of the position. I believe that this Bill should not be allowed to go forward, not because I fear expert judgment, but because I think that to allow to be put forward with the support and authority of this House of Commons the one scheme above all others which I profoundly believe to be a bad scheme, the one scheme which tramples on the...

Orders of the Day — WELSH SHIPPING AGENCY BILL [Lords] (By Order) (22 Jun 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: Yes, they are extremely serious. They were all discussed in the evidence in the Select Committee in another place. No doubt if my hon. Friend studied it he would find it as enlightening as I did. There is a scheme to put a high level transporter conveyor across the River Usk. There is the Usk barrage scheme. There is a scheme for a floating harbour for Newport. The argument about whether the...

Orders of the Day — WELSH SHIPPING AGENCY BILL [Lords] (By Order) (22 Jun 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: I am obliged to the hon. Member for assisting me so ably and helping me to talk out the Bill, but he has completely mistaken my point. My point was in relation to the Parliamentary Secretary's comments about the Newport Deep scheme. If the hon. Member reads HANSARD tomorrow he will see that my hon. Friend's opinion is that its régime was unstable, and he went on to say that the régime in...

Orders of the Day — WELSH SHIPPING AGENCY BILL [Lords] (By Order) (22 Jun 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: With respect to my hon. Friend, that is completely beside the point. His Ministry is not represented in a Select Committee of the House of Commons. The local planning authorities would not be represented in a Select Committee of the House of Commons. If we are to take his interjection seriously, what my hon. Friend is saying is that his Ministry does not care and that he is not prepared to do...

Orders of the Day — WELSH SHIPPING AGENCY BILL [Lords] (By Order) (22 Jun 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: My hon. Friend has done nothing whatever to reassure me on this point. I am very happy to follow him into the planning procedure. I do not know whether the view of his own officials and of the many elected councillors who sit on the planning bodies of Somerset have been made clear to him. From the tone of his interjection I judge that they most certainly have not been. The reason why my hon....

Orders of the Day — WELSH SHIPPING AGENCY BILL [Lords] (By Order) (22 Jun 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: We have been through this three times already. I shall not pursue it further. I still do not accept what my hon. Friend says. In closing this phase of my speech, I refer my hon. Friend to the remarks of the Secretary of the Council for the Preservation of Rural England, which also is petitioning against the Bill, that this jetty would be a monumental snook cocked at the Somerset coastline"....

Orders of the Day — WELSH SHIPPING AGENCY BILL [Lords] (By Order) (22 Jun 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: I am only too happy to explain to my hon. and gallant Friend. It is my next paragraph. I do not think that it is appreciated by many hon. Members, even those who have listened to the debate, that what the citizens of Portishead will have put clown in front of them is not the point end of a jetty. The jetty comes out from the South Wales coast no less than four and a half miles. It then turns...

Orders of the Day — WELSH SHIPPING AGENCY BILL [Lords] (By Order) (22 Jun 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: I am grateful to the hon. Member for mentioning that and for allowing me to make the point clear. I entirely agree with him.

Orders of the Day — WELSH SHIPPING AGENCY BILL [Lords] (By Order) (22 Jun 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: With respect, I did not say that I would not object to that. I said that the objection I had raised would fall to the ground. Nevertheless, other people would object strenuously. I am grateful to the hon. Member for giving me this chance to make myself clear; and if I misled him I apologise.

Orders of the Day — WELSH SHIPPING AGENCY BILL [Lords] (By Order) (22 Jun 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: Certainly, including, I presume, the hon. Member, who objects on aesthetic grounds. I am trying, in the limited time available, to make a specific case for people in the area feeling terribly worried about the siting of this jetty. If the Bill gave a series of schemes my objection would fall to the ground. Unfortunately, it does not. It is confined to one specific scheme and I am putting a...

Orders of the Day — WELSH SHIPPING AGENCY BILL [Lords] (By Order) (22 Jun 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: With respect, that evidence has been expertly challenged in the Select Committee already, and just did not stand up. According to the evidence given by the promoters of the Bill, the drop would be 20 ft. With the ships, rolling as they frequently do roll in this passage of water—as the hon. Member for Bristol, Central says, the wind comes roaring down the channel—and with these 20-ton...

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads: Keynsham By-pass (6 May 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: asked the Minister of Transport if he will take steps to expedite the construction of the Keynsham by-pass in north Somerset.

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads: Keynsham By-pass (6 May 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: I am sorry, but this is most unsatisfactory. Is not my hon. and gallant Friend aware that, if the Minister were sitting anywhere but in the place he occupies, he would be the first to scoff at this ridiculously leisurely programme for something which is urgently needed? Will my hon. and gallant Friend tell him to take the advice given by a more eminent person than myself and take his right...

Exporters (Government Services) (17 Apr 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: I am particularly grateful to be called in the debate, immediately after the hon. Member for Ashton-under-Lyne (Mr. Rhodes). It is a good many years since I had the pleasure of following him in a similar debate and I find myself in the same happy predicament as I was in then in that I cannot find anything about which I can disagree with the hon Member. The House knows of his contribution to...

Exporters (Government Services) (17 Apr 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: The hon. Member for Ashton-under-Lyne emphasised the matter of people taking out all sorts of odd statistics to come to a false conclusion. We have suffered very much from this in this country. In the last few years in particular there has been a positive passion to dig up obscure statistics to try to prove that dear old Britain is a dreadful state and everybody else is so much better than we...

Exporters (Government Services) (17 Apr 1964)

Mr Edwin Leather: It is autonomous to a certain extent and I should like to see it even more so. However, I think I am right in saving—unless changes have been made in the last few months—that, particularly on questions of establishment and salaries, it is not at all autonomous. If it needs a new executive in a key job it must go through the whole Civil Service procedure and argue, perhaps for months,...


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