Results 41–60 of 367 for speaker:Mr Ken Lomas

Oral Answers to Questions — Rhodesia (25 Jan 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations if he is aware that Rhodesian students at present studying or training in this country are liable to ill-treatment by the illegal régime of Rhodesia when they return home; and what provision he is making to protect them.

Oral Answers to Questions — Rhodesia (25 Jan 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the fear of ill-treatment was strongly expressed to me by Rhodesian students at present at the Huddersfield Training College when I spoke to them some weeks ago? Is he in a position to inform the House what steps the Government intend to take to assist those students who are at present suffering great financial difficulties as a direct result of the illegal...

Oral Answers to Questions — Rhodesia (25 Jan 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what is the position of the wife of a Rhodesian student who desires to join her husband in Great Britain and is unable to obtain a valid passport.

Oral Answers to Questions — Rhodesia (25 Jan 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: While I am grateful for that reply, may I ask if it is possible for the Minister now to say if the statement will provide for the issue of United Kingdom passports in exceptional cases such as the one mentioned in my Question?

Orders of the Day — Cost of Living (27 Jan 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: It is a privilege and at the same time something of a disappointment, to follow the hon. Gentleman the Member for Chelmsford (Mr. St. John-Stevas) because, until this afternoon, I was firmly of the opinion that he was a liberal-minded Tory. He seems to have proved quite conclusively that he is as bad as the rest. The whole point of his argument seems to be to prove, perhaps to himself, that...

Orders of the Day — Rhodesia (Exports and Imports) (16 Feb 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: It seems that the hon. Gentleman is making the great error of not appreciating that there is an entirely different link between this country and Rhodesia, and that of Rhodesia with any other nation in the world, that Rhodesia is part of the Commonwealth. As a consequence of that, we have a special responsibility to Rhodesia. Surely, because we recognise that a treasonable act has taken...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Travelling Expenses (Income Tax Relief) (22 Feb 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to allow Income Tax relief for travelling expenses where public transport is used and the annual amount exceeds £26.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Travelling Expenses (Income Tax Relief) (22 Feb 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: Would not my hon. and learned Friend agree that not to give some form of tax relief for these people who are compelled to travel by public transport and incur a cost of 10s. a week or more places them at a gross disadvantage compared with those who obtain a car from the firm for which they work or receive a substantial car allowance?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: School Places (Cost) (3 Mar 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his estimate of the cost of raising the school-leaving age on the assumption that local education authorities are allowed to base their comprehensive plans on an age of transfer other than 11-plus; and what is his policy towards local education authorities wishing to follow this course.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Musical Instruments (Tax) (26 Apr 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will remove or reduce the Purchase Tax on musical instruments where these are used exclusively by schools and purchased through the appropriate education authorities.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Musical Instruments (Tax) (26 Apr 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: Is my hon. and learned Friend aware that the total amount of revenue collected in tax on all musical instruments is only £1 million in a single year? Although this would be a small concession, it would be a valuable contribution to the musical education of children in our schools. Will my hon. and learned Friend look into it again?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Dog Licences (Hounds) (26 Apr 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why no licence is required for a hound bred for hunting until it is 12 months old.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Dog Licences (Hounds) (26 Apr 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: As something may have happened since 1878, I think that we might get round to changing that Measure. Would not my hon. and learned Friend agree that an element of social injustice is involved here, when the mongrel pup of an old-age pensioner is liable for a licence at six months but a hound bred for hunting—the unspeakable chasing the uneatable—can get away without the licence? Will he...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health: Drugs (2 May 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: asked the Minister of Health if he will set up a committee to inquire into the profits of firms supplying drugs to the National Health Service.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health: Drugs (2 May 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the most recent example of profiteering, inasmuch as Messrs. Pfizer were producing a drug identical to one produced by I.C.I. but selling it at three times the price. Is this being considered by the Committee, or would my right hon. Friend consider asking the First Secretary of State to refer this matter to the National Board for Prices and Incomes?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health: Clinics (Health Checks) (2 May 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: asked the Minister of Health if he will give support to the establishment of clinics where health checks can be undertaken by the general public.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health: Clinics (Health Checks) (2 May 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: Is not my hon. Friend aware of the experiment that was carried out in Rotherham where one out of every six of the population failed to pass the nine-part examination? Does he not consider that there is an urgent necessity here for an early-warning system of this kind to check the health of the community?

Amendment of the Law (3 May 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: I am most grateful for the opportunity once again to follow the hon. Member for Chelmsford (Mr. St. John-Stevas) in a debate in the House. I listened to his speech with great interest. I found it very much like the curate's egg—good in parts. There were many parts of it with which I agree entirely, but in other respects I felt that it was harking back to a day that I had hoped had long gone...

Amendment of the Law (3 May 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: We have been in only for 18 months. If we start from a base figure and remember that we inherited a terrible mess, we realise that it is not possible to get into top gear immediately. But by the time the next election comes along in 1970 we shall find not only that we have obtained an increase of 3·8 per cent. in our production per year but have exceeded the 4 per cent. figure. It will move...

Amendment of the Law (3 May 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: I can tell the hon. Member, and if I start with him perhaps I can persuade his party and the rest of the country. One can do this, as we have been doing it, when we go to our constituencies. We have a National Plan which has been accepted by the whole House. We are encouraging co-operation with industry and the trade union movement. We are holding conversations and consultations at the...


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