Results 101–120 of 367 for speaker:Mr Ken Lomas

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Hooliganism (Football Matches) (26 Oct 1967)

Mr Ken Lomas: May I assure my hon. Friend that this kind of problem does not apply to Huddersfield Town Football Club? Is my hon. Friend also aware that thousands of people have their recreation at football matches ruined by hooliganism? Is he aware that I can see no reason why the Home Secretary should not instruct the police to prosecute under the 1936 Act, because by doing so stricter penalties could be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals: Pay Beds (Review) (6 Nov 1967)

Mr Ken Lomas: Is my right hon. Friend aware that he is to be congratulated on his statement, especially since we have a waiting list of about 500,000 people for hospital beds? Will he look again to see whether he could not reduce the number of pay beds still further?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Reflecting Number Plates (15 Nov 1967)

Mr Ken Lomas: asked the Minister of Transport when she expects to lay the regulations to allow the use of reflecting number plates in accordance with the Road Transport Lighting Act, 1967.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Reflecting Number Plates (15 Nov 1967)

Mr Ken Lomas: Does the Minister recall the firm promise which he made to this House on 12th June that these regulations would be laid before the winter months? Would he make every effort to see that this is done before Christmas, and that the trade is given notice of the intended date so that the public will be able to buy these plates in order to save lives over the Christmas period?

Liberties of the Subject (1 Dec 1967)

Mr Ken Lomas: How can the hon. Gentleman possibly reconcile his talk about the erosion of the liberty of the subject to this Government's actions? The Government are setting up these specialist committees while previous Governments did nothing of the kind.

Orders of the Day — Health Services and Public Health Bill (7 Dec 1967)

Mr Ken Lomas: It always worries me when praise is poured on Ministers by hon. Members opposite and even more when I have to agree with much of what they say. I agree with the hon. Member for Farnham (Mr. Maurice Macmillan) that the need for a Specialist Committee is self-evident. This Service has existed for 20 years and is so complex, involving so many different spheres of action and Departments, that...

Orders of the Day — Health Services and Public Health Bill (7 Dec 1967)

Mr Ken Lomas: That is exactly what I was going to say. The hon. and learned Member will find that the legislation for pay-beds is permissive. The Act says that the Minister "may", not "shall". This was the way that Nye Bevan managed to bring the two sides together——

Orders of the Day — Health Services and Public Health Bill (7 Dec 1967)

Mr Ken Lomas: What was said 20 years ago does not necessarily bind our present actions. If it did, there would be a tremendous number of contradictions on both sides of the House. Let us wake up to the facts of life as they are. Aneurin Bevan had to make this concession to get the Health Service off the ground. It was right then, but is it right now, 20 years on? Is it right when over 97 per cent. of the...

Orders of the Day — Health Services and Public Health Bill (7 Dec 1967)

Mr Ken Lomas: When the Health Service was first introduced it was not known what this private sector would be like. If one looks at the figures in the Annual Report of the Ministry of Health for the last two years one sees that in 1965 there were 5,616 pay-beds in our hospitals, with an average daily occupancy rate of 2,890. In other words, for 51 per cent. of the time they were occupied by paying...

Orders of the Day — Health Services and Public Health Bill (7 Dec 1967)

Mr Ken Lomas: I am glad that the Minister has decided to reverse this idea of beds being designated and consultants and others being able to take on for treatment whoever they wished. There is still a case to be made for the abolition of the idea that people with money can jump the queue and buy good health. This has never been the philosophy of the Labour Party and I hope that it never will be. We should...

Orders of the Day — House of Commons Proceedings (Sound Broadcasting Experiment) (11 Dec 1967)

Mr Ken Lomas: In view of the hon. Member's remarks about public demand or the lack of it, may I ask whether he is not aware that less than 5 per cent. of the Members of the House are present to debate whether their voices should not should not go on the air? What conclusion does he draw from that? Does he not realise that the majority of Members, as is obvious by their absence from the Chamber, are not in...

Army Vehicle (Accident) (16 Jan 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: After a day of high drama, which will be remembered in the House for a long time, I am grateful for the opportunity of being able to raise the case of a former constituent of mine, Allen Clive Oldroyd. In a sense, I am glad that the House was recalled a day earlier than was expected, otherwise I might not have had the opportunity of being able to raise this issue this week. This is really a...

Army Vehicle (Accident) (16 Jan 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Army Vehicle (Accident) (16 Jan 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: I am most grateful for the kind offer which my hon. Friend has made, which, I am sure, will be taken up by the solicitors. The only point I wished to make is that the solicitors, in the interests of Mr. and Mrs. Oldroyd, were trying to find some way to avoid the possibility of them losing £500. They had no intention of using the board of inquiry evidence or findings in a judicial sense. They...

Business of the House (1 Feb 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: Does my right hon. Friend not appreciate that, by allowing the House to reach a decision on the Sachsenhausen Report, the authority of the Select Committee and the P.C.A. will be undermined? Does he not also agree and confirm that the letter sent to the members of the Committee was not received until 9.30 last night, and, further, that the real answer to this would have been to get the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Technology: Hearing Aid Batteries (Prices) (5 Feb 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: asked the Minister of Technology if he has now decided to refer to the National Board for Prices and Incomes the recently announced increase in the price of Mallory mercury hearing aid batteries—RM 675 H2014;1·4 volts—from 11s. to 16s. 6d. for six; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Technology: Hearing Aid Batteries (Prices) (5 Feb 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: I am most grateful to my right hon. Friend for that reply, but can he also explain why it has taken the Department so long to reach this decision? In view of this outrageous increase in these prices, what action is he taking to ensure that the old prices are still maintained till the Prices and Incomes Board has had an opportunity to consider this matter?

Orders of the Day — Commonwealth Immigrants Bill (27 Feb 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: A notable feature of the debate has been that, with one or two exceptions, it has been conducted in a calm and dispassionate manner. However, that is no reason why we should not speak our minds frankly and express the views which we sincerely hold. It is an hon. Member's responsibility to put not only his own views but those of his constituents and to express the problems of his constituency....

Orders of the Day — Commonwealth Immigrants Bill (27 Feb 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: This has been borne in mind. The point I wish to make is that we expect this to increase. We are dealing with entry into primary schools. Some children were born of English-speaking parents; some were born of parents who cannot speak much English and attend classes which the local authority runs for them. We expect the intake to increase by at least 500 a year over the next six years, to a...

Orders of the Day — Defence (Navy) Estimates 1968–69: Food Prices (11 Mar 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: I am most grateful for the opportunity to raise on the Adjournment the question of rising food prices. This subject has been discussed and written about many times since the Labour Government came to power, and on almost every occasion the impression has been created that the Government were more interested in keeping wages down than in keeping the cost of living under control. A tremendous...


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