Results 121–140 of 367 for speaker:Mr Ken Lomas

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

Mr Ken Lomas: I am just pointing out that this is the case made on food prices, by our opponents, and I am asking the Minister to comment. Again, what really matters is the kind of commodity the housewife buys, and the frequency with which she buys it. In the Grocer for 20th January, 216 price increases were shown. Of these, 30 were pasta products and a further 36 were toiletries and patent medicine....

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Student Grants (14 Mar 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: Can the Minister do anything in the meantime to ensure that the parental contribution is paid, because, where it is not paid, it causes hardship?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Immigrant School Population, Huddersfield (14 Mar 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is aware that of the £26,000 made available to the Huddersfield local authority, towards the cost of immigrants in the borough, little is directly available to the education committee for use for the benefit of the 10 per cent. immigrant school population; and whether he will authorise an immediate grant to meet this need.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Immigrant School Population, Huddersfield (14 Mar 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: Is my hon. Friend aware that those are not the facts as I know them in Huddersfield? Does he appreciate that they have a real problem there, and that, proportionately, we have a higher number of immigrant school children almost than any other place in the country? Will he consider sending someone from his Department to study this, and discuss it with the education authority?

Oral Answers to Questions — Board of Trade: Tourist Trade (24 Apr 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: Will the Minister indicate what action his Department is taking to increase the number of camping and caravan sites in this country? Is he, as a Yorkshireman, doing all he can to encourage tourists from abroad to go to Yorkshire?

Orders of the Day — Rising Prices (1 May 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: The hon. Member has quoted the figures from October, 1964, to March, 1968. Perhaps he would bear in mind that, according to the Ministry of Labour Gazette, the figures that we accept, retail prices as a whole have increased by 13·6 per cent. and food prices by 13 per cent., but weekly basic wage rates have increased by no less than 18·4 per cent., and hourly rates by 23·4 per cent. Would...

Orders of the Day — Rising Prices (1 May 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: Will the hon. Gentleman concede that the House and the nation will also recall that from 1951 to 1964 the party opposite did nothing about these people, and that by the measures we have introduced to improve their living standards we have done more than they ever contemplated?

Orders of the Day — Rising Prices (1 May 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: The hon. Member for Portsmouth, Langstone (Mr. Ian Lloyd) covered a fairly wide area, but I fail to detect in what he has said anything that is directly related to the Motion that we are debating and which has been put forward as a Motion of censure by hon. and right hon. Gentlemen opposite. It is interesting to note that the great onslaught that we were expecting from the Conservative...

Orders of the Day — Rising Prices (1 May 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: I accept wholeheartedly the point that expenditure on the social services will rise under any Government and it did rise under the Conservative Administration. But I am saying that under our administration expenditure on the social services has risen at a far greater rate. Those services have been given to people who have been in more deserving cases, and we have sought out people whom those...

Orders of the Day — Prices and Incomes Bill (21 May 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: The hon. Member for Bath (Sir E. Brown) made a typical Conservative speech, full of hot air and containing nothing of substance. Neither did it— this goes for all the speeches made by hon. Members opposite—put forward any credible alternative. Speeches by hon. Members opposite have shown only one theme—that the social services would be the first to suffer if they were ever returned as...

Orders of the Day — Prices and Incomes Bill (21 May 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: If my hon. Friend will allow me to continue my speech and to develop what I wish to say, I shall deal with that point. When we have a situation such as we are faced with at the moment we need to use control, not only over the heights of the economy, but in the field of prices and incomes and also in stimulating industry by all kinds of assistance, using all the modern tech- niques of the...

Orders of the Day — Prices and Incomes Bill (21 May 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: That is not what the Bill says. It says in effect that the claim of the lower-paid worker will be allowed to go through. That is the whole purpose of the Bill. If we do not have those Clauses how can we control the mavericks and the rogue elephants in our midst, be they in the C.B.I, or in the trade union movement? I have not yet heard any trade union speaker or anyone else tell me how the...

Orders of the Day — Prices and Incomes Bill (21 May 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: I am not replying to that interruption made while my hon. Friend was sitting down, and that was entirely different.

Orders of the Day — Prices and Incomes Bill (21 May 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: That has nothing to do with what I am saying. I reminded my hon. Friends that we had an argument in our own party and reached a decision by a ratio of five votes to one in favour of the Bill and the White Paper. As I see it, the choice before us is simple. Either we decide to cling to an outdated system, which I think is rotten and bad, with free bargaining and all the rest, or we try to...

Orders of the Day — National Health Service (Charges) (30 May 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: Would not the hon. Gentleman agree that mental illness and coronary thrombosis should also be exempted?

Orders of the Day — National Health Service (Charges) (30 May 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: Would my hon. Fnend stop being an apologist for Tory policies? He should have some regard for our concept of a Health Service free for all at the time of need. May I inform him that 1 had intended tonight to abstain. In view of his comments and the speech of the Minister of Health, I intend to vote against the Government.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Heat-treated Milk (12 Jun 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, in view of the hardship caused to small shopkeepers, pensioners, holiday makers, single persons living on their own and other consumers by his refusal to impose a wholesale price for ultra heat-treated milk, he will now fix the price as he fixes the maximum retail price; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Heat-treated Milk (12 Jun 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: Does the Minister appreciate that many of these small shopkeepers do not stock this type of milk that these people want mainly because the Ministry fixes the maximum retail price but does nothing about the wholesale price, and small shopkeepers cannot negotiate with the giant monopolies? The Minister should do something about it. What action will he take?

Oral Answers to Questions — Technology: Foundry Techniques (24 Jun 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: asked the Minister of Technology if he will make a statement on the result of the study he has made into securing more advanced foundry techniques.

Oral Answers to Questions — Technology: Foundry Techniques (24 Jun 1968)

Mr Ken Lomas: In view of the importance of foundries to many of the industries in my constituency of Huddersfield, may I ask the Minister to ensure that this study is given the very highest priority? Can he say whether it will be published?


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