Results 281–300 of 367 for speaker:Mr Ken Lomas

Orders of the Day — Pay Increases (Crown Bedding Company) (5 Apr 1967)

Mr Ken Lomas: We can check HANSARD tomorrow to see whether my recollection is correct, but I recall the hon. Gentleman querying the point about this part of the Act expiring on 11th August whereas it clearly states in Section 25(4) that the period of 12 months covers such a period. While many of us on this side of the House may have our difference among ourselves, I for one take the view that it was...

Orders of the Day — Pay Increases (Crown Bedding Company) (5 Apr 1967)

Mr Ken Lomas: I return to the Order, Sir. I understand that the last pay increase agreement was made on 30th August, 1965, and that it expired 12 months later. If the increase sought did not fulfil the criteria laid down by the Government, then, in the interests of all other sections of workers in industry and everyone else in the country, these workers must take their turn in the queue. There must be no...

Orders of the Day — Pay Increases (Crown Bedding Company) (5 Apr 1967)

Mr Ken Lomas: That may be so, but it does not alter the fact that once the information had been laid before the Minister there was nothing he could do but act in accordance with Part IV of the Act, which is what he did. I hope that it will be recognised that the making of this Order is not an attack on 20 people employed by Slumberland, or the Crown Bedding Company, but is an attempt to create a sense of...

Orders of the Day — Defence (Navy) Estimates, 1967–68, Vote A: (1 Mar 1967)

Mr Ken Lomas: The hon. Member for Harborough (Mr. Farr) began with an attack on my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow, Provan (Mr. Hugh D. Brown), accusing him of bringing the Navy into disrepute. The hon. Gentleman finished by saying that the outlook for the Navy was bad. I can think of no greater contradiction in terms. He should appreciate that the day of military grandeur is gone and in the modern...

Early Day Motion (Amendment Corrigendum) (26 Jan 1967)

Mr Ken Lomas: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wish to draw your attention and that of the House to a mistake in the Order Paper for yesterday, 25th January, in that the Paper gives the names of four hon. Members, my hon. Friends the Members for Lewisham, West (Mr. Dickens), for Glasgow, Woodside (Mr. Carmichael) and for Glasgow, Provan (Mr. Hugh D. Brown), and myself as supporting the Amendment...

Economic Affairs (30 Nov 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: I was surprised that the hon. Member for Cornwall, North (Mr. Pardoe) should advocate devaluation, as a short time ago I read an article in which the leader of his party argued very strongly that this is precisely what we do not want. Is this another split in the Liberal Party? There was some truth in much of what the hon. Member said, but it is unfortunate that he should have begun with a...

Economic Affairs (30 Nov 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: My hon. Friend has anticipated the next part of my speech. I was about to ask why paragraph 36 states: …payments…should be made…in instalments". Why is this specifically directed against public service employees and why does it not apply to everybody? Is it because the public service is being treated differently from the rest of society merely because the Treasury has greater control...

Oral Answers to Questions — China (United Nations Representation) (7 Nov 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what further action he proposes to take to secure the admission of the Republic of China to the United Nations.

Orders of the Day — Prices and Incomes Bill: Clause 25. — (General Provisions as to Operation of Part Iv.) (9 Aug 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: I am grateful for the opportunity to intervene in what appears to be a three-cornered fight between the Official Opposition on the benches opposite, the unofficial opposition on this side of the House and the Government. It is time something was said in support of the Government and of the policies they are seeking to pursue. I reluctantly accept the necessity—and it is with a heavy heart...

Oral Answers to Questions — Milk (Half-Pint Bottles) (20 Jul 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will introduce legislation compelling milk retailers to provide half-pint bottles for milk, in view of the number of retired persons and individuals living on their own who have no means of storing milk overnight.

Oral Answers to Questions — Milk (Half-Pint Bottles) (20 Jul 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: Is my hon. Friend aware that the present system creates a great wastage of milk and also creates a wastage of money? Does he not think that, in the interests of those living on low fixed incomes and of people having to live on their own, this legislation is long overdue?

Orders of the Day — National Insurance (Further Provisions) Bill (1 Jul 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: The more I sit on the Government side of the House, the more I marvel at the hypocrisy of hon. Members on the benches opposite; the more I am astounded that they suddenly find themselves in complete disagreement with statements that they made between 1951 and 1964. The Opposition tell us of heart-rending stories, about which they knew throughout the whole period when they were the...

Orders of the Day — National Insurance (Further Provisions) Bill (1 Jul 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: I still think that the hon. Gentleman should have done. It is all right the hon. Gentleman saying that his party put something into their election manifesto——

Orders of the Day — National Insurance (Further Provisions) Bill (1 Jul 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: I will not give way. There is no point in promising something when one knows that one is not likely to be called upon to fulfil a promise. One can put what one likes into one's manifesto if it is known that it will never be carried out.

Orders of the Day — National Insurance (Further Provisions) Bill (1 Jul 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: That is a completely unworthy remark of the hon Member. I will give way willingly.

Orders of the Day — National Insurance (Further Provisions) Bill (1 Jul 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: All that I will say about that intervention, which developed into a speech, is that I was given some information in a Written Answer by the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance, showing that the percentage of the National Insurance benefit to the average wage was about 25 per cent. to 28 per cent. under the Conservatives, whereas since October, 1964, with the new measures which we have...

Orders of the Day — National Insurance (Further Provisions) Bill (1 Jul 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: I was not in the House during all of those thirteen years—[HON. MEMBERS: "Quite."]—more is the pity—but I have no doubt that my hon. Friends certainly drew the attention of the House to the sufferings of people who had been so long ignored by the Conservative Party. The Bill refers to the non-pensioner—people over pensionable age when the 1948 Act began. There are three main groups...

Orders of the Day — National Insurance (Further Provisions) Bill (1 Jul 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: No, I will not give way. Group 2 is composed of people who chose not to become special voluntary contributors under a scheme introduced in 1938-These people had the opportunity to become insured. [An HON. MEMBER: "No."] Yes, they did, and they chose not to become insured. These are the people whom, we are told, should have the advantage of the Bill. There were those unable to be insured...

Orders of the Day — National Insurance (Further Provisions) Bill (1 Jul 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: Yes, it used to. What we are asking now is why should these people who, through hon. Members opposite are calling for a pension, be granted one when many hundreds of thousands of people have struggled to find the stamp money from a meagre wage, given by people represented by hon. Members opposite, in order to keep themselves in benefit?

Orders of the Day — National Insurance (Further Provisions) Bill (1 Jul 1966)

Mr Ken Lomas: That underlines what I was saying. I was reading a copy of the debate in the other place recently, in which a noble Lord was recalling the time of the 1926 General Strike, when he and others were in dispute, and they became in arrears with their National Insurance contributions. When they were given a bill for the arrears of contributions, they could not pay it because the wages were so low...


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