Results 41–60 of 1155 for speaker:Mr Gilbert Longden

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Adult Education (Russell Report) (13 Nov 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proposals she has for implementing the Russell Report; and if she will make a statement.

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph and Indecent Displays Bill (13 Nov 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: The hon. Member for Accrington (Mr. Arthur Davidson) seemed to suggest that he was in agreement with the objectives of the Bill as described by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary. Indeed, the hon. Gentleman quoted his words.

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph and Indecent Displays Bill (13 Nov 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: I am glad to hear that. But the hon. Gentleman did not say how he would do it. Indeed, he devoted his speech to criticising the Bill, and most of that criticism was misconceived. The Bill has nothing to do with the content of films shown in cinemas, although it will sweep under the carpet the offensive matter that he dislikes just as much as we do. That is what happened to the prostitutes,...

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph and Indecent Displays Bill (13 Nov 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: They are all capitalists, I am sorry to say. They display the least acceptable face of capitalism.

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph and Indecent Displays Bill (13 Nov 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: I do not defend them at all. That is the motive that motivates them, "What matter the mischief if there is money in it?" It all happened in the days of ancient Rome and Juvenal was commenting upon it.

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph and Indecent Displays Bill (13 Nov 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: State capitalism is the worst kind of capitalism. The Bill does not deal with the word "obscene", and that is as well, considering some of the most extraordinary decisions that have been made on that word. Here it is a question of decency, and it is an eloquent commentary on the present age that the meaning of even that word is in doubt. According to the Oxford Dictionary, it means...

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph and Indecent Displays Bill (13 Nov 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: These are Committee points. I simply cannot understand how any hon. Member could wish to vote against the objects of the Bill, and I am glad to hear that that is not to happen. I conclude by quoting some words of Lord Ardwick, because they seem to be a most apposite summing up. He said: I believe that people expect some leadership to help them sort out their own attitudes. I think that we...

Orders of the Day — TEACHERS' SUPERANNUATION (MR. T. McKIE) (12 Nov 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: I merely wish to add that I see no reason on earth why my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary should not be able to say something encouraging tonight. This type of case has been argued almost ever since I first came to the House. It is about time that the Secretary of State reached a decision about it. It is a just case and it should be honoured.

Rhodesia (8 Nov 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: On the question of foreign exchange, though sanctions have to continue, which I accept on balance, I should like my right hon. Friends to give some attention to the plight of two groups of quite innocent people. These are the British subjects who went to Rhodesia to retire long before UDI and cannot get their money out of England. They are not supporters of the Smith régime. The second group...

Compulsory Purchase Orders (8 Nov 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: I shall not delay my hon. Friend's reply a second longer than I need, because I am very anxious to hear his answers to the extremely pertinent questions which my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Ruislip—Northwood (Mr. Crowther) put to him. I intervene merely to say that my constituents are close neighbours of my hon. Friend's, and these compulsory purchase orders will very...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Rhodesia (7 Nov 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he is satisfied by the information most recently published by the United Nations Sanctions Supervisory Committee that mandatory sanctions are in fact being enforced by all members of the United Nations.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Rhodesia (7 Nov 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: Is this not very exasperating to people who are honouring their commitments? What is being done to compel or persuade defaulters to come to heel?

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Homelessness (6 Nov 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what further progress has been made in dealing with homelessness and the arrangements for accommodating homeless families.

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Homelessness (6 Nov 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: That is the same answer as the one I received last March. Is my hon. Friend satisfied that all local authorities, particularly those in London, are fulfilling their duties under Part III of the National Assistance Act 1948? If they are not, what is preventing them from doing so?

Oral Answers to Questions — President Nixon (Contacts) (6 Nov 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: Whatever the rights or wrongs of the Watergate affair, is it not essential that we mend our fences with the United States of America? Did my right hon. Friend find the speech of the Leader of the Opposition last weekend helpful in that way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Population (5 Nov 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: asked the Lord President of the Council what action the Government have decided to take as a result of the report of the Population Panel.

Oral Answers to Questions — Population (5 Nov 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: While not really thanking my right hon. Friend for that reply, may I remind him that the panel states in its report that its analysis leads them to the conclusion that Britain would do better in future with a stationary rather than an increasing population"? The panel's report continues by saying that sooner or later Britain must fact the fact that its population cannot go on increasing...

Middle East (25 Oct 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: In the meantime, will my right hon. Friend use his influence to strive to ensure that the terms of the Geneva Convention about the treatment of prisoners are honoured by all the belligerents, because it is reported that the Israelis have furnished a full list of their prisoners to the proper quarters whereas the two other States have not yet done so?

Parliamentary Commissioner (Salary) (24 Oct 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: In one of the shortest speeches that has ever been made in the House, I merely wish to associate myself with almost every word that has fallen from the Chairman of the Select Committee of which I have the honour to be a member. I add only that, having had the advantage of speaking to the Swedish and New Zealand Ombudsmen, I feel that one of the best things that we have done is to provide for...

Parliamentary Commissioner (Salary) (24 Oct 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: If my hon. Friend is going to be good enough to check and let the hon. Gentleman know, I hope that he will let us all know, because the hon. Gentleman has raised a point which is of great interest to all of us.


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