Results 101–120 of 1155 for speaker:Mr Gilbert Longden

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Industrial Relations (Minister's Speech) (13 Mar 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: asked the Prime Minister whether the public speech of the Home Secretary at Croydon about industrial relations on Monday 26th February represents Government policy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Industrial Relations (Minister's Speech) (13 Mar 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: Referring to the wholly unjustified criticism that the Government's taxation policy has helped only the better off, is it not true that 80 per cent. of the vast personal reductions in taxation made by this Government since 1970 have gone to people who get less than one-and-a-half times the national average wage? Can it be discovered how much more than the present 90 per cent. of the highest...

Oral Answers to Questions — Population Panel (Reports) (12 Mar 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: asked the Lord President of the Council when he will be ready to make a statement on the report from the Population Panel.

Oral Answers to Questions — Population Panel (Reports) (12 Mar 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply. May I ask him to ensure that the Government's population policy is published before the United Nations Population Year?

Bomb Incidents (London) (12 Mar 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: Does my right hon. Friend accept that in these and similar cases it helps no one except the criminal for every cautionary plan taken by the police and every plan they may have in future to be mooted abroad twice a day by the mass media?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Monetary Reform (8 Mar 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: Contrary to what the hon. Gentleman has said, does my right hon. Friend not agree that if the Chancellor's conditions could be met by our European allies they would bring great advantages to our country by fixing the exchange rate, which would enable us to keep import prices down? In addition, the rate would be supported by the resources of the Community and therefore would be secure. Does he...

Business of the House (8 Mar 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: Would not it be better if the colour of the long-awaited paper on local government finance referred to by my hon. Friend the Member for Harwich (Mr. Ridsdale) were green?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: A41(M) and North Orbital Extension (7 Mar 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: Does my hon. Friend understand that there is great alarm and despondency elsewhere than in Watford, namely, in my constituency and in the Hertfordshire County Council? This road is being driven flat through between two schools. Will my hon. Friend kindly reconsider the matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Ministerial Broadcast (6 Mar 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: Will my right hon. Friend tell the House how very many pay settlements have already been made within the guidelines of phase 2?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Value Added Tax (1 Mar 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: asked the Prime Minister if he is satisfied with the co-ordination between the Treasury and the Department of Trade and Industry in the matters of explaining the operation of value added tax, especially upon small businesses.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Value Added Tax (1 Mar 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: Does not much alarmist criticism alleging the inflationary effects of the new tax invariably conceal the fact that price reductions must result from the simultaneous abolition of purchase tax and SET? Does not my right hon. Friend agree that much remains to be done to explain the operation of VAT, especially to people who cannot afford to take professional advice?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Secretary of State for Employment (22 Feb 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: Among the Secretary of State for Employment's other duties, one is to maintain employment and to arrange for retraining. Has not unemployment fallen, and has my right hon. Friend not arranged for 100,000 people to be retrained? Is it not also the case that the Leader of the Opposition last Tuesday seemed to support my right hon. Friend's suggestion that the gasmen should put their case before...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Language Training (20 Feb 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: asked the Minister of State for Defence why the teaching of languages has been discontinued at the Royal Military Academy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Language Training (20 Feb 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that answer, which is somewhat reassuring. It seems to be a strange time to discontinue language teaching just when we have entered the Community.

Oral Answers to Questions — Counter-Inflation Policy (8 Feb 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: Are we unlikely to achieve any of those desirable things that the hon. Gentleman was talking about if we have a series of strikes? Has my right hon. Friend any comment to make upon the justification of the employees of the gas industry to hold us up to ransom?

Northern Ireland (5 Feb 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: Have the Government considered whether it would be wise to proclaim martial law or, at least, a curfew in those murder-ridden cities?

Orders of the Day — Water Bill (5 Feb 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: My hon. Friend has not said anything about the commercial potential of the canals.

Oral Answers to Questions — Counter-Inflation Proposals (30 Jan 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the talks he has had during the recess with the Confederation of British Industry and the Trades Union Congress regarding future policy for regulating prices and incomes.

Oral Answers to Questions — Counter-Inflation Proposals (30 Jan 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: Does my right hon. Friend not feel that we might enjoy better industrial relations if he were to propose a charter guaranteeing to all employees among other conditions of service a fair share in the profits of the joint enterprise; a right to joint consultation before automation is introduced or mergers are proposed; a right to retraining at public expense in the event of inevitable...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: European Security and Co-operation (29 Jan 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: Does my right hon. Friend's earlier answer mean that there is a real hope that NATO and the Community will speak with one voice throughout the conference?


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