Results 2021–2040 of 2083 for speaker:Mr Maurice Macmillan

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government: Clean Air Act (28 Mar 1961)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: Is my hon. Friend aware that for some time there has been great concern in the West Riding of Yorkshire and that an interesting pamphlet on this subject was published by the hon. Member for Halifax in the 1880s.

Economic Situation (6 Feb 1961)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: It is always a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Grimond), especially on an occasion such as this, when I can agree with a great deal of what he has said; and not least with the congratulations which he extended to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Carshalton (Captain W. Elliot) on his sincere and, may I say, well thought out speech. I had not realised...

Economic Situation (6 Feb 1961)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: If the hon. Member rereads the speech which I then made, he will find that within the limits of the occasion I did my best to express the very points that I am making now. Indeed, I have been criticised for departing from precedent for so doing. May I refer for a moment, not to this admirable document which has helped so many of us in the debate but to Mr. Barna, deputy director of the...

Economic Situation (6 Feb 1961)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: I said that it would prevent any restrictive practices of either capital or labour from injuring the efficiency of our industry and added that I wanted to see the co-operation of trade unions and employers, managements and government, to build a fair and efficient industrial system. After nine years of Conservative Government, want is still my master, and Mr. Barna in The Times must still...

Orders of the Day — Public Investment (10 Nov 1960)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: The hon. Member for Rotherham (Mr. Jack Jones) will, I am sure, forgive me if I do not follow him. It is not because I think that either his subject or his speech were unimportant, but because I would hesitate to carry on after one who has so much knowledge of this subject. I think that it was the hon. Member for Manchester, Cheetham (Mr. H. Lever) who said that very few practical solutions...

Orders of the Day — Public Investment (10 Nov 1960)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: I am glad to have that interruption, because it is extremely important that management should take the trouble, as a matter of courtesy if nothing else, to explain to its workpeople what is happening in their firm. In nine cases out of ten the response is one of complete understanding and greater co-operation. The problem of combining incentive and security is one which we have not faced...

Orders of the Day — Public Investment (10 Nov 1960)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: I am sorry. It was made by one of the hon. Gentleman's hon. Friends. With regard to overall investment, I am sure, as I have said before, that it is not the amount spent but the amount spent in relation to yield which is important. The hon. Member for Sheffield, Park. And my right hon. Friend the Member for Blackpool, North (Sir T. Low) developed that point. Moreover, it is not only a...

Debate on the Address (1 Nov 1960)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows: Most Gracious Sovereign,We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament....

Orders of the Day — European Trade (25 Jul 1960)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: Very many hon. Members are trying to catch your eye, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, so I shall be as brief as possible. I am sure that the hon. Member for Sheffield, Attercliffe (Mr. J. Hynd) will forgive me if I do not follow him in his arguments, tempting though it is. Nor do I think it necessary to rehearse all the economic arguments in detail. In passing, however, may I say how delighted I was that...

Orders of the Day — European Trade (25 Jul 1960)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: That is so, but the contributions are limited to contributions in Europe, and it is France that is investing in the ex-French possessions in Africa. Of course, it is perfectly true to say that the capacity of France to do that may be increased by investment of German money in Europe, including France, but, for us, that is not helping the situation in regard to the other underdeveloped...

Orders of the Day — European Trade (25 Jul 1960)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: I was not, I think, quite as dogmatic as the hon. Member makes me out to be. I said that I was not sure whether or not the Six would welcome us. I thought that there was great argument on both sides. I read that article. I have talked to a large number of French Parliamentarians, who would certainly welcome us, and, also, to a great number of French industrialists, officials at the Quai...

Economic Situation (11 Jul 1960)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: I hope that I shall be forgiven if I do not follow the hon. Member for Loughborough (Mr. Cronin) in his essay in pessimism. I agree with him when he says that it is necessary, if we can, to increase our production, but it is not quite as easy as all that. We have seen and suffered too much in the past from the consequences of Socialist attempts to finance increased investment and production....

Industrial Shares (Wider Ownership) (24 Jun 1960)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: There is an old motto: If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again. There can seldom have been so good a Parliamentary opportunity as my hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Mr. Gresham Cooke) has had to put this nursery precept into political practice. Having failed on the Finance Bill to get the Government to agree to some measures he was putting forward, he now has another...

Industrial Shares (Wider Ownership) (24 Jun 1960)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: Many people will agree that the type of question asked at the last General Election was more informed, more relevant to the issues, and less on conventional party lines, from one side or the other. As my hon. Friend has said, even the newspapers are taking part in this changed attitude; the Daily Mirror has started a strip cartoon about investment. The timing of this debate, despite what has...

Industrial Shares (Wider Ownership) (24 Jun 1960)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: As I understand it, this means that the hon. Gentleman is arguing that they reinforce the argument for compulsory savings by increased taxation. I am merely arguing that our consumption is too high compared to our gross national product. I have more figures to add if the hon. Gentleman would like them. Our total savings since 1952 have been running at between 16 per cent. and 20 per cent. of...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: New Clause. — (Extension of Relief Under S. 9 of Finance Act, 1956.) (22 Jun 1960)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: I am very happy to join in the all-party tribute to the property owner-investor. I agree with a part of the speech of the hon. Member for Glasgow, Govan (Mr. Rankin) which seemed relevant to what we are discussing. To encourage savings at this time, it is necessary to encourage and help the small saver to invest. Perhaps I ought to make clear at once that it is new Clause No. 73—Relief from...

Orders of the Day — Vote 2. Board of Trade (Assistance to Industry and Trading Services) (14 Mar 1960)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: If I am in order, Mr. Hynd, I would prefer, in view of the Parliamentary Secretary's detailed explanation, not to move the Amendment which stands on the Order Paper in my name, although I have some questions to ask him. The Amendment is Class VI, Vote 2 (Board of Trade (Assistance to Industry and Trading Services)) to move to reduce the Vote by £1,000.

Orders of the Day — Vote 2. Board of Trade (Assistance to Industry and Trading Services) (14 Mar 1960)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: The Parliamentary Secretary went into great detail on the figures of this Vote, although not apparently into sufficient detail as to the position of Nelson and Colne under the Local Employment Bill. I think it is especially important that at this time and in this matter we should watch Government expenditure most closely. The major part of this Vote is devoted to a sum required under the...

Orders of the Day — Vote 2. Board of Trade (Assistance to Industry and Trading Services) (14 Mar 1960)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: I am trying, Mr. Hynd, to discuss the Appropriations in Aid and recovery from the Deposit Accounts. I understand that the Deposit Account is what provides these loans to industry. In order to know where these recoveries should have come from but did not because they were not in fact needed, I am asking whether the account is still being used for this purpose, or whether it is all available to...

Orders of the Day — Vote 2. Board of Trade (Assistance to Industry and Trading Services) (14 Mar 1960)

Mr Maurice Macmillan: The hon. Member did not come in quite early enough. Had he come in a little earlier, he would have heard me say that because of the great present-day necessity for heavy Government expenditure on many items it was all the more essential to make sure that money was not wasted administratively, was not subject to abuse, was spent in the most productive way and was not spent where private money...


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