Results 241–260 of 882 for speaker:Mr Edward Milne

Oral Answers to Questions — Commonwealth Tour (18 May 1971)

Mr Edward Milne: Is the Prime Minister aware that, when the fate of the Commonwealth is being dealt with, should we enter the Common Market, the Commonwealth countries to which he refers will be on the outside looking in and will not be part of those negotiations in the 1974–75 period? This is a betrayal of the Commonwealth at this stage in our history.

Business of the House (13 May 1971)

Mr Edward Milne: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a statement by our negotiator in Europe next Monday is not sufficient, in the light of the reports which have been emerging from the negotiations? Will the right hon. Gentleman take note of the fact that, despite the euphoria in the Press and the discussion by the Press on the Common Market negotiations, this House is entitled to take part in the great...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: European Economic Community (11 May 1971)

Mr Edward Milne: Does not the right hon. Gentleman consider it strange that the Community should delay application of a fisheries policy until the major fishing nations of Britain, Norway and Denmark have applied to join? Would not it have been much better for the negotiations if they had awaited the applications and discussed fisheries policy with those countries at the time?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: International Waters (Dumping of Chemical and Industrial Waste) (11 May 1971)

Mr Edward Milne: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will arrange to have discussions with the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Convention on the proposals by the Scandinavian countries for the banning of the discharge and dumping of chemical and industrial waste in international waters.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: International Waters (Dumping of Chemical and Industrial Waste) (11 May 1971)

Mr Edward Milne: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that while his answer gives some satisfaction, the fact that the Fisheries Commission will not be dealing with this matter gives cause for grave doubts about the seriousness of Her Majesty's Government in dealing with pollution in international waters?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Coal Prices (10 May 1971)

Mr Edward Milne: asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if, in his informal consultations with the coal industry, he will raise the question of lowering the price of domestic coal in relation to the overall fuel pricing policy of the National Coal Board.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Coal Prices (10 May 1971)

Mr Edward Milne: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that there is too great a disparity between domestic coal prices and prices charged to industrial consumers? As price inflation is bearing most harshly on people in the lower income groups, will he take up this matter with the National Coal Board with a view to getting domestic fuel prices lower than they are?

Age Level of Employment (5 May 1971)

Mr Edward Milne: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make it illegal for employers to refuse employment, or for employment agencies to refuse to entertain an application for employment, on the sole ground that the person concerned is aged 45 years or over. On past occasions when this subject has been discussed it has been against the background of massive redundancies and high...

Northern Region (Employment) (3 May 1971)

Mr Edward Milne: My hon. Friend the Member for Durham, North-West (Mr. Armstrong) mentioned the 20,000 additional school leavers who will be seeking employment where prospects are bleak. This situation has faced school leavers in the Northern Region for a long period, but it is greater at the moment because, in the traditional areas of high employment, the Government's policy has resulted in one of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Newcastle (Government Bookshop) (30 Mar 1971)

Mr Edward Milne: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the retail sales of Her Majesty's Stationery Office's publications made in Newcastle-upon-Tyne during each of the last five years; and if he will now consider opening a retail branch of Her Majesty's Stationery Office Government bookshop in Newcastle similar to Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and other centres.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Newcastle (Government Bookshop) (30 Mar 1971)

Mr Edward Milne: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that while the agencies providing Government publications in Newcastle are doing a good job they are inadequate to meet the needs of a growing area? If the Government's regional policy means anything at all, should not Newcastle be brought into line with the rest of the country? Will he do something about it?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Unit Trusts (30 Mar 1971)

Mr Edward Milne: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will institute an inquiry into the rôle of unit trust com- panies in the investment economy of the nation: and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Unit Trusts (30 Mar 1971)

Mr Edward Milne: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that that is a disappointing reply, particularly in view of the examination of Investors Overseas Services at the weekend and because unit trusts play a large part in our economy? Is is aware that if funds are directed into the wrong channels the imbalance of the economy can be increased? Will he make a complete examination to assure investors in unit trusts that...

Prayers: Northern Region (Economic Situation) (19 Feb 1971)

Mr Edward Milne: The debate merits the tendering of congratulations to my hon. Friend the Member for White-haven (Dr. John A Cunningham), not only on his luck in the Ballot but on the manner in which he has introduced the subject of his Motion. Much stress has been laid on the importance of yesterday's anouncement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer about the creation of new special development areas. Any...

European Economic Community (20 Jan 1971)

Mr Edward Milne: In addition to giving the percentage figures, will the right hon. Gentleman also give the figures of trade with the Commonwealth, with E.F.T.A. and with the E.E.C.?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: European Free Trade Association (18 Jan 1971)

Mr Edward Milne: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the figures he has given demonstrate that E.F.T.A. represents our major foothold in Europe? Will not this be in jeopardy if we go ahead with our Common Market entry application?

European Economic Community (16 Dec 1970)

Mr Edward Milne: Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman aware that, apart from the problematical likelihood of an extension of the transitional period, he has told us nothing new on this matter at all? What he has done in his statement is to underline the importance to British farmers of the Common Market policy. He appears to be in the mood to sell our E.F.T.A. friends and our Commonwealth partners down the...

Electricity Supply Industry (Dispute) (9 Dec 1970)

Mr Edward Milne: On a point of Order, Mr. Speaker. Could I have your guidance on the question of the time-table for Standing Order No. 9? In the absence of a statement from the Secretary of State on the board at two o'clock this afternoon, it was not possible for those of us who were looking at the possibility of asking for a debate under Standing Order No. 9 to be able to get the request for that debate in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: European Free Trade Association (30 Nov 1970)

Mr Edward Milne: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that E.F.T.A. still represents our major foothold in Europe? As Sweden has not made application for membership and Norway's application is unlikely to be supported in that country, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman to ensure that our E.F.T.A. links are maintained both before we go into the Common Market and after, if we do?

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Older Workers (26 Nov 1970)

Mr Edward Milne: asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will introduce legislation to prevent employers and firms discriminating against the employment of persons aged 45 years and over.


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