Results 141–160 of 882 for speaker:Mr Edward Milne

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Breakfast Cereals (8 May 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: When the Under-Secretary has recovered from his previous answer, will he, in view of the awakening interest of his back benchers in the subject of consumer protection, look at the possibility of setting up the Consumer Council again or some counterpart to it?

Clause 1: Short Title and Interpretation (19 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: The hon. Member for Derbyshire, West (Mr. Scott-Hopkins) was a little less than accurate in dealing with the history of the European Free Trade Association. He made the cardinal mistake when he said that the formation of EFTA was necessary for Britain in order that we might pave the pathway to Brussels. That is not my reading of the events at the end of the 1950s or the movement into the...

Clause 1: Short Title and Interpretation (19 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: That proves my point about the hon. Gentleman's speech. Not only has he misunderstood the EFTA position; he has misunderstood the points made by my right hon. Friend the Member for Battersea, North (Mr. Jay). Let us consider first the applicant EFTA countries—Norway, Denmark and Ireland—and the importance that the Prime Minister attaches to them. So concerned was the right hon. Gentleman...

Clause 1: Short Title and Interpretation (19 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: The hon. Gentleman is entitled to present his argument in his own way. The Amendment deals with applicant and non-applicant EFTA countries. If he cites Portugal on fisheries, he must also include Ireland and Finland. The question of fisheries is a matter not only for Norway but for the non-applicant members of EFTA. I want now to deal with another alliance in Europe which is being broken up...

Clause 1: Short Title and Interpretation (19 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: The hon. Gentleman must not confuse the issue. We are dealing with the strict limits of this Amendment. The hon. Gentleman mentioned that the alliance has been put into cold storage, but the simple facts are that, application having been made and that application having been accepted by the EEC, the enlarged Community becomes a reality on a certain date. On that date, the Community having...

Clause 1: Short Title and Interpretation (19 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: It is all right for the hon. and learned Gentleman to shake his head, but if in the course of further negotiations——

Clause 1: Short Title and Interpretation (19 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: I should like to finish this point. I am not refusing to give way, but I want to elaborate this point. If, in the course of subsequent negotiations between the non-applicant countries of EFTA they decide on some new grouping and arrangement, then possibly all will be well. But it is not correct for the hon. Member for Derbyshire, West to say that on the day that we enter the EEC all the...

Clause 1: Short Title and Interpretation (19 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: The applicant countries of the Nordic alliance are Norway and Denmark. That leaves Sweden, Iceland and Finland. Let us take a much greater authority than myself on the question of a united Europe. Let us get back to the Prime Minister's letter to Trygve Bratteli. The right hon. Gentleman indicated in his letter the danger of dividing opinions among the applicant countries. He said to his...

Clause 1: Short Title and Interpretation (19 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: Mr. Milne rose——

Clause 1: European Communities Bill (19 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: The Chancellor of the Duchy dealt in great detail with some of the future prospects for Europe. But the Committee is debating Clause 1 of the European Communities Bill, a Bill before the British Parliament. In some ways, this underlines the points arising from the argument put by my right hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Cheetham (Mr. Harold Lever) on the question of the sovereignty of...

Clause 1: European Communities Bill (19 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: If my right hon. Friend will allow me to continue, he may have some indication of where he will land up as well. Another became Her Majesty's Ambassador in Washington. So there are glittering prospects here. 12.30 a.m. I want the right hon. and learned Gentleman to tell us how much control the House has over the question of the Communities brought into being 20 years ago. This is relevant...

Clause 1: European Communities Bill (19 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: The right hon. and learned Gentleman shakes his head. Perhaps he will take the opportunity to explain why.

Clause 1: European Communities Bill (19 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: I am glad the right hon. and learned Gentleman has intervened. He made a debating point about the Labour Government. On 10th May, 1967, I voted against the Labour Government on this issue. He need not lecture me about what the Labour Government did in 1967. He talked about our responsibilities to constituencies and urged me to take a happier view. As my right hon. Friends will recall, the...

Clause 1: European Communities Bill (19 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: My right hon. Friend says "not now", but I am dealing with the 1951 situation. The right hon. and learned Gentleman says that we should adopt a happier attitude. Consider the contraction in the mining industry in the Community countries, particularly in Germany and Belgium. The mining communities there have suffered greater ravages than mining communities in Britain in the last ten years. The...

Clause 1: European Communities Bill (19 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: I am grateful to my hon. Friend. The right hon. and learned Gentleman asked me to take a happier line and I was dealing with some of his misdemeanours. I cannot deal with all of them in a short speech. What the Chancellor did not tell us about the details of the effects on the coal and steel industry is only one part of what he kept from us about the effects of entry. That is why this Clause...

Clause 1: European Communities Bill (19 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: The hon. Member used to reply to my Adjournment debates about the gloomy things I had to tell my constituents when he sat on the Government Front Bench. Clause 1 shows that many of the responsibilities we should have to accept on entry to the Community have never been discussed and I hope the Committee will reject it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Commonwealth Sugar Agreement (18 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what arrangements have been made for the continuance of the Commonwealth Sugar Agreement following negotiations between the European Economic Community, Mauritius and other Common wealth sugar-producing countries.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Commonwealth Sugar Agreement (18 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that he is being less than truthful in his answer? Meetings have already taken place between the Commonwealth sugar-producing countries and the EEC, and the Commonwealth countries are alarmed by the wide discrepancy between the attitude of the EEC in relation to their future and the statement made in this House by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster...

Oral Answers to Questions — European Economic Community (18 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: Is the Prime Minister aware that he is far too complacent on this issue, that during the negotiations with the Six too little was done to protect Commonwealth interests and that beyond the transitional period there is no protection and no guaranteed assistance to Commonwealth countries?

Clause 1: Short Title and Interpretation (18 Apr 1972)

Mr Edward Milne: The Chancellor of the Duchy has just intervened on the question of a referendum. Can the hon. Gentleman tell us what the result of the referendum was in the Chancellor's own constituency? Were not the people emphatically against entry? How does the right hon. and learned Gentleman consult them?


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