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Indication of Prices (Beds) Order: FlNANCE (3 Apr 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: Does the right hon. and learned Gentleman want to bet?

Indication of Prices (Beds) Order: FlNANCE (3 Apr 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: Does the right hon. and learned Gentleman recognise that the reason why American legislation is studded with the names of legislators is that the American legislature controls the Executive? It has only been in this Parliament that the legislature has controlled the Executive. The only way in which we shall be able to have more Rooker-Wise or Taft-Hartley amendments is if there is a balance...

Oral Answers to Questions — Select Committee on Procedure (Recommendations) (26 Mar 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: We welcome the opportunity that the right hon. Genleman's statement has given for the Conservative Opposition to reaffirm their determination to give away Britain's oil to those from whom the Government rescued it. We hope that the Secretary of State will continue with his present policies in that respect. Will the right hon. Gentleman say what proportion of total exploration costs in this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam (19 Mar 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: What the right hon. and learned Member for Surrey, East (Sir G. Howe) has just referred to looks suspiciously like a recession. Does he believe that a recession, or the beginning of one, is the right time to slash public spending, particularly as a proportion of GNP?

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam (19 Mar 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: I do not for a moment agree with the hon. Member for Hitchin (Mr. Stewart) in his condemnation of the White Paper. I start by saying that I believe this White Paper is an extremely good one by all past standards. It is extremely good on a technical level. It has come a long way towards meeting the recommendations and criticisms of the Expenditure Sub-Committee. It is excellently presented....

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam (19 Mar 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: Yes, I accept that. The answer is that we need a constant employment budget, and I shall return to that later. The reason why I take this view of public expenditure—I accept that it is totally different from the view taken by the Conservative Party in its present phase, although by no manner of means in the phases it has adopted in the past—is that, so far as I see, investment is the key...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam (19 Mar 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: I think I implied that. It is clearly the case. But the idea of stimulating consumer demand does not seem to have fared much better in recent years. The consumer may refuse to spend even if more money is put into his pocket by tax reductions or increased income. He may want to save more, or he may refuse to spend money on home-produced goods and insist on spending it on imports. That, of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam (19 Mar 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: That is a good question, and it is one which the hon. Gentleman will not be able to duck on the hustings throughout a three-week campaign, as he and his hon. Friends have successfully ducked it so far, since the truth is that, if they are to make the sea change in income taxes which they demand, they should give us no nonsense about stabilising VAT at only 10 per cent. Let us have a litle...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam (19 Mar 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: In that sense it does not exist. On a constant employment basis there is not a gap the wrong way between income and expenditure. That is the only valid way of managing the economy. One cannot manage it by taking two and two and getting five, as the hon. Member for Blaby does. For all the sophistication of his articles in various financial journals, the hon. Gentleman is positively prehistoric...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam (19 Mar 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: Comparisons may be made either way, but I do not think that that is the way to do it. Bearing in mind the long historical perspective, the right comparison is with the rate of inflation. The real rate of interest should also be considered. That would be a much more valid comparison. I am prepared to take up that argument with the hon. Gentleman on another occasion. The answer is that the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam (19 Mar 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: I take issue.

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam (19 Mar 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: The hon. Gentleman is giving the most astonishing information to the House. He is saying that the target of the Conservative Party is to reduce public expenditure to the level of 1977–78. That is a cut of £8 billion. Is he really suggesting to the House that the Conservative Party thinks that the Government should make a cut of £8 billion this year?

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Vietnam (19 Mar 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: How long then?

Business of the House (22 Feb 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: Does the Lord President recognise that he did not make a very good reply last week to my right hon. Friend about the Liverpool, Edge Hill by-election? Will the Government be moving the writ in the recess, or will they return after the recess and move the writ in the first week of business? Does the right hon. Gentleman recognise that it is now way beyond the average lapse of time of 78 days...

Local Authority Employees (Pay) (8 Feb 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. I intended to raise the matter with you after business questions but I am grateful to you for taking it now. It is not only the lion. Member for Henley (Mr. Heseltine) who gets away with it. There is no doubt at all in the minds of Back Benchers that there is a difference in the rulings that you give, Mr. Speaker, when you are dealing with those on...

Local Authority Employees (Pay) (8 Feb 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: You misinterpret my words, Mr. Speaker. I was not in any way criticising you. I am not criticising you, Mr. Speaker. I am asking you whether there is a precedent, ruling or procedure of any sort that states that Front Benchers are entitled to have four, five or six bites at the cherry whereas Back Benchers are not. There is a clear difference in the procedures that are adopted. I am not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Prime Minister (Engagements) (6 Feb 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: Will the Prime Minister take time today to discuss with his colleagues the question of the by-election at Liverpool, Edge Hill, and its date? Does not he think it is time that the voters of Edge Hill had a democratic representative in this House, especially bearing in mind the serious economic problems facing that constituency? Now that the dirty tricks department of the Labour Party in...

Orders of the Day — Price Commission (Amendment) Bill (31 Jan 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: On a different point of order, Mr. Murton. Perhaps we can clear up the question with regard to amendment No. 7 and the order of the names attached to that amendment. To those outside the House this may seem rather petty, but it is very important to the procedures of the House, because whose name heads the list dictates who moves the amendment, as well as whose amendment it is considered to...

Orders of the Day — Price Commission (Amendment) Bill (31 Jan 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: Further to that point of order, Mr. Murton. Fortunately, I queried this yesterday. I received a letter stating that what you have just said was correct. I was informed that the names would be altered on today's Amendment Paper. Obviously, a second Conservative picket was operating in the printer's office.

Orders of the Day — Price Commission (Amendment) Bill: Amendment of Price Commission Act 1977 (31 Jan 1979)

Mr John Pardoe: I beg to move amendment No. 7, in page 1, line 10, after 'examinations)', insert 'and except as regards any notification given by the Commission in pursuance of subsection (1) of section 4 of that Act in respect of any increase of which notice has been given to the Commission in pursuance of an Order under section 5 of the 1973 Act where the said notice is given more than twelve months after...


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