Results 1–20 of 382 for speaker:Mr George Park

Orders of the Day — Agriculture and Prices (14 Mar 1974)

Mr George Park: My illustrious predecessor in office, the right hon. R. H. S. Crossman, represented the greater part of my constituency for more than a quarter of a century. During that time he occupied with distinction many of the great offices of state. Retirement from the House will mean for him not rustication but a redirection of his energies and ideas. I hope that he will long be spared to provide us...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (14 Nov 1974)

Mr George Park: Amid the general noises of approval of the Budget proposals that we have heard today there is one matter on which there are grave doubts, and that is the situation of local government. Most Chancellors of the Exchequer seem to have the idea that local government expenditure can be turned on and off like a tap. I admit that my right hon. Friend is not seeking to emulate his predecessor, but...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration (6 Feb 1975)

Mr George Park: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he proposes to make any change in the rate of entry of United Kingdom passport holders who are subject to immigration control; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration (6 Feb 1975)

Mr George Park: While thanking my right hon. Friend for that reply, may I ask him whether this will have any side effects on applications for entry permits from non-United Kingdom passport holders?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Japan (Trade Missions) (17 Feb 1975)

Mr George Park: Will any of these missions concern itself with ensuring that our exporters in this country are given a fair crack of the whip in getting their goods into Japan? It seems that a huge tangle of red tape is erected by Japan to make it very difficult for our car exporters in particular to get into that country.

New Clause 6: Norton Villiers Triumph LTD. (Finance) (5 Mar 1975)

Mr George Park: I rise to speak because I was surprised tonight at the hon. Member for Oswestry (Mr. Biffen). I would never have thought to accuse him of double standards. He did not use them in previous excursions in Coventry. He may not remember me, but I remember him. The hon. Member seemed to be saying that it was entirely wrong for a group of work people to fight tooth and nail to retain their right to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force (Training Aircraft) (11 Mar 1975)

Mr George Park: Is it not a fact that modification of these Argosy planes at Bitteswell would provide the capacity to train engineers and pilots much more economically than can be done at present?

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Invalid Tricycles (25 Mar 1975)

Mr George Park: Does my hon. Friend intend to introduce legislation this year to increase the mobility allowance?

Orders of the Day — Petroleum and Submarine Pipe-Lines Bill (30 Apr 1975)

Mr George Park: I suppose it was only to be expected that in speech after speech from the Opposition we would hear expressions of worry and the view that the Bill is completely unnecessary because it affects a highly successful industry in which the Government should not interfere. This is the natural order of things in this House and, therefore, we should not be surprised at such a reaction. When we talk...

Chrysler Limited (Dispute) (13 May 1975)

Mr George Park: Whilst I agree with the advice for a return to work at Chrysler, may I ask whether my right hon. Friend and the House are aware that skilled machinists at that factory draw less money now than the men who empty the dustbins?

Orders of the Day — British Leyland Bill (21 May 1975)

Mr George Park: Earlier the hon. Member referred to chopping off the unprofitable sections of British Leyland as being his idea of dealing with the problem. That must mean that he would chop off the Mini range. That being the case, there would be only one comparable car produced in this country to meet whatever demand there was for such a model, the Hillman Imp. If the Mini went out of production the...

Orders of the Day — British Leyland Bill (21 May 1975)

Mr George Park: The hon. Member for Bromsgrove and Redditch (Mr. Miller) talked about two vast and trunkless legs of stone. There is no doubt that if the ruthless advice highlighted by the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, South-West (Mr. Budgen), the market philosophy, were followed, that is about all I should have left in my constituency, because I have there plants belonging not only to BLMC but to Alfred...

Orders of the Day — Trade Unions (Postal Ballots) (23 Jun 1975)

Mr George Park: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the explanation is much simpler—namely, that the right hon. Member for Lowestoft (Mr. Prior) heard this matter discussed elsewhere, picked up some ideas which met with general approval, and thought that this was a good thing to hitch his wagon to, so that we have been landed with this debate this afternoon?

Alfred Herbert Limited (9 Jul 1975)

Mr George Park: Unlike the speech by the hon. Member for Henley (Mr. Heseltine), my right hon. Friend's statement will be widely welcomed not only in my constituency but throughout Coventry. The hon. Member for Henley posed plenty of questions but provided no answers, except to advise the people employed in this company to get out of it as fast as possible. No doubt they will take note of what he said. It is...

Coal Industry Bill: New Right of Board to Withdraw Support to Enable Coal to Be Worked. (15 Jul 1975)

Mr George Park: I should like to add briefly my note of concern to those already voiced by my colleagues from Coventry. I appreciate that there is a clash of national interest in the matter before the House tonight. We need coal in ever-greater quantities. However, it is equally true that the activities of the companies referred to by my hon. Friend the Member for Coventry, North-West (Mr. Edelman) are also...

Industrial Democracy (5 Aug 1975)

Mr George Park: In his statement my right hon. Friend mentioned the fact that industrial democracy had been exercising the minds of three Government Departments. May we now take it that there is to be a co-ordinated approach on this subject and not three Departments going in three different directions? Will he also accept from me that the appointment of workers to boards is not the be-all and end-all of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Unemployed Persons (28 Oct 1975)

Mr George Park: Could my right hon. Friend spare a few moments from examining the 5·1 per cent. unemployment figures in Scotland to consider the West Midlands, and Coventry in particular where the level of unemployment is now 7·1 per cent. and has doubled in the past 12 months?

Herbert Limited (2 Dec 1975)

Mr George Park: Whilst I welcome the steps outlined by my hon. Friend the Minister, he has had to admit that behind the euphemism that the company must be slimmed down lies the lamentable fact that before the year ends a further 1,200 people must leave Herbert Machine Tools. That number is in addition to 4,500 people who have been lost to the company since 1970. Three-day weeks and four-day weeks are being...

Herbert Limited (2 Dec 1975)

Mr George Park: I agree with my hon. Friend. Alfred Herbert was a company under the domination of one man, no doubt an object of respect by Conservative Members, who continued to pursue a policy of producing machines which were more and more out-dated and which more and more failed to compete in the markets of the world, but whom the other members of the management were unable to influence. That situation...


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