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Orders of the Day — Rent Bill ( 5 Jul 1965)

Mr Benjamin Parkin: It is with some hesitation that I take part in this debate, because I am not sure that at this stage there is much constructive that can be added to the excellent work that has been done already. It is, however, right that a few words should come from this side of the House in unqualified praise and acceptance of the policy of my right hon. Friend the Minister and its embodiment in the Bill...

Orders of the Day — Rent Bill ( 5 Jul 1965)

Mr Benjamin Parkin: Surely, in view of the hon. Lady's Ministerial experience, it was also her duty to convey to this old lady that she did not accept it as socially desirable that an old lady of 70 should have to depend for her income on the rents of old properties that she could not maintain or repair.

Orders of the Day — Rent Bill ( 5 Jul 1965)

Mr Benjamin Parkin: The hon. Gentleman is trying to have it both ways. Either these higher rents are fair or they are unfair. Either a shortage is applying or it is not applying. If, as he maintains, there is no problem, then they will be in and out of the rent office and in and out of the rent assessment committee in a very short time.

Railway Superannuitants: Motion to Adjourn Debate (25 Mar 1965)

Mr Benjamin Parkin: If my right hon. Friend looks back into HANSARD he will observe that I preceded the hon. Member for Lowestoft (Mr. Fell), who had been in the House all night and who had received information from his own Chief Whip that if I did not curtail my speech the debate would be closured and he would not have a chance to get in. I did curtail my own speech and the hon. Member got in on the subject.

Civil Estimates and Defence (Central) Estimate, 1965–66: Housing (Milner Holland Report) (22 Mar 1965)

Mr Benjamin Parkin: Does the right hon. Gentleman not yet realise this about security of tenure, that although, originally, the evils he sets out arise, once it has become universal then mobility will he restored to people, because they will be as secure in their next dwelling as they were in the last?

Civil Estimates and Defence (Central) Estimate, 1965–66: Housing (Milner Holland Report) (22 Mar 1965)

Mr Benjamin Parkin: It is always slightly embarrassing to speak following the hon. Member for Paddington, South (Mr. Robert Allan), not only because after all these years he is a personal friend of mine but because I know, and he knows that I know, how much of what he says springs from personal knowledge and conviction and how much from political prudence. I know that he knows—and that his right hon. Friend...

Orders of the Day — Airports Authority Bill: Clause 2. — (the Authority's Functions.) (22 Jan 1965)

Mr Benjamin Parkin: I beg to move, in page 3, line 8, at the end to insert: (8) The Authority shall have power to require special guarantees from any company whose aircraft use the airports under the Authority's control, where the Authority have reasonable cause to believe that the company's administrative or financial resources are insufficient to provide proper services for their customers. Most of the Bill is...

Orders of the Day — Airports Authority Bill: Clause 2. — (the Authority's Functions.) (22 Jan 1965)

Mr Benjamin Parkin: I am on my last few sentences. If I have strayed into a field which is already covered, I apologise for taking up the time of the House. I was citing an example. Some people try to find guarantees in these circumstances in another way. As I was saying, the Jamaican Government require a bond of insurance, but they could not foresee that the resources of Captain Pickett were so inadequate that...

Orders of the Day — Airports Authority Bill: Clause 2. — (the Authority's Functions.) (22 Jan 1965)

Mr Benjamin Parkin: Can my hon. Friend tell me what help he can give to my constituents in getting their money back or getting alternative means of redress?

Orders of the Day — Airports Authority Bill: Clause 2. — (the Authority's Functions.) (22 Jan 1965)

Mr Benjamin Parkin: I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment.

Orders of the Day — Protection from Eviction Bill: Clause 4. — (the Court.) ( 8 Dec 1964)

Mr Benjamin Parkin: In spite of the panic-stricken approach from the Deputy Chief Whip, I feel that I might be allowed to say a few words on the Bill at this late stage. If I have said nothing up to now in the debate, it is because I want to see the Bill through, and speed is the essence of it. However, the Bill has a greater significance than my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government...

Orders of the Day — Protection from Eviction Bill ( 8 Dec 1964)

Mr Benjamin Parkin: The one point of interest in that complicated story possibly was that the landlord of the house had actually borrowed money from Paddington Borough Council to buy it, 194, Portland Road, and the council had taken no measure to ensure that the tenancy of the house was secure. The only question in this case was who had the stronger arm. These are acts of violence, demoralising to the public as...

Orders of the Day — Protection from Eviction Bill ( 8 Dec 1964)

Mr Benjamin Parkin: I appreciate, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, that you have been caught by the intervention of the hon. Member for Peterborough (Sir Harmar Nicholls).

Orders of the Day — Protection from Eviction Bill ( 8 Dec 1964)

Mr Benjamin Parkin: If the hon. Member for Peterborough who asked you for that ruling had read the Bill he would have seen that in Clause 3(2) there is a specific reservation of the powers of the local authorities, and I should be much obliged if he would not interrupt again.

Orders of the Day — Protection from Eviction Bill ( 8 Dec 1964)

Mr Benjamin Parkin: We all understand that it is often necessary for warnings to be issued in Third Reading debates that hon. Members should kindly keep to what is in the Bill, but this is very revealing because it shows how the bureaucrats can smuggle their bits of algebra into these documents in defence of their own interests when nobody notices it. Clause 3(2) provides that Nothing in this Act shall affect...

Orders of the Day — Protection from Eviction Bill ( 8 Dec 1964)

Mr Benjamin Parkin: As I was about to say, there was a case for negotiation with this lady. I told her myself that, although I did not think that she need fear execution of the sheriff's warrant, she must at once make up her mind about which of the available dwellings she was able to take. There had been some confusion. A letter had been lost. A clearance scheme was to be carried out. But it is wrong to say that...

Clause 1. — (Restriction on Recovery of Possession.) (26 Nov 1964)

Mr Benjamin Parkin: It seems to be rather important to call the attention of hon. Gentlemen opposite to the fact that in the twilight world where most of the difficulties with which the Bill seeks to deal arise words have very different meanings from those they would normally have in a lease of decently furnished premises, and very different meanings from those they have in the terms of a Statute. In real life...

Orders of the Day — Machinery of Government Bill (19 Nov 1964)

Mr Benjamin Parkin: I came here to enjoy myself—I was sure that the Opposition had today an opportunity for a great deal of knockabout stuff—but to my horror, as I listened to the right hon. and learned Member for Wirral (Mr. Selwyn Lloyd), I began to feel that he might mean what he was saying. If he did, it merely shows how far the party opposite is behind the times. These strictures may have been very...


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