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Orders of the Day — Industry and Energy (13 Mar 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: I rise from ranks that were a few hours ago both packed and serried with my hon. Friends to address this House for the first time. I am very grateful to you, Mr. Speaker, for allowing me this opportunity so early in the life of this new Parliament. It is customary for new Members to say something about their constituencies, and the case for doing this is all the greater when both the Member...

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry: Concorde (25 Mar 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement on Government policy on the future of Concorde, in the light of the proposals announced by the French Government on 19th February.

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry: Concorde (25 Mar 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: Will the Secretary of State agree that, in view of the prevailing uncertainty, he should consider a visit to the BAC work force at Weybridge, in my constituency? Will he also accept that his statement to the House a week ago was defective in the sense that no allowance or mention was made of the possibly huge sums of money that might be demanded by the French Government in compensation if the...

Orders of the Day — Independent Broadcasting Authority Bill (29 Mar 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: For the past seven years I have been a director and more recently managing director of one of the country's leading advertising agencies, and I therefore have to declare an interest. I also have active first-hand knowledge of the industry. It is well known that for some time the ITV programme contractors have wanted the way in which the levy is computed changed from a reference to profits to...

Ways and Means: Value Added Tax (30 Apr 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: It is always a matter for concern when this House stands on the verge of approving a statutory instrument, one of whose provisions will lead to an anomalous absurdity. I have in my hand a large, roundish, multi-celled juicy, sweet or acid fruit enclosed in a bright reddish-yellow, tough rind. It is a fruit which has been enjoyed in Europe since the eleventh century. We know that in the year...

Ways and Means: Value Added Tax (30 Apr 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: For several hundred years we have enjoyed this fruit without realising that it possesses vitamins. We have discovered vitamins in more recent years. These large, roundish, multi-celled, juicy—

Ways and Means: Value Added Tax (30 Apr 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: I am grateful for that ruling, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I will not exhibit the offending fruit again. It is in the careful custody of my hon. Friends. None the less, in recent years the aforementioned fruit was discovered to be very strong in Vitamin C. In December 1941 the wartime Government decided to introduce certain measures designed to protect various sections of society which were...

Ways and Means: Value Added Tax (30 Apr 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: I think that oranges also come from other sources. The process here is that, immediately after the harvest, the orange has its juice removed and this is then quick frozen so that the vitamin content is retained. I am surprised that the Chancellor has not carried his logic right through and put VAT on the fresh fruit itself, because the large, roundish multi-celled, juicy, acid or sweet...

Orders of the Day — Solicitors (Amendment) Bell [Lords] (22 May 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: I am a barrister of the non-practising variety. When I was being trained in the law with the prospect of becoming a barrister I was told to keep a great distance from solicitors. I therefore have a probably greater than usual tendency to avoid interfering with any limits or proceedings that a body like the Law Society might wish to make. I have, however, received several representations from...

Orders of the Day — Eec (Regional Policy) ( 3 Jul 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: Mr. Deputy Speaker, I wish to draw attention to the redevelopment plans for St. Peter's Hospital, Chertsey. This is an appropriate time to debate the matter, as many people throughout the country are now having the stresses and strains of the National Health Service drawn to their attention. Throughout the country there are calls on the service for greater expenditure. There are well-merited...

Orders of the Day — Eec (Regional Policy) ( 3 Jul 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: I do not wish to get into a debate with the hon. Gentleman on that point, but I am pursuing the question of the delay which has occurred. I have here a letter which the hon. Gentleman wrote to my hon. Friend the Member for Woking (Mr. Onslow) on 22nd March, in which he said: I know you will he pleased to learn that it is likely that the funds will be available for the next stage of rebuilding...

Orders of the Day — Eec (Regional Policy) ( 3 Jul 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: It is a source of comfort to me to know that I have been addressing my remarks tonight to a Minister who is also an eminent medical practitioner. One knows he sympathises very much with the problem of a hospital such as St. Peter's. If he has not already been to St. Peter's, may I extend to him an invitation to visit the hospital in the near future. It is only 19 miles from here and we can...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Central Veterinary Laboratory ( 4 Jul 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware of the shortfall in recruitment to the Central Veterinary Laboratory at Weybridge; and what steps he proposes to take to improve this situation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Central Veterinary Laboratory ( 4 Jul 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: Is not the Minister aware that in the answer to my Written Question on 24th May it was stated that there were eight vacancies at the laboratory, whereas the laboratory had previously told his Ministry that there were 13, plus a further four senior post vacancies, making 17 in all? Does he not agree that that represents a serious cover-up within his Ministry?

Orders of the Day — State Veterinary Service (29 Jul 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: I hope that the seriousness of the subject which we are now debating will compensate for the unusual hour, and I assure my hon. Friends that the situation to which I shall refer is so appalling that it does not require a long speech to bring home the facts. The condition of the State Veterinary Service merits urgent consideration at any hour of the day and I am grateful for the attendance of...

Concorde (31 Jul 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: Is the Secretary of State aware that there is great disappointment at BAC Weybridge, in my constituency, at the failure to order materials for the further three aircraft, and does he not feel that this will reduce our ability to meet new orders once the aircraft comes into service in 1976?

Orders of the Day — Industry ( 4 Nov 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: Does the hon. Gentleman not agree that the aerospace industry as at present constituted has earned this country £3,400 billion over the past 11 years?

Orders of the Day — Industry ( 4 Nov 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: I hope that the hon. Member for Luton, West (Mr. Sedgemore), who has just spoken so ably and breathtakingly, will not mind if I do not take up his remarks in the few minutes that I have before nine o'clock, although I was intrigued by the imagery which he conjured up of a lame duck without teeth. I want to confine my few remarks to the subject of the proposed nationalisation of the aerospace...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Jaguar Aircraft (Sales) (26 Nov 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: asked the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made with the sales of the Jaguar aircraft to the Indian Air Force: and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Jaguar Aircraft (Sales) (26 Nov 1974)

Mr Geoffrey Pattie: Does the Minister agree that, as the Indian Air Force is larger than the Royal Air Force, this contract would represent great benefit to the British aerospace industry, not to mention potential sales on the Indian subcontinent? Will he undertake to impress upon the Treasury that any refusal by that Department to grant the Indian Government the credit terms they are seeking would not be in...


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