Results 41–60 of 833 for speaker:Sir Isaac Pitman

Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Speech) (5 Feb 1962)

Sir Isaac Pitman: The hon. and learned Gentleman is making very serious charges against the Belgians. Is he saying that they never gave any training to those people in Belgian or other universities, or is he confining his criticism to the fact that it was not done in universities in the Congo? He will know that in the Temple many African lawyers have done their training, and it would he a little unfair to us...

Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Speech) (5 Feb 1962)

Sir Isaac Pitman: We are here tonight to decide whether to deplore or to welcome the Foreign Secretary's speech. I was a very keen supporter of the League of Nations and I have been constantly a very strong supporter of and believer in the United Nations, and I strongly welcome my noble Friend's speech. I think that it was as good a thing as he could possibly do to save the United Nations, for if there is one...

Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Speech) (5 Feb 1962)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I had expected that the Liberal Party would make a contribution about what that policy might be. That was the point of my remark. The Leader of the Opposition made a very great mistake, and I am sorry that a man of his intellect should not know the Charter and the principles of the United Nations well enough. The hon. Member for East Ham, North (Mr. Prentice) made the same error when he said...

Oral Answers to Questions — Panama Canal (18 Dec 1961)

Sir Isaac Pitman: asked the Lord Privy Seal if, in view of the guarantees under the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty of 1904 under which passage through the Panama Canal was guaranteed to vessels of all countries, and in view of the negotiations now proceeding between the Governments of Panama and the United States of America on the future of the Canal, he will propose in the United Nations the creation of a new...

Oral Answers to Questions — Panama Canal (18 Dec 1961)

Sir Isaac Pitman: In view of the very unsatisfactory experience with small nations when they are activated by high nationalism, as in the case of Egypt over the other great international canal, and in view of the fact that it is perfectly clear that the world will not accept a second Power guaranteeing the openness to world traffic of such a canal, may I ask what other proposal the Government have, in view of...

Advertising (15 Dec 1961)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Will the hon. Member read some of the recent comments to which he has referred? The House would like to judge to what extent they are all-embracing criticism of advertising.

Advertising (15 Dec 1961)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Was there an answer to that question, whether it was lack of truth in advertising?

Advertising (15 Dec 1961)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Only as an exception.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Government and Local Authority Borrowing (3 Aug 1961)

Sir Isaac Pitman: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the total of Government and local authority borrowing which will be, or will become, repayable on or before 30th June, 1962; what is the total of the corresponding net liquidity from which such sums would need to be repaid; and what amount has been borrowed from overseas lenders which will be, or will become, repayable on or before...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Government and Local Authority Borrowing (3 Aug 1961)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Can the Minister give the House an assurance that, in respect of this £2,000 million of short-term debt, he will ascertain as soon as he possibly can the other two vital factors in the assessment of the situation as regards the national liquidity?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Government and Local Authority Borrowing (3 Aug 1961)

Sir Isaac Pitman: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the total proportionate amount by which Government and local authority borrowings which will become repayable after 30th June, 1962, will be advancing in a year towards maturity, on the assumption that all such debts which have a compulsive date will be so repaid on the last date and those with a permissive date will be repaid only if...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Public Works Loan Board (Interest Rates) (3 Aug 1961)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Is not it equally true that while rents may be increased savings are increased, as the saver gets a higher rate of interest? Is it not true that high rates of interest are beneficial to savers and that it is the saver we wish to help at the moment?

Economic Situation (26 Jul 1961)

Sir Isaac Pitman: The hon. Member for Sheffield, Hillsborough (Mr. Darling) is quite right when he says that we can double or add 20 per cent. to our exports in ten years. He would be right if he staid that we could double OT increase our own standard of living by 20 per cent. or 25 per cent. in the same period.

Economic Situation (26 Jul 1961)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I thought the hon. Member used the figure of 20 per cent. I agree that he said that we could double our exports in ten years, and he is right. We can do it. But he is wrong in saying that it can be done by exhortation from the man in Whitehall. That is the last way in which that can be achieved. That is really the one essential point of difference between the two sides of the House. It...

Economic Situation (26 Jul 1961)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I stick to my point that the world is absolutely crying out for goods and with expansion we can produce them in the world. We need, however, good, honest competition as well as honest money in which low-cost operation can come about. In order to achieve both low-cost operation and competition, we must have a really honest currency. I expected to receive no opposition to that proposition....

Economic Situation (26 Jul 1961)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Any form of short-term borrowing which is invested long comes under my criticism. If it is invested short, that is another matter. The point that I am making is that to borrow short and invest long is the road to ruin, and the sooner we recognise it the better. There is nothing to stop the Government deciding to reduce short-term indebtedness and to fund it long. The reason why they regret...

Economic Situation (26 Jul 1961)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I shall later show that this is a spiritual problem, a matter of desire, will-power and achievement. The point I make fully supports what my hon. Friend says. Our job is to sweat the machines, not to sweat the men. But we are not sweating the machines as we should and we suffer accordingly. The right hon. Member for Huyton referred to social justice, and so did the hon. Member for...

Economic Situation (26 Jul 1961)

Sir Isaac Pitman: In my view, the Govment really ought to take up the matter of social justice in wage inequality as between one union and another. I have mentioned before in the House the scandal of printing inefficiency and the appalling waste in the printing of the national dailies. I do not so much mind people buying leisure with fresh investment if it is leisure outside the hours of work, but what people...

Economic Situation (26 Jul 1961)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I know precisely what I am talking about. I know it extremely well. There is in the printing industry the blackmail situation in a national daily paper of the union official being able to go to the production manager at half-past five and say, "We have a dispute on", implying that, if the dispute is not settled, that big national daily will not catch the trains at ten o'clock at the London...

Economic Situation (26 Jul 1961)

Sir Isaac Pitman: The hon. Gentleman gives me my point about the newspaper printing industry in his last remark. I make a distinction between pure blackmail and what occurs among those who are extremely fortunate in working in an industry in which overhead capital costs are so high that wage costs are, comparatively very unimportant. It is practical and it definitely pays to be extremely generous in wage...


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