Results 101–120 of 833 for speaker:Sir Isaac Pitman

Education (Report of the Central Advisory Council) (21 Mar 1960)

Sir Isaac Pitman: That is not true.

Bernard Shaw's Legacy (17 Dec 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I wish to raise a general and not a particular question. Although it concerns the estate of the late George Bernard Shaw it is a question which applies to all estates in which the testator was intending and was legally entitled to benefit a section of the public by a legacy to a public institution and/or a legacy to a charitable institution, which is an institution wholly or in part supported...

Bernard Shaw's Legacy (17 Dec 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Hear, hear. It will be apparent to the House that Shaw's intention was not to benefit the generality of the taxpayers but rather those. relatively few in number, who would be using the thus better facilities of the Reading Room of the British Museum and those would-be actors, actresses and producers who would be thus better training themselves for a part in the dramatic arts—in the English...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: British Museum Reading Room (3 Dec 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in view of the fact that the sum which has already accrued to the British Museum as its share of the estate of the late Bernard Shaw is £163,924 10s. 5d., and in view of the fact that under the terms of the will this bequest was made in acknowledgment of the value to the testator of his daily resort to the Reading Room at the beginning of his career,...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: British Museum Reading Room (3 Dec 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: On a point of order. May we have your ruling, Mr. Speaker, about the question of relationship between different Questions? As I see it, I had no reason to suppose that the two Questions were in any way related, since my Question deals with the encouragement of donations to the State by testators for such things as the British Museum.

Telephone Conversation, Reading (3 Dec 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Accepting that the Home Secretary has no powers in this case, so far as the past is concerned, but looking forward to his consultations for the future, ought we not to concentrate on the word he used, namely, listen," because I should not, in any case, like it to be accepted that one party at one end of a telephone could consent that someone else should listen to what is said by the man at...

Monetary System (26 Nov 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Is not the hon. Member aware that Sir Stafford Cripps admitted that it was quite impossible, at the time of the run on the £, for the kind of foreign exchange control that the hon. Member talks about to be effective? It does not work when it is needed, and it is not necessary when it is not necessary.

Monetary System (26 Nov 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I made my maiden speech a long time ago and from the other side of the House. The thing which has struck me over the intervening years has been not only the astonishing change in the attitude of hon. Members opposite to these financial matters but the galloping change which has taken place in the last year, particularly since the last Election. I think that the right hon. Member for Huyton...

Monetary System (26 Nov 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I am glad that the hon. Member agrees. The fallacy into which so many members opposite fall is that they think that there is a clash between supporting the value of the £ and supporting a high and stable level of employment. In point of fact, the two are inextricably bound together. The issue of a high and stable level of employment is not in itself good enough as a definition. One goes back...

Monetary System (26 Nov 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I was present during the speeches of my right hon. Friend the Member for Flint, West (Mr. Birch) and my hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton, South-West (Mr. Powell). I did not hear them say anything which was in any way different from what I said. I am sure that their view is that for the purposes of maintaining the pound it is essential that we should have high and stable employment,...

New Clause. — (Reduction of Rate of Profits Tax in Certain Cases.) (7 Jul 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I believe that I shall be in order in supporting not only this proposed new Clause relating to the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts but also the proposed new Clause (Exemption of building societies from charge to profits tax). One of the reasons why I plead strongly with my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer in this respect is that, very rightly, he has been reducing...

Printing Industry (Dispute) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Like the hon. Members for Deptford (Sir L. Plummer) and Bristol, South (Mr. Wilkins), who I hope will catch your eye, Mr. Hynd, I have an indirect relationship with the printing industry. I am a publisher primarily, but I am also a printer. It is often difficult for us on this side of the House, particularly if we happen to be printers, to listen to the attacks of hon. Members opposite on...

Printing Industry (Dispute) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: It concerns one of the big rotary presses. If I may, I will send full particulars to the right hon. Gentleman. Then, too, there is the extreme case of the setting of type for advertisements. In many cases, although a stereo or complete block is sent to the printer, the type has to be set afresh, and then, after all that work has been done, it has to be melted and the work done from the block...

Printing Industry (Dispute) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I think the case I have heard about is coming up from Croydon or that district. On the issue of craftsmanship which the right hon. Member raised, I can assure hon. Members that there is no craft in it. These persons have never worked the big rotary machines in their lives. They are no more capable of doing it than I am.

Printing Industry (Dispute) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I can assure the right hon. Gentleman that I am more than happy about the accuracy of everything that I am saying. It is not a question of documenting the accuracy here in the Committee. A plea was made that we should not spread this matter too far. I will give the right hon. Gentleman written particulars of my sources and everything else. Why is it again I would say—in the field of...

Printing Industry (Dispute) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Precisely. That is what we want. Anybody who is being paid £1,000 a year—which is usually made up of the basic rate, plus a merit money payment, plus an incentive on output, plus overtime—is jolly well worth it. I would far rather employ a man at that figure who was giving the stuff than somebody on the basic rate who was protecting his job and not giving value for money. Indeed, I do...

Printing Industry (Dispute) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: That is precisely the point. Arbitration is voluntary because, like arbitrating between a husband and wife, we cannot without agreement get the arbitration carried out, whereas, compulsory arbitration by a referee as my right hon. Friend said, is final and effective. As he said if you read in the papers that you have been given out then you are out, and there is no doubt whatever about it...

Printing Industry (Dispute) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I do not think the hon. Member can complain of the employers objecting to more pay if it does not add to the cost. What I suggested was that this Committee are for higher pay based on lower costs, and I think that is something of which this House should say it is in favour completely. Fourthly, I think we should say that we are for negotiations and arbitration, particularly if those...

Printing Industry (Dispute) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Mr. Pitman rose—


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