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Orders of the Day — Cost of Living (28 Jul 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: With much of what the hon. Member for Eccles (Mr. Carter-Jones) said I find myself in agreement because the general tenor of his argument was that he would like the housewife to obtain better value for the money she spends. I am afraid I do not agree with his recommendation that those on this side of the House should take indigestion mixtures. I should have thought that his own Government...

Orders of the Day — Cost of Living (28 Jul 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: The hon. Member cannot pin the blame on one action, and that the action of his own party, for a number of Government Measures have brought about increases in prices. It is true that weekly wage earners are probably able to maintain their standard of living. It is very important to think not only of the cost of living but of the standard of living. Perhaps they are able to maintain that...

Orders of the Day — Cost of Living (28 Jul 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: I am glad of the confirmation the hon. Member gives. He makes a further point. My point was about initial cost, but he makes a point about durability. We are agreed that the cost of children's clothes is a heavy item in the family budget. It is not only wage earners who are affected by rising prices. They affect all sections of the community. A section less vocal is the younger professional...

Orders of the Day — Cost of Living (28 Jul 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: The hon. Gentleman must not sidetrack today's debate. We are talking about rising prices. He is endeavouring to defend three of his hon. Friends who are not even present to listen to the debate. However, I will answer his question, if I may do so within the bounds of order. I certainly told my constituents of the difficult situation the country was in because of the adverse balance of...

Orders of the Day — Cost of Living (28 Jul 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: We did.

Orders of the Day — Cost of Living (28 Jul 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: Five times.

Orders of the Day — Technology (14 Jul 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: Order. The debate is concerned with technology. The hon. Member is ranging very wide and I should be glad if he would bring himself back to order.

Orders of the Day — Technology (14 Jul 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: Order. When an hon. Member gives way it is only for the purpose of a short intervention.

Oral Answers to Questions — Pensions and National Insurance: Widows (Earnings Rule) (12 Jul 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance (1) what representations she has received from widows now in receipt of 30s. pension, formerly 10s., on learning they are subject to the earnings rule on retirement; and what replies she has sent;

Oral Answers to Questions — Pensions and National Insurance: Widows (Earnings Rule) (12 Jul 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: Does not the right hon. Lady realise that this distinction is not understood by widows, or, indeed, by members of her own party who repeatedly claimed that all widows have been exempted from the operation of the earnings rule? Will she make a full statement in order to make quite clear that some widows are more equal than others?

New Clause. — (Amendment of Section 211 of Income Tax Act 1952.) (24 Jun 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: I should like briefly to support my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow, Central (Mr. Grant) in this new Clause. I hope that it will command the sympathy of the Chief Secretary for the point which I have in mind, which is that it would encourage the small saver and particularly the industrial worker who—I do not want to make a political point—in recent years has been better able to put a...

Orders of the Day — National Health Service (Doctors' Pay and Conditions (17 Mar 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: I thought that the Minister was very conciliatory, and I was Fateful to him for taking the Committee into his confidence and telling us of the developments which have taken place since this matter was last debated. I feel that the Minister will probably say, "Heaven protect me from my friends" after the last speech, for the hon. Member for Huddersfield, West (Mr. Lomas), unfortunately,...

Orders of the Day — National Health Service (Doctors' Pay and Conditions (17 Mar 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: There is no disagreement in that respect with my right hon. Friend. I only make the point that in the negotiations the infinite variety of views are better considered, and I was going to say that there has been a change over the years. I know now that a number of doctors, particularly the younger ones, would favour a salaried service. Therefore, however awkward it may be on the face of it, it...

Oral Answers to Questions — Pensions and National Insurance: National Insurance Benefits (1 Feb 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: But since the Command Paper issued in November in connection with the Bill said that the increase in benefits under the previous Administration had overtaken the increase in average earnings, will the right hon. Lady give an assurance that it is her policy to continue that progressive process?

Oral Answers to Questions — Pensions and National Insurance: National Insurance Benefits (1 Feb 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: The Command Paper specifically says that during the period under review, which was five years, "improvements in benefit rates had been overtaking the rise in earnings."

Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals: Pay Beds (1 Feb 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: Does the Minister's statement mean that he is going back on the policy which was adopted by his party when they introduced the National Health Service; that is, to provide for private beds, pay beds and amenity beds? If so, what difference will that make, because surely the position is that when pay beds are not in use for paying patients they are made available for National Health Service...

Orders of the Day — Control of Office and Industrial Development Bill (1 Feb 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: It is my pleasure to congratulate the hon. Member for Battersea, South (Mr. Perry) on his maiden speech. I think that all hon. Members present will have been impressed by his robust pride in the constituency which has sent him to Parliament and by his tribute to his predecessors, the last of whom, Ernest Partridge, enjoyed the respect and affection of, I think, both sides of the House. There...

Orders of the Day — Control of Office and Industrial Development Bill (1 Feb 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: I am glad to have the Minister's agreement. I take it that that spells out what the Bill itself says: that any industrialist who proposes to undertake development of less than 5,000 sq. ft., and who has given whatever notice is now necessary, will be able to continue and that only those applications which are made after the Order has been approved by the House of Commons will be reduced to...

Orders of the Day — Control of Office and Industrial Development Bill (1 Feb 1965)

Miss Edith Pitt: I know the strictness with which applications from the Midlands have been looked upon by the Board of Trade in the past. If the Minister of State, in replying to the debate, can say how this decision has been arrived at and what information it is based upon, I shall be glad. Is the Board of Trade aware how many extensions have already taken place in various parts of the country, in the...


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