Results 181–200 of 324 for speaker:Mr Rafton Pounder

Oral Answers to Questions — Iceland (European Free Trade Association) (16 Dec 1968)

Mr Rafton Pounder: Assuming that Iceland's application is successful, can the Minister forecast the likely effect of Icelandic membership of E.F.T.A. on the United Kingdom fish market which is currently experiencing glut conditions?

Oral Answers to Questions — Nordic Customs Union (16 Dec 1968)

Mr Rafton Pounder: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what study he has made of the implications the creation of a Nordic Customs Union will have for the European Free Trade Association and for Great Britain's relations with the likely members.

Debate on the Address (30 Oct 1968)

Mr Rafton Pounder: I join with my colleagues, Mr. Deputy Speaker, in expressing my personal good wishes to you on your elevation to higher office. I was particularly interested in the remark of the hon. Member for Whitehaven (Mr. Symonds), about an invitation to visit the Lake District. I was in his neighbourhood a fortnight ago and looked forward to a visit to the Lakes, but when I got up into the hills the...

Debate on the Address (30 Oct 1968)

Mr Rafton Pounder: That may be so. In advance of the issue of the Gracious Speech, we read many Press reports which led us to believe that there was a strong possibility of a reduced volume of legislation in the coming Session. My initial reaction to the Speech is that we are in for an extremely heavy legislative programme. This was underscored by the Prime Minister today. Everyone in the House must welcome...

Oral Answers to Questions — Technology: Concorde Aircraft (6 May 1968)

Mr Rafton Pounder: asked the Minister of Technology if he will give an assurance that no directive or instruction will be issued to delay the maiden flight of the British prototype of the Concorde supersonic airliner in order to ensure that the French prototype flies first.

Ulster Television Magazine (Closure) (1 May 1968)

Mr Rafton Pounder: I wish to raise the subject of the impending closure of the Ulster Television magazine, T.V. Post. This is a forced closure, as a direct consequence of the decision of the Independent Television Authority to replace regional programme journals with a national magazine. The compulsory elimination of the six regional television magazines and their substitution with a national programme guide,...

Ulster Television Magazine (Closure) (1 May 1968)

Mr Rafton Pounder: I was just coming to that, Mr. Speaker, but I was trying to outline the broad background to the present situation. Alternative opportunties for the employment of these 40 people are very limited. Referring to Section 16 of the 1964 Act, those engaged in the publication of T.V. Post are employed by a publishing company which is jointly owned by Ulster Television and Century Newspapers. These...

Ulster Television Magazine (Closure) (1 May 1968)

Mr Rafton Pounder: That point is in my notes, Mr. Speaker, and I was trying to equate the whole with the Ministerial responsibility involved. In this context, the I.T.A. has already agreed to exclude the Channel Islands from the national programme journal on the specific grounds that there were special conditions pertaining there which would justify the continuance of Channel Television's local guide, the...

Ulster Television Magazine (Closure) (1 May 1968)

Mr Rafton Pounder: Before the Minister leaves that point, could he tell us——

Ulster Television Magazine (Closure) (1 May 1968)

Mr Rafton Pounder: Could the Postmaster-General tell us what motivated his decision on the Channel Islands. What were the special considerations?

Export of Animals for Research (20 Mar 1968)

Mr Rafton Pounder: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the export of animals for vivisectional research abroad; and for purposes connected therewith. I would like to make clear at the outset of my remarks that this Bill has wide support in all quarters of the House. This Bill is not a vivisectionist Measure. The important word is export rather than vivisection. The wide support...

Export of Animals for Research (20 Mar 1968)

Mr Rafton Pounder: Such a Measure is to my mind necessary because in no other country is there legislation comparable to the Cruelty to Animals Act, 1876. Although this Act is now over 90 years old, and is probably in need of revision particularly regarding the provision of adequate inspection of experiments, nevertheless, whatever its shortcomings, this Act is unique in the annals of animal legislation....

Prayers: Debate on the Address (31 Oct 1967)

Mr Rafton Pounder: My initial reaction to the Gracious Speech is that the House seems to be faced with yet another legislative marathon this Session. Although there are many points on which I should have liked to comment if there were time, I will restrict myself to five. Judging by the reception which my right hon. and hon. Friends gave to the Prime Minister's reference to the forthcoming Industrial Expansion...

Prayers: Debate on the Address (31 Oct 1967)

Mr Rafton Pounder: Asking the Government for this form of help was basically the system under the scheme for capital grants to industry, but this was "no-strings" assistance. The current suggestion is that it should be a "with-strings" form of assistance and that is somewhat abhorrent to me. I could not tolerate the proposed injection of the dead and smothering hand of Whitehall. I am delighted to hear that...

Prayers: Debate on the Address (31 Oct 1967)

Mr Rafton Pounder: I would certainly go along with my hon. Friend's request. I have been brought up in the shipbuilding industry, having been closely associated with it through family connections, and although my remarks were geared to the development areas, I certainly share his views with regard to the shipbuilding industry in all parts of the country. In conclusion, on the basis of previous freezes and...

Orders of the Day — Amendment of the Law (11 Apr 1967)

Mr Rafton Pounder: The interesting and recurring theme of the three speeches which we have heard from the back benches opposite is that the Chancellor has seen fit to make no taxation changes, and this, therefore, shows that the economy is coming along quite well. I beg to differ fundamentally from that point of view. Following the period of the unprecedented freeze and squeeze during the past nine months it is...

Orders of the Day — COMPANIES BILL [Lords] (14 Feb 1967)

Mr Rafton Pounder: There is much to commend in the Bill, but I will not occupy the time of the House by reiterating any of the arguments adduced by my hon. Friends. Instead, I wish to direct the attention of the Government to a problem to which reference has not been made in this debate. For some time a new and, in my view, deplorable condition has been appearing on a growing number of share issue application...

Orders of the Day — COMPANIES BILL [Lords] (14 Feb 1967)

Mr Rafton Pounder: This is tantamount to a very unsavoury form of financial discrimination. It was first brought to my attention about 12 months ago and I immediately wrote to the Government. Since then there has been a considerable increase in the number of share issues which have discriminated against Northern Ireland applicants and the situation has reached the point when this form of discrimination is...

Orders of the Day — COMPANIES BILL [Lords] (14 Feb 1967)

Mr Rafton Pounder: I am certainly trying to do so, Mr. Speaker. It is implicit in company legislation that the public at large should be given an opportunity to subscribe for shares. That is provided in the 1948 Act. That opportunity is now being consistently denied to Northern Ireland investors. I take as another illustration, which I hope is in order, a rights issue. There was a case in November of an issue...

Orders of the Day — COMPANIES BILL [Lords] (14 Feb 1967)

Mr Rafton Pounder: What I am trying to do—and I hope this is in order—is to ask the Government to include a new Clause in the Bill to this effect. I am trying to describe the background for what I am seeking in all seriousness and sincerity, namely a new Clause which I believe could be fitted into the framework of the Bill without altering the spirit or the other contents of the Measure. Only last week...


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