Results 1–20 of 131 for speaker:Sir Harold Roper

New Clause. — (Repeal of Entertainments Duty.) (10 Jun 1959)

Sir Harold Roper: ; I should like to add my voice in favour of one or other of these two Clauses, I am grateful to the Chancellor for the concessions that he has made in past years, but I hope that he will be able to go one step further this evening. I was talking recently to the proprietor of a couple of cinemas in a West Country holiday town. He told me that over past years overall he had made a loss of...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Distribution of Industry (Industrial Finance) Act, 1958 (14 May 1959)

Sir Harold Roper: the Chancellor of the Exchequer to how many applicants in England and in Cornwall, respectively, the granting of financial assistance under the Distribution of Industry (Industrial Finance) Act, 1958, has been approved, to the most recent convenient date.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Distribution of Industry (Industrial Finance) Act, 1958 (14 May 1959)

Sir Harold Roper: How many applications from Cornwall have been received, and how many have been rejected?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: St. Minver School, Cornwall (7 May 1959)

Sir Harold Roper: As St. Minver School is in my constituency, may I thank my hon. Friend for writing to me about it? The view has been expressed locally that some sacrifice should be made in the staffing of the higher grade schools in order to provide relief in the primary schools. Would my hon. Friend care to comment on that view?

Smaller Colonial Territories (Future Status) (17 Apr 1959)

Sir Harold Roper: I wholeheartedly subscribe to the sentiments which have been expressed throughout this debate. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Kirkdale (Mr. N. Pannell) on moving this Motion. He has done great service in giving us the opportunity of discussing these most important matters even on a private Members' Friday. It has been delightful to find oneself so wholeheartedly in...

Smaller Colonial Territories (Future Status) (17 Apr 1959)

Sir Harold Roper: I have been a member of an overseas Commonwealth Parliament, and no one will accuse me of not doing my best to forward the principles of democracy.

Smaller Colonial Territories (Future Status) (17 Apr 1959)

Sir Harold Roper: They may believe that they are speaking for their people, but I am quoting countries where the view is not accepted that they are speaking in the interests of the great majority of the people. This is a point on which we must agree to differ, but I ask that my point of view shall be given close consideration. As hon. Members have said, in the very small territories there is great variety in...

Smaller Colonial Territories (Future Status) (17 Apr 1959)

Sir Harold Roper: I appreciate my hon. Friend's point. I still subscribe to the principles of Parliamentary democracy, but I am quoting these territories to show that what is happening in them must surely be a warning to us to move with caution and not to force the pace of Parliamentary democracy faster than those countries are ready to take it. I agree 100 per cent. with the objective, but we must not force...

TORQUAY CORPORATION (WATER) BILL (By Order) (17 Mar 1959)

Sir Harold Roper: I have an interest to declare in this Bill in that I am a resident of Torquay. There- fore, I am deeply interested in the provisions of a good and adequate water supply. But a general principle is involved here, of which I am acutely aware, as I represent a rural constituency, and that is the principle to which most hon. Members have referred, namely, the need to avoid depleting the rivers...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture (Small Farmers) Bill: Clause 5. — (Revocation of Approval of Programme and Recovery of Grant.) (21 Jan 1959)

Sir Harold Roper: I would make one point very briefly. I fully share the views expressed by many of my hon. Friends on this side of the House, including my hon. Friends the Members for Leominster (Sir A. Baldwin) and Wycombe (Mr. John Hall), in giving great credit to the Government for tackling this very difficult problem. Disappointment has been expressed on both sides of the House that the benefits of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Purchase Tax (18 Dec 1958)

Sir Harold Roper: While we should all like to see the end of Purchase Tax, is my hon. and learned Friend aware that many of us would prefer to see the repayment of post-war credits?

Unemployment (24 Feb 1958)

Sir Harold Roper: I want to draw the attention of the House to the problems of Cornwall, to which my right hon. Friend referred. Employment in Cornwall depends largely upon a variety of industries—important in their different localities—such as fishing, engineering, china clay and quarrying. Two of the most important industries in Cornwall are the agricultural and holiday industries. As my right hon....

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Helicopters (Rescue Operations) (29 Jan 1958)

Sir Harold Roper: asked the Secretary of State for Air on how many occasions last summer bathers and others in danger of drowning were rescued by Royal Air Force helicopters.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Helicopters (Rescue Operations) (29 Jan 1958)

Sir Harold Roper: This rescue work being entirely outside the scope of the normal duties of the Royal Air Force, does my right hon. Friend not agree that the record is a very impressive one? Can he say how many of those rescues took place in Cornwall, and, in particular, how many took place from St. Mawgan Airfield?

Clause 1. — (Provision for Establishment of the Federation as an Independent Sovereign Country.) (19 Jul 1957)

Sir Harold Roper: I want to clear up one or two points which have been raised in this discussion, in connection with language and particularly the wording of the Reid Report to the use of an Indian language in the new Legislature. I think that it has not been mentioned that anybody using an Indian language in the Malayan Legislature will be very little understood by any of the other members of the...

Orders of the Day — Federation of Malaya Independence Bill (12 Jul 1957)

Sir Harold Roper: I join most heartily in the general welcome given to this Bill. I should like to add my congratulations to those that have already been expressed to all those, both in this country and in Malaya, who have played their part in working out the details of this new Constitution. Particularly do I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Colonial Secretary on his wise judgment and splendid leadership...

Oral Answers to Questions — Shipping: Oil Pollution (Convention) (10 Apr 1957)

Sir Harold Roper: asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation (1) what progress has been made towards the complete avoidance of the discharge of persistent oils into the sea as envisaged by the international conference which considered the matter in 1954; (2) when another international conference is to be held further to consider measures to prevent the pollution of the sea by oil; (3) which nations...

Oral Answers to Questions — Shipping: Oil Pollution (Convention) (10 Apr 1957)

Sir Harold Roper: While thanking my right hon. Friend for that very satisfactory Answer, and his Department and he himself and his predecessors for the interest taken in this matter, may I ask whether I should be correct in saying that this country is far ahead of other countries in tackling this problem; and can he say in what countries which have not yet ratified the Convention legislation has been initiated...

Fourth Schedule. — (Enactments Repealed.) (4 Apr 1957)

Sir Harold Roper: Further to that point of order. Is not this matter relevant to Clause 7, which gives the Minister certain powers of direction? I feel that this matter may well be dealt with under the provisions of Clause 7 and that therefore, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, you might regard it as relevant.

Fourth Schedule. — (Enactments Repealed.) (4 Apr 1957)

Sir Harold Roper: I want to say a word or two on one point only following on what my hon. Friend the Member for Taunton (Mr. du Cann) said. That is the effect of Clauses 1 and 11 of the Bill, which withdraw the means to continue financial assistance for rural electrification from a central fund. I was a little disappointed with my hon. and learned Friend's reply in that I did not find in it quite the...


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