Results 1–20 of 99 for speaker:Mr William Stones

Coal Industry Bill: Clause 1. — Borrowing by, and Loans by Minister of Power to, National Coal Board.) ( 2 Dec 1965)

Mr William Stones: The hon. Gentleman has referred to diversification by the National Coal Board. I can assure him, with the full agreement of the Minister, that we do not intend to diversify the industry into the production of potato crisps, but some of the "know-how" which he has mentioned already exists within the industry. It is a fact that some improvements in technology and mining machinery have been the...

Coal Industry Bill: Clause 1. — Borrowing by, and Loans by Minister of Power to, National Coal Board.) ( 2 Dec 1965)

Mr William Stones: Will the hon. Gentleman say when the National Coal Board was subsidised?

Coal Industry Bill: Clause 1. — Borrowing by, and Loans by Minister of Power to, National Coal Board.) ( 2 Dec 1965)

Mr William Stones: But the hon. Gentleman made the statement.

Coal Industry Bill: Clause 1. — Borrowing by, and Loans by Minister of Power to, National Coal Board.) ( 2 Dec 1965)

Mr William Stones: Can the hon. Gentleman say when the Coal Board has been subsidised?

Coal Industry Bill: Clause 1. — Borrowing by, and Loans by Minister of Power to, National Coal Board.) ( 2 Dec 1965)

Mr William Stones: I believe that the hon. Gentleman is usually very fair, and I think that to be honourable he ought to withdraw the statement which he has made. The Coal Board has never received one penny of subsidy, from this Government or any other Government. I think that he ought to be man enough, and honourable enough, to withdraw his statement. What has happened is that the Coal Board during the early...

Coal Industry Bill: Clause 3. — (Grants in Connection with Pit Closures.) ( 2 Dec 1965)

Mr William Stones: I do not intend to detain the Committee for a minute longer than is necessary to make my points and consequently I will not deal with arguments adduced by hon. Members in the debate. I welcome the opportunity to speak in support of the Clause in so far as it provides for redundancy payments, contributions to superannuation funds for the benefit of men retiring before the normal age of...

Coal Industry Bill ( 2 Dec 1965)

Mr William Stones: The primary object of the Clause is to accelerate the elimination of uneconomic colliery capacity, but in this process certain coalfields will be affected more than others. I think of Durham, Scotland and South Wales particularly, but Durham will probably be the most seriously hit. When the process of elimination has been completed in my constituency, there will be one pit continuing whereas...

Coal Industry Bill ( 2 Dec 1965)

Mr William Stones: With great respect, Sir Samuel, I thought that the primary object of the Clause was to accelerate the process of colliery closures.

Coal Industry Bill ( 2 Dec 1965)

Mr William Stones: I bow to your Ruling, of course, Sir Samuel, but, in all sincerity, I must remind the Committee that closures will have a serious effect upon our miners. It is vital that the financial provisions here made, which we welcome shall be on a really generous scale in order to satisfy the people who live in the mining communities that their interests are being properly served.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Labour: Consett and Stanley (12 Apr 1965)

Mr William Stones: asked the Minister of Labour how many persons were unemployed in each of the employment exchange areas of Consett and Stanley in the county of Durham at the last convenient date; and what percentage of the total insurable population in each of the two areas the figures represent.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Labour: Consett and Stanley (12 Apr 1965)

Mr William Stones: I thank my hon. Friend for that information, but has he noted that the figures which he has just given for the Stanley area are about three times greater than the national average and have been so for a considerable time? Is he aware that there is much apprehension about future employment in both the Consett and Stanley areas, and will he take it that, if he and his right hon. Friend can do...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: School Building Programme (18 Mar 1965)

Mr William Stones: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he intends to increase the school building programme in the next three years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Teacher Recruitment (18 Mar 1965)

Mr William Stones: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on his further plans for teacher recruitment.

Civil Estimates, 1964–65: Problems of the North-East (16 Jul 1964)

Mr William Stones: I hope the noble Lord the Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Viscount Lambton) will forgive me if I do not follow his argument very closely. I should, however, like to refer to one criticism that he made of the Labour Government in the years between 1945 and 1951. He said that we had made no plan for absorbing the available manpower when the coalmines closed down. I would remind the noble Lord...

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry, Trade and Regional Development: Stanley and Consett (Advance Factories) (11 Jun 1964)

Mr William Stones: asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development what plans he has made for the erection of advance factories in the development districts of Stanley and Consett in the county of Durham.

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry, Trade and Regional Development: Stanley and Consett (Advance Factories) (11 Jun 1964)

Mr William Stones: Is the Minister aware that many miners and their families are having to leave my constituency to find work in other parts of the country as a result of the contraction of the mining industry in that area and the absence of alternative employment there? Does not he agree that it is essential for alternative industry to be provided in Consett and Stanley? Does he not also agree that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry, Trade and Regional Development: Stanley and Consett (Advance Factories) (11 Jun 1964)

Mr William Stones: There is a lapse of time that we wish to avoid.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Consett and Stanley ( 9 Mar 1964)

Mr William Stones: asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed at the last available date in the employment exchange areas of Consett and Stanley, Co. Durham.


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