Results 21–40 of 5629 for speaker:Mr Robin Turton

Orders of the Day — Chile (28 Nov 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: The hon. Gentleman will have an opportunity to challenge anything I say when he makes his own speech. I want briefly to present the facts as I have been given them both by correspondents I have read and by those who were in Chile at the time. On 7th August a plot to assassinate all the senior naval officers in Valparaiso and to start a mutiny was uncovered. Señor Altamirano, the...

Orders of the Day — Chile (28 Nov 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: The facts are from those who were in Chile at that time.

Orders of the Day — Chile (28 Nov 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: The hon. Gentleman may care to read the correspondents. James Nelson Goodsell, of the Christian Science Monitor had the information just after the coup. I have spoken to people who were in Chile then who are convinced that there was a plot to exterminate people. It was to have been carried out on 17th September, Chile's Independence Day, by an army of 13,000 Cuban, North Korean and Chilean...

Bill Presented: European Community Affairs (27 Nov 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: Will my right hon. Friend make clear that the Government will fight for adequate refining margins on cane sugar so that the 1·4 million tons can be refined here?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Annual Farm Price Review (22 Nov 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will advance the date of the annual price review so as to give earlier relief to the problem of the dairy farmer.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Annual Farm Price Review (22 Nov 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: While I appreciate the decision which my right hon. Friend has reached in the interests of the agriculture industry, may I ask whether he will pay very great attention to the problem of the milk farmer? Is he aware that, although others have endured unparalleled increases in the costs of production and in loan charges on their overdrafts, the milk farmer alone has had the price of his product...

Orders of the Day — London (Public Services): Business of Supply (20 Nov 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: I thank my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House for appearing to carry out the recommendation in the Third Report of the Select Committee on Procedure made in the last Session, but I should like elucidation of certain points. The Select Committee's main point in making this recommendation was that, at the moment, defence debates are bunched together in February and March, which is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: A64 (Malton Bypass) (14 Nov 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he can now give a firm date for the start of the work on the Malton Bypass on the A64.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: A64 (Malton Bypass) (14 Nov 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: Does my hon. Friend appreciate that the delay in making this announcement is hampering industrial development in Yorkshire and jeopardising the plans of the English Tourist Board? Will he represent to his and my right hon. Friend that this, to Yorkshire, is a more important project than the Channel Tunnel?

Proclamation of State of Emergency (13 Nov 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the vast majority of ordinary citizens will give him their support in efforts to preserve vital supplies to the nation in resistance to the demands of blackmail on the rest of the community?

Channel Tunnel (Initial Finance) Bill (8 Nov 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: I have certain misgivings over the Bill. I realise that my right hon. Friend will apply an excuse, rather like that for the unexpected baby—that "It is only a little one." Unfortunately, once we have taken this step, a large amount of public expenditure must inevitably follow. The project will happen at a time when, quite rightly, the Government are moderating the growth of public...

Channel Tunnel (Initial Finance) Bill (8 Nov 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: I am very grateful. I was talking not just of the road programme but of the whole of the infrastructure, which includes projects like the Victoria Line and other capital expenditure which has gone into the South-East. If that is balanced against the regional policies of successive Governments, I believe that it will be seen that the South-East has been unduly favoured. That is why there has...

Channel Tunnel (Initial Finance) Bill (8 Nov 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: Although that road programme was started under Lord Hailsham, the motorway from Teesside to the A1 link has not yet been completed, and we have been waiting for it for seven years.

Sugar (24 Oct 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: I am sure that nobody in the House has any doubt about the honourable way in which my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries has spoken for the interests of Commonwealth producers and British beet farmers in the negotiations. However, I regret very much the remarks which he made about the Queensland farmers. If the Commonwealth Sugar Agreement had been allowed to...

Sugar (24 Oct 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: That shows the unwisdom of giving way. I had hoped that my right hon. Friend would make a recantation, whereas he has overemphasised the point. The main problem is that, unfortunately, with all our honourable intentions we have in recent months been outsmarted by the French beet sugar lobby. The first time this happened was in the course of the negotiations when the present Minister for the...

Sugar (24 Oct 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: The Minister says that it is not very much, but it would bring prices down. This is one of the ways in which the French beet sugar lobby has outsmarted us. My next point concerns the refining margins for cane sugar. The Minister went gallantly to Brussels saying we must have a refining margin of £17 per ton, but he was defeated. He returned with a refining margin of £11·50 per ton and the...

Sugar (24 Oct 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: Does it give the actual cane refining margin?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Sugar Refining (18 Oct 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind the danger of creating a large monopoly, which would be contrary to the policy of the Monopolies Commission and also the policy against cartelisation in the EEC?

Orders of the Day — Live Animals (Export) (12 Jul 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: I shall make a very brief speech. I ask my hon. Friend the Minister of State—I declare the same interest as he, as a farmer and a livestock breeder—not to press the amendment. For one thing, it is meaningless. Secondly, it would be a great pity to divide the House, which is in general agreement, on an issue which I do not think is realistic. The requirement of the amendment is that there...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: RAF Fatalities (Dependants' Compensation) (3 Jul 1973)

Mr Robin Turton: asked the Minister of State for Defence what is the policy of his Department for informing dependants of persons killed in RAF crashes of the responsibility of his Department to compensate them for the loss they have suffered.


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