Results 281–300 of 1260 for speaker:Mr Donald Wade

Oral Answers to Questions — Cost of Living (12 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the Index of Retail Prices is quite inappropriate for calculating the adequacy of superannuation payments, because many of the articles taken into account are beyond the range of those who do not earn a wage or salary or have a substantial private income?

Oral Answers to Questions — Cost of Living (12 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: asked the Minister of Labour when an Index of Retail Prices will be available appropriate for estimating the cost of living of old-age pensioners.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cost of Living (12 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that there are items in it such as football boots and children's toys which, even if pensioners wished to buy them, they could ill afford to pay for? Would it not be helpful and practicable to work out an index whereby we could test the adequacy of old-age pensions?

Oral Answers to Questions — MR. Bulganin and MR. Khrushchev (Visit) (12 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: asked the Prime Minister, in view of the public interest in the Press conference which is to take place during the visit of Marshal Bulganin and Mr. Khrushchev, the wide range of subjects on which representatives of the Press may wish to ask questions and the desirability of allowing representatives of the Press a reasonable opportunity of asking questions, whether he will make arrangements...

Oral Answers to Questions — MR. Bulganin and MR. Khrushchev (Visit) (12 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: Does the Prime Minister agree that a Press conference at which questions could be freely asked and, I hope, frankly answered, might serve a more useful purpose than smiles and handshakes? Is he satisfied that if such a conference takes place there will be adequate time for those who wish to attend and ask questions to do so?

Orders of the Day — Restrictive Trade Practices Bill: Clause 2. — (Appointment and Functions of Registrar.) (12 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: I do not share the conviction of the President of the Board of Trade and the right hon. and learned Member for Chertsey (Sir L. Heald) about the suitability of a court of law far deciding issues which are essentially political and economic, although I am aware that, from time to time, our judges have been called upon to decide such issues. On the other hand, I am not particularly enthusiastic...

Orders of the Day — Restrictive Trade Practices Bill: Clause 2. — (Appointment and Functions of Registrar.) (12 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: I am sorry that the hon. and learned Gentleman did not understand my argument. It appears to me logical that if we contend that there is too much delegation, and if we contend that Parliament should decide political and economic issues, it follows that any body which is set up being primarily to interpret the law should be a court of law rather than an administrative tribunal.

Orders of the Day — Restrictive Trade Practices Bill: Clause 2. — (Appointment and Functions of Registrar.) (12 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: I beg to move, in page 2, line 33, after "of" to insert: not more than ten and not less than.

Orders of the Day — Restrictive Trade Practices Bill: Clause 2. — (Appointment and Functions of Registrar.) (12 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: I agree that this course would be convenient, Sir Austin, and in view of the encouraging remarks of the right hon. Gentleman it will not be necessary for me to detain the Committee long. Yesterday, the Parliamentary Secretary made an important statement when he indicated that all agreements that were registered would in due course come before the Court. We have no idea how many agreements...

Orders of the Day — Restrictive Trade Practices Bill: Clause 2. — (Appointment and Functions of Registrar.) (12 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: In view of the assurance given by the Minister, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Atomic Energy: State and Private Industry (Relationship) (18 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that a principle is involved here? For example, is he aware that the selection of certain civil engineering contractors, without asking for tenders or ascertaining whether other firms are willing or able to do the necessary work, has caused some concern that it might be creating a precedent in this new sphere of co-operation between the State and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: New Potatoes (Import Duty) (19 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: Will the right hon. Gentleman reconsider the whole question of import duties on spring vegetables? As it is clear that the home growers are not able to supply anything like the home demand, does the Minister not agree that these import duties are in fact a tax on food and are not merely protective, as was alleged when they were imposed?

Orders of the Day — Death Penalty (Abolition) Bill: Clause 1. — (Abolition of Death Penalty.) (25 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: I have listened with very great interest to the hon. Gentleman's argument, but there is one point on which I am not clear. Is he contending that, as some murderers might respond to remedial treatment and others not, it would be the proper function of the jury to decide which of them would respond and which would not before concluding whether or not they should be hanged?

Orders of the Day — Restrictive Trade Practices Bill: Clause 5. — (Agreements to Which Part I Applies.) (26 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: May I put a suggestion to the right hon. Gentleman in the form of a question? If the Amendment is not accepted, will the Registrar, when the case is brought before the Court, have any power to ask for information about changes in the agreement that have been made, say, over a period of twelve months prior to registration, since that information might throw some light on the underlying...

Orders of the Day — Restrictive Trade Practices Bill: Clause 5. — (Agreements to Which Part I Applies.) (26 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: I beg to move, in page 4, line 20, to leave out "between persons" and insert: to which one or more of the parties is a person".

Orders of the Day — Restrictive Trade Practices Bill: Clause 5. — (Agreements to Which Part I Applies.) (26 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: It might be helpful to the Committee if I first dealt very briefly with the Amendment in page 4, line 25, and that which seeks to have omitted the words "whether identical or not". I would only ask for those words to be omitted if the word "mutual" were omitted. The word "mutual" is one of those which are used rather loosely in the English language, and I am not quite sure what was the...

Orders of the Day — Restrictive Trade Practices Bill: Clause 5. — (Agreements to Which Part I Applies.) (26 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: I appreciate the point which the hon. and learned Gentleman has raised and, if I may, I shall deal with it a little later. If the Clause were so limited it would provide an obvious loophole. One would only have to add to the agreement a party who was not a member of the same class—wholesaler, retailer, or manufacturer—and the result would be that the agreement would not be capable of...

Orders of the Day — Restrictive Trade Practices Bill: Clause 5. — (Agreements to Which Part I Applies.) (26 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: From my own investigation it appears that this has happened. I will make further inquiries, because I feel very uneasy about it, but it does appear to be happening. I believe that some of these agreements introduce an even more serious form of restrictionism than some of those drawn up by trade associations which will be registrable under the Clause. I believe that these agreements affect a...

Orders of the Day — Restrictive Trade Practices Bill: Clause 5. — (Agreements to Which Part I Applies.) (26 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: I hope the right hon. Gentleman appreciates the fact that I am only asking that "whether identical or not" should be deleted if it is used in place of the word "any".

Orders of the Day — Restrictive Trade Practices Bill: Clause 5. — (Agreements to Which Part I Applies.) (26 Apr 1956)

Mr Donald Wade: The British Match Corporation was considered by the Monopolies Commission. I take it the hon. and learned Member would not object to that investigation. The effect of my Amendment would be, I think, that the case of the British Match Corporation would constitute the creation of an agreement which would be registrable, because the Corporation was a party to an agreement to which one or other...


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