Results 121–140 of 1260 for speaker:Mr Donald Wade

National Service (Duration) (17 Nov 1953)

Mr Donald Wade: At the present time.

National Service (Duration) (17 Nov 1953)

Mr Donald Wade: Before the hon. Gentleman goes on, I should like him to consider this point. If compulsory National Service had been abolished after the last war, and the Regular Army had been built up with the aid of very much better pay and conditions, it might well be that compulsory National Service would not have been required at the outbreak of the Korean war.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Tariff Reductions (19 Nov 1953)

Mr Donald Wade: asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress he has to report upon the reduction in tariffs and other impediments to international trade as between Great Britain and other members of the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation and other European nations.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Tariff Reductions (19 Nov 1953)

Mr Donald Wade: Can the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that no unilateral action will be taken by Her Majesty's Government which might lead other European nations to increase, rather than decrease, their restrictions on international trade?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Foreign Exports (Subsidies) (19 Nov 1953)

Mr Donald Wade: asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress has been made by Her Majesty's Government towards reaching agreement with member Governments of the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation and with Governments of other European countries on the subject of subsidies to exporters, designed to give such exporters an advantage in competing in world markets.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Foreign Exports (Subsidies) (19 Nov 1953)

Mr Donald Wade: Does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that these subsidies to exporters, which are designed to capture overseas markets, may have the effect of bringing about that form of economic warfare which did so much harm to international trade before the war? Can he say when he will have anything further to report on the conversations which, I understand, have been taking place in Paris?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Wireless and Television Revenue (Retention) (19 Nov 1953)

Mr Donald Wade: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the net revenue from wireless and television licences is to be retained by the Treasury for the year 1953–54; what sum is expected to be received by the Treasury in respect thereof; and how much Exchequer grant-in-aid for overseas services is to be provided during the same period.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Wireless and Television Revenue (Retention) (19 Nov 1953)

Mr Donald Wade: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that this raid on the licence revenue, like the raid on the Road Fund, is difficult to justify in principle and is a really unsatisfactory method of raising general revenue? Can he give us an assurance that this cut will be discontinued?

Kabaka of Buganda (Withdrawal of Recognition) (30 Nov 1953)

Mr Donald Wade: Will the right hon. Gentleman inform the House of the considerations which led him to decide that the presence of the Kabaka in his home territory would be a threat to peace, because that does appear to be very drastic action?

Orders of the Day — Housing Repairs and Rents Bill (30 Nov 1953)

Mr Donald Wade: I should like, first, to address a word to the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, South (Mr. Ellis Smith). I hope he will understand that if I disagree with some of his comments I do not for a moment doubt the sincerity of his views. I did not have the experience which he had before the war, but in the 20s I spent a number of years as a poor man's lawyer in the slums of Leeds, where I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Blankets (Labelling) (8 Dec 1953)

Mr Donald Wade: In order that there should be no misunderstanding in the public mind, is it not correct that the label "Witney" does not signify and never has signified that an article has an all-wool content but merely that it is made in Witney? Secondly, would the right hon. Gentleman agree that, excellent as some Witney blankets may be, blankets of an equally fine quality are manufactured in Yorkshire?

Fruit and Vegetables (Import Duties Increase) (10 Dec 1953)

Mr Donald Wade: The importance of this debate arises partly, but not wholly, from the concern which is felt—and I believe very naturally felt—that the effect of these duties will be to increase the price to the consumer of a number of articles of great importance in the family budget. But it is also important, because I believe that this decision on the part of the Government commits the country to a...

Fruit and Vegetables (Import Duties Increase) (10 Dec 1953)

Mr Donald Wade: As I say, I appreciate the point of view of the producer, and there may have been a day—some hon. Members believe there was—when there was too much concern about cheap food for the consumer. I believe that we have gone too far in the other direction. In this little leaflet to which I have referred there is a reference to the hon. Member for Grantham (Mr. Godber). I have mentioned to the...

Fruit and Vegetables (Import Duties Increase) (10 Dec 1953)

Mr Donald Wade: That is perfectly fair, and I have no doubt that it will clearly be seen to be so from the report in HANSARD. I will only detain the House with one more quotation from this pamphlet. It says: In May of this year the Government stopped the importation of new potatoes on 16th May, some two or three weeks before the home crop was ready for market, in substantial quantity, and retail prices rose...

Fruit and Vegetables (Import Duties Increase) (10 Dec 1953)

Mr Donald Wade: Where I differ from the hon. Gentleman is on the question as to whether they are wanted in the London market, because I believe there is a market for these goods from Brittany as well as for those which are produced in this country. In conclusion, I gather that the Socialist Opposition are not proposing to oppose the decision of the Government to introduce these import duties. It is not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Research: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (Expansion) (15 Dec 1953)

Mr Donald Wade: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that every possible encouragement should be given to the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research?

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing: Management (Model Rules) (19 Jan 1954)

Mr Donald Wade: Arising out of Question No. 18, would the Minister consider the possibility of seeking greater co-ordination and co-operation between his Department and the welfare authorities responsible to the Ministry of Health in dealing with the difficult problem of providing temporary accommodation for those families which are being evicted from council-controlled houses?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Anti-Trust Legislation (11 Feb 1954)

Mr Donald Wade: While not necessarily accepting that the American legislation is desirable, may I ask the Minister whether he does not agree that our existing legislation is really quite inadequate to deal with the problem of monopolies and restrictive practices? Can he not promise to consider improved measures?

Housing Repairs and Rents Bill (Allocation of Time) (22 Feb 1954)

Mr Donald Wade: In rising to oppose this Motion I am not impelled by hostility to the Bill. I do not regard it as a popular Bill, either for the landlords or the tenants, although, according to the "News Chronicle" Gallup poll this morning, it is not quite so unpopular as I anticipated. We are not discussing the merits or demerits of the Bill; we are considering whether or not the proposed curtailment of the...

Housing Repairs and Rents Bill (Allocation of Time) (22 Feb 1954)

Mr Donald Wade: I am referring to the period since 1950. I had not the honour to be a Member of this House before 1950. Since the present Government took office there has been a period of two years during which the Bill might have been introduced. It may be that there were practical difficulties of which I am not aware, but I think that the plea of urgency fails when one considers that the Bill might have...


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