Results 1241–1260 of 1260 for speaker:Mr Donald Wade

Orders of the Day — Leasehold Property (Temporary Provisions) Bill (6 Dec 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: I hesitate to speak for the whole of the Liberal Party. [Laughter.] I made that remark well knowing that it would probably cause laughter at my expense. I believe that a distinction has to be made between dwelling-houses and business premises, but I think I am right in saying that that is still the long-term aim of the Liberal Party.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Tinned Sardines (Openers) (4 Dec 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: asked the Minister of Food what is the financial saving resulting from the import of tins of sardines without keys; and whether the saving is passed on to the consumer.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Tinned Sardines (Openers) (4 Dec 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: Has the right hon. Gentleman tried opening a sardine tin without a key? Is he aware that it is a considerable inconvenience to the consumer not to have an opener? Would it not be practicable to put on the market some tins of sardines with keys and others without keys at a reduced price?

Cost of Living (7 Nov 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: I beg to second the Amendment. If I may, I will read out the Amendment, which regrets that the Gracious Speech contains no reference to the rising cost of living and makes no adequate proposals to relieve the growing burden of increasing prices on consumers, particularly on the lowest income groups. In seconding this Amendment I wish to draw attention to a factor in the situation which I...

Supplies and Services (Transitional Powers) Act (23 Oct 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: I wish briefly to refer to some of the remarks made by the hon. Member for Nelson and Colne (Mr. S. Silverman) and by the hon. Member for Wallsend (Mr. McKay). I do not propose to follow all the arguments of the hon. Member for Nelson and Colne, and I respectfully suggest that some of them were not entirely relevant to the subject we are discussing this evening. I am most anxious to point...

Supplies and Services (Transitional Powers) Act (23 Oct 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: I cannot accept that, because the hon. Gentleman has not referred to the question of Amendments, to which I shall come in a moment. Secondly, it is not a question of whether there should be economic planning or not. That, also, we would willingly debate. The point is who should do the planning. I remember many years ago taking part in a debate with a young lady Socialist who had passionate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence: Industrial and Commercial Organisations (Discussions) (27 Jul 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of the fact that certain representative industrial organisations were approached by him some two years ago to appoint representatives who could be called into consultation on matters relating to civil defence in industry, he will say what steps are now being taken to implement the invitations then issued and when consultations...

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence: Industrial and Commercial Organisations (Discussions) (27 Jul 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: Is the Minister aware that many firms are willing and anxious to cooperate with the Government on Civil Defence and are awaiting guidance—for example, on the subject of recruitment and on the question as to whether they ought to be organising separate Civil Defence units within their factories?

Overseas Food Corporation (18 Jul 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: I heard an hon. Member interject a remark just now about the Canadian Pacific Railway, and I think the remark was to the effect that no dividend was paid prior to the war. I am sure that that is not so. For many years before the war the Canadian Pacific Railway paid a dividend. This is not a time for recrimination, as I think we all agree. However, there are one or two lessons to be learned....

Overseas Food Corporation (18 Jul 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: My point is that criticisms have been made—and, I think, quite rightly made—that an independent concern, which had regard to the need for making the project pay, would have adopted a slower method of trial and error and experimentation; and I think that that is a fair criticism. One of the lessons we have had to learn is that too much has been attempted too quickly. We cannot, however,...

Overseas Food Corporation (18 Jul 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: I did not suggest that the scheme should be carried out by private enterprise.

Finance Bill: New Clause. — (Reduction in Rates of Purchase Tax.) (20 Jun 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: In considering this new Clause and the general principles which are raised by it, we must start with the assumption that the Purchase Tax as a form of raising revenue is a bad tax. If revenue has to be raised in this way, it can only be justified, in the first place, if the articles on which the tax is placed are luxuries, and, secondly, if it is a necessary part of our fiscal policy to...

Finance Bill: New Clause. — (Reduction in Rates of Purchase Tax.) (20 Jun 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: I shall conclude my illustration by pointing out that some of this cricket equipment is liable to 100 per cent. Purchase Tax, and some to only 33⅓ per cent. I wish to make it clear that the M.C.C. inquiry committee and the British Federation, to which I have already referred, have gone to great trouble to satisfy themselves that the increased cost is not due to reasons other than Purchase...

Finance Bill: New Clause. — (Reduction in Rates of Purchase Tax.) (20 Jun 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: In that case, Colonel Ropner, I will not refer to the letter, much as I should like to do so. As I said earlier, if we are to justify this tax, it must, in the first case, be shown that the items covered are luxuries or comparative luxuries, and further, that it is a necessary part of our fiscal policy to discourage the purchase of those articles. The illustration which I have given about...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Co-Partnership (18 May 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: What steps have the Government taken to encourage the extension of co-partnership?

Orders of the Day — Joint Consultation in Industry (5 Apr 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: I also congratulate the hon. Member for Jarrow (Mr. Fernyhough) on introducing this subject. He has performed a very valuable service in making this discussion possible. All hon. Members will agree that the contributions that have been made have been valuable and useful. I think it would be fair to say, although this is not an occasion on which speeches of a party political nature are being...

Orders of the Day — Joint Consultation in Industry (5 Apr 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: Certainly. One example I had in mind was where new machinery is introduced which can cut down the number of men required from three to one, and where the three men are retained. That is the kind of thing I had in mind. That leads me to my further point that there is this feeling that increased productivity may result in a man's pals being thrown off. That is what I mean by redundancy.

Orders of the Day — Joint Consultation in Industry (5 Apr 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: If the hon. Member will give me time, I will check some of the cases that have been given to me. In connection with redundancy, the point I am advocating, with which I do not think hon. Members opposite will disagree, is that consultative machinery is valuable in dealing with this subject. I would recommend to anyone who is interested an article in the March issue of "Business," the...

Orders of the Day — Fuel and Power (29 Mar 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: I crave the indulgence of the House for two reasons, in the first place because I have not addressed hon. Members on a previous occasion, and secondly, because I cannot pretend to have the technical knowledge which other hon. Members have shown during this Debate. I have listened to a number of speeches by new Members and I have been impressed by the courtesy and generosity that have been...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Purchase Tax (28 Mar 1950)

Mr Donald Wade: Will the Chancellor consider granting a discount to retailers, having regard to the fact that they suffer loss not only where Purchase Tax is reduced but also where goods are damaged, broken or otherwise become unsaleable, because, tax having been paid it is irrecoverable?


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