Results 1–20 of 3123 for speaker:Mr David Howell

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (9 May 1966)

Mr David Howell: I am grateful to you, Dr. Broughton, for my good fortune in catching your eye, and I ask the indulgence of the Committee as this is the first time I have spoken in this place. Many hon. Members will remember with affection my predecessor, Sir Richard Nugent, a wise, just and fair man. I believe I shall have the support of hon. Members on both sides of the Committee in saying that we wish...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 1. — (Relief from Duty on Imported Goods.) (15 Jun 1966)

Mr David Howell: The Minister's remarks helped to clarify some facets of this incredibly obscure and complex Clause, but he said, rather revealingly, that this was part of a battery of aids which the Government were bringing to exporters. If this is part of the campaign to raise exports at this critical juncture, what an incredible place to hide it. It would be helpful if the Minister would say what part the...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 1. — (Relief from Duty on Imported Goods.) (15 Jun 1966)

Mr David Howell: I thank my hon. Friend for reinforcing what has been said about the depressing position of exporters. Before we part with the Clause it would be interesting to know from the Government how they see this provision as part of their strategy and whether it is intended to supplement the rebate through the S.E.T., which will have a small effect in offsetting the damage which the S.E.T. will do to...

Orders of the Day — Clause 15. — (Continuation of Powers Under S. 9 of Finance Act 1961.) (16 Jun 1966)

Mr David Howell: Like my hon. Friend the Member for Oswestry (Mr. Biffen), I am hesitant about being identified as being enthusiastic. The real reason why I am here is that I am a pessimist about the Chancellor's capacity to understand the critical nature of the present economic situation and about his capacity and that of other politicians to understand the real policy and the real approach which is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Economic Affairs: Incomes Policy (7 Jul 1966)

Mr David Howell: asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, in view of the numerous wage settlements which continue to be made in excess of the guiding light, what steps he proposes to take to re-design that policy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Economic Affairs: Incomes Policy (7 Jul 1966)

Mr David Howell: Surely the right hon. Gentleman must realise that it is a natural and normal thing for the trade unions to press for higher wages? Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that it would be better to concentrate our energies on reforming the wage structure rather than trying to freeze wages and hit the trade unions on the head?

Bill Presented: Economic Affairs (27 Jul 1966)

Mr David Howell: Although I am of Welsh ancestry, I feel that, reluctantly, I must drag the House away from this fascinating quarrel in the Principality and back to the main theme of the discussion. I interpret the main theme as one which has concentrated—and this is very encouraging—on where we go now rather than how we have got here. We have heard much analysis of the past from some hon. Members, but...

Orders of the Day — Prices and Incomes (25 Oct 1966)

Mr David Howell: I had no difficulty in getting the message of that speech. Part of it was an attack upon our side and the other part was an attack upon the hon. Gentleman's own side. With the ritual attack on our side I sympathise, I realise that he has to make it; with the attack on his own side I find myself, up to a point, in broad agreement. However, it does not amount, as it stands, to a very...

Oral Answers to Questions — European Economic Community (3 Nov 1966)

Mr David Howell: asked the Prime Minister following the Chequers discussion weekend on the European Economic Community, what instructions he has given to Government Departments to review future legislation to bring it more into line with Community practice.

Oral Answers to Questions — European Economic Community (3 Nov 1966)

Mr David Howell: Would the Prime Minister agree that joining the Common Market is much more than a question of saying that we are in favour? Is it not also a question of changing policies and attitudes over a wide field to show that we are in the business of being good Europeans?

Oral Answers to Questions — Economic Affairs: Wages and Salaries (24 Nov 1966)

Mr David Howell: How should the incomes policy be controlled for those workers who do not have the bad luck to be in unions?

Oral Answers to Questions — European Economic Community (1 Dec 1966)

Mr David Howell: asked the Prime Minister whether he will now specify the right conditions for negotiation between Great Britain and the European Economic Community; and what changes there have been in them since the last negotiations.

Oral Answers to Questions — European Economic Community (1 Dec 1966)

Mr David Howell: Would not the right hon. Gentleman agree that, if we are to have a really informed public debate on this question, of the kind that I am sure he himself wants, it is necessary for the Government to make clear whether they still adhere to the five principles laid down by the Labour Party four years ago?

Oral Answers to Questions — European Technological Community (6 Dec 1966)

Mr David Howell: asked the Prime Minister what steps he will now take to follow up his proposal for a European technological community.

Oral Answers to Questions — European Technological Community (6 Dec 1966)

Mr David Howell: Does not the idea of a technological community, which the Prime Minister has picked up, go rather further than he has so far suggested? Does not such a community mean a common public policy by the Governments concerned and does not this involve a degree of political integration? Would he accept that?

Business of the House (19 Jan 1967)

Mr David Howell: Reverting to the subject of the new Science and Technology Committee, can the Leader of the House assure us that the new committee will have a really effective secretariat, so that it can do a proper job of work?

Export Guarantees Bill (20 Jan 1967)

Mr David Howell: I join hon. Members in welcoming this Measure and saying how encouraging it is to hear that the work of the Department has been steadily expanding. This is one of a series of Measures relating to the expansion of facilities through the Department introduced by successive Governments and it is clear that this is the right way to proceed. We are, of course, talking about a very small aspect of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Economic Affairs: Low-paid Workers (9 Feb 1967)

Mr David Howell: Will the right hon. Gentleman give a definite assurance that there is no question of raising family allowances and at the same time penalising taxpayers through reductions in child allowances?

Prayers: Small Businesses (10 Feb 1967)

Mr David Howell: In supporting the Motion so eloquently moved by my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon, North-East (Mr. Weatherill), there are two questions which I should like briefly to raise. First, why are we concerned with small business problems and with the urgent need to encourage small businesses when in many parts of industry all the ideas are in favour of greater concentration and the need to...

Prayers: Small Businesses (10 Feb 1967)

Mr David Howell: I feel very strongly that there should not, for the reasons which I have put forward. In effect, that kind of statutory limitation is putting a stopper on what I call the invading element—the new ideas and techniques which must be injected into a great industry if it is to survive and compete. The question of my hon. Friend is central. The idea that iron and steel, or the basic product of...


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