Results 901–915 of 915 for speaker:Mr Fred Blackburn

Orders of the Day — Fourth Schedule. — (Purchase Tax: Prescribed Lists for Wearing Apparel and for Cloth, etc.) (13 May 1952)

Mr Fred Blackburn: I presume that the hon. Member for Gillingham (Mr. Burden) has now fulfilled the purpose for which he rose and that there are now sufficient Members on the Government side to save the Division. What his speech has been about, very few Members in the Committee will know. I have been in the Chamber for the best part of six hours, and we have had some good contributions to the general debate....

Orders of the Day — Utility Scheme (Revocation) (1 May 1952)

Mr Fred Blackburn: If a specification scheme is divorced entirely from a Purchase Tax scheme, there is then nothing which would conflict with our international agreements.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 1. — (Hydrocarbon Oils, etc.) (30 Apr 1952)

Mr Fred Blackburn: I am glad to have the pleasure of following the hon. Member for Kidderminster (Mr. Nabarro). If I had known that I was to do so, I should have taken the opportunity of reading in more detail what he said last year. I do not think that he has convinced the Committee of the reason for his change of attitude. He may have convinced himself; he has made a very valiant effort to do so. Whether he...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Australian Import Restrictions (24 Apr 1952)

Mr Fred Blackburn: asked the President of the Board of Trade which industries are affected by the recent Australian import restrictions; and to what extent by volume and value in each case.

Orders of the Day — Textile Industry (26 Mar 1952)

Mr Fred Blackburn: The hon. and gallant Member for Down, North (Sir W. Smiles) will forgive me if I do not follow him on the question of the linen industry of Northern Ireland, except to say that if he is still using sheets dating back to 1886 I do not think he is making his proper contribution to the linen industry of Northern Ireland. I am very pleased that we are having this debate and hope that something ...

Orders of the Day — Textile Industry (26 Mar 1952)

Mr Fred Blackburn: If the President said that, I did not hear him say it; but I am not going to adopt this morning the attitude adopted by the Opposition of a previous administration, when everything that went wrong was blamed on the then Government. I am not going to blame the present Government because there has been a recession in world trade. The present Government will not be judged on that fact—which...

Budget Proposals (17 Mar 1952)

Mr Fred Blackburn: I shall try to be brief, because I know that many hon. Members wish to make a contribution to this debate. I hope that the hon. Member for Aberdeenshire, East (Mr. Boothby), will forgive me if I do not follow him in detail in his most interesting speech. There are certain specific points which I wish to make and unless I make them now I shall be taking up more time than is my due. I would...

Budget Proposals (17 Mar 1952)

Mr Fred Blackburn: Surely the hon. Gentleman will agree that the class of people I have mentioned get no incentive to increase production.

Orders of the Day — Town Development Bill (25 Feb 1952)

Mr Fred Blackburn: I just want to be clear what the right hon. and learned Gentleman meant when he was talking about the economic unit being 250 or 300. What exactly does the right hon. and learned Gentleman mean by the "economic unit"?

Orders of the Day — Town Development Bill (25 Feb 1952)

Mr Fred Blackburn: A unit within industry?

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Egypt (Dismissed British Officials) (20 Feb 1952)

Mr Fred Blackburn: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many British officials dismissed by the Egyptian Government have now returned to this country; and how many have secured alternative employment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Egypt (Dismissed British Officials) (20 Feb 1952)

Mr Fred Blackburn: Would not the hon. Gentleman agree that we have a responsibility towards these officials, and that this information ought to be in the hands of the Government?

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government and Planning: Reform (27 Nov 1951)

Mr Fred Blackburn: asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government when he intends to take the initial steps to deal with the reform of local government.

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government and Planning: Reform (27 Nov 1951)

Mr Fred Blackburn: Would not the Minister agree that that was a different Question? My hon. Friend on that occasion asked for certain things to be done, and this Question asks when the Minister intends to take initial steps.

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Debate on the Address (9 Nov 1951)

Mr Fred Blackburn: In rising to make my first speech before this august assembly, I crave the indulgence of the House. However many speeches one may have made on other occasions, it must always be something of an ordeal to make one's first speech before the most critical audience in the world. I have received much good advice from many friends, and the only part I remember of it, and the part that I mean to...


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