Results 1–20 of 305 for speaker:Mr George Wallace

Health and Welfare (Expenditure) (28 Jan 1974)

Mr George Wallace: The hon. Member for Lewisham, West (Mr. Selwyn Gummer) said categorically that there were no cuts in housing. Statistically, that may be true, but the hon. Gentleman may or may not be aware that in Norfolk planning permission is being held back for a number of schemes, entirely because of the lack of schools through the Government's action in reducing expenditure. There is, therefore, some...

Health and Welfare (Expenditure) (28 Jan 1974)

Mr George Wallace: The hon. Lady does not know what she is saying. There are many of us who, through bitter experiences over the years—I am not a young man—have fought and made sacrifices in order to bring about the degree of social security which we have today.

Health and Welfare (Expenditure) (28 Jan 1974)

Mr George Wallace: Has the hon. Lady no thought for the women or children? Has she no thought for the fact that these men, their wives and others at work have paid contributions and have some rights? Does she not realise—do the Government not realise—that some of my constituents are suffering social injustice at the present time, when those who work on certain days a week receive only two days' unemployment...

Orders of the Day — The Divided Nation (21 Jan 1974)

Mr George Wallace: My hon. Friend the Member for Hitchin (Mrs. Shirley Williams) has referred to the willingness of workers and she is quite right. I wanted to refer to the shoe industry in my constituency. I have a shoe factory working Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the workers get only two days benefit for the remainder of the week. Those who work Thursday Friday and Saturday get three days benefit and...

Business of the House (17 Jan 1974)

Mr George Wallace: Has the Leader of the House seen Early Day Motion No. 133, signed by myself and several of my hon. Friends?

Orders of the Day — Pay Board and Price Commission (23 Jul 1973)

Mr George Wallace: The hon. Member for Bosworth (Mr. Adam Butler) made a fleeting reference to council house rents. There are two price control bodies, the Price Commission and the rent scrutiny boards. The Price Commission's duty is to try to moderate price increases, but it appears that the duty of the rent scrutiny boards is to double council house rents. The first decision taken by a rent scrutiny board in...

Orders of the Day — Pay Board and Price Commission (23 Jul 1973)

Mr George Wallace: Naturally. Mr. Deputy Speaker, I shall not comment on that incident. The housing account in the city of Norwich, prior to this situation, was self-balancing. The situation is that on the one hand £108,000 is being taken away and with the other hand it is being placed as a burden on people, including council tenants, who pay rent and rates. The present rents in Norwich average for a pre-war...


Mr George Wallace: I enjoyed very much the speech by the hon. Member for Norwich, South (Dr. Stuttaford). I do not intend to follow him because I am convinced that he is following me and his speech was in the best traditions of the Norwich Socialist movement. Coming from Norwich, that is a compliment. However, I do not wish to indulge in party manoeuvres now. My feelings about the Bill as expressed on Second...

Orders of the Day — Prices (7 May 1973)

Mr George Wallace: I shall not take up many of the matters raised by the hon. Member for Truro (Mr. Dixon), because he adopted a scientific, professional and almost professorial approach. I want to be a little more down to earth in the sense that I want to discuss some of the problems that people face. I suppose it is a coincidence that today's debate takes place almost exactly two years after a debate on a...

Orders of the Day — Prices (7 May 1973)

Mr George Wallace: I cannot give the figure for purchase tax on a draining board that one fits oneself. The fact is that the price included an additional 25p for VAT. That was an increase to me of 25p which, in old money, is 5s. A worse case of VAT—I raise it here because it may be cleared up and ease a certain amount of anxiety—concerns some of my Old Contemptible constituents —I mean that in the old...

Orders of the Day — Prices (7 May 1973)

Mr George Wallace: That is true. To give a fair example one can go down the scale. There has been an increase in the price of this commodity. It may be that international prices have something to do with it, but there is an argument for more production of home killed and cured bacon. One of the biggest factors of inflation is the price of property and houses. I live in a suburb in South-East London. House...

Orders of the Day — Prices (7 May 1973)

Mr George Wallace: I do not entirely agree with the hon. Member's remarks. I have been shopping this morning and I shall go again with my wife on Friday. I am on the other side; I am a customer and he is a grocer.

Orders of the Day — Water Bill: Clause 3 (1 May 1973)

Mr George Wallace: My hon. Friend the Member for Nuneaton (Mr. Leslie Huckfield) mentioned sewage. I cannot understand why sewage has to be mixed up with pure water in this Bill. The Government should think again and leave sewage to those who are capable of dealing with it. The local authorities already handling sewage disposal should be left to it. I have received strong representations from the City of...

Television Film (19 Apr 1973)

Mr George Wallace: I wish to speak in support of the hon. Member for Haltemprice (Mr. Wall) and to emphasise that there is no party division on this matter. In East Anglia as a whole, and particularly in the centre of East Anglia in Norfolk, there is strong local feeling, in spite of what the Chairman of the IBA seems to believe. He may have received one or two letters from old-age pensioners who regretted the...

Television Film (19 Apr 1973)

Mr George Wallace: One important point arises from my conversation with Lord Aylestone yesterday. If a direction were given by the Minister to provide the necessary facilities to allow Anglia to be received in West Norfolk in the areas where it will not be received on the removal of the Belmont transmitter, that could be done, could it not?

Business of the House (5 Apr 1973)

Mr George Wallace: Will the Leader of the House, in the interests of open govern- ment, of which we have heard so much and seen so little, arrange for an early debate on Motion No. 250, concerning public meetings of rent scrutiny boards? [That this House calls upon Her Majesty's Government to ensure that meetings of rent scrutiny boards be held in public so that both tenants and landlords can attend and...

Orders of the Day — CONSOLIDATED FUND (No. 3) BILL (26 Mar 1973)

Mr George Wallace: My hon. colleague the Member for Norwich, South (Dr. Stuttaford) has spoken as a practising doctor and one who frequently brings his medical experience and knowledge to debates in the House. In contrast, I shall speak as one who has served for many years at hospital management committee level. For the information of the right hon. and learned Member for Huntingdonshire (Sir D. Renton), I...

Business of the House (1 Mar 1973)

Mr George Wallace: Leaving aside any question of the industrial dispute in the hospitals, is the Leader of the House aware that hospital groups are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit adequate ancillary staff, especially for domestic duties, in order to carry on hospital services and that, as a result, services are being decreased while the work of nurses is being increased due to the abysmally low...

Orders of the Day — Value Added Tax (Children's Clothing) (14 Feb 1973)

Mr George Wallace: I wonder what on earth all the fuss is about. I cannot understand the Government's attitude. There is to an extent a precedent for the motion. Although it was a private Member's motion—incidentally. I introduced it—the House carried it, much to my astonishment. I think that the Government Chief Whip was caught with his pants down. Any- way, the House accepted the motion calling for a...

Business of the House (1 Feb 1973)

Mr George Wallace: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that it looks very much as if the National Health Service will be reorganised before the legislation is discussed by this House? Is he further aware that considerable detail has already been fixed and organised before we have seen this legislation? When is the legislation likely to be discussed here? Before everything is arranged, I trust.

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