Results 1–20 of 186 for speaker:Mr James Jones

Budget Proposals and Economic Situation (20 Apr 1955)

Mr James Jones: It is with some trepidation that I rise to speak for the first time here after my election for the Wrexham constituency, but I have been informed, and have seen evidence of it, that the House and this Committee are always prepared to give all encouragement to a new Member. I shall endeavour to be brief, and I shall endeavour to be as non-controversial as possible. The Committee will...

Gold Coast (International Miners' Delegation) (22 Jun 1955)

Mr James Jones: I have listened with considerable interest to my hon. Friends, and I have been surprised beyond words at the treatment meted out to trade union representatives. I am surprised because of my personal knowledge of Mr. Edward Jones. I have this particular knowledge from many years of intimate personal relationship with Mr. Jones. I know his manner, I understand his outlook, and I know his...

Economic Situation (26 Jul 1955)

Mr James Jones: I was rather surprised to hear the hon. Member for Scarborough and Whitby (Mr. Spearman) say that 3 per cent. unemployment was tolerable—

Economic Situation (26 Jul 1955)

Mr James Jones: Of course, there is nothing which can create unemployment more than the fact of some people being unemployed.

Economic Situation (26 Jul 1955)

Mr James Jones: Yesterday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer said The monetary measures taken in February have been by their nature slow in their effect on home demand."—[OFFICIAL REPORT, 25th July. 1955:Vol. 544. c. 826.] The main monetary measure was that of raising the Bank Rate. It has been asked on the benches opposite, "Why is it that the Bank Rate has not been effective in the last few months?" The...

Economic Situation (26 Jul 1955)

Mr James Jones: That is very substantial. While the last Budget had a deflationary effect on one sector of the economy, it had a very inflationary effect on another sector in which there was already inflation. I refer, of course, to the boom on the Stock Exchange and the gift of reliefs to industry, which eventually will find their way to the recipients of dividends and will increase inflationary pressure in...

Economic Situation (26 Jul 1955)

Mr James Jones: After all, people who have the cash to put down can get what they require from home production. People who have money to buy washing machines can buy them, and people who have money to buy cars will buy them. The time has arrived when people who produce these things can claim the right to have them when they require them. To change the metaphor, people who build have the right to inhabit;...

Economic Situation (26 Jul 1955)

Mr James Jones: —and for another set of people. I leave the point at that. Another feature is the checking of investment. The Chancellor said that in the private sector he would appeal to people to restrain from initiating new investments. One of my hon. Friends has just said that people will be able to make beer, lollipops and all the rest. Private enterprise will not restrain itself in investment if...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: First Schedule. — (Amendments of Purchase Tax Rates.) (23 Nov 1955)

Mr James Jones: I want to draw the attention of the Committee to only one item, dustbins. Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote an essay entitled, "A plea for gas lamps," and tonight I want to make a plea for dustbins. He started his essay by saying: Cities built, the task was to light them. We can develop that by saying, "Coal fires having been invented, the task is to collect the ashes". Dustbins provide a...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: First Schedule. — (Amendments of Purchase Tax Rates.) (23 Nov 1955)

Mr James Jones: It is only when the handle is loose and rotten and its rotundity has yielded to elongation, and when the lid no longer fits; only when the rigidity of its vertical position has become telescopic, that people are prepared to dispose of their dustbin. If I may speak in the language of the economist, the demand is inelastic. People will not chase around looking for dustbins to buy because prices...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: First Schedule. — (Amendments of Purchase Tax Rates.) (23 Nov 1955)

Mr James Jones: I am much obliged to my hon. Friend. One cannot wonder that local councils are passing resolutions protesting about this. I have one such resolution here which reads: That this Council is gravely concerned at the financial policy of Her Majesty's Government, which must inevitably result in a very considerable increase in the cost to local authorities in the carrying out of their functions....

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: First Schedule. — (Amendments of Purchase Tax Rates.) (23 Nov 1955)

Mr James Jones: What is the good of having cows if there are no buckets to milk them into. [Laughter.]

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: First Schedule. — (Amendments of Purchase Tax Rates.) (23 Nov 1955)

Mr James Jones: Sir Charles, may we have your ruling that this debate will not automatically close when the main speaker for the Opposition has spoken?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: First Schedule. — (Amendments of Purchase Tax Rates.) (23 Nov 1955)

Mr James Jones: I want to raise a point which has not been raised in the whole

Orders of the Day — Teachers (Superannuation) Bill (6 Dec 1955)

Mr James Jones: I do not propose to speak for long, and my observations will be brief. I do not know whether I should declare an interest, but I might mention that I was a secondary school headmaster until my election to this House last March. This Bill will help me personally with regard to my pension. Consequently, strange as it may seem, I shall be speaking contrary to my own interests. I shall be...

Orders of the Day — Teachers (Superannuation) Bill (6 Dec 1955)

Mr James Jones: If he does succeed he may gain for himself a niche in the annals of educational history.

Welsh Affairs (30 Jan 1956)

Mr James Jones: At the close of the debate I find it difficult to say anything original. The Report reminds me of a pupil at a grammar school who had wasted his time during term and who was afraid of having an unfavourable report. By devious methods he got a blank report which he filled in, and which he signed with a fair copy of his headmaster's signature. Above the word "progress" he wrote "quite...

Orders of the Day — Economic Situation (21 Feb 1956)

Mr James Jones: It falls to my lot to follow the hon. Member for Hornchurch (Mr. Lagden), who has just made his maiden speech. I warmly congratulate him on an excellent contribution to this important debate. Apart from his closing observations, the hon. Member might have been speaking from these benches, especially when he referred 'to the dread of unemployment which exists among the working-class people. I...


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