Results 161–180 of 186 for speaker:Mr James Jones

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL: Clause 35. — (Amendment of National Loans Act, 1939.) (18 Jun 1956)

Mr James Jones: The point is that I condemn gambling on the Stock Exchange even more than I would these Premium Bonds.

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL: Clause 35. — (Amendment of National Loans Act, 1939.) (18 Jun 1956)

Mr James Jones: I do not object to that at all, because when a person puts his money into National Savings he is sure of his interest and return and it is producing public good. There is no element of chance in it at all, but there is on the Stock Exchange.

Orders of the Day — Budget Proposals: General (17 Apr 1956)

Mr James Jones: I have followed the speech of the hon. and gallant Member for Worthing (Brigadier Prior-Palmer) from the beginning. There are some points in his speech with which I agree. I am very pleased indeed that the party opposite was not in power in 1945 because, according to the argument of the hon. and gallant Member, we would not have had an Education Act in operation in 1945 because the country...

Orders of the Day — Budget Proposals: General (17 Apr 1956)

Mr James Jones: I will come to that point in a moment. The error of the Government is comparable in magnitude only with the policy pursued by the Government between the two wars, when they followed a policy of economy at a time when they should have followed a policy of prolific spending. The Government know this quite well, because the White Paper states: Management must strive to ensure maximum expansion...

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...

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

Mr James Jones: At the right price—rather than restrict capital investment as we are doing at present. The workman should have at his disposal the finest type of capital equipment we can provide. Consequently, the £ should follow production and not production the £. The fact is that the nation is under a great and crushing burden. We are trying to do too much. In the first place, Britain is trying to...

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 — 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.

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

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.


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