Results 161–180 of 4683 for speaker:Mr Jack Diamond

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Hire Purchase (2 Dec 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: The short answer is that the export performance of the industries most affected by current restrictions is generally highly satisfactory.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Hire Purchase (2 Dec 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: That is a tenable point of view, and I will consider it carefully. I think that our present system is an improvement, but I will consider it.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Money Supply (Scottish Bankers' Representations) (2 Dec 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: I would draw the hon. Lady's attention to the undoubted benefits to our external position which has already resulted from a tight money policy at home. In the view of my right hon. Friend, it would be imprudent to relax these policies until the improvement in our balance of payments has been firmly secured.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Taxation (British-Owned Commonwealth Plantations) (2 Dec 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: Sufficient information to make the estimates asked for is not available.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Taxation (British-Owned Commonwealth Plantations) (2 Dec 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: That is why I was saying that there is no such excessive taxation.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Tax-Free Sales Scheme (Overseas Visitors) (2 Dec 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: The scheme will be reviewed at the end of the year, in consultation with the principal trade organisations concerned.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Tax-Free Sales Scheme (Overseas Visitors) (2 Dec 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: I have not got that information. It will be included in the review, but I can tell the hon. Gentleman that my information is that in general the scheme seems to be working quite smoothly.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Income Tax (State Retirement Pensions) (2 Dec 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: About £150 million for a full year.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Income Tax (State Retirement Pensions) (2 Dec 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: The earnings rule is a matter not for me but for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Income Tax (State Retirement Pensions) (2 Dec 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: The hon. Gentleman knows the history of this. He knows that there was a compounding of the allowance given at a particular time.

Orders of the Day — £50 Travel Allowance (27 Nov 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: French?

Orders of the Day — £50 Travel Allowance (27 Nov 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: I am grateful to the right hon. Member for Barnet (Mr. Maudling) for dealing with his argument so briefly in view of the short time at our disposal, and I shall endeavour to respond. However, he is asking me to make the case for the Government. I shall listen carefully to the points made in the debate and, with your permission, Mr. Deputy Speaker, and that of the House, at the end of the...

Orders of the Day — £50 Travel Allowance (27 Nov 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: The right hon. Gentleman was concerned with justification, and I am giving him the justification. I am saying that in the ordinary case the average individual is not in any difficulty concerning foreign exchange; the difficulty is providing the funds in his bank. That this is the case and not conjecture on my part is demonstrated by the fact that for each of these years that we have had...

Orders of the Day — £50 Travel Allowance (27 Nov 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: We have taken those fully into account. The hon. Gentleman will know, because he asked the Question himself—I cannot rely on my recollection for the precise figures—that business expenditure has gone up by the amount we would expect, and there is no reason to believe that it includes anything other than normal business expenditure. The increase is normal. The other item is within £1...

Orders of the Day — £50 Travel Allowance (27 Nov 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: If the hon. Gentleman wants full details about the £20 million, he must put his question to the Board of Trade, because it is that Department's officials who go to great lengths in arriving at these figures. There are a number of items of adjustment which are within the knowledge of officials and the bank officials who deal with this matter every day. All I am saying is that I accept that...

Orders of the Day — £50 Travel Allowance (27 Nov 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: There are a number of sources for the figures. They are based on returns, Bank of England figures, on Board of Trade collections, and on large samplings as well. They should include all those things. It is not possible to get a view of the whole position unless one does sampling as well. We are fully justified in the view that we have taken, and I think that the vast majority of people in...

Orders of the Day — £50 Travel Allowance (27 Nov 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: I hope that my hon. Friend will allow me to continue, because I am anxious not to curtail the debate even further than it has been by earlier events. We are anxious to bring this restriction to an end as soon as it can safely be done. We delight and rejoice in the fact that the balance of payments situation has made a marked improvement, and that brings the matter very much into...

Orders of the Day — £50 Travel Allowance (27 Nov 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: I shall tell the hon. Gentleman what it means. Abolishing means what it says, not what is on the Order Paper. What is on the Order Paper refers to increasing the £50 travel allowance. When hon. Gentlemen opposite were the Government they made a series of changes up and down compared with what we are proposing. They inherited a limit of £100. They proceeded to reduce it first to £50 and...

Orders of the Day — £50 Travel Allowance (27 Nov 1969)

Mr Jack Diamond: I apologise. The right hon. Gentleman will recollect that we are comparing £42 with £65—£42 in his time, £65 in ours.


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