Results 1–20 of 269 for speaker:Hon. John Grimston

East-West Trade (13 Jun 1958)

Hon. John Grimston: Will the hon. Member take it from me that I know rather more about this than he does and that what he said about United States producers is not true? The Chilean sales of copper wire to China were organised by the official Chilean authorities concerned and the United States companies had no hand whatever in the deal. In fact, they used all their strength to oppose it.

East-West Trade (13 Jun 1958)

Hon. John Grimston: The hon. Member for Reading (Mr. Mikardo) made a great deal of the difficulties in and possible evasions of the Co-com scheme which we are operating and which many of our foreign competitors also operate. I hope to have something to say about that later on. It seems to me that the whole sense of the hon. Member's speech and of earlier speeches in the debate was that we are clearly in favour...

East-West Trade (13 Jun 1958)

Hon. John Grimston: There may be divided opinions on this point. I am prepared to admit that, but the foreign exchange earnings of this country have been greatly reduced by that fact, of which I will give any hon. Member chapter and verse if he wishes.

East-West Trade (13 Jun 1958)

Hon. John Grimston: I said that if the hon. Gentleman wanted chapter and verse, I would be glad to give it to him, but I do not think a great many figures will alter specifically the point I am making, which is that we have placed this impediment upon ourselves. The Board of Trade is also in a difficulty when the tonnage or quantity which may be sold to one of these countries is a limited one within the Co-com...

Orders of the Day — Clean Air (14 May 1958)

Hon. John Grimston: Although the Minister's Order seems to have few friends, I come out firmly in favour of it. As I am myself responsible for some of the highly technical processes which appear in the Schedule, I must declare my personal interest. In our arguments over the powers of local authorities to inspect, we have obscured the main purpose of the Order. Under the Clean Air Act, it becomes, for the first...

Prayers: European Economic Union (28 Mar 1958)

Hon. John Grimston: The thoughtful speech of the hon. Member for Bristol, North-West (Mr. Boyd) has demonstrated again how identical in the end are the views on this matter of the European Free Trade Area on both sides of the House, and, in particular, on both sides of industry. There are so many obvious difficulties and dangers to the various component parts of industry that it is remarkable that there is...

Prayers: European Economic Union (28 Mar 1958)

Hon. John Grimston: I am not quite sure, but if my hon. Friend looks at Articles 85 to 96, or thereabouts, I think he will find the relevant provisions. The second Committee point, if I may so describe it, arises from the differing approaches to restrictive trade practices adopted by the Six and by this country. We have made it extremely difficult for trade associations to have any discussions among themselves...

Orders of the Day — Customs Duties (Dumping and Subsidies) Bill: Clause 1. — (Cases Where Customs Duties May Be Imposed.) (30 Jan 1957)

Hon. John Grimston: Will the hon. Member explain why the exporting, dumping country cannot cut the price in its own country, too?

Orders of the Day — Customs Duties (Dumping and Subsidies) Bill: Clause 1. — (Cases Where Customs Duties May Be Imposed.) (30 Jan 1957)

Hon. John Grimston: I wish to refer very briefly to two points and I ask my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade to consider them. The first is that, by accepting the Opposition Amendment on the point of threatening material injury, we shall have the position that material injury will be threatened or may be threatened to established British industry, when in all the circumstances it will be in...

Orders of the Day — Customs Duties (Dumping and Subsidies) Bill: Clause 2. — (Orders Imposing Duties.) (30 Jan 1957)

Hon. John Grimston: I wish to support entirely what my hon. Friend the Member for Wokingham (Mr. Remnant) has said. There is a very widespread feeling in industry that the investigation of a complaint into dumping may be protracted not be cause the Board of Trade is not keen to get on with the investigation, but because the Board finds it extremely difficult to get information to arrive at a proper answer. The...

Orders of the Day — Customs Duties (Dumping and Subsidies) Bill (22 Jan 1957)

Hon. John Grimston: Like every other hon. Member who has spoken in the debate, I should like to welcome this Bill, and to say clearly that, while we cannot do everything which every trade or industry would like us to do, I think it is a most useful piece of machinery. I shall be very brief, and shall direct my remarks to the one point whether the duty, when it is applied, shall be applied in the way which is...

Orders of the Day — Customs Duties (Dumping and Subsidies) Bill (22 Jan 1957)

Hon. John Grimston: That is an interesting point, but I do not know whether I should be in order in following it. The difficulties of the Customs machinery in the United States are even greater than those found in Canada. Our experience in exporting to Canada is that once we have convinced the Canadian authorities that our prices are right and fair they are most co-operative and the difficulties are overcome....

Level Crossings, Enfield (10 Dec 1954)

Hon. John Grimston: I should like to give the strongest possible support to the plea which has just been made by the hon. Member for Enfield, East (Mr. Ernest Davies) for the building of a bridge to avoid delays at the Brims-down crossing. There can be few places where the expenditure of public money would earn its outlay more quickly. I have worked at a factory by the level crossing for 16 years. I calculate...

ST. Albans by-Pass ( 2 Jul 1954)

Hon. John Grimston: It is becoming something of a habit of mine to find myself fortunate in the ballot for the Adjournment debate about this time of the year, and generally on a Friday, and I am also in the habit of raising on these occasions the question of the roads in and around the City of St. Albans, for which I have the privilege of sitting. These debates have generally developed into cosy chats between...

Aircraft Crash, Sicily (Report) (19 Nov 1953)

Hon. John Grimston: The hon. Member for Bristol, South-East (Mr. Benn) has in my view done at least one good service, and that is in calling attention to the fact that all accidents involving aircraft, particularly fatal accidents, should be investigated and any lessons to be learned noted and applied on all other similar flights. To the extent that the hon. Member's arguments are facts or are directed towards...

Aircraft Crash, Sicily (Report) (19 Nov 1953)

Hon. John Grimston: I am grateful to the hon. Member; the purpose of my intervention is to try to substantiate it. There was little doubt from his closing remarks, that, as the hon. Member has said, he was anxious, and his anxiety clearly sprang from a wish to have something to which to point so as to establish whether or not, in his dealings with accidents in the air, my hon. Friend the Joint Parliamentary...

Aircraft Crash, Sicily (Report) (19 Nov 1953)

Hon. John Grimston: It is quite clear from what the hon. Member has said that I am very close to the point which he is trying to make, and I hope that what I am going to say will mean that at least somebody's anxieties—quite clearly expressed anxieties—will be set at rest. In the earlier part of his remarks, the hon. Member made what clearly were detailed criticisms of some of the actions of the members of...

Aircraft Crash, Sicily (Report) (19 Nov 1953)

Hon. John Grimston: The hon. Members asks me not to confuse two Hermes crashes. One occurred over land at night in France and one occurred in which the aircraft was "ditched" in the sea off Sicily. Is not that so? We know all about the other. This particular aircraft was a former B.O.A.C. aircraft and was on the first day of a flight from this country. The pilot was faced with the extremely difficult task of...

Aircraft Crash, Sicily (Report) (19 Nov 1953)

Hon. John Grimston: It was the first day out of the flight from the U.K.

Aircraft Crash, Sicily (Report) (19 Nov 1953)

Hon. John Grimston: If I gave that impression, I apologise. It is not what I intended to say. This was the first day's flight. As the hon. Member for Bristol, South-East said, it was on its way from Blackbushe to the Sudan. On the evening of the first day these two engines failed at night as the aircraft was making for Malta. There were very high mountains not far away and also much of the route is over the sea....


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