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Clause 1.: (Borrowing Powers of the National Coal Board.) (5 Dec 1967)

Mr Ness Edwards: As this works is situated in my constituency, and was established long before the coal industry was nationalised, and as it is now being used to test cast supplies for the Coal Board and is a place where pilot schemes can be run to test the cost of production and the prices of various supplies, I should have thought that it was doing a first-class job of getting value for money for the Board.

Clause 1.: (Borrowing Powers of the National Coal Board.) (5 Dec 1967)

Mr Ness Edwards: The hon. Gentleman is asking me to make a speech. If he asks questions he must have an answer. The answer is that I do not regard this Chamber as the right place to get accountability of the detailed operations of any nationalised industry. I should have thought that the right place was in the Specialist Committees, which the officers concerned can be requested to attend, and be examined as...

British Museum Library (26 Oct 1967)

Mr Ness Edwards: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. It was the custom in the old days that not more than two statements should be made by Ministers from the Front Bench. Today, we have had taken away one hour of the time that backbenchers should have had to discuss a very important matter. Is there any means by which you can protect the rights of hon. Members from abuse of their position by the Front Bench?

Coal Industry (Borrowing Powers) (18 Jul 1967)

Mr Ness Edwards: Like my right hon. Friend the Member for Easington (Mr. Shinwell), I think that there is something wrong with our priorities when we discuss the destinies of 400,000 men and their families at this time of night. Having said that, I want to sympathise with the Minister, who has an immense task and a terrible problem to solve. He has to deal with gas, electricity, nuclear power, coal and...

Coal Industry (Borrowing Powers) (18 Jul 1967)

Mr Ness Edwards: I will say something more about that. The minutes of the Select Committee have been published and I am deeply indebted to it for its information on this problem. At Seaton Carew, a nuclear power station is to be put into the middle of a coalfield. I could understand it being on the South Coast, because of the transport of coal, but if Lord Robens think he can put coal into Seaton Carew at...

Coal Industry (Borrowing Powers) (18 Jul 1967)

Mr Ness Edwards: But that was Lord Robens' case to the Select Committee. Let us assume that a nuclear power station would be fractionally more financially advantageous than a coal-fired one. But these are costs within the fuel industry. Does one count the cost of unemployment benefit if 8,000 men are made unemployed in Durham, or the cost of new capital investment to employ them? Should these social costs,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal: Output Per Manshift (4 Jul 1967)

Mr Ness Edwards: Is my hon. Friend aware that the hostility of many of these Questions he has had stems from the fact that there is a great deal of dissatisfaction and apprehension in the coalfields? Promises have been given and those promises have not yet been carried out. Is he aware that until that is done much more hostility will be shown in this House on this extremely difficult problem?

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal: Output Per Manshift (4 Jul 1967)

Mr Ness Edwards: On a point of order. I understand that an objection was made from the Front Bench about myself. I should like the Parliamentary Secretary to say in an outspoken way what he has said.

Television Act, 1964 (28 Jun 1967)

Mr Ness Edwards: Will the hon. Gentleman try to explain to the House how it is technically possible to have a second commercial transmission?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health: Disabled Persons (Two-seater Cars) (2 May 1966)

Mr Ness Edwards: asked the Minister of Health if he has concluded his inquiries into the provision of two-seater cars to victims of industrial accidents and persons suffering from paraplegia; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health: Disabled Persons (Two-seater Cars) (2 May 1966)

Mr Ness Edwards: Is not my hon. Friend aware that he promised us this last year? Is he not further aware that miners are having their conferences in the next few months and they will be anxious to hear what report he is going to make about this situation, as it is causing a great deal of apprehension in the valleys and is deterring recruitment to the mines?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health: Disabled Persons (Two-seater Cars) (2 May 1966)

Mr Ness Edwards: On a point of order. My hon. Friend should at least look at the correspondence in the Department. We were promised——

National Plan (3 Nov 1965)

Mr Ness Edwards: Mr. Speaker, I shall keep in mind your injunction to hon. Members to keep their speeches as short as possible, without at the same time deleting matters which we think important and which ought to be brought out. I want to express my general appreciation of the work that my right hon. Friend has done in producing the National Plan, because there has been far too little appreciation both in...

Orders of the Day — Trade Disputes Bill: Clause 1. — (Certain Acts Not Actionable in Tort or as Delicts.) (27 Jul 1965)

Mr Ness Edwards: I am surprised that an ex-Minister of Labour can deliver a speech of that type. I am not complaining about the tone or the manner of the right hon. Gentleman's speech, but I am amazed that one who has had experience of the Ministry of Labour should treat the matter so academically. One would have thought that the right hon. Gentleman, as the Opposition spokesman, would have dealt with the...

Orders of the Day — Trade Disputes Bill: Clause 1. — (Certain Acts Not Actionable in Tort or as Delicts.) (27 Jul 1965)

Mr Ness Edwards: The right hon. Gentleman may not understand it. In those days such things happened in a colliery. If a man happened to be a particular friend of the pit manager, no matter what his defalcations everything was done to cover up for him. I give as another example that of the man who was stealing the other fellow's trams of coal, altering the markings on the trams after they had been filled by...

Orders of the Day — Trade Disputes Bill: Clause 1. — (Certain Acts Not Actionable in Tort or as Delicts.) (27 Jul 1965)

Mr Ness Edwards: The union does not control the employment of people.

Orders of the Day — Trade Disputes Bill: Clause 1. — (Certain Acts Not Actionable in Tort or as Delicts.) (27 Jul 1965)

Mr Ness Edwards: Is it desired by hon. Members opposite that unions should control employment?

Orders of the Day — Trade Disputes Bill: Clause 1. — (Certain Acts Not Actionable in Tort or as Delicts.) (27 Jul 1965)

Mr Ness Edwards: I am speaking mainly from my experience in the mining industry. Men's earnings are materially affected by the irresponsible action of one man, but that one man is protected against any collective action against him by the Amendment their Lordships have carried. That is my complaint.

Orders of the Day — Trade Disputes Bill: Clause 1. — (Certain Acts Not Actionable in Tort or as Delicts.) (27 Jul 1965)

Mr Ness Edwards: Whatever the manager would like or would not like to do, the fact is that their Lordships' Amendment protects such a man from any collective action on the part of his fellow workers. The hon. Gentleman has certainly put a point. The manager has the right to sack the man for that conduct, but the body of workers who suffer from that conduct have no right to make collective representations....

Orders of the Day — Trade Disputes Bill: Clause 1. — (Certain Acts Not Actionable in Tort or as Delicts.) (27 Jul 1965)

Mr Ness Edwards: Any difference between management and workmen is a trade dispute. Let us get down to what happens in real life and not in the rarified atmosphere of the courts. Any difference between management and workmen is a dispute about the conditions and circumstances of employment.


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