Results 1941–1960 of 2004 for speaker:Mr Nigel Fisher

Orders of the Day — Spain (20 Feb 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: The Under-Secretary has made about the most unhelpful speech I have ever heard in the House. It will be received extremely badly in Spain and I should think it will be received extremely badly in the United States of America, too.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Grapefruit (Empire Preference) (8 Feb 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will maintain the Empire Preference on grapefruit when this is discussed at the Torquay Conference, in order to safeguard the West Indian producer.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Grapefruit (Empire Preference) (8 Feb 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that the growers, rather like the producers of Australian wine, may well face ruin if these margins of preference are whittled away, and will he not, generally speaking, accept responsibility for the welfare of colonial growers and for the retention of Imperial Preference for our own people?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Insurance: Old Age Pensions (5 Feb 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Minister of National Insurance what the cost would be to the Exchequer of raising from £1 per week to £2 per week the earnings of old age pensioners before deduction is made from their pensions; and what the cost would be of a corresponding rise in the permitted hours of work per week.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Insurance: Old Age Pensions (5 Feb 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Would the right hon. Lady bear in mind, in offsetting this amount, whatever it may be, the benefits to the nation and the increased productivity which might follow from the underlying idea, and the benefits to active old age pensioners who are anxious to work if they are not discouraged?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Insurance: Supplementary Grants (5 Feb 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Minister of National Insurance to what extent her regulations permit fuel and clothes, or a monetary grant in lieu thereof, to be granted by the National Assistance Board to old age pensioners in genuine need.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Insurance: Supplementary Grants (5 Feb 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: In these days of almost prohibitive costs of clothing and coal for those living on fixed incomes, could not the Assistance Board, which is so sympathetically administered by Mr. George Buchanan, be given extended powers in this matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Insurance: Gas Workers (Strike Payments) (5 Feb 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Minister of National Insurance if the National Assistance Board has recovered payments made to gas workers in the recent illegal strike.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Insurance: Gas Workers (Strike Payments) (5 Feb 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: With great respect, is not the Minister satisfied that, under Section 9 of the 1948 Act, the Board is entitled to recover this claim? As this illegal strike was of great inconvenience to the public, is it reasonable that the public should be asked to subsidise an illegal strike?

Ballot for Notices of Motion: Territorial Army (Volunteers and Part-Time National Service Men) (1 Feb 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I beg to give notice that on going into Committee of Supply on the Army Estimates I shall call attention to the serious shortage of volunteers and part-time National Service men in all branches of the Territorial Army, and move a Resolution.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office: Press Telegrams (Delay) (31 Jan 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Postmaster-General in view of the delays in the transmission of news to and from Commonwealth countries, what steps he is taking to improve this service.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office: Press Telegrams (Delay) (31 Jan 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that, contrary to his earlier answer on this point, this service has now been taken over by his Department, and is, in fact, less efficient than when it was run by Cable and Wireless? What does he propose to do about it? Will he give Press messages some degree of priority?

Oral Answers to Questions — Broadcasting: Old Age Pensioners (Wireless Licence Fee) (31 Jan 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Postmaster-General whether he will consider issuing wireless licences at a reduced rate to old age pensioners who live alone.

Oral Answers to Questions — Broadcasting: Old Age Pensioners (Wireless Licence Fee) (31 Jan 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Will not the right hon. Gentleman look at this matter again, bearing in mind that these old people have very few pleasures, and that to many of them, I refer particularly to those living alone, the wireless is a great source of companionship and pleasure? A pound is an expensive charge in these days of rising costs. Could not he look at this once again, rather more sympathetically?

Oral Answers to Questions — Spain (Arms Export Ban) (31 Jan 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will consider removing the ban upon the export of any arms and military equipment to Spain which we do not ourselves require.

Oral Answers to Questions — Spain (Arms Export Ban) (31 Jan 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Would not the hon. Gentleman agree that Spain has a very well-trained infantry force, which if also well-equipped, would be an invaluable asset in the defence of Western Europe, and, if necessary, in the defence of the line of the Pyrenees? If and when we have such equipment available, will he reconsider the matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Festival of Britain (30 Jan 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Lord President of the Council if he will consider displaying large maps of London in prominent places for the help and guidance of visitors to the capital during the Festival of Britain.

Oral Answers to Questions — Western European Defence: Spain (29 Jan 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the Government will sponsor the entry of Spain into the Atlantic Pact alliance.

Oral Answers to Questions — Western European Defence: Spain (29 Jan 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Will not the Minister agree that we need any accession of strength today against Communism, and is not the Spanish Government the most anti-Communist Government in Europe? Ought we not to put first things first and be a little more realistic about it?

Oral Answers to Questions — Egypt (29 Jan 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs is he will make a statement regarding his recent negotiations with Egypt.


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