Results 61–80 of 2004 for speaker:Mr Nigel Fisher

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?

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?

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 — Food Supplies: Cream (Preservatives) (26 Feb 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Minister of Food whether, in the interests of public health, the use of preservatives will be permitted in cream, the sale of which he has recently authorised.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Cream (Preservatives) (26 Feb 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Why not? Why does the right hon. Gentleman allow the use, for instance, of borax as a preservative in margarine and other food products? Why not for cream, too? Why is there this confusion and these variations of policy between the different sections of his Ministry?

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Spain (26 Feb 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what consultations have taken place between his Department and the American State Department on the question of a closer association between Spain and the Atlantic Pact countries.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Spain (26 Feb 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Would the hon. Gentleman not agree that in this case it would have been better if there had been consultations before two directly conflicting statements of policy were made, as, indeed, they were, and is the hon. Gentleman's own deplorable speech on the Adjournment last week the last word in Government policy on this matter? There is no coordination at all.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Spain (Trade Negotiations) (1 Mar 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement following the discussions recently concluded between his Department and the trade delegation from Spain.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Spain (Trade Negotiations) (1 Mar 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Would the right hon. Gentleman not agree that despite the political policy of the Government towards Spain it is undeniable that the interests of both countries would be served by increased commercial relations? Could he not give the House a little more detail about the scope and character of the recent negotiations?

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads: Traffic Congestion, London (5 Mar 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Minister of Transport when, and to what extent, he proposes to implement the findings of the Traffic Advisory Committee on traffic congestion in London.

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads: Traffic Congestion, London (5 Mar 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: While I am glad to hear the Minister say that, might I ask whether he will consider carrying out as quickly as possible those recommendations which do not involve the expenditure of large sums of money?

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads: Traffic Conditions, Ashwell (5 Mar 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Minister of Transport if, in view of local representations, he will reconsider his refusal to confirm the Hertfordshire County Council traffic regulation for the institution of one-way traffic in Bear Lane, Ashwell.

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads: Traffic Conditions, Ashwell (5 Mar 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that this is a very narrow lane, with no footpath and with a high wall on both sides, and also that the people of this village, the local parish council and the Hertfordshire County Council all demand a one-way scheme?. In those circumstances, why should a Whitehall official with no knowledge of the local conditions be allowed to overrule all other...

Oral Answers to Questions — Telephone Service: Rentals (7 Mar 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the large profit made by the Post Office, he will abolish the 15 per cent. surcharge on quarterly rental fees for telephones.

Oral Answers to Questions — Telephone Service: Rentals (7 Mar 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: As the Post Office profits on this none too satisfactory monopoly system for last year amounted to some £9 million, does the right hon. Gentleman not consider that at least a part of this might be devoted to the benefit of the subscribers, and that he would be fully justified in reducing his surcharge?

BRITISH TRANSPORT COMMISSION BILL (By Order) (7 Mar 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I hope the hon. and learned Member for Hornchurch (Mr. Bing) will forgive me if I do not follow him in his argument, because I wish, rather, to deal with the administrative efficiency, or otherwise, of British Railways. I think I shall be able to show the House that "otherwise" is the operative word. We are dealing with a Bill conferring extensive powers on the British Transport Commission....

BRITISH TRANSPORT COMMISSION BILL (By Order) (7 Mar 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: After all that discussion I feel that I must start my speech over again. However, I promise that I will not double the length of it on that account. As I understand the Ruling, we are allowed to refer to the administration of the railways, and I propose very briefly to quote one or two more examples on this point of administration. Another constituent, a Mr. Swinscow, says: It would be an...

BRITISH TRANSPORT COMMISSION BILL (By Order) (7 Mar 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I hope hon. Members opposite will wait, because he goes on: But then a steady decline set in and this last few months have been worse than anything. Here is another point. The same correspondent, in another letter, says: Coach No. 88357 has been running on this line with a steam leak for several weeks since Christmas.…The upholstery was sodden and the door so swollen that only a strong man...

BRITISH TRANSPORT COMMISSION BILL (By Order) (7 Mar 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: They are all gentlemen in my constituency. I appreciate that individual complaints may be misleading. But many constituents have gone further and kept careful records of time-keeping over long periods. The Christmas period was the worst. The 5.39 p.m. train arrived 46 minutes late every day for a week on a journey of 30 miles. The 5.52 p.m. train arrived 75 minutes late every day from 18th...


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