Results 141–160 of 2004 for speaker:Mr Nigel Fisher

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Pensions: Personal Cases (31 Jul 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Grossly unfair.

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Debate on the Address (8 Nov 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Where are we now?

Government Policy (13 Nov 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I am coming to the question of price. The essentials would be an adequate supply of cement, timber and bricks. With the record output of cement under private enterprise I hope there will be no difficulty, and I was encouraged by the confirmation of the hon. Member for Hammersmith, North (Mr. Tomney) on that. There is no world shortage of timber, if housing is given first priority after...

Government Policy (13 Nov 1951)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I am not making a controversial point. Moreover, over and above that price, councils have to pay architects' fees and surveyors' fees so that the price is at least £1,600 per house, whereas the plans and specifications of these two houses at Ipswich can be purchased by any local authority for the sum of two guineas, so that architects' and surveyors' fees are saved. This large saving of...

Orders of the Day — Licensed Premises in New Towns Bill (27 Feb 1952)

Mr Nigel Fisher: We have all listened with respect to the views of the hon. Member for Ealing, North (Mr. J. Hudson). We respect his sincerity and the opinions which he expresses on these occasions. He mentioned in the first part of his speech this matter of the mandate, and I hope to answer that during my speech. On the general temperance issue, I am afraid that we shall just have to agree—I hope with...

Orders of the Day — Licensed Premises in New Towns Bill (27 Feb 1952)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I think the onus of proof is on those who bring these charges.

Orders of the Day — Licensed Premises in New Towns Bill (27 Feb 1952)

Mr Nigel Fisher: The only evidence we have had so far—the only shred of evidence produced to this House today—has been, I think, the reference by the hon. and learned Member for Hornchurch (Mr. Bing), who referred back to 1904, and even then did not suggest any pecuniary arrangement.

Orders of the Day — Licensed Premises in New Towns Bill (27 Feb 1952)

Mr Nigel Fisher: The hon. Gentleman has the advantage of me. I did not read it.

Orders of the Day — Licensed Premises in New Towns Bill (27 Feb 1952)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I cannot go into that. I would refute any suggestion of its being my own paper. That is rather like saying, "My own brewers." I cannot agree.

Orders of the Day — Licensed Premises in New Towns Bill (27 Feb 1952)

Mr Nigel Fisher: The hon. Gentleman is entitled to his opinion, but he has not produced any evidence for it. I thought that the imputation that the right hon. Gentleman made was an unfortunate one, and it was, I think, rather unworthy of him, because he is usually so fair in his speeches. I do not think that there is a word of truth in this allegation. I do not think that any convincing evidence—

Orders of the Day — Licensed Premises in New Towns Bill (27 Feb 1952)

Mr Nigel Fisher: To be perfectly frank, I have absolutely no idea. Nor has the hon. and learned Gentleman. I do not know anything about these hypothetical payments of which the hon. and learned Gentleman talks.

Orders of the Day — Licensed Premises in New Towns Bill (27 Feb 1952)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I am coming to the point raised by the hon. and learned Gentleman, and I shall explain why we introduced the Bill, but so far as I know it was not at the behest of the brewers. I hold no brief for the brewers. They have no doubt a very good case, but they can argue it for themselves. I have not encountered in this House or outside any of this so-called "brewers' lobby." I have never been...

Orders of the Day — Licensed Premises in New Towns Bill (27 Feb 1952)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Of course, people are still allowed to defend themselves.

Orders of the Day — Licensed Premises in New Towns Bill (27 Feb 1952)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I expect out of their profits. I believe in profits. I want now to deal with the question of the mandate, to which the hon. Member for Ealing, North, and the hon. and learned Member for Hornchurch referred. They both took the line that we have not a mandate for the Bill because it was not in our Election manifesto. That argument is not quite good enough. Had the late Government the faintest...

Orders of the Day — Licensed Premises in New Towns Bill (27 Feb 1952)

Mr Nigel Fisher: They are very much lower now than they were at an earlier period. It is not a very serious trend. I do not want to see the figures increase any more than does the hon. Gentleman. Circumstances were very different at the beginning of the Carlisle experiment. There seems no reason for the 1949 Measure except, presumably—I am not going to make a party jibe because I genuinely think that this...

Orders of the Day — Licensed Premises in New Towns Bill (27 Feb 1952)

Mr Nigel Fisher: The hon. Lady seems to disagree with me, but surely she will remember the promise of the late Mr. Ernest Bevin for four million or five million houses in very quick time. [HON. MEMBERS: "He never said that."] Certainly—

Orders of the Day — Licensed Premises in New Towns Bill (27 Feb 1952)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I was provoked, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, but naturally I will leave this point, in deference to your Ruling. It is a pity, because I have about a dozen examples which would upset the equilibrium of the hon. Lady. Here we have a situation in which hon. Members opposite jeer because some of the promises we made we have not yet been able to carry out.

Orders of the Day — Licensed Premises in New Towns Bill (27 Feb 1952)

Mr Nigel Fisher: I think we are getting wide of the Bill but I would tell the hon. Lady that there was no promise that this would be immediately restored—

Orders of the Day — Licensed Premises in New Towns Bill (27 Feb 1952)

Mr Nigel Fisher: "Immediately" is not the operative word.

Orders of the Day — Licensed Premises in New Towns Bill (27 Feb 1952)

Mr Nigel Fisher: We have already been told by Mr. Deputy-Speaker that we are out of order on that, so, in conclusion, I say that since hon. Members jeer, as the hon. Lady has been jeering, at some of the promises which we have not yet been able to keep, then logically they ought to cheer when we carry out, as we are carrying out tonight, one of the promises we made. I congratulate Her Majesty's Government...


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