Results 1–20 of 464 for speaker:Mr Robert Redmond

Oral Answers to Questions — Technology: Smokeless Fuels (Supplies) (13 Jul 1970)

Mr Robert Redmond: asked the Minister of Technology, whether, in view of the critical conditions in the forthcoming winter in many smokeless zones as a result of inadequate supplies of smokeless fuel, he will approve, as a matter of urgency, a crash programme by the National Coal Board to increase opencast mining, particularly in South Wales, to produce larger supplies of anthracite.

Oral Answers to Questions — Technology: Smokeless Fuels (Supplies) (13 Jul 1970)

Mr Robert Redmond: Will my hon. Friend say how long it will take before extra anthracite becomes available from these sites? Is he aware that many houses in Bolton, and probably elsewhere, have appliances which simply cannot burn anything but smokeless fuel or anthracite?

Metrication (27 Oct 1970)

Mr Robert Redmond: I should begin by craving the indulgence of the House for a maiden speech. I feel that I ought to do so with far more than the usual sincerity and perhaps some temerity. There is a rather unfortunate precedent about maiden speeches in my family, if I may use the word in its widest sense. The late John Redmond came here in February 1881, as the result of a by-election. On his very first day...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Motorways (Safety Barriers) (28 Oct 1970)

Mr Robert Redmond: asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the present position with regard to research and development in connection with determining the best type of crash barrier for motorways; and by what date he anticipates a decision will be reached on this matter.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Motorways (Safety Barriers) (28 Oct 1970)

Mr Robert Redmond: Is my hon. Friend aware of the fact that there are a number of people who consider that crash barriers are dangerous in that they bounce vehicles back into the carriageway? Has the Department considered the possibility of digging pits in the central area, in which case vehicles would go into them and not on to either carriageway?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Smokeless Fuel Supplies (2 Nov 1970)

Mr Robert Redmond: asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has now been made, in the Government programme to reduce the shortage of smokeless fuel during the coming winter and, in particular, with regard to keeping open certain gas coke-making plants, the suspension of smoke control orders, the stimulation of opencast mining and better arrangements for distributing supplies of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Smokeless Fuel Supplies (2 Nov 1970)

Mr Robert Redmond: I thank my hon. Friend for that answer. Will he agree that he inherited a perfectly appalling situation as a result of the lack of forward planning over smoke control orders and smokeless zones? Does he not agree that in Conservation Year it is a frightful thing to be suspending smoke control orders, and will he ensure that they are put back into operation as soon as possible?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Textiles (United States Import Quotas) (2 Nov 1970)

Mr Robert Redmond: asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what further information he has now received with regard to the proposed imposition by the United States of America of import quotas for textiles; what representations have been made on behalf of the British textile industry; and what proposals have been made to him for the imposition of import quotas on any section of imports into this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Textiles (United States Import Quotas) (2 Nov 1970)

Mr Robert Redmond: I thank my right hon. Friend for his reply.

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Quali Fication of Councillors) Bill (2 Nov 1970)

Mr Robert Redmond: I have listened to most of the speeches and we have had some good knockabout stuff from hon. Gentlemen opposite. The hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton (Mr. Kenneth Marks) mentioned the candidate for the Conservative Party who lived 15 miles away, and who lost the ward at the election after the opposing candidate put out a leaflet stating that the Conservative lived 15 miles way. Fair enough....

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Quali Fication of Councillors) Bill (2 Nov 1970)

Mr Robert Redmond: I know what the hon. Gentleman is going to say—that there are certain wards where his people always get in and other wards where our people get in. Fair enough, if that is so, but I can quote instances where strong candidates from what is normally the minority party have won seats against weak candidates from what is normally the majority party.

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Quali Fication of Councillors) Bill (2 Nov 1970)

Mr Robert Redmond: I thought that we were talking about the election of councillors. Perhaps the hon. Member sees something in the Bill which I do not see. He also said that we ought to accept reports. Speaking as a Member for one of the two constituencies in Bolton, may I say how much we wish that the Labour Government had accepted the Hunt Report, which was of vital importance to places like Bolton but...

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Quali Fication of Councillors) Bill (2 Nov 1970)

Mr Robert Redmond: My main reason for intervening is to acknowledge a letter which I received from a constituent in July. At the time, it seemed to me that unless the Government did something fairly quickly, it would not be possible before next May to honour our election pledge to remove the embargo on the re-election of certain councillors. I therefore put my name to an early day Motion. This was reported in...

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Quali Fication of Councillors) Bill (2 Nov 1970)

Mr Robert Redmond: At the moment I do not see any objection to that. I do not live in Bolton and I have made no secret of the fact that I live 25 miles away. That does not hinder me from giving service to the people of Bolton. They all know that I live in the urban district of Alderley Edge, which is 25 miles away. I see no objection to what the hon. Gentleman suggests, but I cannot think why it should be in...

Business of the House (3 Dec 1970)

Mr Robert Redmond: Has my right hon. Friend's attention been drawn to Early Day Motion No. 164, entitled "Conduct of the Leader of the Opposition (No. 2)": [That this House notes with sorrow the failure of the Leader of the Opposition to restrain his Party from deliberately promoting the break up of parliamentary proceedings during the debate on the Reform of Industrial Relations, thus attempting to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Local Government Reform (9 Dec 1970)

Mr Robert Redmond: Is my hon. Friend aware of the growing concern in parts of Lancashire and Cheshire at the original proposals for a metropolitan authority based on Manchester? Can he assure us that the existence of the S.E.L.N.E.C. Passenger Transport Authority will not be taken as a precedent for future local government areas?

Clause 57: Trade Unions and Other Organisations of Workers (10 Feb 1971)

Mr Robert Redmond: I had not intended to intervene but I have been following the remarks of the hon. Member for Gloucestershire, West (Mr. Loughlin) with care and it bothers me that he should think that anybody will interfere with the democratic rights of a union to make its own rules. For some years I have been associated with the British Legion, which is a chartered body and must go before the Privy Council...

Clause 57: Trade Unions and Other Organisations of Workers (10 Feb 1971)

Mr Robert Redmond: We woke up because we thought that the hon. Gentleman was finishing.

Orders of the Day — Industrial Relations Bill: Inducement of, or Threat to Induce, Breach of Contract (16 Feb 1971)

Mr Robert Redmond: I agree with the hon. Gentleman in most of what he said and I am certain that most of my hon. Friends would agree that anyone who put a table outside the ladies' loo in the way that he has described deserves all that he gets. I am certain that that sort of problem could be solved quickly by someone in senior management. How long did that strike last? If it were more than five minutes, I can...

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Vitamins for Children (23 Feb 1971)

Mr Robert Redmond: asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether the schools medical service and his medical advisory staff have been consulted about the proposal to give school children vitamin pills instead of orange juice and cod liver oil; and whether he is satisfied that this will not result in encouragement to young people to take pills of all kinds.


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