Results 61–80 of 464 for speaker:Mr Robert Redmond

Health and Welfare (Expenditure) (28 Jan 1974)

Mr Robert Redmond: I am glad to have the brief opportunity of following up a point raised by the hon. Member for Norwich, North (Mr. Wallace) about social security payments for strikers. I, too, have strong feelings on this matter, and I consider the hon. Member completely wrong to shift the ground from talking about payments to strikers' families on to the people who are on short time as a result of...

Health and Welfare (Expenditure) (28 Jan 1974)

Mr Robert Redmond: Mr. Redmond rose—

Health and Welfare (Expenditure) (28 Jan 1974)

Mr Robert Redmond: The hon. Gentleman is misrepresenting me.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cbi (Meetings) (24 Jan 1974)

Mr Robert Redmond: Does my right hon. Friend recall that last summer and last autumn we were threatened with industrial action in support of an increase in old-age pensions? Bearing that in mind, will he discuss with the CBI the likely cost of coal even if the miners accept the offer within phase 3?

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Abortion (22 Jan 1974)

Mr Robert Redmond: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the deep and sincere feeling about the present position on abortion held by a wide cross-section of the community? Is he aware of the demand for legislation and action rather than merely waiting for a report? Will he give us an assurance that the Government will do nothing to hinder the Private Member's Bill?

Rate Support Grants (22 Jan 1974)

Mr Robert Redmond: May I press my right hon. and learned Friend a little on what he is saying about cities? He mentioned Manchester. Is he referring to the Manchester Metropolitan District or the Greater Manchester County Council? There is a strong feeling in Bolton, which is part of the metropolitan county, that the new county council is being extremely profligate in planned expenditure, particularly on new...

Orders of the Day — The Divided Nation (21 Jan 1974)

Mr Robert Redmond: No.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Thermal Insulation (17 Jan 1974)

Mr Robert Redmond: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider allowing tax incentives to encourage improved insulation of industrial and commercial premises with a view to fuel conservation.

Three-Day Working Week (10 Jan 1974)

Mr Robert Redmond: Mr. Robert Redmond (Bolton, West): Did Hughie Scanlon sign it?

Cbi and TUC (Meetings) (20 Dec 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: Has my right hon. Friend ever discussed with the TUC and the CBI the question of recruitment to the mining industry? How many new recruits have come into the industry so far this year? Is it right to say that over 50 per cent. of them are miners coming back to the industry?

Adjournment (Christmas) (20 Dec 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: The hon. Gentleman has referred to me. I must point out that, so far as the industry of Bolton is concerned, it would very much like the Pic-Vic line. If, however, it was given a choice between the Pic-Vic line or route 225, a most important link, it would choose route 225, which gives industry a very good method of getting goods to Liverpool. That is the view of local industry. I support...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Student Grants (11 Dec 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: While she is examining this problem will my right hon. Friend also consider the whole question of parental contribution? Does she agree that the middle income groups now find it most difficult to send sons and daughters to universities, whereas the very poor and the very rich manage it quite easily?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Small Firms Division (Staff) (10 Dec 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many persons are employed in the small firms division of his Department.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Small Firms Division (Staff) (10 Dec 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: Will some of these people go to Bolton to advise and help some of the small firms which have been writing to me over the past eight or nine months about the total absence of supplies of wood, steel, phenol, Polythene and, now, textiles fibres and yarns? Also, while they are there will they examine another problem which I have raised on other occasions in the House, namely, the anxiety of...

Immigration and Race Relations (6 Dec 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: I shall not pursue the points raised by the right hon. Member for Middlesbrough, East (Mr. Bottomley), but I support his comments about the police. It has always been remarkable to me that the police keep a balance in a most complicated situation, and the right hon. Gentleman's comments on the police in his constituency certainly apply to the police in mine. I should like to support what was...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Manchester Underground Railway Link (5 Dec 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: When my right hon. Friend makes up his mind on this vitally important project, will he ensure that unemployment is not created in the Lancashire area as a result of increased demand for steel and other raw materials which are already in short supply and which could be used by other industries? Is he further aware that that does not override the importance of the project in the eyes of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Housing Land (5 Dec 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with the rate at which land is being released for housing development and that all local authorities are following his policy of giving priority to the claims of house developers over other plans; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Housing Land (5 Dec 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: Has my right hon and learned Friend seen the complaints which I have sent to his Department, which have been put to me by my constituents, that some Labour-controlled local authorities are objecting to planning applications and putting in plans of their own with the political motive of preventing housing starts? Will he accept that I do not include the Bolton County Council in my strictures?

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Hearing Aids (4 Dec 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons skilled in dispensing hearing aids are employed in the National Health Service ; how many vacancies exist in this sector ; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Hearing Aids (4 Dec 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: How many of the people to whom my right hon. Friend has just referred have formal qualifications and how many are trainees? What will be the position when the new head-worn hearing aid comes into operation? Will there be an overload on the National Health Service? Will my right hon. Friend therefore reconsider his decision and allow the private sector to supply spectacles under the National...


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