Results 101–120 of 464 for speaker:Mr Robert Redmond

Metrication (24 Jul 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: If my hon. Friend proposes to use SI units, the correct term is not centigrade but Celsius. Radio Telefis Eireann gets it right in Ireland, but the BBC, being trendy, still uses centigrade.

Metrication (24 Jul 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: Has my hon. Friend seen the circular issued on 26th June by the Food Manufacturers' Federation Incorporated? That federation warns us of the dangers of rushing into metrication until the harmonisation within the Common Market is sorted out. In other words it is saying, "For heaven's sake, do not make standard packs now, until we know what we are going to do." We do not want two...

Metrication (24 Jul 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: It is outrageous to blame the Common Market. We needed to sell metric products abroad long before we ever thought of going into the Common Market.

Metrication (24 Jul 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: When did you ever sell anything abroad?

Metrication (24 Jul 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: I am grateful for the opportunity of speaking immediately after the hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme (Mr. Golding), if only to say that I could not care less about the length of racecourses so long as we can keep the six-ball over in county cricket and the eight-ball over in Lancashire league cricket.

Metrication (24 Jul 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: Exactly. We want to keep that as well. I am glad that the hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme took part in this debate. I was glad to see some members of the Opposition in the Chamber. This is one of the most important subjects which affect the consumer and every individual. In talking about community politics, one could also ask where the representatives of the Liberal Party are. I hope...

Metrication (24 Jul 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: If my hon. Friend will wait a moment, he may be able to help me.

Business of the House (19 Jul 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: I thank my right hon. Friend for giving way to my pleas for a debate on metrication but why is it to be on a motion for the Adjournment and not on a motion to take note of or approve the White Paper on metrication published 18 months ago?

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service: Government Departments (Telephone Services) (16 Jul 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he is aware of the delays experienced by hon. Members and probably by the pubic in obtaining replies from the main telephone switchboards of Government Departments; and if he will set up an inquiry with a view to improving efficiency in this respect.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service: Government Departments (Telephone Services) (16 Jul 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: I am glad to have that reply. Is my hon. Friend aware that the day before I tabled this Question I was asked to call the private office of a Minister at the Department of Health and Social Security at 5 p.m. and that at 5.15 p.m. I could get no reply? Is he further aware that next morning it took 10 minutes for the switchboard to reply and, later that afternoon, five minutes for the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Food Subsidies (12 Jul 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: Does my right hon. Friend realise that many of us have no objection whatever to being taxed in order to help those worse off than we are, but that we object very strongly to being taxed to provide cheaper food for wealthy people, like the Leader of the Opposition—to name but a few?

Schedule 3: Further Transitional Provisions (11 Jul 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: I find it much against the grain to rise in this House after ten o'clock and I apologise not only to you, Mr. Speaker, but to myself. It is however, important that we should be clear about what we are doing here. I want to make it clear that I want to be clear about what is happening. I want to ensure fairness all round and I want to see that we do not water down the Immigration Act in any...

Schedule 3: Further Transitional Provisions (11 Jul 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: I want a clear explanation, not assurances.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Hours of Work (10 Jul 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: Although the matter of safety and health is a cause for speed and pressure in the adoption of the proposals in the Robens Report, is it not remarkable that it should be said that the TUC, industry and the Government should get together in this matter? Is it not a matter for individual trade unions to discuss with individual industries? Does not the Question show a remarkable lack of...

Motor Industry (25 Jun 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: I hope that the hon. Member for Nuneaton (Mr. Leslie Huckfield) will forgive me if I do not follow his remarks. Time is very much against me. However, when he followed me on an earlier occasion he made some extremely derogatory and ill-informed remarks about firms in my constituency. This is not so much a matter of requiring an inquiry into industrial relations in the motor industry as into...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: TUC and Cbi (Talks) (21 Jun 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: When my right hon. Friend last met the TUC and the CBI was there any discussion on the employment figures, with particular reference to the shortage of labour that has now appeared in many industries?

Business of the House (21 Jun 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: I must press my right hon. Friend once again about metrication. Does he not feel that the time has come for the Government to seek parliamentary approval of the White Paper which was published in February 1972? Does he agree that that is rather a long time to have to wait? Incidentally, will he take note that I would support the White Paper?

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: President Pompidou (Talks) (19 Jun 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: Did my right hon. Friend discuss with President Pompidou the Fifth Directive of the Common Market? If that was discussed, did President Pompidou give any indication of what the French Government think about that directive and what they propose to do about it when considering industrial relations?

Metrication (Departmental Co-Ordination) (14 Jun 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: asked the Prime Minister if he is satisfied with the co-ordination between the Departments of Trade and Industry, Environment, Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and Education and Science in respect of metrication.

Metrication (Departmental Co-Ordination) (14 Jun 1973)

Mr Robert Redmond: Metrication is sensible, but should it not be introduced in education and in commercial industry with a good deal of care and not in the haphazard fashion in which it is being foisted on the public? Would it not help if the Government sought approval in Parliament for the White Paper published in February 1972?


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