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Orders of the Day — Budget Proposals: Miscellaneous (15 Apr 1958)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: When the hon. and gallant Gentleman refers to the national level of wages, is he talking about the daily rate of wages or including overtime? Repeatedly I see figures in the newspapers of the average wage in specific industries which include the overtime being worked.

Orders of the Day — Budget Proposals: Miscellaneous (15 Apr 1958)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: No, it includes overtime.

Orders of the Day — Budget Proposals: Miscellaneous (15 Apr 1958)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: With regard to what the hon. and gallant Gentleman has said about advantage being taken of subsidies by people who can afford to pay bigger rents, would he apply the same principle to some of the other people who get subsidies, such as landlord farmers, who receive subsidies to the extent that they pay the total wage bill?

Unemployment (24 Feb 1958)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: I can follow the hon. Member for Barry (Mr. Gower) in the point he made about the effect of local unemployment on the national position. In that connection, I would refer to the short statement made by the Minister on the difference between the Motion and the Amendment. The right hon. Gentleman said that there was very little between them, but that very little means a great deal. In the...

Public Works Loans Bill (21 Nov 1957)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: Does Fife County Council back up the words which the hon. Member is now uttering?

Orders of the Day — National Insurance Bill: Clause 3. — (Repeal of Tobacco Relief for Pensioners and Equivalent Increase in Pensions Under Old Age Pensions Act, 1936.) (19 Nov 1957)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: I do not wish to say anything unkind about the hon. Member for Tyne-mouth (Dame Irene Ward). I must be allowed to keep my feelings about it to myself. I consider it ungentlemanly to say anything unkind to the hon. Lady, so I will leave that task to some of my colleagues who are better fitted than I am for that kind of thing. One point that must be mentioned, however, is that the hon. Lady...

Orders of the Day — National Insurance Bill: Clause 3. — (Repeal of Tobacco Relief for Pensioners and Equivalent Increase in Pensions Under Old Age Pensions Act, 1936.) (19 Nov 1957)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: I am not to be shoved aside by that sort of statement. I can quote the experiences of old-age pensioners. I have visited them frequently. We all know the cost of a bag of coal and I ask the hon. Member to visit these people during the next cold spell, when they are sitting shivering in their homes, and ask whether they are as comfortable now as they were when their pension was increased...

Orders of the Day — National Insurance Bill: Clause 3. — (Repeal of Tobacco Relief for Pensioners and Equivalent Increase in Pensions Under Old Age Pensions Act, 1936.) (19 Nov 1957)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: When we accept a decision of the National Assistance Board we must accept it as it is, or reject it. We cannot complain here about the figure, and the hon. Member must confine himself to matters with which we can deal in this Committee.

Orders of the Day — National Insurance Bill: Clause 3. — (Repeal of Tobacco Relief for Pensioners and Equivalent Increase in Pensions Under Old Age Pensions Act, 1936.) (19 Nov 1957)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: Let me finish the point. The National Old Aged Pensioners' Association sent a deputation to London to make representations to the National Assistance Board and it proved completely that the sum decided upon by the Board was absolutely inadequate. Some hon. Members on this side of the Committee went with the deputation and heard the argument advanced, and heard the deputation complimented by...

Orders of the Day — National Insurance Bill: Clause 3. — (Repeal of Tobacco Relief for Pensioners and Equivalent Increase in Pensions Under Old Age Pensions Act, 1936.) (19 Nov 1957)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: Yes, I do. People do not like going back to recall their experiences, but we are entitled to do so because we know that no section of the community likes concessions or tokens. It would be much simpler for the Government to give the old-age pensioners what they ask for, an adequate pension. Any Government supporter can test the adequacy of the pension if he cares to start from scratch with...

Orders of the Day — National Insurance Bill: Clause 3. — (Repeal of Tobacco Relief for Pensioners and Equivalent Increase in Pensions Under Old Age Pensions Act, 1936.) (19 Nov 1957)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: Yes, and I shall not feel entirely happy until after the burial service. I was chastised yesterday from this side of the House because I said that I believed that many Tories individually were kindly people. I believe that is true. I said I had found them so individually, but that, unfortunately, collectively, it was like trying to wring blood out of a stone to get them to do anything. My...

Orders of the Day — National Insurance Bill: Clause 3. — (Repeal of Tobacco Relief for Pensioners and Equivalent Increase in Pensions Under Old Age Pensions Act, 1936.) (19 Nov 1957)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: Yes, and that is just the answer. They will do that again tonight, although I hope that I shall be proved wrong. I appeal to the Minister. He could easily give these matters further consideration and come back on Report with Amendments. To accept the Amendment now before the Committee would do no harm to the finances of the country and to refuse it will not rescue the Government from...

Orders of the Day — National Insurance Bill: Clause 3. — (Repeal of Tobacco Relief for Pensioners and Equivalent Increase in Pensions Under Old Age Pensions Act, 1936.) (19 Nov 1957)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: The hon. Lady even cited her father as an example. She said that her father told her that he was delighted to get £2 for nothing. Most old-age pensioners get the pension in respect of their contributions and not for nothing. I was very sorry to hear the hon. Lady making remarks like that about old-age pensioners. I heard her talking about betting on horses and making other bets. I do not...

Orders of the Day — National Insurance Bill: Clause 3. — (Repeal of Tobacco Relief for Pensioners and Equivalent Increase in Pensions Under Old Age Pensions Act, 1936.) (19 Nov 1957)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: I wonder if the hon. Member remembers the Old Age and Widows' Pensions Bill of 1940, passed by his right hon. Friends, which gave an increase to old-age pensioners of 9s. totally tied up with the means test and with not a penny increase on the basic pension? That was during the war.

Orders of the Day — National Insurance Bill: Clause 3. — (Repeal of Tobacco Relief for Pensioners and Equivalent Increase in Pensions Under Old Age Pensions Act, 1936.) (19 Nov 1957)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: The hon. Member for Barry accused me of misleading the Committee in regard to the National Assistance Board. I do not think he knows much about the circumstances of the National Assistance Board. In fact, the Board is reported on from time to time and its duties are clearly defined. From time to time it gives advice to the Minister on the amount of National Assistance. Recommendations from...

Orders of the Day — National Insurance Bill: Clause 1. — (Higher Rates, etc., of Contributions and Benefits Under Industrial Injuries Act.) (18 Nov 1957)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: I have delayed rising to my feet to take part in the discussion because I felt sure that before this the Minister would have made a statement to the Committee. I thought it might be said that no action could be taken under the Bill, but that cannot be the excuse because, if it had been so, the Minister would have risen to make a statement before now. I cannot understand why we should not...

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Debate on the Address (6 Nov 1957)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: It is my good fortune to catch your eye, Mr. Speaker, just after we have heard a most interesting maiden speech on a very interesting subject. The hon. Member for Edinburgh, South (Mr. M. Clark Hutchison) obviously spoke with a great deal of knowledge and sincerity. I am sure that on behalf of the whole House I can offer him our most sincere congratulations. I am particularly interested in...

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Debate on the Address (6 Nov 1957)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: My Cockney hon. Friend often speaks, and I cannot understand a word that he says. We should not be thinking in terms of the translation, but in terms of the philosophy. We should be searching for some power to enable us to seek for others something that is good enough for ourselves. When I think of the degree of comfort there should be for old-age pensioners, I think in terms of the comfort...

Adjournment (Summer) (1 Aug 1957)

Mr Thomas Hubbard: The hon. Gentleman is raising the question of the failure to obtain time to discuss important issues, Mr. Speaker. Is it a fact within his knowledge that by his very action he is preventing us from getting time to discuss the important question of old-age pensions?


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