Results 41–60 of 78 for speaker:Mr Edward Porter

Orders of the Day — Gas Bill (10 Feb 1948)

Mr Edward Porter: I had no intention of taking part in this Debate until I read a portion of the speech made by an hon. and learned Member of this House, Sir David Maxwell Fyfe, M.P., at Morecambe, on 21st November last—

Orders of the Day — Gas Bill (10 Feb 1948)

Mr Edward Porter: I am sorry, Mr. Speaker. The right hon. and learned Member for West Derby is reported as having made this statement: I believe the prevention of nationalisation is a positive benefit to the country. He then went on to give four reasons why nationalisation was a failure, and said that it damps down initiative, it limits the freedom of the worker, it increases prices to the consumer, and it...

Orders of the Day — Gas Bill (10 Feb 1948)

Mr Edward Porter: I am talking about things which have been nationalised, which hon. Members opposite have tried to make out to Tory audiences are a complete failure, whereas in our Colonies, and in other countries, they have proved a huge success. In New Zealand the same happy state of affairs applies. In Sweden the railways and the air services are controlled. The Sudan Railways are nationalised, as are the...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means: Excess Profits Tax (17 Nov 1947)

Mr Edward Porter: Who asserted that?

Control of Engagement Order (3 Nov 1947)

Mr Edward Porter: Would the hon. Gentleman allow me? In Lancashire, at the present time, according to the "Manchester Guardian" and trade union officials, there are 43 cotton mills now stopped. They want 10,000 operatives, and the Ministry of Labour, the Joint Board of the Cotton Trade Unions and the employers have advertised in all the papers, and the hoardings of Lancashire are covered, with appeals to...

Productivity of Labour (3 Jul 1947)

Mr Edward Porter: Mr. Edward Porter (Warrington) rose—

Productivity of Labour (3 Jul 1947)

Mr Edward Porter: Will the hon Gentleman allow me?

Productivity of Labour (3 Jul 1947)

Mr Edward Porter: I shall have to reply to the hon. Member, so he might as well give way now.

Productivity of Labour (3 Jul 1947)

Mr Edward Porter: Why?

Orders of the Day — Electricity Bill (30 Jun 1947)

Mr Edward Porter: of course he has.

Orders of the Day — Electricity Bill (30 Jun 1947)

Mr Edward Porter: He asked for it.

Orders of the Day — Electricity Bill (30 Jun 1947)

Mr Edward Porter: Mr. E. Porter indicated dissent.

Orders of the Day — Electricity Bill (30 Jun 1947)

Mr Edward Porter: Alderman Sir William Walker, chairman of the Manchester electricity undertaking, in his presidential speech at the I.M.E.A. last year, stated that if the municipalities of this country had carried out their obligations to establish municipal electrical undertakings, there would have been no private electricity companies in this country and no need for this nationalisation Bill. I happen to...

Orders of the Day — Electricity Bill (30 Jun 1947)

Mr Edward Porter: I have not the slightest idea what they were then or now. That does not affect my point. Just as local authorities who have had the care of electricity undertakings have always been able to generate electricity, and sell it to the consumer at a rate cheaper than that of the cheapest private company, I am confident that a nationalised industry will do the same. Just as the nationalisation of...

Orders of the Day — Electricity Bill (30 Jun 1947)

Mr Edward Porter: Hear, hear.

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill (5 May 1947)

Mr Edward Porter: We have heard from hon. Members who have already spoken in this Debate that the road transport industry started some 25 years ago from nothing. It would be correct to add that it started at the expense of the railway companies by taking the traffic away at cheaper, rates and not paying the trade union rates of wages. That industry did not recognise holiday agreements in any shape or form. It...

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill (5 May 1947)

Mr Edward Porter: It might have been a good job had you been here earlier, Mr. Speaker, for then you might have stopped some of the Opposition speakers. I will conclude by reminding the House that when the late Sir Eric Geddes was introducing the Bill in the House whereby the many separate railway companies became only four, similar statements were then made that the four railway companies would not be a...

Orders of the Day — Economic Situation (11 Mar 1947)

Mr Edward Porter: What is the nearest?

Orders of the Day — Economic Situation (11 Mar 1947)

Mr Edward Porter: It is above 20 miles.

Electricity Bill (3 Feb 1947)

Mr Edward Porter: He is no longer the chairman.


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