Results 121–140 of 1035 for speaker:Mr Geraint Howells

Clause 25: Repayment of Advances of Remuneration Paid to Deceased Employees (10 May 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: Being the only Liberal Member and the only Member representing the minority parties who served on the Committee, I should like to say that I am very grateful to the Minister and his colleagues and to the Opposition for listening to me when I expressed my views in Committee. I thoroughly enjoyed the two or three months during which we debated the Bill in Committee. I hope that when the Bill is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: European Community (10 Jun 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that if the CAP is to succeed in the next five or 10 years we must abolish the green pound?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: European Community Regional Development Fund (17 Jun 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: Has the Minister any plans to abolish the green pound? If not, will he consider holding an inquiry to see what effect it has on the agriculture industry?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Subsidies (21 Jun 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the total national subsidies and other direct aids to farmers in Wales outside EEC measures during the last year; what were the corresponding figures for the previous years; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Subsidies (21 Jun 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: As a great deal of money comes from EEC funds, is the right hon. and learned Gentleman satisfied with the common agricultural policy? If not, what fundamental changes would he like

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Development Board for Rural Wales (21 Jun 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: Is the Minister in a position to say where the headquarters of the Development Board for Rural Wales will be? If not, will he say what representations he has received from councils or other bodies in Wales on this matter?

European Community (New Zealand Butter Supplies) (22 Jun 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: I am sure that the New Zealand Government were pleased to accept the present arrangements. But I wonder what were the views of the British producers. If home milk production continues to rise at the present rate for the next five years, does the Minister think that we shall take up the quota of New Zealand butter that was agreed yesterday? If so, what effect will that have on our dairy...

New Clause 18: Social Security Contributions: Relief for Self-Employed (13 Jul 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: I declare my interest, having been self-employed all my life. My colleagues and I lend our support to the attempts being made to persuade the Government to accept the new clause, which will bring some relief to the self-employed and small businesses. The self-employed sector has been the backbone of economic life in many parts of Great Britain, especially in my own area of Mid-Wales and...

New Clause 1: Phasing of Rent Increases (22 Jul 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: I wish to express the same sentiments as other hon. Members. Have the Government discussed the provisions with Welsh agricultural organisations, such as the Farmers Union of Wales?

New Clause 3: Automatic Planning Permission (22 Jul 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: Whatever our views on this Bill, we must be constructive in our approach, and that is why I support the new clause. We are considering the case of an exceptional farm worker in exceptional circumstances. I do not want to see all farm workers housed in caravans or mobile homes. I am sure that is not the wish of any hon. Member. However, I think that the Government will have to accept the new...

Schedule 2: Protected Occupiers in Their Own Right (22 Jul 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: Would not the Minister agree that the answer depends on the employer? If a farmer has a new tractor, a worker need spend only about one day a year on maintenance work. When a farmer has, as I have, a 20-year-old tractor, maintenance work can total 20 days a year.

Schedule 2: Protected Occupiers in Their Own Right (22 Jul 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: I do not have a Rolls-Royce; I have a 20-year-old Ferguson tractor and a new tractor. We are now discussing matters which are not as important as Clause 29. We should make speedier progress to that clause, which is the guts of the Bill.

New Schedule: Phasing of Rent Increases (22 Jul 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: I have waited a long time to speak in the debate and I am grateful to have caught your eye, Mr. Speaker. I declare my interest as a hill farmer. I have lived on a hill farm all my life. I have listened with great interest to hon. Members on both sides in today's debate. Some of them have overstated their cases. Let us look at the reality of the situation. I remember farming 250 acres on my...

New Schedule: Phasing of Rent Increases (22 Jul 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: There are ways and means whereby anyone can be turned out. That is why I am supporting the Bill. We welcomed the Bill on Second Reading as a sensible compromise between the need to provide the security of the Rent Acts for the farm worker—

New Schedule: Phasing of Rent Increases (22 Jul 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: I said that there are ways and means of getting tenants out from any house.

New Schedule: Phasing of Rent Increases (22 Jul 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: There is a need to retain an adequate stock of rural housing to attract and keep labour in the agricultural industry. However, the success of the Bill in satisfying both sides of the industry was dependent to a degree on the obligation placed upon local authorities to rehouse in cases of proven agricultural need. We took the view, which we reiterated in Committee, that to require local...

New Schedule: Phasing of Rent Increases (22 Jul 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: I am not responsible for what my colleague said because I was not here yesterday.

New Schedule: Phasing of Rent Increases (22 Jul 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: Perhaps we are getting confused about days. Since Second Reading we have continued to press for the strengthening of the statutory obligation on local authorities in Clause 29. The Government remained inflexible in Committee but they brought forward some improvements on Report. We recognise that the Bill as it stands, for all its deficiencies and likely problems on implementation, represents...

Orders of the Day — New Clause A: Aquaculture Deemed to Be Agriculture (19 Oct 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: I listened with interest to the Minister. I cannot accept his reasoning in opposing the amendment. The view of the National Farmers' Union is that we should support the amendment, and I believe that we should. Although I cannot accept the Minister's reasoning, I accepted some of his conclusions when he said that the fishing industry is a thriving industry. When we have a thriving industry...

Orders of the Day — New Clause A: Aquaculture Deemed to Be Agriculture (19 Oct 1976)

Mr Geraint Howells: Is the hon. Gentleman in a position to give us an assurance that the Government will introduce a Bill in the immediate future?


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