Results 1–20 of 52 for speaker:Mr William Carr

Civil Estimates, 1964–65: Housing, London (16 Jul 1964)

Mr William Carr: It is always a pleasure to take part in a debate after a speech by the hon. Member for Bermondsey (Mr. Mellish). Although he has not been able in the time available to him to put forward the whole picture, the facts which he has put forward have been unbiased. [HON. MEMBERS: "Oh."] Yes, they were unbiased, but not complete. The figures which he gave were true within certain limits. I will not...

Civil Estimates, 1964–65: Housing, London (16 Jul 1964)

Mr William Carr: I am not observing faces at the moment. I would rather observe what I have before me in order to say what I have to say as quickly as possible so that other hon. Members may speak. As I say, I do not believe that the hon. Member for Bermondsey gave the complete facts. I do not propose to follow his remarks, because there is something else which I think it is just as important to bear in...

Civil Estimates, 1964–65: Housing, London (16 Jul 1964)

Mr William Carr: It did not.

Civil Estimates, 1964–65: Housing, London (16 Jul 1964)

Mr William Carr: Yes.

Civil Estimates, 1964–65: Housing, London (16 Jul 1964)

Mr William Carr: I think that I am right in saying—and my right hon. Friend the Minister will soon show his disapproval if I am wrong—that the whole inquiry took place at the request of the Ministry with the co-operation of the Fulham Borough Council and of the L.C.C.

Civil Estimates, 1964–65: Housing, London (16 Jul 1964)

Mr William Carr: Members of both those bodies were at the Press conference dealing with this matter. I am sure that my right hon. Friend will bear me out on that. The only thing which really concerns me—and I may be extremely innocent about these things—is that there are people living in places like Fulham, Bermondsey, Deptford and Hammersmith whom we want to see housed in decent conditions rather than...

Civil Estimates, 1964–65: Housing, London (16 Jul 1964)

Mr William Carr: I am sorry to interrupt the hon. Lady, but I know that she is aware that the meaning of that phrase has been turned right round. "The weakest go to the wall" in that sense meant giving the weak and the old the opportunity of ease. Today, it means exactly the opposite. It is, therefore, not a fair analogy.

Civil Estimates, 1964–65: Housing, London (16 Jul 1964)

Mr William Carr: I said nothing of the sort.

Civil Estimates, 1964–65: Housing, London (16 Jul 1964)

Mr William Carr: They are there already.

Civil Estimates, 1964–65: Housing, London (16 Jul 1964)

Mr William Carr: The hon. Gentleman was not here.

Cost of Land ( 5 Jun 1964)

Mr William Carr: Is the hon. Gentleman saying, therefore, that under a land commission organisation prices may rise just as high as they do now, but that would not be a bad thing if any profit went to the State rather than to an individual?

London Government Bill (11 Dec 1962)

Mr William Carr: If I may say so with respect to the hon. Member for Orpington (Mr. Lubbock) I am glad that I am able at any rate to congratulate him on his honesty, for he did not begin his speech by saying that it would be a short one. However, I intend to be rash and say that mine will be a short speech. I am one of two hon. Members in the House who is proud to serve on the London County Council. I have...

Orders of the Day — Committee of Public Accounts (Reports) ( 6 Dec 1962)

Mr William Carr: I welcome the opportunity of following in the debate the hon. Member for St. Pancras, North (Mr. K. Robinson), because I should like to pay attention briefly to questions raised before the Public Accounts Committee on advertising by the pharmaceutical industry. I am not really the man to speak about advertising, because I am probably the most sales-resistant man in the House. No man comes to...

Orders of the Day — Committee of Public Accounts (Reports) ( 6 Dec 1962)

Mr William Carr: There is a great difference between sales promotion of the second type and that of the representative. In the case of other industries the costs involved by representatives are often left out of the advertising figures. That is why the hon. Member's figure is misleading. It was admitted before the Public Accounts Committee that representatives who called on doctors brought a great deal of...

Orders of the Day — Committee of Public Accounts (Reports) ( 6 Dec 1962)

Mr William Carr: The question is whether one agrees that competition is a good thing. It has been marginally suggested that there is no competition here, and that what we have is a lot of producers of different items—items so different that in reality these producers are advertising their wares against no competition. That suggestion is unfair.

Orders of the Day — Committee of Public Accounts (Reports) ( 6 Dec 1962)

Mr William Carr: The hon. Member and I seem to be slightly at cross-purposes. Obviously, these representatives come to sell, but if we are to work up a system of connections between the pharmaceutical companies and the doctors whom they serve, these representatives form a valuable link. Although it cannot be said that a kind of early warning system is provided solely by these representatives, their is no...

Orders of the Day — Committee of Public Accounts (Reports) ( 6 Dec 1962)

Mr William Carr: That is true. On the other hand, if a company spends a large amount, thereby boosting its sales, the increase in sales of itself tends to reduce the price of its goods. The mere fact that a company is spending a lot of money does not mean that it is spending a large percentage per pill on promotional literature. This is an argument which can go on for ever. If a person does not believe in...

Orders of the Day — Committee of Public Accounts (Reports) ( 6 Dec 1962)

Mr William Carr: I am grateful to the hon. Member for coming back to that point. There is no absolute monopoly in the pharmaceutical industry. No single individual and no single part of the industry has an absolute monopoly of any one drug. There are always variants of a drug. The hon. Member may call it molecular roulette, or what he likes, but other companies manufacture the drug. I may be wrong—I know...

Orders of the Day — Committee of Public Accounts (Reports) ( 6 Dec 1962)

Mr William Carr: With great respect, that is just what I maintain. It is not wasteful. This is the thing which cuts away the argument about monopoly. If Bloggs, Spinks and Snooks are all producing the same thing, they create a ring and make the same prices. That is "gouging", to use a vulgar term. If they all produce an almost identical product and they say that doctors should use it because it is...

Orders of the Day — Homeless Families, London (30 Jul 1962)

Mr William Carr: The hon. Member for Southall (Mr. Pargiter) said that over here we were getting a little high level about this very personal and human problem. I am afraid that I am not able to reach such high levels. I am not an expert on housing, but I see as much of it as any other London Member at the ordinary personal individual level. One of the things my constituents ask me at the moment is why a...


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