Results 881–893 of 893 for speaker:Mr John Lee

Synthetic Textiles (Imports) (18 Feb 1980)

Mr John Lee: Will my right hon. Friend accept that many companies in the textile industry have been waiting for today's decision before deciding on possible closures or possible expansion plans, and that today's decision will be taken very pessimistically by the industry, as evidenced by the press release from the British Textile Confederation, issued this afternoon, which describes the measures as...

Northern Region (21 Jan 1980)

Mr John Lee: I appreciate that in a debate on the Northern region the majority of speeches will naturally be oriented towards the North-East. Nevertheless, I have always accepted that Lancashire is part of the Northern region. Indeed, by the definition of the right hon. Member for Houghton-le-Spring (Mr. Urwin), who spoke of there being two halves to the country, the North and the South. I and my...

Northern Region (21 Jan 1980)

Mr John Lee: rose—

Oral Answers to Questions — General Efficiency (5 Dec 1979)

Mr John Lee: asked the Minister for the Civil Service what measures the Government are taking to improve general efficiency in the Civil Service.

Oral Answers to Questions — General Efficiency (5 Dec 1979)

Mr John Lee: Does my hon. Friend intend to bring in any further outsiders to supplement the work that Sir Derek Rayner is doing?

Oral Answers to Questions — Unfilled Vacancies (4 Dec 1979)

Mr John Lee: asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the estimated current level of unfilled vacancies compared with the total number of unemployed in the United Kingdom.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unfilled Vacancies (4 Dec 1979)

Mr John Lee: Does my right hon. Friend agree that there are many constituencies, such as my own of Nelson and Colne, where, despite a regrettable positive unemployment figure, we have many job vacancies for skilled and semi-skilled workers? Is he aware that in our particular area there are dozens of habitable terraced houses costing £3,000 to £6,000 each?

Oral Answers to Questions — Unfilled Vacancies (4 Dec 1979)

Mr John Lee: One of Britain's worst characteristics is the inability to change and the lack of mobility of labour.

Orders of the Day — Supply: National Enterprise Board (26 Nov 1979)

Mr John Lee: I welcome the opportunity of speaking in the debate because I believe in the role of the National Enterprise Board. I regret that some of my hon. Friends signed an early-day motion at the tail end of last week, in effect, welcoming the resignation of the board. I am pleased that the Government intend to retain the NEB. It would have been a near-disaster to have abolished it, just as when we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Engineering Industry (12 Nov 1979)

Mr John Lee: asked the Secretary of State for Industry what the effect of the recent engineering industrial dispute will be upon profitability and job prospects.

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Engineering Industry (12 Nov 1979)

Mr John Lee: Will my hon. Friend continue to draw the attention of those employed in the engineering industry to the disastrous effects of the strike, typified by firms such as Tube Investments Ltd., which estimates that the loss of profits that it will incur as a result of the engineering strike will be about £20 million, leading to less net revenue for capital investment, research and development, and...

Regional Industrial Policy (17 Jul 1979)

Mr John Lee: I thank my right hon. Friend for his answers to my questions. Does he agree that the Opposition seem totally obsessed with the belief that investment comes only from the public sector? Would he like to comment on the information that I obtained from the Stock Exchange today, namely, that since the Government came to power on 3 May no less than £420 million has been raised by public companies...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (14 Jun 1979)

Mr John Lee: I pay tribute to the eloquence and strength of argument in the maiden speech of the hon. Member for Wood Green (Mr. Race). With the aid of the House's most efficient Library service, I have been able to study the maiden speeches made by my three predecessors. In 1935 the late Sydney Silverman made his maiden speech on Socialism, capitalism and unemployment. He spoke for 24 minutes. In 1968...


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