Results 541–556 of 556 for speaker:Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid

Orders of the Day — Rent Bill (21 Nov 1956)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: Anybody who can maintain in good order a house which was built seventy years ago and which up to now has only had a rental of under 10s. a week deserves public praise. His award of 17s. 6d. will in no way reimburse him for the expense which he has had in maintaining that house. [Interruption.] I am sorry, but I must continue with my speech. The right hon. Member for Poplar (Mr. Key)...

Orders of the Day — Hungary (19 Nov 1956)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: It is a melancholy fact that the one technique which the nations have perfected in the last ten years is that of dealing with refugees. I should like to associate myself with everything said by my hon. Friend the Member for Eastleigh (Mr. D. Price) and by the hon. Member for Goole (Mr. G. Jeger). In dealing with refugees, speed is the essence of the cause. I am very glad to see sitting in...

Cyprus (14 Sep 1956)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: It is always a pleasure to listen to the right hon. Member for West Bromwich (Mr. Dugdale), and particularly on this occasion when he has brought out quite unmistakably the arid nature of the political controversy in Cyprus. With great respect to the right hon. Gentleman. I think that every possible argument which might be advanced from both sides of the House has already been made. However,...

Cyprus (14 Sep 1956)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I am grateful for the correction. I had not verified my reference. I realise how many hon. Members of the House have devoted their attention to this problem, and have paid several visits to Cyprus, while I speak as a newcomer, having never been to Cyprus and having no great knowledge of my own, and I know that in those circumstances the opinions and bright ideas of the ignorant resound with...

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL: Clause 7. — (Charge of Income Tax for 1956–57.) ( 7 Jun 1956)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: Having tried in vain to catch your eye on the Second Reading of this Bill. Sir Rhys, and having sat here since half-past three o'clock, I am now proud to nail my colours to the same mast as that of my hon. Friend the Member for Louth (Mr. Osborne), and perhaps we shall pitch our tent in Hyde Park and get an audience there. [HON. MEMBERS: "Moscow."] Having said that, I am rather surprised...

Orders of the Day — Borrowing (Control) ( 1 May 1956)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I shall not keep the House for more than a minute or two, but I would not like the impression to go out from here that this Order is disliked only by the Liberal Party. Some of us on this side dislike it, too. The reason is that here we have the Capital Issues Committee, a body of highly-skilled people, asked to deal with matters which those people cannot possibly judge. They can only take...

Nazi Victims (Assets) (29 Mar 1956)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I think it is only right that I should begin by saying how much I personally regret the severe attack of laryngitis which prevents the Parliamentary Secretary of the Board of Trade from being in his place today. We all know the extreme conscientiousness with which he carries out his multitudinous tasks, and I am quite certain that hon. Members on both sides of the House will wish him a quick...

Orders of the Day — Floating Debt ( 8 Mar 1956)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I know how much the House wants to hear the Economic Secretary, who is always extremely interesting, but particularly on this subject which he has made so very much his own, and I shall not intervene between the House and my hon. Friend for more than a moment or two. I appreciate very much my hon. Friend's kindness in allowing me these few moments in which to speak. I would draw attention to...

Orders of the Day — Economic Situation (21 Feb 1956)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I think we must all have rejoiced and been enlightened by the intervention in this debate of my hon. Friend the Member for Aberdeenshire, East (Sir R. Boothby). His diagnosis of the great American economy was intensely stimulating, but I do not think that we should be so carried away by enthusiasm for my hon. Friend as to swallow and give equal weight to everything he said. Particularly, I...

Orders of the Day — Economic Situation (21 Feb 1956)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: This balance of a payments crisis is a new one. It is a new one to me because I have heard of a balance of payments crisis of the sterling area, but this is a crisis applicable only to this country. The fault lies in this country alone, and it is in this country that it must be remedied. Hon. and right hon. Members on both sides of the House have sworn to defend the parity of the £. If...

Orders of the Day — Economic Situation (21 Feb 1956)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: What I am saying is the truth. It is borne out by the fact that nearly every issue went to a discount after it first came out.

Orders of the Day — Economic Situation (21 Feb 1956)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: What happened? My right hon. Friend the Lord Privy Seal, who was then Chancellor of the Exchequer, gave us the feeling that we had an economy that was rebounding and was gaining life and strength at every moment. He gave confidence to the country in a way which, I think, surpassed his own optimistic ideas. When he talked about investing in success, I do not think he realised what a tremendous...

Orders of the Day — Economic Situation (21 Feb 1956)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: The working class has not lost 20 per cent, of its money, and its standard of life is being enhanced by our successful investment programme.

Orders of the Day — Economic Situation (21 Feb 1956)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: That was what I said. If the right hon. Gentleman agrees with my diagnosis, I am satisfied. Having seen that burst of enthusiasm, the present Chancellor has taken the right brave measures to control it and has dared to cut down investment, which at this moment had to be done. We have paid dearly for it, but we have bought time. We have at least six months to let the other economic factors...

Finance Bill ( 8 Nov 1955)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I would not have troubled the House at this late hour did I not wish to address myself to a point which has scarcely come up, unless it was in the speech of the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Grimond). We are confronted with a second Budget this year, but when one considers the extraordinary diversity of our economic life and the very slender resources we have with which to support...

Economic Situation (26 Jul 1955)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: In asking for the indulgence of the House that is customarily given to a maiden speech, I am very conscious of the fact that there are a large number of hon. Members who are much better qualified than myself to speak on the important topic we are debating this afternoon, so I shall be brief. I hope I shall not be considered controversial if I refer to a point made by the right hon. Member...


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