Results 81–100 of 556 for speaker:Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Surtax Rates for 1968–69 (13 May 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I beg to move Amendment No. 6, in page 14, line 4, at end insert 'less 10 per cent".

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Surtax Rates for 1968–69 (13 May 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: In our previous debates, hon. Members opposite expressed a good deal of doubt about the disincentive effect of taxation. In particular, the hon. Member for Heywood and Royton (Mr. Barnett) quoted at length the Jones Report, as if it were conclusive. It is not conclusive. The Jones Report states that tax may well sway high quality senior academic staff and industrial specialists and may...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Surtax Rates for 1968–69 (13 May 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: What about Germany?

Orders of the Day — Post Office Bill: Powers of the Post Office (12 May 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: It is nearly three years since some of us began our studies of the Post Office Bill, and during the whole of that time the telegraph service has stuck out like a sore thumb. During this agreeable debate we have had one or two enjoyable constituency speeches, and I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Honiton (Mr. Emery) and the hon. Member for Hamilton (Mrs. Ewing) on the ingenuity...

Orders of the Day — Post Office Bill: The Post Office's Borrowing Powers (12 May 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I wish briefly to intervene on this point, because with previous nationalised industry borrowings abroad, particularly in the case of airlines, they were earning foreign currency. The problem of repayment was not acute because it came out of foreign currency earnings. There are no circumstances which one can contemplate in which the Post Office is liable to earn any substantial sums in...

Orders of the Day — Post Office Bill: Amendment of Section 5 of Post Office Savings Bank Act 1954 ( 5 May 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I beg to move, That the Clause be read a Second time. I must begin by apologising for my absence from the debates on Wednesday. I was absent in the pursuit of duty, in the company of my right hon. Friend the Member for Enfield, West (Mr. Iain Macleod), investigating in the field the operation of the Betting Levy, with a view to our debates on the Finance Bill. But I have had the advantage...

Orders of the Day — Post Office Bill: Amendment of Section 5 of Post Office Savings Bank Act 1954 ( 5 May 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: It is gratifying to have an audience, if only for such a short interval.

Orders of the Day — Post Office Bill: Amendment of Section 5 of Post Office Savings Bank Act 1954 ( 5 May 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker—that allows the rest of my audience to withdraw. In his Budget the Chancellor, recognising the Treasury's paramount need for savings, has produced, for contractual savings, a scheme which, although we may wish to modify in detail, we welcome in principle. It applies positively South American rates of interest to attract fresh savings. How is it that the Post...

Orders of the Day — Post Office Bill: Amendment of Section 5 of Post Office Savings Bank Act 1954 ( 5 May 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I hesitate to intervene, but I do not think that the Treasury would turn down the right hon. Gentleman. I think that the opposite would be the case. At present, the Post Office is making profits for itself and piling up liabilities for the Treasury. That is what is unwelcome to the Treasury.

Orders of the Day — Post Office Bill: Amendment of Section 5 of Post Office Savings Bank Act 1954 ( 5 May 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: The hon. Gentleman has more or less accused me of mental dishonesty. My argument—I do not know if he was even in his place to hear it—was that the Post Office should pay a realistic rate of interest which would attract deposits, instead of paying a low rate of interest, as at present, which discourages deposits and encourages withdrawals.

Orders of the Day — Post Office Bill: Abolition of Office of Master of the Post Office ( 5 May 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I wish to associate myself with all three of my hon. Friends who have spoken, but my point is a new one. It will not be beyond your recollection, Mr. Speaker, that less than a week ago Clause 13, on which we had spent some time in Committee, disappeared quite mysteriously with its throat cut. I have in mind that the right hon. Gentleman may find himself, if we send the Bill to another place,...

Orders of the Day — Post Office Bill: Abolition of Office of Master of the Post Office ( 5 May 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: My argument is that it is important that the House should have a chance to look at the Bill in its final form. One knows that Amendments are made in another place, and in turn in this House. One also knows that Governments in their wisdom sometimes bring in Lords Amendments in the dark of night to the House of Commons at a time when there is a shortage of Members to discuss them. This is a...

Fireworks (29 Apr 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: In one respect at least I can agree with the hon. Member for Stockport, South (Mr. Orbach). I am certain that no one—not his trade union, his employers, nor any branch of the British Electrical and Allied Manufacturers' Association—put him up to make his speech. I do not know whether they put him up to make a different speech, but in any case it is clear that it would be a dangerous...

Fireworks: New Clause 6 (29 Apr 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: The new Clause has furnished the crucial debate of the whole Bill, and has attracted some notable contributions, particularly from my right hon. Friend the Member for Flint, East (Mr. Birch), the hon. Member for Barking (Mr. Driberg), whom we are glad to see back, and not least the hon. Member for Poplar (Mr. Mikardo). The hon. Gentleman, whose expertise on the nationalised industries is...

Orders of the Day — WALSALL CORPORATION BILL (By Order) (23 Apr 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: If ever there was a valid argument in favour of regional government, the point of order of the hon. Member for Orpington (Mr. Lubbock) is justification, because the Measures with which we have to deal, despite the hon. Gentleman's remarks, are mainly in the form of model clauses taken from earlier legislation, and the Walsall Corporation Bill is a consolidation Measure. The area that the...

Orders of the Day — WALSALL CORPORATION BILL (By Order) (23 Apr 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: The area of the Walsall Corporation now includes no fewer than five with the doubtful benefit of a Private Act—Wednesbury, Willenhall, Bilston, Aldridge, and the Staffordshire County Council. When one realises that under the West Midlands Order the existing legislation remains in force only until December 1970 one can see how important it is for these Measures to be passed. The urgency...

Orders of the Day — WALSALL CORPORATION BILL (By Order) (23 Apr 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I will leave that to the hon. and learned Member for Walsall, North. The part of the Bill in which the hon. Member for Orpington is particularly interested refers to the provision of camping sites for gipsies. Having gone through the expensive labour of getting the Caravan Sites Bill through the House during 1968, his disappointment that the Government have not yet implemented Part II of...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (16 Apr 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I am grateful to the hon. Member for Barkston Ash (Mr. Alison) for so kindly curtailing his remarks for my benefit. I was about to apologise for the absence of my right hon. Friend but he has escaped from the television studio. We have had a rather scrappy debate. Despite Mr. Speaker's request for short speeches we have had rather long ones, I think, and I do not think that the quality of...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (16 Apr 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: The right hon. Gentleman has made a characteristic intervention, but I do not think that he has any information on the point that he has raised. In many cases this is not true. Many countries have different taxation systems from ours. One of their policies is to attract rich people to live there, and that is why they can afford lower taxes. But the lady about whom I was talking was not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Economic Affairs: Unemployment and the Balance of Payments (27 Mar 1969)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what is the reduction in unemployment which the new planning document allows from its present level between now and 1972 on the basic case.


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