Results 121–140 of 556 for speaker:Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid

Orders of the Day — Growth of Bureaucracy (29 Jan 1968)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: We know that a lot of what goes on in connection with investment grants is nonsensical. One of the nonsensical things is that every claim must be signed by a director. This may be very good in the case of a one-man building firm or a small company operating with limited capital. But when the board of directors is perhaps hundreds of miles from the place in which the investment grant is...

Orders of the Day — Growth of Bureaucracy (29 Jan 1968)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: Once again, the hon. Gentleman is much too clever. He does not realise that claims get thinned down in the process of their being made. I will give a very good example. A friend tells me: It was only after weeks of argument that the Board of Trade agreed that earth moving was part of civil engineering. Even now they will not accept that concrete mixers on wheels are eligible for grant...

Orders of the Day — Growth of Bureaucracy (29 Jan 1968)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: The right hon. Gentleman has a vast knowledge of local government, and has recalled the time when he and I served on the Kent County Council. He had a vast experience of local government and in 1946 I had no knowledge at all. I took the view that his experience was valuable, but I must put the record straight. He refers to the Conservatives, but he will remember very well that it was not...

Orders of the Day — National Loans Bill (11 Dec 1967)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: The hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, Central (Mr. Cant) has made one of his usual very sensible contributions to these debates. I always listen to him with interest. He comes as a successor to a triumvirate of Members, all of whom were greatly liked on both sides of the House. I feel that he is a worthy successor to them. I am aware that there is a more glamorous topic for discussion later...

Orders of the Day — National Loans Bill (11 Dec 1967)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I think that my hon. Friend is putting in an extra £1,000 million.

Orders of the Day — National Loans Bill (11 Dec 1967)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I am amazed that the heavens have not opened and a thunderbolt has not landed on the lion. Gentleman's head whilst he has been describing some of the classes of borrowers who will help themselves from he National Loans Fund as thoroughly solvent in every way. Is he not aware of the vast extent and size of the deficits which are written off annually in respect of some of these loans?

Economic Situation (21 Nov 1967)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I would like to be able to enlighten the House a little. I spent the entire morning in the City, the exchange markets. I, too, estimate that there was an absolutely unheard of turnover amongst the clearing banks, all based on undoing transactions which had been entered into on Friday. Various sources gave me their estimate of anything up to £500 million changing hands today as a result of...

Economic Situation (21 Nov 1967)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I hope that the hon. Member for Liverpool, Walton (Mr. Heffer) will acquit me of discourtesy if I do not take up all the stimulating points which he made and with nearly all of which I totally disagree. I bear in mind your suggestion, Mr. Speaker, about the number of hon. Members who wish to speak. Therefore, I intend to be very brief. Earlier, I intervened in the argument between my right...

Economic Situation (21 Nov 1967)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: We can argue about that later—but I see no sign whatever around the Ministry of Agriculture that it has any ideas about the import saving that could be done by increased food production. I am told on every side, for example, that there is likely to be a surplus of barley in 1968. A surplus of barley in this country is of no help to us. As most of it has not yet been sown, it would be very...

Foreign Secretary (Visit to New York) (26 Jun 1967)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: Can the Foreign Secretary say whether, having failed to speak to the Israeli Foreign Secretary before he made his speech, he took the opportunity of speaking to him afterwards?

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL: FINANCE (No. 2) BILL ( 6 Jun 1967)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: In a recent intervention the Chancellor reminded us that he had been attending these Finance Bill debates for some considerable period. I can only say that the speech which I want to deliver shortly is similar to one that I delivered on a similar occasion about 10 years ago, when a similar subject was being discussed. My right hon. Friend the Member for Kingston - upon - Thames (Mr. Boyd...

Middle East (31 May 1967)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: The hon. Member for Clapham (Mrs. McKay) described herself as the devil's advocate. I must say that the devil finds very charming advocates, though not always very persuasive ones. There are one or two points in her speech which I wish to take up with her, because I am sure that she did not intend to mislead the House. The famous White Paper of 1939 was rejected by the Arabs, and the Jews in...

Orders of the Day — Live Hare Coursing (Abolition) Bill ( 1 May 1967)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I am informed that, on the occasion of the last Waterloo Cup, both the B.B.C. and I.T.A. were present.

Orers of the Day: Clause 15. — (Penalty for Unauthorised Dumping.) (14 Apr 1967)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: It is with some regret that I find myself in opposition to this Amendment, because I think that I can claim, without boasting, to have taken some part, with my right hon. Friend the Member for Streatham (Mr. Sandys), in the formation of the Civic Trust, from whose inspiration much of the Bill stems. However, I oppose the Amendment because it seems to go so far as to make the position almost...

Orers of the Day: Clause 15. — (Penalty for Unauthorised Dumping.) (14 Apr 1967)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: If I had thrown a baby out of the window of my car when travelling at speed, I could certainly be said to have abandoned it. This brings me to a major question, which is how to trace the ownership of these abandoned vehicles or parts of vehicles. A large number of abandoned vehicles are not the property of those in whose names they are registered. They are the property of hire purchase...

Orers of the Day: Clause 15. — (Penalty for Unauthorised Dumping.) (14 Apr 1967)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: That is very good. The problem is still how to trace the abandoner or owner. He can only be traced through the number plate and great difficulty will be caused to the hire-purchaser—

Orers of the Day: Clause 15. — (Penalty for Unauthorised Dumping.) (14 Apr 1967)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: I am very glad, and I think that this will set a lot of minds at rest, but I still think that when we are dealing with parts of a motor vehicle, the necessary protection afforded by the number plate and the chassis number may not be available. This is a piece of very loose drafting. I have no doubt that there will be an attempt to gloss over it and there will be some suggestion that only the...

Orers of the Day: Clause 15. — (Penalty for Unauthorised Dumping.) (14 Apr 1967)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: It is not my wish to appear as the Devil's advocate in this matter. I particularly do not wish to be pleading the case of those who fill the sides of our roads with litter. I am very conscious of this because, living in the County of Kent, I cannot go through the small towns neighbouring the Greater London area without being conscious of the enormous rash of caravans to this area. They are...

Orers of the Day: Clause 15. — (Penalty for Unauthorised Dumping.) (14 Apr 1967)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: Even if that is so, I still think that a young barrister would have no difficulty in defending his client by asking where the local authority has provided a special dump and which local authority has done so. Do the sponsors think that every local authority will provide a dump as soon as the Bill becomes law? I do not think so.

Orers of the Day: Clause 15. — (Penalty for Unauthorised Dumping.) (14 Apr 1967)

Major Sir Henry D'Avigdor-Goldsmid: No, Mr. Speaker. I gave way to the hon. Lady.


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