Results 41–60 of 3528 for speaker:Mr Harold Lever

Oral Answers to Questions — Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Engagements) (17 Jul 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: Apart from my duties in this House, I have meetings today with ministerial colleagues and others.

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster (17 Jul 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: I have no plans for any such legislation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster (17 Jul 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: Knowing as I do my hon. Friend's ardent republican views, I can understand that he would think that any diversion of this money otherwise than to support the institution of royalty would be desirable. I do not share his view and he ought not, in my opinion, seek to give the impression that this income derives for the private benefit and advantage of the Sovereign. That is far from the truth.

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster (17 Jul 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: Sometimes there is apt to be confusion in the interpretation of the word "nationalise". Some people mean by it to acquire for fair compensation and to take into public ownership thereby, and some people mean confiscation. I hope that the hon. Gentleman is not suggesting that I should confiscate my hon. Friend's royalties.

Oral Answers to Questions — Money Supply (17 Jul 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: None, Sir. I understand that the subject does not figure largely in general conversation in the Duchy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Money Supply (17 Jul 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: The hon. Gentleman's view that the Government are failing to reach their monetary targets is a shallow one and is based upon selecting for his appraisal, not with total impartiality, special periods. I can, however, reassure the hon. Gentleman that I am in continuous, close and amicable contact with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and that he and I are satisfied that the Government are doing...

Oral Answers to Questions — Money Supply (17 Jul 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: The hon. Member must realise that not the whole of my duties are focused on the specific area historically regarded as the Duchy of Lancaster. I can tell him that different people attach different degrees of importance to the specific performance of the money supply. The different views range from ardent monetarism to a rather lax judgment of the general position. Whichever view one takes,...

Questions to Ministers (17 Jul 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: Further to the point of order, Mr. Speaker. If any hon. Member has difficulty in seeking to hold me to account for any of my actions in government and finds difficulty with the Table in framing the appropriate Question, I shall readily give him all the assistance in my power. I do not doubt that I should be more successful than one or two of my hon. Friends have been.

Orders of the Day — Supply: Trade and National Prosperity (26 Jun 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: I am curious to ask the hon. Gentleman whether he really believed the latter part of his statement, namely, that the Conservative Government would not have given a similar subsidy or did not give dozens of similar subsidies when they were in office.

Orders of the Day — Supply: Trade and National Prosperity (26 Jun 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: The hon. Member is putting their case very well without them.

Orders of the Day — Supply: Trade and National Prosperity (26 Jun 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: I am not as ready with scorn and despising, or with venom and hate, as the hon. Gentleman implies. I disagree very strongly with protectionist views, even when put forward from the Opposition Benches.

Orders of the Day — Supply: Trade and National Prosperity (26 Jun 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: I am grateful to the Opposition and to their two spokesmen today for opening a discussion in an area where I am passionately concerned. When I learnt that there was to be no vote to reduce the salary of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade, it not being possible to reduce my own, I hoped that we should be saved the party knockabout which disfigures so many of our economic...

Orders of the Day — Supply: Trade and National Prosperity (26 Jun 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: I am grateful for my hon. Friend's concern for my fiscal safety, but I am not sure that it is accurately directed at this particular point. This has been a very interesting debate because, as everyone is conscious, we are in a great world recession. Everyone is conscious that there is widespread disillusion about the way in which our present system is working and that desperate so-called...

Orders of the Day — Supply: Trade and National Prosperity (26 Jun 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: I shall give way in a moment. The co-operative system is fairly fragile, and in my view it is silly to debate the relative hypocrisies of countries. We should start from where we are now. As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State rightly says, our object must be to reduce the element of protectionism and not to increase it. It is no good sermonising at each other on past faults. We...

Orders of the Day — Supply: Trade and National Prosperity (26 Jun 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: The hon. Gentleman says that that is right. His box of matches nearly burst into flames as he spoke. He has simplified the whole argument for me by confirming my point. The hope is that we shall get more wealth in a world that is achieving less wealth. That is not an encouraging starting point for a protectionist campaign. I turn to consideration and rejection of a non-theological character....

Orders of the Day — Supply: Trade and National Prosperity (26 Jun 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: Let me finish. We are preventing the advancement or industrialisation of backward countries most of all. I am not arguing for a topsy-turvy, unlimited, uninhibited advance of freedom of trade. We must have an orderly system. I was impressed when the hon. Member for Hertfordshire, South, in his serious moments, rightly attached importance to the Geneva discussions, because they represent a...

Orders of the Day — Supply: Trade and National Prosperity (26 Jun 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: I will finish this sector and I shall then give way. The hon. Gentleman must allow me to finish this point. In fairness, protectionists are always a little defensive. They always recognise what I have said to be true. They are always saying "It is not permanent. It is a finite period of retreat into protectionism." But this half-hearted tribute of vice to virtue is unconvincing. If Britain...

Orders of the Day — Supply: Trade and National Prosperity (26 Jun 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: I regret that the hon. Gentleman does his intelligence and my time no useful credit by his intervention. He must know that I am not authorised to make an off-the-cuff pronouncement about a matter which is under consideration at the present time.

Orders of the Day — Supply: Trade and National Prosperity (26 Jun 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: I shall give way in a moment; one at a time. I wish that I had suggested that the hon. Gentlemen had tossed up and that the hon. Member for Chingford (Mr. Tebbit) had lost the toss. Disillusionment with our present arrangements is fully justified. I have much sympathy with those who, even if they go down or urge the wrong road through lack of thought, will not echo the complacent platitudes...

Orders of the Day — Supply: Trade and National Prosperity (26 Jun 1978)

Mr Harold Lever: I took a careful note of what the hon. Member said. He said that we should seek to have private inflows matching private outflows and not have central bank intervention. Leaving the matter to the private flows did not stop the dollar depreciating sharply, to the alarm and disruption of much of the trading world. Even though the central banks of Britain, Germany, Japan and Switzerland...


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