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Orders of the Day — Grants for the Arts (5 Feb 1970)

Mr Paul Channon: ...arts for some time. In any case, there is no definition in the 1948 Act of entertainment. There is no definition requiring local authorities to spend money on the arts; the money could be spent on fireworks, if they wished, and not on concerts or exhibitions. I think that a mandatory rate is a mistake. However, some things can be done when we are reforming local government. A general...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Protection of Children (24 Feb 1970)

Mr Harold Wilson: .... There is action on road accidents coordinated by the Ministry of Transport, Home Office action on fire guards, flame resistant infants' clothes, toxic substances in toys and action on fireworks, while the Ministry of Housing and Local Government is studying the improved design of both housing and housing estates to reduce risks to chlidren. I suggest that it is better to deal with all...

Orders of the Day — Coal Industry (29 Oct 1970)

Patrick Cormack: ...were all vastly entertained by his rhetoric, I do not think that with his speech this afternoon he served those whom he calls his friends very well. It was not a responsible speech. It was full of fireworks. There was plenty of fire, but whether there was any fuel is another matter. It was not the constructive contribution of a leader of his party, which he now purports to be. I wish to...

Orders of the Day — Public Expenditure and Taxation (5 Nov 1970)

Mr Harold Wilson: ...House will always be ready to give him a generous hearing on that subject. A housewife in my constituency told me only this week that the price of "Jumping Jacks"—that is a brand of shoes, not fireworks—has not been reduced. I have no doubt that this question is already before the multidiscipinary Central Capability Unit. If the right hon. Gentleman's experience is different from that...

Orders of the Day — Highways Bill (8 Dec 1970)

Mr Graham Page: ..., the launching pad for a rocket of reform of highway law. In fact, one must now admit that in the decade which has followed there has been no such blast-off. There had been a few small but useful fireworks, in particular those ignited by Members in Private Members' Bills. Sir William Aitken, then the hon. Member for Bury St. Edmunds, promoted and piloted through the House the Bill which...

Greater London Council (Money) Bill (1 Jul 1971)

Mr Kenneth Baker: ...election. The electors of Hackney are so satisfied with the hon. Gentleman that they may decide not to readopt him at the next election. I will resist the temptation to indulge in these political fireworks and concentrate on the Bill. The Bill also allows for a continual capital expenditure for Thamesmead. The hon. Member for Erith and Crayford (Mr. Wellbeloved) has informed me that he...

Orders of the Day — Hare Coursing (Abolition) Bill (4 Feb 1972)

Mr William Price: that. We were threatened with a wide range of atrocities, having been recognised, and during that we said nothing. In due course an argument did break out. We were accused having thrown fireworks at the dogs, or, at least, of being associated with people who had. It is right to say that earlier in the morning and quite unknown to us two members of a hunt sabateur's association had...

Pensioners and Family Income Supplement Payments Bill (20 Nov 1972)

Mr William Worsley: ...awards in recent months have been in that category. If we seek to pay ourselves more than we earn, we inflate the currency and in doing that we attack first of all the pensioner. In spite of the fireworks across the Chamber, I do not think that we are in dispute about that. I think we all accept that inflation hits the pensioner. The hon. Member for Rotherham called this a stopgap...

Orders of the Day — Legal Aid (29 Nov 1972)

Mr Arthur Lewis: ...increases will operate. I cite one of hundreds of cases. A policeman known to have a good record had a son, who had never been in trouble previously, who was charged with an offence concerning fireworks. He was found innocent. The policeman could get no legal aid. He was landed with costs of about £300, which he could ill afford. Not so long ago, however, a man named Sewell murdered a...

Bill Presented: Foreign Affairs (27 Jun 1973)

Mr Christopher Woodhouse: ...were tried and convicted of sedition and whose convictions were subsequently quashed, partly on his evidence. His nominal offence, for which he is now in prison, was to let off a number of homemade fireworks, not bombs—what our children on 5th November called "bangers"—by way of demonstration on the arrival of Vice-President Agnew in Athens last year. They did no damage and caused no...

Debate on the Address (30 Oct 1973)

Mr Laurie Pavitt: In the perpetual firework display that this House provides for the country, in a Session which will inevitably have its damp squibs, the opening of Parliament and the Gracious Speech give us the opportunity for a few set pieces which over the years have inclined to cover a wide range and among which, of course, we expect a few explosions from the Front Benches. In the Prime Minister's...

Orders of the Day — Pensions (1 Jul 1974)

Mrs Barbara Castle: All right. Hon. Gentlemen want a few fireworks to make them feel better. That is fine, but they cannot alter the practical, administrative and constitutional position. Their gesture would be meaningless. Regulations have to be made and administrative preparations have to be completed. Employers have to be given time to make their arrangements again. Incidentally there would be absolutely no...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Aerosol Paint Sprays (Vandalism) (10 Jul 1974)

Hon. Thomas Galbraith: ...not suggesting that their sale should be restricted outright. Would it not be possible to impose restrictions on sales to young people, in the same way as restrictions are imposed on buying drink, fireworks and similar goods?

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