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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 — 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...

Prayers: Fireworks Accidents (20 Nov 1969)

Fireworks Accidents

Prayers: Fireworks Accidents (20 Nov 1969)

Fireworks Accidents

BLACKPOOL CORPORATION BILL [Lords] (By Order) (16 Oct 1969)

Mr Peter Blaker: .... Concerning the power to provide entertainments in the parks, the Bill simply enables the corporation to enclose not more than one acre for certain classes of entertainment or to close a park for fireworks at night. For those reasons, I hope that the House will approve the Bill. The most powerful point that I have mentioned is that if Blackpool Corporation is denied the powers it seeks,...

Orders of the Day — Civil Science (21 Jul 1969)

Mr Ian Orr-Ewing: ...on the subject and I was staggered, as he may have been, by the list of his responsibilities. I will not bore the House by reading the list, but it includes 40 subjects starting with explosives and fireworks and going on through steel tubes, iron castings, non-ferrous metals, agricultural machinery, metal working machine tools, pumps, valves and compressors, industrial engines, textile...

Fireworks (29 Apr 1969)


Industrial Relations (White Paper) (3 Mar 1969)

Mrs Barbara Castle: ...agreement should if necessary be enforceable at law. This is not only confusing: it is potentially sinister. What exactly do right hon. Gentlemen opposite mean? Either they are trying to make a firework display out of a damp squib, or they have in mind something far more far-reaching, and are hiding their real intentions from the House. I repeat that it is—or will be—possible to make...

Clause 1: Voting Age (26 Nov 1968)

Mr John Lee: ...are here concerned, I find the hon. Gentleman's argument thoroughly disingenuous. My right hon. Friend the Member for Vauxhall (Mr. Strauss), in opening the debate, was subjected to a good deal of fireworks from all about him. As one who takes a view different from his, I think it right to note that he deserved a word of praise, even from his opponents, for his good-tempered and...

Orders of the Day — Economic Situation (5 Nov 1968)

Mr John Biffen: a very substantial degree of importation of wines? Let hon Members think of the enormous boost always given to cigar sales at Christmas. Was there ever an industry so cyclical unless it was the fireworks industry, if I may work in that highly contemporary allusion? There is no doubt that the import content that could be involved in the deflection of consumer demand deriving from the...

Orders of the Day — Post Office (Two-Tier Letter System) (4 Nov 1968)

Mr John Stonehouse: When I heard that the Opposition had chosen the whole of today's debate on the Gracious Speech to debate the Post Office I expected that firework right would be transferred from 5th November to 4th November. What we have had today has been a damp squib. The debate has petered out. The Opposition points are completely inadequate.

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means: Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 1968)

Mr John Lee: ...justify such measures. I am sure that this control of wages will create a great deal of resentment. The one valid point which the Leader of the Opposition seemed able to make in his rather frantic firework display was the fact that every time the Government introduce prices and incomes legislation they say it is for the last time—rather like the old lag whose safe-blowing job is always...

Transport (6 Nov 1967)

Mr Albert Murray: ...opposite that we were told to expect at the time of the Tory Party conference, one need only look at the almost empty benches opposite to realise what an empty attack this has been. Like so many fireworks on Saturday and Sunday night, this attack has turned out to be a damp squib. We had a shadowy attack from the shadowy Minister of Transport, which proved to be no more effective than his...

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Foreign Affairs (2 Nov 1967)

Mr Emanuel Shinwell: At a moment when the whole world is looking forward expectantly to an exhibition of fireworks in this assembly, to a clash of personalities, to a demonstration of acrimony and acerbity, we have descended to an insipid, tame repetitive foreign affairs debate. We have had this sort of thing before. It is just the mixture as before. Neither from the Opposition Front Bench—despite my respect...

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