Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon (5 May 2005 – current)
Former MP for Middlesbrough West (5 Jul 1945 – 5 Oct 1951)
Peer (25 Mar 2014 – current)
Mr Geoffrey De Freitas: My right hon. Friend referred to grants for co-operation. Is he aware that many of those engaged in agricultural co-operation would prefer long-term loans repayable at market rates to enable them to enter food processing, rather than grants of money under schemes which restrict the co-operative enterprise which is now in the land under the auspices of co-operative organisations?
Mr Geoffrey De Freitas: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, at the next Organisation for European Economic Co-operation Council meeting, he will put forward proposals to reconcile the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation atomic energy plan and the Euratom proposals, to show that the two plans are politically compatible, and that the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation...
Mr Geoffrey Lloyd: I do not think the hon. Member was here a little earlier when I said that the co-operation was very satisfactory. There are only 15 local authorities who have not co-operated so far.
Sir Geoffrey Mander: asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence whether he is receiving full co-operation from the trade union movement in the production of the munitions required to support the present foreign policy of the Government?
Mr Geoffrey Lloyd: The Air Raid Precautions Department of the Home Office is receiving co-operation from councils of all political parties. There is only one important local authority in the country which is not co-operating.
Mr Geoffrey Lloyd: I think the hon. Member should apply to the representatives of the Co-operative Society. There is one laundry— the Midland Co-operative Laundry—where they do not start until 2 p.m. on Monday and go on until 7 P.m.
Sir Geoffrey Mander: asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence whether he will state the date on which he first approached the trade unions for co-operation in armament production; the results obtained up to the present time; and what further action is contemplated?
Sir Geoffrey Mander: Would it not be in accordance with the spirit of the Anglo-Polish Treaty that there should be the closest possible co-operation and co-ordination at all meetings held between the Allies?
Sir Geoffrey Hutchinson: Surely the hon. Gentleman knows that all education committees have co-opted members who are co-opted because of their knowledge of education.
Wing Commander Geoffrey Cooper: Could my right hon. Friend tell us what his policy is in connection with the formation of consumer co-operatives, particularly in Nigeria, as I believe there has been a certain amount of official obstruction? Could my right hon. Friend's Co-operative Adviser look into the matter, with a view to getting it clarified?
Mr Geoffrey De Freitas: Does the hon. Gentleman realise that those who use the agricultural producers' co-operatives are very much impressed with the value they receive from them? What does the Minister propose to do to encourage these co-operatives in marketing?
Mr Geoffrey De Freitas: asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware of the co-operation in research and development by the manufacturers of nuclear power plants; and whether he will consider encouraging the aviation industry to adopt a similar system of co-operation in research and development.
Mr Geoffrey Finsberg: Would my hon. Friend agree that some progress might be made by the inner London boroughs if they decided to co-operate in the rehabilitation schemes and not say bluntly that they are not prepared to co-operate, like the London Borough of Camden?
Mr Geoffrey Dodsworth: Is the Prime Minister aware that the principal resource of our nation is the skill and ability of the people of this country working in voluntary co-operation? Will he make sure, by the use of the secret ballot, that the dangers of coercion are avoided when preparing proposals for co-determination in industry?
Mr Geoffrey Howe: The hon. Gentleman has identified a very tangled web indeed. I should have thought that he would not be so ready to condemn international co-operation on political matters when his party, from the days of the Socialist International onwards, has proclaimed a belief in international political co-operation.
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how well advanced Government plans are for the co-ordination of NHS casualty units and co-ordination between hospitals in the event of a serious emergency.
Mr Geoffrey Rippon: I appreciate the need for speed. The first result is this statement on dimensional co-ordination which provides an agreed basis for dimensional co-ordination in the public sector for houses, hospitals, schools and offices. Further statements will follow. I hope that this will assist very much in the design of buildings and the manufacture of components.
Sir Geoffrey Mander: In putting this question, I mean it quite seriously. On this question of the co-operation of the trades unions in regard to foreign policy, will the right hon. Gentleman be good enough to bear in mind the necessity—[Interruption]. Will he appreciate the point that he will not get their co-operation unless there is national unity on foreign policy?
Mr Geoffrey De Freitas: Does the Minister agree that this striking invention with its vast military possibilities is an ideal subject for a co-operative project, and, if co-operation in military applications is to mean more than just a word in White Papers year after year, this is just the type of subject on which we should advance with our friends and allies?
Mr Geoffrey Howe: I am grateful to my hon. and learned Friend for his comments in support of the security services and international co-operation. I hesitate to say that there are no gaps, but, as he knows, it has been the purpose and policy of Her Majesty's Government to do everything possible to secure the greatest possible international co-operation. That remains our objective.