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Orders of the Day — Budget Proposals and Economic Situation (22 Apr 1955)

Mr John Hill: ...technical advance each year. Last year it was worth £25 million but, unfortunately for the farmers, the costs arising off the farm—over the majority of which they have no control—rose by £39 million, so that the final bill for the Exchequer went up and not down. I want to pursue this battle of costs a little further by going into the question of agricultural fixed...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (7 May 1957)

Mr Hugh Fraser: I will come later to the actual working out of that concession. There was also some help for the dredging of harbours in the Finance Bill last year, but it still takes forty-five years to write off a graving dock. Yet my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport, who ought to know about these things, said yesterday that we want more tankers and deeper harbours. If the Government want more...

Orders of the Day — Post Office (Data Processing Service) Bill (19 Apr 1967)

Sir David Price: This Bill is in itself modest and neutral. In this day and age it is difficult to take exception to the Post Office asking for the right to provide services and facilities for the processing of data by computer. But it all depends on how this apparently modest intention is interpreted by the Post Office. Until the Postmaster-General's speech, I felt that it was rather like buying a ticket on...

Post Office (Data Processing Service) Bill (24 Apr 1967)

Dr Jeremy Bray: ...on this subject. A number of important questions have been raised, and I shall do my best to reply to them. The case for a National Data Processing Service rests on two considerations. First, the economies of scale, and, secondly, the need for inter-communication between sources and users of information and between data processing systems. One can ask how far these considerations have...

Orders of the Day — Post Office (Borrowing) Bill (10 Nov 1972)

Mr Harold Soref: ...in the London directory. Formerly in enlightened times, the exchange was given and that indicated the whereabouts of the subscriber. There is now a series of ridiculous postal codes and digits which no one understands. Also, "Harry" does not necessarily precede "Herbert" and that is contrary to the public interest. If the Post Office paid more time and attention to the consumers' interests...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (12 Apr 1976)

Mr Brian Sedgemore: ...in that way to the trade union movement. There is something of the conjuring trick in this pay policy. Tax concessions, which should have compensated for last year's inflation, have been added to next year's wage bill. That is a double-counting fraud. The Budget does not provide for tax reductions on personal earnings but a real increase in taxation. The Chancellor has spelt out only...

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL: Information Technology (Government Purchasing Policy) (16 Jul 1980)

Mr John Butcher: ...public sector, particularly in the public administration of the United Kingdom, a number of application areas can be suggested. My hon. Friend the Minister for Housing and Construction recently shepherded the Housing Bill through the House. I know that he is interested in the mobility of labour and in the flexible use of our housing stock. He might be interested in a register of council...

Orders of the Day — British Telecommunications Bill (2 Dec 1980)

Mr John Butcher: ...travel. But to say that the whole facility should be monopolised by one carrier through all three media is surely not in the interests of the consumer. If I were to draw any parallel between this Bill and another piece of legislation, I should compare the Bill with the new Transport Act, which has increased competition not just within the various modes of transport but within the road...

Orders of the Day — Telecommunications Bill (29 Nov 1982)

Mr Patrick Jenkin: We are getting a taste of debates to come. I assure the hon. Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Mr. Mikardo) that I shall deal with pensions during my speech. I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. The Bill will empower the Government to convert British Telecom from a nationalised corporation into a Companies Act company with shares like any other company. It will allow...

Orders of the Day — Telecommunications Bill (18 Jul 1983)

Mr Cecil Parkinson: ...to meet the new demands are not inhibited, and can come to play the leading roles in creating wealth in this country. It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of telecommunications to a developed economy such as Britain's. New systems can provide better services to society, enhance business efficiency and improve competitiveness. The industry is a huge potential source of skill,...

Schedule 5: Title (15 Dec 1983)

Mr Philip Oppenheim: ...and understandable, concern about job losses. They have clear ideas about how jobs are created and protected. Monopolies, public ownership and inefficiency are apparently the great guardians of the economy and of jobs. Fortunately, everybody else knows that the only way to create and protect jobs in the long term is by having an efficient, progressive and well-managed industry. Apparently...

Orders of the Day — Copyright (Computer Software) Amendment Bill (22 Feb 1985)

Mr William Powell: ...for legitimate businesses to make any worthwhile return on their efforts. That has dampened all prospect for successful development of the market. One of the world's largest computer software houses, Digital Equipment Corporation — my hon. Friend the Member for Basingstoke (Mr. Hunter) hopes to say something about it in due course—has estimated that in 1983 in the United...

Opposition Day: Exchange and Interest Rates (29 Jan 1986)

John Maples: ...interest rates cause to productive investment by discouraging it. Perhaps we can take some action on the domestic front without looking at the international ramifications. Interest rates in any economy must surely be dictated by the relationship of the demand for credit and the supply of savings available. An economy with consistent double digit interest rates is a fair indication that the...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (17 Mar 1988)

Peter Lilley: ...the southern part of the North sea, but there was also one that did not receive so much publicity. It is about the disposal of oil licences throughout the North sea. When I spoke last year in the Finance Bill debate, I said that we would look to see whether there were ways in which we could prevent capital gains tax from blocking rearrangements of licence interests, farm-ins and farm-outs...

Finance (No.2) Bill (26 Apr 1988)

Mr Pat Wall: The Budget, the poll tax, the social security changes and the other Bills which we shall discuss this Session are a culmination of nine years of redressing the balance in British society and of redistributing wealth and power away from working people and their families in favour of privileges for the wealthy. The Government have created a yawning gap between rich and poor, between the...

Orders of the Day — Copyright, Designs and Patents Bill [Lords] (28 Apr 1988)

Mr Bryan Gould: As the Minister claimed, the Bill is a welcome, not to say courageous, attempt to reform a complex and difficult area. I think that everybody recognises that the present state of the law is unsatisfactory. out of date and needs reform. For example, the Copyright Act 1956 has been described by a High Court judge as labyrinthine. No one will disagree with that. Whether the present Bill, with...

Orders of the Day — Road Traffic (Driver Licensing and Information Systems) Bill [Lords] (13 Apr 1989)

Peter Bottomley: I welcome my hon. Friend's comment. I want to turn to some points that have been made in the debate. An important point concerned other Bills that could come before this House in the future. The Home report will be moving towards legislation and we fully accept the case. Obviously it is not possible to give a commitment to a date of introduction, but the time has not been wasted. The...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (25 Apr 1989)

Mr Tony Worthington: My attention was directed yesterday to an article about the Secretary of State for Energy who was billed as the top table Tory who probably understands industry best. It was interesting to read the article, because it may well refer to the thoughts of the next Chancellor of the Exchequer, given that the present one is clearly on borrowed time. It was depressing to read the words of the...

Companies Bill (Lords) (3 May 1989)

Charles Kennedy: I echo the disappointment and criticism over the manner in which the Government have commenced their dealings on the Bill in this House. On this occasion, I do not blame the Department of Trade and Industry. If a criticism is to be made, it is of the Government Whips Office. However, the DTI is culpable in that it would have preferred a fuller and more sensible hour of debate—perhaps...

Estimates Day: Information Technology (6 Jul 1989)

Mr Ian Lloyd: ...hundred in the world and only three in the United Kingdom, but they are of the utmost importance. I am glad to say that Europe is not asleep. The European sub-micron silicon initiative involves a £2·7 billion programme and the intention is to increase the present density of integrated circuits by 10, to increase their size by 2·5 times and to extend the elements of memory...


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