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Orders of the Day — Clause 14. — (Business Entertaining Expenses.) (20 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: If there is one thing that I like not to have to attend, it is a business lunch. There is nothing that I find more disagreeable than having to go out and spend an hour or two with somebody with whom one is not very friendly to discuss some business affair. I do it extremely rarely. I should not think that I give anyone lunch for business purposes more than once in three years. One of the...

Orders of the Day — Clause 14. — (Business Entertaining Expenses.) (20 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: That was not a business expense. All I am saying to the Government side of the Committee is that every hon. Member on that side tries to get in on the act. They know it as well as I do. The Prime Minister gets in on the act and he gets £4,000 tax-free for entertainment. He does not have to give any account of how or whether he spends it. It is supposedly given to him to maintain himself in...

Orders of the Day — Clause 14. — (Business Entertaining Expenses.) (20 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: Thank you, Dr. King. Tax-free allowances are paid to many officials in nationalised industries. No accounts are given to any public accounting body of how those sums are spent. This runs right through every part of the activities which are encouraged by the Government side of the Committee. Hon Members opposite are always trying to get in on the act and to enjoy themselves by getting...

Orders of the Day — Clause 14. — (Business Entertaining Expenses.) (20 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: I have no doubt that it is very true indeed, if we could properly look into it. As my hon. Friend the Member for Torquay (Sir F. Bennett) has explained, what lies behind this is spite. It is an attempt by the Government to divert attention from some of the things they are doing which their Left wing does not like, especially the hon. Member for Putney. To keep them quiet when they see...

Orders of the Day — Clause 14. — (Business Entertaining Expenses.) (20 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: The hon. Member must wait until he is called. He can make a long speech presently. If the Government think that entertainment is wrong, why do they not make all entertainment a criminal offence? Why not say that there must be no business entertainment? If it is corrupting people, if it is a waste of money, why not say that anyone who entertains anyone for business purposes is committing a...

Orders of the Day — Clause 14. — (Business Entertaining Expenses.) (20 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: I think that it was written back over three years. The gentleman concerned had done an extensive amount of travelling overseas. It was a matter which eventually was in the newspapers; I forget whether it was before the courts. This was charged back by the Revenue over three years. I stand to be corrected on that, but I think that it was three years. I think that the Revenue were quite right...

Orders of the Day — Clause 14. — (Business Entertaining Expenses.) (20 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: I could have made that point to the hon. Member, Dr. King, but I thought it best that it should come from you. What this really is, is a concealed extra tax on company profits. Entertainment will be permitted to go on, but it is not to be allowed for tax purposes. So it has to come out of the profits of the companies concerned. If it is one of the large companies with a household name...

Orders of the Day — Clause 14. — (Business Entertaining Expenses.) (20 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: I cannot give way. The hon. Member is to make a speech later.

Orders of the Day — Clause 14. — (Business Entertaining Expenses.) (20 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: I am sorry, but I think that the trouble is that the hon. Member has been told by his Front Bench that he will have to keep his mouth shut or he will not be allowed to pair.

Orders of the Day — Clause 14. — (Business Entertaining Expenses.) (20 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: It will in many cases be quite impossible for a small company to bear the expenses out of its own profits and it is the very reason that many small companies are closely——

Orders of the Day — Clause 14. — (Business Entertaining Expenses.) (20 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: Thank you, Dr. King. A small company has to bear this expense out of its own profits. Very often, such a company is a closely controlled, or a director controlled company, and may well be subject to Surtax direction and will not be able out of its own profits to meet such expenses as these. The fact that this legislation is pure spite, and that it will badly hit the smaller man and not the...

Orders of the Day — Clause 14. — (Business Entertaining Expenses.) (20 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: I am sure that the hon. Gentleman wishes to be fair. From the remarks he made it might be read that the person concerned was a personal friend of mine. That was not so. The case was reported in the newspapers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Pensions and National Insurance: National Assistance (Immigrants) (24 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: Does the hon. Gentleman realise that if he replied to the Question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Mr. Gurden) the people of this country would be gravely shocked to hear of the burden they are carrying regarding immigrants coming in and immediately seeking National Assistance?

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL (24 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: On a point of order, Dr. King. There is some confusion on these benches as to whether the hon. and learned Gentleman is reading from HANSARD or is giving an account of what he thought was in HANSARD. From time to time he starts to quote—I have a copy of the relevant HANSARD with me—and then he interpolates various remarks of his own. If he wants to draw the attention of the House to a...

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL (24 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: Not gallant.

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL (24 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: rose—

Orders of the Day — Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Bill: New Clause. — (Duration.) (26 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: On a point of order. The point of my rising, Dr. King, is to ask whether you would be prepared to accept a Motion to report Progress and ask leave to sit again. My reason is that since 10.30 yesterday morning 200 Members—I believe a number in excess of that figure—have been in the House of Commons on Standing Committees upstairs and since 2.30 yesterday afternoon the whole House was here...

Orders of the Day — Schedule. — (Enactments Repealed.) (26 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: On a point of order, Dr. King. Are we not to talk about Clause 2?

Orders of the Day — Schedule. — (Enactments Repealed.) (26 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: I am sorry Dr. King. I am so tired.

Orders of the Day — Schedule. — (Enactments Repealed.) (26 May 1965)

Sir Rolf Williams: I am sorry—


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