Former MP, Thornbury
We now descend from the air to more pedestrian matters, and I make no apology for raising the question of the precedence and pay of the Infantry, the pay of the Fighting Services. I would like to thank the Secretary of State for War for having come down to-night. I take his presence here as a tribute to the great part the Infantry has played in the war. May I, on our side, say that we...
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, unless we have legislation, there is a danger of the coming election being fought on the old system, which may make it difficult for men without the backing of big funds to stand for Parliament?
I think the hon. Member is right in suggesting that the Chancellor has really made a very little concession because he is going into it again. He has had to give way to a certain extent because the Committee is unanimous. If we can adopt the suggestion of my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon, South (Sir H. Williams), and have the matter discussed again while we are in Committee, that will...
Former MP for Thornbury
Entered the House of Commons on 29 October 1924 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 15 June 1945 — General election
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