Former MP for Elland
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As one who spoke in the discussion in Committee, I think that the Minister has fully met the views of those who put the Amendment down, though not perhaps in the exact form in which we desired it, giving in this Act an explicit power of purchase. But, I think, we do, by reference to Section 1, Subsection (1, a), get the power we need. I think the expenses which are authorised by that Section...
Many of these arrangements, we know, are made in secret, and what has occurred to me is this: What will happen if the local authority, having given their consent, discover at a later date that key money or premium money has been paid? Could the Minister see that provision is made whereby the local authority may have some power to re-establish their authority, and get back possession of the house?
I beg to move, as an Amendment to the proposed Amendment, in line 2, to leave out the word "person" and to insert instead thereof the word "pensioner." We are dealing with the question of earnings, and if the substitution I suggest is made it will do away with some of the hardships mentioned in this Debate. I have an illustration which I received only a few days ago. An old man of 70 married...
Former MP for Elland
Entered the House of Commons on 6 December 1923 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 9 October 1924 — General election
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