Former MP for Wallsend
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I hope the Minister of Agriculture will resist this Clause. It contains, I think, two or three very real dangers. We are asked by this Clause to advance public money to private individuals to make a private purchase. If an allotment holder acquires for allotments, land which is potential building land, then he is to earn an increment at somebody else's expense. There is this further...
I wish to support the protest made by the hon. Member for Oldham (Sir E. Bartley-Denniss). He began by objecting to this Measure as being far too limited in dealing with a very large subject. With that I entirely agree in its essence. It is, of course, a piece of class legislation. It affects those who pay by cheques. But gambling or gaming in this country is just as prevalent among people...
Upstairs in Committee the point was raised by the hon. Baronet the Member for Oldham (Sir E. Bartley Denniss) that we should get legal advice or the advice of the Crown on the issue as to whether this Bill did not carry us far beyond what it professed to do.
Former MP for Wallsend
Entered the House of Commons on 14 December 1918 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 26 October 1922 — General election
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