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Mr Gerald Harrison

Former MP for Bodmin

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Public Holiday (Empire Day) Bill. 27 Apr 1928

    I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time." There are thousands of children to-day with happy memories of the holiday they obtained on 24th May last year who are looking forward to 24th May of this year, but, on the other hand, there are many thousands of children who will not perhaps get a holiday on 24th May next. There are many reasons which one could advance for impressing...
  • Orders of the Day — Public Holiday (Empire Day) Bill. 27 Apr 1928

    I think I call show the House exactly where my argument comes in. The object of a holiday is to enable the young to appreciate to the full the significance of Empire Day, because the whole purpose of the holiday is to celebrate a real joy, and not a pretended joy. I think it will be agreed that the celebration of Empire Day is a real joy, if they appreciate the whole significance of the...
  • Orders of the Day — Public Holiday (Empire Day) Bill. 27 Apr 1928

    I am afraid that I did not make myself clear for which I must apologise. The only exception I took was to propaganda from Communist sources, which has been spreading the view up and down the country that we are the robbers and oppressors of other peoples in the world. My object has been to let the young people have a full appreciation of exactly what has been done in the Empire and of their...

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