Former MP, Aylesbury
I intervene only because of the speech of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Wakefield (Mr. Greenwood). When the President of the Board of Trade sat down it was my intention to give a silent vote in favour of the Amendment. It is still my intention to vote in favour of it, but I cannot do it silently in view of what the right hon. Gentleman said. Those of us on these benches who like the...
I fully concede the right hon. Gentleman that point, but if that is so—and it is so—I fail to see the point of his remark that it would mean closing down concerns and not pits. Either it is closing down pits, and in that case the Commissioners must accept responsibility for the closing down of pits and for the social consequences, or it is not, in which case it is shouldering the...
I thank the right hon. Gentleman. I had overlooked that. As the Bill is at present drafted I have no option but to support the Opposition.
Former MP for Aylesbury
Entered the House of Commons on 30 May 1929 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 2 May 1938 — unknown
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