Former MP for Wallsend
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I cannot help thinking that the speech which we have just heard is of far graver and wider importance than some hon. Members may appreciate. If I understood the hon. Member aright, he spoke with all the authority of the Advisory Committee to whom these applications are made.
I do not mean to say the hon. Member spoke with the direct authority of the Committee, but it was with a knowledge of what happened at the Committee. I understood the hon. Member to say, in substance—in the presence, and I hope in the hearing of the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department—that any person who desired to enter into trade with individuals or companies in Russia, would be...
While my right hon. Friend (Mr. W. Graham) was referring to the powers under which the hon. Gentleman purports to act, I looked up for myself to see if there was anything in the Act which permits him without consultation with the Advisory Committee to veto in advance—that is before consultation with the Advisory Committee—something which they might otherwise be prepared to recommend.
Former MP for Wallsend
Entered the House of Commons on 15 November 1922 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 29 June 1926 — unknown
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