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Air Estimates, 1955–56: MR. George Ward's Statement (10 Mar 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: I regret that I cannot follow the hon. and gallant Member for Macclesfield (Air Commodore Harvey) in his arguments on many of the detailed points on which he has made such very constructive suggestions, beyond saying that I was interested in the point he made about the possibility of fog grounding the whole of our fighter force. That only goes to emphasise a point which is part of the...

Air Estimates, 1955–56: MR. George Ward's Statement (10 Mar 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: My hon. Friend says Ireland. The argument that I am going to advance now is one of a relatively lower level of national selfishness, but I offer it all the same. We might be left out if we have not a strategic bomber force or the hydrogen bomb. But if we have a strategic bomber force and the hydrogen bomb, which cannot add 5 per cent. to the strength of the American onslaught, one thing is...

Air Estimates, 1955–56: MR. George Ward's Statement (10 Mar 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: My hon. Friend may be right about that, but that particular point is no essential part of my case. The only part which is essential to my case—I do not think my hon. Friend will dispute this—is that the United States and the Soviet Union are capable, or within a matter of a few months or years will be capable, of dealing mortal blows at each other. That is all my case rests upon.

Long Engagements (10 Mar 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: The system of collective security in the thirties depended upon the fact of there being five, six or seven roughly equal nations, any one of which was capable of taking an effective part in a major war and had, therefore, an independent judgment. The whole system of collective security no longer really applies when we are left with only the two major Powers against each other with no others...

Long Engagements (10 Mar 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: I am not "gallant."

Long Engagements (10 Mar 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: The word "attack" is rather stronger than necessary to apply to the quite friendly comments made by two of my hon. Friends who have criticised my view. It is an over-strong word to apply to the sense in which they spoke.

Long Engagements (10 Mar 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: Quite right.

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing: Allocation, Northfleet (8 Mar 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how far the reduction in his allocation of council houses at Northfleet, from 80 in 1954 to 65 in 1955, is made in accordance with a general change of policy applicable to all areas; and what special features relating to the situation in Northfleet make such a reduction necessary.

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing: Allocation, Northfleet (8 Mar 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: That may very easily be the case, but does that preclude the Minister from answering the Question? This is a subject in which I am interested.

Lower Deck (Living Conditions) (3 Mar 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: It is almost an impertinence on my part to intervene in a debate of this kind, because I declare at once that I have no technical information on naval matters. But when we are dealing with the fundamentals of our present situation, there are no experts; we are all laymen; and I feel somebody ought to give a little support to my hon. Friend the Member for Devonport (Mr. Foot), who, not knowing...

Lower Deck (Living Conditions) (3 Mar 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: With great respect, the area in which thermo-nuclear weapons might be dropped on China is not at all far from the sea. It is all an area concerned with islands, large and small. Nevertheless, without further elaboration, I can make the point that it is the possession of thermo-nuclear weapons by these two giant world Powers which we hope will prevent a major act of aggression from taking...

Lower Deck (Living Conditions) (3 Mar 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: If a hydrogen bomb burst on them? The hon. and gallant Gentleman fails to envisage the sort of situation I am trying to illustrate.

Lower Deck (Living Conditions) (3 Mar 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: I am trying in an amateur way, of course, to put some ideas to hon. Members. But we are all amateurs in relation to hydrogen war. There are no experts on the subject. I am trying to ask myself the kind of preparations which a Board of Admiralty might be turning its mind to if it really contemplates that the hydrogen war might break out. I have mentioned the merchant submarine to sustain a...

Lower Deck (Living Conditions) (3 Mar 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: Does the Parliamentary Secretary feel that the Prime Minister's words about some local incident which would be dealt with by conventional weapons, cover a prolonged, all-out submarine and surface-raider attack against shipping?

Business of the House (24 Feb 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that last week we had a short and very unsatisfactory debate on a relatively small Supplementary Estimate for Kenya, during which no indication was given to us that a much larger Supplementary Estimate would be mentioned yesterday? Does not the Leader of the House feel that, in view of this, it is up to the Government to provide Government time for discussion...

Class II: Kenya (16 Feb 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: I do not think we ought to pass this Vote tonight, if we can keep it open from now until March so that we can discuss it further at any time. I am not quite sure that I agree with the Colonial Secretary that this debate has been like a Council of State debate, in which everybody agrees with everybody else.

National Economic Plan and World Development (11 Feb 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: Is it not correct to say that all the leaders of the under-developed countries, and, I think, the Dutch, pressed that S.U.N.F.E.D. should be started forthwith; the Dutch pointing out that this could be done if all the nations subscribed one dollar for every 340 dollars spent on armaments? Was it not well known at the time that the formula which the Economic Secretary has just read was the...

National Economic Plan and World Development (11 Feb 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: By America and ourselves.

Orders of the Day — Colonial Development and Welfare Bill (2 Feb 1955)

Mr Richard Acland: The hon. Member for Ilford, North (Mr. Ire-monger), who made such fascinating statistical claims for the high consumption of Anglican bishops in the New Hebrides, will forgive me if I say that I thought the most interesting speech from his side of the House was that coming from his hon. Friend the Member for Wavertree (Mr. Tilney), which was the only one to put this subject against the...

Representation of the People (Parliamentary Constituencies) (16 Dec 1954)

Mr Richard Acland: I do not now represent a West Country seat, but I am very much a West Country man, coming from a West Country family, and I think I am the only Devonian on this side of the House at the moment. I should, therefore, like to say a word or two before the House makes up its mind on this matter. When my hon. Friend the Member for Devonport (Mr. Foot) was speaking and was being supported by two...


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