Results 1–20 of 42 for speaker:Mrs Jennie Adamson

Orders of the Day — Family Allowances Bill (8 Mar 1945)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: I should like, first, to congratulate the right hon. and learned Gentleman on his presentation of the Bill and his lucid exposition of its contents. The Bill is welcomed by Members of all parties in this House and by the majority of the people outside. It is an admission of the principle of family allowances or, in other words, of the fact that the children of the nation are its greatest...

Orders of the Day — A.T.S. (Overseas Service) (24 Jan 1945)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: There seems to be very great interest taken in this question, and rightly so. I do not think anyone, in or out of the House, would do anything to injure the war effort but I am bound to say that before I consent to this principle I require more information and guarantees than have been given by the Secretary of State up to the present. Women have done magnificently, and tribute has been paid...

Orders of the Day — A.T.S. (Overseas Service) (24 Jan 1945)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: The hon. lady is not a mother and does not appreciate the position as well as those who are. The hon. Member for East Islington (Mrs. Keir) has a right to her own opinion but she should not belittle that of parents. We should realise that some parents have been up against it, as regards sons as well as daughters. I have a letter from a man in the ninth Army—

Orders of the Day — A.T.S. (Overseas Service) (24 Jan 1945)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: I will hand over the letter to the right hon. Gentleman. This man writes that he is 25 years of age, and has been in the Army for five years, three years and four months of which have been spent in the Middle East. He has been engaged to a young lady for 3½ years.

Orders of the Day — A.T.S. (Overseas Service) (24 Jan 1945)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: He says he has no possibility of getting home for perhaps 18 months and, if the young lady is sent overseas, she will have to do three years. What possibility is there, if he should come home, of re-union and marriage? He hopes that I, as representing him in Parliament, will voice the views of the men in the Services as well as the women. I have also a letter from parents 74 years of age,...

Orders of the Day — A.T.S. (Overseas Service) (24 Jan 1945)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: No, the hon. Lady cannot ask anything, because she interrupts everybody. With regard to compassionate leave, about which my hon. Friend the Member for East Islington (Mrs. Keir) spoke, if the War Office are not any more considerate with women, in regard to compassionate leave, than they are with the men, there will not be much hope of any substantial numbers of women getting leave. I can...

Social Insurance (2 Nov 1944)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: I should like to congratulate the hon. Gentleman on his maiden speech which we have all listened to with interest and to express the hope that his future contributions to our Debates will be just as interesting. I would also like to congratulate the right hon. and learned Gentleman who opened this Debate on his appointment as Minister of Social Insurance and to express the hope that he will...

War Damaged Houses, South-East England (Repairs) (27 Oct 1944)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: We are grateful for this opportunity to debate this matter, and I would like to congratulate the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works on his statement. However, I would respectfully point out that it is only experts who can decide whether the labour available is sufficient to cope with the magnitude of the problem that is involved. Therefore, possibly, to the man and woman in the...

War Damaged Houses, South-East England (Repairs) (27 Oct 1944)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: I think I made it quite clear that a great many local authorities are doing their job well. I happen to be unfortunate.

International Labour Office (26 Jul 1944)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: I, too, would like to pay my tribute to the splendid survey and report given to the House by the Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour. Reference has been made to the fact that the I.L.O. is the only organisation that has been kept alive during the war years. It has used its opportunities wisely and well, and I am certain that greater opportunities will be open to it as the...

Juvenile Delinquents (Treatment) (5 Nov 1943)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: I would like to join the hon. Member for East Fulham (Mr. Astor) in his desire that probation officers and services should be investigated with a view to trying to get some people who have retired and who are experienced in this work back, as various other Government Departments have brought back retired officers into their service and found their work very valuable in this kind of war. I am...

Man-Power (23 Sep 1943)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: Man-power is vital to the war effort, and I have been amused and amazed at the agitation from certain quarters of this House in protest against the registration and possible direction of women between the ages of 45 and 50. One would imagine that the women in this country have never had to work. The women of the working class have always had to work. Since I came to this House I had heard no...

Man-Power (23 Sep 1943)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: I said quite distinctly that it was a meeting of the Standing Joint Committee of Working Women's Organisations, which has an affiliated membership of more than 2,000,000.

Man-Power (23 Sep 1943)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: It would be an unpatriotic action to bring 2,000,000 women to any meeting at this stage.

Man-Power (23 Sep 1943)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: There were representatives from affiliated organisations.

Man-Power (23 Sep 1943)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: If the hon. Member had a meeting of a few people upstairs, and passed a resolution, he would claim that the meeting represented certain sections in this House. Anyway, we did not have to go, in order to seek support, even to the prisons of this country in order to get signatures. I want proper consideration to be given to domestic responsibility. I want to safeguard the liberty of conscience...

Man-Power (23 Sep 1943)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: I have sent communications to the Ministry of Labour relating to people who have desired their names not to he disclosed. The letters have come to me in good faith, but I wanted to get the facts from the Ministry's point of view. It is only fair to give such letters to the Government Department concerned so that they can give an assurance as to the position, and particularly that the manpower...

Orders of the Day — Women in National Service (3 Aug 1943)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: We have heard a great deal to-day about woman's place in the war effort, and of that there can be no doubt. I think that the greatest tributes that have been paid and will ever be paid to British womanhood were paid by Mr. Menzies and by General Smuts. Women have shown that if they receive training they can adapt themselves in any sphere, and the right hon. Gentleman the Minister of Labour...

Orders of the Day — Educational Reconstruction (30 Jul 1943)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: The publication of the White Paper upon Educational Reconstruction has created a great deal of interest not only among Members of this House but among the general public. The vast majority of our people take a keen interest in these things. I happen to be a Member of the Standing Joint Committee of Working Women's Organisations, representing more than 2,000,000 working-class women from...

Civil Estimates, 1943: Marriage by Proxy (30 Jun 1943)

Mrs Jennie Adamson: I hope the House will be patient with me, because I must detain it to-day, but this is the first time since I have been a Member of Parliament that I have asked for and received the opportunity of raising a question on the Motion for the Adjourment. I feel very strongly about the subject I wish to raise, following a Question I first put to the Home Secretary last July, with regard to the...


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