Results 1–20 of 1072 for speaker:Mr John Gretton

Election of Speaker (9 Mar 1943)

Mr John Gretton: My words will be few and short. I most strongly and heartily support everything which has been said by the proposer and seconder of the Motion as to the merits and fitness of Colonel the Right Hon. Douglas Clifton Brown to be Speaker of the House of Commons. He has impressed us all with his competence, his fairness, his complete mastery of all the forms and customs of this House and his sound...

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort.: Domestic Service. (21 Jul 1942)

Mr John Gretton: asked the Minister of Labour whether it is still the principle of the Ministry that women in domestic service essential to a household are not to be moved unless they can be replaced?

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort.: Domestic Service. (21 Jul 1942)

Mr John Gretton: Will the hon. Gentleman call the attention of Employment Exchanges to the fact that the intentions of the Government are not, in all cases, being observed?

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort.: Domestic Service. (21 Jul 1942)

Mr John Gretton: Will the attention of managers of Employment Exchanges he called to this question?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign Research and Press Service. (23 Jul 1941)

Mr John Gretton: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Foreign Research and Press Service, of Chatham House, is now established at Balliol College, Oxford; to what extent this service is subsidised from public funds; and for what purpose the subsidy is paid?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign Research and Press Service. (23 Jul 1941)

Mr John Gretton: Have the names of this Committee been published, and where can I find them?

Oral Answers to Questions — Rudolf Hess. (9 Jul 1941)

Mr John Gretton: Is it a fact, as alleged in the Question, that Chatham House is supported by Government subsidy?

Orders of the Day — Privilege. (25 Mar 1941)

Mr John Gretton: As Chairman of the Select Committee, I think the House will expect me to make a few observations. As a matter of fact, the Select Committee came to an end when its report was laid on the Table of the House. That report lay there for some days, and, on the Motion of the Prime Minister, was adopted, so that it became the decision of the House. The hon. Member for East Aberdeen (Mr. Boothby) in...

Orders of the Day — House of Commons Disqualification (Temporary Provisions) Bill. (27 Feb 1941)

Mr John Gretton: I beg to second the Amendment. My hon. Friend has made a long explanation of the reasons for this Amendment, and I do not propose to detain the House for more than a few minutes. This Bill is not, in my opinion, in spite of the advocacy of my hon. and right hon. Friends, a Measure of first-rate importance. In fact, we were getting along quite well without it and no difficulty arose until a...

Orders of the Day — Privilege. (11 Feb 1941)

Mr John Gretton: It is within the recollection of the House that I moved the Motion for the Adjournment of the Debate last week, in expectation of a letter being received from the solicitors, Messrs. Joynson-Hicks & Company. That letter, Sir, you have just read to the House, as well as the letter from the editor of the "Times" newspaper. I suggest that no Member of this House wants to pursue these matters of...

Ballot for Notices of Motions.: Privilege. (5 Feb 1941)

Mr John Gretton: Yesterday I called the attention of the House to a question of Privilege arising from a letter published in the "Times" of 31st January, sent by a firm of solicitors on behalf of their client, Mr. Weininger, who was one of the witnesses appearing before the Select Committee on the Conduct of a Member. I feel a difficulty in carrying the matter further, as I am a Member of the Committee of...

Ballot for Notices of Motions.: Privilege. (5 Feb 1941)

Mr John Gretton: I beg to move, "That the Debate be now adjourned." It has come to my knowledge through a most reliable channel that a letter offering an apology to this House for the matters complained of is in preparation by those concerned. It has not been possible to produce the letter at this day's Sitting, and I therefore venture to suggest to the House that we might adjourn this discussion until a...

Conduct of a Member (Question of Privilege). (4 Feb 1941)

Mr John Gretton: I have a Question of Privilege to bring to the attention of the House. It arises out of a letter published in the "Times" newspaper on 31st January, signed by Joynson Hicks and Company, a firm of solicitors, on behalf of their client Mr. Weininger, one of the witnesses who gave evidence before the Select Committee on the Conduct of a Member. In view of the very short notice and other Business...

Conduct of a Member (Question of Privilege). (4 Feb 1941)

Mr John Gretton: I will act accordingly.

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL.: Clause 20. — (Orders as to Purchase Tax.) (15 Aug 1940)

Mr John Gretton: The Amendment is on a matter which was brought to the notice of the Chancellor of the Exchequer by hon. Members during the Committee stage, and it meets the points which were raised. It is not quite all that we wanted, but one does not get all that one asks for. In principle it meets our views, and I thank the Chancellor of the Exchequer for the action which he has taken.

Orders of the Day — Clause 1. — (Power to provide for trial of offences by special courts in certain areas.) (1 Aug 1940)

Mr John Gretton: I wish to say a few sentences as one who took some interest in this Bill when it was passing through the Committee stage. I think the Amendment which has been made in another place and the undertaking which has been given so frankly and fully by the Home Secretary to the House this afternoon will meet the case, and in my opinion, for what it is worth, this Amendment should be accepted. I have...

Orders of the Day — AGRICULTURE (MISCELLANEOUS WAR PROVISIONS) (No. 2) BILL. (1 Aug 1940)

Mr John Gretton: Does the Clause cover the case where a bad tenant has let his land run down by neglecting the work, and the landlord is not in a position to get rid of that bad tenant? The land has suffered owing to bad cultivation.

Orders of the Day — Clause 1. — (Power to provide for trial of offences by special courts in certain areas.) (24 Jul 1940)

Mr John Gretton: This discussion has wandered very largely over legal arguments, which are always a mystery to the layman. Apparently there is always a division of opinion on legal matters and it is difficult to get unanimous agreement about them. It seems to me that these arguments are on a side line and have nothing to do with the main point. We are trying, in different ways, to secure that the severe...

Orders of the Day — Clause 1. — (Power to provide for trial of offences by special courts in certain areas.) (24 Jul 1940)

Mr John Gretton: The words can be left in if you add "notwithstanding anything heretofore." A review would be set up to deal with specified cases, and I do not think that the Committee need contest the point of this Amendment provided the undertaking is carried out.

Orders of the Day — Clause 1. — (Power to provide for trial of offences by special courts in certain areas.) (24 Jul 1940)

Mr John Gretton: I beg to move, in page 2, line 25, at the end, to add: (3) Courts under this Act not being courts-martial shall consist of not less than a president and two other persons learned in the law and legal procedure. I am moving only the first part of the Amendment which stands in my name, and not the second part. The Committee will see that the first part deals with the constitution of these new...


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