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Orders of the Day — MR. Speaker's Retirement. (19 Jun 1928)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: I think it would be a little short of impertinence on my part if I stood up with any idea that anything could be added by me to the very remarkable series of speeches to which we have just listened, but, as one who has had continuous service as the oldest Member of the House, as the one who had the honour of first presenting your name to the House as Speaker, and as one who in forty-seven...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.: Housing Bill. (11 Apr 1928)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: I wish to ask the Prime Minister whether it has not been the unbroken tradition of Parliamentary life for at least 30 or 40 years that no Minister has ever anticipated the presentation of a proposal by the Government to the House of Commons, which should be the first body to hear it, and whether it is not the case that in the lives and careers of Mr. Gladstone and other great Prime Ministers...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.: Housing Bill. (11 Apr 1928)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: Is my right hon. Friend serious in stating that the precedent is a bad one which safeguards the fundamental right of the representatives of the people to have brought before them, before anyone else, any Measure that the Government intend to introduce, and is there any precedent in Parliamentary history of such a transaction as that which is contemplated by the Minister of Health to-morrow?

Oral Answers to Questions — Cinema Film ("the Unknown Soldier"). (10 Nov 1926)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: May I ask my hon. and gallant Friend whether the statement on which feeling has been excited against this film is that it represents the burial of a soldier in Westminster Abbey with the Stars and Stripes over the coffin, and whether that statement is not entirely false; whether it is not a fact that the only service to a soldier which is there commemorated took place over an American soldier...

Orders of the Day — Privilege (Complaint of Member's Speech). (26 Oct 1926)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: Perhaps the House will not think it improper on my part, as perhaps the Member with the longest experience of this Chamber, if I say something with regard to the controversy in which we are now engaged. I have known this House, not only the 36 years for which I have been a Member of it but for six years previously, when, from the Press Gallery above stairs and in my professional capacity, I...

Orders of the Day — Privilege (Complaint of Member's Speech). (26 Oct 1926)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: This is a House of good manners, and we ought to live up to its traditions. For these reasons, I shall have no hesitation in voting in favour of the Motion against the extremely unwise action of the hon. Gentleman, and, above all, I repudiate his proposal that we should establish a tribunal, not to wash our dirty linen, but to dirty our clean linen. These views I have felt bound to express in...

Orders of the Day — Voluntary Schools. ( 2 Aug 1926)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: My task at. This late hour of the evening and at the end of an exhaustive Session will not occupy more than a very short. time. The question I have to raise is a very old one—namely, the comparative position of the voluntary and provided schools. It is a question I have raised before, and on one occasion a Resolution I moved on this question was carried unanimously by the House of Commons....

Orders of the Day — Voluntary Schools. ( 2 Aug 1926)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: I must make a comment, not a hitter comment, on that interruption. Whenever I attempt in this House to obtain justice for the schools belonging to my countrymen, the hon. and learned Member has always been ready to embarrass me and trip me up instead of trying to help me. in a case which should be his as well as mine. Everyone knows how these schools were first built. My countrymen came to...

Orders of the Day — Voluntary Schools. ( 2 Aug 1926)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: I accept your paternal warning. I will only make an allusion to recent developments in the speeches of the Noble Lord. I will not suggest that this thing can he settled by general legislation. It would be absurd to ask any Government, whatever its composition or its majority, to enter on the morass of a reconstruction of the whole education. of children. All I would urge on the Noble Lord is...

Orders of the Day — Voluntary Schools. ( 2 Aug 1926)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: And many of the Anglicans.

Orders of the Day — Voluntary Schools. ( 2 Aug 1926)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: I wish to thank the Noble Lord for his statement.

Orders of the Day — Industrial Crisis.: Home Secretary's Statement. ( 5 May 1926)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: I rise to take part in this discussion with a certain amount of trepidation. The issues involved are so tremendous that everybody should be extremely careful about every word that is uttered. The only claim I have to speak is that I can speak free from any party allegiance or party passion, because I belong to no party in this House. Perhaps because of that, and perhaps because I have had a...

Orders of the Day — Iraq. (21 Dec 1925)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: I wish to say only a very few words, but I weigh those words as carefully as I can. The Prime Minister has made an announcement this evening of importance, namely, that he has invited the Turkish Ambassador to meet him to-morrow. It certainly would be far from my intention to say anything to embarrass him and the Turkish Ambassador in this meeting, which may be full of omen. I congratulate my...

Oral Answers to Questions — Iraq and Mosul, New Treaty.: Prime Minister's Statement. (17 Dec 1925)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: May I ask the Prime Minister whether the supplementary Report by the two Commissioner: under General Laidoner will also be included in the White Paper? The first Report of the Esthonian Commissioner has been published in a White Paper but . there has been a supplementary report by two of his assistants with regard to recent butcheries. Will they also be in the White Paper?

Oral Answers to Questions — Air Service, Egypt and India.: Mosul (Massacred Christians). (16 Dec 1925)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: (by Private Notice) asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if the Colonial Office have yet received the supplementary report drawn up by General Laidoner's Spanish colleague, Colonel Ortega, with regard to the Turkish atrocities in the Mosul area, and if he could give a summary of the contents to the House; also whether the Council of the League of Nations have yet come to a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Air Service, Egypt and India.: Mosul (Massacred Christians). (16 Dec 1925)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: May I ask, not in any reproach, how it is that the newspapers are able to give in full detail this report and other reports before they are in the possession of the Colonial Office in London? I hope it is not an admission that the service of the Press is more efficient and prompt than the service of a public Department.

Oral Answers to Questions — Iraq.: Massacre of Christians. (14 Dec 1925)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: (by Private Notice) asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if the report of General Laidoner with reference to the massacre and deportation of Nestorian Christians in and around Mosul will be published as a White Paper before the Debate on Iraq this week; and if there can be embodied in the same White Paper the Official Reports from our own representatives, and also a full Report...

Oral Answers to Questions — Iraq.: Massacre of Christians. (14 Dec 1925)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: As the information contained in this report is of vital importance, especially in view of the fact that the latest massacres and deportations took place in September of this year, just at the very moment when Mosul was under discussion, and that these massacres and deportations were strenuously denied by the Turks, may I put it to the hon. Gentleman that by telegram or otherwise we should be...

Oral Answers to Questions — India.: Iraq (Christian Refugees) ( 7 Dec 1925)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: 5. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has received information showing that several thousand Christian refugees, after undergoing severe hardship and suffering, have recently succeeded in crossing the frontier into Iraq, where they are now in a state of complete destitution, and that according to their sworn statements their flight has been caused by the wholesale...

Oral Answers to Questions — India.: Iraq (Christian Refugees) ( 7 Dec 1925)

Mr T.P. O'Connor: May I ask the hon. Gentleman whether it is still part of the policy of the Government not to allow these people to be restored to those conditions which have been so terrible for their families and themselves; and, also, whether he can tell me the date on which the report of the Commissioner will be published?


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