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Orders of the Day — Disabled Persons (Employment) Bill (10 Dec 1943)

Mr John Clynes: I must at the outset associate myself with the congratulations that have been offered to my hon. Friend upon the manner and skill with which he submitted this Bill for a Second Reading. It was no small achievement to light up this gloomy subject with the lighter touches and the little glimpses of humour that he was able to throw into the illustrative parts of his speech. But congratulations...

Post-War Reconstruction (7 Dec 1943)

Mr John Clynes: I do not intend to follow the noble Lord very far on the line of the prior departments and reasons which have followed on his speech, but I beg leave to say that much of what the noble Lord has said will fail to win the approval of his Conservative elders and that probably they feel that he will have time to grow out of these revolutionary ideals. I may refresh the memory of the noble Lord...

Orders of the Day — Social Insurance and Allied Services (18 Feb 1943)

Mr John Clynes: Although I have been privileged to hold a seat in this House for a very long time, I have acquired no reputation for long speeches. I welcome the competition to address the House which has been displayed during the course of the Debate, and I welcome it so much that I shall stand for only a short time with what I have to say between hon. Members and their opportunity. The Report which we are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Police Forces (Amalgamation Proposals) (10 Dec 1942)

Mr John Clynes: Does my right hon. Friend's statement mean that until final decisions are reached there will be further consultations with interested parties?

Oral Answers to Questions — Cement Production (18 Nov 1942)

Mr John Clynes: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Planning whether, in accordance with the suggestion made in the Report of the Committee on Cement Production presented to Parliament in May, 1941, he has been able to bring under review the position of cement production in this country; whether he is satisfied as to the volume and efficiency of manufacture; whether any steps have...

Orders of the Day — Ministry of Food. (3 Mar 1942)

Mr John Clynes: My right hon. and gallant Friend the Parliamentary Secretary made a speech which, I am certain, every Member felt was adequate to the occasion. It conveyed a great deal of information on the work which the Food Ministry has been doing, and we are indebted to him for having enlightened us on many matters. Like all men who make the best speeches he will be criticised, but the Food Ministry will...

Orders of the Day — Supply. (30 Apr 1941)

Mr John Clynes: I was prevented from attending the Committee in time to listen to the speech of the Parliamentary Secretary. I have heard, however, from many sources such warm and appreciative compliments that I would like to join with others in congratulating him, adding my ardent wish for his continued and complete success in the arduous duties he has undertaken. Let me also say that I listened with the...

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates, 1940.: Ministry of Food. (18 Jul 1940)

Mr John Clynes: My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary began by appealing to the House for a little indulgence while he made his maiden speech, but the House will have noticed that throughout his speech he displayed none of those signs and emotions of timidity and embarrassment that are commonly associated with a maiden effort. I think I can sincerely, in the name of the House, congratulate him upon the...

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates, 1940.: Ministry of Food. (18 Jul 1940)

Mr John Clynes: After those supplies are consumed, I think it cannot be said that there will be any substantial saving in the matter of ships, although I am very glad to hear what the hon. Gentleman has said. I saw in the newspapers a day or two ago that, as a result of an arrangement with the Dutch East Indies, some 40,000,000 pounds of tea are in due course to come to this country. It may be said that they...

Orders of the Day — Treachery Bill. (22 May 1940)

Mr John Clynes: I have been asked to say a little in support of this Bill, and I have no doubt that my few words will receive the approval of a very large number of hon. Gentlemen behind me, although it may be that for reasons of principle some will take the view that this Bill ought not to be passed and ought not, indeed, to have been introduced. Those of us who listened to the speech of the right hon....

Orders of the Day — COTTON INDUSTRY BILL [Lords]. (1 Mar 1940)

Mr John Clynes: I rise to occupy only a few minutes of the time of the House in offering a welcome to this Bill, primarily for reasons of the shortness of the time available, and secondly because I know that quite a number of my hon. Friends behind me wish to say something. I count myself favoured in having the opportunity to offer the congratulations of the House to my right hon. Friend upon the character...

Orders of the Day — Cotton Industry (Reorganisation) Bill. (27 Mar 1939)

Mr John Clynes: The right hon. Gentleman the President of the Board of Trade has necessarily been rather long in explaining the Bill, and I would like to thank him for his great lucidity and helpfulness, in view of the complicated character of many of the Clauses of the Bill. In the time that I take up, I shall not need to emulate the right hon. Gentleman. I know that on both sides of the House there are...

Orders of the Day — Cotton Industry (Reorganisation) Bill. (27 Mar 1939)

Mr John Clynes: I am speaking of the industry as it has operated in former years. The rayon industry is a newcomer in comparison with the older sections, and to the extent that that industry is specially covered by features of this Bill, I gather that its interests will not suffer. The public mind has not grasped the problem of the cotton industry in its true dimensions. I wish that we could import into the...

Orders of the Day — Cotton Industry (Reorganisation) Bill. (27 Mar 1939)

Mr John Clynes: The result of the imposition of tariffs, trade restrictions, quotas and the like has been no doubt to confer benefits upon certain trades and certain employers who in comparison with the cotton trade could very well have got along without them, but all that that policy has meant to the cotton industry has been injury. As several speakers on behalf of the industry have recently declared the...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill. (1 Dec 1938)

Mr John Clynes: I rise to offer a few observations in support of the Second Reading of this Bill, subject to some reservations indicated in the statements made on these benches when the Bill was previously before us. The Bill is a bulky one, covering a very great variety of prison conditions, and is in large part a Bill suited more for minute examination in its Committee stage. The House has offered to its...

Orders of the Day — Holidays with Pay Bill. (14 Jul 1938)

Mr John Clynes: The right hon. Gentleman, in praising the work and testifying to the usefulness of his Department, has frequently given us displays of that cultivated modesty which has been so unstinted in his speech this afternoon. We delighted to hear those poetical citations, and the several classical and literary allusions were also welcome. Although not technically out of order, I regard them as being...

Orders of the Day — Holidays with Pay Bill. (14 Jul 1938)

Mr John Clynes: I know that the Miners' Federation are very concerned because if the Bill becomes law they have no assurance whatever that these negotiations will end in a satisfactory conclusion for the wage earners. I can say that with the deepest regret of the cotton industry. Repeated appeals have been made for a number of years by the cotton operatives to the employers without avail, and I am not so...

Storage of Food in Time of War. (9 Feb 1938)

Mr John Clynes: I hope we shall have an opportunity of hearing the views of hon. Members on the speech we have just heard. For my part, I listened to it with amazement, and I am utterly disappointed at the complete absence of any hint of a definite policy on the part of the Government on this urgent matter of food storage. I am all the more disappointed because it is clear that the right hon. Gentleman...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Cotton Industry. (15 Jun 1937)

Mr John Clynes: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that representatives acting for the cotton industry have repeatedly appealed to the Government in the last five or six years to take effective action, and does he not think that some earlier statements should be made to the House?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Cotton Industry. (15 Jun 1937)

Mr John Clynes: Was not that deputation one of a number which recently approached the Government, in addition to the memorial which was sent to the Board of Trade?


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