Results 4841–4852 of 4852 for speaker:Mr Tom Driberg

India (Situation) (11 Sep 1942)

Mr Tom Driberg: I have listened to every speech made to-day in this Debate, and I listened with particular interest to the right hon. Gentleman's speech, which did not seem to me at all tedious but rather exceedingly able and indeed persuasive on many points. With particular reference to Mr. Gandhi, I find it difficult to disagree with some of what he said. I regard Mr. Gandhi as a wrong-headed saint who has...

Oral Answers to Questions — Fuel and Power: Economy Schemes (8 Sep 1942)

Mr Tom Driberg: asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware that the climate of certain districts near the East Coast is considerably more rigorous than that of other districts which receive the same or a greater allowance of fuel under the recently announced scheme; and whether he will revise his strictly horizontal classification of counties?

Oral Answers to Questions — Fuel and Power: Economy Schemes (8 Sep 1942)

Mr Tom Driberg: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that charts in the Oxford Advanced Atlas indicate that the county of Essex in particular is in an exceptionally unfavourable position under his scheme as regards dampness as well as coldness; and will he bear in mind that assuming this voluntary scheme has any meaning at all—

Oral Answers to Questions — Voting Facilities.: War Workers. (6 Aug 1942)

Mr Tom Driberg: asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that many workers in war factories have difficulty, by reason of their long hours of work, in recording their votes in parliamentary elections; and whether he will consider the installation of polling-booths near the main gates of such factories?

Oral Answers to Questions — Voting Facilities.: War Workers. (6 Aug 1942)

Mr Tom Driberg: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in one recent case some dozen war workers were prevented from recording their votes, although they had been waiting actually in the polling station for about 20 minutes before the poll closed, and is it not possible to avoid this kind of disfranchisement by a better disposition of polling stations in accordance with the working places of the population?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Soldier's Discharge. (4 Aug 1942)

Mr Tom Driberg: asked the Secretary of State for War the reasons for the discharge from the Army of 11411528 Lance-Bombardier W. Cunningham, Royal Artillery, under paragraph 390 (XVIII) (a). King's Regulations, 1940?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Soldier's Discharge. (4 Aug 1942)

Mr Tom Driberg: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this man was an outstanding fighter for democracy in the Spanish war and that his character and ability have recently earned him promotion in the British Army, and is this not a clear case of political victimisation?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance.: Evacuated Premises (Compensation). (4 Aug 1942)

Mr Tom Driberg: Is it not the case that compensation for goodwill to these small people would amount to only about one per cent. of the total cost of this evacuation?

Oral Answers to Questions — India.: Political Situation. (30 Jul 1942)

Mr Tom Driberg: With a view to ending the deadlock in India, would it not be possible to invite the United Nations to arbitrate?

Agriculture and Food. (28 Jul 1942)

Mr Tom Driberg: I shall be very brief in making two points only of, I hope, constructive criticism. The first concerns the Ministry of Food and the second the Ministry of Agriculture. I want to enter a very strong protest against the methods adopted by some of the officials of the Ministry of Food in framing charges against people who are later found to have been innocent. At a recent Quarter Sessions a...

Orders of the Day — Propaganda. (7 Jul 1942)

Mr Tom Driberg: I must ask the Committee most respectfully for the indulgence which I gather is usually extended to these first efforts. I must first say that I cannot altogether agree with one thing which the hon. Member for West Leicester (Mr. H. Nicolson) said in his eloquent speech. Indeed, I think that the latter part of what he said to some extent offset what he said at the beginning. I do not believe...

Orders of the Day — Propaganda. (7 Jul 1942)

Mr Tom Driberg: I bow to your Ruling. I have said that the Ministty of Information is not strong enough to overrule either the Service Departments or the Ministry of Home Security; nor is It strong enough to contend against certain powerful influences in the Foreign Office. I believe it was largely the Foreign Office that was responsible for the belatedness and, to a great extent, the ineffectiveness of our...


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