Results 1–20 of 111 for speaker:Captain Sir George Elliston

Orders of the Day — Clause 3. — (Initial report of Commissions as to redistribution.) (12 Oct 1944)

Captain Sir George Elliston: It is unfortunate that the hon. Baronet, the Senior Member for the City (Sir G. Broadbridge) is unable to be here this afternoon, because I am certain he would have been amused to hear the disparaging remarks and the gibes about the City that have come so characteristically from the hon. and learned Member for North Hammersmith (Mr. Pritt). I feel, however, in spite of the satisfactory...

Orders of the Day — Clause 3. — (Initial report of Commissions as to redistribution.) (12 Oct 1944)

Captain Sir George Elliston: I am not interested in those figures. Even in the legal profession you have, from time to time, most distressing cases of fraudulent misconduct. I am not asking the hon. and learned Member for North Hammersmith to give me a list of the legal practitioners who have gone wrong.

Orders of the Day — Clause 3. — (Initial report of Commissions as to redistribution.) (12 Oct 1944)

Captain Sir George Elliston: My concern is that in the interest of this country this House should recognise the great position occupied by the City as the headquarters of the vast financial and commercial interests of the whole British Empire. It is wrong to disparage the services of the City in the interest of our nation and of the Empire. What satisfaction any Member can find in coming here to cheapen the City and to...

Orders of the Day — Clause 3. — (Initial report of Commissions as to redistribution.) (12 Oct 1944)

Captain Sir George Elliston: I am very sorry, Mr. Williams, for going astray, but I will put my point this way. Is not the City of London justified, in view of the enormous interests concerned, in asking for the special consideration implied by two representatives in this House? Business is just as deserving of a hearing as research, and we have never been ashamed of being described as a "nation of shopkeepers." If our...

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health: Milk (Infection) (27 Jul 1944)

Captain Sir George Elliston: asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider extending the powers of local authorities over milk found to be infected with certain specified diseases by making such powers applicable to all diseases communicable to man by milk.

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health: Milk (Infection) (27 Jul 1944)

Captain Sir George Elliston: In view of the misleading impression among a large section of the public about the provisions of the Food and Drugs (Milk and Dairies) Bill, will my right hon. and learned Friend issue a public warning that clean milk is not necessarily safe milk?

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health: Tuberculosis (Infected Milk) (13 Jul 1944)

Captain Sir George Elliston: asked the Minister of Health what happens to milk intended for human consumption which has been found to contain living tubercle bacilli during such time, perhaps several months, before a veterinary officer succeeds in finding the cow or cows responsible.

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health: Tuberculosis (Infected Milk) (13 Jul 1944)

Captain Sir George Elliston: May I ask the Minister whether his Department has recommended local authorities to take frequent samples, and whether that serves any useful purpose at all, if the local authority has no power to stop the sale of milk when tubercle is found?

Orders of the Day — Food and Drugs (Milk and Dairies) Bill (19 May 1944)

Captain Sir George Elliston: There is no Member of this House who is more jealous than I am of the rights, privileges and responsibilities of local authorities, but I believe that this Bill raises much greater issues. I propose to take rather a different line from that which has been taken by previous speakers. It is one's experience that the problem of our milk supplies is approached in this country from two points of...

Orders of the Day — Food and Drugs (Milk and Dairies) Bill (19 May 1944)

Captain Sir George Elliston: Anyway the brewers make no attempt to justify the poisoning. But we go on year after year with our death roil from milk-borne infections, and to-day we are discussing a Bill which makes no reference whatever to the safeguards that we could adopt. The public is entitled to protection. During these war years there has been the greatest possible risk of the pollution of water supplies, and we...

Water Supply (3 May 1944)

Captain Sir George Elliston: Like a previous speaker, I have been surprised that so many Members have found it necessary to be cautious in their reception of this White Paper. I was specially surprised that my hon. Friend the Member for Elland (Mr. Levy) expressed himself in such pessimistic terms. I thought that this would have been his great day, and that he would have come here and have claimed that this White Paper...

Orders of the Day — Trend of Population (16 Jul 1943)

Captain Sir George Elliston: I feel sure that this Debate will be most encouraging for those who have felt for a long while past that the time has come when the House should express serious alarm at the decline of our population as a menace to our race and Empire. Many of us are equally anxious, in the words of the Motion which was tabled some time ago: to urge the Government to take all possible measures, whether...

Emergency Powers (Defence): Venereal Disease (Compulsory Treatment) (15 Dec 1942)

Captain Sir George Elliston: The appeal which we have just heard for support for Regulation 33B will, I think, have impressed many hon. Members who came to the House to-day without having finally decided what line they ought to take on this subject. The Noble Lady the Member for the Sutton Division of Plymouth (Viscountess Astor) asked what is the reason for this panicky legislation, and why we are rushed into taking...

Emergency Powers (Defence): Venereal Disease (Compulsory Treatment) (15 Dec 1942)

Captain Sir George Elliston: The fact remains that the informers are persons who are themselves voluntarily undergoing treatment. The hon. Member for West Fulham (Dr. Summerskill) said that Regulation 33B would be no good, but she would cheerfully support total notification. She appears to think that this partial system of notification may afford opportunities for blackmail, and also for discrimination against women. I...

Emergency Powers (Defence): Venereal Disease (Compulsory Treatment) (15 Dec 1942)

Captain Sir George Elliston: I do not wish to pursue the matter of wrongful notification as I have reason to know that others are going to deal with it. As several speakers have already said, a great deal can be done by moral teaching, but the position is so urgent and immediate that we dare not wait till we have a complete scheme for the education and protection of the people. One thing has disappointed me very much....

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health: Tuberculosis (Diagnosis and Treatment) (8 Oct 1942)

Captain Sir George Elliston: May I congratulate the right hon. Gentleman the Minister of Health upon his announcement and upon the establishment of the necessary radiologist service, which will prove of great advantage, and ask him whether these mass radiography sets will be available for selected counties and county boroughs where the medical officer of health has submitted an approved scheme?

Old Age and Widows' Pensions and Unemployment Assistance. (29 Jul 1942)

Captain Sir George Elliston: In spite of the distrust and disappointment expressed by several hon. Members, I believe that the great majority of the House considers that we have reason to be grateful to the Government for the supplementary pension and allowances they are providing, considering the circumstances of the time. We have been reminded in the course of the Debate that, at a moment when we are at one of the...

Old Age and Widows' Pensions and Unemployment Assistance. (29 Jul 1942)

Captain Sir George Elliston: No doubt it is quite right that we should do so, but I do not think we should reject what is, after all, no more than an interim provision to meet the immediate needs of the old people, which all of us desire to alleviate. The time will come when the greater questions that will follow from the report of Sir William Beveridge will be considered by the House. As was said by the hon. Member for...

Old Age and Widows' Pensions and Unemployment Assistance. (29 Jul 1942)

Captain Sir George Elliston: Those who read the American newspapers must have been very much impressed by the way in which, during this war, our best friends in the United States are careful to say that, of course, they cannot condone the social injustices that exist in this country. Nevertheless, in the matter of pensions there is no country in the world that has approached what we have managed to do.

Old Age and Widows' Pensions and Unemployment Assistance. (29 Jul 1942)

Captain Sir George Elliston: It is somewhat disappointing that so far we have heard nothing of the Amendments which have been placed on the Order Paper. There are persons who assure the people that money is no object and that it is a simple matter for the Government by a stroke of the pen to give everything that is asked of them. The proposal for a flat rate of 30s. a week would mean the immediate expenditure of...


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