Results 1–20 of 141 for speaker:Sir Henry Fildes

Orders of the Day — Clause 1. — (Cesser of exemption, in case of pedal cycles, from obligation to carry rear lamps.) (22 Feb 1945)

Sir Henry Fildes: I intend to speak, and if other Members have dinner appointments it does not matter. we have 10,000,000 cyclists in this country. We have no evidence that batteries and lamps will be available for them. If you read your insurance policy you will find that the fact that you have not got a light, for any reason, will go very strongly against any claim that you have. We are all anxious to lessen...

Orders of the Day — Clause 1. — (Cesser of exemption, in case of pedal cycles, from obligation to carry rear lamps.) (22 Feb 1945)

Sir Henry Fildes: It is very important that we should know. We are told that there are twice as many accidents, but if there are twice as many bicycles on the road that is natural. I think the Committee would do well to delay this Clause. We require more information. I have listened to the Debate, and I have felt that we do not know enough to take the responsibility either of voting against the Clause or for...

Housing (Scotland) (21 Dec 1944)

Sir Henry Fildes: Everybody who has anything to do with Scot- land and any knowledge of housing conditions, knows that there is a terrible shortage of houses. I am intervening in the Debate for one main reason. Our hope is the Secretary of State for Scotland. He has formed Committees and has all the information, and I have been disappointed beyond measure to find that it is not his intention to contest the...

Clause 2. — (Power for the Treasury to borrow.) (25 Oct 1944)

Sir Henry Fildes: Could we have some explanation as to what this is all about?

Clause 2. — (Power for the Treasury to borrow.) (25 Oct 1944)

Sir Henry Fildes: I would like to know how much money we are giving sanction to borrow by means of this very casual business.

Clause 2. — (Power for the Treasury to borrow.) (25 Oct 1944)

Sir Henry Fildes: I desire to thank my right hon. Friend—

Clause 2. — (Power for the Treasury to borrow.) (25 Oct 1944)

Sir Henry Fildes: That is what I was endeavouring to do, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, before I was interrupted but the Financial Secretary sat down too quickly.

Orders of the Day — Supply [12TH Allotted Day]: Housing and Health Services, Scotland (20 Jun 1944)

Sir Henry Fildes: It is clear that we are largely pushing at an open door, as it is recognised on all hands that the housing conditions in Scotland are a tragedy and a national rebuke.

Orders of the Day — Supply [12TH Allotted Day]: Housing and Health Services, Scotland (20 Jun 1944)

Sir Henry Fildes: I had the honour and privilege of voting in the same Lobby as the hon. Member when this question was raised some time ago, but I think that it is conceded that the situation must be recognised and that the difficulties have to be removed. There are one or two points I would like to make on this question. I hope that the Secretary of State, or the Under-Secretary, will explain how it is that...

Orders of the Day — Supply [12TH Allotted Day]: Housing and Health Services, Scotland (20 Jun 1944)

Sir Henry Fildes: I thank you, Mr. Williams.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: New Clause. — (Relief for lower grades of unearned incomes.) (15 Jun 1944)

Sir Henry Fildes: I would make a plea to the right hon. Gentleman to open his mind. I am not concerned with earned or unearned income. I am concerned with pensioners, and people with small fixed incomes. He has been asked to exercise his generosity and his ingenuity to give relief in these very hard cases, to the extent of less than L5 per head. This is the fifth year of war, and we have all suffered, but the...

Nurses (Scotland) Bill: Order for Second Reading read. (27 May 1943)

Sir Henry Fildes: I rise first to thank the Secretary of State for the concession he has made in regard to Clause 14 in saying that before we reach the Committee stage he will look into the matter very carefully and see if the way is clear to meet some of the representations which have been made to him. This Bill must indeed be welcome to Scotland by bringing about better regulations for the nursing profession...

Orders of the Day — Point of Ayr Collieries (Control) (13 May 1943)

Sir Henry Fildes: I am one of those who cannot support my right hon. and gallant Friend. In this colliery the output is greater than any other colliery in the area, and the wages are higher. There is no justification for the right hon. and gallant Gentleman imposing control under conditions like that. It is a matter of deep regret that his Department is associated with what I regard as an act of tyranny....

Orders of the Day — Housing (Agricultural Population) (Scotland) Bill (24 Mar 1943)

Sir Henry Fildes: I should like to associate myself with the remarks that have been made about the inadequacy of this Measure. What we want is houses, but it is evident that Scotland has arrived at the most deplorable condition to be found in any part of Britain. We recognise the efforts of the Secretary of State for Scotland and his very admirable Joint Under-Secretaries, but the result has been totally...

Orders of the Day — Housing (Agricultural Population) (Scotland) Bill (24 Mar 1943)

Sir Henry Fildes: If it is not a Bill under which the general housing conditions of Scotland can be discussed, all I can say is that it is a very great pity that the Bill has not been produced in a form that would allow us to bring before this House the dreadful housing conditions under which our Scottish citizens are living.

Orders of the Day — Hydro-Electric Development (Scotland) Bill (24 Feb 1943)

Sir Henry Fildes: I beg to second the Amendment. I remember that on previous occasions when this subject was debated we had not the kindly and reasonable atmosphere that has prevailed to-day. I am happy to think that many of us have seen the error of our ways and that we all recognise that something must be done for the Highlands of Scotland without any delay. As my hon. Friend's Amendment indicates, he does...

Orders of the Day — Hydro-Electric Development (Scotland) Bill (24 Feb 1943)

Sir Henry Fildes: If the hon. Member will allow me to say so, Dumfriesshire was the first county in Great Britain to supply the rural areas with electricity on the present system.

Orders of the Day — Hydro-Electric Development (Scotland) Bill (24 Feb 1943)

Sir Henry Fildes: When one of those 70 schemes comes along, I hope that what Dumfriesshire has accomplished will be recognised and that they will be allowed to continue the excellent work that they have done up to date. The late Spencer Leigh Hughes, when referring to a certain by-election, said: "This has been a stout and bitter contest." We have had acrimonious and bitter disputes in the past but at the...

Armed Forces (Pensions and Grants) (20 Oct 1942)

Sir Henry Fildes: I do not propose to intervene at any length. I welcome the protests that have come from all parts of the Committee with regard to this Royal Warrant, but whoever else may be to blame for its shortcomings, the Minister of Pensions is not to be blamed on this occasion. In the very early days of the war the Royal Warrant was carefully investigated by a committee over which the Minister of...


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