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Orders of the Day — Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Bill.: Clause 1. — (Extension of right to widows' pensions.) (11 Nov 1929)

Mr John Grace: There is nothing more certain than that if you distribute large sums of money to people who are within the Income Tax limit and do not require it, you are depriving other people who really do need it. The greatest care should therefore be exercised by any Minister introducing a Bill like this, which is not on a contributory principle, before he asks the Committee to distribute this money and...

Orders of the Day — Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Bill.: Clause 1. — (Extension of right to widows' pensions.) (11 Nov 1929)

Mr John Grace: The last Division took about 14 minutes to get through. Would it be possible to ginger up the Members of the Government, so that the Divisions could be got through quicker?

Capital Punishment. (30 Oct 1929)

Mr John Grace: I have long felt that the practice of capital punishment was brutal and uncivilised, and I am very glad indeed to be able to take part in this Debate in support of the Motion which has been submitted. I do so from a somewhat different point of view from that of the hon. Member for West Wolverhampton (Mr. W. J. Brown). I base my case in support of the Motion chiefly on the terrible danger of...

Capital Punishment. (30 Oct 1929)

Mr John Grace: I have not the actual figures of capital cases, but those which I have quoted go to show that judges—and I think our judges are the best and the fairest in the world—and juries are not infallible, and that there is a possibility of error, and, as the hon. Member who submitted this Motion has said, when capital punishment is inflicted we take a step which cannot possibly be undone. Knowing...

Orders of the Day — Development (Loan Guarantees and Grants) [Money]. (16 Jul 1929)

Mr John Grace: I want to congratulate the hon. Member who has just spoken on a very clear and able speech. I agree with him in some measure on the point that he has made, namely, as to the danger of transferring large sums of money from the normal channels of trade and putting that money into the type of relief work that the Lord Privy Seal has in mind. The danger of that is particularly emphasised when we...

Orders of the Day — LONDON, MIDLAND, AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY (ROAD TRANSPORT) BILL (By Order): New Clause. — (Review of exceptional rates by Railway Hates Tribunal.) (12 Jul 1928)

Mr John Grace: On a point of Order. If the previous Clause is not accepted by you, Mr. Speaker, it withdraws from private omnibus companies the right of putting in their claims under Clause 4 and claiming their right to the protection as given by this new Clause.

Oral Answers to Questions — India.: Delamere Forest (Oak Trees). (20 Dec 1927)

Mr John Grace: 57. asked the hon. Member for Monmouth, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, if, in view of the public feeling that has been aroused in Cheshire, he will reconsider the preservation of the ancient oak trees in Delamere Forest which are now being cut down?

Orders of the Day — Agriculture. (20 Dec 1927)

Mr John Grace: You are a landlord yourself.

Orders of the Day — Unemployment. (19 Dec 1927)

Mr John Grace: Not in America.

Class Viii.: Ministry of Pensions. (13 Jul 1927)

Mr John Grace: The right hon. Member for West Bromwich (Mr. F. Roberts), who spoke from the Front Opposition Bench, said he desired to approach the question of pensions from a non-party point of view. I certainly think he did so, and I am quite sure that it is the desire of every Member of this House to avoid making party capital out of the sufferings of ex-service men, but I do not feel quite so confident...

Class Viii.: Ministry of Pensions. (13 Jul 1927)

Mr John Grace: I am quite sure that anybody reading that would assume that this man was suffering from some real grievance. I believe that last year no fewer than 10,000 artificial limbs were supplied to ex-service men, and that the great bulk of these were renewals of limbs previously supplied. I would like to ask the Minister if he has any record of this case, whether he knows the name of the man referred...

Boards of Guardians (Default) Act. (29 Mar 1927)

Mr John Grace: I beg to second the Amendment. I think it will be agreed that local government becomes impossible unless those who govern and those who are governed are prepared to act honestly. The whole history of the Chester-le-Street Board of Guardians, right up to August of last year, when they were removed by the Minister of Health and were prevented from doing any further injury to their district,...

Boards of Guardians (Default) Act. (29 Mar 1927)

Mr John Grace: We are charged by the Resolution which is now before us with acting in a partisan and bureaucratic manner. All I can say is that when the people come to judge between the conduct of the Socialist members of the Chester-le-Street Guardians and the conduct of the Government in removing those people under the powers which Parliament gave to the Minister of Health last year, I think there is very...

Boards of Guardians (Default) Act. (29 Mar 1927)

Mr John Grace: It is about two-thirds of the way down on page 10 of the Report. What did the "Daily Herald" say about that. This is the defence set out in the "Daily Herald" by their advisers: Miners in arrears would not, of course, receive benefits from the fund, and the board did not consider it proper to pay the full scale to people who, through their own neglect, were unable to claim from their trade...

Boards of Guardians (Default) Act. (29 Mar 1927)

Mr John Grace: The White Paper showed that the average weekly money payments started at over £1,000 a week, and came down to about £800 a week. What does the "Daily Herald" report say about this? It says: What an amusing experience eminent K.C. 's must have had, considering the case of recipients of Poor Law relief giving their mites to representatives of the board who were also out of work. That, I...

Orders of the Day — Small Holdings and Allotments Bill.: Clause 1. — (Duties and power of providing smallholdings.) (30 Nov 1926)

Mr John Grace: It is very difficult to follow the objections of some hon. Members opposite to peasant ownership. There was the hon. Member for Merthyr Tydvil (Mr. Wallhead). Is he aware that in Russia the whole of the agricultural system is based upon peasant ownership? [HON. MEMBERS: "No."] It is. It is the peasant of Russia who is saving Russia from complete ruin to-day. If Russia ever comes back to a...

Oral Answers to Questions — David Backer (Deportation Order). (29 Jul 1926)

Mr John Grace: Are not all Russian Communists incorrigible rogues?

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants.: Bromborough Dock (Accident). (4 Mar 1926)

Mr John Grace: 13. asked the Home Secretary if he has received any representations with regard to the question asked by the hon. Member for Shipley about a fatal accident which occurred at Messrs. Levers' new dock at Bromborough, and to the reply given by the then Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department on the 26th November, 1925; and whether he can give any further information on the subject?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Motor Accidents (Third-Party Risk). (3 Mar 1926)

Mr John Grace: 78. asked the Minister of Transport whether he is prepared to introduce legislation to compel motorists to insure against third-party risk?


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