Results 161–180 of 1619 for speaker:Mr Edgar Granville

Oral Answers to Questions — Electricity Supplies: Christmas Trees (Illumination) (9 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if it is the intention of his Department to sanction the use of electric current for illuminated Christmas trees in communal public centres during the Christmas period.

Oral Answers to Questions — Electricity Supplies: Christmas Trees (Illumination) (9 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: Does that answer mean that it is permissible for villages, churches and schools to use current for external illumination during the Christmas period?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Health Service: Institution, Bulcamp (9 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: In view of the repeated representations which I have made to the right hon. Gentleman on this Dickensian institution, about which he has already made inquiries, will he use his power as Minister to take effective action to provide alternative accommodation to enable the staff, upon whom no blame whatever falls, either the voluntary or professional staff, to carry out their duties satisfactorily?

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Film Production (Special Loans) Bill (8 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: On the Second Reading of this Bill the President of the Board of Trade stated that it was not the Government's intention to subsidise this industry, and we have to accept that fact. Therefore, while we all sympathise with those films which may not be regarded from the box office point of view as being commercial successes, nevertheless this Amendment cannot be made. I do not know if the hon....

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Film Production (Special Loans) Bill (8 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: The whole object of the Bill is to try to encourage the independent producers. An Amendment, which we will later consider, in the name of my hon. Friend the Member for Eton and Slough (Mr. Levy), safeguards the position of the independent producer. When we come to distribution, in the long run the independent producer, if he is not to be completely State subsidised, will have to depend upon...

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Film Production (Special Loans) Bill (8 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: Do I understand that you have ruled out of Order the Amendment in the name of the hon. Member for Eton and Slough (Mr. Levy)?

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Film Production (Special Loans) Bill (8 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: Does it mean that a new distributing or renting company can qualify under this Clause for the provisions of the Bill if it is set up after the passing of this Measure? I will not refer to the Amendment which was rule out of Order, but it is important to know that a new renting and distributing organisation would be allowed to set itself up under Clause 1. With regard to the persons from...

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Film Production (Special Loans) Bill (8 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: At the same time will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that if this qualification was insisted upon many important films of a semi-cultural character would never have been made— "Man of Aran," for example?

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Film Production (Special Loans) Bill (8 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: I think it will be very difficult to put this Amendment in the Bill and tie down the Corporation, but I do not agree with the hon. Member for West Nottingham (Mr. O'Brien) that there is a great revenue to be obtained from overseas at present.

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Film Production (Special Loans) Bill (8 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: Yes, it can come, but I am dealing with the situation in the industry as it exists today. It is a tragic fact that one of the great difficulties in financing film production in this country is that the market which really matters is the dollar market in Canada and the United States of America. The hon. Member for East Islington (Mr. E. Fletcher), who rendered such a great service to the...

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Film Production (Special Loans) Bill (8 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: I do not want any part of the £5 million to be spent on producing pictures which will be shown on Broadway for prestige purposes in the hope of getting second-and third-rate bookings in the United States. This country has never been given a fair deal in the American market. Let us concentrate upon giving this money to the producers who, in the main, will satisfy the home market first.

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Film Production (Special Loans) Bill (8 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: Will the right hon. Gentleman give us an assurance that the advisers who will advise whether the very expensively-produced films have any chance in America, will not be the same advisers whose advice to the industry in the past few years has been so calamitous to the industry?

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Film Production (Special Loans) Bill (8 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: The President of the Board of Trade says that production will be in the hands of the distributors. Does that mean that the distribution company will also have the say as to whether £200,000, £300,000, or £400,000 shall be spent on the production of a film, in view of its knowledge of what is likely to be recouped from the export market?

Orders of the Day — National Service (Amendment) Bill: Clause 1. — (Substitution of eighteen months as term of whole-time service.) (6 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: Hon. Members on these benches regard this Clause as very important and we hope that the Secretary of State will tell us that he is in a position to accept it. Its principle is extremely important. It is one thing for a young man to go abroad to seek ambition, a career and adventure. It is another thing altogether for the Government to conscript him to serve abroad when he has not even the...

Orders of the Day — National Service (Amendment) Bill: Clause 1. — (Substitution of eighteen months as term of whole-time service.) (6 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: With great respect, Major Milner, that is exactly the argument I am trying to develop. If, with our present manpower commitments in this country, there is need to conscript, it is a far more intelligent policy to train these young men in industrial war potential in industry and to give them a trade than to put them in khaki and send them abroad to Malaya or to other parts. The Secretary of...

Orders of the Day — National Service (Amendment) Bill: Clause 1. — (Substitution of eighteen months as term of whole-time service.) (6 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: With very great respect, Major Milner, as I see this Bill, its purpose is to conscript and send young men to serve overseas. The argument I am trying to make is that after they have been conscripted—with which the Clause is concerned—instead of being sent overseas, they should be retained in this country until they reach the age of 20 and taught a trade.

Orders of the Day — National Service (Amendment) Bill: Clause 1. — (Substitution of eighteen months as term of whole-time service.) (6 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: I will endeavour to keep within the terms of your Ruling, Major Milner. The new Clause we are proposing states that no young man shall be sent abroad until he has reached the age of 20 years. We need to have an imaginative policy from the right hon. Gentleman which will enable these young men to go into constructive industry. We are short of apprentices because of the dilution of labour...

Orders of the Day — National Service (Amendment) Bill: Clause 1. — (Substitution of eighteen months as term of whole-time service.) (6 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: Even within the Army or other forces. If we have a corps d'elite in our Regular Army, with specialists in our Territorial force—yes we should have something like a Territorial specialised technologist Army—our young men could be given courses on the things which the right hon. Gentleman knows are important today in terms of modern warfare. Aircraft, radar and technical developments are of...

Orders of the Day — National Service (Amendment) Bill: Clause 1. — (Substitution of eighteen months as term of whole-time service.) (6 Dec 1948)

Mr Edgar Granville: I opposed it. I appeal to the right hon. Gentleman to consider the Clause and the importance of the training which could be given to these youngsters here in this country. Such a course would be far better for the country, for the men themselves, and from the view of industry, civil and war potential, defence and the War Office must know this. For those reasons, I ask the right hon. Gentleman...


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