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Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimate, 1928.: Class IX. (20 Dec 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: I was very interested in the speech of the Prime Minister [HON. MEMBERS: "Speak up!"] There are so many here that really one is inclined to whisper. The right hon. Gentleman treated us to one of those customary doses of hope. Well, "Hope Without Action" would be a very suitable slogan for the attitude of the Government. It recalled to my mind a few appropriate lines from Campbell's "Pleasures...

Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimate, 1928.: Class IX. (20 Dec 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: I do not want to dwell upon this point, because I know I am speaking accurately, but they had an opportunity before there was any strike of saying: "Here is the Report of our Royal Commission. It is not a question of who will accept it or who will reject it. We will put it into force." Had the Government done that, the men would not have been placed in the position in which they were placed,...

Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimate, 1928.: Class IX. (20 Dec 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: I will tell the hon. and learned Member. We have been saying for many years what we would do; and we have been right. I noticed some words in the Prime Minister's speech to-day which I thought were strangely reminiscent of something I had read before, and I said to my hon. Friends "Have I not heard that before?" They were taken direct out of the Yellow Book. What we have been saying is this....

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill.: Clause 13. — (Recovery of expenses.) (18 Dec 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: I really think the hon. Member for Royton (Dr. Davies) has missed the point. I think the Minister has answered the point which I understood to be put by the Mover and Seconder of the Amendment. I understood the right hon. Gentleman to say that at the present time there was nothing to prevent a person going to an institution without the fear of there being any inquiry into his means or his...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill.: Clause 13. — (Recovery of expenses.) (18 Dec 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: There is one question that I should like to ask. Suppose that a person went into an institution, and he was a person who unquestionably answered the description of one who could pay, but that there were various circumstances that would render it inadvisable to recover or to sue. In these circumstances, is not the council bound to sue, and to disregard any of the other circumstances? At the...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill.: Clause 13. — (Recovery of expenses.) (18 Dec 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: The right hon. Gentleman says that in this Clause they are only doing with reference to maternity institutions what has been the practice with regard to maternity homes and voluntary institutions. I accept that statement, but it seems to me that there is all the difference in the world between practice and law, and the objection which I have to this Clause is that what you do as a matter of...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill.: Clause 1. — (Transfer of functions of Poor Law authorities). (13 Dec 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: I understand, Mr. Hope, that you are taking this Amendment and the Amendment in my name together. The only real difference between the two Amendments is that mine makes the unit 50,000 instead of 20,000, and also applies to rural areas as well as urban areas and non-county boroughs. I would like to call attention, first, to the fact that this 50,000 unit has been recommended by the Maclean...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill.: Clause 1. — (Transfer of functions of Poor Law authorities). (13 Dec 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: I beg to move, in page 1, line 13, after the word "borough," to insert the words: or in boroughs (other than county boroughs) and in urban and rural districts, where in the case of such boroughs and urban and rural districts the population is certified by the Registrar-General to be fifty thousand or over, the council of the borough or urban or rural district.

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill.: Clause 1. — (Transfer of functions of Poor Law authorities). (13 Dec 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: I agree that the part of Hamlet in this drama which we are now enacting has been left out, because unquestionably the real centre of the Debate is: What should he done with the able-bodied unemployed? The Chairman of the Committee, very properly I am bound to say, said that we cannot discuss Amendments that would involve a further charge on the Exchequer. Therefore, it has not been possible...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill.: Clause 1. — (Transfer of functions of Poor Law authorities). (13 Dec 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: I am only apologising in case my figures are not quite accurate. Of the 330,000 to which we are now down, about 230,000 are pauper children.

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill.: Clause 1. — (Transfer of functions of Poor Law authorities). (13 Dec 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: I am not endeavouring to deal with the point. I agree that we have been ruled out there by the Orders of the House. The way in which I make this relevant is as follows. Whether for the moment the peg on which to hang this is the Unemployed Workmen Act, 1905, or not, I am entitled to say that the Amendment is to take something away from the Poor Law. If you take something away from the Poor...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill and Local Government (Scotland) Bill (Allocation of Time). (11 Dec 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: If the good sense of the House does not set a limit to the exercise of the Guillotine it may go to very dangerous lengths. I see no reason why the Prime Minister, with his majority behind him, should not declare that he will only give one day to the whole of these Measures and compel the House to accept such a Motion. Therefore it is important that hon. Members should realise the significance...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill and Local Government (Scotland) Bill (Allocation of Time). (11 Dec 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: I am sorry, I was replying to an interruption. As I say, it was by means of the Yellow Book—the statement of Liberal policy—that the value of these de-rating proposals was brought home to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Having decided to take advantage of them, the right hon. Gentleman must have said to the Minister of Health "Your proposal could not get through by itself, so link it...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill and Local Government (Scotland) Bill (Allocation of Time). (11 Dec 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: No doubt a, good many more Amendments will be put on the Amendment Paper.

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimate, 1928.: Railway Freight Rebates. (30 Nov 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: Notwithstanding the fact that an hon. Member rather treated as a trifling matter the mineral railways which we discussed a few days ago, I am afraid that I must say something on this point, because it really is a very important subject. This morning I received from my constituency a copy of this resolution: That, in view of the grave apprehension there exists as to the effect which the...

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimate, 1928.: Railway Freight Rebates. (30 Nov 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: I did not happen to hear the speech of the right hon. Gentleman, but I heard the speech of the Minister of Transport, and I thought the right hon. Gentleman followed on the same lines as the Minister of Transport.

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimate, 1928.: Railway Freight Rebates. (30 Nov 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: I am very sorry. I do not think there is the slightest need for bad temper in the matter. I have risen to put forward the position and then to make what I hope the Minister will regard as a helpful suggestion. I am very sorry if I have offended the right hon. Gentleman. I can assure him that I did not mean to do so. The answer, as I understood it, which was put forward by the Minister of...

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimate, 1928.: Railway Freight Rebates. (30 Nov 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: There is not much difference between us. I accept that explanation. The point is, that the scheme we are now debating, and which we have been debating for some days, is, we are now told, a scheme for redressing the balance of handicaps that existed previously. Surely, that is not the purpose of the scheme. I do not suppose there is an industry in the world in which you will not find some...

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimate, 1928.: Railway Freight Rebates. (30 Nov 1928)

Mr Edward Harney: I assumed that the Government spoke with one voice.


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