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Capital Punishment (Royal Commission's Report) (10 Feb 1955)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I beg to second the Amendment. The one ambition in the minds of all hon. Members is to discover the means by which murder shall be as infrequent as possible. Even if the Amendment had not been called, it would have been very difficult to discuss the Report of the Royal Commission on Capital Punishment without considering whether hanging is or is not a necessary and effective deterrent. For...

Capital Punishment (Royal Commission's Report) (10 Feb 1955)

Mr Christopher Hollis: There have certainly been a number of murders recently which I should consider beastly murders.

Capital Punishment (Royal Commission's Report) (10 Feb 1955)

Mr Christopher Hollis: No special point turns on the argument. My general point, which nobody can dispute, is that there is an obsession with the topic of murder in our national life at present. Many people say, "This is just human nature, and there is nothing that you can do about it." However, if we turn to the Scandinavian countries or Holland, we find that the whole atmosphere is very different. The method of...

Representation of the People (Boundary Commission Reports) (15 Dec 1954)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I agree with the hon. Member for Rossendale (Mr. Anthony Greenwood) that it is very important that we should approach a problem such as this with as little party spirit as possible. I wish to make a few observations, fortified by the thought, if it be a fortification, that I can approach the problem in an objective fashion, because, whatever happens, it will not make any personal difference...

Oral Answers to Questions — U.N.E.S.C.O.: Copyright Convention (16 Nov 1954)

Mr Christopher Hollis: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will now introduce legislation to ratify the Universal Copyright Convention promoted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

Oral Answers to Questions — U.N.E.S.C.O.: Copyright Convention (16 Nov 1954)

Mr Christopher Hollis: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the British Government have given their support to this Convention, and that everybody will be in a very difficult position if there is not legislation within the reasonably near future?

Orders of the Day — NATIONAL GALLERY AND TATE GALLERY BILL [Lords]: Clause 1. — (Transfer from National Gallery Trustees to Tate Gallery Trustees of Responsi- Bility for Tate Gallery Collection.) ( 5 Nov 1954)

Mr Christopher Hollis: Without being patronising, I think the right hon. Member for Colne Valley (Mr. Glenvil Hall) gave an extremely fair account of this very difficult controversy. I approach it from the point of view of what is artistically desirable and not in a national or political spirit that should not really enter into it. On balance, it seems to me to begin with that the purpose which Sir Hugh Lane had in...

Orders of the Day — NATIONAL GALLERY AND TATE GALLERY BILL [Lords]: Clause 3. — (Allocation of Gifts and Bequests.) ( 5 Nov 1954)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I support the Amendment, but I shall not detain the Committee for more than a minute or two because the hon. Gentleman has covered the ground. The comparatively small point we have in mind is quite clear. Our feeling about the First Schedule as it is at present is that it contains a list that is slightly odd for its purpose. We find in the list of museums some which are slightly odd in this...

Orders of the Day — NATIONAL GALLERY AND TATE GALLERY BILL [Lords]: Clause 4. — (Powers of Lending Exercisable by National Gallery Trustees and Tate Gallery Trustees.) ( 5 Nov 1954)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I wish in only two sentences to support the Amendment. I understand that the reason for this protection is that pictures painted before a certain date are peculiarly liable to damage, but, if that is so, is there any reason why those by British artists are likely to suffer less than those by foreign artists? There may be some reason for this difference of treatment, but at first sight there...

Orders of the Day — NATIONAL GALLERY AND TATE GALLERY BILL [Lords]: Clause 4. — (Powers of Lending Exercisable by National Gallery Trustees and Tate Gallery Trustees.) ( 5 Nov 1954)

Mr Christopher Hollis: May I call the attention of my hon. Friend to the fact that the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Grimond) and I have an Amendment next on the Notice Paper to alter the word "seventeen" to "sixteen." Would he consider that Amendment along with the one we are now discussing?

Orders of the Day — NATIONAL GALLERY AND TATE GALLERY BILL [Lords]: Clause 4. — (Powers of Lending Exercisable by National Gallery Trustees and Tate Gallery Trustees.) ( 5 Nov 1954)

Mr Christopher Hollis: On a point of order. Would it not be possible, Sir Rhys, in order to save time, for us to discuss the two Amendments together?

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates and Supplementary Estimates, 1954–55: Education (26 Jul 1954)

Mr Christopher Hollis: As my hon. Friend the Member for Ealing, South (Mr. Maude) is not in the Chamber, might I say that I am certain that he never advocated a cut in the school age. He said that if it was found necessary to cut, he would prefer it to be done in the first year rather than the last year.

Orders of the Day — Supply: REPORT [22nd July] (26 Jul 1954)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I always listen with pleasure and attention to speeches by the hon. Member for Itchen (Mr. Morley). On this occasion I think that he was a little bit more happy in the middle of his speech than he was either at the beginning or at the end. So far as the debate has been concerned with an attack upon my right hon. Friend, we must all agree that it has been a considerable fizzle. The arguments...

Orders of the Day — Supply: REPORT [22nd July] (26 Jul 1954)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I do not say that I should have been happy to go. The question is whether it would have been for the public good that I should go, and that is a matter of opinion. In any case, I think that it has grown too large. The second reason is perhaps the more important one. The hon. Member for Aberavon spoke of the necessity of having comprehensive schools because that was the only way in which the...

Orders of the Day — Supply: REPORT [22nd July] (26 Jul 1954)

Mr Christopher Hollis: That may be so in the village school, but I do not feel that that has any bearing on this particular argument. I agree that we can have too small schools, but that does not refute this argument. It is true that one may have comprehensive schools under different systems. If we have a system in which there is absolute rigid segregation between children by different streams in the same...

Orders of the Day — Supply: REPORT [22nd July] (26 Jul 1954)

Mr Christopher Hollis: Certainly I would not test it in every case. As to how I would prove it, the last thing we want is to create a society in which people are mutually competing against one another for the whole time and doing nothing else. Therefore, we have to make certain assumptions.

Orders of the Day — Supply: REPORT [22nd July] (26 Jul 1954)

Mr Christopher Hollis: It depends on what one means by full education—

Orders of the Day — Supply: REPORT [22nd July] (26 Jul 1954)

Mr Christopher Hollis: None of us in this House would say that every child should have exactly the same education so that we should have a competition to see which comes out top. We all agree that there must be some system, whether a comprehensive school or different schools, by which certain children study one subject and certain children study another subject. If we simply examine, not the children, but their...

Orders of the Day — Supply: REPORT [22nd July] (26 Jul 1954)

Mr Christopher Hollis: If the hon. Member means some formal offer on a piece of paper, I cannot say that I do, but if he is asking whether I know of a public school which would be perfectly willing to follow that recommendation I would say that some years ago I remember the late master of Marlborough telling me that he was longing to get more such boys. I have heard the headmaster of Eton say as much. I have...

Orders of the Day — Supply: REPORT [22nd July] (26 Jul 1954)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I am deeply grateful to the hon. Member for making my speech for me. His intervention has largely dealt with the point raised by his hon. Friend. It shows that the objection does not come mainly from the public schools. Also, his remark leads me to the point I was going to make, that it is scarcely reasonable to expect local authorities, in such circumstances, to be much more generous than...


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