Results 1–20 of 82 for speaker:Mr Percy Jewson

Orders of the Day — Housing (Temporary Accommodation) Bill (5 Jun 1945)

Mr Percy Jewson: It is difficult to welcome a Bill which takes away our open spaces, and it is difficult also for some of us to welcome a Bill which proposes to build temporary houses, seeing that what we want are permanent houses. We hope that the temporary houses will be restricted to as few as may be absolutely unavoidable. Nevertheless, I welcome the Bill, because the housing situation in my...

Clause 1. — (The War Works Commission.) (11 Apr 1945)

Mr Percy Jewson: I desire to speak on a matter which is of very great importance to the country. I have in mind the consideration of interests such as the maintenance of a stretch of country which we in Norfolk and Suffolk know as Breckland, the value of which would not be very apparent from an agricultural point of view but which is of the greatest importance to such people as naturalists and so on. There...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: War-Damaged Factories (Rebuilding) (20 Mar 1945)

Mr Percy Jewson: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give an assurance that the priority given to the rebuilding of factories is such as to provide for the re-employment of men and women released from the Services.

Income Tax Bill (14 Mar 1945)

Mr Percy Jewson: We have listened to a great many speeches already, and most of them have welcomed this Bill. I, too, want to welcome it as a step in the right direction, though I do not think it really goes far enough. It is certainly in the national interest that people should be asked to pay taxes on the real amounts of their profits. The Inland Revenue authorities take very good care, and rightly so, to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Building Industry: Factory Rebuilding (Labour) (6 Mar 1945)

Mr Percy Jewson: asked the Minister of Works whether he is satisfied that an adequate percentage of the building labour available is being allocated to the rebuilding of factories.

Orders of the Day — Crimea Conference (1 Mar 1945)

Mr Percy Jewson: The week before last I found myself in a Persian garden where a discussion was taking place on the works of Omar Khayyam. Some of his aspirations were not very lofty, but I think all of us have shared, at one time or another, his wish to shatter to pieces the existing scheme of things, and "remould it nearer to the heart's desire." If he had been alive to-day he would have found the b...

Oral Answers to Questions — Railway Locomotives (Maintenance) (20 Dec 1944)

Mr Percy Jewson: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he can now arrange for the better servicing of railway engines, with a view to reducing the waste of time arising from trains not running to schedule.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Prisoners of War: Repatriated Men (Leave) (19 Dec 1944)

Mr Percy Jewson: asked the Secretary of State for War what length of leave is granted to prisoners of war repatriated from Japanese prison camps.

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill (19 Dec 1944)

Mr Percy Jewson: I did not want to go into the question of the temporary arrangements in this Bill, because they are, comparatively speaking, unimportant and seem to me to be satisfactory. But I want to say a few words arising from my own experience of this very important question of the assimilation of the two voting lists. With much that the hon. and gallant Member for Petersfield (Sir G. Jeffreys) said on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence: Motor Vehicles (Headlights) (14 Dec 1944)

Mr Percy Jewson: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will now remove the war-time restrictions on car head-lamps, with a view to relieving the strain of driving during the hours of darkness.

Oral Answers to Questions — Timber (Post-War Imports) (13 Dec 1944)

Mr Percy Jewson: asked the Minister of Production whether he can now make a statement as to the adequacy of arrangements for the import of timber after the cessation of hostilities in Europe.

Orders of the Day — Hansard, Bound Volumes (Members of Parliament) (7 Nov 1944)

Mr Percy Jewson: I add my voice for once to those of the forces of reaction, so widely expressed in different parts of the House to-day. I hope we shall soon go back to what was the practice before I had the privilege of being a Member of this House. I came to the House in the early part of 1941, and it was a disappointment to me to find that, contrary to my expectation, I was not to be presented with bound...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Minefield, East Norfolk (Compensation) (31 Oct 1944)

Mr Percy Jewson: asked the Secretary of State for War the grounds on which he is refusing compensation to an East Norfolk farmer, of whom he is aware, who has suffered damage owing to the laying of a minefield on his land, thus preventing the destruction of rabbits.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Home Guard (24 Oct 1944)

Mr Percy Jewson: asked the Secretary of State for War whether Home Guards will be allowed to retain their leather belts.

Oral Answers to Questions — India: Medical Man-Power (19 Oct 1944)

Mr Percy Jewson: asked the Minister of Health whether he has taken steps to provide an adequate increase in the number of medical men in defence areas from which the ban has now been lifted, causing the return of the population; and whether the needs of these areas will be provided for before the winter sets in.

Oral Answers to Questions — India: Medical Man-Power (19 Oct 1944)

Mr Percy Jewson: Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman aware that the local committee in my constituency has made a recommendation to the Central Committee, and that the Central Committee has refused to carry it out?

Oral Answers to Questions — India: Medical Man-Power (19 Oct 1944)

Mr Percy Jewson: Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman aware that already over 8,000 persons have returned to my constituency and that the few remaining medical men are not of an age to cope with the extra work?

Orders of the Day — LIABILITIES (WAR-TIME ADJUST MENT) BILL [Lords] (11 Oct 1944)

Mr Percy Jewson: In welcoming the Bill, I would make one very important reservation, which is that it must be looked upon as only one step in dealing with the problem as between creditor and debtor, and not as a final settlement. It has already been pointed out that the Bill is very partial in its attitude, being almost entirely in favour of the debtor. It leaves the creditor to bear the whole loss, when loss...

Oral Answers to Questions — Battle Training Areas, South West England (Damage, Re Pair) (25 Jul 1944)

Mr Percy Jewson: asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the work of repairing premises damaged on the battle training grounds in the South-west of England is being done by his Department before the premises are handed back, or is he arranging for the necessary labour and materials to be made available to occupiers.

Civil Estimates and Estimates for Revenue Departments, 1944, and Navy Estimates, 1944: Surplus Government Stores (Disposal) (25 Jul 1944)

Mr Percy Jewson: I do not propose to discuss the whole White Paper at length but to raise one point of particular interest. I am very glad we were told that pounds, shillings and pence are not to be the only consideration of the Government in realising the goods which remain on their hands at the end of the war. I think that is perfectly right. In the ninth paragraph we read that some of the surplus may be...


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