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Results 181–200 of 1458 for speaker:Mr Hastings Lees-Smith

Palace of Westminster (Air-Raid Warnings). (9 Jul 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: May I ask you, Mr. Speaker, a question of which I have given you private notice, namely, whether you can give the House any guidance on the procedure which should be followed in the event of air raids?

Palace of Westminster (Air-Raid Warnings). (9 Jul 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: May I ask the Lord Privy Seal whether, having now received the guidance of Mr. Speaker, he proposes to introduce a new Resolution on the subject?

Business of the House. (4 Jul 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: Will the Prime Minister state the Business for next week?

Business of the House (War Situation). (3 Jul 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: (by Private Notice) asked the Lord Privy Seal when the Prime Minister will make his next statement on the war situation?

Oral Answers to Questions — War Situation. (2 Jul 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: (by Private Notice) asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he can say when the Prime Minister will make his next statement on the war situation?

Oral Answers to Questions — War Situation. (2 Jul 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: While fully recognising the considerations which the Government have to take into account, will the Lord Privy Seal bear in mind that it is advisable to give the public all practicable information at the earliest possible moment?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Prices. (27 Jun 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: Does the right hon. Gentleman think it necessary that a very important statement like this should be kept from the House and reserved for a broadcast?

Business of the House. (27 Jun 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: Might I ask the Lord Privy Seal to state the business for next week?

Business of the House. (27 Jun 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: The Lord Privy Seal will remember that the Prime Minister said the day before yesterday that he would welcome at an early date a frank and full discussion of the war. As that early date may very likely be next week, will the Lord Privy Seal bear in mind that this business may need to be readjusted?

Business of the House. (25 Jun 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: Has the Lord Privy Seal any statement to make about the business of the House to-day and to-morrow?

Business of the House. (20 Jun 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: May I ask the Lord Privy Seal what is to be the business for next week?

Business of the House. (20 Jun 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: Will the Lord Privy Seal bear in mind, with reference to Thursday's business, concerning the Ministry of Supply, that after the Minister has made his statement in public a number of Members will probably wish to raise points which could not suitably be raised in public, and that at that stage there may be a desire that the House should resolve itself into Secret Session?

War Situation. (18 Jun 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: My hon. Friends on these benches have asked me on their behalf to say one or two sentences. They wish to say to the Prime Minister that in their experience among the broad masses of the people of this country never in their lives has the country been more united than it is to-day in its support of the Prime Minister's assertion that we shall carry on right to the end. One sentence can...

Business of the House. (13 Jun 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: May I ask the Lord Privy Seal what will be the business of the House next week?

Business of the House. (13 Jun 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind, in regard to Thursday, that it might be desirable by that time to extend the scope of the Debate beyond the subject of Home Defence by itself?

Orders of the Day — Civil Defence. (12 Jun 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: The problem has arisen rather suddenly, but this is what occurs to me to be the situation. For some time I have felt it would be a good thing if the public came to regard a Secret Session not as something to be alarmed about, but as the normal method of debate and discussion on the war owing to the peculiar circumstances in which debate now takes place. Therefore, as far as I have been able...

Orders of the Day — Civil Defence. (12 Jun 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: I think the Lord Privy Seal has taken the wise course in moving to report Progress and leaving it to any Member who so desires to "spy strangers" and turn this into a Secret Session. I myself am most anxious that, whatever happens, we should not be brushed aside from the possibility of the House of Commons discussing the war through any difficulties about Defence questions being discussed in...

Business of the House. (11 Jun 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: Will the Lord Privy Seal state the business for to-morrow and Thursday?

War Situation.: Italy's Decision. (11 Jun 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: The most important part of the statement of the Lord Privy Seal—

War Situation.: Italy's Decision. (11 Jun 1940)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: As I was saying, the most important part of the statement of the Lord Privy Seal was that which dealt with the declaration of war by the Fascist dictator, and at this moment I think only one thing needs to be said. I will put it in one sentence. Both the dictators have now thrown off their masks and have become avowed accomplices, and it is therefore now clear to all men everywhere that on...


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