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Oral Answers to Questions — India: Officers' Webbing Equipment (20 May 1943)

Colonel John Macnamara: asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that officers joining the Indian Army are obliged to pay about £3 15s. for their webbing equipment which would be issued to them free in the British Army at home; and whether he will give an undertaking that British officers will, in future, in India be given their initial issue of necessary military equipment free?

Oral Answers to Questions — India: Officers' Webbing Equipment (20 May 1943)

Colonel John Macnamara: Is the Minister aware that these charges are being imposed upon British N.C.O's as well as upon officers?

Oral Answers to Questions — Electricity Supply: Consumption, London (18 May 1943)

Colonel John Macnamara: asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how far the consumption of electricity in London has gone down owing to voluntary and other economies; how far tariffs have been increased to meet consequent loss of revenue; and whether he will devise a means of preventing the public from being thus obliged to pay for their efforts at economy?

Oral Answers to Questions — Electricity Supply: Consumption, London (18 May 1943)

Colonel John Macnamara: The hon. Gentleman has used the word "unavoidable." Does he consider it is right that the public should be asked to economise in electricity while at the same time tariff rates are put up; in other words that they should have to pay for their own economy?

Oral Answers to Questions — Electricity Supply: Palace of Westminster (18 May 1943)

Colonel John Macnamara: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works whether he is satisfied that the Palace of Westminster is receiving its electricity supply on the most favourable terms; what applications have in the past been made for a supply on a maximum demand basis; when, and how, did these negotiations conclude?

Oral Answers to Questions — Electricity Supply: Palace of Westminster (18 May 1943)

Colonel John Macnamara: As this has been going on for many years, will my hon. Friend get his Ministry to take a much firmer line with the Central London Electricity undertaking?

Oral Answers to Questions — Electricity Supply: Imperial Chemical Industries House (18 May 1943)

Colonel John Macnamara: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, whether he will obtain figures to show the average price per unit, including fixed charges, being charged to the Government by Central London Electricity, Limited, for electricity used in Imperial Chemical Industries House, Millbank, and to the latter before the Government took over their premises; and the total bill per annum...

War Situation.: Ministerial Changes. (24 Feb 1942)

Colonel John Macnamara: I should like to commence my speech by reinforcing the remarks made by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Totnes (Lieut.-Colonel Rayner), and to say that I agree with him wholeheartedly on the subject of accepting responsibility in the Services and in other matters of our war effort. I should also like to ask that it should be made more possible for officers to accept responsibility,...

War Situation.: Ministerial Changes. (24 Feb 1942)

Colonel John Macnamara: I do. I think I am right in saying that we have a total of 13 capital ships. I do not know where they are distributed, but let us suppose that two are in the Mediterranean. There will probably always be three in dry dock or undergoing long repair, even without enemy action being taken into consideration. That leaves us with a total of eight, which have to do duty in the North Sea, watching...

War Situation.: Ministerial Changes. (24 Feb 1942)

Colonel John Macnamara: Yes, the four go to make up the total strength. That means that there is a threat to the Russian life-line in Northern waters and to our life-line in the Atlantic and in home waters, probably greater than heretofore. There is a real threat, again, of invasion of this country at any time this spring or summer. In Mediterranean waters, the Italian fleet is still effective Although it might not...

War Situation. (8 Jan 1942)

Colonel John Macnamara: I think the remark that my hon. Friend has just made might be very widely misinterpreted if allowed to stand—I mean his remark that the Australians have been used as storm troops. It would be resented by the nation in general if it were felt that the Australians were used as our storm troops.

Civil Estimates, 1941.: Defence of Crete. (10 Jun 1941)

Colonel John Macnamara: It so happens that the hon. Member for Wood Green (Mr. Baxter) and myself made our maiden speeches on the same day, and during an Empire Debate. He followed me, and now I have the honour to follow him, but he will excuse me if I do not carry on the same theme. A few days ago I enjoyed one of those rare events—a few days of Army leave. I went to my constituency, and I found that there was...

Civil Estimates, 1941.: Defence of Crete. (10 Jun 1941)

Colonel John Macnamara: The hon. Member who has asked me that question has every right to do so. I assure him that I have given very careful thought before making any statement at all, and I do not think that anything I have said or will say would give any secret away. If by any chance there is the slightest suspicion that I am doing so, I very much hope that someone on the Front Bench will immediately check me. But...

Civil Estimates, 1941.: Defence of Crete. (10 Jun 1941)

Colonel John Macnamara: I said that deliberately—where they would gain local air superiority. They would make an absolute effort to gain local superiority at one point where they wanted to get their fighting materials. They could also get them through, even without air superiority, by bringing them overnight. These tanks may get right inland unless one thing is done; that is, that every effort be made to provide...

Civil Estimates, 1941.: Defence of Crete. (10 Jun 1941)

Colonel John Macnamara: That is my whole point. We should get our present Army to think in the same terms.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Civil Liabilities (War Conditions). (18 Oct 1939)

Colonel John Macnamara: asked the Attorney-General whether he is aware of the hardship which has been caused to those whose incomes came from house-property in areas which have been largely evacuated; and what action is being taken in this connection?

Adjournment (Summer). (4 Aug 1939)

Colonel John Macnamara: There are, in my opinion, certain factors which we want to take into consideration in connection with affairs in the Far East. As I see it, I must confess that the danger seems to be most immediate in Europe. It is more than doubtful tactics for us to allow potential aggressors to draw off our forces somewhere else before starting upon their aggression. We must, I consider, bear that in mind...

Adjournment (Summer). (4 Aug 1939)

Colonel John Macnamara: Of course I do not wish to give that impression. I am looking at it from a purely military point of view, and of course the right hon. Gentleman knows perfectly well that my feeling on the situation at Danzig matches his own. But supposing Germany gets Danzig and puts Poland in the position of having to attack Germany, Poland might find it difficult to do so. Then we come to the winter...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Uniform (Territorials). (25 Jul 1939)

Colonel John Macnamara: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that numbers of uniforms have now been manufactured but that their distribution is being held up owing to the delay in getting them passed by Army officials; whether he is aware of the numbers of Territorial units without uniform; and whether, in view of the urgency of the whole matter, he will allow manufacturers to deliver direct to...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Uniform (Territorials). (25 Jul 1939)

Colonel John Macnamara: Is it not a fact that there is great delay in the delivery of uniform and equipment of every form, including Been gun carriers and that this equipment is being manufactured and delivered to the War Office but is not being delivered by the War Office to the units; and can my right hon. Friend say what the delay is and whether the uniforms have been diverted elsewhere?


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