Results 1–20 of 508 for speaker:Mr William Mainwaring

Orders of the Day — Leasehold Enfranchisement Bill (18 Mar 1955)

Mr William Mainwaring: I beg to second the Motion. I feel sure that hon. Members on both sides of the House will join me in congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff, West (Mr. G. Thomas) on the manner in which he has introduced the Bill. I am sure we all agree that he has not overdrawn the picture in any degree.I only wish that it were possible for me to bring to this House the atmosphere of East...

Orders of the Day — Leasehold Enfranchisement Bill (18 Mar 1955)

Mr William Mainwaring: No doubt that interruption was intended to give me some respite, but it was not required. As I was saying, the court was impressed by the case put up, and decided against the Jew. That was in the realm of human sentiment. In a play one cannot expect conformity with all the conditions of real life. Leasehold contracts were entered into at various periods from 99 years ago. Since then, the...

Orders of the Day — Leasehold Enfranchisement Bill (18 Mar 1955)

Mr William Mainwaring: Is the hon. Gentleman now stating his agreement with the proposition which I made, that we are now no longer dealing with the landlord class at all but with a group of finance corporations?

Orders of the Day — Leasehold Enfranchisement Bill (18 Mar 1955)

Mr William Mainwaring: I should know very well what to do with it. It is the financial landlord who buys the estate.

Orders of the Day — Leasehold Enfranchisement Bill (18 Mar 1955)

Mr William Mainwaring: The fact which we are up against is this. The financier agrees with the estate owner to purchase the whole of that estate, and he does so on a limited number of years'purchase. Then, in turn, he exacts from the poor individual leaseholder twice or three times as much as he paid. Please do not think that is an exaggeration.

Orders of the Day — Leasehold Enfranchisement Bill (18 Mar 1955)

Mr William Mainwaring: There is no suggestion that the leasehold system should be brought to an end, but only that there should be facilities for the individual to purchase the freehold.

Orders of the Day — Leasehold Enfranchisement Bill (18 Mar 1955)

Mr William Mainwaring: Sold the houses.

Orders of the Day — Leasehold Enfranchisement Bill (18 Mar 1955)

Mr William Mainwaring: I will give the right hon. and learned Member an example. In a road of 100 houses there is one owner-occupier. Was it unfair to the other 99 to give the single owner-occupier the right to purchase his freehold? What has it to do with the 99? They do not want either the lease, the freehold or the house.

Orders of the Day — Leasehold Enfranchisement Bill (18 Mar 1955)

Mr William Mainwaring: Would it not be equally valuable for us to be told the real grounds upon which the Government Departments decided to oppose the idea?

Government of Wales Bill (4 Mar 1955)

Mr William Mainwaring: By whom?

Government of Wales Bill (4 Mar 1955)

Mr William Mainwaring: If I were called upon to pass judgment upon my hon. Friends the Members for Merthyr Tydvil (Mr. S. O. Davies) and Anglesey (Mr. C. Hughes) and this proposed Parliament for Wales, I would ask where is the case, what single sentence can be taken out of their respective speeches, which pretends to lay down any basis at all for a Parliament for Wales. They referred to certain grievances and...

Government of Wales Bill (4 Mar 1955)

Mr William Mainwaring: —as compared with England. The people sponsoring this Bill seem to me to claim too much. They are not simply and solely the descendants of the ancient Britons. It is now exceedingly doubtful whether the Britons or their descendants ever formed a majority of the population of Wales, and, whatever percentage of the population they might have formed at some time or another, that percentage...

Government of Wales Bill (4 Mar 1955)

Mr William Mainwaring: I am not arguing where it came from, I am venturing to suggest that it is brought in because the agriculturists must not be disappointed; and so must be provided for. Perhaps the proposal would fare better in the case of some other industry. Railways? I am reminded of that lock which might be built in the middle of the Severn Tunnel and which would be big enough to be a Customs and Excise...

Government of Wales Bill (4 Mar 1955)

Mr William Mainwaring: I content myself with the remarks that I have now made, for many of my colleagues wish to participate in the debate. However, there is one thing about which we must make up our minds. The people of Wales must be properly informed about the nature of these proposals. We must embark upon a considerable amount of public enlightenment. We must not shirk replying to charges about our being not...

Orders of the Day — Mines and Quarries Bill (22 Jan 1954)

Mr William Mainwaring: One compensation for listening for many hours to such a debate as this is to hear the varying views that have been expressed, and to gather how contradictory they may be, how much unnecessary importance is given to some things and how important matters are missed. Have the accidents that have burdened this industry been because of the absence of safety proposals? Is that why we are having...

Orders of the Day — Mines and Quarries Bill (21 Jan 1954)

Mr William Mainwaring: My hon. Friend is quite right.

Welsh Affairs (22 Jan 1953)

Mr William Mainwaring: I have no doubt that in the course of this day, as has been the case on previous Welsh debates, a wide array of subjects affecting Wales will have been raised by the various speakers. If we were set to the test, I wonder which of all the subjects that are likely to be mentioned would, by a majority vote, be deemed to be the most important. I want to make a plea this evening on behalf of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Factory, Glamorganshire (Closing) (2 Dec 1952)

Mr William Mainwaring: asked the President of the Board of Trade what representations have been made to him that might have the effect of avoiding the threatened closing down of the Huttle factory at Dinas Isaf, Glamorganshire.

Fuel and Power (7 Jul 1952)

Mr William Mainwaring: I think that the entire Committee welcomes the atmosphere in which this discussion, rather than debate, is taking place this afternoon, and that the Minister perhaps counts himself among the most blessed of Ministers of Fuel and Power for the circumstances that now obtain in this country. We feel pleased that he is able to make that claim, if he wishes to do so because nothing would please...

Coal Mining (Subsidence) Bill: New Clause. — (Contributions Towards Expenses of Claim.) (24 Jul 1950)

Mr William Mainwaring: May I ask the Minister whether the new Clause is to apply to any applicant making a claim on the National Coal Board?


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