Results 41–60 of 4481 for speaker:Mr Robert Mellish

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL (25 Jun 1948)

Mr Robert Mellish: The whole thing has been badly mishandled and ill-advised. The Chancellor has already said that this is only the beginning and that in the future there will be proper taxation on this form of entertainment. I beg the Economic Secretary to contact the people in the industry to find out how this tax can be applied, if we want the bookmakers to collect it from the public—because that in effect...

Docks Strike (29 Jun 1948)

Mr Robert Mellish: Is the Prime Minister aware that following his brilliant broadcast last night when he asked the dockers to go back to work this morning, this morning at the Victoria Park meeting at which I was present, when the Prime Minister was attacked by one of the Communists speaking on the unofficial platform, the speaker was howled down by the dockers and dragged off the platform?

Orders of the Day — Kings's Speech: Debate on the Address (29 Oct 1948)

Mr Robert Mellish: As I represent a dockers' constituency and possibly know more about the dock strike than the right hon. Gentleman does, I assure him that that is completely untrue. With regard to the recent dock dispute, in connection with which I spent a great deal of time I was involved with the men in the dispute—the right hon. Gentleman may take it from me that one of the reasons there were so many men...

Orders of the Day — Nationalisation (2 Nov 1948)

Mr Robert Mellish: Has the right hon. Gentleman any figures to substantiate his statement with regard to the time of the turn-round of ships?

Iron and Steel Bill (Allocation of Time) (25 Nov 1948)

Mr Robert Mellish: While acknowledging the point of view of the Opposition, I would point out that at the rate the Standing Committee dealt with the Transport Bill, of about a Clause a day, it would have been nearly a year before the Committee stage was completed. Does the right hon. Gentleman say that if the Opposition had been the Government of the day and had introduced a Bill on those lines, they would have...

Iron and Steel Bill (Allocation of Time) (25 Nov 1948)

Mr Robert Mellish: On a point of Order. Surely this is a speech which should have been made on the Second Reading of the Bill.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Overpayments (Officers) (14 Dec 1948)

Mr Robert Mellish: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that I have recently had two cases of officers being overpaid, that in both cases of hardship the overpayment has been remitted, and that we are very grateful to the Secretary of State for acting in that way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces: Jet Fighters (Export) (15 Dec 1948)

Mr Robert Mellish: Is my right hon. Friend aware that people serving in the Forces are grateful for the substantial increases of pay given by the Labour Government, which are much greater than ever given by any Tory Government?

Oral Answers to Questions — Police Force: Pay and Conditions (Report) (3 Feb 1949)

Mr Robert Mellish: Is my right hon. Friend aware that newspapers have reported that police officers about to retire are to have their service extended and can he say whether he agrees with the Oaksey Report on that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Nigeria: ST. Helena (Labourers' Pay) (16 Feb 1949)

Mr Robert Mellish: In view of the fact that the salaries of the men are so shockingly low what are the rates for women?

Defence (3 Mar 1949)

Mr Robert Mellish: Because of full employment.

Orders of the Day — Housing Bill (16 Mar 1949)

Mr Robert Mellish: The hon. and gallant Member for Penrith and Cockermouth (Colonel Dower) has tried, at any rate, not to be provocative. Of all the speeches we have heard today from hon. Members opposite, it is the first speech which has not been provocative in some way or another. It is only right to say that the hon. and gallant Gentleman has tried to make a practical contribution to the Debate and we must...

Orders of the Day — Housing Bill (16 Mar 1949)

Mr Robert Mellish: The hon. and gallant Gentleman does not strike me as being in line with his hon. Friends. He must tell them something about his point of view. It is right that I should say that, because it is generally conceded that the Opposition have been in serious straits for some time and need some bright ideas.

Orders of the Day — Housing Bill (16 Mar 1949)

Mr Robert Mellish: I am much obliged to the right hon. and gallant Gentleman because our record at by-elections up to date has been pretty good. I welcome the whole principle of this Bill and, in particular, the repeal in Clause 1 of the term "working-class." I could really get a little provocative on this question of the working-class, and on the stuff that has been poured out in the past by hon. Members...

Orders of the Day — Housing Bill (16 Mar 1949)

Mr Robert Mellish: No, it will not, but it will give us some powers which are not given to us in this Bill at present. Our great problem, like that of many other borough councils, is our acreage. Our acreage is small and, consequently, the density per acre of the flats which we have to put up is higher than in other areas. Clause 28 of this Bill provides that, in connection with blocks of flats erected on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Strike, London Docks (12 Apr 1949)

Mr Robert Mellish: Can my right hon. Friend say what action can be taken against these irresponsible elements in dockland who are causing this trouble and strife and also make a comment on the fact that one of the bona fide organisations ordered men to strike and completely ignored the fact that they should have given 21 days' notice? Will he also take note that the vast majority of the people involved do not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Strike, London Docks (12 Apr 1949)

Mr Robert Mellish: Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is a complete machinery here which can be used, and is it not a shocking thing that an organisation has a meeting on a Sunday calling an official strike on the Monday without 21 days' notice? It is a fair neither to the membership of the organisation, nor to the Government, nor the Minister of Labour.

Attacks on H.M. Ships. China (26 Apr 1949)

Mr Robert Mellish: Is the Prime Minister aware that his statement will prove to the country that the Government were actuated by the motive to keep clear of this civil war in China? Is he also aware that the Opposition have indicated that they are prepared to make political capital out of it?

Orders of the Day — WEST BROMWICH CORPORATION BILL [By Order] (19 May 1949)

Mr Robert Mellish: The House will agree that in the speech which he has just made, the hon. Member for Hampstead (Mr. Challen) was endeavouring to make honest and constructive criticisms of the Bill, but it is important that the West Bromwich Corporation should secure the Third Reading of this Measure. This is the first time for 18 years that this corporation has applied to this House for special powers. The...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Docks (Disputes) (2 Jun 1949)

Mr Robert Mellish: Is my right hon. Friend aware that if there had been a legitimate grievance in the Avonmouth and Liverpool docks, the London dockers would have supported the men on strike, but that the London dockers have declared most emphatically that they will not support a strike that they regard as unofficial and unnecessary?


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