Results 181–200 of 4481 for speaker:Mr Robert Mellish

Cost of Living (Index) (8 Dec 1950)

Mr Robert Mellish: With great respect, if I have offended the hon. Member for Southgate (Mr. Baxter) I am quite willing to withdraw. However, I certainly do not want to become at any time a favourite of the Tory Party. The day I do that, I shall resign forthwith from the House of Commons.

War Disability Pensions (23 Jan 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: I want to join with the hon. Member for Luton (Dr. Hill) in agreeing that this debate is not an assault on the Ministry of Pensions, because it is universally agreed that they have done a first-class job in preceding years. I should like to join with my hon. Friend the Member for Oldham, West (Mr. Leslie Hale) in saying that we have now a very worthy successor to previous Ministers. I am sure...

Coal Shortage (1 Feb 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: Tell us how to get it.

Coal Shortage (1 Feb 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: And miners.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Pensions: Limbless Ex-Service Men (Claims) (6 Feb 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: Is my right hon. Friend aware that even the British Legion admits that the disabled ex-Serviceman is better off today than ever before?

Meat Supplies (8 Feb 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: How does the hon. Member know?

Meat Supplies (8 Feb 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: The hon. and gallant Member for Harborough (Lieut.-Commander Baldock) has followed the general line of the Conservative Party, which is to prove completely that their previous propaganda to the public has been a fraud. What they are saying now is that, irrespective of price, we must get what meat we can and let the cost of living and everything else go hang. That is what it boils down to....

Meat Supplies (8 Feb 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: We have already heard from the hon. Member for Bury and Radcliffe (Mr. W. Fletcher). He told us how he went to his constituency and asked the question of all his constituents, and how they all told him that they would be willing to pay any price if they could get more meat. With great respect, I think hardly anyone except the hon. Member for Bury and Radcliffe believes that. I am convinced...

Meat Supplies (8 Feb 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: I will read it, but I have been here all day and I heard every word the hon. Member said. The right hon. and gallant Member for Gainsborough (Captain Crookshank) started the debate by telling us about the amount of meat consumed in workhouses and by the unemployed before the war. It reached the stage at which I imagined that the people in the workhouses were all in a luxurious state and that...

Meat Supplies (8 Feb 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: I believe this Government have taken notice of the real womenfolk of this country. When I came into the Lobbies today, I saw a protest meeting being held by some women. It is a revival of the old Housewives' League. If I may say so, with great respect—and I admit that I have little knowledge of the subject—they did not seem to me to be suffering from malnutrition. They seemed to be...

Meat Supplies (8 Feb 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: I hope that will be in HANSARD. When the Ministry of Food endeavour to stop a thing like that, hon. Gentlemen opposite call those people snoopers. I am obliged to the hon. and gallant Gentleman. I believe that the position today, serious as it may be, is one that the people of the country, in the main, do understand. It has resulted from the efforts of the Ministry to try to avoid paying...

Meat Supplies (8 Feb 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: The United Nations Economic Commission has proved conclusively that bulk buying has, from the point of view of food, made this country what it is. [Laughter.] That is not funny. I should have thought the United Nations Economic Commission was a respectable body which would have the support of the Opposition. That Commission has proved that the bulk buying system of this country has been...

Oral Answers to Questions — Germany: Dock Strikes (12 Feb 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: Is the Minister aware that, as a result of the action taken over the weekend, whereas previous unofficial strike leaders have been completely humiliated and defeated by the men themselves, these leaders have been placed on a pedestal, and the men have said that they are going to come out again next Tuesday?

Supreme Commander Atlantic (26 Feb 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: On a point of order. In view of the difficulties of the situation, and the fact that the whole House knows that this matter is still under consideration, can an appeal not be made by you, Sir, that this discussion be brought to a close?

Supreme Commander Atlantic (26 Feb 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: Can you, Mr. Speaker, on a matter of this kind, appeal to the House not to continue the debate?

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads: Appeal, Holmfirth (5 Mar 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: In this particular case, and with very great respect, Mr. Speaker, had you not already called my right hon. Friend the Member for Colne Valley (Mr. Glenvil Hall)?

Oral Answers to Questions — Shipping: Cargo Handling (Mechanisation) (5 Mar 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: Does my right hon. Friend realise that charges of slow discharging and loading have been made before without any substantiation? Is he aware that many of the restrictive practices come from the employers' side as well as from the men's side; that there is a great fear of redundancy among the men, and that this must be broken down before the new machinery can be employed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry: Domestic Supplies (Invalids) (12 Mar 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: Does my right hon. Friend agree that coal merchants themselves have, through illness of their staff and not because of shortages, not been able to deliver the coal and that in fact it has not been the Ministry that has been at fault?

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government: Bermondsey Council (Auditor's Report) (13 Mar 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: Is my right hon. Friend aware that on the whole question of district auditing there has been discussion by Metropolitan boroughs, including Conservative councils, on the whole method of auditing but that there has been no intention at any time, in this case, of questioning the integrity of the officer himself?

Durham County Council Staff (Union Membership) (13 Mar 1951)

Mr Robert Mellish: The right hon. Lady ought to be fair on this question of intimidation. Would she ask her hon. Friends who represent constituencies in Ulster why it is necessary for people to state their religion when they vote?


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