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Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: New Clause. — (Allowance for housekeeper of blind person). (16 Jun 1947)

Mr Robert Mellish: I wish to support this new Clause. Only recently there was brought to my notice a case which throws this matter into relief and puts it in its true perspective. A lady in my Division who had suffered from infantile paralysis since birth has overcome that handicap and is being employed in some important offices in the city, earning a certain sum of money. She has always employed a relation to...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Brigade of Guards (Dress) (2 Dec 1947)

Mr Robert Mellish: Would my right hon. Friend ask the Guards whether they want to wear full dress?

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Milk Consumption, Bermondsey (8 Dec 1947)

Mr Robert Mellish: asked the Minister of Food what was the average daily consumption of milk per head of the Borough of Bermondsey in the year 1935 and in the year 1947.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Rotherhithe (9 Dec 1947)

Mr Robert Mellish: asked the Minister of Labour the numbers of unemployed signing on at the Brunel Road (Rotherhithe) Employment Exchange at the present time; and what were the comparative figures at the same Employment Exchange in 1936.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Rotherhithe (9 Dec 1947)

Mr Robert Mellish: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that figures such as that are one of the reasons why the Labour Government retains the confidence of the vast majority of the people?

Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces: Strengths (10 Dec 1947)

Mr Robert Mellish: On a point of Order. Are hon. Members entitled to ask questions on a statement which has been officially denied? Have they the right to question a statement which the Secretary of War did not make?

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Imported Eggs (Breakages) (15 Dec 1947)

Mr Robert Mellish: Can the Minister state that the dock workers are making a 100 per cent. safety effort in the discharge of food cargoes?

Orders of the Day — Anglo-Argentine Agreement (11 Mar 1948)

Mr Robert Mellish: I do not want to take up too much of the time of the Committee in replying to the points of the hon. Gentleman opposite, who described the present Minister of Food as being most inefficient, but I would like to say that that is only the opinion of the Opposition, and that the vast majority of the people are very satisfied with the manner in which and the methods by which the Minister of Food...

Orders of the Day — Anglo-Argentine Agreement (11 Mar 1948)

Mr Robert Mellish: The point I particularly want to establish is that this money is being paid out and I feel we ought to get better value for it. I was talking about the question of 18,000 cases of grapefruit, a tremendously large consignment, probably enough to supply the whole of London for one weekend. Most of that cargo was allowed to go bad. There was a further incident that I brought to the attention of...

Orders of the Day — Anglo-Argentine Agreement (11 Mar 1948)

Mr Robert Mellish: It was suggested in the by-election that he had been a complete and utter failure, but the result was that the Tory candidate lost his deposit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office: Opened Letters (7 Apr 1948)

Mr Robert Mellish: Will the Postmaster-General say whether this was the practice under the last Tory Government?

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL (6 May 1948)

Mr Robert Mellish: I was interested to hear the hon. and gallant Member for Perth (Colonel Gomme-Duncan) talk about the wonderful social services rendered by the Conservative Party in the past. I strongly advise him to read the speeches of the right hon. Member for the Scottish Universities (Sir J. Anderson) on the action of his own party in regard to social services. The hon. and gallant Member ought to get...

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL (6 May 1948)

Mr Robert Mellish: He made a speech quite recently. I refer to a former Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Conservative Party.

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL (6 May 1948)

Mr Robert Mellish: He was in the Coalition Government. I think there is no doubt that he is recognised by the Tory Party as a great financial authority. I would like to refer to one or two other points which the hon. and gallant Member mentioned. He said that the country's money was not being used correctly in our Defence Services. True, I never attained the great heights in the military sphere which the hon....

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL (6 May 1948)

Mr Robert Mellish: Certainly there is.

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL (6 May 1948)

Mr Robert Mellish: Every soldier is an efficient fighting unit in the Army today. The fact that we may not have a pukka Guards Regiment—

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL (6 May 1948)

Mr Robert Mellish: The hon. and gallant Gentleman probably knows, more about that than I do. I consider that the Government have done an extremely good job with the Fighting Services. I want also to refer to the speech of the hon. and gallant Member for Down (Sir W. Smiles), who suggested a tax relief on tobacco for disabled soldiers. We on this side of the House share his concern for the disabled soldier, and...

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

Mr Robert Mellish: I am one of those who entirely support the main principles of the Budget because I consider that the Chancellor designed it for two purposes. One was to deal with the inflationary problem, and the other was to give incentives to the people of this country who are employed in industry. I believe that both these objects have been achieved. Speaking from some experience of the matter so far as...

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

Mr Robert Mellish: On the Second Reading the Financial Secretary to the Treasury said: The duty is directed at the betting public and designed to ensure that bookmakers operating on greyhound courses 'shorten their odds' by 10 per cent., which has already been imposed on the tote "—[OFFICIAL REPORT, 6th May, 1948; Vol. 450, c. 1481.] Later on, he went on to say that he was not an expert in these matters— I...

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

Mr Robert Mellish: —from the winnings of the public, so that they may put up some notice to that effect. If a man goes to a dog track and puts a £1 bet on a five-to-one winner, goes to get £6, and is told that he is not to get 10 per cent. of his winnings, and there is no authority for that deduction, I would like the Economic Secretary to be on the greyhound track when that tax is collected.


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