Results 1–20 of 45 for speaker:Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson

Orders of the Day — Trade Union Act (1913) Amendment Bill. (19 May 1922)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: I beg to move "That the Bill be now read a Second time." I wish to make it perfectly clear that this is not in any sense an attack upon trade unions. On the contrary, I think it will strengthen and improve the position of trade unions by removing a very great cause of friction with regard to the political action which they have been accustomed to take. The Bill does not attempt to prevent...

Orders of the Day — Trade Union Act (1913) Amendment Bill. (19 May 1922)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: I can give the names. I have a whole pile of communications here. They are indexed, and any hon. Member who wishes to see them can examine them.

Orders of the Day — Trade Union Act (1913) Amendment Bill. (19 May 1922)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: The Bridgwater Labour Committee, the Doncaster Unionist Association, the Doncaster Unionist Labour Committee, the Lancashire Unionist Labour Committee, the Derby Unionist Labour Committee, the Rochdale Unionist Labour Committee, the Northumberland Unionist and Labour Committee, the Merthyr Unionist Association, the Llanelly Labour Committee, the Accrington Unionist Labour...

Orders of the Day — Trade Union Act (1913) Amendment Bill. (19 May 1922)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: I distinctly said this was not an attack on trade unions. What I want to put right is the question of the use of political funds. It was not intended that there should be any attack on the unions.

Orders of the Day — Trade Union Act (1913) Amendment Bill. (19 May 1922)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: I do not think that it is quite a fair way of putting it. What I say is that the funds -raised for trade union purposes, which I described as legitimate purposes, should not be used at all for political purposes, unless the individual trade unionist wished it. Nothing could be more fair.

Orders of the Day — Trade Union Act (1913) Amendment Bill. (19 May 1922)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: I did not make that statement. I said many of the trade unions were not informed what funds were used for political purposes and what for ordinary purposes. I know the accounts have to go to the Registrar and that there must be an inspection. The hon. Member must not misrepresent me.

Orders of the Day — Trade Union Act (1913) Amendment Bill. (19 May 1922)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: I have always supported trade unionists.

Orders of the Day — Trade Union Act (1913) Amendment Bill. (19 May 1922)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: As the hon. Gentleman asks me to justify my contention, may I give him a case in point. He must be perfectly aware that, in the case of amalgamation of trade unions, there must be a 50 per cent. vote and a 20 per cent. majority.

Orders of the Day — Trade Union Act (1913) Amendment Bill. (19 May 1922)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: Did the hon. Member take into consideration the votes that would have been cast if—

Orders of the Day — Trade Union Act (1913) Amendment Bill. (19 May 1922)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: rose in his place, and claimed to move, "That the Question be now put," but Mr. Speaker withheld his assent, and declined then to put that Question.

Orders of the Day — Trade Union Act (1913) Amendment Bill. (19 May 1922)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: rose in his place, and claimed to move, "That the Question be now put."

Orders of the Day — Mesopotamia. (23 Jun 1920)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: I listened with very great interest to the speeches which were made this afternoon, and especially to the speech of the Prime Minister, and I am glad to say that, on this occasion, I was able to agree with almost every word he said. I am not always in entire agreement with him, but I think his speech this afternoon was very much to the point. I also listened with very great interest to the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Totalisator. (23 Jul 1919)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: 56. asked whether, in view of the fact that the French public in one year invested £13,000,000 in the totalisator; that the Government received 8 per cent. of this sum, 4 per cent. went back to racing, 2 per cent. to the support of hospitals, 1 per cent. to the direct encouragement of horse-breeding, and 1 per cent. to other useful purposes such as waterworks, etc., he will at once introduce...

Oral Answers to Questions — Totalisator. (23 Jul 1919)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the success of our Armies during the War vas largely due to the number of high-class horses supplied by private breeders; is he also aware that the totalisator would greatly encourage the breeding of horses; and will he give the matter further consideration?

Oral Answers to Questions — Totalisator. (23 Jul 1919)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: I beg to give notice that I shall bring this matter up on the Motion for the Adjournment to-night, and I will further explain the subject to the right hon. Gentleman.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies.: Ploughing (Compensation). (21 Jul 1919)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: Is the Government prepared to pay full compensation for loss incurred by the fanner in seed and labour, and also loss of profit?

Oral Answers to Questions — Rabies (Muzzling Orders). (21 Jul 1919)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman consider the advisability of having the same system carried out as that of the First Lord of the Admiralty, which, for so many years, has been effective?

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force.: Adjutants (Pay). (21 Jul 1919)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: 85. asked the Under-Secretary of State to the Air Ministry whether he is aware that the pay of an adjutant at a flying training depot amounts to less than the pay and allowances received by a lieutenant at the same depot; that this is justified on the plea that the adjutant is not a pilot; whether he is aware that the adjutant must frequently fly in order to carry out his duties efficiently;...

Supply. — [16TH Allotted Day.]: Postmaster-General's Statement. (17 Jul 1919)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: I should like, first of all, to bear out the remarks made by the hon. Member beside me (Sir J. Hope) in his contention that we should, so far as possible, employ ex-Service men; I think we are all agreed upon that. I should like to pay a tribute to the right hon. Gentleman on the excellent service which has been maintained during the War under very difficult circumstances, and I know of...

Oral Answers to Questions — War Medal Issue. (16 Jul 1919)

Mr Ernest Meysey-Thompson: 70. asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that dissatisfaction exists at the delay in issuing the medal for the European War; and whether this medal will shortly be issued to all the men who are clearly entitled to it?


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