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Results 1–20 of 85 for speaker:Mr David Mort

Orders of the Day — Unemployment in Wales (31 Jul 1958)

Mr David Mort: I want to deal with an aspect of the problem as it affects South-West Wales. The House will probably agree that for many years I have taken upon myself the obligation of speaking in this House on behalf of the steel worker and the tinplate worker. I re-echo the sentiments of my hon. Friend the Member for Swansea, West (Mr. P. Morris) when I say that not only have Members on this side of the...

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Debate on the Address (12 Nov 1957)

Mr David Mort: I am sure that the House will forgive me if I do not follow the trend of this debate so far. I have a specific subject to which I wish to refer and in doing so I shall give a practical demonstration that I listened with attention to the advice which Mr. Sneaker gave us today about being brief. My subject concerns South Wales and the industrial revolution happening there in the tinplate and...

Welsh Affairs (30 Jan 1956)

Mr David Mort: I am sure that the hon. Member for Conway (Mr. P. Thomas) will forgive me if I do not follow him in detail. On other occasions I have drawn attention to one specific subject to which I wish to refer today, the iron and steel and tinplate trade of South Wales. We produce 90 per cent. of the tinplate, and of late years have demonstrated to the world what marvellous steps can be taken in the...

SWANSEA CORPORATION (FAIR-WOOD COMMON) BILL [Lords] (By Order) (26 Jan 1956)

Mr David Mort: I have listened with great pleasure to the arguments put forward from both sides. I am prepared to give full credit for honesty of purpose to those who are opposing this Bill, but hon. Members should realise the actual position. The hon. Member for Barry (Mr. Gower) spoke of the erection of an aerodrome, but it is not a question of erecting one. Does any hon. Member suggest that the Swansea...

Welsh Affairs (24 Nov 1954)

Mr David Mort: It is appropriate that on the first occasion on which the new Minister is present on a Welsh day we should give him a welcome. I would classify it as a mother-in-law's welcome; we are very pleased to see him but we hope he will not stay too long. I hope he will not emulate the mother-in-law who came for a week-end and stayed for 20 years. We are nevertheless very pleased to have what many...

Welsh Affairs (2 Feb 1954)

Mr David Mort: I wish to concentrate on one aspect and will not try to emulate the hon. Member for Barry (Mr. Gower)—I think the only question he left out was dog licensing. I think we should give a word of praise to the Council of Wales for producing, for the eighth time, a Report giving us factual information which enables us to see a picture, colourful in some respects, dark in others, but very...

Denationalised Steel Undertakings (Sale of Shares) (11 Dec 1953)

Mr David Mort: I beg to second the Motion. I sincerely congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Attercliffe (Mr. J. Hynd) for his clear and worthy picture of the position in the industry. I intend to introduce into the debate reference to the men who produce steel so that hon. Members opposite will realise the heavy burden which the workers bear. Judging by the interjections from some hon. Gentlemen...

Denationalised Steel Undertakings (Sale of Shares) (11 Dec 1953)

Mr David Mort: They look upon these fellows as people who are living upon the industry and taking the cream off the milk that is produced through the sweat and grime of the worker in front of the furnace. Does any one opposite deny that? We have our own economic theories. I do not want hon. Gentlemen opposite to believe that the steel worker is just a man who produces steel. He has other occupations. One of...

Orders of the Day — Iron and Steel Bill: Clause 5. — (Provision of Production Facilities to Be Subject to Board's Consent in Certain Cases.) (10 Mar 1953)

Mr David Mort: I beg to move, in page 6, line 23, after "Britain," to insert: or to cease or substantially to diminish the use of any production facilities in Great Britain.

Orders of the Day — Iron and Steel Bill: Clause 5. — (Provision of Production Facilities to Be Subject to Board's Consent in Certain Cases.) (10 Mar 1953)

Mr David Mort: We are obliged to you, Mr. Speaker, for that arrangement, which is very convenient and we are quite prepared for the subject to be covered in the way you suggest. The reason I was chosen to move the Amendment is that we want to pinpoint the powers which the Minister has in a certain direction. In moving an earlier Amendment, the Parliamentary Secretary said that it was possible for the Board...

Orders of the Day — Iron and Steel Bill: Clause 5. — (Provision of Production Facilities to Be Subject to Board's Consent in Certain Cases.) (10 Mar 1953)

Mr David Mort: I will refer to some of the insulations that I suggest. One is that the Minister should use his powers to keep intact the areas that have grown around a few small works. The hon. Member for Esher (Mr. Robson Brown) is aware how these industries have grown up in South Wales. I have seen them grow. Now we have communities with four tinplate works, two steel works and an iron works. They all...

Orders of the Day — Iron and Steel Bill: Clause 9. — (Importation and Distribution of Raw Materials and Finished Products.) (17 Feb 1953)

Mr David Mort: I beg to move, in page 9, line 11, at the end. to insert: without discrimination between iron and steel producers. The Minister said that the speech made by my hon. Friend had curtailed his reply. I am in a worse difficulty, because the speech of the hon. Gentleman has curtailed my speech almost to nothing. However, I am quite prepared to deal with this Amendment from a specific standpoint,...

Welsh Affairs (22 Jan 1953)

Mr David Mort: I am in perfect agreement with all the observations that have been made about the futility of Welsh days. It is about time that the Welsh Members got together to see whether they can get some more sensible arrangements so that the problems affecting us so intimately can be discussed adequately. I am not going to make the speech that I had thought about, but will deal only with one aspect of...

Iron and Steel Industry (Government Policy) (23 Oct 1952)

Mr David Mort: Many aspects of this question have been dealt with in the debate so far, but I shall confine myself, in the short time at my disposal, to only one aspect of the problem. I go back to the first main question, and I think that I shall be interpreting the spirit of the operatives in the engineering shops when I ask the Minister and his supporters why they are going to de-nationalise steel. I...

Welsh Affairs (4 Feb 1952)

Mr David Mort: I am very pleased to have the opportunity of congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Merioneth (Mr. T. W. Jones) on his very able speech, which was tinted, and rightly so, by Welsh fervour and Welsh enthusiasm, and I am sure that hon. Members will follow the example of the Prime Minister and endeavour to brush up their knowledge of the Welsh language in order that they may follow...

Iron and Steel Industry (7 Feb 1951)

Mr David Mort: The hon. and gallant Member for Pudsey (Colonel Banks) pointed out a tempting path which I would like to follow, but in the time at my disposal I want to deal with one or two important points. I must confess that I am getting rather tired of the arguments on steel nationalisation. The subject has been debated until it is threadbare, and today we have had repetitions of many arguments for and...

Iron and Steel Industry (7 Feb 1951)

Mr David Mort: I cannot speak for Sheffield particularly. I am not disturbed about the result even in Sheffield. I know that two delinquents have left our party on this very issue and they went to my constituency. If the decision tonight means that we are having a General Election on this issue, I hope that those two gentlemen will come to my constituency again. A decision has been made by the people who...

Iron and Steel Industry (7 Feb 1951)

Mr David Mort: That depends upon raw materials. I am sure that the hon. Gentleman knows that there is a danger with regard to the supplies of scrap metal. All things being equal, we do not anticipate a reduction. No one anticipates that there will be any trouble on the operative side. The operatives voluntarily decided to work a seven-day week when everyone else in the country was discussing a five-day...

Iron and Steel Nationalisation (19 Sep 1950)

Mr David Mort: It is very tempting to follow in the footsteps of the hon. Member for Esher (Mr. Robson-Brown) but I have not the time to do so. Even if I had, I do not see that there is any need to plead the case for nationalisation of steel. That case has been fully established a long time ago in this democratic institution. The principle has been passed through this House on two occasions. With other...

Iron and Steel Nationalisation (19 Sep 1950)

Mr David Mort: I have mentioned the number of Committee meetings which took place when the Bill was upstairs. I think the Bill was adequately discussed in every respect.


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