Results 1–20 of 239 for speaker:Mr Nigel Nicolson

Orders of the Day — Empire Settlement Bill (21 Apr 1952)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: In rising to address the House for the first time, I should like to express my appreciation of the warm welcome and help which is given by hon. Members on both sides of the House to the new Parliamentary recruit. I was told, and I suppose we all were, that joining Parliament is like one's first term at school, but that seemed to me to be most inexact analogy, for it is surely a strange school...

Orders of the Day — Empire Settlement Bill (7 May 1952)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I am very glad to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Peterborough (Mr. H. Nicholls), because there is nothing in which I disagree with what be has said. I should simply like to take up two minutes of the time of the House to underline a few of the points. We are unanimous in wishing to see this Empire Settlement Bill made more effective, but we are very modest in our demands. We have not...

Orders of the Day — Empire Settlement Bill (7 May 1952)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I do not think that that has much to do with the matter.

Historic Houses (Gowers Report) (1 Aug 1952)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I think hon. Members in all parts of the House will agree that the Gowers Committee's Report deserved a better fate than to be brought up for discussion two years after its first publication, in the very last hours of the present Session. I support all those hon. Members who have already spoken in pressing the Government to arrange for an early and full debate on this subject, anticipated, if...

Orders of the Day — Sunday Observance Bill (30 Jan 1953)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: We have heard a great deal today about the conscience of the individual Members, but I suggest to the House that this is just the sort of matter upon which every Member should strive to ascertain and express by word and by vote the feeling of his own constituents. If I felt that the Bill were designed merely to remove certain anomalies in the existing law and to bring into tune with current...

Prayers: East Coast Flood Disaster (6 Feb 1953)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I want to raise a point about coast protection, to which my right hon. and learned Friend referred in his statement. Would he ask his right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether, in formulating his plans for future coast protection work, he will not give unreasonable priority to the low-lying areas of our coast to the disadvantage of those parts which are...

Prayers: Historic Houses (Gowers Report) (6 Feb 1953)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: When the Prime Minister announced during the debate on the Address last November that we were likely to have a Bill to save our historic houses, not a voice was raised in protest. On the principle and desirability of that Bill there was no disagreement on either side of the House or even between individuals in the country. Therefore it was a good thing that my hon. Friend the Member for...

Orders of the Day — Flood Disasters (19 Feb 1953)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: Is the hon. Member suggesting that, quite irrespective of this present disaster, the charge for new coast protection works should fall substantially upon the Exchequer and only to a much smaller degree on the local authority?

Orders of the Day — Flood Disasters (19 Feb 1953)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I am asked, "Why not?" It is because the party opposite, in the debates of 1949 always resisted what we were trying to urgeā€”that there should he a much more substantial grant from the Exchequer for such work.

Flood and Storm Damage (Compensation) (23 Mar 1953)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I feel sure that the whole House will be grateful that any bitterness there may have been in the minds of those who put down this Motion has not been reflected in the debate. That was possibly due to the calm and measured manner in which the hon. Member for Lowestoft (Mr. Edward Evans) made his speech and, in particular, to the reply of my right hon. and learned Friend. I think that the lack...

Flood and Storm Damage (Compensation) (23 Mar 1953)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I had hardly embarked on that section of my speech. It will not be long before I am able to answer the hon. Member's question. The owners of the land bought their houses when the sea coast was some distance from their doorsteps, but now, with the passing of the years and the constant attacks by the sea, the cliff edge has come so close to their doorsteps that the houses are in danger of...

Bill Presented: Bechuanaland (Bamangwato Reserve Administration) (22 May 1953)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: The hon. Member for Gravesend (Sir R. Acland) has said that we are trying to prevent criticism of the appointment which has just been made on the grounds that it would cause disunity if such criticism were made. I do not think that anyone has tried to prevent criticism. All that we wished, as the hon. Lady the Member for Flint, East (Mrs. White) suggested, is that we should look to the future...

New Clause. — (Annual Reports of Ancient Monuments Boards.) (22 Jul 1953)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: As I originated this proposal in Committee, I should like to thank my right hon. Friend for having incorporated it in the final Bill, and also for adding the previous Clause, which extends the present English Ancient Monuments Board to two brothers or sisters in Wales and Scotland. I hope that now that we have these three Ancient Monuments Boards, which correspond roughly to the three...

New Clause. — (Injury to Ancient Monuments by Their Owners.) (22 Jul 1953)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I apologise for detaining the House for two or three minutes but I do so because it seems to me that this new Clause is the central point not only of this Part of the Bill but also of all our law relating to ancient monuments, and because discussion upon it was unfortunately curtailed in Committee through lack of time. I thank the Solicitor-General for having gone at least some of the way to...

New Clause. — (Prosecution of Offences Under Ancient Monuments Acts.) (22 Jul 1953)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I beg to second the Motion.

British Guiana (22 Oct 1953)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: The speech of the hon. Member for Bristol, South-East (Mr. Benn) has been in tune with the character of the whole of this debate. Some people may have been surprised and gratified that more acrimony has not been shown in the discussion of the affairs of this Colony. Before the House met after the Recess a great many hard words were thrown about and an impression was given that when the matter...

British Guiana (22 Oct 1953)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I would not contradict my hon. Friend, but the argument I am advancing is that it does not matter whether it is Communism we are dealing with or another form of totalitarianism. The hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland said we are too much in danger of attributing to Communism all Left Wing or nationalist movements. All radical parties, all radical movements, in their aims and methods have...

British Guiana (22 Oct 1953)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: The new Constitution was introduced earlier this year to coincide with the infusion of new capital. It was hoped that the combination of this new financial stimulus and this new political stimulus would result very soon in the Colony being raised far above the status it enjoyed hitherto. In all that my right hon. Friend said I was most impressed by the two telegrams he read out, one from the...

Debate on the Address [First Day] (3 Nov 1953)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: The hon. Member for Nottingham, South (Mr. Norman Smith) has made a very violent speech, but those of us who have worked with him on the Select Committee on Estimates know that he is not a violent man by any means, and we wonder how much of what he has just said he really believes The hon. Member attacked the Gracious Speech for certain omissions. He did not attack it for what it contained,...


Mr Nigel Nicolson: I am not a Scotsman and I do not represent a Scottish constituency, but I hope I may be forgiven for intervening in the debate in that I bear an English name spelled in a Scots way. I own a few meagre acres of Scottish soil and I am particularly interested in the preservation and display of British antiquities, wherever they may be discovered and wherever they may be lodged. No one can...

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