Results 21–40 of 239 for speaker:Mr Nigel Nicolson

Orders of the Day — NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ANTIQUITIES OF SCOTLAND BILL [Lords] (3 Feb 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I am grateful to my hon. and gallant Friend, but judging by St. Fagan's Museum, near Cardiff, which he may not have visited, a folk museum contains not houses but rooms built as replicas of rooms used in different periods of history.

Orders of the Day — NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ANTIQUITIES OF SCOTLAND BILL [Lords] (3 Feb 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I do not want to pursue this very far, but simply to indicate that it would be advisable, in my opinion, if the new museum, whether it is to be at Shandwick Place or in a totally new building, should incorporate both exhibits suitable to a folk museum and those nationally most important antiquities. After all, the two types of exhibits, could, without any harm, be displayed in exactly the...

U.N. Technical Assistance (U.K. Grant) (9 Feb 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: Everybody is grateful to the hon. Baronet the Member for Gravesend (Sir R. Acland) for raising this subject for debate once more, and nobody would disagree with him that it would be of benefit not only to ourselves but to every member of the United Nations if the funds made available for the Technical Assistance Programme could be considerably increased. We all know that the World Health...

U.N. Technical Assistance (U.K. Grant) (9 Feb 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: Adjustments have been made to make available to the World Health Organisation more money than the small figure of 2,800,000 dollars by borrowing ahead from the Technical Assistance Programme funds against future allocations. All the same, as the hon. Baronet indicated in 'his quotation from the remarks of the Director-General, it means that they will not be able to meet all their obligations...

Oral Answers to Questions — Status of Refugees (U.N. Convention) (15 Feb 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when Her Majesty's Government intend to ratify the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.

Oral Answers to Questions — Status of Refugees (U.N. Convention) (15 Feb 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: Is my hon. Friend aware that the answer will give the greatest possible satisfaction to many refugees scattered all over the world who for many years have been without any fixed legal status?

Publishers' Association (Trade Agreement) (24 Jun 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: If what the right hon. Member for Dundee, West (Mr. Strachey) and my hon. Friend the Member for Sevenoaks (Mr. Rodgers) has said were true, I would agree that a case had been made out for the Monopolies Commission to intervene. I speak as a publisher, not one who signed this letter, but one who does not find himself so horrified by its contents as the previous speakers. Publishing is an...

Publishers' Association (Trade Agreement) (24 Jun 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: If that were the purpose, which I deny, it would be impossible to implement it, because 30 publishers have signed this document out of at least 170 publishers.

World Health Organisation (U.K. Contribution) (1 Jul 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I rise to give my warm support to everything that has been said by the hon. Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, East (Mr. Blenkinsop). I know that in this case I am not fighting a battle with the Parliamentary Secretary; the person who should be in her place tonight is the Chancellor of the Exchequer or the Financial Secretary to the Treasury. I am sure she feels—although she may not be able to...

Orders of the Day — NATIONAL GALLERY AND TATE GALLERY BILL [Lords] (29 Oct 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I am sure that my hon. Friend realises that, under the terms of this Bill, we are not allowed to send to foreign exhibitions pictures painted by foreign artists before 1700, and that those are the pictures which foreign exhibitors most want to have and which, in their case, they have sent to this country?

Orders of the Day — NATIONAL GALLERY AND TATE GALLERY BILL [Lords] (29 Oct 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: It is a rather remarkable fact that we have conducted our debate this morning in a slightly more friendly atmosphere than was possible when the same Bill was debated in another place. However, in the speeches that have so far been made, we have tended, I think, to overlook the fact that this Bill is still arousing a good deal of opposition outside, particularly among art critics and art...

Orders of the Day — NATIONAL GALLERY AND TATE GALLERY BILL [Lords] (29 Oct 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: Why does my hon. Friend take the most extreme instance? Surely he thinks that it is a good thing that students should be allowed, wherever possible, to see pictures, and he does not think that the pictures should be locked away for years on end.

Orders of the Day — NATIONAL GALLERY AND TATE GALLERY BILL [Lords]: Clause 2. — (Powers of Transfer Between the National Gallery and Tate Gallery Collections.) (5 Nov 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I beg to move, in page 2, line 24, to leave out "from among themselves." An important question now arises concerning a difference of opinion between the two bodies of trustees on the question of the transfer or loan of pictures from the one to the other. Subsection (1) provides such powers of interchange or loan between the Tate Gallery and the National Gallery, and the provision which is...

Orders of the Day — NATIONAL GALLERY AND TATE GALLERY BILL [Lords]: Clause 2. — (Powers of Transfer Between the National Gallery and Tate Gallery Collections.) (5 Nov 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: In view of what my hon. Friend reports of his conversations with the people most affected, I can only agree to do what he asks. I hope that any acts of violence will be confined to social occasions outside and will not spread to the committee room. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment.

Orders of the Day — NATIONAL GALLERY AND TATE GALLERY BILL [Lords]: Clause 4. — (Powers of Lending Exercisable by National Gallery Trustees and Tate Gallery Trustees.) (5 Nov 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I beg to move, in page 3, line 4, to leave out from "exhibition," to the end of line 5, and to insert: in the United Kingdom or to exhibitions of international artistic importance abroad. We now come to the most controversial Clause of the Bill to which I have put down one or two Amendments with the same object, firstly, to make perfectly clear in the Bill the intentions of Parliament and,...

Orders of the Day — NATIONAL GALLERY AND TATE GALLERY BILL [Lords]: Clause 4. — (Powers of Lending Exercisable by National Gallery Trustees and Tate Gallery Trustees.) (5 Nov 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I think that the hon. Member for Aston (Mr. Wyatt) is labouring under a mistaken impression. We do not intend to spread our national treasures around our embassies, and, in any case, it would be wrong to furnish many of them with modern pictures, because they are not suitable frames for modern pictures. All that we want to do is to put some of our less good pictures which are not hung in our...

Orders of the Day — NATIONAL GALLERY AND TATE GALLERY BILL [Lords]: Clause 4. — (Powers of Lending Exercisable by National Gallery Trustees and Tate Gallery Trustees.) (5 Nov 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I was just coming to that. During the debate in 1935, it was assumed that, rather than send second-or third-rate pictures abroad, it was better to send none at all. I think the hon. Gentleman would agree that we do not take that point of view, and that it is better to have second-rate British and foreign landscapes and portraits hanging on walls which would otherwise be decorated from the...

Orders of the Day — NATIONAL GALLERY AND TATE GALLERY BILL [Lords]: Clause 4. — (Powers of Lending Exercisable by National Gallery Trustees and Tate Gallery Trustees.) (5 Nov 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I want to support the Financial Secretary on this, because his point of view is supported by all those who have an interest in retaining as many pictures as possible in this country. The art experts do not think it necessary to alter this Clause in the way in which hon. Members have suggested. Perhaps I may give the reasons. The main distinction is between the materials upon which those...

Orders of the Day — NATIONAL GALLERY AND TATE GALLERY BILL [Lords]: Clause 4. — (Powers of Lending Exercisable by National Gallery Trustees and Tate Gallery Trustees.) (5 Nov 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: We regard him as an Englishman unlike, for example, Vandyke and Holbein. Sir Peter Lely and others like him are not accepted as artists of first rate and, in any case, their canvases could safely be sent abroad. That is why I support my hon. Friend's view.

NATIONAL GALLERY AND TATE GALLERY BILL [Lords]: Clause 4. — (Powers of Lending Exercisable by National Gallery Trustees and Tate Gallery Trustees.) (10 Nov 1954)

Mr Nigel Nicolson: I beg to move, in page 3, line 15, after "hundred," to insert: or exceeds in value twenty thousand pounds in the case of works of art loaned to exhibitions abroad, or five thousand pounds in the case of works of art loaned to official residences. Whenever I have been able to intervene in this debate I have attempted to persuade my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to introduce into the Bill...


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