Results 3601–3620 of 3647 for speaker:Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence

Orders of the Day — A.T.S. (Overseas Service) (24 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Undoubtedly. When I say "the Army" I mean all the Armed Services of the Crown, but the right hon. Gentleman who will no doubt reply can speak only on behalf of the Army, and it is in regard to the Army that this proposal has been made. Therefore, it is on that point that the House needs full assurance and some further facts and evidence. Undoubtedly this proposal is not merely one of general...

Orders of the Day — A.T.S. (Overseas Service) (24 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Before the right hon. Gentleman leaves the question of leave, I would remind him that I did ask that A.T.S. should be given a rather greater opportunity of leave, generally, than is given to the men. Perhaps the right hon. Gentleman will answer that.

House of Commons (Rebuilding) (25 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: If the hon. and gallant Member will turn to page 7 he will see there is a definite resolution recorded in favour of two clocks.

House of Commons (Rebuilding) (25 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: The Debate to-day has ranged over a considerable number of subjects, some of them strictly germane to the subject which is the basis of discussion; some, if I may venture to say so, going a little wide of the mark into matters which, no doubt, are relevant but are somewhat outside the immediate purview of the Report of the Rebuilding Committee. From the point of view of the Committee, we...

House of Commons (Rebuilding) (25 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I beg your pardon, the House of Lords somewhere out in the Victoria Gardens, and that we should continue to sit here and use the site of the old House of Commons Chamber, for offices and amenities of various kinds, I should have thought it must be evident to everyone that the House of Commons Chamber should be situated on the site of the burned-out Chamber. Then if there are to he amenities,...

House of Commons (Rebuilding) (25 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: If, when I have finished, I have not answered the hon. Gentleman's point, I will gladly give way. I understood that all those Members in turn said that we were perfectly well accommodated here, that we have all the amenities we require here, and that it is only some fancy convenience of Members that makes them want to go back into the old Chamber. Is that really the case? These premises have...

House of Commons (Rebuilding) (25 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I do not think I misrepresented my hon. Friend at all and I certainly had no wish to do so. However, I take exception to his words "our comfortable position." I do not think our position in the other Chamber was any more comfortable; we are just as comfortable on these benches. What I am concerned with is the efficient carrying out of the duties which the country expects us to carry through....

House of Commons (Rebuilding) (25 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Yes, and for this reason. The hon. Member must have a sense of proportion.

House of Commons (Rebuilding) (25 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I gave way to the hon. Member, and he must listen to my reply. I say, he must have a sense of proportion. It is essential that the grievance of a man who has only a kitchen to live in, or perhaps no home at all, should be fully represented in this House, and that it should be blazoned abroad in the Press. I say that to give up a tiny fraction of 1 per cent. of the possibility of building...

House of Commons (Rebuilding) (25 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I cannot pursue the matter further. All hon. Members, except one or two, understand my point of view, and I do not propose to labour it any more. I want to add to what I was saying just now that it is part of the democratic rights of this country that people should be able to be present in the House of Commons. Everybody knows that the accommodation for visitors in this Chamber is...

House of Commons (Rebuilding) (25 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: The new Chamber will not be ready for the next Parliament.

Oral Answers to Questions — Finance Corporations: Ministerial Responsibility (6 Feb 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: May I say that the position of the Bank of England is really anomalous, and that in many cases Questions relating to the Bank of England have been put to the Chancellor of the Exchequer? If I might suggest it to you, Mr. Speaker, the fact that the Bank of England is going to play a large part in this proposal does entitle this House to get a certain amount of information with regard to it...

Orders of the Day — Colonial Development and Welfare Bill (7 Feb 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: In common with other Members, I have listened with the greatest interest to the statement that has just been made by the Colonial Secretary. I could have wished that my hon. Friend the Member for Shipley (Mr. Creech Jones) had been able to be here to follow the right hon. and gallant Gentleman and, from his great fund of knowledge, deal adequately with this Bill. Unfortunately, he is away on...

Orders of the Day — Colonial Development and Welfare Bill (7 Feb 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I accept the correction. I should not have used the word "revolt," but "riotous behaviour" or some such phrase. The word "revolt" conveys the idea that there was a wish to throw off the British yoke, but that was not my meaning, and I accept the right hon. and gallant Gentleman's desire for a different word. The point I am making is that it is right the right hon. and gallant Gentleman should...

Orders of the Day — Colonial Development and Welfare Bill (7 Feb 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Well, a local inquiry—pointed out that wages are deplorably low, and that the cost-of-living allowance lags woefully behind the rise in the cost of living. The gap which existed a few years ago between the outlook of the employers and the employed, so far from being rectified, has worsened since 1937. The result has been that there has been grave dissatisfaction, amounting in some cases...

Orders of the Day — Forth Road Bridge (13 Feb 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: He has not To minutes available now.

Liberated Territories (Supplies and Transport) (14 Feb 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: The House is very much indebted to the Minister of State for his very full statement. Naturally, there are a number of points on which the House will desire further elucidation and will perhaps have certain views to express on the matter, which, as the right hon. Gentleman himself realises, is exceedingly important. It is second only to the prosecution of the war and must exercise the mind...

Liberated Territories (Supplies and Transport) (14 Feb 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: In view of the right hon. Gentleman's answer to me, perhaps I might now put my question to the Deputy Prime Minister. Will he give consideration to my request for the House to be able to discuss this matter at greater length than we can do at Question Time?

Orders of the Day — Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Bill (14 Feb 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I am not clear about what the right hon. Gentleman is now saying. Is he saying that though the Bill does not confer any financial advantage in blighted areas, that financial advantage can possibly be conferred in other measures taken by the Government?

Orders of the Day — Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Bill (14 Feb 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I am authorised by those who sit with me on these benches to say that we give general support to this Bill. It is, in our view, a necessary Bill. It is a useful Bill, and the sooner it gets on the Statute Book, with, possibly, some Amendments, the better we shall be pleased. At the same time, I think it would be unfortunate if in Scotland higher hopes were pinned on the results of this Bill...


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