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Orders of the Day — Pensions (Increase) Bill: Clause 4. — (Extension of provisions of section one.) (4 May 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I think I can cover my point by asking on what principles the Government are going to act in dealing with this Order in Council, and, if the particular point referred to in this Amendment is out of Order, the Chancellor can explain the general principles on which the Government are proceeding to act. There is another point to which I want to call attention. I understand there are certain...

Orders of the Day — Pensions (Increase) Bill: Second Schedule. — (Authorised Increases of Certain Pensions.) (4 May 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: This deals with quite a different point.

Orders of the Day — Pensions (Increase) Bill: Second Schedule. — (Authorised Increases of Certain Pensions.) (4 May 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I should be lacking in common courtesy if I did not say one word in gratitude to the Chancellor of the Exchequer for the attitude he has taken in regard to the whole of this matter. I and many of my friends have been among those who have seen the importance and necessity of doing something for those civil servants—teachers, local government servants and others—who, having been pensioned...

Business of the House (27 Apr 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Have the Government considered the form of Motion for the currency Debate? I think it will be the general wish of the House to have it as wide as possible and not to have it on a Motion which would bind the Government in advance to any particular view.

Oral Answers to Questions — Jamaica: Service Pay and Allowances (26 Apr 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: May we take it that if, after reading the White Paper, which the House will no doubt do with very great interest, the House would wish to have a day for discussion, the Government will be in a position to give the matter consideration?

Ways and Means: Amendment of Law (26 Apr 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: We were indebted to the Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday for a most interesting statement, delivered with his accustomed great knowledge and authority. The feature of that speech which most impressed me was his concentration on the development of the country after the European war has concluded. Of course, the right hon. Gentleman was careful to make no phophecy as to the manner and the...

Ways and Means: Amendment of Law (26 Apr 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I quite accept your Ruling, Mr. Williams. I was not proposing to go into the matter at any length, and am willing to leave it where it is, having expressed the point in connection with the proposal which the Chancellor actually laid before us, and which I support. I now come to the relief which is being given in the current Budget as to E.P.T., and the promises for the future in the matter...

Ways and Means: Amendment of Law (26 Apr 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Certainly. The reasons for restoring industry are, first, in order that the trade and finance of the country may improve and, equally, that unemployment may be prevented in the future. When I say industry I also include agriculture. That is the overriding consideration and nothing can be more important than that there should be capital available in the country and, still further, that...

Ways and Means: Amendment of Law (26 Apr 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I should be much obliged if my hon. Friend would send me some of those speeches to which he has referred, because I have no recollection of them. If he would send them to me, I should be very interested to see what I did say, because I do not think I said anything different in them from what I have said to-day.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Married Women (Nationality) (25 Apr 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: The Deputy Prime Minister will realise that this is a question of practical significance, which cannot be left indefinitely in cold storage. Can he give an assurance that, if this question will not be discussed at immediate meetings, the Prime Ministers will, at least, be asked to discuss the matter in their respective Dominions, with a view to a discussion at their next joint meeting and a...

Pensions (Increase) Bill: Clause 1. — (Increase of certain pensions payable in respect of public service.) (18 Apr 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Obviously, all these Amendments hang together and I would certainly support the suggestion that we should discuss this whole question at one time.

Pensions (Increase) Bill: Clause 1. — (Increase of certain pensions payable in respect of public service.) (18 Apr 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I am very glad that the Chancellor of the Exchequer has made himself responsible for putting down these Amendments. When the Bill was introduced I realised that in this respect it was inadequate. There have been many other Statutes in which the question of a dependant has been raised and the definition there has been wider than the definition proposed in the Bill, which in my opinion was a...

Pensions (Increase) Bill: Clause 1. — (Increase of certain pensions payable in respect of public service.) (18 Apr 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: In reference to the point raised by the hon. and gallant Member for Armagh (Sir W. Allen), I think the Financial Secretary used words which might be misunderstood. He said there was no question of a person being denied an increase of pension because there was no dependant. Those words are not quite correct. If a person is over the limit at which a man can obtain a pension when he is single,...

Pensions (Increase) Bill: Clause 1. — (Increase of certain pensions payable in respect of public service.) (18 Apr 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I think that if the Chancellor of the Exchequer were to confine himself to the upper limit now and the change in the upper limit and deal with the increases later on it would be better. These matters could be more appropriately dealt with separately.

Pensions (Increase) Bill: Clause 1. — (Increase of certain pensions payable in respect of public service.) (18 Apr 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: It cannot be raised above that figure.

Pensions (Increase) Bill: Clause 1. — (Increase of certain pensions payable in respect of public service.) (18 Apr 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I am very glad that the Chancellor of the Exchequer has seen fit, after the facts have been put before him, to propose this Amendment. When the Bill was introduced, I felt that the limits were too low. I was moved to that consideration by this fact, which I would beg the Committee to appreciate. A cursory reading of the Bill would suggest that a married person with an income of £250 a year...

Pensions (Increase) Bill: Clause 1. — (Increase of certain pensions payable in respect of public service.) (18 Apr 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I share some of the views of the Chancellor of the Exchequer on this point. I would like to see, if we could get the money, and the goods which would be represented by it, from another planet, pensions increased in all cases at least to keep pace with the cost of living. To that extent, I am wholly in agreement with the arguments which I imagine will be put forward by the hon. Member for...

Pensions (Increase) Bill: Clause 1. — (Increase of certain pensions payable in respect of public service.) (18 Apr 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: On a point of Order. I do not propose to move the next Amendment which stands in my name and that of hon. Friends—in page 1, line 17, at end, insert— (2) For the purposes of this Act a dependent person means a person in respect of whom section twenty-one or section twenty-two of the Finance Act, 1920, or section twenty or section twenty-one of the Finance Act, 1938, a deduction may be...

India (Failure of Constitu Tional Machinery) (18 Apr 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I must say that I think the Government and the right hon. Gentleman have handled this matter in about the worst possible way I can imagine. First, they realise that this is a very large and fundamental issue that ought to have a proper discussion. They try to arrange for a Debate at the tail-end of a day when there has been a great deal of other business and we cannot have a proper...

India (Failure of Constitu Tional Machinery) (18 Apr 1944)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: That may be the hon. Member's view, but that is not my view. We have had to forgo our right to have a discussion, because this matter was not to be put forward in a controversial way. If the right hon. Gentleman did not realise that he was being controversial, it convinces me that he is totally unfit for the office which he holds in the Government. I say that after very...


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