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Orders of the Day — Finance Corporations (2 Mar 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: This is of supreme importance. I have never suggested, or imagined, that the Chancellor of the Exchequer would be responsible for any of what we might call the day-to-day, or even the week-to-week, policy of the Corporations, but the question to which I was devoting my attention was that of the fundamental matters of policy to which his attention will be given. One question was, whether these...

Orders of the Day — Crimea Conference (1 Mar 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: We are approaching the end of this historic Debate. Originally, the Government only intended it to last for two days, but I am quite sure that the Foreign Secretary will agree with me that, having heard the greater part of this Debate, the third day has been fully worth while. We had a Debate yesterday which rose to a very high level, and I think I may say, with the agreement of all sections...

Business of the House and Hours of Sitting (22 Feb 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: May I ask the Leader of the House whether he can tell us the Business for next week, and also whether he has any statement to make in regard to the future hours of sitting?

Business of the House and Hours of Sitting (22 Feb 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I would like to ask the right hon. Gentleman whether the statement he has just made indicates that it is a considered decision of the Government, that the hours should be from 2.30? I was given to understand that the Government would propose 2 o'clock. If the Government are proposing 2.30, will the alternative proposal of 2 o'clock be left to a free vote of the House?

Business of the House and Hours of Sitting (22 Feb 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I would like to be quite clear on this point. If it is not a Government Motion, but a Motion of the Leader of the House, will the Government Whips be put on in favour of the hour of 2.30, or will the decision between 2 and 2.30 be left to a free vote?

INDIA (ESTATE DUTY) BILL [Lords] (16 Feb 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I think the right hon. Gentleman has explained the Bill. It is merely to tidy up what was left a little uncertain in the main Bill, and, so far as I am concerned, I hope it will be given a Second Reading and speedily become law.

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...

Orders of the Day — Hydro-Electric Undertakings (Valuation for Rating) (Scotland) Bill (14 Feb 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: My right hon. Friend apologised for his lack of technical knowledge in expounding the terms of the Bill. I think I am only expressing the views of the House when I say that his exposition of a very difficult technical subject left little to be desired. It was clear and cogent and I am glad that those who have more expert knowledge than I, including the hon. Member for South Croydon (Sir H....

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

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

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...

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...

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...


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