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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.

Orders of the Day — Vote of Credit, 1945. (24 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: We have listened to the Chancellor of the Exchequer moving the Vote of Credit, and this House, which throughout the war has upheld and urged on the Government not to be sparing in the resources of the country in order to prosecute this war to a successful conclusion and to do so at the earliest possible opportunity, will support him to-day as it has done in times gone by. We realise that the...

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

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Well, I should not have thought it was necessary to do so, but if the hon. Member wishes—

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

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I leave that to the Secretary of State for War, but I should have thought that in a sense they were. I am talking of the problem in general, and I am just coming to the point I was making. I have dismissed three reasons which might be put forward and I want to come to the real reason: it is because the essential function of child-birth is so necessary to the preservation of the race that...

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.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post-War Industry (Finance Corporations) (23 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has any statement to make about negotiations for the formation of new organisations for the financing of industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post-War Industry (Finance Corporations) (23 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: This is a very important statement and it is obviously impossible for the House to grasp it, in all its details, having just heard it to-day. I would like to ask my right hon. Friend whether an opportunity will be provided for the House to discuss these proposals. I appreciate that formally and nominally, that is not a decision of the Government but of the banks, but the Chancellor of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post-War Industry (Finance Corporations) (23 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Surely, my right hon. Friend cannot consider that the operations of the Bank of England are purely private enterprise, considering the very close association now existing between the Bank of England and the Government.

Oral Answers to Questions — Domestic Coal Supplies (23 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Will the right hon. Gentleman pay special attention to Edinburgh, which I think comes within his jurisdiction, where large numbers of people live in tenements and on separate floors, and where, in a great many cases, the coal distributors do not deliver to individual apartments?

Oral Answers to Questions — Members of Parliament (Visits to France) (23 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I should like to know whether this answer applies to Members of Parliament who want to visit the war zones in France, or does it apply only to the parts of France which are already well within Allied occupation?

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill: New Clause. — (Single transferable vote.) (23 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: This matter did not come specifically before the Speaker's Conference. I think it was within our terms of reference but it was not specifically discussed. We discussed Proportional Representation for Parliamentary elections and, having dis- cussed that, the other matter, was not brought to our attention and we did not therefore, as a conference, express any views with regard to it. I am...

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill: New Clause. — (Single transferable vote.) (23 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: If I remember rightly, it was principally America that was mentioned by the hon. Member to whom I am referring.

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill: New Clause. — (Single transferable vote.) (23 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I referred to the hon. Gentleman who has just sat down. I was not referring, at that moment, to the remarks of the hon. Gentleman who is a Member of the Liberal Party who moved this new Clause. I was referring to the hon. Member for the Combined Universities and I think I am within the recollection of the House in saying that his two principal arguments were, first, that it had been adopted...

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill: New Clause. — (Single transferable vote.) (23 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I did not say anything of the kind. I do not regard this as a novelty; it is not a new experiment. The whole point of my speech was that it had been tried and had been a failure, and that for that reason we should not adopt it.

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill: Second Schedule. — (Registration as Local Government Elector.) (23 Jan 1945)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I do not think that I can allow the Third Reading of this Measure to pass away from us without saying a few words relating to it, and they shall be very few, because I understand it is desired to proceed to other Business before the House rises this afternoon. My first words, Mr. Speaker, will be of thanks to you for presiding so ably at our Conference in the first half of last year. I feel...


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