Results 21–40 of 61 for speaker:Mr George Sylvester

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal: Retail Prices (6 Feb 1956)

Mr George Sylvester: In view of the Minister's answer about transport and so on, can he say how it is that the price in mining areas, where the coal is fetched straight from the pits, is double the average pithead price paid to the Coal Board?

National Coal Board (Report and Accounts) (20 Jul 1955)

Mr George Sylvester: It is my privilege to make my speech after a maiden speech. and I should like on behalf of the House to congratulate the hon. Member for Watford (Mr. Farey-Jones) on the way in which he delivered his maiden speech. To make one's first speech in this House is an ordeal, as everyone who has done it knows. The hon. Gentleman delivered his speech in a very honest and sincere manner. We on this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals: Stapleton Park Farm (4 Apr 1955)

Mr George Sylvester: asked the Minister of Health the area of arable land taken over by the Stapleton Park Farm Committee and what is the area now; what profits accrued to his Department as a result of the workings of the farm; what was the purchase price; and what is the valuation of the farm today.

Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals: Stapleton Park Farm (4 Apr 1955)

Mr George Sylvester: Has the Minister any idea at all of the present-day valuation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals: Pontefract and Castleford (13 Dec 1954)

Mr George Sylvester: asked the Minister of Health whether he will increase the allocation to the Leeds Regional Hospital Board so as to enable the hospital facilities under the Pontefract and Castleford Management Committee, especially in Castleford, to be extended, as requested by the hon. Member for Pontefract and the Castleford Urban District Council.

Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals: Pontefract and Castleford (13 Dec 1954)

Mr George Sylvester: Is the Minister aware that, in the area covered by this Management Commitee, there is already a shortage of over 200 beds, and that unless the regional hospital board receive an increased allocation, it looks to me as if in a number of areas there will be no further development of hospitals?

Orders of the Day — Clause 9. — (Charge of Mine Where Neither Manager Nor Acting Manager Nor Under-Manager is Present.) (1 Jul 1954)

Mr George Sylvester: The Attorney-General has given us the legal explanation, but we must get down to the practical application of the provision. A manager may be going on his holidays and may appoint someone in charge of the mine—I do not say he would—who has no qualifications, while there may be other men in the mine who have the necessary qualifications. Apparently that would be legal under the Bill as it...

Orders of the Day — Mines and Quarries Bill: Clause 3. — (Rights of Mine Manager with Respect to Instructions Given by or on Behalf of Owner.) (30 Jun 1954)

Mr George Sylvester: If the Amendment were accepted, it would help the manager, because from the administrative point of view mining has altered very considerably in recent years. There are now divisions, areas, sub-areas and two or three pits in a group and there are people who, at any time, can give instructions to the manager. If the manager does not have those instructions in writing and the catastrophe...

Fuel and Power Industries (26 Oct 1953)

Mr George Sylvester: I listened very attentively to the Minister today. I have been present at most of these debates since nationalisation. I was agreeably surprised at the tone in which the Minister presented his case. In fact, I think he deserved the congratulations of my right hon. Friend the Member for Blyth (Mr. Robens), because I do not think that from this side of the House the case could have been put any...

Fuel and Power Industries (26 Oct 1953)

Mr George Sylvester: I worked for the hon. Gentleman.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (20 May 1953)

Mr George Sylvester: I support the plea made by my hon. Friend the Member for Workington (Mr. Peart) for Rugby League football. Naturally, as I live in a Rugby League area, I have a bias in favour of this type of game but not for any one team. I am in the fortunate position of being the only Member of the House of Commons who has two Rugby League teams in his constituency. Therefore, I cannot afford to have a...

Workmen's Compensation (Partially Disabled) (17 Apr 1953)

Mr George Sylvester: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Merioneth (Mr. T. W. Jones) upon bringing forward this Motion. He did not claim to be an expert, but he moved the Motion in a very lucid manner. My own interest is very great, because I have spent my whole industrial life in an industry which is much affected by accidents. For more than 20 years, as a local lodge secretary, I was dealing with this...

Workmen's Compensation (Partially Disabled) (17 Apr 1953)

Mr George Sylvester: That might be so, but if it was proved that a man can do some kind of work he could not claim total disablement because he is not totally disabled.

Workmen's Compensation (Partially Disabled) (17 Apr 1953)

Mr George Sylvester: The hon. Gentleman takes a legal view of these things which may be correct, but it is safe to say that many of our men who do not get the advantage of some of these things are in receipt of partial compensation and are unemployed. A fair criterion is that the majority of employment exchanges in the mining areas show that the men signing on the register of disabled persons are mostly disabled...

Orders of the Day — Wakefield General Hospital (Nurses' Accommodation) (3 Mar 1953)

Mr George Sylvester: My hon. Friend the Member for Normanton (Mr. A. Roberts) has raised an exceedingly important matter. I support him, as one who lives in the vicinity of this hospital, which, in former days, was a Poor Law hospital. Under the National Health Service Act it has been rejuvenated, and is used as a maternity and general hospital. Great work is being done there. But the nurses' conditions seem to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Shipping: House of Commons (Harcourt Room) (15 Dec 1952)

Mr George Sylvester: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that a fortnight ago, when I had my wife and another lady to lunch, within half an hour of lunching we were asked to vacate our table because the head waiter claimed that scores of people were waiting for the table, and that that was in the middle of the week?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Territorial Army (Bounty) (9 Dec 1952)

Mr George Sylvester: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the amount of the Territorial Army bounty is preventing men from enrolling in the Service; and if he will consider increasing this.

Oral Answers to Questions — Disabled Civilians (Motor Tricycles) (19 Jun 1952)

Mr George Sylvester: asked the Minister of Health what has been done to enable civilian users of motor propelled tricycles to be granted a similar concession in respect of petrol tax, to that enjoyed by ex-Service disabled users.

Workmen's Compensation Rates (2 May 1952)

Mr George Sylvester: I beg to second the Motion. My hon. Friend the Member for Merthyr Tydvil (Mr. S.O. Davies) is to be congratulated on bringing before the House and the country the plight of our unfortunate friends who, as a result of meeting with accidents prior to 1948, find that owing to the legislation of 1948 it is legally impossible for them to receive any increase in their weekly rates. The first...

Workmen's Compensation Rates (2 May 1952)

Mr George Sylvester: The point I was making was that as it is four years since the Act came into being it is fair to assume that the majority of men now on total compensation will probably never get back to their own kind of work again.


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