Results 1–20 of 329 for speaker:Sir Harold Webbe

CITY OF LONDON (VARIOUS POWERS) BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: Not at all.

CITY OF LONDON (VARIOUS POWERS) BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: This is a most interesting disquisition and I am sure it is as instructive to other hon. Members as it is to me, but I should be obliged if the hon. Member would indicate exactly how his remarks about the Gregorian Calendar and 1751 are related to any provision in this Bill. Will he indicate where it comes in this Bill?

CITY OF LONDON (VARIOUS POWERS) BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: On a point of order. Is the hon. Member in order in stating that the Corporation of the City of London is not democratically elected when, as a matter of fact, it is?

CITY OF LONDON (VARIOUS POWERS) BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: The hon. Member for Wednesbury (Mr. Stonehouse) complained that a Bill entitled City of London (Various Powers) should deal with various powers and not be, as he put it, a consistent whole. I am sure that the House will sympathise with me in my very difficult task of disentangling from a debate of an hour or more, a debate which has ranged very widely and has brought in many considerations,...

CITY OF LONDON (VARIOUS POWERS) BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: If the hon. Member wishes me to say a word in its defence, I will say that I think that it is doing very nicely, thank you. I propose to refer to the granting of certain additional powers which has been the subject of several speeches. The most extraordinary alarms have been sounded about the granting, under Clause 8, of certain powers to the City Corporation to acquire land. No speaker has...

CITY OF LONDON (VARIOUS POWERS) BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: I would rather not give way. I want to try to keep my head clear in spite of the efforts of so many to fog the whole position. The hon. Member for Islington, North (Mr. Reynolds) raised two matters. He referred to Clause 18, under which the Corporation takes powers to invest up to half its superannuation funds in equities rather than in strictly trustee stocks. In general principle, as he...

CITY OF LONDON (VARIOUS POWERS) BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: That is in the Preamble, but the Bill makes no provision in regard to the Lord Mayor's Show. It makes provision for the Lord Mayor's swearing-in and taking office. I submit that there is nothing in the Clause to which anyone could take exception. If, as a result, it means that the Lord Mayor's Show, to which the hon. Member for Islington, East takes such strong objection, is held on Saturday,...

CITY OF LONDON (VARIOUS POWERS) BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: The explanation is simple. If the hon. Gentleman reads the Clause carefully he will see that the collection of these tithes, which expire in 1970, another ten years' time, is invested in the Corporation. The purpose of the Clause is merely to see that the same procedure will be applied in collecting these tithes as in collecting the ordinary rates of the City of London. That is obviously...

CITY OF LONDON (VARIOUS POWERS) BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: We have had much discussion and a good many arguments already. I hope that I shall be able to put the case I wish to put without taking anything like as much time. The speech of my hon. Friend the Member for Ashford (Mr. Deedes)—I had no idea that he was going to make it—and the speech of the hon. Member for Islington, South-West (Mr. A. Evans) seemed to me to be founded on the argument...

CITY OF LONDON (VARIOUS POWERS) BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: I do not want to challenge anything.

CITY OF LONDON (VARIOUS POWERS) BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: Let us have argument and not abuse.

Orders of the Day — Housing, London (25 Jun 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: This debate has been an extremely interesting one, though we have been a little tempted to inject into it too much politics. The hon. Member for Bermondsey (Mr. Mellish), for whom we all have a high regard and a great affection, posed the problem of London housing not as a matter of figures and statistics, but as a great human problem. That, indeed, is what it is and must be to all of us, on...

Orders of the Day — Housing, London (25 Jun 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: The hon. Lady was speaking about Central London. To me, that means the City and the West End. [HON. MEMBERS: "No."] From the point of view of commerce and commercial users, that is the centre of London. It is no use anyone pretending otherwise. The simple fact is that when offices are being rebuilt, as they have had to be since the war, we cannot put back offices of the same type as those...

Orders of the Day — Housing, London (25 Jun 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: I am sorry that I cannot give way I have only another two minutes to speak. The effect of the Rent Act in my division has been greatly to improve premises. The amending Act ended the controversy about the type of landlord with whom we are all familiar and who, I feared, might take advantage of the original Act. There is now greater ease in obtaining accommodation. In one respect the Rent...

Common Land (20 Feb 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: First, I should like to join in the thanks which have been expressed to the hon. Member for Walthamstow, West (Mr. Redhead) for having introduced this subject. I congratulate him on the extremely lucid and complete way in which he dealt with what he rightly described as a very complex picture. I listened very carefully to all that he had to say, and I can say without any reservation...

Common Land (20 Feb 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: The prevention of that danger lies in the fact that cattle will always be tethered. They will not be put out without a herdsman to control their movements, and I am quite certain that, if the hon. Member knows the country well, that is the right answer. It is a much better answer than any other.

Common Land (20 Feb 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: The hon. Member shakes his head. I think that his experience of the country is different from mine.

Common Land (20 Feb 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: The hon. Member is making a mistake. Cattle are not put out to graze in the middle of a lot of trees. They prefer to eat grass. They will be herded into the places where grass is growing. Those are, broadly speaking, the positive steps which will be taken to limit this trouble, and I believe that they will prove to be adequate. If they are not adequate, further restrictions may have to be...

Common Land (20 Feb 1959)

Sir Harold Webbe: No one will say that any arrangement short of solid and very substantial fence all round the area in which one wants the cattle to remain could ever be quite certain of preventing them straying. The point that I was anxious to make was that, if all the cattle on the north side of Chingford Lane, which is a very nice clear dividing line, are in the charge of a herdsman, the likelihood of their...

Orders of the Day — Local Government (30 Jul 1957)

Sir Harold Webbe: And Lord Latham.


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