Results 61–80 of 737 for speaker:Mr John Wheatley

Orders of the Day — Meat Ration (15 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: Will the hon. Member answer the question?

Chairman of Ways and Means (Conduct) (8 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: It was a waste of time.

Chairman of Ways and Means (Conduct) (8 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: The right hon. Gentleman the Lord Privy Seal prefaced his remarks by saying that many of the arguments adduced in the course of this debate had been arguments directed against the conduct of Her Majesty's Government and Ministers, rather than against the conduct of the right hon. Gentleman the Chairman of Ways and Means. He then went on to make the claim that he had answered all these...

Chairman of Ways and Means (Conduct) (8 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: Will the right hon. Gentleman tell the House whether there were any Amendments down to the remaining Acts in the Schedule, because, as the right hon. Gentleman knows, if there are no Amendments down to them, those Acts cannot be discussed in the Committee stage. Accordingly, if there was no Amendment down, there could be no discussion. Therefore, if the right hon. Gentleman is going to be...

Chairman of Ways and Means (Conduct) (8 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: I think enough has been said to indicate quite clearly that the arguments adduced by the right hon. Gentleman had no substance, no relevance and no bearing on the point. Accordingly, we came to consider a situation where it was contrary to all precedent—and even if there had been a precedent, it is rather strange that the right hon. Gentleman had to go back 50 years to find one, and then...

Chairman of Ways and Means (Conduct) (8 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: That was a welcome change from the tedious and repetitive speeches which we are accustomed to hear from the right hon. Gentleman when he gets up to move the Closure.

Chairman of Ways and Means (Conduct) (8 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: The right hon. Gentleman says that we shall hear them again. We are making an appeal for better leadership in this House in order that business can be effected in a manner consistent with Parliamentary tradition, and as soon as the Chief Whip is inveigled into an argument, all we can extract from him is that we shall hear these things again. The right hon. Gentleman will not find us...

Chairman of Ways and Means (Conduct) (8 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: It is within the recollection of the House. The right hon. and learned Gentleman purposely omitted that part of the Standing Order. He said that he was doing it; but at the end he came in with it. The point is that he put the emphasis in the wrong place, with respect, because he rather looked upon this as incidental to the invocation of the Order, whereas it is a condition precedent to the...

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill: Clause 1. — (Disposal of Commission's Existing Road Haulage Undertaking.) (3 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: I did not fully understand the contribution of the hon. Member for Dumfries (Mr. N. Macpherson) but, as obviously the hon. Gentleman did not understand it himself, he will not expect a reply from me. I rise to pose again some of the questions which the Minister has shirked. If ever there was a striking condemnation of the Government's policy of introducing the Guillotine, it is demonstrated...

Orders of the Day — Expiring Laws Continuance Bill: Schedule (2 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: I beg to move, "That this House do now adjourn."

Orders of the Day — Expiring Laws Continuance Bill: Schedule (2 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: I beg to move, "That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again." My reason for moving this Motion is that, manifestly, we cannot continue to discuss the matters before the Committee with any semblance of decency, in view of the conduct to which we have just been subjected. When a similar Motion was moved previously the Leader of the House proceeded on a quite wrong...

Orders of the Day — Expiring Laws Continuance Bill: Schedule (2 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: When the Leader of the House last addressed the Committee we were led to believe that the Government were prepared to go on all night in order to give full opportunity to discuss these matters. Let me make it clear to the Patronage Secretary, who has merely flitted in and out of the Chamber, that we have been discussing these matters fairly and fully, we have raised very important matters...

Orders of the Day — Expiring Laws Continuance Bill: Schedule (2 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: If the hon. Gentleman will just bear with me he will realise that there will be a little time longer unless the Patronage Secretary has the common sense and decency to give effect to the Motion I am now moving. I am glad to see the Leader of the House here. When he decided to carry on on the last occasion he did so on false premises. He proceeded on the premise that the Scottish Measures we...

Orders of the Day — Expiring Laws Continuance Bill: Schedule (2 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: The right hon. Gentleman cannot ride out on that argument, because the responsibility rests fairly and squarely on the shoulders, first, of the Patronage Secretary, and then on the Government, in moving the Motion. There are various methods of showing one's disapproval, but we know exactly where the onus and responsibility rest so far as this is concerned. I do not think that this is a...

Orders of the Day — Expiring Laws Continuance Bill: Schedule (2 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: I beg to move, in page 3, to leave out lines 25 to 27. No doubt all the hon. Gentlemen who were absent from the Chamber when the incident which gave rise to the recent discussion took place will now again leave the Chamber and return only when their presence is required by the Patronage Secretary. I would remind the Secretary of State for Scotland and his colleagues that in moving this...

Orders of the Day — Expiring Laws Continuance Bill: Schedule (2 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: I remember that perfectly well and I remember that my hon. Friend, who was a member of that Committee, was a signatory to that Minority Report. I was hoping that if he were fortunate enough to catch your eye, Sir Charles, he might explain that at greater length. But it seems to be a race against time between people who have the interest of Scotland at heart and the Patronage Secretary. In...

Orders of the Day — Expiring Laws Continuance Bill: Schedule (2 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: I realise that the hon. Gentleman did not nod at that. We are not quite sure what nods mean on the other side of the Committee, and we are very apprehensive about them, but when he nods approval of the fact that the Act was working well in court—and without going to court, that it was having a desirable and salutary effect on solving the problem which exercises the minds of many people in...

Orders of the Day — Expiring Laws Continuance Bill: Schedule (2 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: The hon. Gentleman should at least try to understand what we are talking about.

Orders of the Day — Expiring Laws Continuance Bill: Schedule (2 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: What we are discussing is the question whether or not the Tenancy of Shops (Scotland) Act should form part of the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill or whether it should be made permanent legislation. This affects the livelihood of a large number of people in Scotland; all shopkeepers in Scotland are affected by it; and I am sorry that the hon. Member for Edinburgh, South (Sir W. Darling) is not...

Orders of the Day — Expiring Laws Continuance Bill: Schedule (2 Dec 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: I was suggesting that the hon. Gentleman can take one of two courses, either of which would be acceptable to us. Either he can give a preliminary reply immediately, followed by contributions from my hon. Friends and then a further reply—in that event, we could at least know the Government's mind before my hon. Friends make their contributions—or, if he prefers to wait and wind up at the...


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