Results 101–120 of 737 for speaker:Mr John Wheatley

Orders of the Day — Transport, Scotland (28 Jul 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: Yes, but for transport purposes it is an area. It is to be treated as a separate area. The White Paper says that this will encourage healthy rivalry between areas. Would the right hon. Gentleman explain how this healthy rivalry is to be developed between the area of Scotland and the area of South-West England? Will he explain that, since the two places are not in competition? Let him bear in...

Orders of the Day — Transport, Scotland (28 Jul 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: I wish they could all be made public because we should all find them interesting. Then the hon. Gentleman said that this body was going to carry out a survey of a road and rail scheme in Scotland. Will he explain how they are to do that if the services are to be disintegrated?

Orders of the Day — Transport, Scotland (28 Jul 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: But how is the committee to consider it if there is to be disintegration of the services? Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will think that out, and when he is reading HANSARD tomorrow he might get the answer to it. Now, we come to the question of road passenger transport. I preface my remarks by congratulating my hon. Friend and next-door neighbour, the hon. Member for Edinburgh, Central (Mr....

Orders of the Day — Transport, Scotland (28 Jul 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: It is in regard to road haulage that the big sell-out will take place, where the public service will be sacrificed to private greed. In that sphere we have a smooth-working service, despite criticisms made by hon. Members opposite. In the Scottish division, where we have taken over 250 separate undertakings with 4,000 vehicles, we have a network operating all over Scotland. I ask the right...

Orders of the Day — Transport, Scotland (28 Jul 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: No, road haulage depots. Spread over the country, where the industrial areas can compensate for the sparsely-populated parts, that is possible, but private enterprise cannot do it. What is to happen if these organisations are sold up and sold out? Is there to be any restrictive covenant in the conditions ensuring that the service will be maintained in those areas, or will the purchasers be...

Orders of the Day — Transport, Scotland (28 Jul 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: I cannot afford time to give way to the hon. Member. Why should they be bought over at tender prices, and not on the same basis as the previous owners were compensated at replacement cost price? Will there be any safeguards to prevent a ganging-up of private interests to reduce the tender prices and let them get these vehicles at cheap rates? That is one of the cardinal principles of...

Orders of the Day — Transport, Scotland (28 Jul 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: I cannot give way, as there are only three minutes before the Minister is to reply. [Interruption.] If the hon. and gallant Member who has been out of the Chamber long enough will keep quiet, I may get on with my speech. What is the position in regard to the port schemes? My right hon. Friend posed this question and we should like to know the position in regard to the Clyde, Aberdeen and...

Orders of the Day — Transport, Scotland (28 Jul 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: Mr. Wheatley rose—

Orders of the Day — Transport, Scotland (28 Jul 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: I will try to make this the one occasion only in which I intervene, but before the right hon. Gentleman passes from that point, may I read to him what was said by his hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton, South-West (Mr. Powell)— I wish to refer to what I consider to be the most outrageous misrepresentation of the many misrepresentations that the Report contains."—[OFFICIAL REPORT,...

Orders of the Day — Transport, Scotland (28 Jul 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: I was talking about railways.

Orders of the Day — Transport, Scotland (28 Jul 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: Before the right hon. Gentleman sits down, is he not going to say a single word about the most important aspect of this debate—the justification for the disintegration of the services in Scotland?

Scottish Affairs (Royal Commission) (24 Jul 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the terms of reference are designed to exclude consideration of legislative devolution? Secondly, is not he aware that both sides of the House were most anxious to debate the Report of the Catto Committee?

Scottish Affairs (Royal Commission) (24 Jul 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: Does that answer mean that the Royal Commission is being excluded from considering questions of legislative devolution?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Prison Offences (Corporal Punishment) (13 May 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: Is it not the case that if a serious attack is committed by a prisoner against a prison officer he will be subject to a criminal charge and to the same punishment as any other person who committed a similar offence outside the prison? Is the hon. Gentleman aware that during the discussion of the Criminal Justice Bill this matter was very fully investigated and that to make any alteration...

Orders of the Day — Defamation (Amendment) Bill: New Clause.-(UNINTENTIONAL DEFAMATION.) (9 May 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: Does the hon. Member appreciate that ex hypothesiof this position the plaintiff would otherwise be entitled to special damages?

Orders of the Day — Defamation (Amendment) Bill: New Clause.-(UNINTENTIONAL DEFAMATION.) (9 May 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: I beg to move, as an Amendment to the proposed Clause, at the end, to add: (6) In the application of this Section to Scotland,—(a) for subsection (2) there shall be substituted the following subsection—(2) An offer of amends under this section must be expressed to be made for the purposes of this section and the Court of Session may by Act of Sederunt prescribe the form and manner in...

Orders of the Day — Defamation (Amendment) Bill: New Clause.-(UNINTENTIONAL DEFAMATION.) (9 May 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: That is relatively true. Although a lot of people may be surprised to know it, actions for defamation are not common in Scotland. That may be because we are not so grasping for money in Scotland as are people in other parts of the United Kingdom. It may be that we are less thin skinned, but I am inclined to the view that we have more broad common sense than people in other parts of the United...

Orders of the Day — Defamation (Amendment) Bill: New Clause.-(UNINTENTIONAL DEFAMATION.) (9 May 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: I think that, for the purpose of the record, the right hon. and learned Gentleman would like to agree with me, in order to preserve the Scottish position, that following upon the Porter Committee's Report a Scottish committee under the chairmanship of a Scottish judge did consider the whole question and made certain recommendations including the embodying of the broad principles of the Porter...

Orders of the Day — Defamation (Amendment) Bill: New Clause.-(UNINTENTIONAL DEFAMATION.) (9 May 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: I am sure the right hon. and learned Gentleman does not intend to convey the impression that I was submitting that should be so, because the whole burden of my argument was that we should embody the same principles, in a separate Scottish Bill, to cope with the different procedure and laws of evidence, and things of that nature.

Orders of the Day — Defamation (Amendment) Bill: New Clause.-(UNINTENTIONAL DEFAMATION.) (9 May 1952)

Mr John Wheatley: I was not convinced by the arguments of the Lord Advocate. There are two matters here, a matter of principle and a matter of procedure, and the matter of procedure is one which should be left to the Act of Sederunt. I am satisfied that he would not Wish to suggest that, even if we had to leave it to the judges of the Court of Session to incorporate in the Act of Sederunt the principles...


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