Results 21–40 of 186 for speaker:Major Lyall Wilkes

Oral Answers to Questions — Aliens: Prison Labour (14 Dec 1950)

Major Lyall Wilkes: Will my right hon. Friend draw the attention of his colleagues to the fact that the Prison Commissioners' report shows that a very serious falling off from Government Departments has resulted in constriction of prison industries, which were being developed? The report goes on to say that there is a serious prospect of further decline in prison industries in 1951. Will he act with the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing: Newcastle-upon-Tyne (16 Nov 1950)

Major Lyall Wilkes: asked the Minister of Health what approaches have been made by the City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne to his Department with regard to an increased allocation of houses for the city; and whether he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing: Newcastle-upon-Tyne (16 Nov 1950)

Major Lyall Wilkes: Is it correct to say that the Newcastle allocation for housing in 1951 is 1,000, which is the same as for those on the city housing list last year, and that when the council is able to complete round about 1,000 houses in one year, the figure will be reviewed?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Courts-Martial, Colchester (19 Sep 1950)

Major Lyall Wilkes: Would it exercise the legal minds unduly for provision to be made to state the charge in general terms?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Courts-Martial, Colchester (19 Sep 1950)

Major Lyall Wilkes: Not until afterwards.

Tomato and Cucumber Marketing Scheme (20 Jul 1950)

Major Lyall Wilkes: Why only one of the four? Why not all four? Four out of 20 is not a very good representation of the consumer interest.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Points Rationing (Removal) (14 Jun 1950)

Major Lyall Wilkes: Can my right hon. Friend say whether, since the abolition of the points system, he has been able to increase any raw material supplies to the manufacturers of goods formerly on points, because that would seem to be the core of the matter? Has he been able to give any increases?

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing: Newcastle-upon-Tyne (16 Mar 1950)

Major Lyall Wilkes: asked the Minister of Health the number of local authorities who have submitted schemes for his approval under Part 2 of the Housing Act, 1949, whereby, subject to certain conditions, they may obtain 75 per cent. Exchequer grants towards the cost of converting and improving old houses into satisfactory housing accommodation; whether he is satisfied that local authorities are availing...

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing: Newcastle-upon-Tyne (16 Mar 1950)

Major Lyall Wilkes: In view of the valuable assistance which is given to local authorities in Part II of the Housing Act, and in view of the very small number of authorities which utilise these provisions, would the Minister consider cricularising local authorities and drawing their atten- the great assistance that can be given to them?

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing: Newcastle-upon-Tyne (16 Mar 1950)

Major Lyall Wilkes: asked the Minister of Health (1) whether he is aware that in the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne only 387 council houses were completed during 1949; whether he will make inquiries as to the exact number and extent to which the corporation failed to avail itself of its 1949 allocation and the reasons for such failure; and whether he will further inquire why the building programme in Newcastle is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Aliens: Capital Punishment (Royal Prerogative) (9 Mar 1950)

Major Lyall Wilkes: Is the Minister aware that since July, 1945, in five cases where juries made a strong recommendation to mercy the death sentence was still carried out? Would not the Minister agree that as a jury, who listen most patiently to a case from the beginning to the end, probably know more about the case than anybody else it would be advisable to treat strong recommendations to mercy as an expression...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: American Play (Taxation Exemption) (8 Dec 1949)

Major Lyall Wilkes: Is not the case for some review of this relationship very much strengthened by the fact that a British ballet company, the Metropolitan Ballet, has just had to close down because it could obtain no financial support from the Arts Council? Would it not seem that this ballet company is much more deserving of financial support from the Arts Council than a great many other ventures?

Clause 20. — (Qualification of Justices' Clerk.) (7 Dec 1949)

Major Lyall Wilkes: Does the hon. Gentleman think it is a very satisfactory position when, let us say, two solicitors or two barristers have been arguing a point of law about a new Act, as to where the burden of proof lies or some other aspect of that legislation, that the matter should then be left in the hands of a man entirely unqualified and without training in the law?

Oral Answers to Questions — African Tribes (U.N.O. Representations) (30 Nov 1949)

Major Lyall Wilkes: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why the British representative at Lake Success on 22nd November, 1949, voted with the South African representative to exclude the Reverend Michael Scott from making representations to United Nations Organisation regarding the treatment of certain native tribes in South-West Africa by the South African Government.

Oral Answers to Questions — African Tribes (U.N.O. Representations) (30 Nov 1949)

Major Lyall Wilkes: Can my hon. Friend enlighten us on this? Since the South African Government have refused to send any reports of German South-West Africa to the United Nations, and since no provision exists for referring these matters to any tribunals, how can the United Nations find out what is happening, unless some hearing is given to non-governmental organisations and non-governmental individuals?

Orders of the Day — JUSTICES OF THE PEACE BILL [Lords] (28 Nov 1949)

Major Lyall Wilkes: In my view this extremely enlightened and comprehensive Measure gives the system of lay justices in this country possibly its final chance for safeguarding itself against the fears and doubts which are occasionally expressed about its working. I do not wish to be misunderstood on this point. If one studies the number of appeals which come from courts of summary jurisdiction to appeal...

Orders of the Day — JUSTICES OF THE PEACE BILL [Lords] (28 Nov 1949)

Major Lyall Wilkes: No, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Central. It is rather" important.

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing: Selling Prices (17 Nov 1949)

Major Lyall Wilkes: asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that, as a result of the cut in the building programme of houses to be built under licence, the price of houses for sale with vacant possession has risen; and whether he will introduce legislation in order to place a ceiling price on houses for sale with vacant possession so that the present shortage does not lead to yet further profiteering.

Orders of the Day — British Army (Compassionate Releases) (1 Jun 1949)

Major Lyall Wilkes: I should very much like to support the admirable speech of the hon. Member, and the constructive suggestions he made. It is always difficult, and possibly dangerous, to generalise from one's own correspondence, but my impression is—and it may be supported by the impressions of other hon. Members— that compassionate releases from the Army, and compassionate leave, when the grounds are...

Orders of the Day — Maintenance Orders (Enforcement) (9 Mar 1949)

Major Lyall Wilkes: It is quite obvious and is widely recognised, that great hardship is caused to thousands of families by reason of certain gaps which would appear still to exist in the enforcement of maintenance orders. I should like my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary to say why a husband who has a maintenance order made against him should not be required to give to the court by which the maintenance order...


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