Results 661–667 of 667 for speaker:Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson

Old Age and Widows' Pensions [Money]. (26 Feb 1940)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: To my mind this is wholly outside the Financial Resolution and no part of my speech. I believe a means test is always necessary if you are handing out money without any previous contractual arrangement with the Exchequer. I am convinced it has always been necessary in the past and will be necessary again.

Old Age and Widows' Pensions [Money]. (26 Feb 1940)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: If a contributory pension was actuarially sound from the beginning it might well be considered a contract, but in fact contributory pensions have to be paid largely out of the Exchequer. I wish to say, in conclusion, that the "over 70"pensions have been administered fairly and squarely for many years past and that the application of the means test in respect of these pensions has resulted in...

Old Age and Widows' Pensions [Money]. (26 Feb 1940)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Can the hon. Gentleman explain in what manner these officials lead a furtive and clandestine existence?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Air Estimates, 1940. (7 Mar 1940)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: May I join with the hon. Member for Berwick-on-Tweed (Sir H. Seely),my very senior officer, in congratulating the Minister upon his statement to-day, and may I congratulate him at least as much on his reticence as upon his revelations? I hope that he will not be too ready to make the further revelations which he has been invited to make by the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland (Mr. Dalton), and...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Air Estimates, 1940. (7 Mar 1940)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Industry has an insatiable maw, which will take any number of men, but the Air Force want their share. Industry has proved its ability to look after itself in that respect. There is also the question of spare parts. It has never been more necessary than to-day to adapt the peace-time methods of industry to the needs of war. I am not entirely convinced that all possible is being done to meet...

Orders of the Day — Workmen's Compensation (Supplementary Allowances) Bill. (30 Apr 1940)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I hope that the House will bear with me if in my argument I show less acquaintance with the subject than its importance deserves. I only knew last night that I should be free to come to the House to-day, and there is no subject on which I should more desire to address the House than on this. Some ten years ago I wrote two volumes of history. I called the first volume "Loyalties" and the...

Orders of the Day — Conduct of the War. (7 May 1940)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I count myself fortunate in having an opportunity to speak, for within an hour I must rejoin my unit. The war is so close to our shores to-day that an airman can dine with his wife, will proceed overseas over the North Sea to set fire to a hornets' nest and extinguish it with a pitch of high explosive, and be back having breakfast, if he is fortunate, with his wife at the usual time on the...


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