Results 41–60 of 137 for speaker:Colonel Sir Henry Evans

Production. (24 Mar 1942)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: The House will, I think, be led to believe by the figures which the hon. Member has just quoted, that Income Tax deductions from this man's wages amount to 25 per cent. of his earnings. Perhaps this is due to arrears of payments? Will the hon. Member develop the point further?

Production. (24 Mar 1942)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: At this late hour I do not propose to follow the hon. Gentleman in his advocacy of nationalisation of the industries of this country in the midst of a war for life or death. Indeed, I think it would not be very helpful if we attempted to change horses in that vigorous style in the most dangerous part of the stream. As it is late I am not surprised that my hon. and learned Friend the Member...

Production. (24 Mar 1942)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I think that, from the practical point of view, it is essential that they should attend, but if there are conditions outside the control of the management, if, for instance, the raw material is not there then rather than have them sitting about knitting or smoking as the case may be, the management should, if it cannot use their services in any other department, go along and frankly tell them...

Production. (24 Mar 1942)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I must have expressed myself badly, because my hon. Friend does not seem to have got the point. I heard that case referred to but before expressing a judgment, I should like to know more about it. What I would say in general is this: First, if it is necessary for people in a factory to be unemployed, even if only for a few hours, tell them why. Give them the reason, so that they can...

Orders of the Day — Supply. (24 Jun 1942)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I do not propose to follow my hon. Friend in the examination which he made of the Questions and Answers in the House when Lord Swinton was appointed to his important post. He put those Questions with his usual charm. They are of great substance, and I hope that my right hon. Friend the Under-Secretary will find it convenient to enlighten the Committee when he comes to reply. It is a healthy...

Orders of the Day — Supply. (24 Jun 1942)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I hesitate to interrupt my hon. Friend, but I have never noticed that he has been inactive in bringing to the attention of this House the difficulties of native populations in the Empire when he thinks they have been wrongly treated, and in that safeguard alone we have a good measure of democracy in the Empire to-day. I do not want to spend too much time on the mental processes of the hon....

Allied Powers (War Service) Bill. (25 Jun 1942)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I hope most sincerely that my right hon. and learned Friend will not give way on this important point, because it concerns a very practical problem which will arise if the men choose of their own accord to serve in the British Army rather than in the national units of their own countries. Some of the men concerned are foreign-speaking and not all British regiments are in a position to deal...

Orders of the Day — Members' Passes (Inspection). (9 Jul 1942)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I do not appreciate the apprehensions of the hon. Member. Strangers come into the Palace of Westminster with permanent or temporary passes issued by authorities concerned, and they have to produce them to show that they have a right to be here. The hon. Member's constituents who visited him had to obtain temporary passes and they were only allowed to visit a certain part of the building,...

Orders of the Day — Members' Passes (Inspection). (9 Jul 1942)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: Having obtained a pass, he can only go to the outer Lobby, where he is under the constant supervision of police officers in uniform and in civilian clothes. An efficient watch is kept on strangers frequenting the outer Lobby.

Orders of the Day — Members' Passes (Inspection). (9 Jul 1942)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: There is a large number of Members who, through the exigencies of war, are serving with the Forces, and who turn up only at infrequent intervals, sometimes in uniform and sometimes in civilian clothes. It might well be, as time passes, that the permanent police force, to whom all Members are known, would be transferred to other duties. Surely it is not unreasonable to ask that a Member of...

Orders of the Day — Members' Passes (Inspection). (9 Jul 1942)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I do not think that, in practice, that would happen.

Orders of the Day — Members' Passes (Inspection). (9 Jul 1942)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: A number of things could happen, but in fact they never do. I cannot see my hon. Friend's point. I think that the public at large might get the impression that we are singularly faddy about this matter, because there are authorities all over the country who think it vital for the national security to have a system of passes. If the public get the idea that Members of Parliament are so...

Great Britain and United States (Inter-Parliamenary Union) (11 Sep 1942)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: In these days it is not such a far cry from India to America. I would like to deal with another subject entirely, that is, the relationship which exists between the Members of Congress in the United States and Members of both Houses in this country. I do not think it is inappropriate that the last subject to be raised in the House before the short break, when Members will depart to discharge...

Local Elections and Register of Electors (Temporary Provisions) Bill: Clause 1. — (Continuance of 2 & 3 Geo. 6. c. 115) (13 Oct 1942)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I hope my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary will accept the Amendment, because if he does not do so, I feel that it will be tantamount to endorsing a policy of official recognition by the Government of the day of party caucuses throughout the country. That would be a bad thing. We know that in the United States of America, under their Electoral Law, there are elections known as "Primaries"...

Local Elections and Register of Electors (Temporary Provisions) Bill: Clause 1. — (Continuance of 2 & 3 Geo. 6. c. 115) (13 Oct 1942)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I will not pursue that point further, Colonel Clifton Brown, but will content myself with submitting to you, within your Ruling, that it would be unfortunate if a large section of the people were not concerned at all, when vacancies of this kind arise, for so long a period. In some constituencies a small number of people, perhaps four or five, meeting in a private" house, decide among...

Local Elections and Register of Electors (Temporary Provisions) Bill: Clause 1. — (Continuance of 2 & 3 Geo. 6. c. 115) (13 Oct 1942)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: May I submit to you, Colonel Clifton Brown, that it is a reasonable argument to address to the Committee to say that this practice should not be allowed to continue for such a long period of time? It is for that reason that I feel that the date should be altered. I hope the Home Secretary, when he replies, will, if it is possible to do so within your Ruling, deal with the very substantial...

Orders of the Day — Welsh Courts Bill (14 Oct 1942)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: As the representative of the Conservative Party on the Committee of the Welsh Parliamentary Party to which the Home Secretary has referred in his delightful speech, I would like to associate myself with the sentiments which have been expressed by my colleagues of the Welsh Parliamentary Party of all political parties which go to make up that organisation. In fact, the Home Secretary not...

Orders of the Day — Royal Observer Corps Centres (Men over 50) (25 Nov 1942)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: In view of the lateness of the hour and the short time available I will come straight to the point. At Question time to-day I asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he would be good enough to make a statement as to why he had decided to dismiss men over 50 years of age from the service of the Cardiff Centre of the Royal Observer Corps. I think it is clear from the reply of the Minister...

Regimental Badges and Traditions. (5 Aug 1943)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I rise to support the eloquent appeal which has been made to my right hon. Friend by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Knutsford (Sir E. Makins) and by my hon. Friend the Member for Lowestoft (Mr. Loftus), but I propose to base my appeal on a different ground. My two hon. Friends have addressed themselves to the aspect of the situation as it affects historic cavalry regiments. I...

Orders of the Day — Parliament (Elections and Meeting) Bill (26 Oct 1943)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: Do I understand that if the local returning officer receives the Writ from Mr. Speaker he is not required up to 36 days in one case and 42 days in another to make the register available to political agents in the constituencies? If so, is that long enough for political candidates?


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