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All 14 results for speaker:Mr John Rathbone

War Situation. (20 Aug 1940)

Mr John Rathbone: It is very seldom that I impose myself upon the patience of the House, but on this occasion there are a few remarks that I should like to make. The first is that recently I had what is known as the privilege of seven days' leave, five of which I spent in my constituency, and I am appalled that no one so far in this Debate should have made any considerable reference to the Home Front—as if...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force (Training). (2 Jul 1940)

Mr John Rathbone: Will the Air Member for Training be told by the right hon. Gentleman that perhaps the best way to speed up their training is to release flying personnel and ground staff, mechanics and riggers from guard duty at night after having worked for 14 hours and more a day on their normal duties?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Sir Kingsley Wood's Statement. (9 Mar 1939)

Mr John Rathbone: I want to support what the Mover and Seconder of the Amendment have said with regard to the design of aircraft for civil air routes. Reference has already been made by the hon. Member for Ipswich (Mr. Stokes) to a trip in an Imperial Airways machine. I had a similar trip at almost exactly the same time, and my experience was that those people who had never done such a trip before were...

Road Accidents. (16 Nov 1938)

Mr John Rathbone: Is the hon. Gentleman not presuming that in every case the motorist is to blame?

Road Accidents. (16 Nov 1938)

Mr John Rathbone: I do not know whether either of the hon. Gentlemen opposite happens to be a motorist of long experience. I am a motorist, with a certain amount of experience, and, being a married man, I am also a pedestrian at times. It is my conviction that one cannot put the blame entirely on either the pedestrian or the motorist. There are bad motorists, of course; and there are jay-walkers, too. I have...

Road Accidents. (16 Nov 1938)

Mr John Rathbone: Yes; and I have no doubt that Mr. Speaker, in his wisdom, would have called me to order if he had not seen the connection. The car that is crossing four lines of traffic—two going each way usually—in order to set down a passenger is slowing up the traffic suddenly. The traffic may even come to a standstill, and then some pedestrian probably says, "Here is my opportunity to dodge between...

Orders of the Day — Housing (Rural Workers) Amendment Bill. (9 May 1938)

Mr John Rathbone: When the Minister of Health was in Newquay he hinted at the possibility of something being done for rural housing, and I can assure him that there will be many rural workers who will be grateful to him and to the Government for the comprehensive way in which this question of rural housing has been tackled, not only from the point of view of new construction but also from the point of view of...

Orders of the Day — Housing (Rural Workers) Amendment Bill. (9 May 1938)

Mr John Rathbone: My point was that in the ordinary way if the amount is to be less than £50 the grant is not paid, but it may work out, in fact, at less than £50 per house, but if you are taking two or three houses in a row you can nevertheless go forward, although the amount would be less than £50 for each.

Orders of the Day — Beef and Veal Customs Duties Bill. (21 Jan 1937)

Mr John Rathbone: I am grateful for this opportunity of making what I hope will be the shortest speech made to-day. I would like to put a very different point of view from that which has come from the benches opposite. All the speakers from those benches have looked upon this ¾d. in the pound purely from the point of view of taxation and have avoided any idea that it could possibly afford any protection to...

Orders of the Day — Beef and Veal Customs Duties Bill. (21 Jan 1937)

Mr John Rathbone: Is it suggested that that sum was in each case made out of the land?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Tin Supplies. (17 Nov 1936)

Mr John Rathbone: Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that any further fall in the price of tin will mean ruination to Cornish tin mines?

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: New Clause. — (Special provisions as to seaside resorts.) (24 Apr 1936)

Mr John Rathbone: I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a Second time." A Clause with a similar aim was moved in Committee and was withdrawn because of its drafting, which meant rather more than it was meant to mean. It was too wide. It has now been re-drafted, and whatever may be said about other Clauses in the Bill, I think I can claim that this Clause at least is straightforward and easily...

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: New Clause. — (Special provisions as to seaside resorts.) (24 Apr 1936)

Mr John Rathbone: I am prepared to withdraw the Clause on the understanding that it may be reconsidered and redrafted in another place and narrowed down to the specific articles that have been mentioned.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Sir Philip Sassoon's Statement. (17 Mar 1936)

Mr John Rathbone: I rise on this the first occasion I have had the honour to address this House to deal with one point, and one point only, which I propose to pursue to its logical conclusion. I was deeply impressed by the speech which the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Chelsea (Sir S. Hoare) made recently, in which lie emphasised the essence of speed in a national emergency, speed in the mobilisation of...


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