Results 1–20 of 1039 for speaker:Mr Malcolm Macdonald

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence.: Medical Services. ( 6 Feb 1941)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: My right hon. Friends the Service Ministers, the Secretary of State for Scotland, and I are not aware of any widespread dissatisfaction such as is referred to by the hon. Member, but we have recently had the advice of a Committee appointed to consider the steps necessary to secure a proper allocation of the available medical man-power between civilian and military services. The Committee...

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence.: Medical Services. ( 6 Feb 1941)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: I will certainly give consideration to any information that the hon. Member gives me, but as regards considering his suggestion, he will appreciate that we have adopted the suggestion already some time ago.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence.: Evacuation. (30 Jan 1941)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: I am not aware of any widespread difficulty in this matter, and I am not satisfied that any interference with the normal discretion of local authorities would be justified.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence.: Evacuation. (23 Jan 1941)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: Yes, Sir. I am aware that a considerable number of firms, many of which are doing work of great national importance, have taken premises in reception areas as emergency offices. If it is found in any reception area that a local authority cannot secure accommodation for evacuated persons without the use of particular premises, I am prepared to consider the requisitioning of the premises.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence.: Evacuation. (23 Jan 1941)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: In general, as I say, I am prepared to consider all these cases where there is a real need on account of the presence of evacuees. I cannot go further than that general assurance. If my hon. Friend has any particular case in mind, I will be very glad to look into it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence.: Evacuation. (23 Jan 1941)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: Clerks of local authorities have power to requisition furniture. If the Clerk of the Newquay Urban District Council has doubts about the articles which he can requisition, or has difficulty in obtaining them, he should at once consult the Ministry's Senior Regional Officer. I am obtaining information with regard to the alleged refusal of auctioneers in Newquay to sell furniture required for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence.: Evacuation. (23 Jan 1941)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: The first part of the hon. Member's question is another matter, and I should like to have notice of it. With regard to the general state of affairs in the hostel, I can only say that my officers have been down and have inspected it, and that they regard the hon. Member's statements as an exaggeration. The answer I have given is a statement of the present position.

Supply.: Ministry of Health. (12 Nov 1940)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: The understanding was, seeing that it was impossible to have a discussion on this Vote on the Committee stage, that the matter might be raised on this stage. In spite of the fact that, as Minister of Health, I am at the moment a slight danger to public health owing to the climate, I will try to help the House by making a brief statement on the situation. I ask the House to give us this...

Supply.: Ministry of Health. (12 Nov 1940)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: In England and Wales. All of them have been occupied since the middle of the summer and some were occupied earlier. Of the 31, one has been let to the War Office, because it is in a situation which in present circumstances is unsuitable for school children. Another is occupied by an orphanage for girls and boys. A third is occupied by a school for crippled children, which at first had been...

Supply.: Ministry of Health. (12 Nov 1940)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: I said a word congratulating the members of the National Camps Corporation. Perhaps I should have extended it to cover everyone who has been engaged in this enterprise; but those to whom my hon. Friend refers are so much in the debt of the nation, not only for this but for all sorts of other activities, that I thought it was almost unnecessary to make a special mention of them, but I gladly do so.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence.: Public Shelters. ( 7 Nov 1940)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: The medical aid posts at the larger shelters will be equipped with appliances and drugs based on a schedule recommended by the committee over which Lord Horder presides. This schedule includes some medicinal tablets.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence.: Public Shelters. ( 7 Nov 1940)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: Whatever I am advised is necessary in the way of these provisions will be available for free distribution.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence.: Public Shelters. ( 7 Nov 1940)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: In some of them they are, but our organisation is not yet complete, although we are developing it as rapidly as we can.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence.: Public Shelters. ( 7 Nov 1940)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: That is also a matter with which we are getting on as rapidly as we can, so far as the large shelters are concerned.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence.: Public Shelters. ( 7 Nov 1940)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: Yes, it will apply to shelters throughout the country.

Orders of the Day — Class V.: Ministry of Health. ( 7 Nov 1940)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: I do not know whether it would be possible, if I made my statement now in order to get the Committee stage of the Vote, for the Debate on Report to be wide enough to suit hon. Members who have come prepared to make their contribution to-day. I am not certain what the width of the Debate on Report in those circumstances would be.

Orders of the Day — Class V.: Ministry of Health. ( 7 Nov 1940)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: That suits me entirely. If we get the Committee stage, we will postpone the discussion until the Report stage next week. Question put, and agreed to. Resolutions to be reported upon the next Sitting day; Committee to sit again upon the next Sitting day.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence.: Evacuation (Aged and Infirm). (24 Oct 1940)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: My officers have been in touch with those of the London County Council on this matter for some time, and although the difficulty of finding alternative accommodation without prejudicing the interests of the acute sick and of casualties is very great, I have already arranged to move some of the aged and infirm from London hospitals, and hope to arrange to move a large number more very shortly.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence.: Damaged Houses (Repairs). (17 Oct 1940)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: Local authorities need no special power to repair houses damaged by enemy action of which they are themselves the owners. It has, however, been decided that the loan facilities available under the Housing (Emergency Powers) Act, 1939, should be available to them, and the answer to the last part of the Question is therefore in the affirmative. This Act does not in terms apply to the property...

Orders of the Day — Health of the Nation. (17 Oct 1940)

Mr Malcolm Macdonald: I am sure that hon. Members who are present will be extremely grateful to the hon. Member for Westhoughton (Mr. Rhys Davies) for introducing so effectively this important discussion. He has asked a number of questions, of which my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary has made a note and to which she will endeavour to give an answer when she winds up the Debate. The hon. Member has raised...


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