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Durham County Council Staff (Union Membership) (13 Mar 1951)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: I should like to thank the hon. Member for Hough-ton-le-Spring (Mr. Blyton) for the kind words he said about Colonel Vickery, the Chairman of the Moderate Party in the Durham County Council. He was a personal friend of mine whose great services in the cause of local government in Durham, though they may not always have met with the approval of the majority of the Durham County Council, were...

Foreign Affairs (30 Nov 1950)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: I do not intend to detain the House for very long, because I know there are so many other Members who wish to speak, and also because I always strive to observe the very wise maxim which we all can see carved over a door in this House: He that hath knowledge spareth his words: I sometimes think it is a pity that that motto is not more often acted upon by Members of this House. We have had an...

Foreign Affairs (30 Nov 1950)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: I can easily answer that question, and I am glad that the hon. Member asked it. The United Nations organisation serves a great and useful purpose. It should be the basis for the whole of the general policy of the world, but when we come to running a particular campaign or a state of affairs such as exists today in Korea, when there is a direct cleavage of opinion in the Assembly and in the...

Foreign Affairs (30 Nov 1950)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: I do not understand what the hon. Member means. I am merely explaining my point of view. We do not all think alike, and it is as well that everybody should express his opinion. My opinion is that, so long as the United Nations are an association of nations working together for a common cause, all should be well: but when the Assembly is split and aggression has been committed, it is not a...

Orders of the Day — Coal Mining (Subsidence) Bill: Clause 1. — (Duty of National Coal Board to Carry Out Repairs and Make Payments in Respect of Subsidence Damage to Dwelling- Houses.) (17 May 1950)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: I must say at once that I am more or less an interested party in this discussion and, therefore, ought perhaps not to speak at all. I inhabit a house, and have inhabited it for a quarter of a century, which all the time has been subject to subsidence. It is not imaginary. I had an arrangement with the owners of the house, who are also the colliery owners, that I should have the house at a...

Order of the Day: Distribution of Industry Bill (4 Apr 1950)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: I should like to begin by congratulating the hon. Member for Gateshead (Mr. J. Hall) on his maiden speech. He comes from a town I know very well, and he spoke tonight with a knowledge of his subject and a deep appreciation of the difficulties with which that part of the world was faced in the past. I wish to emphasise the importance of the matters that are dealt with in the Bill to the...

Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs (28 Mar 1950)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: I should like to associate myself with the hon. Member for Northfield (Mr. Blackburn) in congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Preston, North (Mr. Amery), on his admirable maiden speech. I do so rather more gladly because I am a very great admirer of his father, whom we all knew so well and respected so much as a Member of this House. I notice that the hon. Member for Northfield took a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Catering Wages Act (Inquiry) (8 Dec 1949)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: Will the inquiry have power to investigate the position of clubs under this Act?

Orders of the Day — Sterling Exchange Rate (29 Sep 1949)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: In the time available I cannot deliver the speech I had intended to make and must limit myself as far as possible to a few essentials. I listened with interest to the hon. Lady the Member for Epping (Mrs. Manning). I have listened to speeches of that kind before in the years between the wars. I have heard the plea that we should discontinue armaments, and we saw the results in 1939. I fancy...

Orders of the Day — Sterling Exchange Rate (29 Sep 1949)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: I have been sitting here the whole time the hon. Member was speaking and I listened with great attention to what he said. He said that the great majority of miners work as hard as any one could work—I know that is true—but he said that there is a minority and that that minority brings about absenteeism, which has a bad effect on the others. I, who live in a coalmining area, know this....

Orders of the Day — Sterling Exchange Rate (29 Sep 1949)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: I did not say that the miners were not working. I said that a section of the miners were not working. I made that perfectly clear, agreeing entirely with the hon. Member who spoke on the other side of the House.

Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs (21 Jul 1949)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: I do not propose to detain the Committee long because other hon. Members wish to speak and for that reason, too, I shall not attempt to dissect the speech of the hon. Member for Neath (Mr. D. Williams). However, I gathered that he thought it was the intention of the democratic countries to go to war with Russia. I think I can assure him that no democratic country, certainly not this country...

Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs (21 Jul 1949)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: If we wish to preserve the peace of Europe, we must have a balance of power. I did not mention the words "strong Germany." We must, nevertheless, recognise the fact that Germany is a powerful nation and is one of the most powerful factors in Europe. Our complaint about Germany is that its force was ill-directed, but if we are—[Laughter.] That seems to amuse the hon. Member for Gateshead...

Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs (21 Jul 1949)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: I was not alluding to the policy of Hitler's Government in particular but to German policy since Germany became a nation. Our policy should be to strengthen in every way the moderate forces in Germany. We believe that Germany should join the Western Pact and that she should also belong to the Western European Assembly. Therefore I hold strongly the views expressed by my right hon. Friend the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Fuel and Power: Opencast Mining (18 Jul 1949)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he intends to proceed with the opencast coalmining near Whitley Bay which in some places is in close proximity to dwelling houses, is causing grave concern to the inhabitants and is ruining the amenities of a popular seaside resort.

Oral Answers to Questions — Fuel and Power: Opencast Mining (18 Jul 1949)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: Would the Minister have us believe that blasting operations on this scale are causing no inconvenience to the inhabitants? Does that answer tally with the complaints that have been made that over 20 feet of stone have to be blasted in order to get to a two-foot seam of coal? Is the coal that he expects to get of such quantity and quality that it is worth causing all this inconvenience to the...

Orders of the Day — Telephone Charges (23 May 1949)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: I doubt whether there is one hon. Member who, given a free vote, would vote in favour of this increased telephone charge. It is an unjustifiable imposition. The charges are already extremely high, and we know that they were made so high only because of war conditions. If there was one thing which appeared absolutely clear to almost everybody, it was that one of the first concessions made by...

Ireland Bill: Clause 1. — (Constitutional Provisions.) (17 May 1949)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: I think it unfortunate that the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Mathers) should have taken the line that he has taken in his speech. It is unfortunate because the matter referred to was so fully dealt with yesterday that it seemed unnecessary to drag it out again. The right hon. Gentleman had no reason whatever to suppose that the Parliament of Northern Ireland will do...

Ireland Bill: Clause 1. — (Constitutional Provisions.) (17 May 1949)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: All I said was "When the State of Eire decided to become an independent republic." If the hon. Member had listened to me he would have understood—or he might have understood. I do not suppose it occurred to many of us when we were discussing the Statute of Westminster, indeed I do not suppose that it occurred to any of us, that any Dominion would wish to leave the Commonwealth, and it is a...

Ireland Bill: Clause 1. — (Constitutional Provisions.) (17 May 1949)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: I think that it is a pity that if the State of Eire felt that it should become a republic it should not have adopted the same course as India, and remained a republic within the British Commonwealth. Personally, I do not much care about that kind of position. It seems to me that the best form of Government in the world is the constitutional monarchy of this country, and it is a real...


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