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Mr David Grenfell: Will the right hon. Gentleman tell the House who, in his opinion, was responsible for the deaths of these eleven men?
Mr David Grenfell: I am very much involved in this question, although I have not said much about it. I have very strong opinions about the suitability of sites in South Wales. I know them better than any man in this House and, I think, better than any man in the country, as I taught geology and mining in that area and know the ground very well indeed. I do not think justice will be done to Wales or to men like...
Mr David Grenfell: The process was started at a time of crisis.
Mr David Grenfell: It is slipping every day.
Mr David Grenfell: asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will now give an assurance that arrangements will be made to initiate the Severn bridge project during the life of the present Government.
Mr David Grenfell: I do not want to interrupt my Friend, but do those figures show that, in the circumstances, a larger proportion of Welshmen get work than English people?
Mr David Grenfell: Could we be reassured now that, having expressed that general view, the Minister will see that this matter is properly examined by competent people and then brought back to the House?
Mr David Grenfell: This is an occasion when I feel that the recognition given to my seniority in the House should be addressed to all my colleagues here and to the public outside. I am not speaking as a party man at this moment. I wish to refer to the resignation of Sir Anthony Eden and his departure from the House, but I do not wish to say anything that will convey an impression that I have strong personal...
Mr David Grenfell: On this—to the majority of us here—sad occasion I ought to pay a meed of tribute to the late Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris, who was not only a political neighbour but an old friend and fellow-countryman. He was a man with whom I had been on excellent terms for the whole period of my service in this House. Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris was a modest man. He was high-minded, and concealed a' large...
Mr David Grenfell: And manpower.
Mr David Grenfell: This is not a matter of controversy.
Mr David Grenfell: And lead mining.
Mr David Grenfell: I beg to present a humble Petition signed by 100 citizens of South Wales and Monmouthshire. This Petition shows that they have been requested by 105,775 of their fellow citizens over 18 years of age to join with them in expressing most emphatically and sincerely their opposition to any interference with the Welsh Sunday Closing Act. The Petition concludes: Wherefore your Petitioners pray that...
Mr David Grenfell: I beg to give notice that on Friday, 4th May, I shall call attention to the unsatisfactory condition of local government finance and the desirability of introducing the rating of site values as a method of raising local revenue, and move a Resolution.
Mr David Grenfell: The right hon. Gentleman starts from the basis that compensation should be universal?
Mr David Grenfell: Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that the figures which he has given represent the loss of only one-quarter of a shift per man in a year?
Mr David Grenfell: Is not the right hon. and gallant Gentleman committing himself, as Home Secretary, to what might be a judicial shortcoming by the words which he has just uttered? The point should not be accepted by anybody as a judicial point unless it is submitted in those terms. The right hon. and gallant Gentleman cannot argue on the Floor of the House on the basis of the absence of a condition as a...
Mr David Grenfell: Can the hon. Member say whether any of the 3,000 members of the Farmers' Union, or the other people who have communicated with him, reside either in the Gower Division or the Swansea Division?
Mr David Grenfell: Has the hon. Member checked up before he announced it to this House?
Mr David Grenfell: Is the hon. Member in favour of an aerodrome at Rhoose and against one at Gower?