Results 1–20 of 1781 for speaker:Mr Clement Davies

Orders of the Day — London Government (20 Feb 1962)

Mr Clement Davies: I realise that a great number of hon. Members with constituencies in the area wish to take part in this debate, so I shall speak very briefly. Although I have lived in London for the last fifty-nine years, I still do not regard myself as a true Londoner, but I think that I ought to intervene, for I had responsibility for two Reports before this Report was issued by the Royal Commission...

Orders of the Day — London Government (20 Feb 1962)

Mr Clement Davies: I quite agree. I am dealing with the later Committee and the regional authority. On that we were unanimous. There was disagreement on other matters, but on the main point there was complete agreement. I had hoped that what has now been done would be done at that time but, instead, inquiries were made of local authorities, and the proposal fell through. Nothing came of it. As I have said, I...

Orders of the Day — Commonwealth Immigrants Bill: Clause 1. — (Application of Part I.) (6 Feb 1962)

Mr Clement Davies: The more I consider this Bill, and particularly this Clause, which is the operative part of the for the rest of it is merely the machinery by which the operation can be carried out, the more disappointed, the more distressed, and the more bitter I become about it. I have been in public life for well over half a century. This is the most retrograde Bill that has even been introduced during my...

Orders of the Day — Commonwealth Immigrants Bill: Clause 1. — (Application of Part I.) (6 Feb 1962)

Mr Clement Davies: For one hundred and fifty years.

Orders of the Day — Commonwealth Immigrants Bill: Clause 1. — (Application of Part I.) (6 Feb 1962)

Mr Clement Davies: Assuming that a certain number will be allowed to come here because jobs can be found for them, what about the small islands that are involved? The people who live on them cannot emigrate to the United States beyond the figure that will be allowed. What is to happen to the others who cannot emigrate? Will the Government go to their assistance or allow them to starve?

Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Speech) (5 Feb 1962)

Mr Clement Davies: The debate arises on a Motion, moved by the Leader of the Opposition, condemning the Foreign Secretary for criticising the United Nations. Before I come to the Motion, I should like to express regret that we are really playing Hamlet with the Prince of Denmark up-stage. It seems that when the noble Lord was appointed we were right in objecting to the Foreign Secretary being in another place....

Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Speech) (5 Feb 1962)

Mr Clement Davies: However, we have the Motion before the House, and the noble Lord is condemned for that speech because it criticised the United Nations. There are two kinds of criticism. There is the criticism that weakens, and is meant to weaken. There is also the criticism which, in effect, is meant to strengthen. I have read and reread the speech of the noble Lord, and I think that it falls into the...

Chairman of Ways and Means (Resignation) (29 Jan 1962)

Mr Clement Davies: On behalf of my right hon. Friend the Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Grimond), may I associate my colleagues and myself with what has been said by the Leader of the House and the Leader of the Opposition. We all deeply regret the going of the Chairman of Ways and Means. We all equally regret the cause of it and we sincerely hope that his health will now benefit. We are all deeply...

Commonwealth Immigrants Bill and Army Reserve Bill (Allocation of Time): C. General (25 Jan 1962)

Mr Clement Davies: There was a demonstration in the Chamber.

Orders of the Day — Commonwealth Immigrants Bill (16 Nov 1961)

Mr Clement Davies: I was hoping that the hon. Member for Louth (Sir C. Osborne) would be allowed to intervene in the debate, but I had not expected to be so fortunate as to have him intervene so very early. Rightly, the hon. Member claimed at the beginning of his speech that he had agitated for the Bill for the last two years at least, and he was very glad that it had now been brought forward. I ant prepared to...

Orders of the Day — Commonwealth Immigrants Bill (16 Nov 1961)

Mr Clement Davies: The hon. Gentleman has missed the point. I know of no occasion when this country has proved the loser through immigrants coming here. It has always gained through that. I would remind the hon. Member of the great advantages that we derived through the sanctuary that we gave to the Huguenots. It was the same with regard to the Flemish. In introducing the Bill, the Home Secretary commented upon...

Orders of the Day — Commonwealth Immigrants Bill (16 Nov 1961)

Mr Clement Davies: I was coming to that. The hon. Member is quite right. That is the position. The emigrants were leaving this country because the economic situation here was bad. They went to produce new wealth elsewhere. They were driven out by hunger.

Orders of the Day — Commonwealth Immigrants Bill (16 Nov 1961)

Mr Clement Davies: I wish the hon. Gentleman would realise that not one of us, whether from Wales or the West Indies, or from anywhere else, wants voluntarily to leave home. We would rather make a decent living at home. I wonder how many hon. Members realise the position of Wales, with its 2½ million population in the thirteen counties between the two World Wars, when 500,000 people could not make a living in...

Orders of the Day — Commonwealth Immigrants Bill (16 Nov 1961)

Mr Clement Davies: What happened to the poor Indians who were already there? They were murdered—nearly wiped out of existence. But let me come to the present position of the West Indians. We owe a deeper obligation to these people than to almost any other part of the Commonwealth. Our ancesters took people by force from the West coast and East coast, but in the main from the West coast, of Africa and, under...

Orders of the Day — Licensing Bill (21 Jun 1961)

Mr Clement Davies: Whatever be the merits or demerits of the proposals in this Bill, I am forced still to register my objection to the Bill as a whole because of the inclusion in it of Clause 6. That Clause is entirely alien to the rest of the Bill. The other Clauses deal with and will affect Wales in the same way as England in relation to licensing matters, hours and so on, but Clause 6 goes much deeper and...

Orders of the Day — Licensing Bill (21 Jun 1961)

Mr Clement Davies: I realise that, Sir William, and I bow to your Ruling. What I object to is Clause 6 and the way it was introduced, the differentiation there has been in bringing Clause 6 in in regard to Wales compared with the way in which other legislation affecting my countrymen and myself was introduced in the past by the House of Commons. I have mentioned the example of education. In 1888, our education...

Orders of the Day — Licensing Bill (21 Jun 1961)

Mr Clement Davies: I bow to your Ruling, Sir William. I conclude by saying that because of the introduction of Clause 6 in this way, without any consultation, I have no alternative but to oppose the Third Reading of the Bill.

Orders of the Day — Licensing Bill: Clause 6. — (Sunday Closing in Wales and Monmouthshire.) (6 Jun 1961)

Mr Clement Davies: With every respect, Mr. Speaker, may I make one or two suggestions to you for your consideration? This is not an ordinary Clause in an ordinary Licensing Bill. It is not just like Clause 5 or Clause 7. It is not merely dealing with licences. This is a Clause dealing with a nation, with its habits and customs, which has a separate philosophy, a separate language, a separate heritage, and which...

Wales (Depopulation and Unemployment) (14 Apr 1961)

Mr Clement Davies: I want first to express my deep and sincere gratitude to my hon. Friend the Member for Merthyr Tydvil (Mr. S. O. Davies) for using his good fortune in the Ballot to bring forward this Motion. It is not often that an hon. Member for an industrial constituency such as that of my hon. Friend calls attention to conditions in the rural areas. I do not blame them, for naturally every hon. Member is...

Wales (Depopulation and Unemployment) (14 Apr 1961)

Mr Clement Davies: We have first to see that these places are suitable, and so on, and to consider what can be done. The whole idea of the planning is to encourage industry to go to them. Look at the state of the roads today. What will it be like in 20 years' time with the rising living standards and with workmen, quite rightly, now able to afford cars and to go to work in them? I should have liked to see the...


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