Results 181–200 of 317 for speaker:Mr Francis Douglas

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Ammunition Store, Battersea (Theft) (8 Feb 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to a case in which some children of Nine Elms, Battersea, were convicted of stealing bombs from an Army dump; and what steps are being taken to make such dangerous articles inaccessible to children.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Ammunition Store, Battersea (Theft) (8 Feb 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that these boys were only nine or 10 years of age?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Surgical Operations (Consent) (15 Feb 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Secretary of State for War whether, except in the case of battle injuries requiring immediate treatment, the civilian practice of obtaining written consent to an operation is followed before a soldier undergoes an operation.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Surgical Operations (Consent) (15 Feb 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: Is it not desirable that a written consent should be obtained?

Income Tax (Offices and Employments): Clause 7. — (Meaning of expression "former employer.") (17 Feb 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: Will the Attorney-General explain the converse case of a man who is employed in Civil Defence work by a local authority, who is called up and goes into the Armed Forces? The Civil Defence Service will, of course, be disbanded after the war. Is the local authority then to be under the obligation of dismissing its permanent staff in order to make room for such men?

Income Tax (Offices and Employments): Clause 9. — (Jurisdiction of Reinstatement Committees.) (17 Feb 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: The point arising out of that speech is whether, in case the Crown refuses to take back a Crown servant, he will have the opportunity of going to the Reinstatement Committee to have the question decided, and, if he is not going to have that right, what remedy will he have?

Income Tax (Offices and Employments): Clause 9. — (Jurisdiction of Reinstatement Committees.) (17 Feb 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: Shall we have this statement before the proceedings on the Bill are completed?

National Health Service (16 Mar 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: May I, in the first place, add my congratulations to the Government on the preparation of this White Paper, which certainly marks a very great extension and advance in our medical services? It opens up problems of administration and finance and other things which are complex and involved and it also raises the question of relations between the State, the local authorities and the medical...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Pay (Scottish Bank Notes) (18 Apr 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that English soldiers stationed in Scotland are paid in Scottish banknotes and that on returning to England they lose 1s. on exchanging each £1 note; and what steps has he taken to rectify this.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Pay (Scottish Bank Notes) (18 Apr 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that that, in fact, has not been observed?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Commodities (Subsidies) (18 Apr 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any subsidies were granted last year to keep down the price of commodities other than foodstuffs; what were the commodities and what was the cost.

Pensions (Increase) Bill: Clause 1. — (Increase of certain pensions payable in respect of public service.) (18 Apr 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: I want to refer again to the question relating to a dependant of a pensioner, excluding a housekeeper. It is perfectly true that a housekeeper is not a dependant. A housekeeper is somebody who is employed, but that is not sufficient to get rid of the point which has been raised. The reason why the dependant is introduced in this matter at all, is because it is a test of need, and because if a...

Oral Answers to Questions — India: Burglary Losses (Compensation) (20 Apr 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will consider introducing legislation to give those who have suffered loss by burglary or house-breaking the right to claim compensation from the police authority responsible for their protection.

Oral Answers to Questions — India: Burglary Losses (Compensation) (20 Apr 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: Would not such a Regulation have a salutary effect in many cases?

Ways and Means: Amendment of Law (26 Apr 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: The Chancellor may certainly count himself fortunate that he is able in the fifth year of the war to introduce a Budget which makes no increase in taxation. That is a unique position. Not content with that, he has actually gone to the extent of making some remission, to which the hon. Member for Duddeston (Sir O. Simmonds) has referred, in the Excess Profits Tax, and a promise of more...

Ways and Means (26 Apr 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: When our proceedings were interrupted I was drawing attention to the extent to which the differentiation between Income Tax on earned and unearned incomes had been diminished during the course of the war. I want to go a little further with regard to that and to suggest that no adequate criterion has been devised to cover the whole range of differences between earned and unearned income, and...

Orders of the Day — Rural Water Supplies and Sewerage Bill (18 May 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: The House is certainly unanimous about the need for the provision of a proper water supply for every home in the country. By proper water supply I mean one which is pure, which is brought into the home, and which is constant at all times of the year. It emerges clearly from the Debate that the House is concerned whether what is contained in this Bill will achieve that object. At first sight...

Orders of the Day — Rural Water Supplies and Sewerage Bill (18 May 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: With respect, is it not in Order to suggest that some things which are omitted from the Bill might be included?

Orders of the Day — Rural Water Supplies and Sewerage Bill (18 May 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: I was merely giving an illustration of the way in which a cost had been met. Without developing it further I feel entitled to point out that in another Act of Parliament the cost of providing a public service was met by a charge which was distributed among the owners of the adjacent land roughly in proportion to the benefit received measured by the distance or other factors. It may have been...

Orders of the Day — Foreign Office Documents (Publication) (9 Jun 1944)

Mr Francis Douglas: I congratulate the hon. Lady upon having raised this matter to-day. It is good that the consciences of some Members of Parliament trouble them occasionally, and that they want to find out why they made mistakes in the past. If the publication of the documents is not sufficiently complete, to give Members of this House and the public generally a clear picture of the information which was in...


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