Results 21–40 of 317 for speaker:Mr Francis Douglas

Orders of the Day — War Damage Bill.: New Clause. — (Commission not to be required to entertain claims for payment of under five pounds.) (25 Feb 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a Second time." The object of the Clause is to secure the application of fair wages conditions, and I think it requires no explanation.

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Air-Raid Shelters (Government Grants). (10 Apr 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: In the whole of this matter of Civil Defence the local authorities have been performing a national task. They have been part of the national war effort. They have been acting as the agents of the Government in doing something which the Government could not otherwise have formed an organisation to do, or, if they had been compelled to form a separate organisation, it would have been more...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Air-Raid Shelters (Government Grants). (10 Apr 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: So you are discriminating between London boroughs?

Clause 1. — (Services of liabilities adjustment officers in effecting schemes of arrangement.) (8 May 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: I have an amendment in page 2, line 3, to leave out from "reasonable," to "and," in line 5, which I think may be discussed at the same time as this and which is intended to effect the same purpose. As the Clause stands at the present moment, it limits the operations of the liabilities adjustment officer in a way that does not seem to be necessary. The debtors are in any case protected by the...

Clause 3. — (Application for adjustment of debtor's affairs.) (8 May 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: I beg to move, in page 4, line 19, to leave out "and," and to insert "or." This Clause gives jurisdiction to the courts to deal with applications. It not only gives jurisdiction to courts in a very important class of case, but also gives jurisdiction to the liability adjustment officers in those cases where all the creditors do not agree—that is under Clause I, Sub-section 2 (b). The...

Clause 3. — (Application for adjustment of debtor's affairs.) (8 May 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: That does not follow.

Clause 13. — (Power to continue adjustment proceedings in relation to estate of deceased debtor.) (8 May 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: There is a point on this Clause which I should like to put to the Attorney-General. As I understand it, the Clause applies only in the case where a person dies during the course of liabilities adjustment proceedings, that is, where there is something before the court, but there does not appear to be any provision for a case in which action has been taken by the liabilities adjustment officer...

Clause 18. — (Effect of liabilities adjustment proceedings or scheme of arrangement on persons liable jointly or as sureties.) (8 May 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: I desire to support this Clause, for it is based upon a sound principle. The idea which underlies it is that the liability of the surety should not be increased by the operation of the Bill. It is not intended to relieve him of such amount of liability as he would have been under in any case, if this legislation had not been passed. If it is passed, surely it is unfair that the surety's...

Clause 20. — (Provisions as to courts.) Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill." (8 May 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: There is nothing in the Bill which shows that cases will necessarily come before the county court judge himself. It may well be that a great number of cases which are of a simple nature will come before the registrar in chambers, and then there will not be any publicity. If there is a dispute, the matter will have to come before the judge, and it may be advisable in such cases that there...

Clause 23. — (Extent of Part I). (8 May 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: I beg to move, in page 21, line 34, after "England," to insert: or has property situated in England. The object of this Amendment is to fill a gap which I believe exists in the Bill, relating to persons who may make use of the proposed relief. At present, the Bill applies only to persons who ordinarily reside in England, carry on business in England or are members of firms which do so. On...

Clause 23. — (Extent of Part I). (8 May 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: In view of the statement by the Attorney-General I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment, merely adding that I would like the right hon. and learned Gentleman to look at this matter again, because I think there are still difficulties which have to be solved.

Clause 28. — (Short title and commencement.) (8 May 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: I beg to move, in page 26, line 3, to leave out from "shall," to "expire," in line 4. I have put down this Amendment in order to stress the desirability of this legislation being brought into operation as quickly as possible. It is now some weeks since I put it upon the Order Paper, and the Bill was brought from the other House a month ago. The war is impinging more and more harshly,...

Clause 28. — (Short title and commencement.) (8 May 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: No, Sir, I said one month ago.

Clause 28. — (Short title and commencement.) (8 May 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: I said I put down the Amendment some weeks ago.

Clause 28. — (Short title and commencement.) (8 May 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: In view of the Attorney-General's statement, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment.

Orders of the Day — Landlord and Tenant (War Damage) (Amendment) Bill. (2 Jul 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: I beg to move, in page 1, line 6, to leave out Sub-section (1). The Amendment which I am moving now is preliminary to a series of Amendments to the following Sub-section which are intended to extend the provisions which are contained in this Clause so as to make them apply to tenancies or leases of any length and to ensure that where property suffers war damage, and becomes incapable of use,...

Orders of the Day — Landlord and Tenant (War Damage) (Amendment) Bill. (2 Jul 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: I should like to give some other examples of the cases which the Amendment is intended to cover. The Bill, like the principal Act, deals with cases where land, including the buildings on them, has been rendered unfit by reason of war damage. I do not know what interpretation the Attorney-General places upon that, but I have always understood it to mean that the house has been rendered unfit...

Orders of the Day — Landlord and Tenant (War Damage) (Amendment) Bill. (2 Jul 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: The right hon. and learned Gentleman has expressed the difficulty of accepting the Amendment with its use of the word "amenities" which he considers as vague or of ill-defined meaning. A phrase which might be used instead of "amenities" is "extent or nature of the accommodation." Those words are frequently used.

Orders of the Day — Landlord and Tenant (War Damage) (Amendment) Bill. (2 Jul 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: I beg to move, in page 4, line 42, at the end, to add: (7) Where a notice of disclaimer bas been served, or is deemed to have been served, by a tenant before the date of the passing of this Act, he may, within three months from that date, serve a conditional notice of retention upon his landlord and such notice shall operate as from the date when he gave notice of dislaimer provided,...

Orders of the Day — Landlord and Tenant (War Damage) (Amendment) Bill. (2 Jul 1941)

Mr Francis Douglas: I admit the difficulties of the matter. I wish to ask the Attorney-General however, whether he is willing to consider, either here or in the further Bill, which no doubt will be introduced very soon, to deal with war damage legislation, the case in which a man has disclaimed his lease, and feels that by that factor he has lost compensation to which he would have been entitled, and which all...


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