Results 101–120 of 317 for speaker:Mr Francis Douglas

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Tomatoes, London (5 May 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what supplies of tomatoes have been disposed through London wholesale markets since the price was last controlled; and what proportion was disposed of to retailers in Battersea?

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Tomatoes, London (5 May 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: How can the Minister tell that distribution is equitable?

Orders of the Day — Third Schedule. — (Adaptations and Modifications of Lands Clauses Acts and of the Railways Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act, 1845.) (6 May 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: I beg to move, in page 19, line 40, after "thing," to insert: which has been or which may at any time be. This Amendment can be explained in a very few words. Paragraph 6 as it stands provides that in assessing compensation for land which is acquired by the Board no account is to be taken of anything done by the Board in the exercise of their powers under Subsection (4) of Section 8 of this...

Orders of the Day — Third Schedule. — (Adaptations and Modifications of Lands Clauses Acts and of the Railways Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act, 1845.) (6 May 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: Would the Lord Advocate explain this? I appreciate that this cannot possibly relate to improvements which have been made on the land, but is he sure that the prospect of future improvements does not affect the valuation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Milk (Cleanliness) (19 May 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that caps from previous fillings are frequently found at the bottom of bottles of pasteurised milk; whether the caps are pasteurised; and what steps he is taking to ensure the cleanliness of the milk supply?

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Milk (Cleanliness) (19 May 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: Is the hon. Lady aware that this Question was put down to the Ministry of Food, and an: I to understand that they disclaim any responsibility for the purity of the food supply?

Ways and Means: New Clause. — (Preservation of trees during interim period.) (25 May 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a Second time." This Clause deals with the preservation of trees during the interim development. There is power under existing legislation to make provision for the preservation of woodlands or groups of trees, or even isolated trees in the scheme, and such provision being made in the scheme and the scheme becoming operative, then the position is...

Ways and Means: New Clause. — (Preservation of trees during interim period.) (25 May 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: I am rather surprised that the Minister should have adopted towards this Clause a narrow, legalistic, and pedantic attitude. He declined to accept it, on the ground that it does not deal with interim development. But surely this is an incident of interim development. Are the amenities which are adjacent to a house to be entirely disregarded during the interim development period? Is it no...

Ways and Means: New Clause. — (Preservation of trees during interim period.) (25 May 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: Let me put a simple case. Suppose somebody applies for permission to develop a piece of land as a building estate and that piece of land has trees on it, and in course of development of plans he submits he is going to destroy all these trees, is that development or not?

Ways and Means: New Clause. — (Preservation of trees during interim period.) (25 May 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: In view of the statement which the Minister has made, and in the hope that during the course of his consideration of this matter he will devote a little attention to the question of whether the definition of development should not be extended somewhat more widely in order to deal with matters of this nature, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Clause.

Ways and Means: New Clause. — (control of architectural treatment of building during interim period.) (25 May 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: The Committee is in considerable doubt as to the result of the statement which has just been made on behalf of the Minister. The Parliamentary Secretary has told us of the pledge he gave during the. Debate on the Second Reading of the Bill. Here are the terms of the pledge which he gave to the House on that occasion: I can assure him that the possible strengthening of the law, if it needs...

Ways and Means: New Clause. — (control of architectural treatment of building during interim period.) (25 May 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: Will the hon. Gentleman implement it?

Ways and Means: New Clause. — (control of architectural treatment of building during interim period.) (25 May 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: The Attorney-General is here and perhaps he will appreciate even more fully the point I want to make. As I understand the argument it is that the Minister will have the power on the application of the local authority to give effect to what the local authority intend at a subsequent stage to put into its scheme. I should be very much surprised if the Attorney-General holds that a local...

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Fish (Supplies and Distribution) (2 Jun 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food why the best kinds and cuts of fish are not available in shops; and to what extent this is due to pre-emption by luxury hotels and blocks of flats, such as Grosvenor House, in the West End?

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Fish (Supplies and Distribution) (2 Jun 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: Can my hon. Friend explain why it is not to be found in the shops?

Finance Bill: New Clause. — (Abolition of estate duties on agricultural land.) (3 Jun 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: There is not a single argument which can be brought forward in favour of this proposal which cannot be brought forward for reducing the Death Duties on many other kinds of property. If it is true that they injure the interests of agriculture, it is equally true that they injure the interests of other industries. The hon. Member has attempted to escape from that dilemma by saying that in the...

Orders of the Day — Pensions and Determination of Needs Bill: New Clause. — (Determination of needs (outdoor relief).) (9 Jun 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: I am sure we are all delighted to hear that statement. One can understand a little more perhaps the readiness of the right hon. Gentleman to accept the Clause when one realises that the cost will fall on the local authorities, and not on his Department.

Food Supplies (10 Jun 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: I wish to switch the discussion now over to the question of food supply and distribution. I think no apology is needed for doing that, because it is a matter of universal concern. It matters not where one goes, food is the subject of discussion and conversation, and that fact in itself indicates what is the effect of the successive restrictions which have been imposed upon the supply and...


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