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

Oral Answers to Questions — Divorce Cases (Expedition) (7 Jul 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Attorney-General whether, having regard to the many men and women serving in His Majesty's Forces who are concerned, he will take steps to reduce the interval between decree nisi and decree absolute in divorce from six months to three months?

Oral Answers to Questions — Divorce Cases (Expedition) (7 Jul 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: Is not the right hon. and learned Gentleman aware that in order to expedite these cases very heavy fees have to be paid to the King's Proctor and that it is very unfair to those who are not well off?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: North Africa (4th June Celebrations) (6 Jul 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Secretary of State for War what expense was incurred by the War Office in connection with the 4th June celebrations in North Africa?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: North Africa (4th June Celebrations) (6 Jul 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: Is it the view of the War Office that the campaign in North Africa was won on the playing fields of Eton, and that that justified the issue of public stores for a private celebration?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information: NORTH AFRICA (4th JUNE CELEBRATIONS) (30 Jun 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what expense was incurred by the Admiralty in the supply of material for the 4th June celebrations in North Africa; and whether this expense is being reimbused by anyone?

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Ships from North Africa (Ballast) (30 Jun 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will obtain fruit, or other foodstuffs, for use as ballast in vessels return-log from North Africa instead of Algerian wine?

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Ships from North Africa (Ballast) (30 Jun 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: Will there not be an improvement in the food situation now?

Clause 22. — (Payments to superannuation funds, etc., in respect of back service.) (29 Jun 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: There is nothing in the Clause about a lump sum.

Clause 22. — (Payments to superannuation funds, etc., in respect of back service.) (29 Jun 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: I should like to be clear about one point. Is it correct that the arrangements under this Clause will not apply to local authority superannuation funds in respect of payments made into them to maintain their solvency as a result of the investigations made by the actuaries on the quinquennial valuation? That, I understood, was covered, though it was not expressly mentioned in what the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health: Zymotic Diseases (24 Jun 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Minister of Health whether any recent inquiry has been made regarding the effect of diet and housing conditions upon the incidence and prevalence of zymotic diseases?

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health: Zymotic Diseases (24 Jun 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: Is it not desirable that such an inquiry should be made?

Oral Answers to Questions — Colonial Empire: Milk Distribution (Cost) (23 Jun 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (1) by how much the cost of distributing milk has increased during the last six months; and what are the reasons for the increase; (2) why the price structure for milk gives the larger distributors an advantage of up to 1¼d. a gallon over their smaller competitors?

Oral Answers to Questions — Colonial Empire: Milk Distribution (Cost) (23 Jun 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: Am I to understand that there is an advantage to the larger distributors on the ground of their costs being greater?

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...

Food Supplies (10 Jun 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: I do not know whether the new recruit to the Government will be of help to the Parliamentary Secretary. I was about to point out that I do not raise any complaint with regard to the administration of rationing so far as it concerns staple foods of standardised quality, such as sugar, butter, margarine, and commodities of that kind where distribution can be made almost of a mechanical...

Food Supplies (10 Jun 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: Jam is not a substitute for fresh fruit, and one of the most serious deficiencies in our diet at present is that of all kinds of fresh fruit. In normal times it is possible to get fruit in some form or another at every season of the year, because it is imported from abroad. Therefore, the deprivation is felt all the more acutely. May I refer to the distribution of oranges, in which priority...

Food Supplies (10 Jun 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: I said with regard to rationed goods which were of uniform quality; I did not include all rationed goods.

Food Supplies (10 Jun 1943)

Mr Francis Douglas: The hon. Member must not suggest that I was casting any aspersion upon Mrs. Roosevelt.

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.

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...


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