Results 1–20 of 28 for speaker:Sir Fergus Graham

Orders of the Day — Homicide Bill ( 6 Feb 1957)

Sir Fergus Graham: In rising to speak very briefly, may I say that I was expecting to answer a reasoned Amendment. I realised that this was an opportunity at least to express how strongly I have felt throughout all the debates, not only in sympathy for those who regard the death penalty with horror and loathing, but also with a very real understanding of the enormous variety of unsocial elements that exist in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food: Port Development (28 Jul 1954)

Sir Fergus Graham: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the policy of Her Majesty's Government about creating a new port in Cyprus; and where this is likely to be situated.

Orders of the Day — Protection of Birds Bill: Second Schedule. — (Wild Birds Which May Be Killed or Taken at Any Time by Authorised Persons.) ( 9 Apr 1954)

Sir Fergus Graham: Those who really love the variety of birds must remember that where gross feeders collect the attraction for the selective feeders is not to be found. The coot is an example of a gross feeder. We divide waterfowl into gross and selective feeders. The former devour the special foods of the latter and prevent their being any attraction for the smaller fowl to join them. For example, the...

Orders of the Day — Protection of Birds Bill: Third Schedule. — (Wild Birds Which May Be Killed or Taken Outside the Close Season.) ( 9 Apr 1954)

Sir Fergus Graham: I should like to extend my congratulations to the noble Lady the Member for Aberdeen, South (Lady Tweedsmuir) and to refer, first, to the advisory committee which will be responsible to the local government elected authorities. The conditions with regard to birds in our kaleidoscopic country must be so very different from one small part of a parish to another that we cannot have too much...

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill (17 Nov 1952)

Sir Fergus Graham: Coming from the railway town of Darlington, I wish to speak for a few minutes without referring very much to the speech by the hon. Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, West (Mr. Popplewell) who, bemused by figures and data, was inclined to let us forget that this country is almost bankrupt and has to take drastic action at the present time. That is one of the first reasons why something has to be...

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill (17 Nov 1952)

Sir Fergus Graham: I should have thought it was pretty clear that if private enterprise were to be allowed to compete, there would forthwith be a larger variety of possibilities of cheaper competition, and the new levy upon C licences is an obvious diminution of the attraction and temptation to take out C licences; just as it stands to reason that railways can never be offset by road haulage with their five...

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill (17 Nov 1952)

Sir Fergus Graham: I have met a great many people—I need not produce a list—and I have a majority to support me, and I can speak for many friends in many of the vast industries—

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill (17 Nov 1952)

Sir Fergus Graham: Road haulage most certainly, and the fine and vast machine shops, from Robert Stephenson and Company, who came to Darlington in 1900, and from those vast shops at which are made the castings for our greatest ships and the world's greatest bridges; from those vast marshalling yards at Darlington—[Interruption.]—yes, Darlington is a model town with a big and driving industrial interest....

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture: Foot-and-mouth Disease (17 Jul 1952)

Sir Fergus Graham: Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that there is adequate leadership and information in the North? Is he aware that the farmers themselves cancelled the Carlisle Show but no advice was received from the Ministry? Is he also aware that the races were held and that apparently the Langholm Common riding is in the balance?

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Bill.: Clause 53. — (Rules and Regulations.) (10 May 1934)

Sir Fergus Graham: I beg to move, in page 46, line 7, at the end, to insert : (3) Any person, being a person who fulfils the qualifications mentioned in subsection (1) of section thirty-seven of this Act, who persistently refuses or neglects to maintain himself or his family or who persistently contravenes conditions attached in accordance with determinations made under section forty-one of this Act shall be...

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Bill.: Clause 53. — (Rules and Regulations.) (10 May 1934)

Sir Fergus Graham: I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment.

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Bill.: Eighth Schedule. — (Modification of enactments relating to the relief of the poor.) (10 May 1934)

Sir Fergus Graham: I beg to move, in page 76, line 17, to leave out "or affect any powers or duties." There are three Amendments on the Paper dealing with this matter, with the object of securing that the board shall deal with all conditions of sudden or urgent necessity arising in the cases of recipients of allowances. It is undesirable that the obligations of a relieving officer under Section 17 of the Act of...

Trade Agreements and Negotiations. (10 May 1933)

Sir Fergus Graham: I am grateful, Captain Bourne, to have caught your eye, though it be only for a few minutes that I want to address myself to some telegrams which I have received from the agricultural party with regard to these Pacts with Denmark and the Argentine. I feel that, far from tariffs being out of date, as was said, I think, by an hon. Member opposite, the Imports Duties Act has been one of three...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Bacon and Hams (Imports). (16 Nov 1932)

Sir Fergus Graham: 32. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can give the House any further information as to voluntary arrangements come to with Empire or foreign countries for regulating the import of meat into this country?

Orders of the Day — First Schedule. — (Constitution and Proceedings of Wheat Commission.) ( 7 Apr 1932)

Sir Fergus Graham: I know I am echoing the feelings of every Member of the House in offering whole-hearted congratulations to the hon. Member on his maiden speech and in saying how, having admired the inner knowledge and clarity of exposition which he has shown, we shall all look forward to the opportunity of hearing him again. I want to point out, as a northerner from the northernmost corner of England, two...

Orders of the Day — Canal Boats Bill.: New Clause. — (Section 1 not to come into force until board and lodging provision available.) ( 9 May 1930)

Sir Fergus Graham: I support the new Clause. This grandmotherly Bill is conceived in a narrow refusal to recognise that people are divided into sections, some of whom are rural, some urban, some sedentary and some active in their tastes; and some Tory and some Socialist. These divisions are being destroyed by education on the present lines. Everyone is being drawn towards the same rut, and everyone is in danger...

Orders of the Day — Canal Boats Bill.: New Clause. — (Section 1 not to come into force until board and lodging provision available.) ( 9 May 1930)

Sir Fergus Graham: This is yet another industry which will be in danger if children on these canal boats are withdrawn from their parents. We have lost numerous trades and industries in this country. We have lost blacksmiths to a great extent; we have lost thatchers; we have lost skilled manual tradesmen—

Orders of the Day — Canal Boats Bill.: New Clause. — (Section 1 not to come into force until board and lodging provision available.) ( 9 May 1930)

Sir Fergus Graham: The Parliamentary Secretary told us that this proposed new Clause would place a very heavy weight upon this Bill, and it was from that point of view, as well as from the point of view that it is essential to watch very carefully the hardships which this Bill may cause, that I thought I might be in order in indicating some of its general effects.

Oral Answers to Questions — Afforestation. (24 Dec 1929)

Sir Fergus Graham: 33. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, the probable scope for unemployment, the acreage, and the cost of the afforestation scheme in the Bewcastle district?

Oral Answers to Questions — Liquor Traffic (State Control). (24 Dec 1929)

Sir Fergus Graham: 71. asked the Home Secretary if he will state the capital expenditure incurred, together with the approximate annual profits derived from the following State controlled properties: Apple Tree, Lowther Street, Carlisle; Malt Shovel, Carlisle; Near Boot, Tarraby; Coach and Horses, Kingstown; and Black Lion, Durdar?


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