Results 1–20 of 2751 for speaker:Mr Henry Strauss

Orders of the Day — Workmen's Compensation Bill. (15 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: Like all the speakers who have intervened in this debate so far—with two exceptions—I have to admit that I am a member of the legal profession and I can say that, in supporting the rejection of the Bill, I am conscious of voting against my professional interests. It has been assumed without the slightest ground that the effect of the Bill will be to diminish the employment of lawyers. I...

Orders of the Day — Workmen's Compensation Bill. (15 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: The hon. and learned Member cannot have discussed these matters very recently in the Temple or else my learned friends with whom I have discussed them are better informed than his.

Orders of the Day — Workmen's Compensation Bill. (15 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: I regret having to differ rather emphatically from the hon. and learned Gentleman the Member for North Hammersmith (Mr. Pritt) on this, because my experience in the courts in this matter has been to some extent connected with a body with which the hon. and learned Gentleman is very honourably associated, and which takes up certain cases for poor litigants, especially cases of this class. The...

Orders of the Day — Workmen's Compensation Bill. (15 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: If the hon. Gentleman gives me time I will come to that, but I am dealing with one point at present, and it is not very useful to try to take me to another point. I submit that you will increase the expenses which the fund will have to bear, and therefore you will endanger the benefit of the workmen seeking redress.

Orders of the Day — Workmen's Compensation Bill. (15 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: I am quite confident that we shall appear without that encouragement, because we shall be employed by the workmen who will compel us to appear before the board. The two speeches from hon. Members opposite that made most impression on my mind were the two made by those hon. Members who were not lawyers, the hon. Member for Llanelly and the hon. Member who introduced the Measure, and I greatly...

Orders of the Day — Workmen's Compensation Bill. (15 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: The hon. and learned Member will find that he did.

Orders of the Day — Workmen's Compensation Bill. (15 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: Of course, if he withdraws, I at once accept it.

Orders of the Day — Workmen's Compensation Bill. (15 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: I do not, of course, wish to misrepresent the hon. and learned Gentleman, and I accept what he says. I think it was, and I am certain it is, the impression in the minds of many that that was the excuse put forward. If that is not so, what is the excuse?

Orders of the Day — Workmen's Compensation Bill. (15 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: As I understand that answer, for which I am very grateful, it is twofold. First of all, they were quite right not to introduce it, and, secondly, they were quite wrong, but it was the fault of the Lord President of the Council. I think I am representing the hon. and learned Gentleman fairly, and if he thinks his interruption assisted his side, I congratulate him. I am going to suggest the...

Orders of the Day — Workmen's Compensation Bill. (15 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: Obviously, it cannot be done except in a case of contempt of court, and by a court with authority.

Orders of the Day — Workmen's Compensation Bill. (15 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: We could have an in teresting litigation on this subject, but my own belief is that, if the words in Clause 30 mean anything, they mean precisely that. Unfortunately, the matter will never be decided because, even in the unlikely event of the party opposite coming into power, they would never be so injudicious as to introduce this Bill. The only matter which gave me and many of us on these...

Orders of the Day — Workmen's Compensation Bill. (15 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: The Bill says specifically that they cannot.

Orders of the Day — London and Middlesex (Improvements, etc.) Bill. (27 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: I realise that it may be unusual to oppose a Bill that has been considered by a committee on private legislation for the first time on the Third Reading but, if the Third Reading is not to be a mere formality, I cannot conceive any Bill on which it could possibly be more proper that the opinion of the House should be taken on the merits. It is true that by the rules of the House there are...

Orders of the Day — London and Middlesex (Improvements, etc.) Bill. (27 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: I am willing to consider all relevant matters, but the case against this Bill on the ground of safety is more overwhelming than on most other grounds, with the one exception of amenities, with which I propose particularly to deal. I do not think that I need apologise for dealing with that question because it has scarcely been mentioned at all. In the literature which has been sent to us by...

Orders of the Day — London and Middlesex (Improvements, etc.) Bill. (27 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: I promise the hon. Member and other hon. Members who seem tempted to interrupt me before I have developed my argument, that I am really not going to shirk it. The only unspoilt stretch of London's river is Chiswick. There you have the unspoiled foreshore, then the green in front of the houses and then this beautiful row of houses of perfect architecture, and Church Lane and other equally...

Orders of the Day — London and Middlesex (Improvements, etc.) Bill. (27 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: I appreciate the hon. Member's joke, and he is welcome to it, but he may be surprised to hear that I am, and always have been, a very great admirer of William Morris, and I should not be surprised if I knew as much about his work as half the Opposition.

Orders of the Day — London and Middlesex (Improvements, etc.) Bill. (27 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: What I am doing here, as I shall show the hon. Member, is to carry out one of the great traditions of the Conservative party by trying to preserve that which is of value. After it has cut off William Morris's garden, it then goes through the Latymer Road playground, and the churchyard of St. Peter's, and the next thing it does is to skirt St. Peter's Square and to ruin that example of perfect...

Orders of the Day — London and Middlesex (Improvements, etc.) Bill. (27 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: This district which by this Bill you are going to devastate does not consist mainly of show houses which might be preserved, like Walpole House and Strawberry House. It consists of a living community, a very happy community on the whole, enjoying more amenities than most people in London—open spaces, beautiful achitecture, the sight of the river. It is rightly said that the problem of...

Orders of the Day — London and Middlesex (Improvements, etc.) Bill. (27 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: I apologise. I realise that there are many forces raised against those who take the view that I am endeavouring to put forward. There are those who think that everything that has to do with traffic must necessarily be progressive. There are those who think that by destroying amenities you are showing yourselves to be rather up-to date. There are Close who think that congestion is rather more...

Orders of the Day — London and Middlesex (Improvements, etc.) Bill. (27 May 1936)

Mr Henry Strauss: The hon. Member will appreciate that I was not alluding to the Committee.


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