Results 2741–2751 of 2751 for speaker:Mr Henry Strauss

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.


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