Results 1–20 of 85 for speaker:Mr John Williams

Orders of the Day — Argentine Railways (Pensioners) (20 Jul 1949)

Mr John Williams: The matter I wish to bring before the House tonight concerns 300 to 400 persons in this country who were formerly employed on the railways in Argentina or are the widows of such railwaymen and normally in receipt of a pension in respect of such employment. In February of this year, when the Argentine Government prohibited all remittances from that country, payment of these pensions ceased and...

Scotland (Industry) ( 7 Jul 1949)

Mr John Williams: I shall not follow the hon. Member for Hillhead (Mr. T. G. D. Galbraith) into the field of economic development which he has outlined because I wish, for the few minutes in which I shall address the Committee, to revert to the question of employment, which was raised chiefly by my hon. Friend the Member for Bridgeton (Mr. Carmichael). I do so if only for the reason that in my view one aspect...

Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces: Contributory Pensions Scheme (Widows) (29 Jun 1949)

Mr John Williams: asked the Minister of Defence whether the contributory pension scheme for the widows and other dependants of members of the Armed Forces will be compulsory; and when the details of the scheme may be issued.

Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces: Contributory Pensions Scheme (Widows) (29 Jun 1949)

Mr John Williams: Will the Minister bear in mind in this connection the demand for a flat-rate pension for the next of kin of former Service men?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture: Animals (Transport) ( 2 Jun 1949)

Mr John Williams: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the police evidence given at Garstang, Lancashire, on 26th May, of cruelty inflicted on 10 horses crammed into a motor cattle truck, in which they were transported for slaughter, he will take steps to have such unnecessary suffering obviated.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture: Animals (Transport) ( 2 Jun 1949)

Mr John Williams: Does not the Minister think, as nearly everyone else who takes notice of this matter thinks, that it would be much better to send these offenders to gaol rather than to fine them?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Hospitals (Administrative Economies) (31 May 1949)

Mr John Williams: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make it clear to the regional boards and the management committees that in making economies in administration they are not to close down beds or prevent, where possible, the opening of new beds, or otherwise reduce the facilities for patients.

Oral Answers to Questions — Pensions (Personal Case) (10 May 1949)

Mr John Williams: asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that Robert Kimm Jeffrey, c/o Adams, 21, Granville Street, Glasgow, C.3, who had his disability pension withdrawn in May, 1944, but had a decision of the special review tribunal in his favour in November, 1948, is still waiting for payment of the pension arrears due; and when payment may be expected.

Housing (Scotland) Bill (13 Apr 1949)

Mr John Williams: I welcome the Bill not because it will be an important contribution to the building of new houses here and now, but because it is a piece of legislation dealing with wider and more far-reaching aspects of housing policy. That is important, and it will tell on the drive for new houses in the years to come. Like other hon. Members, I am concerned with the question of diverting materials from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Shop Premises (Tenancies) (12 Apr 1949)

Mr John Williams: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland under what regulations it is competent for sheriff officers to serve tenants of shop premises in Scotland with notices to quit; whether such notices are authorised by the sheriff; and what steps are provided to enable tenants who receive these notices to appeal.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Shop Premises (Tenancies) (12 Apr 1949)

Mr John Williams: Is my right hon. Friend aware that this type of notice is now coming to be regarded as an attempt to stampede the tenant into paying the price or the rent asked for, regardless of the protection in the new legislation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Argentina (British Pensioners) (12 Apr 1949)

Mr John Williams: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that remittances forbidden from the Argentine include small pensions to ex-railwaymen or their dependants now in this country; and if he will take steps to have these payments resumed.

Oral Answers to Questions — Argentina (British Pensioners) (12 Apr 1949)

Mr John Williams: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that in the last three months many of these pensioners have spent sums of about £6 each on legal requirements, such as survival certificates and powers of attorney, in order to get a pension of less than £1 a week; that they have not qualified for National Insurance benefits in this country, and that many cases of hardship are involved?

Oral Answers to Questions — Telephone Service: Glasgow (30 Mar 1949)

Mr John Williams: asked the Postmaster-General (1) the number of telephone exchange lines operating in Glasgow on the latest available date, and ten years before, respectively; (2) the number of telephone calls made in Glasgow in the latest available month, and in the corresponding month ten years before, respectively; (3) the number of telephone installations in Glasgow in 1938 and 1948, respectively.

Oral Answers to Questions — Telephone Service: Glasgow (30 Mar 1949)

Mr John Williams: Is my right hon. Friend aware that, notwithstanding the impressive figures which he has given, a large number of applicants have been on the waiting list for the last 18 months or two years, and are getting rather discontented?

Orders of the Day — New Schedule. — (Provisions as to Premiums Paid to a Predecessor of the Landlord.) ( 7 Mar 1949)

Mr John Williams: I want to refer briefly to one or two points in this Bill. Despite the rather pessimistic note from the other side regarding the application of this Bill to Scotland, I speak on the assumption that relief will be brought to considerable numbers throughout the United Kingdom, including my own constituency, where many people today look forward, as the people of West Leicester look forward, to...

Orders of the Day — New Schedule. — (Provisions as to Premiums Paid to a Predecessor of the Landlord.) ( 7 Mar 1949)

Mr John Williams: I follow your Ruling, Mr. Deputy-Speaker. I was merely illustrating what had happened in the last few years. I hope that the same thing will not happen under this new legislation. The Bill, as has been pointed out by many hon. Members, applies chiefly to London, but I believe there is a great deal in it for the rest of the country. The question of premiums has been discussed, and rightly so,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Mental Patients (Notice of Discharge) ( 1 Mar 1949)

Mr John Williams: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the circumstances relating to the case of Mrs. Elizabeth Corbett, of 4, Beltane Street, Glasgow, C.3, particulars of which were submitted to him recently by the hon. Member for Kelvin-grove, he will issue instructions to the authorities concerned that a husband's discharge from a mental hospital must be intimated beforehand to his wife.

Orders of the Day — Tenancy of Shops (Scotland) Bill (22 Feb 1949)

Mr John Williams: So far as I can see the question is whether we shall accept the Bill as it stands. For my part I say, "Yes," without hesitation. A great many shopkeepers with whom I come in contact, many who are actually affected by the provisions of this Bill, also say without hesitation that they wish to see the Bill passed into law as quickly as possible. The experience of a year ago, as the last May term...

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry: Supplies, Glasgow (10 Feb 1949)

Mr John Williams: asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he is aware of complaints about delays in delivery to Glasgow coal merchants during December and January last; and what steps are being taken to remedy this situation.


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