Results 1–20 of 22 for speaker:Mr Leslie Seymour

Juvenile Delinquency and Hooliganism (27 Apr 1964)

Mr Leslie Seymour: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Mr. Gurden) on bringing this matter to the notice of the House, for it is one of the most serious problems facing the country today. Hon. Members may have heard on the B.B.C.'s one o'clock news that we had an outstanding example in my home town over the week-end of what can happen to youth. The chief constable called two...

Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals: Women's Hospital, Birmingham (Land) (18 Mar 1963)

Mr Leslie Seymour: asked the Minister of Health if he will exclude from the proposed sale of land at the Women's Hospital, Showell Green Lane, Birmingham, that area cultivated for many years by the Oakwood Road Allotment Society.

Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals: Women's Hospital, Birmingham (Land) (18 Mar 1963)

Mr Leslie Seymour: Is not my hon. Friend aware that this site has been cultivated for nearly fifty years and that it is the only land available for allotments in the area? Is he also aware that in 1959 when the allotment holders lost their natural supply of water, on an assurance that they would not be disturbed, they laid on a piped supply at the cost of £60? I know that this is an endowment, but it does...

Orders of the Day — Birmingham Mental Hospital Committee (Former Chairman) (30 Jul 1962)

Mr Leslie Seymour: I am a member of the Birmingham Regional Hospital Board. I have also been chairman of the management committee of a hospital concerned with mental deficiency. Therefore, I have some knowledge of the running of a hospital and the connection between members of the committee and the medical staff. It can be truly said that in all committees from time to time there must be differences of...

Orders of the Day — Birmingham Mental Hospital Committee (Former Chairman) (30 Jul 1962)

Mr Leslie Seymour: As a general rule, one does not tackle a fire until it bursts into flame. If it is smouldering, it starts at a very small point and gradually spreads. It is not the right of a regional board to interfere in the details of a hospital management committee in differences of opinion. It is the hope of the board that at least the members will have sufficient sense to settle it themselves. The...

Orders of the Day — Birmingham Mental Hospital Committee (Former Chairman) (30 Jul 1962)

Mr Leslie Seymour: That may be so, but the chairman of the committee should at least act in the orthodox manner, and the proper manner is to consult the medical superintendent of the hospital where these improvements, desirable as they may be, were to take place.

Orders of the Day — Birmingham Mental Hospital Committee (Former Chairman) (30 Jul 1962)

Mr Leslie Seymour: These improvements were made at Rubery and I was one, as chairman of the finance committee, who voted against the increase for modernisation and improvements for which Mr. Rhydderch was asking, because he was having more than his share of the "mental millions".

Orders of the Day — Birmingham Mental Hospital Committee (Former Chairman) (30 Jul 1962)

Mr Leslie Seymour: That may be the opinion of the hon. Member for Birmingham, Small Heath (Mr. Denis Howell). Here are some of the other things which he tried to do and which are really the responsibility of other members of the department He gave instructions to the heads of departments to write direct to him, as chairman, on staff matters such as promotions and appointments of staff. Was that his duty or...

Orders of the Day — Birmingham Mental Hospital Committee (Former Chairman) (30 Jul 1962)

Mr Leslie Seymour: The previous medical superintendent of that hospital resigned before it was necessary for him so to do because he could not agree with the chairman.

Orders of the Day — Birmingham Mental Hospital Committee (Former Chairman) (30 Jul 1962)

Mr Leslie Seymour: I stand corrected. It is true that Dr. Mathers was deputy director at Hollymoor before he came to Rubery. With regard to Mr. Rhydderch, as I have said, he was too energetic. He did not permit other people to do their work properly, and as a result he clashed with most people who were employed there. But he is a man of many good points.

Orders of the Day — Birmingham Mental Hospital Committee (Former Chairman) (30 Jul 1962)

Mr Leslie Seymour: I am not being patronising. I am making a statement. He is a man of great energy and determination and spares no personal effort in all that he undertakes. Knowing him and the hard work he has done, I would also pay my tribute to him for the work he did at Rubery. He has never done this work for his own profit but always for the good of the hospital. He has resigned, but I hope that in the...

Orders of the Day — Birmingham Mental Hospital Committee (Former Chairman) (30 Jul 1962)

Mr Leslie Seymour: I have already offered my services as chairman. [HON. MEMBERS: "Oh."] I have been chairman of a mental hospital committee for many more years than Mr. Rhydderch, and I can honestly say that the officers worked in complete harmony with me, to their great credit. If this hospital management committee is disbanded, two consequences will follow. The senior officers will lose their jobs. Why...

Orders of the Day — Birmingham Mental Hospital Committee (Former Chairman) (30 Jul 1962)

Mr Leslie Seymour: Surely it is true that the doctors did present a report. It went to the committee and Mr. Rhydderch would not accept it. He had the representation expunged from the minutes. Had it gone to the committee in the proper manner, it would have been sent on to the regional board.

Orders of the Day — Birmingham Mental Hospital Committee (Former Chairman) (30 Jul 1962)

Mr Leslie Seymour: Let us stick to the facts. I said that other hospitals should be added, and I instanced a hospital which at some future time is to be built in the grounds of Rubery.

Orders of the Day — Housing, Birmingham (21 Mar 1962)

Mr Leslie Seymour: I do.

Orders of the Day — Commonwealth Immigrants Bill: Clause 1. — (Application of Part I.) (6 Dec 1961)

Mr Leslie Seymour: Does the hon. Member agree that the system of permits now proposed will remedy the situation existing in Birmingham, where hundreds of immigrants are now walking round the city trying to find jobs? I have many of them coming to my factory every day.

Orders of the Day — Commonwealth Immigrants Bill: Clause 1. — (Application of Part I.) (6 Dec 1961)

Mr Leslie Seymour: I did not say that we were going to send them back. Indeed, there is no intention under the Bill to send them back. It is quite true I said that, because there was no accommodation for them in Birmingham, they were having to live in terrible housing conditions.

Orders of the Day — Motor Industry (6 Dec 1960)

Mr Leslie Seymour: I come from the Spark-brook division of Birmingham and I followed, as its Member of Parliament, an hon. Member who was a great friend of mine. We lived adjacent to each other, we worked in the same area and we spent many years together on the Birmingham City Council. He was a grand little man who regarded it as his first duty to help other people. I very much miss him and regret the passing...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Income Tax (Schedule A) (26 Nov 1959)

Mr Leslie Seymour: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of Schedule A was paid last year in respect of owner-occupied houses and flats.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Income Tax (Schedule A) (26 Nov 1959)

Mr Leslie Seymour: Will my hon. Friend take into account the fact that it would give great encouragement to home ownership if the anomalies of Schedule A tax were abolished?


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