Results 1–20 of 25 for speaker:Mr Robert Scott

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy: Greenwich Hospital (Water Supply Scheme) (18 Apr 1951)

Mr Robert Scott: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he is now in a position to report on the progress of the negotiations between Greenwich Hospital and the Alston-with-Garrigill Rural District Council with regard to a lease of land owned by the former and required by the latter in connection with a water supply scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy: Greenwich Hospital (Water Supply Scheme) (18 Apr 1951)

Mr Robert Scott: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that these negotiations have been going on for a very long time and that the dog-in-the-manger attitude of Greenwich Hospital has already caused grave hardship to the people of Alston-with-Garrigill? Can he promise us today that the negotiation will be brought to a satisfactory conclusion within, say, four weeks?

Clause 1. — (Extension of Class of Land for Improvement of Which Grants May Be Made Under the Principal Act.) (6 Feb 1951)

Mr Robert Scott: There are a great many farms in Cumberland which fit into this argument very well indeed. There are farms where there are dual-purposes shorthorns reared primarily to supply heifers to lowland dairy farmers, where the cows are sold as stores and where little, if any, milk is sold off the holding. They are a most wonderful reservoir of the dual-purpose animal.

Clause 1. — (Extension of Class of Land for Improvement of Which Grants May Be Made Under the Principal Act.) (6 Feb 1951)

Mr Robert Scott: I am glad to have the opportunity to support this very valuable Amendment. I am very worried about the words "fat sheep." It seems to me that in drafting the Clause, particularly the definition of livestock rearing land, it has been forgotten that high land and heather land are capable of producing fat lambs in summer time. For a long time, particularly in some parts of Northumberland,...

Orders of the Day — Livestock Rearing Bill (11 Dec 1950)

Mr Robert Scott: I shall not attempt to argue the very interesting point just made by the hon. Member for Norfolk, South-West (Mr. Dye), because I rise this afternoon with two main intentions: first, to be as brief as possible, because I know that a large number of other hon. Members wish to take part in the Debate; and, second, to be as constructive as possible in the few remarks that I shall make in giving...

Hill Farming Bill (1 Dec 1950)

Mr Robert Scott: In the few minutes that remain, I must start by saying how very disappointed I am, and I am sure other hon. Members on this side of the House are, with the reply we have heard from the Joint Under-Secretary of State for Scotland. We had a whole host of figures rattled off at great rate. Most of them were concerned with the County of Argyll, an excellent county, which had the good sense to...

Orders of the Day — Newsprint Supplies (27 Jul 1950)

Mr Robert Scott: The right hon. Gentleman will forgive me if I do not immediately follow him in some of the arguments which he has been putting forward. I am very glad that I have had the opportunity of speaking in this Debate if for no other reason than that it will enable me to answer a rather extraordinary statement made by the hon. Member for Carlisle (Mr. Hargreaves). I am glad to see that he is still in...

Orders of the Day — Newsprint Supplies (27 Jul 1950)

Mr Robert Scott: It is quite true that a number of people who are financially interested in the "Cumberland Times"—I mean "The Cumberland Evening News"—are Conservatives, but it surely is not possible to argue—

Orders of the Day — Newsprint Supplies (27 Jul 1950)

Mr Robert Scott: The hon. Member and I must get together, and we must look at this. If he is right and I am wrong, I shall be only to pleased to apologise to him publicly. We heard a great deal at the beginning of this Debate about the importance of the weekly provincial newspaper and the great part that it has to fulfil in our national life. I do not apologise for coming back to that subject, particularly...

Orders of the Day — Newsprint Supplies (27 Jul 1950)

Mr Robert Scott: Will the hon. Gentleman give way a moment? I made that stupid mistake, but it was a slip of the tongue and I corrected it at once.

Orders of the Day — Education, England and Wales (17 Jul 1950)

Mr Robert Scott: The hon. Member for Loughborough (Mr. Follick) will forgive me if I do not pursue his arguments. We have only one thing in common; neither of us can do cube roots. I am sure many hon. Members and the rising generation will be taken with the idea of the abolition of examinations. Indeed, it may help the Government to recover some of the ground they have lost with schoolboys since they promised...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Health Service: Tuberculosis Cases (23 Mar 1950)

Mr Robert Scott: asked the Minister of Health if he will consider sending a proportion of tuberculosis cases to Continental sanatoria in order to relieve the waiting list for beds in this country.

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Housing (7 Dec 1944)

Mr Robert Scott: I beg to second the Amendment. I do not think I need apologise to the House if, in seconding the Amendment so ably proposed by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Preston (Captain Cobb), I deal largely with rural housing. I am aware we are to have a Debate on that special subject on Tuesday next, but this Amendment has been very widely framed, and quite candidly I feel we cannot...

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Housing (7 Dec 1944)

Mr Robert Scott: I was referring only to one factory on the North East coast, which has not even started production because the factory space cannot be found. I was not referring to the production of Tarran houses throughout the whole country.

Housing (Temporary Accommo Dation) Bill (1 Aug 1944)

Mr Robert Scott: I wish to welcome the Bill, albeit with rather a guarded welcome, and then to make one or two small criticisms, particularly with regard to its effect on public opinion outside this House. Obviously, the Minister of Health is facing the greatest opportunity that has ever presented itself to do a real job of housing and home-making in this country, and I believe that he can do it if only he...

Housing (Temporary Accommo Dation) Bill (1 Aug 1944)

Mr Robert Scott: Seriously, if the general public are brought to understand more about the houses, and they are told that there are going to be definite safeguards, they will accept them for what they are—not perfection, but a reasonable answer to a very difficult problem. There are just two other matters with which I would like to deal. I hope, when the time comes for the allocation of these houses, that...

Location of Industry (8 Dec 1943)

Mr Robert Scott: I beg to second the Amendment. I am sure the House will join with me in expressing our sympathy with our hon. Friend and will regret very much that he feels unable to carry on. In seconding the Amendment, I feel that the House will forgive me if I confine my remarks to one particular district, that in which I was born and bred and in which my constituency lies, namely the North East coast of...

Location of Industry (8 Dec 1943)

Mr Robert Scott: My hon. Friend who is indisposed has authorised me to beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment. In doing so, I should like to thank the right hon. Gentleman for his statement. It will help very largely to soothe our anxieties and those of our constituents.

Civil Estimates, 1943: Forestry Commission (6 Jul 1943)

Mr Robert Scott: I can well imagine that there are a large number of hon. Members who still wish to make their contribution to this Debate and therefore I shall make mine as short as possible by confining my remarks to the relationship between afforestation and hill farming so far as England and Wales are concerned, leaving the Scottish side of the problem to those more able to deal with it. I listened with...

Agriculture and Food. (28 Jul 1942)

Mr Robert Scott: I shall attempt the impossible, that is, to deal with four or five matters in the space of ten minutes. I must devote at least one of these minutes to paying a tribute to my right hon. Friend for the speech with which he opened this Debate. It was very encouraging to me as a farmer; I think it was encouraging to everyone, but it certainly left no grounds for complacency. I would dearly love...


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