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

Production, Supply and Man- Power. (22 Jan 1941)

Mr Robert Scott: I rise to make my first contribution in this House with feelings akin to fear and trepidation—feelings that are only allayed by the thought of your protection, Sir, and of the tolerance that is shown by the House on such occasions. It is obvious that a Debate of this nature must cover a very wide field, but I have been disappointed to find that the still, small voice of agriculture has...

Orders of the Day — Food Production. (3 Apr 1941)

Mr Robert Scott: I would draw the attention of the Committee for a few moments to a type of farming which has not already been mentioned, or has only been touched upon, a type of farming which cannot make its contribution to the national food-supply in the shape of either cereals, milk or potatoes. I refer, of course, to hill farming. There is in England and Wales an area of about 5,000,000 acres, and in...

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates, 1941.: Food Production and Distribution. (24 Jul 1941)

Mr Robert Scott: My hon. Friend the Member for Walsall (Sir G. Schuster) has dealt entirely with distribution, and much as I would like to follow his argument, I think that he and the Committee will forgive me if I turn back to a few points connected with production. The thanks of the country are due in a large measure to my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture and his predecessor for the forthright,...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture. (19 Nov 1941)

Mr Robert Scott: The hon. and gallant Member for Ripon (Captain York) has discussed in a very able speech the question of wages, and while I agree with everything he says I do not think that I can affirm it. Rather, I have been paying attention to the very grave inequality which exists at present in our agricultural policy. As one who is partly Scottish and has many friends north of the Border, I am second to...

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...

Agriculture and Food. (28 Jul 1942)

Mr Robert Scott: I am glad that my hon. Friend interrupted me there, because it is something I should have said. All this was in spite of an alleged scheme by the Ministry of Food by which these potatoes were to be taken from us. I could give plenty of examples of men with six, seven and eight acres who have not yet sold a single potato from last year's crop, and never will. I know that we have to grow as...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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 — 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...

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.

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...


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