Results 21–25 of 25 for speaker:Mr Robert Scott

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...

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...

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 — 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...

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...

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