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Orders of the Day — Strike, London Docks: Emergency Powers (Proclamation) (13 Jul 1949)

Mr William Brown: I share the view which has been expressed on all sides that the proportion of the dockers on strike who are Communists is probably an insignificant proportion of the total. I share the view expressed by the Attorney-General that the overwhelming majority of these men are good, honest, loyal citizens who have been misled by a mistaken conception of trade union loyalty. I regard it as of the...

Orders of the Day — Strike, London Docks: Emergency Powers (Proclamation) (13 Jul 1949)

Mr William Brown: I beg the hon. Member's pardon. I ought not to, but I do. We face a situation in which we have a body of trained, full-time, agitators whose express purpose it is to use levers within social democracy to break social democracy wide open and to destroy it. Nowhere in the world has Communism come to power as the result of a free election of the people. It has come to power only by the...

Orders of the Day — Strike, London Docks: Emergency Powers (Proclamation) (13 Jul 1949)

Mr William Brown: If it does get me into the headlines, well and good: it will be a good headline. But you cannot keep out of them. They are your permanent residence. Your permanent address is the front page of the "Daily Worker."

Orders of the Day — Strike, London Docks: Emergency Powers (Proclamation) (13 Jul 1949)

Mr William Brown: The first interruption was impertinent. The other is frivolous. I beg both hon. Members to desist. What I am trying to say is that, up to the time of the coup in Czechoslovakia it was possible to say that there had been, perhaps, certain limits to which this process of overthrowing States from within could go. Up to the time of Czechoslovakia, it was possible to argue that the countries that...

Orders of the Day — Strike, London Docks: Emergency Powers (Proclamation) (13 Jul 1949)

Mr William Brown: I am a Fascist because I disagree with the hon. Member?

Orders of the Day — Strike, London Docks: Emergency Powers (Proclamation) (13 Jul 1949)

Mr William Brown: I did not say "squalid" and did not mention "sordid."

Oral Answers to Questions — Strike, London Docks (Emergency Powers) (11 Jul 1949)

Mr William Brown: Granted the difficulties of imposing Government speakers upon unofficial strikers, is it not possible for us to utilise the resources of the wireless to a very much greater extent than has been done so far to get the merits of this case over to the men?

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office: Postal Workers (Representation) (6 Jul 1949)

Mr William Brown: May we be assured that the Postmaster-General in this consideration, as in others, has abided by the agreed arrangement governing the recognition of associations in the public service, and is still doing so?

Strike, London Docks (6 Jul 1949)

Mr William Brown: While recognising the normal wisdom of the Government's policy of not using troops to shift cargoes except in the case of perishable foodstuffs, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman, in view of the fact that this dispute centres on something which does not concern a single English docker and is a dispute arising from circumstances in Canada, why he limits the proposed Government action to...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: New Clause. — (Exemption from Enter Tainments Duty of Amateur Entertainments.) (6 Jul 1949)

Mr William Brown: The House is in such a state of happy unanimity about the Clause that I do not want to disturb the delightful atmosphere which prevails. I join, therefore, in the praise of the Government for the concession they have made, and I join with other hon. Members in asking them to improve it. There are three points, it seems to me, upon which the Clause could be improved. The first is that we do...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: New Clause. — (Exemption from Enter Tainments Duty of Amateur Entertainments.) (6 Jul 1949)

Mr William Brown: I rather think it was repealed before 1851. There is a real point for saying there ought not to be indefinite retroactive effect. Whether the right period is five or ten years I do not presume to say, but plainly it ought not to be indefinite. I suggest that the Government put right the Clause in the three respects I have mentioned. I shall then be happy to assure them of my support when it...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: New Clause. — (Assessment of Profits for Income Tax, etc., Purposes.) (6 Jul 1949)

Mr William Brown: I want to support this new Clause by reference to Governmental practice in another connection. The other night we were discussing in this House the new regulations governing the pensions of police officers. One Clause of those regulations provided that, when a policeman was promoted during the last years of his service, his remuneration for the final three years of his period of service...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: New Clause. — (Assessment of Profits for Income Tax, etc., Purposes.) (6 Jul 1949)

Mr William Brown: I know, but the point behind the Government's support of those regulations was that it was unfair to burden the State for a long period of time after a man's retirement with a pension which was sharply inflated because of his promotion during the last few years of his effective Governmental service. The Government took the view, and I am not arguing against it, that when we are paying out...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Cinema Industry (Dispute) (5 Jul 1949)

Mr William Brown: asked the Minister of Labour on what date he was notified of the existence of a dispute, as to the employers' right to select staff in the cinema industry, arising out of the arrangement by which unions in this industry act as Employment Exchanges; on what date the issue was referred for arbitration to the National Arbitration Tribunal; and when it is anticipated that the hearing of the case...

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service (Communists and Fascists) (5 Jul 1949)

Mr William Brown: asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many cases of civil servants suspected of association with Communist or Fascist organisations, have been investigated by the committee charged with the task of dealing with such cases.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service (Communists and Fascists) (5 Jul 1949)

Mr William Brown: Has the right hon. Gentleman any idea what is the relationship between those 31 cases and the number of civil servants involved in one way or another in Fascist or Communist organisations?

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service (Communists and Fascists) (5 Jul 1949)

Mr William Brown: May I put it differently? Is the Minister satisfied with the working of the security arrangements so far as Government Departments are concerned?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 28. — (Extension of Relief on Compulsory Acquisitions.) (27 Jun 1949)

Mr William Brown: If the Solicitor-General has not covered the point which has just been made by the hon. Member for Torquay (Mr. C. Williams), will he say where it is covered? I ask him to envisage what might happen. Supposing a man dies in possession of a piece of property in regard to which he or his lawyer has staked a claim for development rights. It is true that that claim is one against the global sum...


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