Results 161–180 of 2476 for speaker:Mr William Brown

Orders of the Day — Removed Railings (Compensation) (8 Nov 1948)

Mr William Brown: The right hon. Gentleman has made reference to many Acts of Parliament and to a great many regulations, and so forth. We are simple folk, and we want to know what damage was done to the man's property, what is the estimated value of it and what does the Minister offer to pay? If there is a gap between the two, all the Acts of Parliament in the world will not make the Minister right.

Orders of the Day — Removed Railings (Compensation) (8 Nov 1948)

Mr William Brown: That is just plain robbery.

Orders of the Day — Removed Railings (Compensation) (8 Nov 1948)

Mr William Brown: That is just plain robbery.

Orders of the Day — Removed Railings (Compensation) (8 Nov 1948)

Mr William Brown: I understand the Minister to say that once a decision was taken that these particular railings had to be treated as chattels, there was no option open to him but to pay for the railings at their scrap value, or, in the case of a gate, at its second-hand value?

Orders of the Day — Removed Railings (Compensation) (8 Nov 1948)

Mr William Brown: I ask the Minister under what provision of the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939, or any Act of Parliament passed by this House since then, he was obliged to treat these railings as chattels? If he was, then the latter part of his argument was relevant, but if he cannot produce an Act of Parliament or an order, all that he said was irrelevant because it was within his choice whether he treated...

Orders of the Day — Removed Railings (Compensation) (8 Nov 1948)

Mr William Brown: That does not answer my question——

Orders of the Day — Russia and U.S.a. (Relations) (8 Nov 1948)

Mr William Brown: Further to that point of Order. May I ask why I was not allowed to have a reply to my last question from the Minister? I had got him where I wanted him, when the subject of the Debate was changed.

Orders of the Day — Russia and U.S.a. (Relations) (8 Nov 1948)

Mr William Brown: This Debate has been a little difficult. We started with railings. We switched on to Russia. Then we went back from Russia to railings. Now I, in my turn, want to switch back from railings to Russia, and to follow some of the observations made by my hon. Friend the Member for South Ayrshire (Mr. E. Hughes). I found his speech extremely moving to listen to, and, in some ways, extremely...

Orders of the Day — Russia and U.S.a. (Relations) (8 Nov 1948)

Mr William Brown: Well, I have expressed my view. I may be wrong, but at least that is my view. I doubt if the civil administration in China can hang together for another eight years of war. I doubt if Greece can endure many more years of the kind of situation which has existed there for the last three or four years. Therefore, there must be a direct, purposeful, and comprehensive policy which, in the first...

Oral Answers to Questions — U.S. Troops, United Kingdom (2 Nov 1948)

Mr William Brown: Might I ask whether the Minister of War would be willing to provide some legal advice to the hon. and learned Gentleman about the adequate drafting of a Question?

Orders of the Day — Kings's Speech: Debate on the Address (29 Oct 1948)

Mr William Brown: And mud banks.

Government Business (Precedence) (27 Oct 1948)

Mr William Brown: Since the end of the war some of us have put down Motions against the appropriation of all Parliamentary time by the Government. We have done so because in our view the House was being deprived of a valuable right without which Parliament could not be complete. Like the right hon. Member for Warwick and Leamington (Mr. Eden), I should have been happier if the Prime Minister's statement...

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Debate on the Address (27 Oct 1948)

Mr William Brown: I will ask the indulgence of the House if I may, Mr. Deputy-Speaker. My throat is a little sore, but I think I can get through what I have to say if folks are generous to me. It is not often we hear in these days from the hon. Member for West Ealing (Mr. J. Hudson). I think it would he of advantage if we heard from him more, because, although I should want to qualify some of his...

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Debate on the Address (27 Oct 1948)

Mr William Brown: Perhaps I may be allowed to make my speech in my own way. From the point of view I am taking, we have to ask ourselves one question. Political power in England is concentrated in the State. A very great deal of economic power has now become concentrated in the State. The State has the railways, the coal, the Bank of England, electricity, gas and long-distance transport. I cannot reckon up...

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Debate on the Address (27 Oct 1948)

Mr William Brown: I have not mentioned that point at all. I was trying to put across an argument which I believe, rightly or wrongly, to be of considerable social importance. That argument is not concerned with the difference between the employment of a person by the State or by a Government board, public utility society, or by private enterprise and the rest of it. I would only add that if we get too much...

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Debate on the Address (27 Oct 1948)

Mr William Brown: I do not understand the hon. Member's interruption. The Russian challenge is an imperialist challenge. It is an assertion of power politics at a time when other countries, and certainly our own, have been retreating from it. It is a challenge at a time when British imperialism—in inverted commas—is on the retreat, as it has been for the last three years in India, Egypt, Palestine, Ceylon...

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Debate on the Address (27 Oct 1948)

Mr William Brown: I beg the courtesy of the hon. Member for Rochdale (Dr. Morgan).

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Debate on the Address (27 Oct 1948)

Mr William Brown: If the hon. Member is trying to make my speech for me. that is an impertinence. If he is merely interrupting, that is discourteous. It is a condition of the Greco-Hebrew point of view—if you like, the Christian point of view—that because the soul is reasonable, and because man is more than what he seems, tolerance is the principal civic virtue of civilisation because only in tolerance...

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Debate on the Address (27 Oct 1948)

Mr William Brown: The Communist Manifesto.

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Debate on the Address (27 Oct 1948)

Mr William Brown: I am not giving way.


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