Results 61–80 of 105 for speaker:Dr Thomas Watts

Orders of the Day — Coal Mines Bill. (1 Jul 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: I am merely concerned with my own personal experience which is the experience of a quarter of a century. [Interruption.] I am not at all surprised at the fear among hon. Members on the Socialist benches opposite of this Bill, because I think they believe there is in it the germ of a settlement. [Laughter.] Hon. Members may laugh if they please, but that does not worry me. There is the laugh,...

Orders of the Day — Coal Mines Bill. (1 Jul 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: It refers to what has been said in this House as to the distress in the mining districts. In addition, I conversed with a good many miners. I know the miners, I have known them all these years. The British miner, if he is left to himself is one of the most loyal, honest and trustworthy men in the world. It is his very honesty and trustfulness that render him an easy prey to the sinister...

Orders of the Day — Coal Mines Bill. (1 Jul 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: From what I heard from those miners, they are prepared not only to work eight hours, but many of them said they would work nine or ten hours rather than lose their jobs.

Orders of the Day — Coal Mines Bill. (1 Jul 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: For the same wages. They will not consent, and very rightly so, I think, to accept any lower wage; but they are rapidly coming to this conclusion that they have been mistaken, and that it is hopeless to fight economic facts. More than that, and this must interest some of my hon. Friends opposite, they are beginning to ask very awkward questions. They are beginning to ask, "What has happened...

Orders of the Day — Coal Mines Bill. (1 Jul 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: This Bill will be the means of restoring to the men liberty to dispose of their own labour, a liberty taken away by that unfortunate Measure passed in 1919 when the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Carnarvon Boroughs (Mr. Lloyd George) was head of the Coalition Government. I regard this Bill as highly necessary, because I believe that when it is on the Statute Book, as it most assuredly...

Orders of the Day — Coal Mines Bill. (1 Jul 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: Excuse me, there are. There are hundreds and thousands in the County of Lancashire.

Orders of the Day — Coal Mines Bill. (1 Jul 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: I say there are. I know. There are hundreds and thousands of miners.

Orders of the Day — Coal Mines Bill. (1 Jul 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: I said a hundred thousand.

Orders of the Day — Coal Mines Bill. (1 Jul 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: I was taking Cheshire into account, because there are many miners in.the County of Cheshire; but what I was saying would hold good if there were only 50,000 miners. There are scores and hundreds of miners in Lancashire who, when this Bill is put on the Statute Book, will seize the opportunity and cheerfully, willingly and gladly go to their work in the miner.

Orders of the Day — Coal Mines Bill. (1 Jul 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: I am prepared to wait and see, because I am confident of what I say, from my intimate relations with the men—and the relationship between a doctor and a workman is probably more intimate than with anybody else. [Interruption.] When I was in general practice I knew more of.the working conditions of the men and women in Lancashire than—or quite as much as—any hon. Member on the Socialist...

Orders of the Day — Coal Mines Bill. (1 Jul 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: Is my hon. Friend aware that. at the present moment nothing can he taken from the pay of the miner in that way, because he is insured under the National Health Insurance?

Oral Answers to Questions — Russia.: Soviet Trade Delegation (Sealed Bags). (23 Jun 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: Has the attention of the hon. Gentleman been called to a statement in to-day's papers made by a former Member of the House, Mr. Newbolt?

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Louie Calvert. (22 Jun 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: (by Private Notice) asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the notice on the Order Paper regarding the case of Louie Calvert, who is under sentence of death, and whether it is true that this woman is in a state of pregnancy?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Empire Trade. (29 Apr 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: I think the House and the Empire generally owe a debt of gratitude to my hon. Friend the Member for Rossendale (Mr. Waddington) for bringing forward this Amendment to-day. The hon. Member who spoke on the Socialist benches a short time ago did not appear to like the Amendment, for he devoted the greater portion of his speech to endeavouring to belittle the Empire and to minimise the...

Orders of the Day — Factories Bill. (26 Mar 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: Although there seems to be considerable difference of opinion as to the propriety of a private Member bringing in a Bill of the magnitude of this Factories Bill, yet Members on both sides are distinctly grateful to the hon. Member for East Middlesbrough (Miss Wilkinson) for having done so. We have had a distinct pledge as the result from the Home Secretary as to the Bill which is in course of...

Orders of the Day — Factories Bill. (26 Mar 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: I am fully aware of the fact to which the right hon. Gentleman has called attention. I think I have seen and examined practically every device that has been brought forward to overcome this difficulty, and my solution would be that it should be statutory that the same shuttles should be restricted to the same weaver, or, failing that, before shuttles are used by another weaver, they should be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Budget.: Members of Parliament (Travelling Allowance). (23 Mar 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: Does the right hon. Gentleman not really think it would be a considerable saving to the Treasury, and a great convenience to hon. Members, to provide them with season tickets, instead of having to pay the full ordinary fares?

Oral Answers to Questions — Budget.: Members of Parliament (Travelling Allowance). (23 Mar 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: In my case alone, it would save over £100 a year.

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons (Late Sittings). (16 Mar 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: asked the Prime Minister if, in the interests of the health of Members and the staff of the House, he will confer with the leaders of the Opposition with a view to coming to some arrangement which will obviate the necessity for frequent late sittings?

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons (Late Sittings). (16 Mar 1926)

Dr Thomas Watts: Is the Prime Minister aware that there are many hon. Members in this House who are over 60 years of age to whom late sittings are a strain, and who require regular hours of sleep? Does he consider that it is advantageous to have our debates in the small hours of the morning?


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