All 9 results for speaker:Lieut-Colonel Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill: Clause 37. — (Liability for repair, maintenance and insurance of fixed equipment.) ( 4 Aug 1947)

Lieut-Colonel Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: I hope the Minister will reconsider this, as I think he is going to make it extremely difficult for landlord and tenant to trust one another. All they need do is to draw up a lease, and then say, "It does not matter." The signature will mean absolutely nothing. A tenant does not go into the business of obtaining a farm with his eyes shut. He is not an infant. He goes into a lease pretty...

Orders of the Day — Regular Army (30 Jul 1947)

Lieut-Colonel Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: Like my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Wirral (Mr. Selwyn Lloyd) I think we are all very worried about the present position and the future. As he said, the question of possible reduction is not one to be discussed now, but I think it is a point on which the Minister should say what is in the mind of the Government. Nothing does the Regular Army, or any of the Services, more harm than...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill: Clause 95. — (Prevention of damage by pests.) ( 5 Jun 1947)

Lieut-Colonel Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: I want very strongly to support the suggestion that the Government should look at this again, because I think it is far more cruel, and far more inhuman, than anything to do with steel traps. When you get poison laid about anywhere in the country, you are going to have a most enormous destruction of cats and dogs. Families cannot, keep their cats indoors, and they will be out, and will be...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill (28 Jan 1947)

Lieut-Colonel Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: Owing to the shortness- of time perhaps the hon. Member for Barnard Castle (Mr. Lavers) will excuse me if I do not refer to any of his points in my speech. Like other Members on this side of the House, I welcome this Bill as being a possible framework which will give the farmer the stability that is offered by it, but I must remind the Minister that it goes far beyond the proposals that were...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill (28 Jan 1947)

Lieut-Colonel Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: There is nothing to prevent him, except that once we have a State service there are always priorities. There is always the privilege by which the State service can get in by the back door, and get that little bit which the average man cannot get. If the Minister thinks that he can supply the services in that way, he will lose the support of every fanner in the country.

Orders of the Day — New Clause. — (Provisions as to transfer and compensation of employees of approved societies.) (22 May 1946)

Lieut-Colonel Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: I support this new Clause moved by my right hon. Friend the Member for North Leeds (Mr. Peake). I think it only right and just that these men should be fully covered, and fully considered. We know that a great many of them will be required. They will be essential to help the Minister carry out his. task. But there must be some who may not be quite so well off, or able to fit into the same...

Orders of the Day — Defence Policy ( 5 Mar 1946)

Lieut-Colonel Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: First, I would like to refer to a couple of points made by the hon. Member for Reading (Mr. Mikardo). He laid stress on how civilian industries fitted the right man into the right job. I think that is a very good tribute to private enterprise. From the Service point of view that has been done to a very large extent ever since the war started. Mechanisation has made tremendous strides. Men are...

India: Deolali Camp (Conditions) (25 Feb 1946)

Lieut-Colonel Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: As time is short I will come straight to the few points that I must bring forward. I think at the present moment the great difficulty from the farmers' point of view is that of being assured sufficient labour. Labour comes under three heads, regular, prisoner and Casual. A lot of hon. Members on both sides of the House have discussed the question of regular labour, and I will not waste time...

Orders of the Day — Trunk Roads Bill ( 8 Nov 1945)

Lieut-Colonel Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: On this, the first occasion on which I have addressed the House, I hope to be granted the usual kind indulgence. I think I can say that from my experiences during my military career, and, particularly, the sleepless nights I had to suffer just before D Day, in trying to fit in convoys of vehicles on our British roads, I have some idea of the shortcomings of our road system. This Bill should...


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