Results 181–200 of 882 for speaker:Sir Francis Acland

Orders of the Day — Education Bill. (27 May 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: I had forgotten that for a moment. That is quite true. The Minister, of course, might have taken a different view after reconsideration, but I am not suggesting that he would have done so. It is a fact that if the lesser of the two Amendments, that for adding a term to the 14 years, had been in order for incorporation in the Bill, there would have been a real chance, I do not say of an agreed...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill. (27 May 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: Because the writer happens to be a Conservative and happens to disagree with me about beer legislation, I do not see why I should not quote his very sensible remarks about education. I rather agree with him about the beer, but I will not go into that question now. An hon. Gentleman above the Gangway has repeated almost verbatim the point I put in Committee twice—without getting an...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill.: New Clause. — (Saving for trainees in dancing or dramatic art.) (26 May 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: I should like to say a few words which may perhaps make hon. Members whose names are attached to the Clause more willing for it to be negatived, as it will have to be now. If the Clause had been added to the Bill it would have negatived rather the sort of instruction which they want, and which is quite within the law in certain circumstances. There is a Clause in the Bill which specifies the...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill.: Clause 2. — (Provisions with respect to employment certificates.) (26 May 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: I beg to second the Amendment. I am bound to say that, in view of your Ruling, Mr. Speaker, the Amendment is very likely to impose a charge upon the rating authorities. The Bill will be worked very largely through sub-committees who will, I fear—and everybody knows it—be influenced where applications are made by employers whom they know and respect and whom they will not altogether like...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill.: Clause 2. — (Provisions with respect to employment certificates.) (26 May 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: Having listened to your Ruling, I feel bound to point out how extraordinarily difficult it is to amend this part of the Bill in any way whatever.

Orders of the Day — Education Bill.: Clause 2. — (Provisions with respect to employment certificates.) (26 May 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: This is a difficult question, and I strongly agree with the President of the Board of Education that it is unfair to argue the point against his position as if the only alternative was that we are to allow children to go away any old time during the term. As far as employers have got into the habit of recruitment I hope it will be encouraged. Clearly the words which the right hon. Gentleman...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill.: Clause 2. — (Provisions with respect to employment certificates.) (26 May 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: It may be interpreted as an exceptional circumstance so far as the child is concerned. The employer will argue that unless he can get this boy when he wants him he will have to employ some other boy. It may be, therefore, an exceptional opportunity for that child, and it will be so argued unless exemption is given at the date when the application is made. We all know the difficulty about the...

Tithe [Money]. (19 May 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: The hon. Member for Aylesbury (Mr. M. Beaumont), has raised so big a point that it is difficult to discuss it properly at this time of night. I think that the attitude he has taken, although some of my friends rather jeered when he said he would support the Resolution to-night but not further Financial Resolutions drawn in this way, is a logical attitude to take. I would like to bring one...

Orders of the Day — Coal Mines Bill. (18 May 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: I have only listened to-day, I have not studied the Bill. I make that frank confession. The Minister is right in saying that it is usual for a Minister, on the Second Reading of a Bill, to indicate Amendments to which he would ask the Committee to agree when the Bill went upstairs, but it seemed to me that the suggestions that the Minister made went altogether beyond what it is usual for a...

Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act, 1921. ( 5 May 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: We are very glad that this matter is to be investigated, for it is one with which we have been very considerably concerned. We are very jealous of the honour of all parties in the House, and of the Government, and of public officials, who have to be entrusted with secrets sometimes, and who, one would have thought, can be safely trusted with those secrets as an absolute rule. When something...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Navy Supplementary Estimate, 1936. ( 4 May 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: rose—

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Navy Supplementary Estimate, 1936. ( 4 May 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: Will not the House of Commons have been committed by a vote taken to-day that these battleships are to be started? Will the House not have parted with its control of the matter if we vote considerable sums, in advance of a decision by the Admiralty?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Navy Supplementary Estimate, 1936. ( 4 May 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: A good deal has, of course, been said, and will be said, about many other aspects of these Estimates, but my hon. Friends and I have tried to concentrate our criticism upon one point, largely in order to give other Members who may be anxious to intervene a better chance of doing so, and because we think it is the big point to which the Committee are asked to commit themselves this afternoon....

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Navy Supplementary Estimate, 1936. ( 4 May 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: Cannot the right hon. Gentleman give us the tonnage, whether they are to be in the 35,000, or the 30,000, or the 25,000-ton class? Cannot he tell us even that?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Navy Supplementary Estimate, 1936. ( 4 May 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: And I said carrying the biggest sort of guru.

Orders of the Day — Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Bill.: Clause 9. — (Provisions respecting Shop Assistants.) ( 1 May 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: Would such a man work in a shop? Does this Clause not apply only to people working in shops?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: British Broadcasting Corporation. (29 Apr 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: I congratulate the hon. Member on a very good presentation of his case. Although I cannot say that I agree with much of it, that does not interfere with the fact that it was very well delivered. He gave a most persuasive presentation of the case for the station abroad with which he is particularly identified, and which he has created. It is a very great thing to have created Radio-Luxemburg...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: British Broadcasting Corporation. (29 Apr 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: It is one thing to say that a private company is not permitted to receive anything, but it is a different thing to say that it does not receive anything. It would be impossible to detect if it did receive anything. The people in control of these companies might be capable of receiving money for so arranging their relays as to take in particular advertising services from abroad which would...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: British Broadcasting Corporation. (29 Apr 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: Yes, but that is immaterial. My point is that although the terms of the licence are stringent there can be no such control over private companies to see that they comply with the terms of the licence, and nobody can detect the fact that they are not doing so, as would be the case in the British Broadcasting Corporation. That is my point. In paragraph 53 of the report it is proposed that there...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Amendment of Law. (23 Apr 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: I begin by what has now become a commonplace, and that is to refer to the fact that the Budget has had rather a depressing reception. One can almost feel the same chilly wind inside the House as that which is making things so unpleasant for everybody outside. That is not the fault of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. It is because people did not realise the true position of affairs. They find,...


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