Results 21–40 of 882 for speaker:Sir Francis Acland

Oral Answers to Questions — Poultry Industry. ( 8 Nov 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Will the right hon. Gentleman also circulate the price of feeding stuffs on which hens have to feed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wood Pigeons (Damage to Crops). ( 8 Nov 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Is not the remedy really to hold one's gun rather straighter than a good many do?

Import Duties (Import Duties Act, 1932).: Spain (British Agents). ( 8 Nov 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Before I come to the interrogatories, which is the correct term for our procedure to-night, I want to make one comment on the speech to which we have just listened. If my memory be correct in regard to the rather prehistoric time when I was attached to the Foreign Office, I seem to remember that there were some questions on which you informed friendly Governments as to what you were going to...

Import Duties (Import Duties Act, 1932).: Spain (British Agents). ( 8 Nov 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Yes; I am asking about the people we are to send there. Not only are they not expected, but if they do concern themselves in political as distinct from trade matters then certain consequences will follow? I understand they are to be sent there as trade representatives. Are they sent there as trade representatives or as political negotiators? If they are going to negotiate on political...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Iron and Steel Industry. ( 2 Nov 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the British Iron and Steel Federation has set up a standing committee called the Rebate Committee, as recommended by the council of the Federation in December, 1935?

Oral Answers to Questions — War Department Works, Monmouthshire. ( 2 Nov 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in connection with works contemplated by his Department in the vicinity of Usk, in Monmouthshire, an assurance can be given that there will be no interference by building or in other ways with the estate of the agricultural college near Usk or with the agricultural work usually carried on upon it?

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Debate on the Address. (28 Oct 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: My right hon. Friend had to be in Scotland to-day, and I will not try to answer for him.

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Debate on the Address. (28 Oct 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: There has been no reference to the Constitution in the last two Speeches.

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Debate on the Address. (28 Oct 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Will the hon. Member have the courtesy to call us Liberals?

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Debate on the Address. (28 Oct 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Just let us he sensible. I simply said that in view of the fact that I never bother to revise my speeches for the reporters. The meaning is quite obvious.

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Debate on the Address. (28 Oct 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: No.

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Debate on the Address. (28 Oct 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: With others.

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Debate on the Address. (28 Oct 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Certainly.

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Debate on the Address. (27 Oct 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Since the Act began?

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Debate on the Address. (27 Oct 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: My right hon. Friend the Member for Caithness and Sutherland (Sir A. Sinclair) has to be away for the rest of this week and I have to deputise for him as best I can. The fact that he is away enables me to say what I could not have said had he been here, how much I appreciated having him for my leader when I listened to his speech yesterday. It was brief, bright and if it was not exactly...

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Debate on the Address. (27 Oct 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: My withers are quite unwrung by the hon. Member's interruption. We did not do that.

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Debate on the Address. (27 Oct 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I can only speak for my party. We did not do that.

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Debate on the Address. (27 Oct 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: That is a question for them, and they must answer it, and I think they could probably give a perfectly good answer. I have enough to do to look after my own end. I should like to examine the likely result of this ultimate promise to fight. It is like two children one of whom has a ball. Let us say that the ball may be Gibraltar, Hong Kong or the right to turn a country into a shambles. One...

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Debate on the Address. (27 Oct 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I am sorry; inadvertently I have misquoted the phrase. It is "concerted effort."

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Debate on the Address. (27 Oct 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Yes, but the Conference has not yet been held, though I am hoping it is what the Conference will do. A phrase used by the Prime Minister last Thursday did not seem to me to conform to what I suggest ought to be done. Everyone will agree that concerted effort is not only the path of safety but the path of success in stopping this appalling war. As to the position of the war in Spain my...


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