Results 101–120 of 882 for speaker:Sir Francis Acland

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Voluntary Sterilisation. (13 Apr 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I beg to second the Amendment. The hon. and gallant Member has made so good a case in his extremely interesting speech that I do not want to take away from the impression he has made by labouring the case at any length. All I would say is that though I have come into the field very much later than he has done, the more I have studied the question the more convinced I have become that...

Orders of the Day — Army and Air Force (Annual) Bill.: Clause 7. — (Amendments of Army Act, s. 90 (2), (4).) (13 Apr 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: As I am almost a prehistoric War Office Minister and rather an old hand at the game, who has had many tussles over this Bill, I suggest that somehow or other we have begun rather badly to-night. I am not saying whose fault it is, but it looks as though we might have to stay here a good many hours if we cannot get into a more amicable state of mind. It does not seem to me that the Amendment...

Orders of the Day — Army and Air Force (Annual) Bill.: New Clause. — (Amendment of Army Act, s. 41.) (13 Apr 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: May I say that the Clause refers only to Section 41 of the Army Act which deals specifically and solely with the second class of cases which the hon. and learned Member distinguished from the first—not military offences but civil offences.

Orders of the Day — Physical Training and Recreation Bill. ( 7 Apr 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: On behalf of those whom I represent, and as one of those Members of the House who, though no longer youthful, have preserved relative concavity, and as one who regularly takes his pint of milk a day, I very much welcome the Bill, and particularly the speech in which the Minister put it before the House this afternoon. I welcome particularly that part of his speech, towards the end, in which...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Army Estimates, 1937. (16 Mar 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I think the whole House, or nearly the whole House, will agree that the points raised by the hon. and gallant Member are very serious points from the point of view of the officer concerned. I for one—and I think I can speak for many other hon. Members—do not grudge a single moment of the time occupied in putting the case before us. We are all jealous of the personal position and career of...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Army Estimates, 1937. (16 Mar 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I do not forget that matter. I listened to the hon. and gallant Member with great care. Some years ago I happened to be a member of the Army Council—almost too many years to recollect, 29 years—and being then of a more inquiring and suspicious mind than I am now I made it my business to inquire into things. I do not pretend to know anything about this case, but I have tried to get at what...

Local Government (Financial Provisions) Bill.: Clause 5. — (Compensation for losses on account of special and parish rates during third fixed grant period.) ( 1 Mar 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I have given the Minister notice of a point which I desire to raise, but not as long notice as I should have liked, because the matter was only brought to my attention at a county council meeting at the end of last week. It is not a very complicated point, and the right hon. Gentleman will no doubt be able to deal with it. This Clause deals with compensation to be given by county councils for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Poultry Industry. (22 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Could not the hon. and gallant Gentleman add to the report which he has indicated that he will be able to make anything about the subsidisation of egg exportation from the countries concerned?

Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimates, 1936.: Coronation of His Majesty. (22 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: May I add a word from the point of view of fact rather than of speculation? I happen to know that the timber for the stands is being provided by the Forestry Commission, and I can assure the Committee that it is not so badly knotted, as the hon. Member for Springburn (Mr. Hardie) suggested, that it would break if five or six people sat on it. It is the proper sort of timber for the purpose...

Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimates, 1936.: Coronation of His Majesty. (22 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Were supplying it.

Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimates, 1936.: Coronation of His Majesty. (22 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: No, it is our own timber.

Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimates, 1936.: Coronation of His Majesty. (22 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I am sorry, but I did mean that of course.

Orders of the Day — Defence [Loans]. (18 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I think the whole Committee is very grateful to the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence for all that part of his speech in which he described the work on which he is engaged. I would like to say at once that he has given me, at any rate, rather a new perspective with regard to that work and a good deal to think of which is new to me. I shall say what was in my mind before he spoke as to...

Orders of the Day — Defence [Loans]. (18 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: The Noble Lord knows the history of that time, very likely, much better than I do, and I think he knows that from the moment Belgium was invaded there was, in essence, unity everywhere—with the people who really counted.

Orders of the Day — Defence [Loans]. (18 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I would not accept that view, and I was a member of the Government at that time. I am sorry that my memory and that of the Noble Lord should be in conflict on that question, but he will allow me to proceed with my point. Now that the League has collapsed, we shall not get any unity again like the unity which we had at the beginning of the last War, but surely the nearer we can come to it the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Germany.: Poultry Industry. (15 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: In view of the great interest taken by Members representing agricultural constituencies and others in all parts of the House, will the right hon. Gentleman be prepared to meet the representatives of agricultural constituencies, without reference to party, to discuss this matter, because it is very serious, and it is quite clear that we cannot get any further by question and answer in the House?

Class Vii.: Public Buildings, Great Britain. ( 9 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I apologise to the Minister concerned that I have not heard the whole of the Debate, but I want to ask whether he definitely takes up the line that it is against the public interest to tell the Committee the rents that are paid for Government property which is to be taken on lease. I am thinking of an office in which I myself and my hon. and gallant Friend opposite do some work, namely, the...

Class Vii.: Public Buildings, Great Britain. ( 9 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I was not even going to give an illustration about rents. Of course, the Forestry Commission's offices are taken in exactly the same way as any other offices—by the Office of Works. With regard to other offices, we know the expenses down to the wages of every charwoman, and I want to know whether, in the case of the buildings now under discussion, the position is taken that we are not...

Class Vii.: Public Buildings, Great Britain. ( 9 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I was very much impressed with what the Minister said, and it recalled to my mind the time when I had an office in Grosvenor Gardens. I found out, quite incidentally, that the people two doors off occupied a house exactly similar, but were paying a higher rent than the Office of Works were paying for the office which I was occupying at that time. I can see quite well the general principle;...


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