Results 121–140 of 882 for speaker:Sir Francis Acland

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Board of Education. ( 8 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: We have listened to an exposition of the scheme by the Minister which was extraordinarily clear and with which we were bound to sympathise, and we have also listened to a great deal of wisdom from the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Keighley (Mr. Lees-Smith), whose speech impressed me very much. I leave the matter as he has put it without attempting to go over the same ground again. Both...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Board of Education. ( 8 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: That, with great respect, is not in the White Paper, because it goes on to say that it will be for the central Grants Committee to consider these local projects with a full knowledge of all local circumstances. With the greatest respect, you must not rely on a central Grants Committee to obtain a full knowledge of the local circumstances. If I had full knowledge of the local circumstances in...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Board of Education. ( 8 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I am very glad to have that reassurance because I have discussed it with local administrators and we had come to the same misunderstanding about it. My point is that although Part V, which gives the outline of the scheme, lays, I gather, the same emphasis that I have laid on the local committees we get in Part VI, paragraph 15, not only the idea of grants being given directly in aid of...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Board of Education. ( 8 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: No doubt in such a case that would be so, but there again I think it ought to come to the responsible local committee, on which those interested in camping sites will no doubt be represented. I am sure the Minister will realise that I have no desire to misrepresent or deliberately to muddle up a scheme which is clear, but the point is that, even to a careful reader, it seems a little as if...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Board of Education. ( 8 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: There is no mention of clubs in the White Paper.

Feeding of Children. ( 3 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Is the hon. Member not aware that there is considerable contribution made in that regard by the Government without any contribution being made by the local authority to the milk in schools scheme now?

Feeding of Children. ( 3 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Every hon. Member who heard the two speeches with which the Motion was proposed and seconded must have been very much impressed with them. I particularly enjoyed them and, if I may say so without depreciation of the first speech, I particularly enjoyed the speech of the hon. Member for Ayrshire (Mr. J. Brown) who seldom addresses the House but who always delights us when he intervenes. I also...

Feeding of Children. ( 3 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Half the industries of the country are now on the dole, and nobody feels demoralised because of it. In the new senior schools which are now being built in the county of Devon a proper room is provided for meals and excellent meals are provided at a cost of 3d. per day, which is paid readily and willingly. It helps us to get children from the surrounding villages into the new schools. And the...

Feeding of Children. ( 3 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: That may be. If any hon. Member above the Gangway inadvertently strays into the Government Lobby, he will see that there is that difference; and yet hon. Members opposite are the pick of the class from which they come. If there is one thing which is responsible for that, it is a deficiency of diet when young in the case of my hon. Friends above the Gangway, who so admirably represent the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Royal Dockyards (Dismissals). ( 1 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: (by Private Notice) asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to a statement made by the Secretary of State for War at Folkestone on Thursday, 28th January, in defending the recent dismissal of five dockyard workers, that it must be apparent that if men holding such peculiar beliefs as Communism can commit crimes such as have been mentioned in the course of recent...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Royal Dockyards (Dismissals). ( 1 Feb 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: May I thank the Prime Minister for reassuring the House that the statement of the Secretary of State for War involves no change in policy?

Royal Dockyards (Dismissals). (26 Jan 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: The House will realise that it is not very easy to follow the First Lord in the speech he has just made, because he has given us certain new matter which was not contained in his original statement. Nevertheless, I will express the hope that he will be kind enough to listen to what I have to say, or that the Minister who is going to deal with the matter finally will be kind enough to listen,...

Orders of the Day — Livestock Industry Bill. (20 Jan 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Yes.

Orders of the Day — Livestock Industry Bill. (20 Jan 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I notice that however generous the Government are in regard to the time allowed on these occasions—they have been very generous on this occasion —towards the end of the Debate many agricultural Members go sorrowfully away full of the speeches which they have not had an opportunity to deliver, however long the Debate has lasted. Therefore. I shall do my best to be as brief as I can. I have...

National Parks. ( 9 Dec 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: I apologise for not having been present to hear the whole of the Debate. Members of my old college have been entertaining the Master and Fellows and we have had the pleasure of listening, among other speeches, to one from the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Sparkbrook (Mr. Amery). A subject often touched upon in connection with the Forestry Commission, of which I have had the honour of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Afforestation.: Lake District. ( 8 Dec 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: Is it not really desirable, having due regard to the amenities, for the Forestry Commissioners to carry out as much work on the Cumberland side and on the Durham side as is reasonably possible?

Livestock Industry. ( 2 Dec 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: I beg to second the Amendment. My hon. Friend has given me the pleasure of seconding his Amendment. I framed it with him, as the Member for a neighbouring constituency, and in other ways. It is a great pleasure to me to join in this Debate at his request. Before I come to the subject of his Amendment, perhaps the hon. Members who moved and seconded the Motion, and whose speeches I very much...

Livestock Industry. ( 2 Dec 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: It goes into the Cattle Fund as long as the House of Commons says that a similar sum shall be paid into the Cattle Fund. There is no guarantee. If any Government thought that the nation ought to be taxed differently, they would provide the money differently. There is no virtue in that idea of earmarking certain revenue for certain payments. I entirely agree with what the hon. Member said...

Livestock Industry. ( 2 Dec 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: It has had four times as much already.

Expenses of Members of Certain Local Authorities. ( 2 Dec 1936)

Sir Francis Acland: In common with many hon. Members, I have had a certain amount of experience on the public bodies we are now discussing. I remember I was asked a few years ago, "Are you a councillor of any sort?" and I was rather pleased to be able to say, "Yes; district, county and privy." Since that time I have bad to diminish my work a little, and I am no longer a district councillor, but I was one long...


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