Results 61–80 of 728 for speaker:Mr Christopher Hollis

Agricultural Land (Loss) (20 Feb 1953)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I beg to move, That this House, while recognising the conflicting claims upon the land of the country, views with grave apprehension the steady loss of fertile agricultural land to development and other uses and from other causes, and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to take every step within their power to minimise that loss. It is not necessary for me to delay the House by stating the...

Ballot for Notices of Motions ( 4 Feb 1953)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I beg to give notice that on Friday, 20th February, I shall call attention to the loss of fertile agricultural land through development, and move a Resolution.

House of Commons (Conduct of Business) (23 Jan 1953)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I do not want to detain the House for more than a few minutes. I hope that I shall not fall into the company of those Members in regard to whom the hon. Member for Rossendale (Mr. Anthony Greenwood) asked that you, Sir, should be afflicted with myopia. I think this is a debate in which we want a number of short contributions rather than lengthy ones. For my part, I should like to...

House of Commons (Conduct of Business) (23 Jan 1953)

Mr Christopher Hollis: If we were to develop all the possible suggestions, it would take all the morning and afternoon. I hope the hon. Member will be fortunate enough to catch Mr. Speaker's eye so that he can develop that interesting suggestion. I shall not delay the House with any more suggestions, but will sum up the present situation as I understand it. As the hon. Member for Accrington was saying, when the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office: House of Commons Procedure (17 Dec 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: asked the Prime Minister whether he will move for the appointment of a Select Committee to inquire into the possibilities of improvement in the House's conduct of its business.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office: House of Commons Procedure (17 Dec 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: In view of the very wide number and variety of opinions which have been expressed by hon. Members in every quarter of the House on this very serious topic, will my right hon. Friend afford us opportunities for formal debate in which we can test one another's opinions, even though he thinks the time is not yet ripe for a Select Committee?

Orders of the Day — Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill ( 8 Dec 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I feel my first task as the first back bencher to speak in this debate is to offer my most warm congratulations to my right hon. Friend on what may be described, I hope, as the beginning of the end of many months of work, of great patience in bringing together all interested parties to co-operate on this Bill. Nobody wants to criticise the services to education of the right hon. Gentleman...

Oral Answers to Questions — Japan (British Troops' Status) (24 Nov 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement concerning the negotiations with the Japanese Government on the legal status of British troops serving as members of the United Nations Forces in Japan.

Oral Answers to Questions — Japan (British Troops' Status) (24 Nov 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: Is it a fact, first, that there has been a recent further arrest of a British subject by the Japanese authorities and, second, that the Japanese Government have recently rejected the demands of the United Nations concerning the status of United Nations troops?

Transport Bill (Allocation of Time) (24 Nov 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I shall not detain the House for more than a few minutes, but I should like to put this argument on a somewhat different plane from that on which it has been left by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Lewisham, South (Mr. H. Morrison). No one who is acquainted with the ways of this House could be particularly surprised that the Opposition should oppose such a Motion as that which we are...

Transport Bill (Allocation of Time) (24 Nov 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I accept your Ruling, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, and perhaps my right hon. Friend will do so at some other time.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Aeronautical Engineers' Dispute, London Airport (18 Nov 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: asked the Minister of Labour whether he will make a statement on the dispute concerning the employment of members of the Aeronautical Engineers' Association at London Airport.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Aeronautical Engineers' Dispute, London Airport (18 Nov 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: While thanking my right hon. and learned Friend for his reply, may I ask him if it is not a fact that these discussions took place yesterday; and is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that that was the reason why I hoped he would be able to make a statement today?

Oral Answers to Questions — Building Licensing Limits (Changes) (18 Nov 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: To ask the Minister of Works whether he will relax or abolish the £200 limit on repair work to houses.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food: Pork Butchers (Mutton) (17 Nov 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: asked the Minister of Food whether he will abolish the condition of sale by which pork butchers are compelled to take a percentage of mutton in their allocation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: United States (Dairy Import Restrictions) (13 Nov 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps Her Majesty's Government are proposing to take to guard British interests, in view of the action of the United States Congress which by its restriction on dairy imports under Section 104 of the United States Defence Production Act has infringed Article 11 and Article 23 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: United States (Dairy Import Restrictions) (13 Nov 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: While thanking my right hon. Friend for that reply, may I ask him whether it is not a fact that the Commonwealth at large is greatly affected by this even as it is at present, and whether this is not a matter to be brought before the forthcoming conference to see if there can be a joint Commonwealth policy on it?

Business of the House (13 Nov 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: Can my right hon. Friend tell me when we are likely to be able to consider the Motion relating to the Statutory Instruments Select Committee?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food: Bananas (10 Nov 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: asked the Minister of Food what is the tonnage of bananas arriving in this country which has been condemned unfit for human consumption during the current year; and what proportion of the tonnage was already unfit for human consumption when it reached this country.

Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs and Defence ( 6 Nov 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: If an hon. Member may intervene from this side of the House for a minute or two in the cross-talk between the Front Bench opposite and the Front Bench opposite below the Gangway—


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