Results 121–140 of 728 for speaker:Mr Christopher Hollis

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (30 Apr 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: As I was saying, I happen to represent a constituency which includes a large area of the suburbs of Swindon and which has a very considerable railway vote. One of the most persistent points that was put before me again and again at meetings during the last Election, with great courtesy and force, was this. I was told that the railways were, in the first place, a strategic necessity and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Intelligence Tests (Coaching) (24 Apr 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: asked the Minister of Education what advice her expert advisers have given to local educational authorities on intelligence tests for grammar school entrants and methods of guarding against the falsification of those tests by coaching.

Bechuanaland (Bamangwato Tribe Chieftainship) (27 Mar 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: To clear up the two points raised by the two right hon. Gentlemen opposite, will my hon. and learned Friend tell the House what opinions were expressed at the recent kgotla? Were they unanimous opinions in favour of Seretse's return? What opinions were expressed?

Orders of the Day — Education (25 Mar 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I am sure that the whole House enjoyed the speech of the hon. Member for Merioneth (Mr. T. W. Jones), but it seems to have escaped his notice what was the Motion to which he was speaking, for I would remind him that he was supposed to be speaking to a Motion of censure on the present Government. Every single sentence he uttered, as in the case of most other speakers from his side of the...

Orders of the Day — Education (25 Mar 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: It is quite true that there was no mention of any percentage cut. There was a mention of a 10 per cent. increase in payments for adult education. But I do not think that fact has anything to do with the argument—an argument addressed to the hon. Member for Merioneth, who said that under no circumstances must there be educational economy. I was pointing out to him that his principle was a...

Orders of the Day — Education (25 Mar 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: Why should the hon. Gentleman think that was in my mind?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food: Queensland Corporation (24 Mar 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: asked the Minister of Food whether he will make a statement on the Report of the Queensland Food Corporation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food: Queensland Corporation (24 Mar 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: Is my hon. Friend aware that, according to Press reports at any rate, there is a very radical difference of opinion between the Chairman and the Deputy-Chairman as to what should be the future policy of the Corporation, and that it is a matter of very considerable anxiety that we should know as soon as possible where we are going?

Oral Answers to Questions — N.a.T.O. Secretary-General (10 Mar 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when the name of the new Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is likely to be announced; and whether he will exert the influence of Her Majesty's Government to make sure that there is no premature announcement of any candidate who has not yet accepted the offer.

Oral Answers to Questions — N.a.T.O. Secretary-General (10 Mar 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: While thanking my hon. Friend for that answer, may I ask him to bear in mind that it will be a handicap to whatever distinguished person accepts this post if the impression is given that the post has been hawked round the world before it was offered to him?

Orders of the Day — DIRECTORS, &c., BURDEN OF PROOF BILL: Crown Film Unit (10 Mar 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: The hon. Gentleman the Member for Rossendale (Mr. Anthony Greenwood) has made his case with his customary cogency and I do not propose to go through, in criticism or agreement, the precise merits of the Crown Film Unit. But I hope my hon. Friend will be able to give us as much information as possible on the exact figures of saving that are likely, because on that I am at present extremely...

Oral Answers to Questions — B.B.C. Overseas Services ( 5 Mar 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: Who is in fact paying for counter-action against jamming at the moment until the final decision is taken?

North Atlantic Council (Lisbon Meeting) (28 Feb 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I wonder whether my right hon. Friend will make clear this point. If I understood him aright, he said that in future years Germany's total defence contribution will be determined on the same principle as that of other members of the European Defence Community. Does that mean that in those future years there will be no German contribution to the occupation forces?

Orders of the Day — Diplomatic Immunities (Commonwealth Countries and Republic of Ireland) Bill: School Building Programme (28 Feb 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I am sure that we can congratulate the hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme (Mr. Swingler) on his good fortune, both in obtaining the Adjournment Debate and in its happening to fall to him on an evening when we can have a more extended debate than is usually the case upon Adjournment Motions. At the same time, while we feel that this is an extraordinarily difficult and important question...

Orders of the Day — Diplomatic Immunities (Commonwealth Countries and Republic of Ireland) Bill: School Building Programme (28 Feb 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I will come to the Government later. Let us take them one at a time. The hon. Gentleman accused the Government of making education the chief victim of a "cold war" on the Welfare State, and any person who was unacquainted with the facts and who listened to his speech would think that the result of this Government's programme was that education was being almost abolished in this country. What...

Orders of the Day — Diplomatic Immunities (Commonwealth Countries and Republic of Ireland) Bill: School Building Programme (28 Feb 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I have not the exact figures, but, of course we built no schools at all during the war.

Orders of the Day — Diplomatic Immunities (Commonwealth Countries and Republic of Ireland) Bill: School Building Programme (28 Feb 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I have not the figures, but my argument is that there was this economy—no doubt a very justifiable economy—in school buildings. The Government reached the conclusion, very wisely, no doubt-I think that it was wise—that it was necessary to have some economical standards. All I am arguing is that there was a degree of comparative sanity in the educational policy of the late Government....

Orders of the Day — Diplomatic Immunities (Commonwealth Countries and Republic of Ireland) Bill: School Building Programme (28 Feb 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: So far I have been expressing an opinion defending the policy of the late Government. In our education debates there was very little party division. We used to congratulate one another because there was no party division. We went forward on this in general agreement and we were all very anxious that there should be as much building as possible. When building was possible we applauded it,...

Orders of the Day — Diplomatic Immunities (Commonwealth Countries and Republic of Ireland) Bill: School Building Programme (28 Feb 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: All I have been dealing with is the fact that it is not reasonable for an hon. Member to talk as if economy was a thing to which one could be completely indifferent in drawing up an educational programme. We are all very anxious to do what can be done within the limits of what is possible in this extremely difficult time. My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary will be telling us more...

Orders of the Day — Diplomatic Immunities (Commonwealth Countries and Republic of Ireland) Bill: School Building Programme (28 Feb 1952)

Mr Christopher Hollis: I have spoken so far about the provision of places. Then there is the phenomenon that the bulge is moving up the age limit, and, therefore, it is not unreasonable that we should, at a time when new building is extremely difficult, allow ourselves to make flexible the age of transfer from one sort of school to another. No one says it is a desirable thing in itself. It creates its incidental...


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