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Battle-Training Accident (Soldier's Injury) (10 Apr 1945)

Mr Arthur Henderson: ...Member for Eye (Mr. Granville). He informed the House that this accident occurred during an exercise in which Private Rumsby took part on 17th November of last year. In the course of the exercise fireworks used for training purposes, and known as thunder-flashes, were thrown to represent bombs. No Mills bombs were used. A thunder-flash is composed of a cardboard box with a small amount of...

Orders of the Day — Cartels and Monopolies (13 Jun 1945)

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: not likely to be able to find 20,000,000 dollars, which many people think is about the capital investment needed to develop a new copper-mining affair. All these points are simply dialectical fireworks and squibs. The hon. Member referred to things like cement works. Who is the small man engaged in making cement? What Lord Beaverbrook has been talking about is the small man in quite...

Orders of the Day — Amendment of Law (25 Oct 1945)

Captain Harry Crookshank: ...useful, on goods which are not yet being turned out in sufficient quantities to make any difference, nothing happens as the result of this Budget till April. It is very much a delayed-action firework, however much we may talk about it. It is a foretaste. It is a prospect of a meal in six months' time in which we now know what some of the courses will be but not what some of the others may...

Orders of the Day — Elections and Jurors Bill (21 Nov 1945)

Mr Osbert Peake: ...manoeuvre of changing his batting order yesterday, and only express the hope that the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department is not suffering any reaction as a result of the oratorical fireworks to which he yesterday treated the House. Some parts of this Bill will be generally welcomed. The Amendment which was moved from these Benches expresses our satisfaction that there are to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Victory Celebrations (Government Decision) (18 Feb 1946)

Mr Clement Attlee: ...Saturday, 8th June, which will be a Public-Holiday. They will consist of a Victory Parade in the morning, children's entertainment in the Royal Parks in the afternoon and a river, searchlight and firework display in the evening. I will circulate details in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Works: Victory Celebrations (28 May 1946)

Mr Vernon Bartlett: asked the Minister of Works why the fireworks displays to be given in connection with the forthcoming London victory celebrations were not put out to tender; and why one of the directors of the firm which is to supply these fireworks is a member of the River Pageant Committee which is arranging them.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: New Clause. — (Reduction of entertainment duty on stage plays, etc., to 1939 rates.) (16 Jun 1947)

Sir A.P. Herbert:, they have no money left. In times of national mourning, they do not feel like going to the theatre; in times of national rejoicing, the Government puts on State processions, parades, and firework shows free of Entertainment Duty, or an industrial exhibition. Indeed, we used to decide that there are only two good days for the theatre in the whole year. One is Christmas Day and the...

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill (24 Mar 1948)

Miss Alice Bacon: The hon. Member for Oxford (Mr. Hogg) and the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Woodford (Mr. Churchill) have given us their usual caustic oratorical fireworks, but I thought that on this occasion the fireworks were rather damp. We have heard these same speeches so often during the passage of this Bill that they are becoming monotonous, and I even detected some boredom on the faces of...

Orders of the Day — Nationalisation (2 Nov 1948)

Mr Hugh Dalton: We had been led to expect a rather different speech from the right hon. Member for Southport (Mr. R. S. Hudson) from that which he has delivered. We had been led to expect that there would be more fireworks, more animation. I have often heard him speak; he has several styles, and it is for him, of course, to choose according to the occasion. This afternoon we were very much interested,...

Clause 5. — (Subsidy in Respect of Imported Materials.) (28 Apr 1949)

Mr Osbert Peake: ..., and with the ex post facto approval of the Appropriation Act at the end of the Session. That has been done by Ministers in my day to provide subsidies for, let us say, the Covent Garden Opera, fireworks for VE-Day, and all sorts of matters of that kind. It is still the fact that even the expenses of the National Savings committees, which have been proceeding since 1917, have as yet got...

Orders of the Day — Iron and Steel Bill: Clause 2. — (Powers of the Corporation.) (25 Jul 1949)

Mr Hugh Fraser:, but it was not possible because it was a matter of day-to-day administration. I found that, locally, trains full of passengers could be run at 10s. 6d. from Stafford to Blackpool for the fireworks, while the normal rate is 29s. 6d. return. That is pin-pointing the inefficiency of the nationalised system, which this House can never get down to. That is the point which is raised...

Orders of the Day — Purchase Tax (Greeting Cards) (28 Mar 1950)

Mr Ralph Assheton: ...per cent. upon roulette tables? Or, for example, on some other things used at Christmas, such as paper caps, false noses, and clockwork mice, on all of which the rate of tax is 33⅓ per cent. And fireworks, no tax at all. I suppose the Financial Secretary thinks that the gentlemen in Whitehall really know better what the people of this country want. If he thinks that a roulette table is...

Orders of the Day — Anglo-Canadian Trade (1 May 1950)

Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: ...a newspaper with which he is associated comments from a certain political party in Canada which, no doubt, gave him sufficient factual information to deprive him of his normal form of Parliamentary fireworks. In regard to what he said, I have some comments to make, and I will come to them a little later on. I agree with him that in this very difficult problem no solution ought to be ruled...

Highways (Provision of Cattle-Grids) Bill: New Clause A. — (Applications of Enactments as to Persons Damaging Highways.) (24 Jul 1950)

Viscount Hinchingbrooke: ...shall make or assist in making any Fire, or shall wantonly fire off any Gun or Pistol or shall set fire to or wantonly let off or throw any Squib, Rocket, Serpent"— what is a serpent?— or other Firework whatsoever, within Fifty Feet of the Centre of such Carriageway or such Cartway; I am sure it is very satisfactory to know that these ancient privileges apply to this new cattle-grid to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Fire, Bradford (27 Jul 1950)

Mr James Ede: ...recommendations under consideration. Further, the Explosives Act, 1875, requires registration with the local authority, compliance with rules and inspection of premises, where explosives, including fireworks, are kept and stored. The Bradford premises were of this kind and were accordingly registered. The question of whether there has been any infringement of statutory safeguards is being...

Orders of the Day — European Payments Union (Financial Provisions) Bill (16 Nov 1950)

Mr Nigel Birch: I rise to end this short but highly technical Debate. There have been very few fireworks, and we must look to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to make his own Fifth of November. I remember the right hon. Gentleman congratulating me upon my maiden speech. He did so with equal grace, but probably with less sincerity than most people who perform that difficult art. In those days we knew the right...

Orders of the Day — Festival of Britain (Sunday Opening) Bill (23 Nov 1950)

Mr Herbert Morrison: ...about 37 acres on the river front of Battersea Park and are laid out in a number of main areas. There will be a main vista with a large ornamental lake with fountains and other water displays and a firework stage, a main promenade, concerts and orchestras and all sorts of refreshment facilities, a children's section, including a pet's corner, Punch and Judy, and a riverside strip which...

Orders of the Day — Clause 1. — (Sunday Opening of Exhibi- Tions and Gardens.) (7 Dec 1950)

Mr Walter Elliot: ...any way derogatory to the occupant of the Chair. This Amendment does not go quite so easily and straightforwardly as was suggested by its mover and seconder. "Special illuminations" might contain fireworks. I honestly do not think that that is what the House had in mind when it voted last week. It might include a tremendous blaze of lights all over the place. As the hon. Member for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Explosive Fireworks (1 Mar 1951)

Oral Answers to Questions — Explosive Fireworks

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