Results 1–20 of 200 for speaker:Colonel Sir Henry Evans OR speaker:Colonel Sir Henry Evans

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy: War Gratuities (13 Jun 1945)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: May I ask whether the matter referred to by the hon. Member comes within the functions of the Opposition?

Orders of the Day — Postponement of Polling Day Bill (12 Jun 1945)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I hope that the Home Secretary and the Committee will not be persuaded by the plea of the hon. Gentleman, because I do not think he has produced sufficient evidence to justify a change in the Bill at this late stage. It is true that Lysaght's will be on holiday on 5th July, and that a very small number of employees at the Royal Ordnance Factory will be on holiday at that date. But it is true...

Orders of the Day — Postponement of Polling Day Bill (12 Jun 1945)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I have no knowledge about that; nor has my hon. Friend. I suggest that before the town clerk of Newport made representations to the Home Office he should have taken steps to find out what people would be on holiday on 12th July. Whatever date we choose, between May and September, a certain number of workers, both in the Principality of Wales and in England, are bound to be on holiday. That is...

Orders of the Day — Postponement of Polling Day Bill (12 Jun 1945)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I do not regard it as being unimportant. But I suggest that there are other interests which would have a perfect right to make representations if time were available. Other firms of which the town clerk probably has no knowledge have already made their arrangements. The time to suggest the inclusion of Newport was following the Prime Minister's offer to have this matter discussed through the...

Business of the House (Supply) (6 Jun 1945)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: The right hon. Gentleman's party cannot have it on the roundabouts as well as on the swings. Is he not suggesting that the Ministers in the Coalition Government who supported the Government would no doubt be loyal to the Cabinet, leaving his hon. Friends behind him free to vote against their own colleagues and make capital out of the fact in the country and so have it both ways?

Orders of the Day — Supply: Air Estimates, 1945 (6 Mar 1945)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: Will the hon. Member refresh the memory of the House and tell us how much food or money is alleged to be involved in the charge?

Orders of the Day — Class I: Foreign Policy (30 Jan 1945)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: The hon. Member for Ipswich (Mr. Stokes) has gone on a long world tour. He has taken us to Russia, to the Far East and to the Middle East, which I gather he knows well, and back again to France all in the space of fifteen minutes. He said he proposed to indulge in a little loud thinking. I think it was Mark Twain who said on one occasion that people sometimes sit and think, but sometimes just...

Orders of the Day — Class I: Foreign Policy (30 Jan 1945)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: Is the hon. Member suggesting that it is possible, when a treaty or understanding is arrived at during the prosecution of the greatest war in history, for those agreements to be published to the world—at the time?

Orders of the Day — Class I: Foreign Policy (30 Jan 1945)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I see no reason at all at the opportune moment, when that state of affairs has come about, but is the hon. Member suggesting that those treaties are already in being and that the Government have secretly put their signature to treaties which have not been disclosed to the House of Commons?

Orders of the Day — Class I: Foreign Policy (30 Jan 1945)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I am afraid the hon. Member did not follow me. The hon. Member for Ipswich charged the Foreign Secretary with making a statement about the Teheran meeting not in accordance with the true and honest fact.

Orders of the Day — Class I: Foreign Policy (30 Jan 1945)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: Officially we have no knowledge as to what agreements were arrived at at Teheran. The hon. Member admitted that, because he asked the Government to tell us what the facts were. The question of Poland is a very difficult and delicate one to discuss at this particular time. Owing to the military efficiency of Russia, Poland is—at this moment—being freed of the enemy. That is fact No. 1. The...

Orders of the Day — Class I: Foreign Policy (30 Jan 1945)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I said that this was not the time. After all, if we are to discuss matters of such importance as this, it is essential that hon. Members should have an opportunity of informing themselves of the facts and of hearing from the Government their views on the situation. They should not have to deal with the matter on what I might call an irresponsible occasion, on the Adjournment Motion.

Orders of the Day — A.T.S. (Overseas Service) (24 Jan 1945)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I find myself much more in sympathy with the practical contribution to this Debate which we had from the hon. Lady the Member for West Fulham (Dr. Edith Summerskill) than with the speech of the hon. Lady the Member for Dartford (Mrs. Adamson). I think that the misunderstandings which have arisen on this matter are due to the unfortunate handling of the question by my right hon. Friend the...

Orders of the Day — A.T.S. (Overseas Service) (24 Jan 1945)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: On the Tuesday when the House resumed, in the form of a supplementary question. My right hon. Friend did not tell me what I wanted to know but he did so yesterday in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Denbigh (Sir H. Morris-Jones) and said that volunteers would meet only 25 per cent. of his requirements. I feel that if it had been possible for my right hon. Friend to come to the House and...

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Debate on the Address (1 Dec 1944)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I agree with the hon. Member's general argument, but I think we should get this matter in its right perspective. The Congressmen who have gone to France were official representatives of official committees of Congress, appointed by Congress to carry out the work of Congress.

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Debate on the Address (1 Dec 1944)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: That is my submission, but if it is incorrect, perhaps the Noble Lord, or one of his friends, will tell me. If that is the fact, however, I do not think it is a comparable case to that of Members of Parliament going to France in their individual capacity.

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Debate on the Address (1 Dec 1944)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: That is not fair.

Orders of the Day — Hansard, Bound Volumes (Members of Parliament) (7 Nov 1944)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: I would like to support what has been said by the hon. Member for West Bromwich (Mr. Dugdale) in his request to the Treasury that this facility which has been taken away from hon. Members should now be restored. It is obvious that Members, during the time the House is not sitting, must of necessity be in their constituencies or at places where these official volumes are not available to them....

Orders of the Day — Hansard, Bound Volumes (Members of Parliament) (7 Nov 1944)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: Does my hon Friend appreciate that the ordinary daily issues have no index, and that, if one is anxious to look up a speech, there is no possible way of finding it? Did my hon. Friend's Committee take steps to consult representative opinion in the House, through the usual channels, to ascertain what Members thought of the restriction?

Welsh Affairs (17 Oct 1944)

Colonel Sir Henry Evans: This is a memorable day, not only in the history of Wales, but in that of Parliament, and it is a day to which generations of our predecessors have looked forward eagerly. It has taken us hundreds of years to amend the Statute of King Henry VIII which prohibited Welshmen from pleading in their own language in their own courts, in their own country, and, as the hon. Lady has pointed out in her...


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