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Orders of the Day — Ministry of Civil Aviation (6 Jun 1945)

Major John Mills: I want to put two definite question's to my hon. and gallant Friend. They arise on Item F—Works, Buildings and Lands—and I am rather nervous about the answer I may get to the first question, because the expenditure to which I refer is for "New Works, Additions and Alterations." Under that heading there comes, first of all, Beaulieu, a training base, and £10,000 is to be voted. Nobody...

Orders of the Day — Water Bill (21 Feb 1945)

Major John Mills: Would the right hon. and learned Gentleman say if the Special Act of the Special Act undertakers will be over-ridden by this Bill, particularly as regards special provisions which may have been put in it for the protection of interests like agriculture or fisheries or, indeed of individuals?

Orders of the Day — Requisitioned Land and War Works Bill (13 Feb 1945)

Major John Mills: There is much in this Bill in respect of which my right hon. Friend in his speech to-day relieved my mind a great deal, but there is one very important question that I want to put to him or to whoever is replying for the Government. It troubles constituents in the New Forest a great deal, and I am very glad to follow the hon. Member for the Forest of Dean (Mr. Price) in his speech. The New...

Orders of the Day — Church of England (National Assembly) (Measures) (20 Dec 1944)

Major John Mills: I beg to move, That the Emergency Legislation Measure, passed by the National Assembly of the Church of England, be presented to His Majesty for His Royal Assent in the form in which the said Measure was laid before Parliament. This Measure is neither long nor complicated. It has only 10 operative Clauses and one Schedule, which consists of three lines. At no period in its passage through the...

Orders of the Day — >clause 1. — (Designation of areas of extensive war damage, and of land needed for providing for replacements in redevelopment thereof.) (4 Oct 1944)

Major John Mills: I should like to put another Point of view to my right hon. Friend, speaking not as a private landowner but to represent the case of a statutory body such as the Church Estates Commissioners, who do own extensive properties and have all the interests such as he has mentioned in those areas. They have endeavoured in the past to be good landowners and to help in the development of building...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: New Clause. — (Increased house allowance to clergymen and ministers.) (14 Jun 1944)

Major John Mills: Speaking with the responsibility of a Church Estates Commissioner, I should like to commend strongly to the Chancellor this measure of justice, as my hon. Friend the Member for West Lewisham (Mr. Brooke) has proved it to be. It does not involve a very large sum, but it would be a great advantage to ministers and would be very welcome to them. I want to emphasise the point that there is no...

Orders of the Day — Rural Water Supplies and Sewerage Bill: Clause 3. — (Extension of duties of local authorities and joint boards as to water supply.) (8 Jun 1944)

Major John Mills: I should like to support the Amendment. It is obvious that the catchment boards are affected in a large number of cases by the taking of water from a river or an underground source. They are also concerned with its discharge if there is a sewerage scheme in consequence of the supply of piped water. They are affected in two ways. They may be affected because the water is taken out of one...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill: Clause 25. — (Special provisions as to religious education in county schools.) (10 Mar 1944)

Major John Mills: I want to assure my hon. Friend the Member for Aberavon (Mr. Cove) that I do not want to see religious tests for teachers. I want it to be put on record that the wishes of the parents should be consulted as much as possible in regard to religious teaching of their children. A very large number of parents however are only too indifferent to the religious teaching given to their children. I...

Orders of the Day — Church of England (National Assembly) (Measures) (10 Mar 1944)

Major John Mills: I beg to second the Motion.

Orders of the Day — Education Bill: Clause 10. — (Development plans as to primary and secondary schools.) (16 Feb 1944)

Major John Mills: I beg to move, as an Amendment to the proposed Amendment, in line 3, to leave out "and" and to insert "or." The only doubt I have is whether the people interested will read the "London Gazette" and I should prefer to see "and" altered to "or," in the Amendment, so as to give the President of the Board of Education the chance of doing what he thinks best.

House of Commons Disqualifi- Cation (Temporary Provisions) Bill (11 Feb 1944)

Major John Mills: On a point of Order, Mr. Speaker. Are all hon. Members who have spoken to be allowed to make a second speech? Having fired their right barrel, are they to be allowed to fire their left barrel also?

Agriculture (Prices). (26 Jan 1944)

Major John Mills: I listened very carefully to the right hon. Gentleman's statement, not only because this is a very important occasion but because, when I and other Members representing Hampshire divisions met a number of our farmer constituents we all refused to criticise my right hon. Friend until we had heard his case. New figures have been produced to-day—at any rate they are new to me—which will need...

Agriculture (Prices). (26 Jan 1944)

Major John Mills: I also welcomed the closing words of his speech in which the Minister said he regarded it as essential that there should be a fair return for both farmers and farm labourers, because I am sure he said that not as a pious aspiration but with a fixed determination that he would do everything to ensure it. Having said that, I must say that I sympathise with the fears that the farmers have...

Agriculture (Prices). (26 Jan 1944)

Major John Mills: I note the Minister's denial and I note that he said he had given the figures very careful consideration himself, but, even assuming that they are more solidly based than I assumed, of course the profits shown in the first years of the ploughing up policy will not and cannot remain constant, because the farmer is cashing in on the fertility of his land in those years. Of course, it will show...

Agriculture (Prices). (26 Jan 1944)

Major John Mills: I am much obliged to my hon. Friend for his interruption. Over 80 per cent. of the dairy herds are under 20 cows. As my right hon. Friend said that 69 per cent. were under 15 cows, my figure is not far wrong. The small farmer, therefore, is in a large majority and he is in most need of help and consideration. While I thank the Minister for the concession which he announced on milk, I want to...

Orders of the Day — War Pensions (20 Jul 1943)

Major John Mills: Does not the wife in that case also get 9s. 2d., which I see is the old rate of family allowance?

Orders of the Day — War Pensions (20 Jul 1943)

Major John Mills: I am going to confine myself almost entirely to one point, which has not been mentioned in the Debate and is not specifically mentioned in the White Paper. I should like first to say, on the question of entitlement, that I feel that the Government and the Minister have intended to be as generous as they could, but I have been very much impressed by the strong speech made by my right hon....

Orders of the Day — Police (Appeals) Bill (19 Jan 1943)

Major John Mills: I should like to intervene to say that I think the Bill is not only short, but very simple. I entirely agree with what was said by the hon. Member who has just spoken that there is no need for the Home Secretary to take undue notice of what has been said by speakers against the Bill. I would like to congratulate the Home Secretary on having found time, in spite of his war preoccupations, to...

Orders of the Day — War Damage (Amendment) Bill.: First Schedule. — (Amendments relating to the principal Act generally.) (18 Jun 1942)

Major John Mills: I beg to second the Amendment. I was not aware that it arose out of a remark I made on the Second Reading so I had no opportunity of discussing it with my Noble Friend, but it seems he has made out a good case for righting this injustice, because, if war damage assessment is to be increased when Schedule A assessment goes up, so it ought to be decreased when Schedule A assessment falls.

Orders of the Day — Home Guard. (18 Dec 1941)

Major John Mills: I have read the White Paper very carefully, and I welcome it. The Home Guard sprang into being under Regulations made in May, 1940, and I think it is not only true to say, as the White Paper does, that since that date there has been a gradual increase in the obligations of members of the public in connection with measures of defence but that there has also followed the realisation by the...

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