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Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: West Indians (1 Jul 1948)

Mr Barnett Janner: asked the Minister of Labour what progress has been made in finding employment for the West Indians who arrived here from the "Empire Windrush"; and whether there has been any difficulty in finding housing accommodation for them near their work.

Orders of the Day — Colonial Affairs (8 Jul 1948)

Mr David Gammans: ...will not look after these students then the Communist Party will. I was interested to read in the "Daily Worker" a short time ago that so many of the West Indians who had come over on the "Empire Windrush" were already happily placed in Communist homes. My last point is about constitutional development. I read these words in page 1 of the Annual Report: The central purpose of British...

Orders of the Day — West Indies (Economic Situation) (13 Jul 1948)

Mr James Harrison: ...nations, at different times, have had to learn that lesson. I now turn to another matter which I think ought to receive the attention of the Colonial Secretary. That is the question of the recent "Windrush" landings. The steamship "Windrush" brought to this country, I think, about 470 immigrants from the British Colonies in the Carribean. I think that Jamaica was the source of these...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Jamaicans (21 Sep 1948)

Mr David Gammans: asked the Minister of Labour how many of the Jamaicans who came to this country on the "Empire Windrush" are still registered as unemployed.

Orders of the Day — Jamaica (4 Feb 1949)

Mr Tom Driberg: ...Armed Forces and in industry if they manage to get to this country, because they are British citizens; but in most cases they cannot afford the fare, unlike the large group that came in the "Empire Windrush" a few months ago. I believe that in a very short time we could get several thousand recruits for the Armed Forces—recruits with some Service experience and training. Men with good...

Orders of the Day — National Service Men (Overseas Drafts) (13 Jul 1949)

Mr William Warbey: ...strain. But a week or two ago, on 22nd June, I believe, these National Service men—about 150 of them—who had been withdrawn from the draft at the beginning of May, were embarked in the "Empire Windrush," and set sail for Singapore. Hon. Members can again imagine the feelings of parents who had been given very clearly to understand, not only that their sons would not be sent overseas...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: "Empire Windrush" Loss (Ex-gratia Payments) (13 Apr 1954)

"Empire Windrush" Loss (Ex-gratia Payments)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ships (Fire Protection) (3 Nov 1954)

Captain Robert Ryder: asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what steps he is taking, arising out of the "Empire Windrush" disaster, to encourage the greater use of incombustible material in ship construction.

MR. Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn (8 May 1961)

Mr Lynn Ungoed-Thomas: ...film called "I'm All Right Jack." Hon. Members may have seen that film, and may remember that a question arose about dissociating from, or sending to Coventry, a character in the film named Stanley Windrush. The trade union committee at the works heard Stanley Windrush and considered his case—in the same way as the Committee of Privileges considered the case of Mr. Benn. It had no power...

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Debate on the Address (1 Nov 1962)

Dr Reginald Bennett: ...water in these reservoirs would, at suitable times, be lifted by water pumps into the Cotswolds where, at a height of a few hundred feet, it would be piped or tunnelled under the Cotswolds into the Windrush which is conveniently close by. From the Windrush the water would flow into the Thames, at the "Rose Revived", I think, and continue down river as part of the normal flow. This would...

British Waterways Bill (19 Mar 1970)

Mr John Smith: ...effluent and pollution. At present if one drops so much as a tea leaf into the River Thames one is in trouble. However, on the Oxford Canal, which for part of its length passes through the River Windrush, which flows into the Thames, one can throw overboard anything one pleases. If pleasure boats and houseboats are to be regulated this subject should be dealt with at the same time. While...

Economic and Energy Situation (18 Dec 1973)

Mr Alexander Eadie: .... The whole House will have to discuss this subject at some time and make what will be a tremendous decision. A week last Thursday I was asked as Chairman of the Power and Steel Group to go to Windrush and see the reactor. The Government always seem to give the impression that we must consider the national interest. With my hon. Friends the Members for South Ayrshire (Mr. Sillars) and...

Private Business: (By Order) (17 Jun 1982)

Mr James Wellbeloved: ...for the community spirit that they have developed. However, many of my constituents are in a serious position. I refer to the scandal of residents in areas such as Greenmead, Moat Gardens, Windrush and Fieldfare, who have been trying to purchase their homes. There is substantial provision in the Bill for home loans. I appeal to the GLC to use some of the money to help my constituents, who...

Clause 7: Water Requirements (Planning) Bill (19 Apr 1991)

Mr Hugo Summerson: ...Clywedog, and Cefni reservoir. In the Thames area there are the Misbourne, the Pang, the Ver, the Wey, Letcombe brook, the Upper Kennet, the Thames Head, the Ampney, the Churn, the Coln and the Windrush. In Yorkshire, there are the Derwent and the Wharfe, and in Wessex the River Piddle, the Allen and the Wey. All those rivers are in danger of drying up. As I said at the outset, my Bill...

Opposition Day: Water Privatisation (16 Jun 1992)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: ...news that the National Rivers Authority is investigating the levels of about 40 key rivers. I hope that it will examine the levels of three key rivers in my constituency, the Churn, the Coln and the Windrush. Over the next 10 years or so, there must be a new method of charging. The new council tax will provide an ideal opportunity to look at new methods more closely related to the size...

Sessional Orders: Debate on the Address (15 Nov 1995)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: ...jobs at Cowley, but they are good ones. The change has come round all the market towns and big villages that I represent, where there is now a ring of thriving industrial estates. Along the River Windrush, in one of the old blanket mills—until recently there was actually a donkey on the payroll—people now make electronic components for aircraft manufacturers round the world. That is...

Prayers: Sport (5 Jun 1998)

Alan Keen: .... Like other hon. Members, I extend my good wishes to the England and Scottish teams. May I add my good wishes to the Jamaican team? Many of our nationals support Jamaica and anyone who saw the Windrush film on television this week will know what a wonderful contribution those who came from the West Indies have made to this nation's wealth over the years. For sheer enjoyment, being among...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Jun 1998)

Tony Blair: ...equal opportunity policies in public and private organisations. It is also appropriate that we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the arrival, at Tilbury docks, on 22 June 1948, of the SS Windrush. I believe that those people and their descendants have made a great contribution to a Britain that is proud of being a multicultural, multiracial society.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Jun 1998)

Ms Oona King: Is my right hon. Friend aware that members of the Ku Klux Klan are currently operating in my constituency? In light of this week's 50th anniversary of the Windrush-the first boat bringing Afro-Caribbeans to this country-will he urge the country to recognise that ethnic minorities do not represent a threat, but that we represent an opportunity? While this country has no need of pointed white...


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