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Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Celebrations.: Firework Display, Hyde Park. (10 Jul 1919)

Lieut. - Colonel SPENDER CLAY: 53. asked the Prime Minister whether £20,000 is to be spent on a display of fireworks in Hyde Park during Peace celebrations on 19th July; and whether, in view of the need for national economy and the pressing demands for improved pensions and allowances in many branches of Government service, he will take steps to discourage such unproductive expenditure both...

Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates. 1920–21 [Vote on Account].: High Prices. (15 Mar 1920)

Lieut.-Colonel JOHN WARD: This Debate has not been remarkable, and after all that is usually what happens. If one had read the "Times" and the "Daily News" he would have imagined we were in for fireworks to-day, that the Government were to be put on their trial, and that we were going to have demonstrated by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Paisley the way in which it is possible to...

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Unemployment. (17 Feb 1921)

Mr Robert Richardson: Fireworks!

Genoa Conference.: Great Results Already from Genoa. (25 May 1922)

...set to work by the subterranean methods, of which he is master in international politics as well as in domestic politics, to undermine a settlement. The right hon. Gentleman has let off some of his fireworks to produce a smokescreen to cover his very precipitate retreat. The right hon. Gentleman may think that he has performed a greater service to himself by this little display to-night...

Orders of the Day — Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill.: Mining Industry (Conditions and Wages). (13 Dec 1922)

Mr Thomas Duffy: ...would have been possible to have spent that money on something better than battleships, but if the nation is so well off, if your Exchequer is so exuberant that it can afford to indulge in costly fireworks of that character, then I suggest that they ought to be English fireworks. I think there ought to be some stipulation that the ship-plates and steel used in the manufacture of those...

Orders of the Day — India. (11 Mar 1924)

Mr George Lansbury: ...individual belonging to the Jatha or any follower carried any firearms. The false report in this connection originated from the fact that the procession of Alkalis was accompanied by exhibition fireworks, as is the case with all such processions. The noise of the fireworks was construed by the authorities to have been rifle or gun fire. Although the crowd and the Jatha was absolutely...

Orders of the Day — Summer Time Bill. (13 Mar 1925)

Mr Frederick Macquisten: ...masquerade as. The Wembley Exhibition cannot possibly pay with such a handicap as 'daylight saving.' No tired City man is going off there to find stalls and exhibits closed at seven by the sun, or fireworks let off in daylight. I hope to take my holiday in Holland—where they have got some sense—this year. The whole thing is so utterly artificial. You start disorganising your life twice...

Orders of the Day — British Empire Exhibition (Guarantee) Bill. (31 Mar 1925)

Professor Sir Charles Oman: ...of people some conception of the very curious and varied ways in which the British Empire grew up, and, I must say, I rather regret that the Stadium, while it may be used for military tattoos, fireworks, and other displays, will not present to us again that great panorama of the origin and growth of the British Empire, which it was able to do last year.

Orders of the Day — Expiring Laws Continuance Bill.: Schedule. — (Acts continued.) (16 Nov 1928)

Mr Rhys Davies: ...Order that the two-shift system shall apply to the manufacture of ice cream suckers, and potato crisp making? Then there is an Order—I can quite understand this—applying to the manufacture of fireworks. Probably we shall get them in June or July next year; they are prepared for use at the General Election, I presume. There is another point which ought to be made. We complain very...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: Clause 7. — (Income Tax for 1930–31.) (3 Jun 1930)

Mr Edward Grenfell: ...been discussing Budget matters in a somewhat different atmosphere from that which has prevailed during the last month, and it is a distinct advantage to the Committee that we should not start with fireworks and finish with fireworks. On the rare occasions on which the Chancellor of the Exchequer has visited the City of London he has gone there evidently determined to impress the people in...

Civil Estimates and Estimates for Revenue Departments and Supple Mentary Estimates, 1930.: Foreign Office. (29 Jul 1930)

Mr Ramsay Macdonald: ..., that is, universal manhood suffrage, and his proposal was approved by the then Government, What is the good of this sort of debating talent being wasted on the most futile display of harmless fireworks? Egypt is a problem, and nobody ought to know it better than those who preceded us. When the right hon. Gentleman comes down to the situation to-day he is no better on his facts. We saw a...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Colonial and Middle Eastern Services. (19 Feb 1931)

Mr Ronald Ross: ...that the captain was urged to go to the assistance of the local authorities. We have been told that the police got the worst of it in the disturbance. The captain of the ship let off some fireworks, but he did not injure these primitive people either in their property or their persons. Although the use of fireworks may have an alarming effect in this case, the display did not do any...

Orders of the Day — UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (No. 3) BILL.: Clause 5. — (Interpretation, application and short title.) (21 Jul 1931)

Mr Edwin Scrymgeour: any way the discharging of my duties. I have been attending to them elsewhere the best I could. I do not want to give a silent vote. I am not making any attempt to indulge in what may be called fireworks or anything of that sort from a Parliamentary point of view. I can see that steady queue of suffering men and women gradually dropping away from the Exchanges unable to get benefit,...

Clause 7. — (Short title, construction and extent.) (19 Nov 1931)

Mr George Lansbury: ...from these false pretences, had the right to strip the mask from them on every conceivable occasion. I remember the late Lord Birkenhead gaining his reputation with the display of oratorical fireworks that he used to give us from these benches. It is not my purpose to pursue that except to assure the new Members that we are only acting on the lines of tradition and succession to right hon....

International Affairs. (10 Nov 1932)

Mr Thomas Williams: ...where the Government stand in regard to the private manufacture of armaments. Do they still stand where they always stood, namely, that whatever can be produced and sold at a profit, whether it be fireworks for 5th November, or explosives for every day in the year, is to continue without any sort of limitation, restriction or control, as has been the case in the past? I am pretty certain...

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Marketing Bill. (13 Mar 1933)

Sir Gifford Fox: favour of a National Liberal candidate at the General Election, I fought a straight fight against an apostle of the doctrines of the Darwen Liberal party. In that election we had all the old fireworks and cries about food taxes and "Your food will cost you more," but they all proved like damp squibs, and I can assure hon. Members that the people of this country have at last realised...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Straits Settlements. (15 Mar 1933)

Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame: I should think that the use of fireworks in reasonable quantities could certainly not give rise to serious objection either among the Chinese or in this country, but it may be, in this case, that the volume, velocity and frequency were considerations.

Orders of the Day — Indian Constitutional Reform. (12 Dec 1934)

Mr George Lansbury: discuss the Bill in a rational manner. We at least will do that, and will stand the "chivying" of the right hon. Gentleman when the time comes. I may remind the House, amid all these rhetorical fireworks, that it seems to have been forgotten that we have been discussing questions affecting the lives of 350,000,000 people, and that no voice from India has been heard in these debates, no...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. (21 May 1935)

Mr George Lambert: ...goes to Hollywood I hope he will introduce another Budget in this Government, for that is the greatest compliment we can pay to him. He has introduced four Budgets now: they have been devoid of all fireworks, but they have been substantial contributions to the national welfare. My right hon. Friend said in his Budget statement what I more humbly have been endeavouring to impress upon the...

Orders of the Day — Public Order Bill. (16 Nov 1936)

Commander Robert Bower: ...meeting. How on earth is a policeman who has power to take a man's name and address to operate on going into a meeting when he sees 200 people shouting, stamping, screaming, and letting off fireworks, with the man whose name and address he wants to take in the middle of a row? It simply cannot be done. Take the case of my own constituency. The chairman of my association happens to be...

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