Results 1461–1480 of 1497 for fireworks

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...

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.

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

On the evening of 8th June a search-light display will be arranged covering the Greater London area, and between 10 p.m. and midnight there will be fireworks and a display by the N.F.S. on the Thames in the neighbourhood of Westminster. It is hoped to berth some of His Majesty's ships at Greenwich in Woolwich Reach and in the Lower Pool beyond Tower Bridge, and to illuminate or floodlight...

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...

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

Mr Oliver Lyttelton: ...is 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...

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...

British Army (Discharge Procedure) (16 Mar 1945)

Mr Edgar Granville: ...to try to find the blind spots and what is causing them. I had another case recently of a young man who was sent from hospital, having been severely injured in battle training by one of our own "fireworks," as they are called. He was found at 4.30 one winter's morning, nearly frozen to death, in a ditch, four or five miles from his home. He had been sent on leave with no proper escort or...

Moscow Conference (11 Nov 1943)

Mr Anthony Eden: ...Red Army in itself and of the Soviet people in the Red Army. Twice in our brief stay notable victories had been won, and they were celebrated in the traditional manner with salvoes of artillery and fireworks. But it seemed to me that as the guns of Moscow thundered out their congratulations to the Army their note was not only one of exultation but, even more, a stern warning to the enemy...

Death of Sir Kingsley Wood (22 Sep 1943)

Mr Winston Churchill: ...of this great and dominant Department of State. The last Budget was the most acceptable of all. It was really a triumph, a great personal triumph, not a triumph particularly for the oratorical fireworks, but for the sound lines on which he had been working, which now at this time arrived at fruition and enabled him to make a statement to the House which was regarded here and in the...

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

Colonel Josiah Wedgwood: ...the Treasury Bench to increase recuriting for the Home Guard or to make the actual training of the Home Guard more popular? If they had had more ammunition, more grenades and more of those Brock's fireworks which have the appearance of real grenades but were not so dangerous in actual effect, as well as more supplies of other kinds, there would be quite an adequate number of Home Guards,...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Privy Seal Office. (2 Mar 1939)

Major George Davies: ...kind of appeal is the possibility of watering down the enthusiasm of the people which is ready to be roused, and it seems to me that it would have been better to launch such a movement with all the fireworks, the elephants and the circuses—an appeal which would have aroused imagination and got people to say, "After all, I am needed." There are a good many people who say, "I am not quite...

Air Defences. (25 May 1938)

Mr Winston Churchill: ...the Duchy, a committee of manufacturers, who have gathered together with my Noble Friend at their head, and they were going to put everything right in this sphere. However, owing to some oratorical fireworks, the whole of this part of the organisation is to be remodelled. Moving around in this jungle, without executive power and burdened with a whole sphere of other and even more important...

Civil and Political Liberty. (15 Dec 1937)

Mr Henry Strauss: ...insulting or threatening words or behaviour, 60; throwing missiles, 23; obstructing the police, 24; possessing an offensive weapon, 16; assaulting the police, 28; wilful damage, 3; setting fire to fireworks (which were thrown under the horses), 3. In only two cases was there a successful appeal. I do not believe any quarter of this House would tolerate for one moment, with that record of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Private Zoological Gardens. (29 Jul 1937)

Sir Frederick Messer: asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the capture of an escaped wolf at a private zoological garden at Dudley, Worcestershire; whether he is aware that bombs and fireworks were used in an endeavour to drive it from an outhouse where it had taken refuge and that after two hours suffering it was forced in a very sick condition into a cage; that a bear has twice...

Orders of the Day — London Naval Treaty Bill. (20 Jul 1937)

Hon. William Waldorf Astor: ...speeches which they have made. When I hear hon. Gentlemen opposite speaking, I thank God that in the country we have good old strong trade union leaders who have common sense. When I hear the party fireworks and know that they are not based on anything that is fundamental, I sometimes despair. We ought to be deeply grateful for these Treaties. It is true that England has not succeeded in...

Orders of the Day — Supply. (6 Jul 1937)

Mr Jack Lawson: ...against the spending of a comparatively small amount on public works, and treated it as a waste of public money. The same right hon. Gentleman has now asked the country to spend 1,500,000,000 upon fireworks, not public works. That is a factor which enters largely into the present position. I am pleased to see men and women returning to work, but it ought to be realised that that money is...

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...

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 — Indian Constitutional Reform. (12 Dec 1934)

Mr George Lansbury: ...to 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...


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