Results 1–20 of 567 for speaker:Major Sir Frank Markham

Military Expenditure over- Seas (Estimates Commit- Tee's Reports) (6 May 1964)

Major Sir Frank Markham: I beg to move to leave out from "That" to the end of the Question and to add instead thereof, This House takes note of the Tenth Report from the Estimates Committee in the last Session of Parliament and of the Fifth Special Report from the Estimates Committee relating to Military Expenditure Overseas. I move this Motion very happily in the presence of the right hon. Member for Woodford (Sir...

Military Expenditure over- Seas (Estimates Commit- Tee's Reports) (6 May 1964)

Major Sir Frank Markham: It could be that none of us wanted seven by-elections, even in the cause of an Estimates Committee. This was our scope and these were our powers. What did we find? The first conclusion, with which I know every hon. Member of the Committee will agree wholeheartedly, is that wherever we went we found the troops in extremely good heart, most keen on their job and, by and large, satisfied that...

Military Expenditure over- Seas (Estimates Commit- Tee's Reports) (6 May 1964)

Major Sir Frank Markham: I can more than take a hint, especially when it comes from the hon. and learned Member for Northampton (Mr. Paget), and my hon. Friend the Member for Farnham (Sir G. Nicholson), and I beg leave to withdraw the Amendment.

Orders of the Day — Resale Prices Bill: Clause 3. — (Exception for Measures Against Loss Leaders.) (8 Apr 1964)

Major Sir Frank Markham: This will give the green light to the black marketeer. I am talking not of the black market, but of the surreptitious loss leadering which is being carried on in so many ways. If a wholesaler is not aware of what a retailer is doing to another retailer, this will give the green light to black marketeering.

Orders of the Day — Resale Prices Bill (24 Mar 1964)

Major Sir Frank Markham: It is very difficult to speak with wisdom at a moment like this. I believe that this Bill is dead. I draw the attention of the Treasury Bench particularly to the fact that many of us who tonight wanted to vote for this Amendment have abstained out of loyalty to the Government. Many on these benches have actually voted with the Government out of a loyalty even greater than ours. But this Bill...

Resale Prices Bill (10 Mar 1964)

Major Sir Frank Markham: This is one of those rare occasions in the history of our Parliamentary democracy when the Conservative Party is split. It has often been said from the other side of the House that the Tories are stupid but united. We are not as stupid as we look, and occasionally we are not as united as we look. When there is a division in the Conservative Party, it goes down to very deep roots. In the...

Orders of the Day — Railway Lines, Buckinghamshire Area (Closure) (19 Dec 1963)

Major Sir Frank Markham: I rise to protest against the proposed closure of four railway lines and several stations in my constituency and in adjacent areas. The lines in question are the Bletchley—Buckingham line; the Wolverton—Newport Pagnall line; the Oxford—Bletchley—Cambridge line; and the Bedford—Northampton line. Over and above those, it is proposed to close the stations of...

Orders of the Day — Railway Lines, Buckinghamshire Area (Closure) (19 Dec 1963)

Major Sir Frank Markham: rose—

Orders of the Day — Railway Lines, Buckinghamshire Area (Closure) (19 Dec 1963)

Major Sir Frank Markham: If I may be allowed one minute more, may I thank my hon. Friend for a very thorough survey of the points that I raised with him and also thank him for the thoroughness of his answer. There is only one thing that he has left out; he has not invited me to meet him again if I still feel dissatisfied.

Orders of the Day — Expiring Laws Continuance Bill: Schedule (27 Nov 1963)

Major Sir Frank Markham: May I put a direct question to the hon. Gentleman? Was he speaking for himself or for the Liberal Party? He has not made it clear. Will the hon. Gentleman give the House a direct answer to that question?

Royal Dockyards (Estimates Committee's Reports) (1 Jul 1963)

Major Sir Frank Markham: In fairness, will the hon. Gentle- man agree that this stonewalling becomes sheer obstructionism on the part of a civil servant and may well militate against the best interests of the nation?

Orders of the Day — Planning and Development, North Buckinghamshire (21 May 1963)

Major Sir Frank Markham: I would much rather be asleep at this hour of the morning than be making a speech in the House of Commons, but this is the only way in which, and perhaps the only time at which, I can raise a matter which has been rather baffling to many people. The subject is the planning and development of north Buckinghamshire, which I have the honour to represent in the House. One of the outstanding...

Orders of the Day — Planning and Development, North Buckinghamshire (21 May 1963)

Major Sir Frank Markham: May I thank my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary for his helpful reply and say that it would be easier to get an I.D.C. if Wolverton were regarded by the Ministry in the same light as Bletchley. I hope that we may be able to get over this hurdle in the near future.

DIVISION No. 96, 24th APRIL (CORRECTION) (25 Apr 1963)

Major Sir Frank Markham: I have to report, Sir, that in Division No. 96, taken on 24th April at 4.4 p.m., the number of the Ayes was incorrectly reported by us as 76, but that, in fact, the correct number was 68. I also have to report that the number of the Noes was incorrectly reported by us as 68 but that, in fact, the number was 76.

MR. Speaker's Constituency (24 Apr 1963)

Major Sir Frank Markham: As the hon. Member for Greenwich (Mr. Marsh) has said, this is an old idea. It is so old an idea that I think that the most senior Member of the House—bless him—was very much in the cradle when it was already old history. Royal Commission after Royal Commission has gone into the subject, and there has been inquiry after inquiry. One after the other has turned down this suggestion,...

Grants for the Arts (20 Mar 1963)

Major Sir Frank Markham: I understood that we were not allowed, on this Vote, to discuss the Report of the Standing Commission on Museums and Galleries. The Economic Secretary has raised the matter now. Does that mean that the debate will become open to further debate on the Report which has just been published?

Grants for the Arts (20 Mar 1963)

Major Sir Frank Markham: If that be a passing reference, I hope that the Economic Secretary will do his utmost to see that the House has a fair chance of discussing that Report in the not too distant future.

Prison Commissioners (Dissolution) (12 Mar 1963)

Major Sir Frank Markham: That was their job. It was one of their responsibilities to initiate reforms.

Oral Answers to Questions — Railways: Disused Lines (27 Feb 1963)

Major Sir Frank Markham: Is my hon. and gallant Friend aware that this is not a question of day-to-day administration? This is a question of specific information. The information ought to be given to the House and not in private correspondence.

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates and Estimate for the Ministry of Defence, 1963–64: BRITISH RAILWAYS BILL (By Order) (26 Feb 1963)

Major Sir Frank Markham: Will my hon. Friend deal with places like Trafford Park and other trading estates up and down the country which have a vast railway networking of sidings but no passenger traffic at all? Under the Clause the Railways Board could close down all those sidings and sell what is very good commercial land at very high prices.


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