Ref NoDL1992
Alt Ref NoDL1992
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionSpanners into the machinery
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date25 Mar 1943
Size39.5 x 46.3cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptGrand Revival of Party Politics - Spanner-tossing Contest - Right Wreckers Catering-Bill Busters v Reckless Left Better-World-Now Team - Just to take our minds off fighting the war
Herb. Williams
Person DepictedHacking; Douglas Eric Hacking (1910-); 2nd Baron
Williams; Herbert
Implied textSayings: To throw a spanner in works - disrupt
NotesNews: The Beveridge Report. - Parliamentary Debates. ... The House of Commons debated the Beveridge Report of Social Security on Feb. 16-18. ... Sir Herbert Williams (Conservative) described the Beveridge Report as "very bad" and said that if consideration of it were stopped until 6 months after the termination of hostilities the House of Commons would reject it by a large majority. ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.5669] Catering Bill Amendments - Only Slight Changes. Mr Bevin tabled in the House of Commons yesterday a series of Government amendments to the Catering Wages Bill. Since this Bill was given a second reading on February 9 by a majority of 283 votes to 116 the Minister of Labour has considered draft amendments proposed by Sir Douglas Hacking and others who led the Conservative oppostion to the Bill, and he has also had direct discussion with them. ... Conservatives who opposed the Bill took particular exception to a proposal that wages boards should have power to make recommendations on matters affecting the efficiency and development of the industry. ... [The Times 18/3/1943] Catering Wages Bill. - Amendments. - Enactment. The Catering Wages Bill went through its committee stage in the House of Commons on March 25 and 31 and April 1 and 6, about 200 amendments having previously been tabled by the Bill's Conservative critics. ... After Sir D. Hacking, representing the majority of the opponents of the Bill as it stood, had intimated that in view of the Government's unreadiness to "make concessions of any kind" and to save further waste of Parliamentary time, they would not move the remainder of the amendments standing in their names. ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.5841]
Catering Bill
Proverbs and sayings
government policy
left wing politics
political parties
right wing politics
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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