He was afraid that that was a delusive opinion; he believed that the Bill would bring on a still Greater Crisis.
Ireland had passed through a Greater Crisis than the present, and no such proposal had ever been made before.
It is obvious that, faced with the difficulties with which this Government has been faced, in circumstances of unparalleled -danger, one has had to walk warily and to be mindful of the Greater Crisis which the Government bad to negotiate.
If the League fails in this case how can we hope that it will succeed in a Greater Crisis?
I do not want to make too much of a debating point, but I am wondering why it is at this juncture, when the League is facing, perhaps, a Greater Crisis than a year ago, the Government are content to use this rather cold language, whereas a year ago they used language which would be much more likely to receive the approval of both sides of this House.
More recently Herr Hitler made a speech, which has been smothered by the Greater Crisis.
A man in the Services sees his wife probably only once in three months, and what she is telling him weighs on his mind, and to that extent tends to make him a less efficient soldier, and that at a time when we have never had a greater need for efficiency in our Services, at a time when, may be, we shall have to face a Greater Crisis than we have passed through up to the present time.
Members who have preached that the system which did that is a bad system and must cease to be should thank goodness that many of us on this side of the Committee have insisted on some of this organisation, and they should set themselves to face, as the hon. Member for Walsall has just said to the Committee, a Greater Crisis ahead than that Which we had to face when we entered the war.
And if we are to come through now, we shall only do it because we have husbanded our resources, and because we have undergone an extremely unpleasant and drastic period of stringency to avoid a Greater Crisis.
We on this side are wholeheartedly with the Government in any action that they may take that will help to avert the Greater Crisis that we see ahead of us.
We have been faced with this problem ever since the war ended, and I was astounded when I read that the former Prime Minister had said that they had solved the Greater Crisis of 1945 and the greater crisis of 1939.
The matter has now reached an even Greater Crisis.
We have a situation in which the world is in Greater Crisis than ever before, and yet the British Government have less to say than ever before on all the major issues of the day, less to say about tests, less to say about nuclear-free zones and less to say about how we can deal with the German problem.
None the less the industry has engaged in extensive rescue operations, without which we would be facing a far Greater Crisis.
We are facing an even Greater Crisis, namely, that of the future of the whole economy of Wales.
Perhaps more incredible is the fact that we have ended up with a steel industry in a Greater Crisis today than when steel nationalisation took place, with all the optimism that existed at the time.
If we are to legislate to reduce sentence lengths it would seem to me to be far more sensible to do it now, in advance of an even Greater Crisis than that with which we are currently confronted.
It is hard to imagine a dock facing a Greater Crisis than is the PBA.
The Brandt report is another warning of an even Greater Crisis.
Therefore, the scale of the resources that are available for regional policy, in a much Greater Crisis, is reduced in real terms.
The industry faces a Greater Crisis today than any that it has ever faced, even during the 1930s.
We are in Greater Crisis since we last debated the matter in the House of Commons.
I can think of several occasions in the past three years, never mind the past 10, which marked a far Greater Crisis for the Government to get through than merely the saving of £50 million, by creative accountancy, which has been put into a redundancy insurance fund by workers and employers in this country.
A Greater Crisis exists in standards of behaviour.
The London tourist board says that within three years there will be an even Greater Crisis and it predicts a 20,000 bedroom shortage by the early 1990s.
We learned from that experience: bringing in 218WH nurses from the Philippines helped us to solve the much Greater Crisis at the Royal Surrey hospital in my constituency.
They have kept many of our industries going and our NHS would be in an even Greater Crisis without its 26 per cent medical staff, 16 per cent dental staff and nearly 30 per cent non-medical staff, all drawn from the ethnic minorities.
Her area is not as rural as mine, so I can claim that we have an even Greater Crisis - as other hon. Members might do, too.
It would be unforgivable if, because of our concern about Saddam, we played into the hands of the extremists of the world and provoked the Greater Crisis which we say we are trying to contain.
I can think of no subject that is in Greater Crisis or where there are more grounds for concern than in mathematics.
Perhaps we could have an early debate to mobilise the considerable knowledge and expertise in your Lordships' House and to analyse what is possibly the beginning of a far Greater Crisis.
In the late 1930s, faced with an even Greater Crisis than this, the British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, said that his Government were hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.
That the social work profession is not in a Greater Crisis today is because we collectively exploit the commitment and dedication of existing social workers, who are struggling to cope with increasingly complex case loads in departments that are perennially understaffed.
An even Greater Crisis involves social housing for rent, which in the old-fashioned way used to be called council housing.
It is, however, a very depressing Statement, because it makes it clear that the banking system is in even Greater Crisis than was apparent in the autumn, that it is creating a real economic crisis of alarming and growing proportions, and that the first bail-out was completely inadequate.
We would be in much greater deficit, and in a much Greater Crisis, if the Government had not followed that policy, and I pay tribute to the Chancellor and the Prime Minister for doing what they did.
Without them the world would be in even Greater Crisis.
We are storing up a Greater Crisis for the future.
There is much private sector involvement already, with private residential care homes, where children are housed well outside their own background, and private foster carers, without whom there would be an even Greater Crisis in fostering than there is now, but whose charges are considerably higher than those paid by the local authority.
If we do not have something of the sort - call it a protocol or call it something else - we will be in an even Greater Crisis.