Sir Walter Preston

Former MP for Cheltenham

Recent appearances

  • Cotton Manufacturing Industry (Temporary Provisions) Bill. 17 May 1934

    I do not often worry the House for I am a poor speaker, and I should not intervene today but the hon. Member for Stockport (Mr. Hammersley) informed me that he proposed to raise a matter which concerned me, and I am bound to answer his challenge. Why is this Bill necessary at all? It is necessary in the cotton trade only because of the awful state in which that trade finds itself to-day. No...
  • Cotton Manufacturing Industry (Temporary Provisions) Bill. 17 May 1934

    By efficient machinery I mean machinery with some hope of competing with the rest of the world. I may have an old motor car 10 or 20 years old which is wearing excellently, but it would be ludicrous for me to take it to Brooklands to compete with modern racing cars. That is what my Lancashire friends are doing to-day. I want to help Lancashire, and because I have come out into the open and...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments.: War Office. 31 May 1932

    19. asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office what would be the annual saving if the civilian staff of the War Office was reduced to what it was in August, 1914?

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