Sir Alfred Law

Former MP for High Peak

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Recent appearances

  • Clause 5. — (Increased customs duties on tea.) 23 Jun 1938

    When I spoke on this subject before I remember that I was called to order several times and was not able to go on with my points. This Amendment gives me another opportunity of saying what I wanted to say on this point. The Chancellor of the Exchequer thinks that this is quite a proper tax, and it is true that 2d. makes very little difference to a large number of people; but thousands of...
  • Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Report [26TH April]. 3 May 1938

    The hon. Member for Leigh (Mr. Tinker) said that he was not in favour of there being any indirect taxation. Does he, therefore, advocate that there should be some direct taxation paid by those who are now paying indirect taxation? Would he advocate a universal Income Tax? I have often heard that suggested, but if these were a universal Income Tax—
  • Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Report [26TH April]. 3 May 1938

    I will abide by your Ruling, Mr. Deputy-Speaker. Having pointed out to the hon. Member the alternative, J will leave that point. As regards that part of the Budget which deals with indirect taxation, and especially the Tea Duty, I must confess that I am rather sorry that resort has been made to an increase in the Tea Duty, because there are other means of indirect taxation which would not...

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Former MP for High Peak

Entered the House of Commons on 14 December 1918 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 18 January 1939 — Died

Also represented Rochdale

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