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Results 1–20 of 390 for speaker:Mr George Barker

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Army (Ordnance Factories), 1929. (8 May 1929)

Mr George Barker: I should be the last to find fault with the way in which the Minister has performed his duties. I know from experience that, he has the greatest sympathy with the ex-service men and their dependants. I wish to draw the attention of the House, however, to the operation of the seven years' limit. This rule was introduced in 1921 just three years after the War, and I submit that it was made...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Army (Ordnance Factories), 1929. (8 May 1929)

Mr George Barker: I understood that the Minister said this afternoon that £1,000,000 would be saved in respect of these children on their attaining the age of 15 years.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Army (Ordnance Factories), 1929. (8 May 1929)

Mr George Barker: I am very glad to hear it and I am obliged to the right hon. and gallant Gentleman for his correction. In conclusion I have only to repeat that the Department has been administered with great humanity, but the seven years limit is protested against by ex-service men throughout the length and breadth of the country and I hope that the Minister will consider these cases on their own merits and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Iraq (Expenditure). (2 May 1929)

Mr George Barker: 47. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the total expenditure from the Imperial Exchequer arising out of the occupation of Iraq by His Majesty's forces during the late war, and the amount for each year since that occupation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine (Jewish Population). (2 May 1929)

Mr George Barker: 46. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state, approximately, the number of the Jewish population of Palestine at the date of occupation, during the War, and the number of the Jewish population at the present time?

Civil Estimates, 1929.: Ministry of Labour. (24 Apr 1929)

Mr George Barker: Once again the Minister of Labour has been ignoring the main facts in regard to the unemployment problem. During the whole life of this Government no opportunity has been lost by the Opposition of forcing the unemployment problem upon the attention of the Government. This question has been raised over 20 times during the lifetime of the present Parliament, and every time it has been ignored...

Civil Estimates, 1929.: Ministry of Labour. (24 Apr 1929)

Mr George Barker: It is a scandalous thing.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Transitory Provisions (Miners, Durham). (27 Feb 1929)

Mr George Barker: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this question is causing the utmost concern among the workers of this country and that last night a deputation came to me—

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Statistics (South Wales). (26 Feb 1929)

Mr George Barker: Can the Minister of Labour tell us the number of men transferred to London and elsewhere who have returned to their own districts?

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Transference of Workers. (14 Feb 1929)

Mr George Barker: 81. asked the Minister of Labour the number on the live register at Abertillery, Blaina, and Crumlin, Monmouthshire, of men, women, and juveniles who have been transferred and found employment in other areas since January, 1928, to the latest available date?

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Nine Mile Point Colliery (Dispute). (13 Feb 1929)

Mr George Barker: Is it not a breach of the law to attempt to coerce men to violate the provisions of the Coal Mines Regulation Act; and, if it is a breach of the Act, will the hon. and gallant Gentleman prosecute these owners?

CLAUSES 87 (Application of Exchequer grants, etc.) and 88 (Government property) ordered to stand part of the Bill.: Clause 93. — (Transfer of property and liabilities of Poor Law authorities.) (29 Jan 1929)

Mr George Barker: I wish to protest, against that part of the Clause which says: In the case of any right of recovery from any person of payments made or expenses incurred by the authority by way of Poor Law relief, to and in the council of the county or county borough in which the the recipient of the relief was resident when the relief was granted. At the present time, we have thousands of families in this...

CLAUSES 87 (Application of Exchequer grants, etc.) and 88 (Government property) ordered to stand part of the Bill.: Clause 93. — (Transfer of property and liabilities of Poor Law authorities.) (29 Jan 1929)

Mr George Barker: I quite agree, but I am against this right being perpetuated in this way. That is my point, and I do say, having some knowledge of the poverty of our people, that it is inhuman in the very worst degree to give relief to our people and pile up a debt against them so that when work is resumed their hearts are broken because of the great debt that is shouldered upon them. They are not...

CLAUSES 87 (Application of Exchequer grants, etc.) and 88 (Government property) ordered to stand part of the Bill.: Clause 94. — (Mitigation of liability of councils for temporary loans raised under 11 & 12 Geo. 5 c. 67.) (29 Jan 1929)

Mr George Barker: The Parliamentary Secretary has told us that the Government are limiting their concession to the necessitous areas. The right hon. Gentleman knows that the loans of the Bedwellty Guardians amount to £1,100,000. The loans of Monmouthshire amount to over £2,000,000, and now we are told by the right hon. Gentleman that the Government have reached the limit of their concessions. I submit that...

CLAUSES 87 (Application of Exchequer grants, etc.) and 88 (Government property) ordered to stand part of the Bill.: Clause 94. — (Mitigation of liability of councils for temporary loans raised under 11 & 12 Geo. 5 c. 67.) (29 Jan 1929)

Mr George Barker: I should like the Parliamentary Secretary to tell us what will be the amount of relief conferred by this Amendment. As far as I understand the concessions which have been made, they are very inadequate indeed, and they will not by any means satisfy the claims of the necessitous areas. I know the Parliamentary Secretary very well, and I can imagine the right hon. Gentleman receiving a...

CLAUSES 87 (Application of Exchequer grants, etc.) and 88 (Government property) ordered to stand part of the Bill.: Clause 94. — (Mitigation of liability of councils for temporary loans raised under 11 & 12 Geo. 5 c. 67.) (29 Jan 1929)

Mr George Barker: This proposal is simply shifting the burden from one portion of the county to another. I should like to know what is the exact position of the county. Will the Parliamentary Secretary tell us the concessions which have been made in reference to this matter?

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill.: Clause 17. — (Application to unions wills appointed guardians.) (18 Dec 1928)

Mr George Barker: I beg to move, in page 15, line 13, after the word "until," to insert the words: such date as he may declare not being later than. The object of the Amendment is to leave the fixing of the date to the discretion of the Minister of Health instead of fixing it by Statute at 1st April, 1935. If the Clause is passed without Amendment, the appointed guardians cannot be abolished before that date...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill.: Clause 17. — (Application to unions wills appointed guardians.) (18 Dec 1928)

Mr George Barker: I want to ensure that these guardians shall not be entrusted with power until 1935. That is the object of the Amendment, and if you are going to rule out of order any reference that can be made to the administration of these appointed guardians, how am I going to justify the Amendment, which you yourself, Sir, have accepted? I do, not want to disobey the Ruling of the Chair, but this is a...


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