Results 1–20 of 50 for speaker:Mr Alfred Bigland

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: NEW CLAUSE. (Increase of Imperial Preference on Sugar.) (28 Jun 1922)

Mr Alfred Bigland: I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a Second time. The idea in our minds in proposing it is not that we should get the Chancellor of the Exchequer to-night to accept this proposal, but that we wish to bring before him the great need there will be in the years to come to take further action with regard to the preferential rate that is now allowed upon all goods grown within the Empire. We...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: New Clause. — (Excise duties on homegrown tobacco to cease.) (28 Jun 1922)

Mr Alfred Bigland: I just want to correct the Chancellor of the Exchequer on one point, and that is when he said that this industry has not been a success in this country. He has not been in the House as long as I have, and I remember when the late Mr. William Redmond made a most powerful appeal some years ago with regard to tobacco-growing in Ireland. At that date the industry had nothing like the rate of...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: Clause 1. — (Duty on Tea.) (19 Jun 1922)

Mr Alfred Bigland: The hon. Member for Central Aberdeen (Major M. Wood), under the ruling of the Chair, has been permitted to raise the whole question of preference and I am glad that he has raised it, and that my hon. Friend the Member for Stafford (Mr. Ormsby-Gore) spoke out as he did. The hon. Member for Central Aberdeen seems to forget very much. He wanted to know what good this preference does. I was...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: Clause 1. — (Duty on Tea.) (19 Jun 1922)

Mr Alfred Bigland: I would.

Empire Settlement [Money]. (3 May 1922)

Mr Alfred Bigland: I beg to move at the end of the Resolution to add the words: which sums shall be available for expenditure by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this Act. This Amendment is rather explanatory than anything in the way of altering the sense of the Resolution. In the Bill itself it is quite clear that, apart from grants made to intending settlers, there shall be loans made to Dominion...

Empire Settlement [Money]. (3 May 1922)

Mr Alfred Bigland: It is so, but we did not feel it was quite clear in the Resolution, and we were in hopes the Government would accept the elucidation of the phrase, because at some future date it might be ruled that this money that came back from these loans might be claimed by the Treasury as revenue for that year.

Empire Settlement [Money]. (3 May 1922)

Mr Alfred Bigland: If that is the decision of the House, I am quite satisfied. My only desire was to make it quite clear.

Orders of the Day — Empire Settlement Bill. (26 Apr 1922)

Mr Alfred Bigland: There are no Japs there.

Empire Overseas Development. (26 Apr 1922)

Mr Alfred Bigland: I beg to Second the Motion. It would be a day well spent, now that the Second Reading of the Empire Settlement Bill has been taken, if we had a discussion on the development of the material resources of the Empire, such as timber, minerals, oil, fisheries. I trust the Motion will be accepted in that light.

Oral Answers to Questions — ST. Lawrence Waterway. (9 Mar 1922)

Mr Alfred Bigland: 58. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has any information as to the nature of the action the Government of the United States is taking with reference to the scheme for deepening the St. Lawrence waterway to enable oceangoing steamers to pass into the great lakes dividing Canada and the United States; and whether he is able to issue as a White Paper definite details...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Settlement. (7 Mar 1922)

Mr Alfred Bigland: 52. asked the Lord Privy Seal whether the Government anticipate that they will be able to introduce the Bill promised in the King's Speech on overseas settlements and Empire migration before the Easter Recess?

Orders of the Day — Consolidated Fund (Appropriation — No. 2) BILL.: Exchequer Bonds and External Debt. (9 Nov 1921)

Mr Alfred Bigland: The subject-matter of our Debate this evening is, as I understand it, to make suggestions to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury and to criticise Government action—what the Government have done and what they have not done in regard to our finances. The world at present almost universally is suffering because the ability and power of the parties who have traded with us in the past is so...

Orders of the Day — Consolidated Fund (Appropriation — No. 2) BILL.: Exchequer Bonds and External Debt. (9 Nov 1921)

Mr Alfred Bigland: My hon. Friend asks at what price. That is for a commission of international experts to fix, but if the hon. Member asks me at what price, I should say at the same price as the British Government paid America for the vast amount of silver used in the War and which we sent to India to save our credit and finances there. We paid to America one dollar per ounce for a fabulous amount of silver,...

Orders of the Day — Consolidated Fund (Appropriation — No. 2) BILL.: Exchequer Bonds and External Debt. (9 Nov 1921)

Mr Alfred Bigland: I am dealing with the international currencies by which the nations of the world can purchase commodities, and I say this, positively, if silver is reinstated, we will save the sufferings of millons of people for 10 or 15 years; we shall get back, by sound finance, to the position we were in in 1914. By the effect of hard saving for 20 years we can bridge that gap and the sufferings which...

Orders of the Day — Consolidated Fund (Appropriation — No. 2) BILL.: Exchequer Bonds and External Debt. (9 Nov 1921)

Mr Alfred Bigland: The rate of interest has been changed.

Orders of the Day — Consolidated Fund (Appropriation — No. 2) BILL.: Exchequer Bonds and External Debt. (9 Nov 1921)

Mr Alfred Bigland: Consols to-day do not receive the rate of interest which they did in 1815.

Orders of the Day — Safeguarding of Industries Bill. (7 Jun 1921)

Mr Alfred Bigland: We have just listened to a speech which reminds one of old times, but it is not my intention to follow the hon. Member in his reference to the fact that he was a student under the right hon. Gentleman who is now the Minister of Education. It is difficult for men who have talked for years theoretically and not perhaps come into practical business to understand how the subject of this Bill will...


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