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Orders of the Day — GOLD AND SILVER (EXPORT, CONTROL, &c.) BILL.: Clause 1. — (Extension of 42 and 43 Vict, c. 21 s. 8, to gold and silver coin and bullion.) (6 Dec 1920)

Mr Alfred Bigland: I think perhaps the ruling from the Chair will be that we may discuss together the two Amendments affecting the same line and dealing with silver coin and silver bullion, as they cannot very well be discussed separately.

Orders of the Day — GOLD AND SILVER (EXPORT, CONTROL, &c.) BILL.: Clause 1. — (Extension of 42 and 43 Vict, c. 21 s. 8, to gold and silver coin and bullion.) (6 Dec 1920)

Mr Alfred Bigland: With regard to the Government's desire to control the export of silver coin, it appears to me they are unnecessarily nervous about this, for no possible reason. The price of silver is 44d. per ounce, and the value of the silver in our half-crowns and shillings is equal to 64d. per ounce. Nobody is going to ship silver coins out of this country for the value of the silver that is in them,...

Orders of the Day — GOLD AND SILVER (EXPORT, CONTROL, &c.) BILL.: Clause 1. — (Extension of 42 and 43 Vict, c. 21 s. 8, to gold and silver coin and bullion.) (6 Dec 1920)

Mr Alfred Bigland: The need of the Amendment would be abolished altogether if the Chancellor of the Exchequer would say, "We will pay the market price of the world for gold." We are in the most extraordinary position in England that we are buyers of gold at 77s. 10½d., while in New York the price is 117s. 4d. Why should the Treasury refuse to pay the world price for gold? If the world price is paid here, every...

Orders of the Day — Gold and Silver (Export, Control, etc.), Bill (29 Nov 1920)

Mr Alfred Bigland: My hon. Friend the Member for Putney (Mr. Samuel) put many points before the House with regard to the difficulties that will arise if this Bill becomes law. I am pleased that the matter has been discussed in such a businesslike and open way, and I should like to support one or two of the points that have been raised by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Peebles (Sir D. Maclean). I agree...

Orders of the Day — Government of Ireland Bill.: Clause 19. — (Powers of Taxation.) (28 Oct 1920)

Mr Alfred Bigland: I wish to say how pleased I am to know that the Government intend to reject this Amendment I believe many people wish for some measure to be passed by the Government in regard to Ireland, because they want it to imitate the State Legislatures of North America. But imagine anybody proposing in Washington that between the different States a separate Customs house should be erected! Such a...

Orders of the Day — Corporation Profits Tax.: Clatse 44. — (Charge of Corporation Profits Tax.) (13 Jul 1920)

Mr Alfred Bigland: As far as I understand, the Chancellor intends to write off all cash, that is income raised by any debenture or any preference shares, and tax us to the full on the ordinary shares. That seems to me to be quite unfair. I know many companies where all the shares are ordinary shares, and they count on getting a big overdraft from the bank instead of debenture bonds. In the one case the...

Orders of the Day — Corporation Profits Tax.: Clatse 44. — (Charge of Corporation Profits Tax.) (13 Jul 1920)

Mr Alfred Bigland: I have been present during nearly the whole of the Debate on this Clause and in my judgment the Committee has not been enlightened on many points. I have been utterly unable to ascertain the exact conditions under which some shareholders holding ordinary shares in limited companies may find themselves charged 2s. in the £, whilst others will only be charged 1s. I am told companies in which...

Orders of the Day — Supply. [7TH Allotted Day.]: Colonial Office. (26 Apr 1920)

Mr Alfred Bigland: I wish to rise to voice on behalf of some of my Friends one or two views with regard to this Vote, and I am only grieved that the discussion has closed so quickly. We should very much like to have it continued another day. The principal item in the Vote is this one of £500,000, which is provided for Overseas Settlement. I congratulate the Secretary of State for the Colonies on that happy...

Orders of the Day — Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.: Bread Subsidy. (9 Mar 1920)

Mr Alfred Bigland: I rise to emphasise one point in regard to this Vote of 6½ millions. The hon. Member for Ripon (Mr. E. Wood) raised one point of which the Government must take cognisance, and that is, not only the amount they are asking for to-night, but if they do not take some clear definite policy in regard to a vast increase of the production of wheat, the price of wheat during the next ten years will...

Orders of the Day — Silver Coinage Bill. (18 Feb 1920)

Mr Alfred Bigland: I should like to say a word or two in support of what the hon. Member for Oxford University (Mr. Oman) and the hon. Member for Wirral (Mr. G. Stewart) said. To my mind, this is a most serious proposition. It is bound not only to affect people in this country if the Chancellor of the Exchequer debases the silver coinage of this country, but the debasement of their rupee may affect 300,000,000...

Orders of the Day — Aliens Restriction Bill.: New Clause. — (Employment of Aliens.) (22 Oct 1919)

Mr Alfred Bigland: I desire to enter a protest against the line of argument which the Home Secretary used in his attempt to upset the real basic value of this Clause. I do not think he was at all justified in telling the House that we should have action taken by foreign Governments. Can anybody suppose for a moment that in France or any other country legislation which precluded more than 25 per cent. of...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 7. — (Imperial Preference.) (9 Jul 1919)

Mr Alfred Bigland: With regard to the Excise advantage, I am not sure if my hon. and gallant Friend was a Member of the House when Mr. William Redmond made his eloquent speech calling upon the Chancellor of the Exchequer of that day for a preference on tobacco grown in Ireland, but if he was, he will remember that Mr. Redmond then stated that on every acre of tobacco grown in Ireland permanent employment would...

Orders of the Day — Ministry of Ways and Communications Bill.: Clause 3. — (Power to Control Temporarily Railways, etc.) (2 Jul 1919)

Mr Alfred Bigland: I beg to move, in Subsection (1, d), paragraph (d), after the word "land" ["an easement or right of using such land"], to insert the words during a period of not more than two years. It ought to be put very clearly into the Clause that if a Minister takes land that does not belong to the undertaking or the dock in question at the time, that it shall only be for a period of two years.

Orders of the Day — Ministry of Ways and Communications Bill.: Clause 3. — (Power to Control Temporarily Railways, etc.) (2 Jul 1919)

Mr Alfred Bigland: I accept the explanation of the right hon. Gentleman, and ask leave to withdraw my Amendment.

Orders of the Day — Electricity Supply [Money]. (26 Jun 1919)

Mr Alfred Bigland: I desire to ask one question before the Government reply. I am informed, if this large sum of money is granted to the Government to produce electricity, that in the rural districts, the supply of electricity being small, the cost: per unit would be so great that we taxpayers will be asked to pay a considerable sum, because the price charged to the small consumer in the rural districts, will...

Orders of the Day — Electricity Supply [Money]. (26 Jun 1919)

Mr Alfred Bigland: Are you going to start new ones?

Orders of the Day — Electricity Supply [Money]. (26 Jun 1919)

Mr Alfred Bigland: There is no revenue from those new ones.

Orders of the Day — Electricity Supply [Money]. (26 Jun 1919)

Mr Alfred Bigland: There is no assured revenue.

Orders of the Day — Electricity Supply [Money]. (26 Jun 1919)

Mr Alfred Bigland: If there is a loss, what will happen?


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