All 19 results for speaker:Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley

Orders of the Day — BETTING AND LOTTERIES BILL [Lords].: Clauses 1. — (Restriction of betting on tracks.) (12 Nov 1934)

Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley: May point out that we have at least four provincial tracks as well as the London ones?

Orders of the Day — BETTING AND LOTTERIES BILL [Lords].: Clauses 1. — (Restriction of betting on tracks.) (12 Nov 1934)

Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley: I do not know any such thing.

Orders of the Day — BETTING AND LOTTERIES BILL [Lords].: Clause 4. — (Restriction of Betting on dogcourse.) (12 Nov 1934)

Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley: I rise to propose an Amendment to the Amendment.

Orders of the Day — BETTING AND LOTTERIES BILL [Lords].: Clause 4. — (Restriction of Betting on dogcourse.) (12 Nov 1934)

Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley: First of all I would like to thank the hon. Member for the Scotland Division (Mr. Logan) for what he has said. Eight hours are too few to enable a great number of tracks to live. A number of tracks which ought to live will go out if limited to eight races. The hon. Member for Balham (Sir A. Butt) who proposed the original Amendment for eight races per meeting, stated that we are bound to...

Orders of the Day — BETTING AND LOTTERIES BILL [Lords]: New Clause. — (Prohibition of bookmaking on racecources and tracks except by registered bookmakers.) (7 Nov 1934)

Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley: I rise to support the Clause. There are one or two points I would like the Home Secretary to consider. I think that probably eight races are too few to enable a great number of tracks to exist. A great number are going out anyway. That, I think, is a good thing, but a number of tracks which ought to live will go out if limited to eight races. On licensed tracks there are 43,000 registered...

Orders of the Day — BETTING AND LOTTERIES BILL [Lords]: First Schedule. — (Provisions regulating the establishment and operation of totalisators on dog racecourses.) (7 Nov 1934)

Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley: It is not possible to work actually to 6 per cent. and clear the thing up by the end of the day. On the present basis of the 6 per cent., breaking up or down at the end of the day's racing, it will work very closely to 6 per cent. or a little less.

Orders of the Day — BETTING AND LOTTERIES BILL [Lords]: First Schedule. — (Provisions regulating the establishment and operation of totalisators on dog racecourses.) (7 Nov 1934)

Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley: A totalisator capable of putting through the amount of money you suggest would cost considerably more than £15,000. The totalisator at the White City cost £86,000.

Orders of the Day — BETTING AND LOTTERIES BILL [Lords]: Clause 19. — (Illegality of lotteries.) (6 Nov 1934)

Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley: I gave evidence before that Royal Commission, and I may say that a. more biased crowd I have never met. The Commission had not one person on it who knew anything about gambling. I asked them what six to four on the field bar two meant, and not one of them knew. Certain members of that Commission had definite axes to grind. [HON. MEMBERS: "No."] I make no excuse for that statement. On any...

Orders of the Day — BETTING AND LOTTERIES BILL [Lords]: Clause 19. — (Illegality of lotteries.) (6 Nov 1934)

Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley: not forget that I gave evidence before the Commission. On the Commission were chairmen of anti-betting leagues, chairmen of football clubs, and people who were sitting as chairmen of big stores, who wanted to see money spent in the stores. I say to this House that the Commission was not unbiased.

Orders of the Day — BETTING AND LOTTERIES BILL [Lords]: Clause 19. — (Illegality of lotteries.) (6 Nov 1934)

Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley: Had he ever betted?

Orders of the Day — BETTING AND LOTTERIES BILL [Lords]: Clause 19. — (Illegality of lotteries.) (6 Nov 1934)

Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley: I beg to withdraw.

Orders of the Day — BETTING AND LOTTERIES BILL [Lords]: Clause 19. — (Illegality of lotteries.) (6 Nov 1934)

Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley: I beg to withdraw.

Orders of the Day — BETTING AND LOTTERIES BILL [Lords]: Clause 2. — (Restriction of bookmaking on Tracks.) (5 Nov 1934)

Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley: I should like to oppose the Amendment. Unless the Clause stands as provided it will leave a great loophole. It is rather a pity that the question of days of betting was not confined to days of racing, but, as that cannot be, I think that the strongest penalties should be laid down in respect of any betting found to take place on days on which betting is not allowed. Therefore, I oppose the...

Orders of the Day — BETTING AND LOTTERIES BILL [Lords]: Clause 6. — (Discretion of licensing authority as to grant of licences.) (5 Nov 1934)

Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley: I beg to move, in page 6, line 38, at the end, to insert: the licensing authority may refuse to grant a licence in respect of any track except upon the following conditions: (a) No dog race shall be run on a track in public on any other than the appointed clays fixed in pursuance of this part of this Act.(b) Not more than twelve dog races may be run on a track in public on any one day with...

Orders of the Day — BETTING AND LOTTERIES BILL [Lords]: Clause 6. — (Discretion of licensing authority as to grant of licences.) (5 Nov 1934)

Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley: I should like to urge very strongly that there should not be more than 12 races run on any one day on any track. If you allow the management to run any number of dog races a day you are going to destroy the point that the Bill is trying to make.

Orders of the Day — BETTING AND LOTTERIES BILL [Lords]: Clause 6. — (Discretion of licensing authority as to grant of licences.) (5 Nov 1934)

Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley: Today we could run 100 races per day. There is nothing to stop it in the Bill.

Orders of the Day — BETTING AND LOTTERIES BILL [Lords]: Clause 6. — (Discretion of licensing authority as to grant of licences.) (5 Nov 1934)

Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley: I am quite prepared to withdraw the Amendment. May I point out that on certain tracks 24 races are held now every day of the week, and in some cases 36 races? It is to avoid that that I put forward the Amendment, but in view of the desire of the Home Secretary I am quite prepared to withdraw it.

Orders of the Day — Armaments. (30 Jul 1934)

Brigadier-General Alfred Critchley: I rise to intervene in this Debate, because I feel that it is the wish of this House that anyone who has any special knowledge or experience of a subject should take a suitable opportunity of doing so. I think that the Members of this House will agree that my task has been made very much more difficult by the able speech of the right hon. Gentleman who has just sat down. It is quite an ordeal...


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