Results 101–120 of 394 for speaker:Mr Cyril Culverwell

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Labour and Health Buildings, Great Britain. (23 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: Did the right hon. Gentleman estimate the spending of £3,000 in Bristol?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Public Buildings, Great Britain. (23 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: The right hon. Gentleman thinks that this money has already been spent?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: House of Commons. (24 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: Is it not the purpose of this Committee to discuss whether the expenditure is justified or not, and if we can by our criticism suggest to the Government some means by which this payment may become unnecessary, surely that is within the scope of the discussion?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: House of Commons. (24 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: Surely they can take a third-class ticket.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Public Works Loan Commission. (24 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: May I remind you, Mr. Dunnico, that when these Commissioners were appointed, there was no question of paying their expenses?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Public Works Loan Commission. (24 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: This Vote is an entirely new departure, and the Financial Secretary appears to think that we ought to allow the Estimate to go through without asking any questions. I think that we are entitled to ask for more information than we have received. I agree with what has been said to the effect that this principle may lead to a very considerable expenditure in the future. I am not saying anything...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Public Works Loan Commission. (24 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: It may very well be that next year, after this precedent has been established by means of this comparatively small sum for the Public Works Loan Commission, we may find other Departments just as deserving asking for payment for their services. For these reasons, I ask the hon. Gentleman to tell us, not details, not each taxi fare or hotel bill, but roughly the type of expenses covered by this...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Public Works Loan Commission. (24 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: I think the hon. Gentleman is getting deeper and deeper into the mire. He apologised just now for his honesty in not concealing this Vote, but it transpires that there is a very definite departure from policy. He now informs us, after a long period of cross-questioning, that by voting in support of this item we are really voting in support of altering the terms under which the Commission was...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Public Works Loan Commission. (24 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: I do not want to misinterpret the hon. Member, but I distinctly heard him say that in future the Commissioners would be more disinterested than they are now. I do not know what he meant by that if he did not mean to cast a reflection on the Commission.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Public Works Loan Commission. (24 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: In that case, the remarks of the hon. Gentleman, like so many that come from the benches opposite, really meant nothing at all. If I have misinterpreted him, I accept his explanation, but at the same time I ask him to read the OFFICIAL REPORT tomorrow and consider whether his words can bear the interpretation he now places on them. As he has remarked, there is a very vital change being made...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Rates on Government Property. (24 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: If I understood the hon. Gentleman correctly, £22,000 of this money is in respect of increased poundage and £48,000 in respect of increased valuation. With these additions the rates now amount to more than they did in 1930, although with the De-rating Act in operation we might have expected a lower charge for rates. It is an alarming sign of the times and of the growth of municipal...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Rates on Government Property. (24 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: I quoted that instance to show the necessity of finding out whether a correct valuation had been placed on these buildings. I wish to know how much of this £48,000 which is attributable to increased valuation relates o the offices and buildings of the Stationery and Printing Department, because I have not the least doubt that hon. Members opposite take a delight in pointing to that...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Rates on Government Property. (24 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: May we assume from the fact that no Supplementary Estimate is brought in in the case of Scotland or Northern Ireland—

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Rates on Government Property. (24 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: With great respect that is what I said.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Rates on Government Property. (24 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: I was asking why, if a correct Estimate can be made in the case of Scotland and Northern Ireland, it cannot be made in the case of England.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Mines Department of the Board of Trade. (26 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: I think the Committee must have listened with amazement to the speech of the Secretary for Mines when he told us that the Chairman of the Reorganisation Commission receives a salary of £7,000 a year. That was the sum mentioned, if my ears did not deceive me, and it is a matter of which the Committee ought to take notice. It is a remarkable proposal to be made by a Socialist Government which...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Mines Department of the Board of Trade. (26 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: Even that statement does not convey very much to me. I have not the least doubt that this gentleman is fully qualified and competent for the job with which the Minister has entrusted him, but, for £7,000 a year, one is entitled to expect some competence and efficiency and knowledge of the work to be undertaken. My breath has almost been taken away by the statement of the Minister, and all I...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Mines Department of the Board of Trade. (26 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: A proposition like this is enough to make one stray. I only wish to make my protest against this proposal and to say that if this is the sort of thing that we are to expect from a Socialist Government, I am not surprised that there are departures from that party, and voices crying in the wilderness, and protests even from people who are in bed with influenza, as there have been in the last...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Mines Department of the Board of Trade. (26 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: I strayed from the direct question before the Committee in order to draw attention to the fact that we had predicted this vast expenditure, and that to-day our predictions are being more than fulfilled. I do not know what the travelling and incidental expenses of these gentlemen will be. I do not know whether, after the Debate we had yesterday, they will travel first or third-class. I do not...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Mines Department of the Board of Trade. (26 Feb 1931)

Mr Cyril Culverwell: I notice that the additional cost of the Coal Mines Reorganisation Commission in this Estimate is 6,000. The Secretary for Mines has told us that this Commission did not start its work until the end of December, that is two months ago. I presume from that statement that we may expect that the total cost will be increased next year, and I would like to ask whether I am right in assuming that...


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