Results 1–20 of 981 for speaker:Sir Eric Geddes

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Beer and Wines (Railway Traffic). (27 Jun 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: The tonnage of ale and porter, including empties, charged at station-to-station rates conveyed by railways in the United Kingdom during the year 1920 was 1,678,000 tons. The tonnage of wines and spirits conveyed at rates including collection and delivery was 327,000 tons.

CIVIL SERVICES ESTIMATES AND SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 1921–1922. [Progress.]: Railway and Canal Agreements. (23 Jun 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: £50,000. We are merely closing up the old accounts. There is no accruing liability.

CIVIL SERVICES ESTIMATES AND SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 1921–1922. [Progress.]: Railway and Canal Agreements. (23 Jun 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: They are not under it now. They are decontrolled.

CIVIL SERVICES ESTIMATES AND SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 1921–1922. [Progress.]: Railway and Canal Agreements. (23 Jun 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: It removes them from the sphere of Estimates.

CIVIL SERVICES ESTIMATES AND SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 1921–1922. [Progress.]: Railway and Canal Agreements. (23 Jun 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I said that no further liability is now accruing.

CIVIL SERVICES ESTIMATES AND SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 1921–1922. [Progress.]: Railway and Canal Agreements. (23 Jun 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I am sure that my hon. Friend does not wish to mislead the Committee. The railways, as a whole, have not done what he said. It is my business and the business of my office, as far as possible, to see that they do not. Wherever they do, as far as we can detect them, the expense is challenged, and I have to date, in this Financial Year, stopped an expenditure of £1,000,000 which is in dispute.

CIVIL SERVICES ESTIMATES AND SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 1921–1922. [Progress.]: Railway and Canal Agreements. (23 Jun 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I feel I have to thank the Committee for the way they have considered this Estimate, because the criticisms have been mainly, not upon the Estimate or upon the Department which I represent here, but upon other matters connected with our industrial difficulties. I should like to answer some of the questions which have been put. My hon. Friend (Sir G. Collins) asked what economies had been...

CIVIL SERVICES ESTIMATES AND SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 1921–1922. [Progress.]: Railway and Canal Agreements. (23 Jun 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: The figures will not quite add up arithmetically, because it is difficult to know what they will be exactly, but roughly about £20,000,000 of the original £30,000,000 Estimates was to meet the deficiency on the expenditure and the receipts from time to time—not from month to month—and also it included the dividends. The other £10,000,000 was put in in order to give us something to wipe...

CIVIL SERVICES ESTIMATES AND SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 1921–1922. [Progress.]: Railway and Canal Agreements. (23 Jun 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I beg the hon. Gentleman's pardon, the coal stoppage. As nearly as I can get it—the Committee, I know, will take it as a rough estimate—it is costing about £6,000,000 a month. The extra deficiency for April over March was £5,150,000. We allow the same sum for May. We allow half the sum for June. That is £13,875,000—it must be a little bit more than that now. The £6,000,000 is...

CIVIL SERVICES ESTIMATES AND SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 1921–1922. [Progress.]: Railway and Canal Agreements. (23 Jun 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: That, I think, is quite accurate. I think I have answered all the questions put, and the matter I have been asked to do, I will convey to the Prime Minister.

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Staffs.: Ministry of Transport (Publicity). (13 Jun 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: One of my private secretaries is principally employed in giving to writers and Press representatives information which is available for publication without discrimination.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry Dispute.: Railways (Losses). (13 Jun 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I have been asked to reply to this question. The claims against the Government shown in the accounts presented by the controlled railways for the month of March amounted to nearly £3,500,000, and for the month of April to over £9,500,000. No later figures are available. The loss will fall upon the general taxpayer through the operation of the railway agreements and a Supplementary Estimate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Roads. (13 Jun 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: As the answer to this question contains a considerable number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Roads. (13 Jun 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: Conferences have been going on all the time.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Roads. (13 Jun 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I am aware that certain exceptions are taken to the Ministry's proposals in the circular of the 9th May with regard to repayments of loan charges in respect of expenditure incurred prior to August, 1919. Deputations are being received from the various highway authority associations upon this question.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Heavy Motor Traffic. (13 Jun 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: The point raised in the first part of the question is met by Section 7 (4) of the Roads Act, 1920, to which I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend. As regards the third part of the question, the reply is in the negative.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Vehicles Duties. (13 Jun 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: All returns have not yet been received, but estimating the receipt on the basis of those available and on past returns, the gross revenue derived from the duties on motor and other vehicles for the five months ending 31st May, 1921, is approximately £8,740,000. Of this, £8,040,000 is in respect of annual licences and £700,000 on account of quarterly licences. The actual amount paid to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Vehicles Duties. (13 Jun 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I would require notice of that question.


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