Results 41–60 of 981 for speaker:Sir Eric Geddes

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Midland Station, Nottingham. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: In reply to the first part of this question, I have nothing to add to my previous answers on the subject. The reply to the second part is in the negative. In this connection, however, I would refer the hon. Member to Clause 12 of the Railways Bill.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Midland Station, Nottingham. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I cannot say that I have seen them all, but I have seen many of them.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Midland Station, Nottingham. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: In accordance with the promise made to my hon. Friend on the 29th November last, I applied for and received from the Midland Railway Company a statement as to the amounts received from the issue of platform tickets and the cost of the staff engaged at the barriers which are similar in amount. The company objects to the exact figures being published, and I do not think the matter is one in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Tourist and Week-End Tickets. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: The railway companies have already been requested to grant reduced fare facilities in all cases where, in the opinion of their responsible managers, an increase in net revenue will result, and I have no reason to doubt that the companies in their own interests will act accordingly as soon as they are in a position to provide the necessary facilities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Third-Class Season Tickets. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: The railway companies are under no legal obligation to issue season tickets. I am aware that some companies do not issue third-class season tickets between all their stations. Certain companies have already been asked to consider the extension of the issue of such tickets, but as such a course would, in their opinion, result in a loss of net revenue, I fear that it is not practicable to press...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Railway Shareholders. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I regret that the information for which the hon. Member asks is not available, and could only be obtained with considerable clerical labour.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Thames Conservancy. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: The appointment of members of the Thames Conservancy rests with the bodies mentioned in the 3rd Schedule to the Port of London Act, 1908, but two out of the four members to be appointed there under by the Board of Trade are now appointed by the Minister of Transport. The annual accounts of the Conservancy are presented to Parliament by the Conservators each year. No remuneration is payable to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Holyhead Harbour. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: Negotiations are in progress for leasing certain properties at Holyhead to the company. It is hoped that these negotiations will be successfully concluded at an early date, and that it will be open to the company to apply for permission to introduce a late Bill for the necessary powers in the present Session. The dredging of the harbour would then be taken in hand.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Foreign Motor Vehicles. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: No change has been made with regard to the identification marks required to be carried by motor cars brought into this country by foreign tourists. If my Noble Friend has in mind any particular case in which difficulties have arisen, and will furnish me with particulars, I will have inquiries made at once.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Foreign Motor Vehicles. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I think that it is only for cars that do not come into the general arrangement, but I do not think that there has been any alteration in the practice.

Orders of the Day — Railways Bill. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: Is my hon. Friend reading from the Minutes of a further meeting, or some other document? I do not know what it is.

Orders of the Day — Railways Bill. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I did not say that.

Orders of the Day — Railways Bill. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I never said so.

Orders of the Day — Railways Bill. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: Will the right hon. Gentleman kindly say which unions?

Orders of the Day — Railways Bill. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I am very sorry to interrupt my right hon. Friend, but I am sure he will excuse me, because it is important that we should get the true facts. When the three unions on behalf of which he speaks saw him, was that before or after the letter dated the 22nd May from the National Union of Railwaymen which was read in the House to-day?

Orders of the Day — Railways Bill. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: The letter is as follows: I have just had an opportunity of reading last night's Debate on the Railways Bill, and note that Mr. Graham, M.P., made the following statement: 'The position of the railwaymen is this: They were very anxious to secure a national wages system, and they are still very anxious to preserve that system; but they are also very anxious to maintain the claim which was put...

Orders of the Day — Railways Bill. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I feel that for a Bill of this magnitude and importance I have to thank the House for the reception it has obtained. The opposition to the measure is fairly and clearly defined. There is the opposition of those who desire to see nationalisation, there is the opposition of the Scotch Members who are anxious about the Scotch railways, and there is the opposition of my right hon. Friend the...

Orders of the Day — Railways Bill. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: The first point which is raised was that of nationalisation. The right hon. Gentleman the Member for Platting (Mr. Clynes) referred us back to 1918, when we were at war, and to some answers given by the Prime Minister to a deputation from the Trades Union Congress and to something which was said just previous to the General Election by my right hon. Friend (Mr. Churchill). I think both those...

Orders of the Day — Railways Bill. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I regret that I have not had an opportunity of hearing the hon. Member's views. I am referring to those who have spoken. As to the basis of the terms of amalgamation, points were raised by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for the West Derby Division (Sir R. Hall) and by the hon. Member for South Down (Mr. MacVeagh) on behalf of the Great Eastern Railway and the smaller companies. The...

Orders of the Day — Railways Bill. (30 May 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: My hon. Friend has put the position as he sees it. Scotland is not as rich naturally as England. The Scottish railways in the past have been more frugal than the English railways—before the War. Their standards were lower. Maintenance was much lower and the freight rates were lower on all bulk commodities—much lower than in England. They were in difficulties before the War, and before the...


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