Results 141–160 of 981 for speaker:Sir Eric Geddes

Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Railway Agreements. (28 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I should be delighted to hear the justification which may be given by the right hon. Gentleman, but I am not concerned with what he said in other parts of his speech.

Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Railway Agreements. (28 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: What I am quoting from is the statement that on the whole of the controlled railways only about 6 millions of the amount was earned in 1920. That is a point on which not only the right hon. Gentleman is wrong but on which at least half a dozen Members of this House are wrong.

Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Railway Agreements. (28 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: It is almost impossible to say what are the exact figures. If you say what an industrial property has earned in a year you mean what it earns as profit after you have charged the expense attributable to that year and the receipts attributable to that year. The £6,000,000 mentioned is not that figure.

Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Railway Agreements. (28 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I have just endeavoured to show that under the headings I have explained £20,000,000 or more could be added to that sum of £6,000,000.

Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Railway Agreements. (28 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: The hon. Member shakes his head. He asked me to give the exact figure. I say that £20,000,000 or more under the points I have given is the figure. If my hon. Friend desires, I will endeavour to elaborate it, but I do not want to speak at great length. The £6,000,000 mentioned as the earnings of the railways for the year is wrong, and I say that it is understated by more than £20,000,000....

Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Railway Agreements. (28 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: The £6,000,000 for the year is in this Estimate.

Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Railway Agreements. (28 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: We have been paying the excess right through. The account, as I explained, is a current account. I said that the year 1914 is provisionally closed, though I do not admit that we cannot go back to those items. The subsequent years are not closed. These excess items have been challenged, and special justification asked for and special investigation is being made. I cannot really say how we are...

Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Railway Agreements. (28 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: The interest is £1,000,000 and it is at 4 or 5 per cent. I do not know what was the actual sum.

Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Railway Agreements. (28 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: Up to the time that the Ministry of Transport was created they were not, but since the Ministry of Transport started every item has been sanctioned and they have been scrutinised by engineers. What I have endeavoured to explain to the Committee in the figures is a little difficult to convey. I started to explain the deficit of £47,000,000. I have now accounted for £19,000,000. I have...

Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Railway Agreements. (28 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: They covered six pages of print, and every grade was dealt with in detail. They gave an advance to the railwaymen, because it was due, and because railway wages had not been advanced as much as others. It was a Committee composed as fairly as such a body could be. They considered the matter in great detail; they heard evidence, and, with one exception, they reported unanimously. They gave the...

Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Railway Agreements. (28 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: Nor the men. They came with their expert knowledge to assist the lay members of the Committee. In these circumstances, it is only creating prejudice to say that the Ministry of Transport and the Government have unduly forced up wages. It is not fair. The wages may be too high—I do not know—but that Committee did not find that they were too high at that time. There is a sliding scale, and...

Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Railway Agreements. (28 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I have not said anything about the Great Northern Railway; I have not mentioned it. My statement dealt with the whole of the railways. If the right hon. Baronet is going to take one railway, it must be understood that does not represent the whole.

Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Railway Agreements. (28 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: The £4,000,000 were, of course, not in the calendar year. I dealt with the financial year, which is what my Estimates concern. In that there is £4,000,000, additional cost of arrears overtaken. That probably means something over £6,000,000 worth of work, because £2,000,000 is drawn out of reserve.

Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Railway Agreements. (28 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: Yes, in the Vote Office. The volume has been issued with the Parliamentary papers, and I gave an instruction to the Stationery Office that they were to be available for Members.

Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Railway Agreements. (28 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: Possibly I am under a misapprehension. Is that the Report itself?

Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Railway Agreements. (28 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I should like to say I gave instructions, and I had every reason to believe that they were carried out, that a copy of the Report and the evidence should be sent to every railway company. I did not know it was not printed by the Stationery Office, but the Report is certainly on sale.

Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Railway Agreements. (28 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: I desire to thank the Committee for the very careful and painstaking consideration they have given to the Supplementary Estimate. If I may for one moment deal with the case of the canals and the coastal shipping as presented by two hon. Members, it is, as they know, an extraordinarily difficult matter to deal with the rates separately, as their number is legion. I have referred the matter to...

Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Railway Agreements. (28 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: Yes, a week from now. The matter is intricate. I had a talk with the Attorney-General to-day, and he asked that they should have a little more time to consider the various questions which have been raised. As soon as the opinion of the Law Officers of the Crown has been received the matter will come again before the Cabinet. In the meantime I have done what I feel in all the circumstances of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Motor Vehicle Tax. (21 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: Authority has recently been given to councils to make these refunds direct should they so desire. These arrangements will, I think, meet the general convenience. Some thousands of claims have already been paid directly by the Ministry. All claims received in the Ministry by the 12th instant have now been paid except in cases where questions have arisen as to the correctness of the claim. Any...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Motor Vehicle Tax. (21 Feb 1921)

Sir Eric Geddes: To the London County Council.


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