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Results 1–20 of 253 for speaker:Sir Ellis Hume-Williams

Orders of the Day — Private Business.: LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL (CO-ORDINATION OF PASSENGER TRAFFIC) BILL (By Order). (26 Feb 1929)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: I wish to say the same thing. I have no interest of any sort or kind.

Orders of the Day — LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL (CO-ORDINATION OF PASSENGER TRAFFIC) BILL [By Order]. (19 Feb 1929)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: At the expense of inconvenience to the public.

Orders of the Day — LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL (CO-ORDINATION OF PASSENGER TRAFFIC) BILL [By Order]. (19 Feb 1929)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: I would like to approach this Bill from an altogether new angle so far as the speeches already made are concerned. I propose to approach it simply from the point of view of the weary Londoner, the man who is going to profit or to lose according to whether we have a good transport arrangement or a bad one. I have heard a very able and eloquent speech from the hon. Member who moved the...

Orders of the Day — LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL (CO-ORDINATION OF PASSENGER TRAFFIC) BILL [By Order]. (19 Feb 1929)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: Those are the views of the Committee. The question is still urgent, and now we have a chance of dealing with it and carrying out the scheme outlined in the report in all its main principles. It has been said that these Bills will do away with competition, but I do not take that view. I think competition is a very good thing if it is effective, because then you may get a better service and...

Orders of the Day — LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL (CO-ORDINATION OF PASSENGER TRAFFIC) BILL [By Order]. (19 Feb 1929)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: It was the hon. Member who moved the Amendment who said that the Labour party were not in favour of competition.

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill.: Clause 120. — (Power to remove difficulties.) (14 Feb 1929)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: I want to say only a few words, and I say them with some hesitation, because I was unfortunate enough not to hear the speech of the Minister of Health. I say them also with hesitation, because my right hon. Friend's conduct of this Bill has convinced me that his intentions in drafting the Bill as it stands are merely to carry out what the House desires, and to do so in as quick and convenient...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill.: Clause 120. — (Power to remove difficulties.) (14 Feb 1929)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: I quite agree, and under this power the Minister can delete the whole of the Section and draft a new one in its stead. There is nothing to prevent him doing that. Surely that is not the intention? I do not see that the addition which the Parliamentary Secretary has just quoted makes any difference at all. If the Minister finds that for successfully bringing the Act into operation one of the...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill.: Clause 120. — (Power to remove difficulties.) (14 Feb 1929)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: "If any difficulty arises."

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill.: Clause 120. — (Power to remove difficulties.) (14 Feb 1929)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: I said that the Minister could delete the Section.

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill.: Clause 120. — (Power to remove difficulties.) (14 Feb 1929)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: I am still unrepentant and cherish the hope that the wording of this Amendment may be altered. It still seems to me that the result of the Amendment, if it be accepted in its present terms, will be in the words: "If any difficulty arises in bringing into operation any of the provisions of this Act." They will give rise to the queston of as to what sort of difficulty can occur in bringing the...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill.: Clause 120. — (Power to remove difficulties.) (14 Feb 1929)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: If those were the terms of the Amendment, I would approve it.

Orders of the Day — Local Government Bill: Clause 35. — (Conditions and effects of delegation of functions.) (13 Feb 1929)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: I should like to say just a word on this Amendment. Apparently the county council are to be responsible—they will have to pay—and the district council will only be acting as their agent. Is it not just, in those circumstances, that as county councils will have to pay ultimately, they should also have the power, which this Amendment seeks to give them, of controlling the terms of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — German Reparations.: Customs Examinations, Victoria Station. (24 Jan 1929)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: 54. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the Customs examinations at Victoria Station are carried out on the open platform under circumstances which endanger the health of all concerned; and whether he will cause immediate steps to be taken, either by the Customs House authorities or by the Southern Railway Company, to provide some sort of shelter in which the...

Oral Answers to Questions — German Reparations.: Customs Examinations, Victoria Station. (24 Jan 1929)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that for the last three or four years the railway companies have been promising to make proper arrangements for the convenience of passengers, and will he bring pressure —and it will have to be considerable pressure—to bear upon the Southern Railway to carry out the undertakings given?

Oral Answers to Questions — German Reparations.: Customs Examinations, Victoria Station. (24 Jan 1929)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: The right hon. Gentleman is an optimist.

Orders of the Day — Appellate Jurisdiction Bill. (23 Nov 1928)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: I do not think that anybody who has heard the introduction of this Bill by the Solicitor-General can do other than recognise that it is a badly needed Bill. Indeed, I think, one may say that it is greatly overdue. It has been before the House for a considerable period, but has not been proceeded with. I do not know exactly why, but one presumes that perhaps there was some difficulty relating...

Orders of the Day — Racecourse Betting Bill. (16 Mar 1928)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: There is one phrase uttered by the last speaker with which I can cordially agree, and that is that the present state of the law in relation to betting is perfectly ludicrous, and one of the reasons why I am supporting this Bill is because I think it will be the first and, I hope, an important step towards bringing a little common-sense into the law in relation to this question. It is legal to...

Orders of the Day — Racecourse Betting Bill. (16 Mar 1928)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: I do not agree that it would. The installation of the totalisator, and the control that it gives to the authorities of the racecourse, would substantially reduce some of the anomalies in the existing law. At present, another absurdity in the law is that when a race meeting takes place bookmakers are allowed to come. If it be a bad system altogether, you ought to keep them off the course, but...

Orders of the Day — Racecourse Betting Bill. (16 Mar 1928)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: It is legal for all classes. The law makes no differentiation.

Orders of the Day — Racecourse Betting Bill. (16 Mar 1928)

Sir Ellis Hume-Williams: I quite agree, and, if there were some suggestion now to do away with it altogether, we should be discussing something quite different, but there is not.


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