Results 1–20 of 105 for speaker:Sir Joseph Leech

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Engineering Industry (Women Workers). (7 May 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the failure of the engineering unions, after prolonged discussion, to reach an agreement about dilution by women workers and about terms of their employment and training, has retarded the war effort; and will he now appoint an all-party committee of this House to confer with the leaders of the unions so that aeroplane and munitions production...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Income Tax Personal Allowance (Refunds). (7 May 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will, when rearranging the working of the Income Tax law, include a Clause in the Finance Bill to abolish the right to claim refund of personal allowances in cases where emoluments have been received by directors, managing directors, or servants of a limited liability company tax free or free of tax?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Local Authorities (Repayment of Debts). (7 May 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the fact that some municipal borrowers are now unable to repay earlier debt or to convert it at lower rates of interest owing to their having used their sinking funds for meeting further capital expenditure, instead of for gradual repayment of earlier debt, he will make it a condition of future borrowing by local authorities that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Companies Act, 1929 (Directors' Fees). (30 Apr 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) whether he will, by amending the law, or by other existing power, require that limited liability companies shall, where disclosure is already necessary in their published accounts, gross up the amounts of all directors' or managing directors' and officials' fees or emoluments now disclosed as tax free or free of tax;

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force.: Inter-Relationship. (24 Apr 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the Prime Minister whether he will move to appoint a Joint Committee of the two Houses, or a committee of large-scale organisers of great trading firms, to make a critical examination of the powers, duties and responsibilities of the Ministries of Supply and Labour, and the Board of Trade, to ascertain whether the inter-relationship of their war effort is efficient, so that if found...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Economic and Commercial Problems. (17 Apr 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the absence of Departmental imaginative fore-thought has clogged war preparations and commercial effort; and will he set up a non-political panel of persons trained in the prudent expenditure of money for the development of commerce to advise what action should be taken in anticipation of events arising from the war?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Exports. (16 Apr 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) what efforts the Export Council has made to establish permanent local selling representatives in foreign countries with personal knowledge of the goods offered for sale, other than by agents who may also represent non-British manufacturers; (2) what steps the Export Council is taking to cater on the spot for the several million inhabitants of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Finland.: Allies' War Aims. (10 Apr 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the Prime Minister whether he is prepared to include in a statement of war aims an offer of federal union to the German people; and whether he is prepared to make the constructive plan the basis of the Government's propaganda, especially in the United States of America and all other neutral countries?

Oral Answers to Questions.: Engineering Industries. (7 Mar 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the Minister of Labour how many semi-skilled and unskilled unemployed persons are asking for work in the engineering industries; and what arrangements are being made with the trade union leaders and the employers to help to train these applicants in workshops where employment is available?

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service.: Government Departments and Service Units (Communications). (5 Mar 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will, at short intervals, notify all Departments and Service units to be more sparing in the use of the telegraph and the telephone in respect of office or routine communications?

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment: Training. (29 Feb 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the Minister of Labour whether, as it will help to prevent prices rising, he will begin to train the majority of the 40,000 unskilled unemployed persons to increase production, as only a minor proportion of the unskilled unemployed is as yet organised for training?

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment: Training. (29 Feb 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the Minister of Labour whether he is seeking the active help of trade union leaders to enable him to use his equipment and matured plans for increasing munitions by recruiting workers now, especially female workers, in order to start additional labour at once to receive the minimum training of six months and thereby avoid having to make hurried additions of semi-skilled labour at the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies.: Army and Air Force Camps (Waste Prevention). (28 Feb 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the Minister of Food whether he will assist the military authorities in their endeavour to discover the reasons for the waste of food in military camps?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Catering. (27 Feb 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will issue to all messing officers attached to the home Forces a general order that food must be served to the men either in a hot or a cold condition, and not tepid; and will he repeat the order every month during the duration of the war so as to avoid tepid food being rejected by the men and so wasted?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: British Forces, Medical Services. (27 Feb 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the Prime Minister (1) whether he will move to appoint a Committee of this House to investigate complaints of carelessness and inefficiency on the part of the Army Medical Service officials, with allegations of neglect of the sick and the avoidable spreading of pneumonia, arising from a policy of hardening the troops; (2) whether his attention has been drawn to the complaints and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply.: War Material (Manufacture). (21 Feb 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the Minister of Supply to what extent the experience of this war is showing the justification for the pre-war refusal of His Majesty's Government to prohibit private manufacture of arms; and how far are the British armament firms rendering services indispensable to the national safety which could not now be as speedily performed in the Government yards, arsenals and factories at present...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Export Trade Expansion. (20 Feb 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) whether he is aware that our post-war power to compete in the export markets depends upon our cost of production; and is he arranging, well in advance, with trade union leaders that we shall not be handicapped by the high costs of our goods which will create post-war unemployment; (2) whether he will discuss with trade union leaders means by which...

Oral Answers to Questions — Beet-Sugar Industry. (20 Feb 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent war conditions show that the pre-war beet-sugar subsidy policy has been justified; how far the policy has saved foreign exchange being required for payments of imported sugar; and how far has home grown beet sugar made available an increased home supply of an essential food, and thereby saved cargo space?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Army Service Corps and Ordnance Corps. (30 Jan 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will appoint to the Army Service Corps or to the Royal Ordnance Corps, or to employment in unskilled work, or as learners, or clerical workers, in firms, other than engineering firms, supplying the Government, men aged between 25 and 30 years who have applied for commissions in the fighting forces and for whom training or commissions cannot yet...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance.: Sterling Balances. (30 Jan 1940)

Sir Joseph Leech: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that, owing to refusal of the British exchange control to allow foreign owners to transfer their sterling balances through official channels, transfers are made through an unofficial market without restraint; and what steps he is taking to maintain London as the principal financial centre and to enable His Majesty's Government...


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