Results 1–20 of 3099 for speaker:Mr Ronald McNeill

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Russian Oil Purchases. (27 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: I understand that at the time of the Trade Agreement with the Soviet Government in 1921 a verbal request to the effect mentioned in the question was made to the Shell Company. Any purchases made in pursuance of this request were not made on behalf of the Government, and none of the oil was sold by the company to His Majesty's Government. The remaining parts of the question, therefore, do not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Civil Service (Ex-Service Men). (27 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: Out of 8,248 candidates who qualified at the Southborough examination, only 84 are still awaiting assignment. The appointment of these 84 candidates will not be prejudiced in any way by the decision to hold an open competitive examination in November next for recruitment to the clerical classes.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Civil Service (Ex-Service Men). (27 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: Recruitment to the grade of assistant preventive officer in the Customs Service, which is no doubt the grade to which the hon. Member refers, will in future be by open competition among candidates who have attained the age of 19 and not attained the age of 21; but persons who have served, or are serving, in the Army, Navy or Air Force will be allowed to deduct from their actual age any time,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Civil Service (Ex-Service Men). (27 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. With regard to the latter part of the question, no efficient temporary ex-service clerk will be discharged in order to make room for successful candidates from the examination referred to.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Municipal Savings Banks. (27 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Dundee (Mr. Johnston) on the 25th July.

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments.: Writing Assistant Class (Open Competitive Examination). (26 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: In reply to the first half of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. and gallant Member for Richmond (Sir Newton Moore) on 26th April last. With regard to the latter half of the question, it is essential in the public interest that appointments to the established Civil Service should be made from time to time by open competition, and I am not prepared to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Channel Islands (British Taxation). (26 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: Mc right hon. Friend is glad to say that, though various details remain to be worked out, agreement on all essential points was reached during these discussions. He hopes, therefore, to be in a position to place definite proposals before the House next year, as was foreshadowed in his Budget Speech.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Royal Mint (Foreign Contiracts). (26 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: I am not aware of any such Regulations. Several contracts for foreign coinage have been carried out in recent years which, if not undertaken by the Royal Mint, would have gone abroad. The contracts entered into by the Mint frequently contain a provision permitting sub-contracts to private firms in Great Britain, and the tender to which my hon. Friend refers contained such a provision. The...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Royal Mint (Foreign Contiracts). (26 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: No, Sir, I have no such knowledge.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Royal Mint (Foreign Contiracts). (26 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: I am not aware of any such Regulation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Royal Mint (Foreign Contiracts). (26 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: I shall read with interest anything which the hon. Member sends me.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Taxation (Remission). (26 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: It is not possible to allocate as between incomes over and under –500 the reduction in the basic rate of Income Tax from 4s. 6d. in the £ to 4s., costing £32 millions, or the increase of earned income allowance from 1/10th to ⅙th, the cost of which, including the special allowance to small taxpayers over 65 years of age, was £7½ millions. But while the reduction in the basic rate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Income Tax (Farmers). (26 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: The conventional basis of assessment of farming profits to Income Tax, Schedule B, has varied from time to time during the years named. For 1912–13 the profits were assumed to be one-third of the annual value of the lands occupied; for 1917–18 they were assumed to be equal to the annual value; for 1918–19 to 1921–22, twice the annual value; and from 1922–23 onwards, equal to the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Income Tax (Farmers). (26 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: I am afraid that I cannot undertake to obtain it. I am not sure that it is procurable. I think, if it were procurable, it would be in the reports.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Duty-Free Spirit (Con Veyance). (26 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: As I explained to my hon. Friend in my answer to his previous question on 30th June, the Finance Bill will make it, possible to allow, under suitable Regulations, conveyance by tank wagon or pipe-line in the case of methylated spirits, but not in the case of spirits which, though denatured, are not methylated. But if my hon. Friend will let me know the full particulars of any specific case he...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Municipal Banks. (25 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: I am informed that the Committee are engaged in drawing up their Report and hope to complete it in the very near future.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Newfoundland Paper and Pulp Company. (25 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: The guarantee in respect of £2,000,000 "A" Debentures isued by the Cornerbrook Paper Company was given after full consideration by, and on the advice of, the Trade Facilities Committee. It is not possible to set out the details on which the Committee in the light of their experience and knowledge recommended this guarantee; but they were satisfied that the proposed works would afford...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Newfoundland Paper and Pulp Company. (25 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: No, the value, of course, was to be created by the under taking for which the loan was given, and the value has been created.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Newfoundland Paper and Pulp Company. (25 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: The answer is in the negative.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Newfoundland Paper and Pulp Company. (25 Jul 1927)

Mr Ronald McNeill: The guarantee of £2,000,000 to the Newfoundland Power and Paper Company, Limited, was given on the advice of the Trade Facilities Act Advisory Committee. The original estimate of the cost of the paper and pulp works at Cornerbrook, which were erected with the assistance of the guaranteed loan, was approximately £4,000,000.


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