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Results 1–20 of 1711 for speaker:Sir Alfred Mond

Orders of the Day — Clause 13. — (Short title, interpretation and repeal.) (22 May 1928)

Sir Alfred Mond: I do not want, at this stage of the proceedings on the Bill, to detain the House for very long, but I do think that it is important that one of the joint signatories of the resolutions which were passed by the Industrial Committee of the General Council of the Trades Union Congress and the committee of the employers' group, who are now considering the important question of the relations of...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Amendment of Law. (25 Apr 1928)

Sir Alfred Mond: The right hon. Gentleman, who for one short period was Chancellor of the Exchequer, and who lectures us on finance with pontifical authority which sometimes borders on the comic, has delivered a very characteristic oration. Aristides, the Just, was nothing compared with the right hon. Gentleman; he was a criminal compared to the wickedness of the present Chancellor of the Exchequer or the...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Amendment of Law. (25 Apr 1928)

Sir Alfred Mond: The finances would be very much better ordered if that were the ease. From my experience of administration, I am quite certain that all Chancellors of the Exchequer can still effect very large and very useful reduction in public expenditure. In fact, there is no end to the amount of public money which can be saved by close, continuous and steady pressure. I was rather interested listening to...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Amendment of Law. (25 Apr 1928)

Sir Alfred Mond: I am not on that point at the moment. Really, this is a very complicated subject, and you must take it in steps. I am the owner of a factory and three-quarters of my rates are paid by Mr. X. Therefore, from that point of view my factory is derated. If I put in more machinery and again three-quarters of that machinery is not rated, I am not rated on that improvement. That is what some of us...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Amendment of Law. (25 Apr 1928)

Sir Alfred Mond: I know too much about rating to take that statement. Certain kinds of machinery are not rated and other kinds are. If the hon. Gentleman had had as much to do with rating appeals for chemical works as I have had, he would be a little more accurate in his statements. I shall not go into that very long question of what is rated and what is not. There is quite a large amount of building and...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Amendment of Law. (25 Apr 1928)

Sir Alfred Mond: I am talking about buildings and fixed plant which cannot be moved. I was using the term as it is understood in industry. Let me say a word about the coal industry. Is it doubted that the burden of rates on the coal industry is one of the heaviest burdens which the industry has to bear to-day? Is it not a fact—[Interruption.]

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Amendment of Law. (25 Apr 1928)

Sir Alfred Mond: If I am truculent, I am afraid that I caught the tone of the right hon. Gentleman who opened the Debate. In South Wales, the coal rate has been increased since 1913 by 60 per cent. in the in some areas, and in other areas by as much as 300 per cent. In 1925, the amount paid in local rates was nearly £1,250,000 on an output of 44,500,000 tons. The average burden of rates per ton has been over...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Amendment of Law. (25 Apr 1928)

Sir Alfred Mond: There is no One more than the representatives of mining constituencies who should show the deepest and most profound interest in the development of our coal into fuel, and I imagine they will be the last people in the world to oppose any project which will enable some steps forward to be made in that direction. This problem, placed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer before the House in a...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Amendment of Law. (25 Apr 1928)

Sir Alfred Mond: May I remind the right hon. Gentleman that one of the greatest disappointments of my life was when he informed rue when I was a member of his Administration, that he had abandoned his taxes.

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Amendment of Law. (25 Apr 1928)

Sir Alfred Mond: My memory is quite accurate. The right hon. Gentleman told me himself of the withdrawal of these taxes at number 10, Downing Street, in the Cabinet Room.

Orders of the Day — Empire Settlement. (27 Mar 1928)

Sir Alfred Mond: The hon. Member for Gateshead (Mr. Brotherton), who has just made such a very eloquent and interesting speech, has taken us rather far away from the subject under discussion. I rather regret that he adopts the attitude that there is antagonism between Empire emigration and intensive work in the development of this country. I wonder how he thinks the British Empire was ever created, and has...

Orders of the Day — Empire Settlement. (27 Mar 1928)

Sir Alfred Mond: I daresay they will fly, but that is really beside the point which we arc discussing, and with which I want to deal. We are really contrasting two things which have no real contrast. Hon. Members who wish to develop this country will find no one more anxious to help them than I am, but on the other hand I am very anxious to help the Empire. The two things hang together. For good or for evil,...

Orders of the Day — Government and Coal Industry. (7 Dec 1927)

Sir Alfred Mond: I do not intend at this late hour to attempt to cover the whole ground which has been covered already in the Debate, but I would like to go back to one or two basic facts. It always seems to me that in these unfortunate Debates on the coal industry we get lost in a wilderness of detail, of entirely contradictory policies and entirely contradictory ideas, instead of realising a few fundamental...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: New Clause. — (Relief from capital and transfer stamp duty in case of reconstructions or amalgamations of companies.) (18 Jul 1927)

Sir Alfred Mond: I beg to move, as an Amendment to the proposed new Clause, in line 64, to leave out from the word "under" to the word "this" in line 65. I have to apologise to the House. This Amendment is not on the Order Paper, but it is owing to the fact that the new Clause of the Chancellor of the Exchequer was only issued on Saturday. I have to thank the Chancellor of the Exchequer for having met a...

Orders of the Day — Trade Disputes and Trade Unions Bill.: New Clause. — (Essential Services.) (14 Jun 1927)

Sir Alfred Mond: As one of those who has put his name to this new Clause, I think we have no reason to complain of the way in which it has been received by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Platting (Mr. Clynes) and the right hon. Member for Carnarvon Boroughs (Mr. Lloyd George). On the whole, we can only say that they have treated our proposals with understanding and sympathy. The right hon. Member for...

Orders of the Day — Trade Disputes and Trade Unions Bill.: New Clause. — (Essential Services.) (14 Jun 1927)

Sir Alfred Mond: I would like to tell the hon. Member that that is not my ideal of industry at all. My ideal of industry is that the workers should be provided with work under good conditions for generation after generation which would enable them to achieve higher positions for themselves.

China.: Sir a. Chamberlain's Statement. (6 Apr 1927)

Sir Alfred Mond: The hon. and gallant Member who has just addressed the House has brought back the Debate, at any rate in the concluding part of his speech, to the tangled history of Chinese government. [Interruption.]

China.: Sir a. Chamberlain's Statement. (6 Apr 1927)

Sir Alfred Mond: The hon. Member is making an entirely untrue statement, and we cannot have interruptions by Moscow friends in the House of Commons.

China.: Sir a. Chamberlain's Statement. (6 Apr 1927)

Sir Alfred Mond: I was about to remark that this question applies not only to the trade, but to the whole future of civilisation. We can see, in the short Debate we have had, that the question is one of such extraordinary complication and difficulty that I am not surprised that all the constructive policies which have been advanced are extremely difficult to work out in practice. When I heard the right hon....


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