Results 21–40 of 58 for speaker:Mr John Muir

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Telephone Installations (East London). (10 Jul 1923)

Mr John Muir: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this is not an uncommon complaint in different parts of the country, and will he make inquiry into the matter and see whether, by speeding up, the connections can be completed more satisfactorily?

Oral Answers to Questions — Empire Settlement. (9 Jul 1923)

Mr John Muir: If there is to be any further extension of publicity on Imperial emigration, will the hon. and gallant Gentleman take steps to ensure that any such publicity will not be more picturesque and flamboyant than the conditions in the Dominions warrant?

Orders of the Day — Rent and Mortgage Interest Restrictions Bill.: Clause 1. — (Prolongation of duration of principal Act, 10 and 11 Geo. 5, c. 17.) (9 Jul 1923)

Mr John Muir: The Minister of Health during the Committee stage positively assured us that it was necessary that in this Bill we should have a fixed period. During these discussions we have criticised private enterprise in all industries very severely, but we have never criticised it so strongly as the Minister has done or regarded builders as being so stupid as to believe that in 1925 there is going to be...

Orders of the Day — Rent and Mortgage Interest Restrictions Bill.: Clause 1. — (Prolongation of duration of principal Act, 10 and 11 Geo. 5, c. 17.) (9 Jul 1923)

Mr John Muir: It has not been insisted on from this side that the municipalities are going to build all the houses. What we were claiming was, as the Government freely admits, that private enterprise does not build houses suitable for the working-class tenant. Nobody suggests that the municipalities are going to build a surplus, but it is not correct to say that the municipalities are not going to build...

Orders of the Day — Rent and Mortgage Interest Restrictions Bill.: Clause 1. — (Prolongation of duration of principal Act, 10 and 11 Geo. 5, c. 17.) (9 Jul 1923)

Mr John Muir: I say that we do not claim that they would build a surplus, but it is conceivable that they would display more foresight than the speculative builder and build in advance of population, which would leave a certain surplus. I did not say definitely that they would not.

Oral Answers to Questions — Dock Workers' Trade Dispute. (4 Jul 1923)

Mr John Muir: If the information as to prices given by the Ministry of Labour is to serve as a guide to people in estimating the cost of living, and in calcu- lating the ratio of their own purchases to the figures given by the Ministry of Labour, could not the right hon. Gentleman provide that estimates should be got from various districts that could be classified, and an average given for each district...

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments.: Ministry of Pensions. (10 May 1923)

Mr John Muir: 16. asked the Minister of Pension's what was the original number of area offices and sub-offices regarded as essential for local administration purposes when the new organisation under the War Pensions Act, 1921, was initiated; how many of these offices have been closed altogether, or had their functions curtailed; and what is the number estimated as ultimately necessary for meeting the needs...

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments.: Ministry of Pensions. (10 May 1923)

Mr John Muir: asked the Minister of Pensions what is the name and salary of the principal officers in each region other than the regional director; whether some of these officers are permanent civil servants and some temporary civil servants; whether any of the temporary civil servants receive a lower salary than the permanent civil servants doing similar duties; and, if so, will he state the reason for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deportations to Ireland.: Court of Appeal Judgment. (9 May 1923)

Mr John Muir: May I ask the Attorney-General whether his application for an appeal covers the cases from Scotland also, as the order for deportation was made separately for Scotland?

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments.: Ministry of Pensions. (3 May 1923)

Mr John Muir: 20. asked the Minister of Pensions what is the name and salary of the principal officer in each region; whether some of these officers are permanent civil servants and some temporary civil servants; and whether, seeing that, though performing duties of equal importance and responsibility, the

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Emigration. (1 May 1923)

Mr John Muir: In view of the official statement in the Canadian Parliament that from 15 to 20 per cent. of the Canadian farmers went out of business owing to failure during 1922, will the hon. and gallant Gentleman consider reducing the number of male emigrants to equalise with the females?

Orders of the Day — HOUSING, Etc. (No. 2) [MONEY]. (30 Apr 1923)

Mr John Muir: We are considering a Rent Bill for England and Scotland. In Scotland the rates are paid on the full rent, whereas in England—I do not know if the custom is universal, but it is a widespread custom, at any rate—the rates are not paid on the true rent, but on a percentage of rent ranging from one-half down to one-third. [HON. MEMBERS: "No!"] I am speaking of cases I know. I said quite...

Orders of the Day — Supply. (26 Apr 1923)

Mr John Muir: Get on with the discussion of the Vote. [HON. MEMBERS: "Order!"]

Oral Answers to Questions — Empire Settlement. (23 Apr 1923)

Mr John Muir: Will the Oversea Settlement Committee exercise any control over the expenditure incurred by any of these bodies?

Oral Answers to Questions — Empire Settlement. (23 Apr 1923)

Mr John Muir: 74. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what arrangements have been entered into with any of the Dominion, Colonial, or other Governments in regard to loans for oversea settlement; what is the amount of such loans, for what period, and upon what terms have they been arranged; whether, in addition to such loans, the Imperial Government is committed to other...

Oral Answers to Questions — Empire Settlement. (23 Apr 1923)

Mr John Muir: Has there been any financial assistance given to the Canadian Government in the matter of settlement?

Oral Answers to Questions — Empire Settlement. (23 Apr 1923)

Mr John Muir: Has there been any direct payment made to the Canadian Government for assisting settlers?

Oral Answers to Questions — Empire Settlement. (23 Apr 1923)

Mr John Muir: In considering any financial assistance to the Canadian Government in connection with emigration schemes, will the Minister keep in mind that the Canadian Government are considering the subsidising of a private emigration company in Canada to the extent of 10,000 dollars a month—not a society but a private exploitation company?

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants.: Overpayments (Refund). (19 Apr 1923)

Mr John Muir: Will the Minister consider the advisability, where repayment has to be made, of seeing that the pensioner receives the major portion of the payment instead of the minor portion, as is very often done now?

Oral Answers to Questions — Irish Free State.: Deportations (Glasgow). (19 Apr 1923)

Mr John Muir: (by Private Notice) asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the charges against John Gallacher of 1, Duncruin Street, Mary-hill, and Denis Breslin of 6, Clarendon Street, Glasgow, who were apprehended and detained on 6th and 9th April respectively, were yesterday withdrawn; that Gallacher and Breslin were not brought to trial; that deportation orders dated 5th March are being put...


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