Results 41–60 of 3647 for speaker:Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence

Elections (Conveyance of Voters). (25 Mar 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Law relating to the conveyance of persons to or from the poll, and for purposes connected therewith. I am sure that there are many Members of all parties who feel that the present position with regard to the conveyance of voters to the poll is not wholly satisfactory. In the first place, it places the voters, particularly in...

Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations.: Labour Office Conference. (2 Apr 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 50. asked the Prime Minister whether he has appointed the delegates to the next conference of the Labour Office of the League of Nations, and whether he has decided to include a woman among them?

Oral Answers to Questions — Married Women (Nationality). (2 Apr 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 44. asked the Home Secretary whether he has now communicated to the Governments of the Dominions the Resolution, passed by this Rouse on 18th February, relating to the nationality of married women; whether lie accompanied any such communication with a recommendation urging its acceptance; and whether he has received any replies?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Debt. (6 Apr 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: When the right hon. Gentleman speaks of a nominal increase, is it not in fact a pro tanto reduction of the Sinking Fund?

Orders of the Day — German Reparation (Recovery) Act, 1921. (7 Apr 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I should like to ask the question which has been put by my hon. Friend the Member for Keighley (Mr. Lees-Smith) in a slightly different form. As I understand it, in the new arrangement we are to receive as much of the equivalent of the Recovery Act money as we are entitled to under the Dawes Report. Supposing there is enough money in the German pool for us to receive our adequate share, is...

Orders of the Day — German Reparation (Recovery) Act, 1921. (7 Apr 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: The right hon. Gentleman has not answered the question which I put to him. I want to know is the amount we are to receive under this scheme the proportion of the pool, or the proportion of what is paid to the various Allies?

Orders of the Day — German Reparation (Recovery) Act, 1921. (7 Apr 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I understand that according to this scheme we are only to receive as much of the Spa percentages as are permitted by the Dawes Scheme proposal. Is the amount that we are entitled to receive simply the Spa percentages from the whole pool or the Spa percentages of that part of the pool which is paid out to the Allies?

Orders of the Day — German Reparation (Recovery) Act, 1921. (7 Apr 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Supposing there are £100,000,000 sterling of marks in the pool, it may not be possible to pay the whole of that hundred million sterling in pounds, francs and lira. Supposing that difficulty arises, are we, because of this scheme, entitled to take our whole proportion and leave the rest in marks, or shall we only be able to take that proportion provided at the same time a similar amount is...

Orders of the Day — Summary Jurisdiction (Separation and Maintenance) Bill.: New Clause. — (Amendment to Section 5 of the principal Act.) (8 Apr 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a Second time." I shall speak briefly, in deference to the appeal of the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Office not to delay the passage of the Bill. The principal Act, in Section 5, gives certain optional powers to the Court and says that the Court of Summary Jurisdiction, to which any application under this Act is made, "may make an Order or...

Orders of the Day — Summary Jurisdiction (Separation and Maintenance) Bill.: New Clause. — (Amendment to Section 5 of the principal Act.) (8 Apr 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: In deference to what has been said by the Under-Secretary, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Motion.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wholesale Prices (Indexnumber). (28 Apr 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: (by Private Notice) asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the percentage increase in the index number of wholesale prices in this country between 1st April, 1914, and 1st April, 1925, and whether he can give a similar figure for the United States of America?

Oral Answers to Questions — Gold Standard. (28 Apr 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: (by Private Notice) asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the exchange value of sterling in dollars is to-day above purchasing power parity and whether he will take this point into consideration in deciding as to the restoration of the gold standard?

Amendment of Law. (29 Apr 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Like the hon. Member for the Stroud Division of Gloucestershire (Sir F. Nelson), I view with considerable concern the precipitate decision to reimpose the gold standard upon this country. I asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday a question with regard to the purchasing power of the sovereign in this country in comparison with the purchasing power of gold in the United States. I was...

Orders of the Day — Amendment of Law. (30 Apr 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: As one of the earliest pioneers of widows' pensions, I congratulate the Chancellor of the Exchequer that it has fallen to his lot to announce this reform in this House, but I cannot congratulate him upon the method which he has chosen to implement this proposal. Hon. Members opposite seem particularly enamoured of the contributory method of pensions of all kinds, and the Government have gone...

Oral Answers to Questions — India.: Sikar Estate (Peasants and Labourers). (4 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 20. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he has received any complaints as to the treatment of the peasants and labourers in the sub-state of Sikar; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Kenya (Native Labour Recruitment). (4 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 29. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has now received a full report of the speech by Mr. Denham, Acting Governor of Kenya, delivered to a convention of European settlers in March last as to the recruitment of native labour; and whether he has any statement to make on the matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments.: Ministry of Pensions (Women). (4 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 60. asked the Minister of Pensions what steps have been taken in his Ministry to carry into effect the recommendations of the Joint Committee on Reorganisation of the Civil Service in so far as they relate to the employment of women, with special reference to the injunction that women should be given full and liberal opportunities of proving their fitness for the higher work of the Civil...

Orders of the Day — Gold Standard Bill. (4 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: No, the right hon. Gentleman did not give any figures; he left it to the President of the Board of Trade.


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