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

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Why? You do not buy them in currency; you buy them by exchange of goods.

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

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I am sure that I am expressing the general feeling of the House in congratulating the hon. Member for Gravesend (Mr. Albery) upon his very excellent and very clear maiden speech. I am certain that when he speaks on other, and I hope an increasing number of, occasions, we shall all listen with interest to what he has to say. Apart from the technical complications of this question, there are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Budget Proposals.: Silk (Imports). (5 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 52. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the estimate for the latest year available of the number of lbs. weight of silk imported into this country; what is the similar figure for the import of artificial silk and what is the estimate of the number of lbs. weight of artificial silk manufactured in this country annually?

Orders of the Day — Gold Standard Bill. (5 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I do not propose to detain the Committee for more than a couple of minutes, because said all that I have to say on the general question yesterday, hut I rise just to support what is suggested by my hon. Friend the Member for Keighley (Mr. Lees—Smith), and to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to give considera tion to the point that my hon. Friend has expressed, and, in particular, to say,...

Orders of the Day — Gold Standard Bill. (5 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I have just finished; I was only working up to a final conclusion. I say that the possibilities are exceedingly unlikely, but I see no reason why the Chancellor of the Exchequer should not arm himself now with the necessary powers in order to be able to keep prices stable in whatever unexpected circumstances might arise.

Orders of the Day — Gold Standard Bill. (5 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I have no intention of opposing or delaying the passage of this Bill, but there is one point which I desire to put before it finally becomes law. Our objection has been mainly the fear that this transaction may result in placing this country in the position of either having to reduce its prices or lose what it retains of the markets of the world. The point that I wish to put to the Chancellor...

Orders of the Day — Gold Standard Bill. (5 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Is it a portion of the arrangement that the American financial authorities will do something of that kind, that is, that they will bring into active operation some of their gold reserves, and thereby bring about that slight increase in American prices which will obviate the necessity of our having to reduce our prices in order to keep the exchange at parity? I want to know how far he has done...

Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations.: Married Women (Nationality). (6 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 2. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received information that the Swedish Government has placed the question of the nationality of married women before the legal committee of the League of Nations; and whether, in view of the recent decision of this House, he proposes to take any action in the matter?

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: New Import Duties. (6 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I would like to ask your ruling and guidance, Mr. Speaker, with regard to the Amendments to the Third Resolution appearing in the name of myself and others. It will be evident that, if you rule strictly that no subject is relevant to the discussion of one of these Amendments except the precise articles mentioned in the Amendment, there will, necessarily, be considerable repetition in...

Orders of the Day — Customs and Excise.: New Import Duties. (6 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I beg to move, in line 1, after the word "duties," to insert the words other than the duty on motor cars, including motor bicycles and motor tricycles. In accordance with your instruction, Sir, I understand it is relevant to the discussion at the moment to range over all the Amendments standing in my name. During the War many people sought to change their surname in order to disguise their...

Orders of the Day — Customs and Excise.: New Import Duties. (6 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Because of these three things, the historic utterance of Lord Beaconsfield, the pledge of the Prime Minister, and the past attitude of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to Protection, we are being told to-day, it seems to me, that these duties are not protective tariffs and do not amount to Protection. In this way it was possible for the Chancellor of the Exchequer, while holding open the front...

Orders of the Day — Customs and Excise.: New Import Duties. (6 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 1st July, half-way through the year. [HON. MEMBERS: "August! "] Well, 1st August—broadly speaking, the middle of the calendar year 1924; the duties were taken off a little bit after the middle of the year. The profits shown in the first quarter of this year, having been made during the year 1924, were not reduced, as would obviously be the natural consequence if the prophesies of disaster...

Orders of the Day — Customs and Excise.: New Import Duties. (6 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I do distinguish, most certainly. What I say is that some Members sitting below the Gangway must regret the policy which some of their leaders did carry through.

Orders of the Day — Customs and Excise.: New Import Duties. (6 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Well, I will not press that point. But I will say that during the War there was certainly a case to be made out for 7.0 P.M. some form of exclusion, whether it should take that form or not, during the peculiar circumstances of the War. But that argument certainly does not apply to-day. What excuse can there be to-day for putting these duties, and, further still, for calling them anything else...

Orders of the Day — Customs and Excise.: New Import Duties. (6 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I was pointing out that the right hon. Member for Colne Valley suggested, and, I think, with the greatest truth with regard to this motor taxation, that the motors to which the differential duty applied were mostly cheaper cars. The Financial Secretary to the Treasury with considerable ability mentioned the Spanish names of two cars, of which not one in ten, and I doubt whether one in fifty...

Orders of the Day — Customs and Excise.: New Import Duties. (6 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: You prophesied that they would have a disastrous effect.

Oral Answers to Questions — Budget Proposals.: Artificial Silk. (7 May 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 105. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the sums that he estimates to obtain in the year 1925-26, and in a full year from the Customs duties on artificial silk?

Oral Answers to Questions — Straits Settlements (Venereal Disease). (15 Jun 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 34. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Legislative Council of the Straits Settlements has submitted to him a draft Bill embodying any of the proposals of the Committee appointed to investigate the spread of venereal disease in the Straits Settlements which recommended in favour of the licensing and registration of all brothels by a Government official to be called the...

Oral Answers to Questions — China (Disturbances). (15 Jun 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 74. asked Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is now in a position to state the total number of Chinese killed by the British forces in the recent disturbances; whether all or any of these were armed; and whether he will give instructions that in future unarmed demonstrators shall not be fired on with ball cartridge?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: Clause 12. — (Income Tax for 1925–26.) (15 Jun 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: When the Chancellor of the Exchequer unfolded his Budget and announced a reduction of the Income Tax, I knew he was becoming very popular with hon. Members opposite, and with those hon. Members who belong to the right wing and the half-backs of the Liberal party. The Chancellor of the Exchequer made a great claim for a balance, and when it comes to a question of balancing the Income Tax, my...


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