Results 3561–3580 of 3647 for speaker:Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: Second Schedule. (17 Jun 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: On a previous paragraph the Chancellor challenged my accuracy as to a statement I was making. We are now on the second paragraph. Let me put a small point on this occasion. The Chancellor said that the effect of his changes was slightly to reduce the duty. Is that the case of an article the component parts of which are worth £5 and the value of the whole article is worth—I will put the...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: Second Schedule. (17 Jun 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: The question is a very simple one, but after all it is a very serious matter. It really ought to be faced. [Interruption.] I will start again. Take a certain article, the component parts of which are worth £5 and the finished article worth £10. The value of the silk in that article is anything from 5s. to 10s. If we leave the paragraph as it stands here the amount of silk in that article...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: Second Schedule. (17 Jun 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I will not argue the question of the lucidity of the statement. It is perfectly clear that the actual tax would double in each individual case. The change the Chancellor is making will increase and in no case reduce the amount of the tax.

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...

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

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: In two sentences more I shall have finished. In Czechoslovakia, Poland and Italy they have got rid of their burden of debt, partly by means of the capital levy. We have done none of these things. On the contrary, we have deflated our currency, and the burden of debt and interest is not only as great as, but greater than when the War came to an end. In consequence of that we have got this...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: CLAUSE 16. (Claims for exemption in respect of income of charities and for repayment of tax in respect of interest paid to banks, and right of appeal in connection therewith. (15 Jun 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: There is just one point on this Clause that I am not quite certain about, and that is as to the significance of Sub-section (1, b) of the Clause. I put a question to the Chancellor a few days ago relating to a form of evasion of tax practised by certain people through single premium insurance. The method of procedure of these people is as follows:—They effect an insurance by means of a...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: Clause 19. — (Amended rates of estate duty.) (15 Jun 1925)

Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I must really express my amazement at the suggestion of the Chancellor of the Exchequer that he will accept this Amendment. The right hon. Gentleman the Member for Carnarvon Boroughs (Mr. Lloyd George) has put the case very strongly from the point of general equity as between owners of different classes of property, but I would venture to suggest to the Chancellor of the Exchequer that he...

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 — 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.


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