Results 3581–3600 of 3647 for speaker:Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence

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 — 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.

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...

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...

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...

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?

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.

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...


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