Results 1–20 of 63 for speaker:Mr Ernest Pickering

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Export Trade. (16 Feb 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: 34. asked the President of the Board of Trade what proportion of British export trade to the total export trade in 1931 is represented by British exports to the Dominions and to the rest of the Empire States, respectively?

Orders of the Day — Wheat Bill.: Clause 2. — (Determination of "ascertained average price," "standard price," and "anticipated supply" of home-grown millable wheat.) (16 Mar 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: If the Minister is bringing in a bad Bill, he cannot disguise the fact that he is a good man. He has revealed his honesty in the statement that he has made about the nature of the Advisory Committee. He said that by its very nature that committee would be concerned with certain interests, not of the consumers at all, and we are very grateful to the Minister for making that statement, because...

Orders of the Day — CONSOLIDATED FUND (No. 1) BILL.: Disarmament — China and Japan. (22 Mar 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: I intervene in this Debate, although I believe the time for Adjournment is very near. I hope that I shall have an opportunity of continuing my remarks when this Debate is resumed. I should not have risen on this occasion but for the fact that I hold a unique position in regard to this Debate which has been mainly upon Japan. I lived in Japan for four years, not as an alien serving alien...

Orders of the Day — CONSOLIDATED FUND (No. 1) BILL. (22 Mar 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: When I was speaking some time ago I found I had landed myself into Manchuria whereas I had intended to remain a little longer in Japan. I should like to say, while I was living in a northern province of Japan, how very happy my lot was among those people, whom I found invariably courteous and superlatively honest. I also discovered that they were in thought and deed the most peaceful people...

Orders of the Day — CONSOLIDATED FUND (No. 1) BILL. (22 Mar 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: My point is that the Minister has been attacked for asserting his attitude at the League Council, and I want to show the very great difficulty with which the League was faced in dealing with this problem. The problem is peculiarly difficult, not only in consequence of the fact that Japan had a good case up to a certain point, but that certain events have made it appear that her action has...

Orders of the Day — CONSOLIDATED FUND (No. 1) BILL. (22 Mar 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: I am quite satisfied that if this country will approach the problem of the settlement of this dispute with the idea of giving justice to both sides then peace will ensue.

Orders of the Day — CONSOLIDATED FUND (No. 1) BILL. (22 Mar 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: Practically every treaty made in this world can be said to have been forced on one side by the other.

Orders of the Day — Supply. (18 Apr 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: I rise as one who believes that education is the most important service in the world and that the teacher is the most important person in the world, and though I must say, in the presence of the President of the Board of Education, "We find you not guilty," I also say, "Do not do it again." I do not very well see how, in the circumstances, the right hon. Gentleman could have avoided the...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: Clause 6. — (Power to remove goods from Schedule I of 22 Geo. 5, c. 8.) (24 May 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: Some hon. Members seem to regard this Clause as a somewhat trivial matter, but I cannot look upon it in that light. It seems to me that the Clause gives those who care for democracy cause for much apprehension. It may be the swan song of democracy. The hon. Member for South Croydon (Mr. H. Williams) said that these powers should be given to the Advisory Committee because it would prevent all...

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Gold Coast (Gold Production). (12 Jul 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: 78. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether in view of the possibility of increasing gold production at a profitable rate revealed by the Gold Coast geological survey, he is prepared to help the industry by affording financial assistance to enable new machinery to be installed, means of transport improved, and the application of hydro-electric power made available wherever necessary?

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Bermuda (Currency). (12 Jul 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: 79. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the widespread use of American currency in Bermuda has contributed to the raising of the price level to a height detrimental alike to British interests and British influence; and what he intends to do to give effect to the recommendation of the Empire Parliamentary Association Committee regarding this and other...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Report [20TH October]. (24 Oct 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: It is rather difficult to speak for the Amendment, when we know that nothing can be altered. We can speak only in the hope of getting information, and the information I wish chiefly to obtain is this: Since this is a duty, in the case of butter of 15s. per cwt., how can it be anything but a tax on food? A certain number of people in the Cabinet are going to vote for this duty, though they say...

Oral Answers to Questions — Poor Law.: Leicester Institution (Polished Floors). (27 Oct 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: 44. asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the case of Reuben Gilbert, an inmate of the Leicester Poor Law Institution, who died as the result of slipping on the polished floor, and to the fact that, although there had been several other fatalities previously from the same cause, the floors of the institu- tion are still polished, in compliance with the orders...

Orders of the Day — Ottawa Agreements Bill.: First Schedule — (Agreements and Announcement made at the Imperial Economic Conference, Ottawa, 1932.) (2 Nov 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: My reason for speaking on this Schedule is that a bargain has been made and the people of this country have been asked to pay a big price in the shape of additional taxes on food, wheat, meat, raw material and, indeed, on cod liver oil. Even though our Ministers and delegates have tried to belittle this, there is no doubt that a great price has been asked of the people of this country. Now...

Orders of the Day — Ottawa Agreements Bill.: First Schedule — (Agreements and Announcement made at the Imperial Economic Conference, Ottawa, 1932.) (2 Nov 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: I will, of course, withdraw. I am so convinced of the impossibility of these conditions imposed upon our people—they get absolutely nothing out of them—that I shall vote against the Schedule.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Gambia (Criminal Law and Progedure). (16 Nov 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: 15. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any of the members of the committee recently appointed in the Gambia Colony to examine the ordinances relating to criminal law and procedure and to prepare a Penal Code Bill is an African; if not, whether a suitable African member could be added to the committee; and whether it is competent for an African to be nominated as one of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Gambia (Rate Collection). (1 Dec 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: 51. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that specially stringent measures have been taken this year for the collection of rates in Bathurst, Gambia, summonses issued to the ratepayers earlier than the usual practice, and defaulters committed to prison without time being allowed; and whether, in view of the present trade and financial depression in the Colony,...

Orders of the Day — Hours of Employment (Limitation) Bill. (9 Dec 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: I, for one, welcome the introduction of this Measure, rather because I think that a reduction in the working hours will play a very important part in any method for reducing the unemployment problem. But I do not know that I altogether appreciate the spirit in which this Bill has been brought in, because the seconder, I think, made pretty clear that he regarded this proposal for a six-hour...

Orders of the Day — Hours of Employment (Limitation) Bill. (9 Dec 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: I am not opposed to legislation, but it must not be on the rigid lines of a six-hour day in all industries.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force.: Bombing Practice, Lincolnshire. (21 Dec 1932)

Mr Ernest Pickering: 19. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether, in Higher Studies, which receives a subsidy of £500 from the Government, the Jerusalem Girls' College and Scott's College at Safad, both of which are missionary institutions, and the Hebrew University. A number of Palestinians obtain their higher education at the American University of Beirut. The Government of Palestine grants...


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