Results 1–20 of 833 for speaker:Sir Isaac Pitman

Orders of the Day — Bank of England Bill (29 Oct 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I ask three favours. First, that this House should continue to extend the old tradition of sympathy and forbearance to an anxious and inexperienced speaker. Secondly, I ask for an ancient ally of this House in the cause of freedom, a specially friendly spirit. The Bank was founded in 1694, only six years after the great revolution of 1688, and it played, as an ally of this House, a most...

Orders of the Day — Bank of England Bill (29 Oct 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I do not mind in the least; I have no desire to shirk a question. The point I was making is that the Government havehad the best of two worlds, and that the present Government rather propose to kill the willing co-operation of the past by substituting for it a directed sub-Department of their own. While the Bank was free, the Government were able to blame it, or rather, the public behind the...

Orders of the Day — Bank of England Bill (29 Oct 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: May we get this right? The rate of interest at which the Government borrows its money through the Bank of England is a matter for the Government and this House, and to say that the Bank of England exercises the control of capitalists when it is merely acting as a channel through which the Chancellor of the Exchequer—

Orders of the Day — Bank of England Bill (29 Oct 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: On a point of Order. It was not I who said that.

Mechanically-Propelled Vehicles Duties: Purchase Tax (31 Oct 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I rise to request the inclusion of office machinery in this Table. Office machinery is, undoubtedly, an important factor in efficiency. I was Director of Organisation and Methods at the Treasury, and I am glad to say that under the Chancellor the Treasury has office machinery experts who are real leaders in this particular field. I would suggest that if the Chancellor wishes to know the...

Mechanically-Propelled Vehicles Duties: Income Tax on Excess Profit Tax Refunds (31 Oct 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Might I ask one question? In Section 11 are the words "at whatever date." Is there no limit during the stage when we can go back to 1946–47?

Mechanically-Propelled Vehicles Duties: Income Tax on Excess Profit Tax Refunds (31 Oct 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: "At whatever date."

Mechanically-Propelled Vehicles Duties: Income Tax on Excess Profit Tax Refunds (31 Oct 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Is there no seventh year limitation, or no time limit?

Mechanically-Propelled Vehicles Duties: Income Tax on Excess Profit Tax Refunds (31 Oct 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Is it not possible to define "some considerable time"?

Mechanically-Propelled Vehicles Duties: Income Tax on Excess Profit Tax Refunds (31 Oct 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: May I make my point? While I quite agree that the Revenue, on their side, should have the opportunity to take up things like repairs, there is also the aspect that the taxpayer needs some provision against the unnecessary spinning-out of procedure, so that he does not get taxed for years and years. Are we really having to live all these years with this thing hanging over the heads of the taxpayer?

Orders of the Day — American Films (Importation) (16 Nov 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: It is late, and I desire to make only two of the points I would have wished to make, but I think they are important. I should like to draw the attention of the House and of the Secretary of the Department of Overseas Trade to the issue of censorship. I hope that the lesson, which I believe the Board of Trade has learned very well about literature, will apply equally to films, and that there...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (19 Nov 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Those of us who travel by Underground may possibly have seen two posters. One is of a pair of hands with the figure "£10,000." The other is the picture of a man with the legend "Beware! This man will deceive you." Since reading and studying carefully this Finance Bill, I have been thinking, not of Mr. Lyle, the great magician, who does at any rate, produce a rabbit, but of the Chancellor of...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (19 Nov 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: We hear a lot of this Government having got a mandate. It has not got a mandate. It has got an opportunity—a wonderful, fine opportunity. Never before has man's productive capacity been half as great. It is an opportunity, not in a decade, or even in a century, but an opportunity in a millenium. The Government could raise the standard of the man at the bottom—and without in any way...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (19 Nov 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I apologise. I was only saying that this is a bad Budget, and I imagine that a competent and qualified opinion on it would be welcome from someone outside who takes an interest in these matters. I feel that there are other points which show this lack of brain and this lack of executive capacity. There is the whole question of the Purchase Tax on efficiency. I refer to office machinery. I...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (19 Nov 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Mr. J. Pitman rose—

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (19 Nov 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Mr. Pitman rose —

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (19 Nov 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: .: May I say first of all that I am no longer a Director of the Court? I ceased away back in August. On the second point, I would ask the right hon. Gentleman to compare like with like. There is no suggestion on our side that those postwar credits should be cashable now throughout; what we are saying is that a postwar credit has been taken away and we are comparing postwar credit in the...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (19 Nov 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: On a point of fact, I think if the Surtax payer has II children he does suffer.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 13. — (Income Tax for 1946–47.) (27 Nov 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I think part of this misunderstanding arises out of an apparent contradiction. I believe the Chancellor is right, that there has been during the war—

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 15. — (Increase of certain, reliefs for1946–47 and subsequent years.) (28 Nov 1945)

Sir Isaac Pitman: It is with great pleasure that I support this Amendment. This is an issue on which I feel very strongly. It is a difficult issue to understand, and it has been made much more difficult because of a certain amount of confusion that has been brought into it. The Chancellor of the Exchequer paid me the compliment of interrupting me on one occasion to say that my arithmetic was wrong. It was...


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