All 10 results for speaker:Mr George Sawyer

Orders of the Day — Land Values Tax. (4 May 1931)

Mr George Sawyer: I rise to support those proposals. I may say, straight away, that I have advocated this reform for many years and I am pleased to see, at last, some Measure of this kind proposed. I would have liked to have seen something done with the object of restoring to the people of this country their natural rights in the land. We cannot but remember how the land of this country was given away to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Railway Companies (Amalgamation). (26 Nov 1930)

Mr George Sawyer: 58. asked the Minister of Transport whether he will introduce legislation to enforce complete amalgamation of the railway companies, with a view to economy of expenditure and the reduction of industrial friction?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Allotments. (5 May 1930)

Mr George Sawyer: 83. asked the Minister of Agriculture, with reference to the 5,784 acres of land hired for allotment purposes during the years 1925 to 1928 by local authorities at an aggregate rental of £15,144, on what terms such land has been hired; whether on lease and for how many years or whether the letting is merely from year to year; and whether conditions are attached whereby the owners may resume...

Oral Answers to Questions — Poor Law.: Rating Relief (Legal Costs). (27 Mar 1930)

Mr George Sawyer: 65. asked the Minister of Health if he can state the amount expended by the local authorities in England and Wales upon legal costs in connection with the rate reliefs under the Local Government Act?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Credits. (24 Mar 1930)

Mr George Sawyer: 63. asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the annual liability falling upon his Department or upon the Treasury to meet public expenses in connection with the Agricultural Credits Act, 1928; and what is the amount of public money that has been expended to date?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Allotments. (24 Mar 1930)

Mr George Sawyer: 72. asked the Minister of Agriculture the total area of land acquired under the Allotments Acts, the total purchase price or total rental if leased, the previous rateable value of the land acquired, and the annual contributions made from the local rates to make good any losses on allotment schemes; and if he can give a list of the local authorities that have taken advantage of the Allotments...

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Land Acquisition. (20 Mar 1930)

Mr George Sawyer: 82. asked the Minister of Health what has been the total expenditure incurred since 1918 by local authorities in acquiring land for housing schemes under the Housing Acts, and what is the total acreage acquired; what proportion of that expenditure and acreage had reference to compulsory acquisition decided at arbitration; and, in respect of such compulsory acquisition, what was the total...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health. (20 Mar 1930)

Mr George Sawyer: 80. asked the Minister of Health how many members of the staff at his Department are engaged upon work in connection with local authorities' housing schemes; and what has been the amount of Departmental expenditure in salaries, etc., upon such work during the past 12 months?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health. (20 Mar 1930)

Mr George Sawyer: 81. asked the Minister of Health what is the annual expenditure incurred by his Department in connection with town-planning schemes and their preparation; the number of his staff engaged in such work; and how many town-planning schemes have actually been adopted and are in operation?

Housing Development. (12 Feb 1930)

Mr George Sawyer: In rising for the first time to speak in this House, I should like to say that I have long held the opinion that the present rating system is responsible for the terrible housing shortage with which we find ourselves faced to-day. I was much impressed by the remarks of the Seconder of the Motion as to what the Liberal party had done in days gone by to improve the lot of the, people, and I...


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