Results 1–20 of 4899 for speaker:Sir Waldron Smithers

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Lower Deck Grievances. (19 Mar 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: I appeal to the sympathy of the House, for I am trying to make my first contribution to its Debates I appeal with all the more force because my father who died a few months ago sat on these benches, and I hope the House will allow me to pay this tribute to his memory. I notice, Sir, that you are allowing this Debate to take a pretty wide scope. I am not an expert, and therefore shall only...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: New Roads (Equestrian Traffic). (9 Apr 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 64. asked the Minister of Transport whether he will give the necessary instructions to ensure that, in the construction of new arterial and by-pass roads, proper provision is made, where possible, on one or both sides for equestrian traffic, especially in the rural districts?

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Private Building (Restriction). (30 Apr 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 42. asked the Minister a Health whether, in view of the short age of houses and the consequent suffering and inconvenience caused thereby, he will consider the advisability of obtaining powers to make a Regulation that any person or persons desirous of erecting a building, other than one intended to be used wholly as a dwelling-house, must apply to the Ministry of Health for a permit to...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Health Insurance.: X-Ray Examination. (14 May 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 64. asked the Minister of Health why, among the benefits provided under the National Health Insurance Act, no provision is made for X-ray examination; and whether he will take steps to see that. this omission is remedied?

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments.: Darenth Valley, Kent. (14 May 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 92. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that during the recent heavy rains the River Darenth, Kent, has been blocked by an accumulation of weeds and fallen trees and consequently the valley must flood; that the Darenth Valley main sewer was not built to take storm water; that there is ho conservancy board for this river; and will he cause inquiries to be made and consider...

Orders of the Day — Supply. (6 Jul 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: On a point of Order. Are the workers in Shanghai under the authority of the Board of Trade?

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Low-Temperature Carbonisation. (7 Jul 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 28. asked the Secretary for Mines whether he can give the House any further information as to the progress that is being made to develop the process of low-temperature carbonisation of coal with a view to making it a commercial success?

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Low-Temperature Carbonisation. (7 Jul 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Is the hon. And gallant Gentleman aware that over 200,000 tons of coal have been treated by this process and the products sold in the open market, and does he not think it has now pasted out of the experimental stage, and might be put on a commercial basis?

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Low-Temperature Carbonisation. (7 Jul 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: In view of the very desperate state of the country industrially, will the Government do all they possibly can to expedite putting this on a commercial basis?

Orders of the Day — Sandwich Port and Haven Bill. (20 Jul 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: There is a very strong point which is felt locally that I have been asked to raise. The Bill provides for three level crossings, and they pass the main arterial road between Sandwich and Ramsgate. The Minister of Transport expressed the following opinion: Level crossings are out of date and ought never to be allowed, and if one thing annoys me more than any other, it is a level...

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Subsidy (Local Authorities). (19 Nov 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 76. asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that local feeling is being aroused in certain districts by the refusal of the Ministry to grant housing subsidies to working men who have obeyed the spirit but unwittingly broken the letter of the law by starting to build before making application for subsidy; and whether, in view of the fact that country folk are admittedly slow in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Russia.: Securities (Offers to Sell). (24 Nov 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 18. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that certain firms are circularising the public and sending round the country experienced salesmen to sell securities which have no ascertainable value; and will he bring the matter be-bore the Departmental Committee now sitting to consider the amending of the Companies' Act with a view to protecting unsuspecting persons who...

Oral Answers to Questions — Russia.: Securities (Offers to Sell). (24 Nov 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Will the right hon. Gentleman expedite the inquiry, and consider what immediate steps can betaken to warn people of the methods of these persons?

Oral Answers to Questions — Russia.: Securities (Offers to Sell). (24 Nov 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that in the meantime the public are being approached in a questionable way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Houses of Parliament.: Broadcasting Debates. (30 Nov 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 29. asked the Undersecretary of State for the Home Department as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he will consider the advisability of making arrangements for the broadcasting of the proceedings of this House, especially on such occasions as the speeches made on the Vote of Condolence for His Majesty the King on the death of the late Queen Alexandra?

Oral Answers to Questions — Houses of Parliament.: Hudson Memorial. Hyde Park. (30 Nov 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Will the hon. Gentleman refer the whole question to the Fine Arts Commission?

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Mining Industry.: Briquettes. (1 Dec 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 43. asked the Secretary for Mines whether there are any facilities for experimenting in the making of briquettes or other forms of compressed duff at any of the Government experimental stations; and, if so, will he state what processes they have examined?

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Mining Industry.: Low Temperature Carbonization. (1 Dec 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 44. asked the Secretary for Mines whether, on their recent visit to the Experimental Station at Greenwich, the members of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry inspected any processes of low-temperature carbonisation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Mexico (Foreign Debt). (15 Dec 1925)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 114. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if and when he will be in a position to publish the terms of the new settlement under which the Mexican Government is to resume payment of the foreign debt in January next?

Orders of the Day — Increase of Production. (10 Feb 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: I beg to move, That this House is of the opinion that the solution of the present economic and industrial situation in this country lies in increased production, with adequate remuneration to the worker in proportion to output, thus enabling this country successfully to compete in the markets of the world, and consequently to increase her exports. Any new Member who is fortunate enough to...


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