Results 4841–4860 of 4899 for speaker:Sir Waldron Smithers

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. (19 May 1927)

Sir Waldron Smithers: I would not dare to argue the case with the hon. Gentleman, because he is the biggest expert in England on the subject, but I am always getting complaints from private traders that while they are carrying on their business and having to pay Income Tax and Super-tax upon their profits, the co-operative societies get off free.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. (19 May 1927)

Sir Waldron Smithers: I do not want to give the name. It is a private committee of very intelligent business and expert people. I congratulate the Chancellor upon the extremely clever way he has got the country out of its difficulty. We cannot repeat the performance many more times, but it is encouraging to remember that in spite of all our difficulties, in spite of the industrial disturbances of last year, step...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Business Names (Registration). (5 Apr 1927)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 8. asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the annual cost for the past five years of the office of registration of business names; has he experienced any difficulty in obtaining the required information; have any legal proceedings been instituted; if so, how many, and with what results, for non-compliance; and approximately what percentage of business firms who come within the...

Orders of the Day — Telephone Service. (31 Mar 1927)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Can the hon. Member tell the House whether there is any truth in the rumour that Mr. Gordon Selfridge once made an attempt to take over the Post Office as a private enterprise, and as a sideline to his own business?

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Empire Fruit. (28 Mar 1927)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Can the right hon. Gentleman say what progress has been made with the Murray River Settlement?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Royal Air Force (Housing Costs, Halton) (21 Mar 1927)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Will the right hon. Gentleman allow me to give him the price of a house, four models of which were inspected the other day by the Minister of Health, and which comes out at half this price, with much more accommodation than I gather these have?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education.: Taxi-Cab Fares. (21 Mar 1927)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Will the right hon. Gentleman define "the very near future"?

Orders of the Day — Mental Deficiency Bill. (18 Mar 1927)

Sir Waldron Smithers: I want to address myself, not so much to the mentally defective person as to the effect of the mentally defective person upon the community as a whole. I, too, have had lately one or two cases brought to my notice, which I have taken up, and about which I have had a large correspondence. As other cases have been given, I think it would add to the interest of this Debate if I might be also...

Orders of the Day — CORONERS (AMENDMENT) BILL [Lords].: New Clause. — (Fire inquests by coroners.) (13 Dec 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: There are two points which I think ought to be made in connection with this new Clause. I desire to oppose the passing into law of this proposal. If this new Clause is passed it means that the authority, which has power to hold the inquest, is to be changed from the coroner to the local authority. [HON. MEMBERS: "NO"] I want to point out the danger of giving to the local authority the power...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deceased Soldiers and Airmen (Personal Estate). (9 Dec 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 56. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the fact that several pages of the "London Gazette" were recently devoted to the names of dead soldiers and airmen whose personal estate is held for distribution, and in view of the fact that a very small proportion of those affected have ever seen or heard of the "London Gazette." he will consider the advisibility of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deceased Soldiers and Airmen (Personal Estate). (9 Dec 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: May I ask the Financial Secretary to take whatever stops are necessary to sue that this information is available to the public, and that as these circumstances are somewhat exceptional he will take exceptional means to meet them?

Orders of the Day — Housing (Rural Workers) Bill.: Clause 5. — (Local authorities for purposes of Act, borrowing, etc.) (6 Dec 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: I am sorry to interrupt, but the Amendment on the Order Paper is not in the form of words that I handed in. There is, obviously, a mistake in printing. Of course, "rural" should never have been in my Amendment.

Orders of the Day — Housing (Rural Workers) Bill.: Clause 5. — (Local authorities for purposes of Act, borrowing, etc.) (6 Dec 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: As I have already pointed out, there is an error in the Amendment as it appears on the Order Paper. I only think that in fairness to myself it should be pointed out, because the Amendment as it appears there is nonsense. I think, if I may say so, I have a better opinion of the Minister of Health than the hon. Gentleman who has just spoken. I do not think the present Minister would willingly...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Foundling Hospital Site. (2 Dec 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 41. asked the Minister of Health, in view of his recent communication to the London County Council as to open spaces in London, whether he will consider the advisability of sending a further communication calling special attention to the Foundling Hospital site?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foundling Hospital Site. (25 Nov 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 31. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider the advisability of seeking powers to enable the Government to purchase the site of the Foundling Hospital with a view to exercising some control as to its disposal and of facilitating the occupation of this site by the. University of London should they so desire?

Standing Committee (Attendance). (24 Nov 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: I wish to ask your guidance, Mr. Speaker, about an incident which happened this morning in the precincts of this House. Members of Standing Committee D were summoned for a meeting at 11 o'clock, necessitating the attendance of permanent officials of the House. Only 19 Members attended, and the Committee was adjourned sine die. Cannot you bring some pressure to bear to persuade Members to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Tobacco and Refreshments (Hours of Sale). (18 Nov 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 13. asked the Home secretary whether he will consider the advisability of introducing legislation to repeal the prohibition of the sale of tobacco goods in hotels, restaurants, public-houses, theatres, and music halls and other places where the public resort after 8 p.m., so that persons desirous of being supplied with such goods at convenient times may be able to have them?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Bogus Share Dealers. (16 Nov 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 1. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that bogus share pushers, which were the subject of inquiry by his Departmental Committee, are again becoming active; and will be consider what steps he can take to restrict their activities?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Bogus Share Dealers. (16 Nov 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Will the right hon. Gentleman use the influence of his high office to issue a warning to the unsuspecting public to treat with suspicion all unsolicited advances, whether by post in personal visit, as to the investment or re-investment of securities?

Oral Answers to Questions — Deaths from Cancer (Cremation). (16 Nov 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 73. asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider the advisability of introducing legislation which will make it compulsory that the bodies of persons who die from cancer shall be cremated?


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