Results 4861–4880 of 4899 for speaker:Sir Waldron Smithers

Oral Answers to Questions — Motor Traffic, Fatiningiiam. (15 Nov 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 74. asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that during the last 12 months 29 motor accidents have occurred in the vicinity of Farningham, Kent, in which 14 persons required medical attention, and in which seven persons received fatal injuries; and will he consider what steps can be taken to prevent the continuance of similar accidents on the network of dangerous cross-roads in...

Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates, 1926-27.: Ministry of Health. (13 Jul 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: It is rather bad luck on a comparatively new Member to have to follow the wonderful outburst of oratory we have just heard. I want to refer to the remarks of the Minister in opening the Debate about new methods of building. I want to mention a method which in my opinion is a real and solid contribution to the solution of the rural housing problem, and not only to the rural problem, but the...

Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates, 1926-27.: Ministry of Health. (13 Jul 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: The £250 does not include roads or connection with sewers or drains, as the case may be. I have given the figure of £250 as the outside figure, and I am anxious not to make a wrong estimate, but one house that has recently been finished cost £220, and the total cost for everything, except the land, came out at just about £250. We have got the price down so low that it may vary £10 or...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Press Telegrams (Rates). (4 May 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 42 asked the Postmaster-General, in view of the discrepancy between£84,000 actually received and£500,000 receivable under ordinary rates for Press telegrams in 1925–6, whether he will consider the advisability of revising the rates for Press telegrams to a basis which will not involve a loss on this traffic?

Oral Answers to Questions — Artillery College, Woolwich. (3 May 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 48. asked the Secretary of State for War, in view of the increase as between 1913-14 and 1925–26 of 86 per cent. in the military staff and 375 per cent. in the civilian staff, of 138 per cent. in the subordinate military staff and 190 per cent. in the subordinate civilian staff, and 226 per cent. in the expenditure at the Artillery College, Woolwich, if he will state the reasons for these...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Press Telegrams. (27 Apr 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 61. asked the Postmaster-General what was the amount received in respect of Press telegrams for the last completed financial year, and for the longest period since for which figures are available; and what would have been the amount receivable for the same period if those telegrams had been sent at the rates chargeable Fe the public for similar services?

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Press Telegrams. (27 Apr 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Is it a fact that the services rendered to the Press by the Poet Office involve a loss to the Post Office?

Oral Answers to Questions — Dover Harbour (Western Entrance). (21 Apr 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Is it not the fact that it was only because that caution was disregarded that the"Maid of Kent"had this accident?

Oral Answers to Questions — Dover Harbour (Western Entrance). (21 Apr 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Is it not the fact that this ship left half an hour after low water, whereas the caution said that she had better not leave for two hours after low water?

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Warships (Ocean Patrols). (21 Apr 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 28. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can give an estimate of the number, if any, of ships of the Royal Navy normally employed in patrolling the main oceans which can be dispensed with owing to the services which can be rendered by the Air Force at its present strength by means of heavier-than-air craft operated from British territory?

Oral Answers to Questions — Poor Law.: Horses (Export). (25 Mar 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 63. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has recently received any information as to the conditions under which decrepit horses are exported; and, in view of the continued agitation, can he make a statement on the matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Wail Memorial, Macedonia (25 Mar 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 74. asked the Secretary of State for War when the official inauguration and dedication of the monument on Lake Doiran, Macedonia, to British soldiers who fell there during the War, will take place; and will he take the necessary steps to ensure that the opening ceremony shall be in all respects worthy of England and of those whom the monument commemorates?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education.: Fighting Services (MR. Lansbury's Speech, Albert Hall). (11 Mar 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 22. asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to speeches delivered on the evening of Sunday, 7th March, at the Albert Hall; has he received an official report of the proceedings; has he consulted the Law Officers of the Crown; and what steps does he propose to take?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Health Insurance.: Open Spaces, London. (11 Mar 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: 92. asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that certain open spaces in London are being handed over to the builder; and will he consider what steps he can take in the interest of the community to prevent the usurpation of light and air which is thus caused?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Health Insurance.: Open Spaces, London. (11 Mar 1926)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Will the Minister make special inquiry into the cases of the Foundling Hospital site and Morning-ton Crescent?

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...

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

Sir Waldron Smithers: Some lasting remedy must be found, and must be found quickly. I am confident that a solu- tion is not difficult to find if masters and men alike would substitute, for those leaders who persist in turning economic questions into political questions, fair-minded, able, capable business men. Surely this is too vital a matter for political controversy. If economic issues were put before the...

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

Sir Waldron Smithers: —I believe that the problem would be halfway to solution. Tell the men the truth, the economic truth, and I believe the immediate response would take the form of increased production. British industry would prosper, and British wages would increase. Increased production means increased wages.

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

Sir Waldron Smithers: And, what is more important, increased purchasing power. In America to-day there is practically no unemployment. In this country, speaking in round figures, we are crying out for a million houses, but we have a million unemployed. Has the building industry in this country as a whole done its level best to increase the production of houses and to absorb as many as possible of the unemployed?...

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

Sir Waldron Smithers: I am trying to compress what I have got to say into 20 minutes, and I have on purpose refrained from going into details, because I conceive it to be the duty of an opener of a Debate of this kind to put forward broad views and to allow the discussion to take form from what I have moved. I submit that this policy of restriction of output, if persisted in, means national suicide, and the people...


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