Results 61–80 of 4899 for speaker:Sir Waldron Smithers

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Government Officials (Cost) (13 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Will the Treasury do all in their power to reduce the number of the civil servants who are non-producers and who do not help the trade of the country?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Government Officials (Cost) (13 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Keep going on.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture: Fatstock Marketing Scheme (Objections) (13 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will agree to hold regional inquiries into objections to the proposed Fatstock Marketing Scheme, in view of the large number of livestock producers who are concerned at the penal clauses contained therein.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture: Fatstock Marketing Scheme (Objections) (13 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Can my right hon. Friend say, in relation to this and other cases, what is the good of removing one control and imposing another one equally vicious?

Comet Aircraft Accidents (Inquiries) (12 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Will my right hon. and learned Friend take steps to ensure that at the inquiries careful investigation will be made to see whether or not there was any evidence of sabotage?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Sterling (Convertibility) (11 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer in view of the strength of sterling in the foreign exchange market, if he will now take steps to make sterling freely convertible.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Sterling (Convertibility) (11 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Instead of expressing pious hopes about this matter elsewhere, will my right hon. Friend give a courageous lead to the world, as our forefathers did, and make sterling freely convertible tomorrow morning as the biggest contribution possible to world recovery and prosperity?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Ministries of Food and Agriculture (Future) (11 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Prime Minister if he will now state when he hopes to close down the Ministries of Food and Agriculture.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Ministries of Food and Agriculture (Future) (11 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: As the two Ministries no longer serve any useful purpose—

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Ministries of Food and Agriculture (Future) (11 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: —will my right hon. Friend, in the interests of national economy, close them both down as soon as possible?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Public Servants (Oath of Allegiance) (11 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Prime Minister if he will introduce legislation to require all persons engaged in the public services to take an oath of allegiance to Her Majesty similar to that taken by hon. Members when they take their seats for the first time.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Public Servants (Oath of Allegiance) (11 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Would not the suggestion in this Question be some protection against Communist activities, which are much greater than anyone realises?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food: Meat Subsidy and Public Slaughterhouses (Operation) (10 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Minister of Food to which authorities he has given monopoly powers to operate the meat subsidy; and whether he will give similar authority to other authorities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food: Meat Subsidy and Public Slaughterhouses (Operation) (10 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Is my hon. Friend quite sure that, in removing Government control, he is not setting up another control, equally vicious?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food: Meat Subsidy and Public Slaughterhouses (Operation) (10 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Minister of Food to what organisations he has given a monopoly to operate public slaughterhouses; and whether he will give like facilities to others.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food: Meat Subsidy and Public Slaughterhouses (Operation) (10 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Is my hon. Friend quite sure that, in removing Government control, he is not setting up another control, equally vicious?

Orders of the Day — LAW REFORM (LIMITATION OF ACTIONS, &c.) BILL: Clause 2. — (Regulations for Securing Humane Conditions in Slaughter Houses, etc.) (7 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: I wish to support the Amendment because, as my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Middlesbrough, West (Mr. Simon) said, it raises a constitutional point. I have tried to study this to the best of my ability. I am not a lawyer, but I am always willing to follow the advice and recommendation of such a good lawyer as my hon. and learned Friend. As it stands, the Clause gives too much power...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Colonial Subjects (Immigration Restrictions) (6 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to the increasing number of immigrants into this country, especially the group of 720 Jamaicans who are on their way; and, in view of the country's present difficulties, if he will consider putting some restrictions on the entry of such large numbers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Colonial Subjects (Immigration Restrictions) (6 May 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Is it the policy of Her Majesty's Government to facilitate the export of large unemployment to Britain, and do these immigrants get the benefits of the services of the Welfare State at the expense of the British taxpayer?

Oral Answers to Questions — Farmer, Saint Helens (Dispossession) (29 Apr 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Minister of Agriculture why Mr. Sidney Morris, of Mickleham Green Farm, Sutton, Saint Helens, was dispossessed; and the present condition of the ground now under the agricultural executive committee.


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