Results 81–100 of 4899 for speaker:Sir Waldron Smithers

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

Sir Waldron Smithers: Can my right hon. Friend say whether or not it is true that the present condition of the farm is much worse than when Mr. Morris vacated it?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communist Activities (29 Apr 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Prime Minister if he will set up a Royal Commission to inquire into Communist activities and propaganda in Great Britain.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communist Activities (29 Apr 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Is the Prime Minister aware that Mr. Casey is reported to have said that the spy rings which have caused so much trouble in Australia are active in all countries, including Britain? Will he make an appeal to the British public relentlessly to combat Communist activities everywhere? Will he also tell the British public that there is no difference in principle between Communism and Socialism?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Public Expenditure (27 Apr 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer in view of his announced policy to review public expenditure, what steps he proposes to take; and whether he will set up a committee of experienced business men, on the lines of the May Committee, to advise him.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Public Expenditure (27 Apr 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Can my right hon. Friend tell the House if the Chancellor of the Exchequer does not realise that, although things are better, we are not yet out of the Socialist wood? Will he ask the Chancellor to study the letter in "The Times" today, called "High Construction Costs," as 'being typical of the whole of our present difficulties, and will he not take the advice of experienced businessmen who...

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government: County Rates (Increase) (13 Apr 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he has studied particulars which have been sent him concerning the persistent rise in county rates; and if he will in the national interest introduce legislation, which will enable Her Majesty's Government to fix a limit to the expenditure of local authorities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government: County Rates (Increase) (13 Apr 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the average county rate has about doubled in the last 20 years? As the increase is a burden upon industry and does harm to our export trade, will he take action on the lines suggested in the Question?

Orders of the Day — Budget Proposals (8 Apr 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: I hope the hon. Member for Stechford (Mr. Roy Jenkins) will forgive me if I do not follow him— [HON. MEMBERS: "Why not?"]—because I have some points to make and I do not want to take up too much time. I do congratulate the hon. Member on the fluency of his expression. I think the way he spoke was wonderful, although I do not agree with him. I have had the honour to be a Member of this...

Orders of the Day — Budget Proposals (8 Apr 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: I do not expect the hon. Member knows what they mean, either. To put it in simple language, there is no difference in principle between the budget of the humblest home and the Budget of the country.

Orders of the Day — Budget Proposals (8 Apr 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: I am trying to compress my remarks so as to be as brief as possible in order to give other hon. Members a chance to speak. The housekeeping accounts of the country are the Civil Estimates, and I want the Committee for a moment to look back on the last 50 years of Rake's Progress. In 1900, the Civil Estimates were £23 million. This year they are £2,400 million. As a consequence, the...

Orders of the Day — Budget Proposals (8 Apr 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: I hope the hon. Gentleman will not think it any discourtesy if I say that I must leave the Chamber because I have a very bad throat. [Interruption.]

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Social Services (Finance) (9 Mar 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in considering his Budget proposals, he will review the financial stability of all the social services and take appropriate action.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Social Services (Finance) (9 Mar 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Has the Chancellor studied the three articles by Loud Beveridge recently published in the "Sunday Times" which show that the Welfare State is now "in the red"? Does he not realise that the Socialist policy of a comprehensive Welfare State kills initiative, ruins character and is the fundamental cause of our difficulties today because we have to import half our food and raw materials, that the...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Social Services (Finance) (9 Mar 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: What is my right hon. Friend going to do about it?

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads: Pedestrians (3 Mar 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if, in the interests of road safety, he will arrange to give greater publicity to the need for pedestrians to use footpaths where they are available, and thus to avoid walking on the roads as much as possible.

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads: Pedestrians (3 Mar 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: While thanking the Minister for that reply, may I say that from my experience time after time people will walk on the road and not face the oncoming traffic when there is a footpath? If my hon. Friend could only impress it upon people, it might reduce accidents.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Radio and Electronic Goods (Export Formalities) (2 Mar 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has studied a memorandum which has been sent to him about the difficulties of exporting radio and electronic components, which include the filling up of forms required by his Department; and what steps he is taking to overcome these difficulties.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture: Land Commission (References) (18 Feb 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will give the names of all areas referred to the Agricultural Land Commission for investigation and report under Sections 84, 86 and 87, respectively, of the Agriculture Act, 1947; the dates of the several references; and the number of owners and occupiers in each area who owned land or had tenancies in the respective areas.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture: Requisitioned Land (18 Feb 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will give the areas which were requisitioned under War Emergency Regulations, and have been acquired by him under compulsory powers granted under Section 85 of the Agriculture Act, 1947; the dates the several areas were informed of his intention to acquire; the number of owners and occupiers involved in each area; the acreage in each area involved; the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture: Requisitioned Land (18 Feb 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Does the Minister realise that the information, which I presume is supplied by these answers, would be subject to cross-examination and would be produced as evidence in an open court of English law if a dispossessed farmer had the right to appeal on points of fact and merit, whereas all we can do now is deal with the matter by Question and answer in the House?


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