Results 121–140 of 4899 for speaker:Sir Waldron Smithers

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Bulk Purchasing (21 Jan 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give an undertaking that, when existing contracts lapse, he will put an end to his Department's bulk purchases.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Bulk Purchasing (21 Jan 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Will my right hon. Friend try to persuade all his colleagues, in the national interest, to stop State trading as soon as possible?

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Catering Wages Act (19 Jan 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Minister of Labour if he will set up a committee, presided over by a prominent Queen's Counsel, at which evidence may be taken on oath, to inquire into the operation of the Catering Wages Act and the difficulties and problems it causes to the hotel and catering industries.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Catering Wages Act (19 Jan 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that information from all over the country shows that the operation of this Act is doing great harm to the industry, especially in places where they have a seasonal trade, like seaside resorts, where people have to make their living during three or four months in the year? Is it not a fact that the only satisfactory method is for conditions and wages...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Industrial Disputes (Strike Ballots) (19 Jan 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Prime Minister if he will introduce legislation which will make strikes illegal until such time as a secret ballot of the workers, under Government auspices, has been taken.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Industrial Disputes (Strike Ballots) (19 Jan 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Would it not be a good thing if the workers were able to express their opinions without fear of victimisation and dictation by their own trade union leaders?

Orders of the Day — Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (19 Jan 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: The Minister emphasised Clauses 4, 5 and 6 and the right hon. Member for Belper (Mr. G. Brown) devoted the major part of his speech to those Clauses. Although this Bill leaves much to be desired it is a step in the right direction, although only a very small and a timid step. Clauses 4, 5 and 6 prove that a determined people by their importunity, can compel a Minister to take action. For what...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (19 Jan 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: These men are not Communist agitators, they are decent English countrymen. They feel—and I would like the House to take note of it—that the tribunals are not independent. Whether they are right or wrong they feel that because two members are appointed by the Minister under the Agriculture Act, 1947, and because the tribunal is paid by the Minister, they are. therefore, his paid servants....

Orders of the Day — Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (19 Jan 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: I cannot give way Another writes: It is madness that several owners who were refused possession of their land have been allowed to sell to Ministry-approved-persons who have then had the land given back to them. Why, when the owners could and would use the land to the same advantage, should they not be allowed to have it? Another writes: It is wrong that the Minister is allowed, after...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (19 Jan 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: All I said was that people accused of that offence should have a right of appeal to a court of law on points of fact and merit.

Orders of the Day — Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (19 Jan 1954)

Sir Waldron Smithers: At ploughing time.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Teachers (Professional Status) (17 Dec 1953)

Sir Waldron Smithers: On behalf of myself and the whole House, I should like to be allowed, if I may, to congratulate you, Sir, on your very nice Christmas present—the arrival of your grandson.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food: Danish Pork (Cost) (14 Dec 1953)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Minister of Food the cost, per ton, delivered in Britain of the 950 tons of pork recently purchased from Denmark

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food: Danish Pork (Cost) (14 Dec 1953)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Is not that answer typical of State trading? When will the Minister realise that the cost of living cannot be substantially reduced until he stops bulk purchase and hands over the buying of meat abroad to experienced traders, who can buy in the cheapest markets? Will he stop bulk purchase at once?

Fruit and Vegetables (Import Duties Increase) (10 Dec 1953)

Sir Waldron Smithers: The two speeches to which we have just listened are a good example of the French proverb, Qui s'excuse, s'accuse. The main excuse of the President of the Board of Trade was the continual high level of world prices, but the main reason for that continued high level is bulk purchase by the Government on behalf of the biggest consuming and purchasing country in the world. If we send one man into...

Fruit and Vegetables (Import Duties Increase) (10 Dec 1953)

Sir Waldron Smithers: No, my hon. Friend may not. The other day the Government refused to consider increasing pensions of certain Service officers on the grounds of economy, that it would let loose the flood-gates for further demands and that the money was not in the till. A few days later they announce that they have given way to the pressure of the National Farmers' Union by increasing the import duties on five...

Fruit and Vegetables (Import Duties Increase) (10 Dec 1953)

Sir Waldron Smithers: No. This also would encourage similar demands from other quarters. It is an attempt by the Minister of Agriculture to placate a small but articulate group of producers at the expense of the great mass of the consuming public, particularly the poorer sections, such as old age pensioners. It is contended that home producers cannot stand the strain of unregulated imports. I maintain that it is...

Fruit and Vegetables (Import Duties Increase) (10 Dec 1953)

Sir Waldron Smithers: If the pressure of the N.F.U. on this point is not resisted, it will mean expelling the Channel Islands from the British Commonwealth. The big principle behind all that I have tried to say, amid interruptions from my own side of the House, is this: that to remove all tariffs and controls would benefit the whole world, especially Britain, economically. It would also be a big contribution to...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Capital Issues Committee (8 Dec 1953)

Sir Waldron Smithers: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why he has decided to preserve the Capital Issues Committee as a permanent feature of our financial structure.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Capital Issues Committee (8 Dec 1953)

Sir Waldron Smithers: Does that answer mean that the Chancellor of the Exchequer no longer credits the businessmen of our country with sufficient sagacity to decide for themselves how their capital should be invested? Does he not realise that the sooner the Government get out of business the better for the country as a whole?


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