Results 41–60 of 143 for speaker:Mr Marshall Stevens

Oral Answers to Questions — Railway Rates and Charges. (7 Aug 1919)

Mr Marshall Stevens: I referred to an identically similar Committee.

Orders of the Day — Profiteering Bill.: Clause 1. — (Powers of the Board of Trade to Investigate Complaints and Take Proceedings). (13 Aug 1919)

Mr Marshall Stevens: I think a great deal of misunderstanding is due to the fact that an attempt is being made to fix prices-for articles produced on a large scale. There is a great deal to be said, I think, for the fixing of prices retail, but when it comes to the production of the great commodities in which we are interested, I have only to appeal, I am sure, to the common sense of any importer or any merchant...

Orders of the Day — Profiteering Bill.: Clause 1. — (Powers of the Board of Trade to Investigate Complaints and Take Proceedings). (13 Aug 1919)

Mr Marshall Stevens: I beg to move, at end of paragraph(b), to add the words (iv) in case any complaint shall on investigation be proved, to the satisfaction of the Board of Trade, to be vexatious, the Board of Trade shall have power to award the seller such compensation, to be payable out of the fund or rate mentioned in Section six of this Act, as the Board of Trade shall deem reasonable. I agree that the...

Orders of the Day — Profiteering Bill.: Clause 1. — (Powers of the Board of Trade to Investigate Complaints and Take Proceedings). (13 Aug 1919)

Mr Marshall Stevens: My point is not that the complaint may not be vexatious because it is a good complaint. It may be a good complaint and yet a vexatious prosecution. The point I want to make, dealing with larger traders, is this. The hon. and learned Gentleman (Sir E. Wild) suggested that the shopkeeper should go out of business for six months. Shopkeepers unfortunately are not in that position, but the big...

Orders of the Day — Profiteering Bill.: Clause 1. — (Powers of the Board of Trade to Investigate Complaints and Take Proceedings). (13 Aug 1919)

Mr Marshall Stevens: In these cases, except in the case of big traders and trusts, the complainant is almost certain to be a man of straw from whom no costs can be obtained. In these circumstances will the Government be responsible for costs?

Orders of the Day — Profiteering Bill.: Clause 3. — (Power to Authorise Local Authorities to Trade.) (13 Aug 1919)

Mr Marshall Stevens: I beg to move, to leave out Clause 3. Here we have a Clause of five lines, containing what would easily occupy an Act of Parliament, and providing, I think, for the first time, without any precedent, for the sale of merchandise by municipalities. I have not heard a word of reason why this Clause is necessary in this Bill. The Clause has been considered and discussed, and its promoters are...

Orders of the Day — Profiteering Bill.: Clause 3. — (Power to Authorise Local Authorities to Trade.) (13 Aug 1919)

Mr Marshall Stevens: I am hardly likely to be accused of being afraid to back my own opinions, but under the circumstances I will ask leave to withdraw the Amendment.

Orders of the Day — Profiteering Bill.: New Clause. — (Power of Board of Trade to Order Disposal of Stocks.) (13 Aug 1919)

Mr Marshall Stevens: I think this Amendment is most dangerous. [An HON. MEMBER: "Dangerous to profiteers!"] No, dangerous to Labour. The probability is that it would cause the holding back of a great many consignments coming forward to this country for disposal here.

Orders of the Day — Ministry of Transport Bill.: Clause B. — (Rates Advisory Committees.) (13 Aug 1919)

Mr Marshall Stevens: I do appeal to the Members of this House to accept the Amendment as sent down from the Lords. I do not wish to repeat anything that has been said except that it is quite true that we were agreed upstairs, after all the fighting had obtained as much as we could, but would it be believed that the Home Secretary, supported by the Minister-designate, put into you a manuscript Amendment which, if...

Orders of the Day — Ministry of Transport Bill.: Clause B. — (Rates Advisory Committees.) (13 Aug 1919)

Mr Marshall Stevens: The House of Lords, very likely, would Eave included a representative of the agricultural interests, in addition to the two representatives of the commerce and trade of the country. That is the Amendment we were dealing with in Committee for nineteen days upstairs. I cannot find words within what I consider Parliamentary language to express what I feel about that. The whole trade of this...

Orders of the Day — Ministry of Transport Bill.: Clause 21. — (Advisory Committees.) (13 Aug 1919)

Mr Marshall Stevens: I think the Noble Lord was away when the Second Reading of this Bill was under consideration, engaged upon higher duties in Paris, and I think it is due to him to explain that we shall have the undertaking of the Government running side by side with the Select Committee on Transport, and for that reason I think he will see that it is better that we should have the confidential character of...

Orders of the Day — Ministry of Transport Bill.: Clause C. — (Provision as to Orders in Council Relating to the Acquisition of Lund and the. Construction of Works.) (13 Aug 1919)

Mr Marshall Stevens: Here again it will have an opportunity of being considered by the Select Committee which the Government have undertaken to reappoint.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Production.: Gas Works (Coal Shortage). (16 Feb 1920)

Mr Marshall Stevens: Is he aware that the difficulty in the main is due to the breakdown of transport, because coal is being carried for long distances when it can be obtained almost on the spot?

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies.: Government Stocks. (2 Mar 1920)

Mr Marshall Stevens: Will the right hon. Gentleman communicate with the Prime Minister, to whom the question is addressed, and ask if he will endeavour to be in his place on Wednesday next week?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Revenue Buildings. (3 Mar 1920)

Mr Marshall Stevens: Can the hon Gentleman say what is the number of the staffs he proposes to accommodate, and when they will be accommodated? Could a building be put up within the next six months to meet all requirements?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Revenue Buildings. (3 Mar 1920)

Mr Marshall Stevens: Hero we are asked to provide a sum for a permanent building. Am I to understand that it is to be commenced forthwith? Those who know anything about Manchester and the district know that during the next two years, at any rate, there will be far greater requirements for the necessities of the country and of the district, not only in the provision of houses, where thousands and thousands of...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Labour, Employment Exchange and Insurance Buildings, Great Britain. (3 Mar 1920)

Mr Marshall Stevens: I wish to call attention to item 15— Manchester—purchase of site and erection of new building for divisional office and Employment Exchange. Total estimate, £132,000 (provisional). The sum required is £32,000, and I take it that that £32,000 is for the site. It is obvious that in the centre of a city like Manchester there must be an employment exchange, but why put the divisional...

Orders of the Day — Acquisition of Land Bill. (5 Mar 1920)

Mr Marshall Stevens: I am quite sure hon. Members who have backed this Bill had not the slightest intention of doing anything which would prevent the development of land for industrial purposes in this country. That is the effect, to a great extent, of this Bill. The hon. Gentleman who has just sat down said that the value of the land should be fixed by what has been put into it by the owner, and with that we all...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Transport. (10 Mar 1920)

Mr Marshall Stevens: Why not?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Transport. (10 Mar 1920)

Mr Marshall Stevens: Playing golf!


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