Results 41–60 of 667 for speaker:Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL. (2 Oct 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: At a moment like this it ought to go on record that this great Finance Bill was the subject of a Debate in the closing stages of which there were present two supporters of the National Government, one Liberal and five Members of the Opposition, apart from those whose duty it is to appear on the Front Benches. I am not going to make a debating speech, because it is clearly useless to do so...

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL. (2 Oct 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I beg your pardon, Mr. Deputy-Speaker. It was mentioned by a previous speaker, but I will not go further into the matter. The hon. Member for Ipswich (Mr. Stokes) has given us an address on money, moneylenders, bankers, and land, which reminded me of a saying of the late Lord Rothschild, "Beware of women, beware of gambling, beware of engineers." The hon. Member for Ipswich is an engineer,...

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL. (2 Oct 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Either in cash or instalments at varying rates. It can be done by the Post Office far more economically than by a commercial office. Let them offer terminable annuities over a period of one, two or three years. Let them exhaust all the simpler methods used by the commercial offices and let it be done through the Post Office and through the National Savings Committee. There is now a vast field...

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Burials. (28 Sep 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the fees for burial of persons outside the area in which they normally reside are usually double those for residents, sometimes much more; and whether he will provide by regulation for the elimination for the period of the war of the difference between residents and non-residents for this purpose?

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Burials. (28 Sep 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that these regulations have been made with his permission and by his authority and that in present circumstances the relatives of a large number of persons will have to pay ten times as much and never less than twice as much if they happen to die outside the parish in which they normally reside? Will he consider that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Burials. (28 Sep 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: asked the Minister of Health whether, in the interests of national economy, he will consider the issue of sumptuary regulations prohibiting the use of metal embellishments on coffins, the use of expensive woods and varnishes, the use of more than a minimum of cotton-linen or cotton-wool, and the use of wheel biers where possible in preference to motors?

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Burials. (28 Sep 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: asked the Minister of Health whether, in the interests of national economy, he will consider the desirability of fixing maximum scales for funerals in order to discourage unnecessary expenditure?

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Burials. (28 Sep 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that the cost of funerals is at present well over £ 10,000,000 a year and that an air sergeant was recently buried at a cost of £ 27 to his estate, his parents being exceedingly poor; and the fees had to be covered by the Regimental Deaths Act? Will he consider the making of some regulation to deal with this matter as part of a national campaign of...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means. (28 Sep 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: If the war lasts any considerable length of time, the financial systems of all countries now at peace, as well as of countries now at war, will collapse, and the basis of this Budget will disappear with the collapse of the system upon which it is based. To that extent this discussion is academic. The hon. Member for Oxford University (Mr. A. Herbert) in a play called "Derby Day" once thus...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means. (28 Sep 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I entirely agree that it depends upon the nature of capital goods, and that is why I agree with my hon. Friend the Member for Walsall (Sir G. Schuster) that the tools of the Treasury should be flexible and rapidly adjustable to the requirements of the moment. This is an emergency Budget, and there has been, obviously, 'no time for the Chancellor of the Exchequer to make some of the delicate...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means. (28 Sep 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I do not regard that as a legitimate reason for a general extension of old age pensions. Old age pensioners, normally speaking, either have their money in some investment which brings an income which will not cease at their death, or in annuities. The point that I was making was that in 1924 the means test limit was greatly increased. A married couple to-day with 20s. from earnings, 10s. from...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means. (28 Sep 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: That is a new condition, and that is why I am inclined to suggest to the Treasury that they should carefully consider, even at such a time as this, transferring the administration of old age pensions from the Commissioners of Customs and Excise—who in 1908 were the only body representing the Central Government which covered the whole of England, Wales and Ireland—into the hands of the...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means. (28 Sep 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: The people who are worse off are the non-contributory pensioners, of whom there are some 670,000 on the books. It is better to have a pension at 65 than at 70. I should like to see pensions graded on the lines of the Unemployment Assistance Board allowances, and Workmen's Compensation weekly payments to the nearest 6d. If the cost of living rises substantially above the 1924 figure of 175 I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Railway Advertisements. (27 Sep 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: asked the Minister of Transport whether he will instruct the Railway Operating Service to refuse in future all advertisements calculated to stimulate the sale of commodities the consumption of which the Government desires to restrict, or which are likely to be rationed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Waste Avoidance. (27 Sep 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Information whether, with a view to impressing, by advertisement, upon the public of this country the need for economy in the use of commodities, he will give full publicity to the recent statement of the Finance Minister of France that waste of consumption goods is a crime; and that the winner is he who produces most and consumes least?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Waste Avoidance. (27 Sep 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Will the hon. Member see that this is put across at the B.B.C. by a real live Minister and not by a B.B.C. spokesman?

War Situation. (26 Sep 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Can the right hon. Gentleman give chapter and verse for that astonishing statement??

War Situation. (26 Sep 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I mean the astonishing statement attributed to the Ministry of Information.

War Situation. (26 Sep 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: We are all glad to have heard the vigorous voice of the Leader of the Opposition again. I entirely agree with everything he said relating to the B.B.C. I do not know what Department of State controls B.B.C. output, which last week included a debate on "what happens to us when we are dead." The B.B.C. wants a thorough clearing out of a very considerable proportion of its present personnel and...

Orders of the Day — Possession of Mortgaged Land (Emergency Provisions) Bill.: Clause 3. — (Short title, duration and extent.) (20 Sep 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: What is the procedure as regards the currency in Northern Ireland of an emergency Bill of this sort? I take it there has been a formal consultation, but I must say it is a surprise to me that they should find such a Bill necessary there.


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