Results 1–20 of 27 for speaker:Mr Charles Murray

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Small Holdings, Roxburgh. (1 Aug 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: The amount paid to the proprietor as compensation in accordance with the award of the Land Court was £921 12s. 1d. In addition, sums amounting to £199 19s. 6d. and £203 18s. 4d. were paid to him by the Board for interest and legal expenses respectively. I under- stand that the land referred to had been let annually as grass parks and was not in a derelict condition. I am informed that the...

Orders of the Day — Local Government and Other Officers' Superannuation Bill.: Clause 5. — (Combinations of local authorities.) (23 Jul 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: As far as Scotland is concerned, I shall be glad to accept the principle of this Amendment. I do not think that the Amendment as it stands is in proper form, but if my hon. Friend withdraws it, I will undertake that in another place a more appropriate Amendment shall be introduced on behalf of Scotland.

Orders of the Day — Education (Scotland) (Superannuation) Bill. (19 Jul 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: The hon. Member for Central Edinburgh (Mr. W. Graham), who moved the rejection of this Bill, will pardon me for saying that I thought he did so not only in a very moderate way, but with some timidity. I do not think I shall be doing him any injustice if I say that he is also sensible that they are rather fighting this Measure with their hands tied behind their backs. My right hon. Friend the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine: Valuation Rolls, Scotland. (11 Jul 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: I am aware of the decision referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend. The question of amending legislation is under consideration.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine: Valuation Rolls, Scotland. (11 Jul 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: The urgent necessity for either judicial or legislative action is fully before me.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Local Taxation (Scotland). (10 Jul 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: I can add nothing to the reply which I gave on behalf of my right hon. Friend to a question on this subject on the 21st June.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Local Taxation (Scotland). (10 Jul 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: I. would remind my hon. and gallant Friend that the Report has been out for only a few weeks, and I would suggest that he hardly appreciates fully the complexity of the matter.

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants.: West of Scotland Appeals. (22 Jun 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: The numbers of appeal cases from the West of Scotland that were heard, and finally decided by the Pensions Appeal Tribunals for Scotland during the year 1921 and in the first three months of the present year were 2,844 and 794 respectively. In 820 of these cases the appeal was allowed.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education.: Local Taxation (Scotland). (21 Jun 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: My right hon. Friend is at present considering the Report of this Committee. He is not yet in a position to make any announcement as to the action he may take.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education.: Local Taxation (Scotland). (21 Jun 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: There will be no undue delay, considering the complexity of the subject.

Oral Answers to Questions — Edinburgh Prison (Flour Tenders). (20 Jun 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. No contract for imported flour was placed as a result of the issue of these forms. The contract for the flour required at Edinburgh Prison was given to a firm of British millers. The practice of the Prison Commission for Scotland is to give to British firms an opportunity of tendering in all cases, and this practice will...

Oral Answers to Questions — Edinburgh Prison (Flour Tenders). (20 Jun 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: In order to get the quotation for the price. It was subsequently discovered that the difference in price might be outweighed by the difference in quality, and accordingly an unrestricted tender was issued.

Orders of the Day — Government of Scotland Bill. (26 May 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: I had not intended to intervene upon the merits of this Bill, in view of the fact that a number of other Scottish Members were present and desired to speak; but two points have been put. An observation has been made about the absence of the Secretary for Scotland. Had my right hon. Friend been here present, he would have spoken as he has previously done on this subject. I am sure he would...

Oral Answers to Questions — India.: Allotments Bill (Scotland). (24 May 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: The Bill was introduced and read a First time in another place yesterday.

Employment of Children Act (1903) Amendment (Scotland) Bill. (24 May 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: I beg to move, "That the Bill be now read a Second time." I do so on behalf of my right hon. Friend the Secretary for Scotland, and if the House gives me a few moments, I can explain the object and extent of the Bill. It proposes to remedy what, in Scotland, at any rate, has proved to be a defect in the Act of 1918. Two series of Statutes—the Education Acts on the one hand, and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Iraq.: Ex-Service Men (Orkney and Shetland). (23 May 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply to his questions on the 16th instant given by my right hon. Friend in which he informed him that schemes for the settlement of ex-service men in Orkney and Shetland have reached an advanced stage. The normal term of outgoing in these counties is Martinmas and the Board of Agriculture for Scotland are making every effort to put the schemes referred to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men.: Land Settlement (Scotland). (11 May 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: My right hon. Friend is aware of the statements to which my hon. Friend refers, and which occur in the letter introductory to the Report. The considerations in question were evidently present to the minds of the Committee when formulating their recommendations, and they are not, in the opinion of my right hon. Friend, to be taken as overriding, or as qualifying, the recommendations of the Report.

Whale Fisheries (Scotland) (Amendment) Bill (10 May 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: I have no wish to add anything to what my right hon. Friend has said with regard to the provisions of this Bill, but I would like to say one word in reply to what has been said. I am sure that my right hon. Friend (Mr. Munro) will take into consideration the suggestion thrown out by the hon. Member for Central Aberdeen (Major M. Wood). On the question of compensation, some criticism has been...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Holding (Glen Orchy). (27 Apr 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: The total expenditure which has been incurred by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland in connection with the case referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend is £285 19s. 1d. The amount received from Mr. Cameron for rent was £58.

Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act.: Foreign Trawling, Moray Firth. (12 Apr 1922)

Mr Charles Murray: My right hon Friend is aware that foreign trawlers occasionally visit the Moray Firth, but none of Norwegian or Danish nationality have been observed for some years. The reply to the second part of the question is in the affirmative. Owing to international considerations, the course proposed by my hon. and learned Friend presents grave difficulties, and my right hon. Friend is not in a...


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