Results 1–20 of 458 for speaker:Mr David Mason

Prorogation and Dissolution of Parliament. (23 Oct 1935)

Mr David Mason: Will the right hon. Gentleman quote the exact words of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in which he says that the Government will not carry out the obligations of Article 16?

Prorogation and Dissolution of Parliament. (23 Oct 1935)

Mr David Mason: Quote.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Admiralty Office. (22 Jul 1935)

Mr David Mason: While I am very much impressed with the figures the hon. Member has given us, he will, of course, hear in mind the change in the value of the pound.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Italy and Abyssinia. (15 Jul 1935)

Mr David Mason: 7. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can inform the House as to the prospects of the Council of the League of Nations being called together at an early date to discuss the Italo-Abyssinian dispute?

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health.: International Currency. (15 Jul 1935)

Mr David Mason: 43. asked the Prime Minister whether he has now received official communication of the text of the resolution of the International Chamber of Commerce on stabilisation of currencies adopted at the recent congress in Paris; and whether His Majesty's Government propose to take any action along the lines suggested?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. (5 Jul 1935)

Mr David Mason: I find myself in agreement with some of the statements and some of the sentiments of the hon. Member for East Fulham (Mr. Wilmot), but I am afraid I differ in regard to others. He made considerable reference to the question of taxation, and spoke at great length defending what he called reasonable taxation. If we are to have taxation it should, of course, be reasonable and just. There is no...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. (5 Jul 1935)

Mr David Mason: The comparison which I offer to the House is the very carefully drawn comparison based upon the central Government taxation only. This country to-day is the heaviest taxed country in the world. No one will deny that heavy taxation must be, in the nature of the case, a burden upon our manufacturing industries, and I am sure that nothing would give the Chancellor greater pleasure and...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. (5 Jul 1935)

Mr David Mason: I can assure the hon. Baronet that I have not lost sight of that fact. I am quite aware of those movements, but I am trying to argue that there is comparatively very small movement of these shares. We have no statistics, and we can only use our common sense. When we know that there is little or no foreign investment, that there is an embargo on the flotation of foreign loans, and that there...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. (5 Jul 1935)

Mr David Mason: No.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. (5 Jul 1935)

Mr David Mason: I am sorry to interrupt the hon. Gentleman. The hon. Member for Carnarvon (Mr. D. Evans) is not here, but he did not say that he was in favour of the Council of Action. He said he favoured a Council of Action.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: New Clause. — (Annual account of exchange equalisation account.) (1 Jul 1935)

Mr David Mason: I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a Second time." The Clause involves a proposal which will appeal to all sections of the House. Some reference has been made to certain questions not being party questions; this is essentially a non-party Clause, because it advocates control by the House of Commons of its own finances. In 1932, the House voted £150,000,000, to which was added in the...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: New Clause. — (Annual account of exchange equalisation account.) (1 Jul 1935)

Mr David Mason: It is true that we have not altogether stood still, but does the hon. Member himself subscribe to this most artificial interference, in view of the knowledge which I have no doubt he has of entering into large transactions involving huge trade relations with the rest of the world and involving large capital expenditure, when no abstract is provided of the transactions of this Account which...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: New Clause. — (Annual account of exchange equalisation account.) (1 Jul 1935)

Mr David Mason: Against gold. All that this system has done is to facilitate this facilis descensus Averni, this descent into hell, this use of our own credit for the purpose of depreciating our own sterling pound. It sounds incredible, but it is true. If any hon. Member can offer a defence of it, I am sure the House will be glad to hear it. I have tried—and I have said time and again that we are here for...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: New Clause. — (Annual account of exchange equalisation account.) (1 Jul 1935)

Mr David Mason: Certainly; I have just been doing so. Professor Robbins and Dr. Gregory are economists of to-day, and Professor Cannan, whose lamented death occurred only recently, was perhaps one of our most distinguished economists. There are many others. I hope that other Members of the House will have something to say in protest against the continuation of this, as I think, unsound system of carrying on...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: New Clause. — (Annual account of exchange equalisation account.) (1 Jul 1935)

Mr David Mason: Does the right hon. Gentleman suggest that this Fund is the sole means of correcting the exchanges? There are of course, various causes for exchange fluctuations. Surely, the right hon. Gentleman does not seriously suggest that the Exchange Equalisation Fund can correct the exchanges?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: Clause 27. — (Power to issue new securities in lieu of Local Loans stock.) (1 Jul 1935)

Mr David Mason: I beg to move, in page 21, line 33, at the end, to insert, always provided that no statutory sinking fund shall be attached to the issue of such securities. I had this Amendment on the Order Paper for the Committee stage, and it was suggested that I might postpone it to the Report stage in order that hon. Members might go home. Precisely the same position has arisen to-night. I cannot...

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval Armaments (Anglo-German Agreement). (27 Jun 1935)

Mr David Mason: With reference to the first part of the question, dealing with inspection, may I ask whether that was discussed with the German Government? Formerly they were inclined to agree to it.

Orders of the Day — London Passenger Transport (Agreement) Bill. (27 Jun 1935)

Mr David Mason: I hope that the observations of the hon. Member for Wigan (Mr. Parkinson) will receive the favourable attention of the Financial Secretary. I arrived on Friday when the hon. Gentleman was winding up, and I did not have an opportunity of saying anything on the Financial Resolution, but I am sure that on Second Reading of so important a Bill the hon. Gentleman will extend that courtesy to me...


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