Results 1–20 of 115 for speaker:Mr Herbert Spencer

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Building Trade (Arrrentices). (8 Oct 1924)

Mr Herbert Spencer: When the Minister stated that Socialism would come in 10 years why did he make a 15 years' treaty with the building trade?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Foreign Steel (Imports). (30 Jul 1924)

Mr Herbert Spencer: If these foreign steamers are waiting to come to this country, is it not a fact that they will bring steel for the purpose of the British workers working up that steel, and making money out of it? Is the steel for them to eat?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: West Ham Guardians (Loans). (28 Jul 1924)

Mr Herbert Spencer: Is the hon. Gentleman not of opinion if it were not for the credit of the central authority the West. Ham Board of Guardians might not be able to borrow money at all?

Orders of the Day — Housing (Financial Provisions) Bill. (25 Jul 1924)

Mr Herbert Spencer: As the right hon. Gentleman addresses me by the name of my constituency, I would ask him to wait and see. If he wishes to prophesy, I should say that I voted against this Bill all the time, and propose to do so.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. (23 Jul 1924)

Mr Herbert Spencer: I want to protest as strongly as I can against the speech of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Hillhead (Sir R. Home), in which he brought up the stale insinuation that the loyalty of our Dominions depends in any way on Colonial Preference. I would not have intervened in the Debate but for his statement, his assumption that no Government in this country could stand the wave of popular...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. (23 Jul 1924)

Mr Herbert Spencer: To spend less was an extremely good thing, but it was extremely foolish to make so low an estimate of the revenue. Take the case of the collier. We know that in 1921, in a time of bad trade, it was impossible materially to increase the wages of the collier; until trade improved and the price of coal went up the collier could not be paid much more in money wages. We all know that he had a...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. (23 Jul 1924)

Mr Herbert Spencer: I do not think that they have done so, and on another occasion I will discuss the matter at greater length with the hon. Gentleman opposite. I want now to say a word of criticism of this Budget. It is an excellent Budget and I am proud to be an enthusiastic supporter of it. I think, however, that the Chancellor of the Exchequer could have reduced taxation still further. The fault of our...

Orders of the Day — Housing (Financial Provisions) Bill.: New Clause. — (Security of tenancy of assisted houses.) (21 Jul 1924)

Mr Herbert Spencer: I can imagine nothing that is going to stop house building more than this proposal. If I may remind the Committee there have been model villages built by manufacturers. The village of Sutton in my constituency is an example. Not a house could have been built there if this Bill had been in force. [An HON. MEMBER: "What about Scotland?"] I have nothing to do with the administration of Scotland....

Business of the House. (18 Jul 1924)

Mr Herbert Spencer: Would it not be possible to take the Old Age Pensions Bill as the first Order on Monday? There is considerable anxiety about it, particularly in view of the statement by a Minister that our action in moving that the Committee stage of the Housing Bill be taken on the Floor of the House is going to delay the Old Age Pensions Bill until the Autumn Session. Is it not possible to bring this very...

Business of the House. (18 Jul 1924)

Mr Herbert Spencer: What about the Old Age Pensions Bill?

Orders of the Day — Housing (Financial Provisions) Bill.: Clause 3. — (Special conditions.) (17 Jul 1924)

Mr Herbert Spencer: I want to speak for a very few minutes on this Amendment, and to congratulate the Minister on his brave words about prices. Unfortunately, my Observation on the question has been that since the Minister came into office his only activities seem to have resulted in a quick rise of prices and a total stoppage of any schemes for building houses. When we find, as the hon. Member for Aldershot...

Orders of the Day — Housing (Financial Provisions) Bill.: Clause 3. — (Special conditions.) (17 Jul 1924)

Mr Herbert Spencer: I say there has been a total stoppage of new schemes for building houses. Since the Minister came before the country with this scheme for huge subsidies and doles for the building trade, there has been a total stoppage of the, new schemes that were being produced under the 1923 Housing Act. I want, if I may, in considering this Amendment, to recommend to the Minister the very wise words of...

Orders of the Day — Housing (Financial Provisions) Bill.: Clause 3. — (Special conditions.) (17 Jul 1924)

Mr Herbert Spencer: I am sorry, Sir, if I went a little astray. I was only appealing to the- Minister on his plea for economy in building prices. I wanted to try and prove that the only road to economy was a, very different thing from giving huge doles to any particular trade. The road to economy is, I think, that the working people themselves should own their own houses. The Minister, on another occasion when...

Orders of the Day — Housing (Financial Provisions) Bill.: Clause 3. — (Special conditions.) (17 Jul 1924)

Mr Herbert Spencer: I am sorry, Sir, if I have trespassed. I will not go on any longer. I do not make this speech with the intention of obstructing the Bill, and I am sorry if I have wandered outside the terms of the Amendment. I would1 like to make one prophecy before I sit down, and that is this: This Bill, even with the Amendment proposed by my hon. Friend the Member for Totnes (Mr. Vivian) will be a failure....

Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men.: Proportional Representation. (10 Jul 1924)

Mr Herbert Spencer: 19. asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the fact that in the recent South African election the South African party polled 33 per cent. more votes than the Nationalists but the Nationalists obtained 20 per cent, more seats; and Whether this phenomenon will cause him to consider the advisability of introducing some scheme upon a correctly proportional system of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Interest on Loans. (10 Jul 1924)

Mr Herbert Spencer: 46. asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the circulation in the country of the Minister of Health s calculations of the money that could be saved on house building if no interest were paid; and whether the paying of no interest on loans represents the policy of the Government?


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