Results 21–40 of 104 for speaker:Mr John Potter

Oral Answers to Questions — Registered Companies (Capital). (14 May 1934)

Mr John Potter: 67. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will state the amount of the share capital of the companies registered under the Friendly and Provident Societies Acts in England and Wales during the year ended the 31st December, 1933, or nearest appropriate date, and the comparative figures for the four previous years?

Oral Answers to Questions — Marriage Registration, Bacup (Fees). (14 May 1934)

Mr John Potter: 51. asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the registrar of marriages at Bacup when attending marriages by certificate makes a practice of informing the parties that his fee is 7s. 6d., whereas the statutory fee is 5s., and that when the 7s. 6d. has been paid he then asks the parties if they desire a copy of the certificate; and what action he proposes to take to have this irregular...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prison Service.: Ex-Borstal Inmates. (10 May 1934)

Mr John Potter: 24. asked the Home Secretary the percentage number of Borstal inmates who have passed through the Borstal institutions during the past five years, to the nearest convenient date, and who are reported upon as having been reformed; whether the figure representing the number of ex-Borstal inmates reformed includes any beyond the period of two years from the date of discharge from the Borstal...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Telegrams (Sunday Charges). (10 May 1934)

Mr John Potter: 60. asked the Postmaster-General if he can give an estimate of the cost of restoration of the shilling telegram on Sunday; and whether he is aware that the Sunday telegram now involves an extra payment of threepence when sent over the telephone in addition to the extra sixpence at present charged?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance.: Foreign Loans. (9 May 1934)

Mr John Potter: 43. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will obtain copies of the report published last week by the council of foreign bondholders containing particulars of the defaults by foreign borrowers upon their pre-War and post-War loans issued in London; and will he circulate this report to the flotation houses in response to requests for the removal of the embargo upon the issue here of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Argentina. (7 May 1934)

Mr John Potter: 15. asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether any important orders have reached the United Kingdom from Argentina as the definite result of the Roca Agreement?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Argentina. (7 May 1934)

Mr John Potter: 54. asked the Secretary for Mines whether there has been any increase in the export of British coal to Argentina since the signing of the Roca Agreement?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Columbia (British Investors). (7 May 1934)

Mr John Potter: 29. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether, in view of the United Kingdom holdings of British Columbia obligations, he will obtain from the Canadian Dominion Government an explanation of the official announcement on 17th April, on behalf of the Government of British Columbia, that recourse to the courts would be closed to holders of British Columbia external debt in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education (Cost). (1 May 1934)

Mr John Potter: 71. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education the cost per child in respect of elementary education in England and Wales for the year ended 31st March, 1934, and the comparative figures for the years 1930, 1931, 1932, and 1933?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education (Cost). (1 May 1934)

Mr John Potter: 72. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education the cost per pupil in respect of secondary education in England and Wales for the year ended 31st March, 1934, and the comparative figures for the previous four years, respectively?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Gallery, Trafalgar Square. (19 Apr 1934)

Mr John Potter: 40. asked the First Commissioner of Works whether his attention has been called to the untidy appearance of the fire-prevention space between the west side of the National Gallery and Messrs. Hampton's premises; and whether he will consider designing a simple masking architectural scheme to bring this space into harmony with the Trafalgar Square buildings while preserving the open space as a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Argentina (British Interests). (15 Nov 1933)

Mr John Potter: 4. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the arrangements by which the Argentine authorities pay to the railways working in Argentina with British capital all overdue debts owing to them by the national and provincial Governments for freight and other charges; and whether the Argentine Government bonds, issued to the railway companies as a solution of the frozen exchange...

Oral Answers to Questions — Germany: Mexico (British Investors). (15 Nov 1933)

Mr John Potter: 5. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the official declaration issued by M. Alberto J. Pani, president of the Mexican delegation to the Monetary and Economic Conference, on 15th June, 1933, included any offer by the Mexican delegation to terminate the default since 1913 until now of the Mexican Government's obligations to British subjects; and, if not, will he request M....

Oral Answers to Questions — Licensing Law (Extended Hours). (10 Jul 1933)

Mr John Potter: 34. asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the divergence in the practice of licensing benches of magistrates in the granting of extensions to licensees for the sale and consumption of spirituous liquor during summer time, and of the uncertainty of the law with regard to the powers of licensing authorities in respect thereof, he will introduce legislation with the object of bringing...

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Hamburg Waterworks 6 per Cent. Loan. (29 Jun 1933)

Mr John Potter: 31. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will notify the German authorities that the proposal to postpone interest and or sinking fund on the Hamburg Waterworks 6 per cent. Sterling Loan floated in London in 1928 will render it necessary for His Majesty's Government to refer the matter to the test of the German courts of law with a view to foreclosure, by British holders of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: German Loans. (20 Jun 1933)

Mr John Potter: 46. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, as the Treasury received all the sterling proceeds of the German Five and-a-half per cent. Young loan issued in London, he will arrange for the Treasury to cash the interest coupons in sterling for British holders who have been in possession of the London issue of the bonds for the past 12 months and collect the mark moratorium payments on...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance.: World Economic Conference. (30 May 1933)

Mr John Potter: 53. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether steps have been or will be taken, preparatory to the meeting of the Economic Conference, to devise safeguards against repetition of the oversight at earlier international post-War conferences which has resulted in it being considered unnecessary to conform with the specifically included gold-payment-of-interest clauses; and is he aware that,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: German Loan (British Investors). (25 May 1933)

Mr John Potter: 23. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the fact that a portion of the proceeds of the German 5½ per cent. loan of 1930, floated in London, was paid into the Treasury, His Majesty's Government will accept re sponsibility for maintaining in full the terms of the contract by which British investors were induced to subscribe their savings to a loan to Germany as part of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Road Works, Piccadilly. (3 Apr 1933)

Mr John Potter: 59. asked the Minister of Transport whether he will take steps to see that those responsible for the roadway obstruction at the junction of Berkeley Street and Piccadilly, near Devonshire House, remove their excavation equipment, in view of the fact that it has been a hindrance to traffic for more than a year?

Orders of the Day — Hotels and Restaurants Bill. (31 Mar 1933)

Mr John Potter: I desire to congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Dulwich (Mr. B. Smith) on having introduced a Bill which undoubtedly gives greater facilities than we enjoy at the present time. In these days we ought to be thankful for small mercies. There are, however, one or two matters in connection with the Bill to which I should like to draw attention, and on which I should like to make certain...


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