Results 81–100 of 609 for speaker:Sir Louis Smith

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Slum Clearance, Sheffield (Compensation). (10 Jun 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that certain small shopkeepers in Sheffield have suffered considerable loss of business as a result of slum-clearance schemes which have led to the houses of their customers being demolished; and what amounts have been paid by way of compensation to such small shopkeepers in Sheffield on this account during the past two years?

Oral Answers to Questions — Holidays with Pay. (3 Jun 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: Does the right hon. Gentleman anticipate receiving this report before the House rises for the Summer Recess?

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Irish Free State Labour. (3 Jun 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: asked the Minister of Labour (1) whether, in connection with the employment of imported Irish labour in this country, he will consider whether it would be possible to arrange for the return to Ireland of these workers in the event of their losing employment or becoming a charge on the Unemployment Insurance Fund;

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Irish Free State Labour. (3 Jun 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: Has my right hon. Friend prepared any estimate of the cost to this country of the Irish Free State problem in this matter?

Orders of the Day — Cost of Living. (1 Jun 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: I have listened to a number of sincere and sympathetic speeches on this difficult matter, and I would like to say that hon. Members on all sides of the House have equally in mind the lot of those who are the less fortunate in this country. One realises that naturally the cost of living affects those who have the least means much more than it does those who are somewhat better off, but I...

Orders of the Day — Cost of Living. (1 Jun 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: I have no objection to an inquiry, but it seems to me that it would be useless to have an inquiry into the matter if the country's financial position is such that it would not allow of additional assistance being given to these people if it were recommended. During the last three or four years, I would point out, wages have considerably increased and there are nearly 2,000,000 more people in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Woodhouse Co-Operative Society, Sheffield. (26 May 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that in the case of the Woodhouse Co-operative Society, Limited, of Sheffield, the Registrar of Friendly Societies has decided that he can take no action in respect of the alleged offences such as the wrong payment of a dividend and improper voting by unqualified persons; and whether, in so far as he cannot now take action when there has...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Woodhouse Co-Operative Society, Sheffield. (26 May 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: Does the right hon. and gallant Gentleman realise how very onerous the duty is upon an individual member of a co-operative society in bringing proceedings in a civil court, and, seeing that in this particular case the Registrar reports that there may have been irregularities, would he cause further investigation to be made into this case?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Treasury and Subordinate Departments. (26 May 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: Members of the House of Commons are frequently privileged to listen to the eloquence of the hon. Member for West Fife (Mr. Gallacher), but it is not always that they are privileged, not only to listen to that eloquence, but also to have it supplemented at the same time by the brains of another Member. I am sure we are much indebted to the hon. Member for West Fife for the points that he put...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Treasury and Subordinate Departments. (26 May 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: Seeing that the point has been so ably answered, I will make no further reference to it. I should like to say how much I welcome this very able report on the private manufacture of and trade in arms, and how pleased those of us who have all along felt that it was most undesirable to take the manufacture of armaments out of the hands of private firms were to know that it is a unanimous report....

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Treasury and Subordinate Departments. (26 May 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: The hon. Gentleman has made the point very much clearer to me than his colleague behind him, but one not infrequently hears the statement made without the qualification that the hon. Gentleman has added. I am certainly most definitely opposed to the nationalisation of any industry. I can well understand the hon. Member who spoke last advocating the nationalisation of the armaments industry,...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Treasury and Subordinate Departments. (26 May 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: What I said was that should the demand for gas arise we should have to depend on private firms because it would be undesirable for the Government to create factories on a large scale for the purpose. I did not say anything about the experimental work that is going on.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Treasury and Subordinate Departments. (26 May 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: Are we to understand that when an industry is suffering from depression through no fault of its own, but owing to special circumstances, the hon. Member would allow that industry to die, even if the Government could for a period of years subsidise it in some way? Do I understand that the hon. Member would advise the Government to do nothing to help it?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Treasury and Subordinate Departments. (26 May 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: If the hon. Member will think for a moment, he will realise that during the last few years, even though the Government have helped some industries, firms within those industries have gone out of existence if they were inefficient. But in some cases the whole industry would die if the Government did not come to its aid.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Treasury and Subordinate Departments. (26 May 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: I would ask the hen. Member to consider for a moment what is being done at present. Though it may not be done in that particular way, the Government are very considerably, if not altogether, controlling the armament industry of this country, and it is quite impossible for any armaments to be exported without a licence. To-day the Government, by costings and in many ways, control the armament...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Treasury and Subordinate Departments. (26 May 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: Assuming that there should be a need for poison gas at any time in the future, would the hon. Member wish to build at the present time a number of State factories to produce such poison gas as might be required, or would he prefer to obtain it from existing plant, which might be turned off from peace production and used for poison gas?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Marine Engines (Import Duty). (6 May 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consider the repeal of so much of Part 1, Section 11, of the Import Duties Act, 1932, which permits free entry when goods imported into the United Kingdom are consigned direct to a registered shipbuilding yard; and whether his advises show that such assistance to Hull builders is or is not any longer needed to the detriment of marine...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Marine Engines (Import Duty). (6 May 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: Having regard to the outstanding advance in the shipbuilding industry during the last few years, does not my hon. Friend consider that to-day this exemption, which has so adversely affected the marine engineering trade, is no longer necessary and that it is hardly equitable to all the interests concerned?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence.: Joists and Bars (Prices). (14 Apr 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: Having regard to the fact that figures are published which are found to be incorrect, will the right hon. Gentleman suggest to the Iron and Steel Federation the desirability of having authentic figures published from time to time?

Oral Answers to Questions — Iron Ore (Imports from Newfoundland). (7 Apr 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that iron ore in very large quantities is being purchased from Russia, whereas in Newfoundland there is one of the largest iron ore mines in the Empire; and whether his Department will ascertain the possibility of exploiting the mineral wealth of our own Empire rather than that of foreign countries?


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