Results 121–140 of 609 for speaker:Sir Louis Smith

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Hydrogenation. (19 Jan 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: Having regard to the success of this scheme at Billingham, will my right hon. Friend shortly be able to announce the erection of another similar plant in another part of the country?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Shipbuilding Industry. (19 Jan 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the fact that certain industries, such as rivet-manufacture, are depressed; and, having regard to the gradual increased prosperity of the shipbuilding industry since 1932, when certain shipyard material was exempted from the import duties then otherwise imposed, will he now consider the withdrawal of such exemption?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Shipbuilding Industry. (19 Jan 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: May I ask my hon. Friend whether he proposes to allow these exemptions to operate for an indefinite period or whether he proposes to investigate the conditions of the shipbuilding industry at an early date with a view to amendment?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Steam Road Vehicles. (19 Jan 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the slow progress that is being made in this country towards placing on a commercial basis the processes of producing oil and petrol from British coal, he will consider the desirability of changing the regulations with regard to heavy steam vehicles on the roads with a view to encouraging an increase in the volume of such steam traffic and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Steam Road Vehicles. (19 Jan 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: Is my right hon. Friend aware that during the last five years approximately 5,000 steam vehicles have been taken off the roads, involving a loss to the coal trade of about half a million, coal-produced fuel being replaced by oil, and will he take these factors into careful consideration?

Empire Settlement [Money]. (19 Jan 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: We have just listened to a speech from the benches opposite which might be considered humorous if it had not been delivered on what is, to most of us, a very serious and important matter. The hon. Member while condemning my hon. Friends who spoke from this side, on the ground that their speeches were irrelevant, has contributed nothing to the Debate on the question of Empire settlement. He...

Empire Settlement [Money]. (19 Jan 1937)

Sir Louis Smith: One would naturally assume that if we were not to be given the advantage of hearing the hon. Member's proposals, he might have held his peace on this occasion instead of seeking to destroy the efforts which hon. Members on this side are making in the cause of Empire development. Before learning what the Government's intentions in this matter were, I, supported by Members on all sides of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Steel (Imports). (15 Dec 1936)

Sir Louis Smith: Are we to understand in the House that every endeavour will be made by the Iron and Steel Federation to increase their supplies of steel in this country and avoid the excessive imports which have taken place.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Seasonal Agricultural Work. (9 Dec 1936)

Sir Louis Smith: asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the shortage of labour in Lincolnshire and some other arable areas of the country, he will arrange to send one of his chief officials at an early date to the Employment Exchanges in these areas with a view to making more effective arrangements to encourage workers from the distressed areas to transfer to these arable areas where a guarantee of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Seasonal Agricultural Work. (9 Dec 1936)

Sir Louis Smith: As a great many farmers are short of labour, will my hon. and gallant Friend further investigate this shortage?

Orders of the Day — Railway Freight Rebates Bill: Clause 1. — (Amendment of Eleventh Schedule to 19 & 20 Geo. 5. c. 17, relating to freight rebates.) (7 Dec 1936)

Sir Louis Smith: Before this decision is taken it should be pointed out that the Minister said he was wishful to do the greatest good to the greatest number, but in this case we are certainly not taking care of the greatest number. The resolution passed by the National Farmers' Union in England was passed by a narrow majority. I think it would be very unfortunate if the House were to pass this Measure...

Orders of the Day — Railway Freight Rebates Bill (3 Dec 1936)

Sir Louis Smith: I have very carefully perused this short Bill, and I consider that the Government have very usefully solved a most difficult matter, except in one particular, and that is in the allocation of the freight rebate to agriculture. Under this Bill it is proposed to allow export coal 80 per cent. and agriculture will then get 20 percent. Previously when there was £4,000,000 available instead of...

Orders of the Day — RAILWAY FREIGHT REBATES BILL [Lords] (3 Dec 1936)

Sir Louis Smith: From my point of view it would certainly not be a Tory measure to take the rentier's load over a long period of years but merely a businesslike suggestion to deal with the difficulty which we have at present, and which might influence a greater amount of traffic to the railway companies during the period that the money is being paid back.

Orders of the Day — RAILWAY FREIGHT REBATES BILL [Lords] (3 Dec 1936)

Sir Louis Smith: Does the hon. Member realise that his suggestion now, as against mine, is taking away £100,000 or £200,000, which would be quite useful to the coal industry and, therefore, very desirable in the interests of his constituents?

Orders of the Day — RAILWAY FREIGHT REBATES BILL [Lords] (3 Dec 1936)

Sir Louis Smith: The Parliamentary Secretary has said that the Treasury advised that 16 years would give better terms in regard to the loan, but he made no suggestion as to lengthening the period which might bring more money into the fund. May I ask him if he can open up negotiations with the Railway Rates Tribunal to find out whether a lengthening of the period would be acceptable to them and in that way...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Railway Crossing, Denary Main. (2 Dec 1936)

Sir Louis Smith: Having regard to the fact that for some considerable time the 75 per cent. grant has not attracted local authorities to clear away these level crossings, will the Minister give the matter further consideration, or they are likely to continue in existence for a great many years?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Food (Defence Plans) Department. (2 Dec 1936)

Sir Louis Smith: Has the Department also considered storage for fertilisers which are not produced in this country and which will have to come in from abroad?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Oil-Engine Industry. (1 Dec 1936)

Sir Louis Smith: Cannot more be done to obtain detailed information from our representatives dealing with this very important matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Level Crossings. (25 Nov 1936)

Sir Louis Smith: Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that before expenditure is undertaken on the widening of roads, the abolition of level crossings in the country should have consideration?

Oral Answers to Questions — Empire Settlement. (24 Nov 1936)

Sir Louis Smith: asked the Secretary of State of Dominion Affairs whether any Dominions are ready to resume adult emigration; if so, on what lines; and how many of such Dominions are taking boys for training purposes?


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