Results 1–20 of 281 for speaker:Sir Geoffrey Ellis

Orders of the Day — Town and Country Planning Bill: New Clause. — (Provisions as to licensed premises purchased under this Part.) (9 Oct 1944)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: There may be nothing in the compensation fund. Then (a) will be the only way.

Orders of the Day — Supply (13 Jul 1944)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: I am glad to have the opportunity to deal with one or two little questions that have come up in the course of the Debate and have not been much discussed. It is of vital importance to the industry as well as to those outside to realise—and I speak as a much-despised coalowner—that if there is to be any success for us in the future—and I am speaking of both sides of the industry—the...

Orders of the Day — Employment Policy (22 Jun 1944)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: The hon. Member must not take it only in small terms but must remember the aggregations which belong to the people, the great mass of insurance premiums and that sort of thing, and the great charity ownerships throughout the whole of the land. He has put the case, from one point of view, quite fairly, but he must not leave these considerations out of account.

Orders of the Day — Employment Policy (22 Jun 1944)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: No, the economic power rests in the hands of industry, to which the Prudential has lent money.

Orders of the Day — Employment Policy (22 Jun 1944)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: That is another story.

War and International Situation (23 Feb 1944)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: During this Debate a great many personal opinions have been offered on foreign affairs. There stand out in the Debate the speeches of the hon. Gentleman the Member for Altrincham (Sir E. Grigg) and that of the hon. Gentleman the Senior Burgess of the University of Cambridge (Mr. Pickthorn). I do not propose to try to add anything to those two historical expositions. They will stand for a very...

Orders of the Day — Goods and Services (Price Control) [Money].: Clause 1. — (Establishment of supplemental list, and limitation of powers and duties of justices entered thereon.) (26 Jun 1941)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: There is one matter that appears to have been left out of the Clause. It would be safer to make it clear that members of an appeal committee must not be on the supplemental list.

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates and Estimates for Revenue Departments, 1941 (Vote on Account).: Coal Industry. (19 Feb 1941)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: Presumably my hon. Friend will take financial responsibility where a pit is unable to go on working economically?

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates and Estimates for Revenue Departments, 1941 (Vote on Account).: Coal Industry. (19 Feb 1941)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: I may have misled the Minister in a point that I put to him, and I think he gave me an answer which was not quite intended. It is with regard to the responsibility of the Government for taking over pits not financially capable of production. Docs the hon. Gentleman really mean that he has the power to-day to take over any pit and run it for production if the owners are not in a position to...

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates and Estimates for Revenue Departments, 1941 (Vote on Account).: Coal Industry. (19 Feb 1941)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: The Minister has cleared up that point. Let me take it a little further. Before he himself takes on the responsibility, is there not the larger question of the consideration whether you cannot have better and quicker production possibly in another set of pits in another district?

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates and Estimates for Revenue Departments, 1941 (Vote on Account).: Coal Industry. (19 Feb 1941)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: The hon. Gentleman must not try to get round me on a side issue. I did not suggest that. I admit that for certain purposes, especially in the present condition of transport, which instead of getting better may get worse, you may have to consider production on a regional basis. If that is what is in his mind, there would not be any objection, but if his answer also implies that he is trying to...

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates and Estimates for Revenue Departments, 1941 (Vote on Account).: Coal Industry. (19 Feb 1941)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: My hon. Friend from Yorkshire knows me very well, and he knows also that we get astonished at many things in war-time. Do not let him make any mistake, however; I do not know that his astonishment will continue beyond the war. Something has been said about prices and the grading of coal. Nobody more than the people who produce the coal desire the Minister to take up a position which will...

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates and Estimates for Revenue Departments, 1941 (Vote on Account).: Coal Industry. (19 Feb 1941)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: Responsibility for these wagons has now gone over to the railway companies.

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates and Estimates for Revenue Departments, 1941 (Vote on Account).: Coal Industry. (19 Feb 1941)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: Financial responsibility attaches to the work of repairing and dealing with the wagons, and you cannot have divided control, divided repair work and all that kind of thing.

Orders of the Day — Superannuation Schemes (War Service) Bill. (4 Jun 1940)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: I am glad that the Government have, for the present at any rate, made this only an enabling Measure. I think the hon. Member for Westhoughton (Mr. Rhys Davies) does not appreciate some of the difficulties which are involved in these schemes. Roughly speaking, there are two kinds of schemes. There are the schemes in which employers and employed work together, with hard-and-fast rules which...

Orders of the Day — Superannuation Schemes (War Service) Bill. (4 Jun 1940)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: Of course I do not. I have no doubt that a Government of which the hon. Gentleman was a member, would probably alter the rules, whatever anybody might say. I am merely pointing out the distinction between the two kinds of scheme which now operate. The point is that when you are dealing with an insurance company you must, as far as possible, keep the contract which you have made. A contract...

Orders of the Day — Superannuation Schemes (War Service) Bill. (4 Jun 1940)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: I have read the report, but it is not germane to this question and does not really affect this situation. But I do suggest that if my hon. Friend has anything real to produce in the way of evidence, he should specify it and not treat this as a general question in the way he has done.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply.: Tanks (Constitution of Board). (29 May 1940)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: (by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Supply whether he has given consideration to the position in regard to the supply of tanks?

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Debate on the Address. [Sixth Day.] (7 Dec 1939)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: Does the hon. Member realise that the committee over which I presided was informed that it took from seven to ten years to get any man experienced sufficiently to make these instruments?

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL. (5 Oct 1939)

Sir Geoffrey Ellis: Will the Chancellor of the Exchequer consider, in relation to the point which has been raised, that in the case of certain tradesmen in reception areas the Government are giving them a monopoly, and that any excess profits they may make will be made solely by reason of Government action?


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