Results 1–20 of 24 for speaker:Mr Stuart Russell

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Charge of Armament Profits Duty. (26 Jun 1939)

Mr Stuart Russell: My right hon. Friend said, in the case of foreign contracts, that if they were ordered through Government Departments they would be subject to this tax. Do I understand that if they are ordered direct from firms in this country they are to be excluded?

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Amendment of Law. (1 May 1939)

Mr Stuart Russell: This afternoon His Majesty's Opposition, in the two speeches which have so far been addressed to the Committee from that side, have indeed given of their best. The first speaker on the Opposition side was, I understand, educated at Eton, and the second at Harrow, and no doubt they vied with each other as to which would make the more interesting speech. I do not intend to pursue the speech of...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Amendment of Law. (1 May 1939)

Mr Stuart Russell: I have tried to point out that it makes no difference what the income is. I am talking about percentages which are taken away, and I am not interested in what is left. I am not sympathising with the Super-tax payers—they have plenty left—but I am saying that it is manifestly a fact that their wealth is being conscripted. I now pass to the proposition which was made in the Debate last week...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Amendment of Law. (1 May 1939)

Mr Stuart Russell: Certainly not. I was trying to explain that I thought this particular form of levy was one which was most calculated to undermine confidence. It seems to me to have been tacitly assumed by the right hon. Member who put forward that idea that the amount which the Treasury would receive year by year would be a constant figure. It would not be a constant figure. If the Treasury is going to take...

Cotton Industry (Reorganisation) Bill. (27 Mar 1939)

Mr Stuart Russell: I rise as a representative of what is, I suppose, one of the most modest cotton towns in Lancashire, to give my support to the Bill, and to pay my tribute to my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade. I often wonder whether hon. Members who do not represent Lancashire constituencies realise the tremendous decline that has taken place in the cotton industry, and the very serious...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: India. (21 Feb 1939)

Mr Stuart Russell: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give any indication when the trade treaty, at present under negotiation with India, is likely to be concluded; and whether, in the event of the failure of reasonable negotiation, he will make use of our tariffs to ensure that Lancashire cotton goods obtain entry into that market on fair and reasonable terms?

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force.: Recruits. (21 Feb 1939)

Mr Stuart Russell: Will my hon. and gallant Friend say whether the number of rejections upon medical grounds is on the increase or is decreasing?

Oral Answers to Questions — Cotton Enabling Bill. (21 Feb 1939)

Mr Stuart Russell: asked the Prime Minister whether he will give an undertaking that the Cotton Enabling Bill will be introduced before the House adjourns for the Easter Recess; and whether, owing to the urgent necessity of speed, every reasonable priority will be given in the Parliamentary time-table to enable this Measure to reach the Statute Book with the minimum of delay?

Oral Answers to Questions — Refugees. (21 Feb 1939)

Mr Stuart Russell: asked the Home Secretary what numbers of adult and child refugees from Central Europe are envisaged by the Government as being within the absorptive capacity of this country?

National Service. (20 Dec 1938)

Mr Stuart Russell: There are few Members of this House who speak more sincerely than the hon. Member for Gorbals (Mr. Buchanan), and I hope he will forgive me if on this occasion I do not follow him in all the arguments which he has presented to the House. I wish to confine myself more closely to the Motion on the Order Paper in the name of His Majesty's Government. I wish to offer my late congratulations to my...

National Service. (20 Dec 1938)

Mr Stuart Russell: If that is the case I say that they should be employed, and I do not mind whether we draw upon the people who are at present unemployed. If they have the necessary and requisite skill then obviously we should draw upon them, but if, having used all those on the unemployment list that we can, there is still not sufficient to go round, then I suggest that we should make a special appeal to the...

National Service. (20 Dec 1938)

Mr Stuart Russell: The force which I contemplated would be used to keep internal order at a time when there would be considerable panic engendered by hostile air raids. It would be for that purpose only, and for no other.

National Service. (20 Dec 1938)

Mr Stuart Russell: Perhaps the hon. Member will allow me to make myself clear. What I said—I thought I said it clearly—was that at the beginning of a war we should be subjected to very heavy and sustained air raids by hostile Powers; that the result would ye very considerable panic—very much more panic, indeed, than many hon. Members and many people in the country imagine would ensue—that the police and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation.: Air Liners (Development). (27 Jul 1938)

Mr Stuart Russell: asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he can give any information as to the progress in stimulating the development and production by the aircraft industry of suitable types of air liners in accordance with the recommendations of the Cadman Committee?

Orders of the Day — Defence [Loans]. (18 Feb 1937)

Mr Stuart Russell: May I ask the hon. Member to give the place and date of the speeches he has quoted, and also whether he has given the House full and fair extracts from those speeches, or whether what he has quoted was followed by some qualification?

Shorter Hours of Labour. (11 Nov 1936)

Mr Stuart Russell: I beg to move, in line 2, to leave out from "industry" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof: hours of work should be reduced where-ever this can be done without detriment to the prosperity of the industry concerned, and approves the action of His Majesty's Government in resisting proposals which would endanger the earnings of British workers. I think there will be general...

Orders of the Day — Foreign Policy. (23 Jun 1936)

Mr Stuart Russell: I have always been a supporter of the Government and their foreign policy. I am going to support them in the decision they have taken to lift, in co-operation with other countries, sanctions against Italy. The first question, however, that I ask myself now in the position which has to be faced in the immediate or near future is, what should be the objects of our foreign policy? What ends do...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy (Battleship Construction). (11 May 1936)

Mr Stuart Russell: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether contracts have yet been given for the construction of the two battleships of the 1936 programme; if not, when the allocation of these contracts may be expected?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Bren Machine-Gun. (11 May 1936)

Mr Stuart Russell: asked the Secretary of State for War whether the production of the new Bren machine-gun has now commenced; and, if so, whether this gun is being constructed exclusively at Government factories?

Oral Answers to Questions — Aviation.: Aircraft Manufacture. (6 May 1936)

Mr Stuart Russell: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what specific steps, if any. have been taken by the Government during the last 12 months, by pressure on individual firms or otherwise, to secure a greater decentralisation of our aeroplane manufacturing industry and to facilitate the transfer of individual companies to localities where they would enjoy relative immunity from attack by enemy bombers;...


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