Results 181–200 of 214 for speaker:Mr William Stewart

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Agricultural Wages. (27 Jun 1935)

Mr William Stewart: 55. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made with the consideration of the proposal to set up some form of machinery to negotiate county wage rates for farm servants in Scotland?

British Sugar [Subsidy]. (27 Jun 1935)

Mr William Stewart: I would like to reply to the hon. Member in a slightly different way. I understand it is the policy of some hon. Members in the Liberal party, and certainly it is the policy of the Labour party, to use public funds for great works of national development. The hon. Member says that some 40,000 people are given employment. Is there any scheme of which Members of the Committee can think which...

British Sugar [Subsidy]. (27 Jun 1935)

Mr William Stewart: That is what I said. My case was why should you apply this strange method to sugar-beet if you do not apply it to other agricultural products? You do not apply it, for example, to tomatoes or any other agricultural products.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Commissioner for Special Areas (Scotland). (4 Jul 1935)

Mr William Stewart: And quite right.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Commissioner for Special Areas (Scotland). (4 Jul 1935)

Mr William Stewart: My hon. Friend does not seem to realise that associations such as we support, boy scouts and boys' brigades, and so on, have nothing what-even to do with politics. Never in all the time I was in the Scouts, a matter of eight or nine years, was politics mentioned, but in the organisation of which the hon. Member speaks politics is always being mentioned.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Commissioner for Special Areas (Scotland). (4 Jul 1935)

Mr William Stewart: That may be, but that, association expresses constantly, repeatedly, political views, whereas the boy scouts and boys' brigades and so on never express any political views at all.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Commissioner for Special Areas (Scotland). (4 Jul 1935)

Mr William Stewart: What I said had nothing to do with any funds for these people. The hon. Member's methods may be good debating, but they are most unfair.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Commissioner for Special Areas (Scotland). (4 Jul 1935)

Mr William Stewart: Very sensible!

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Commissioner for Special Areas (Scotland). (4 Jul 1935)

Mr William Stewart: The hon. Member for Bridgeton (Mr. Maxton), in his interesting speech, said that his contribution to the Debate by way of criticism had been a restrained contribution. If that was a restrained contribution I certainly look forward to the next contribution, when he will not be restrained but will be entirely free to express himself. I do not know how much more critical he will be then than he...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Commissioner for Special Areas (Scotland). (4 Jul 1935)

Mr William Stewart: One would need to consider that. It is a question of which one would like notice. I do not feel disposed to answer the question without further thought. The second principle to which my hon. Friend took objection was the principle by which the funds of the State were used through the special Commissioner and given to what he called private voluntary organisations, to spend. My hon. Friend...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Commissioner for Special Areas (Scotland). (4 Jul 1935)

Mr William Stewart: There may be a difference in the hon. Member's mind in that statement from what he said before, but he has merely confirmed my previous impression that he considers it is an impertinence on the part of the captain of the boys' brigade in the distressed area of Lanarkshire to accept money from Sir Arthur Rose.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Commissioner for Special Areas (Scotland). (4 Jul 1935)

Mr William Stewart: The hon. Member tried to make something in his speech about the question of unemployment. The hon. Member for Govan (Mr. Maclean) also made some remarks about it. What is the position? I picture a distressed area in Lanarkshire from which all employment has gone and in which there are, shall I say, 50 boys and girls whose fathers are unemployed. The local boys' brigade or girl guides'...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Commissioner for Special Areas (Scotland). (4 Jul 1935)

Mr William Stewart: The hon. Member for Govan was interrupting very freely, and I am replying to him. The hon. Member for Govan suggested that Sir Arthur Rose would look around the country and see a prosperous boys' brigade in a place like Hellensburgh and would say, "Where is my £10,000; let me hand it over to these prosperous boys' clubs." What a travesty of the truth! I do not know, but I should imagine Sir...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Commissioner for Special Areas (Scotland). (4 Jul 1935)

Mr William Stewart: It has representatives of public authorities, trade union organisations and its purpose is to extend the sales of Scottish products. This £22,000 will be used to extend the sale of the products of the whole of the industrial West of Scotland, and it is not a great sum but a paltry sum. If I had to sell all the goods of the West of Scotland I should need 10 times the amount, and then I would...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Commissioner for Special Areas (Scotland). (4 Jul 1935)

Mr William Stewart: I can answer the second part of the hon. Member's question. The London Committee does not spend any money at all, we are only an advisory body. As to the first part, I think that the literature published is printed in Glasgow. Let me say a word about land settlement, on which the hon. Member for Bridgetown was scornful. He says that it cannot be done. He denied that success could possibly...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Fishery Board for Scotland. (4 Jul 1935)

Mr William Stewart: I wish to refer to the Firth of Forth inquiry and the drift net controversy. That inquiry was due to the fact that the Secretary of State felt unable himself, on the evidence provided for him by the Board, to make a decision. He refused to decide one way or the other, either to accept the by-law of the Fishery Board or to reject it. He said he could not make up his mind until he had a special...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Fishery Board for Scotland. (4 Jul 1935)

Mr William Stewart: I am going to ask the Secretary of State to give assistance for the extension of the harbour at Anstruther, and in order to support that argument I must raise the matter of the herring fishery. The question of harbours certainly arises out of this Vote, and, therefore, I must ask for your indulgence, Captain Bourne, in order to develop my argument, which will only take about two minutes. The...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Fishery Board for Scotland. (4 Jul 1935)

Mr William Stewart: I have been given a good piece of advice, which is to get on with the harbour and leave the herring out. In any case this harbour—I will mention no more the word "herring"—has to cope with an increasing trade at the present time.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Fishery Board for Scotland. (4 Jul 1935)

Mr William Stewart: I dare not mention it, but I am sure that my right hon. Friend would not wish to cramp a development such as is now happening there. The harbour commissioners at Anstruther are presenting a proposal to the Fishery Board who I hope will look sympathetically upon the proposal. I know that the Chairman of the Fishery Board, who understands the problem there, is in great sympathy with it. I am...

Orders of the Day — British Sugar (Subsidy) Bill. (12 Jul 1935)

Mr William Stewart: That is not so.


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