Results 21–40 of 214 for speaker:Mr William Stewart

Oral Answers to Questions — Reparations and War Debts. (4 Feb 1932)

Mr William Stewart: Can the right hon. Gentleman not put the answer in a better form for us? He has given a. very expansive kind of answer, and we want to get it in better form.

Oral Answers to Questions — Irish Free State. (18 Oct 1932)

Mr William Stewart: On a point of Order——

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Smallholdings, Fife (Rents). (9 May 1933)

Mr William Stewart: 27. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that the rents charged on the smallholding estate at Thirdpart, Fife, are excessively high as compared with the rents charged on adjoining farms and inequitable as between different holdings on the estate, and that two petitions from the holders have been presented to the Department of Agriculture requesting general revision of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Smallholdings, Fife (Rents). (9 May 1933)

Mr William Stewart: Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that it is imposing an impossible task upon the Land Court to reduce one or two rents in accordance with the rules, and the seven-year rule in particular, while leaving other rents high; and, in view of that difficulty, will he not reconsider his, decision?

Trade Agreements and Negotiations. (10 May 1933)

Mr William Stewart: I do not accept that. There is a paragraph in the treaty which lays it down that the importation of those particular products, which I think come under Part II of the Schedule, is to be controlled to the extent that the Government will he able to maintain "a level of economic prices." Those are the words of the agreement. Jute and salt, which were imported in large quantities from other...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Smallholdings (Rent). (18 May 1933)

Mr William Stewart: Is my right hon. Friend not aware that in the case of many of these smallholders, unless legislation is introduced to reduce their liabilities, they may be forced to vacate their holdings, and does he think that that would be to the advantage of the State?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Bracken. (18 May 1933)

Mr William Stewart: 56. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that many sheep farms in the centre of Scotland are so overrun with bracken that no tenants will take them; that on many other farms bracken now covers one-third of the grazing land; and whether, as the tenants cannot deal with the matter alone, he will consider making special provision whereby the tenants, the landowners and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Crown Colonies (Building Works). (13 Jun 1933)

Mr William Stewart: If that is the position, how can the Minister reconcile it with She trade agreement recently arranged with Sweden?

Oral Answers to Questions — Colonial Service. (14 Jun 1933)

Mr William Stewart: How does the right hon. Gentleman reconcile that position with the Swedish Trade Agreement, which provides that we shall import and encourage the importation of building materials?

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Insurance (Expiring Enactments) Bill. (14 Jun 1933)

Mr William Stewart: At any rate it can be said that the hon. Gentleman favours a method by which the man in employment contributes to the cost of the man out of employment.

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Insurance (Expiring Enactments) Bill. (14 Jun 1933)

Mr William Stewart: The hon. Member ought to remember that that principle, with which I heartily agree, was placed on the Statute Book by my Liberal friends in years gone by. The hon. Member has little regard apparently for the action of the National Government. I do not know where he has been during the last few months.

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Insurance (Expiring Enactments) Bill. (14 Jun 1933)

Mr William Stewart: Then has he not noticed that unemployment in the last three or four months is "down" by more than 300,000? A week ago it was at a lower figure than it had been during the time when the hon. Member and his friends had charge of the Government. Does the hon. Member forget that the National Government has carried through treaties and negotiations with foreign countries, designed to bring work to...

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Insurance (Expiring Enactments) Bill. (14 Jun 1933)

Mr William Stewart: I should have imagined that Liverpool, like any other shipping place, would be glad of any cargo, coal or otherwise. I thought that coal was one of the main cargoes of the shipping trade.

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Insurance (Expiring Enactments) Bill. (14 Jun 1933)

Mr William Stewart: The hon. Gentleman has raised a question in which I have a keen personal interest, for my brother happens to be in that trade. Indeed, it was because my hon. Friend is so interested in that particular subject that I have ventured to carry on what is familiarly known outside as a gentle leg-pull. I do not think that any Member of the House can have listened to the opening speech of the Mover...

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Insurance (Expiring Enactments) Bill. (14 Jun 1933)

Mr William Stewart: I supported it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Oats and Barley. (19 Jun 1933)

Mr William Stewart: In view of the feeling of uncertainty among farmers, will not the Minister consider making a full statement explaining the difficulties with which he is faced—a statement similar to that made recently by the Parliamentary Secretary?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Oats and Barley. (19 Jun 1933)

Mr William Stewart: Oats.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Oats and Barley. (19 Jun 1933)

Mr William Stewart: Does the right hon. and gallant Gentleman realise how strong the feeling is among Scottish farmers, and how much they feel that they are not being properly treated about this matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Insurance (Fishing Industry). (22 Jun 1933)

Mr William Stewart: Can the hon. Gentleman give us an assurance that, in considering this matter, full opportunity will be given to the representatives of the herring fishing industry to state their case?


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