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

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 — 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 — 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...

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, 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?

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

Mr William Stewart: On a point of Order——

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

Mr William Stewart: 44. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give details of purchases from the United States of America during the War showing, respectively, the quantities and qualities of munitions and other materials purchased and similarly of foodstuffs purchased, together with their respective unit prices then and the relative prices to-day; and how the capital sum due was arrived at?

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.

Clause 3. — (Power of Parliament of Dominion to legislate extra-territorially.) (24 Nov 1931)

Mr William Stewart: It may be strange for one who is not a lawyer to talk about a subject which apparently exhausts the minds and brains of the distinguished lawyers who have spoken already, but I want to approach this matter from a common sense point of view. No one here wants to interfere with the Dominions doing exactly as they Like, but we do want to prevent our own right to do as we like being interfered...

Clause 3. — (Power of Parliament of Dominion to legislate extra-territorially.) (24 Nov 1931)

Mr William Stewart: Any state; I did not refer particularly to the Irish Free State.

Clause 3. — (Power of Parliament of Dominion to legislate extra-territorially.) (24 Nov 1931)

Mr William Stewart: They can do that legally to-day?

Clause 3. — (Power of Parliament of Dominion to legislate extra-territorially.) (24 Nov 1931)

Mr William Stewart: That is no answer to my question. Can they do it legally today? That is my whole point.

Orders of the Day — Architects (Registration) Bill.: Clause 7. — (Council to prescribe future qualifications for registration.) (17 Apr 1931)

Mr William Stewart: I rise to support the Amendment. When the Bill was being read a Second time and it was going to be opposed, I felt very diffident about speaking on the matter, but I did my best to get the opposition withdrawn. The promoter made this statement: I am authorised on behalf of the promoters to say that, if the Bill is sent to Committee after having received Second Reading, we shall be prepared to...


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