Results 241–260 of 678 for speaker:Sir Charles Edwards

Orders of the Day — Ministry of Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill: Clause 9. — (Power of county councils to provide hospitals and ambulances.) (8 Dec 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: I beg to move at the end of Sub-section (9) to insert the words and the expression 'illness' includes any case of accident or other cases requiring surgical treatment and any case of confinement in respect of childbirth. The object of this Amendment is to give the widest possible interpretation to the word "illness." There is no provision made for childbirth under the Insurance Act and if a...

Orders of the Day — Ministry of Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill: Provisions as to the Compulsory Hiring of Houses by Local Authorities. (8 Dec 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: I beg to move to leave out paragraph 3. This paragraph appears to be unnecessary. It gives the Minister the right to upset the decision of local authorities when hiring houses. According to the Bill they have to hire houses and we think the Minister should not have the right to veto those powers by withholding his consent to the powers that they seek.

Ministry of Munitions.: Documents (Alleged Irregularities). (22 Feb 1921)

Sir Charles Edwards: I beg to second the Motion. I have had the opportunity of going through and testing a great deal of the evidence which has been adduced in the form of sworn affidavits, and I say unhesitatingly that the volume of that sworn evidence is such as to justify the setting up of a strong tribunal of investigation—in the interests of honest and pure administration. Frankly I was disappointed this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties.: Reparation (Germany). (2 Mar 1921)

Sir Charles Edwards: 51. asked the Prime Minister the total amount received by Great Britain in money and goods from Germany up to date; what is the number of British troops in the Army of Occupation and the cost of the same; whether the cost is included in the reparation proposals or whether it is proposed to levy a separate and distinct charge to cover this; and will he state the amount of taxation per head of...

Civil Services and Revenue Departments Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Office of Works and Public Buildings. (3 Mar 1921)

Sir Charles Edwards: The right hon. Baronet the Member for the City of London (Sir F. Banbury) is generally a consistent economist, but he has lost his reputation this week. Only a night or two ago we heard him pleading for £21,000,000 to be paid to the railway companies, of one of which he is chairman, while to-day he is condemning us for supporting a Vote of this sort. His consistency; to my mind, has fallen...

Civil Services and Revenue Departments Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Office of Works and Public Buildings. (3 Mar 1921)

Sir Charles Edwards: I am quite aware of that. I know the Government brought in the Vote. There was opposition to it, as there is to this Vote, and the right hon. Baronet supported the Government, and did a bit of special pleading in order to induce the Opposition to agree with his point of view. As far as travelling expenses are concerned, we want them kept down to the lowest possible limits. We have no interest...

Orders of the Day — Emergency Powers Act, 1920 (Regulations).: Conference Proposal Accepted. (6 Apr 1921)

Sir Charles Edwards: These Regulations are put forward ostensibly to secure peace in this country while this dispute is running. Instead of maintaining peace, they will create trouble. We have been told by the Prime Minister today that a meeting is to be held. I hope that something will come of it, but is this going to help to get accepted any terms proposed? In matters of this kind no one gets all he sets out...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education.: School Holidays (Monmouthshire). (7 Apr 1921)

Sir Charles Edwards: 85. asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that Monday, 2nd May, will be observed as a general holiday by all workers, and that in many places sports and pastimes have been arranged on the assumption that the schools should be closed, and that in any case large numbers of children will be absent on that day; and whether, seeing that the Monmouthshire Education...

Army and Air Force (Annual) Bill. (11 Apr 1921)

Sir Charles Edwards: I intend to support this new Clause. I think the figures which have been given are most conclusive. In this matter we are dealing with the most sacred thing in the world, that is human life. The hon. Member below the Gangway has been giving us some, figures, and he says that in 89 per cent, in the case of one Commander-in-chief and 90 per cent, in the other, the death sentences have been...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Class Ii. (14 Apr 1921)

Sir Charles Edwards: I consider that the Office of Works is a very impor- tant Department, and for that reason I want to say a word about the First Commissioner of Works. I consider that official ought to be a Member of this House. I look upon this House as being much more important than the other Chamber, and I think it is right to say that we are more intimately acquainted with the different departments of work...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Class Ii. (14 Apr 1921)

Sir Charles Edwards: More than the salary.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education.: London Hospital. (9 Jun 1921)

Sir Charles Edwards: 103. asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the closing of certain wards and curtailment of the out-patient department of the London Hospital; and whether he proposes to take any steps to provide adequate facilities for medical treatment for the people of East London?

Part II.: Clause 18. — (Declaration as to ss. 43 and 44 of 8 & 9 Geo. 5. c. 40.) (16 Jun 1921)

Sir Charles Edwards: What about when they bought cheaply?

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Contracts. (15 Feb 1922)

Sir Charles Edwards: 66. asked the Minister of Health the number of houses included in contracts approved by him and the average cost per house during the following periods: where the contracts were approved by him prior to 30th June, 1921; where the contracts were approved by him between 30th June and 31st December, 1921; and where the contracts were approved during the current year?

Oral Answers to Questions — Iraq.: Treatment of Children (Hong Kong). (15 Feb 1922)

Sir Charles Edwards: 80. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether there are any legislative limits to the ages at which girls in Hong Kong may be transferred for a money payment from one person to another for domestic and other services?

Business of the House (Government Business). (15 Feb 1922)

Sir Charles Edwards: I only want to say one word in support of this Amendment. There is one thing which would make an Amendment of this sort unnecessary, and the Government would not require to put down their Motion if it were carried out—I mean the curtailment of the length of the speeches to which we have to listen in this House. Yesterday we had seven hours' Debate, and I think that in that Debate only nine...

Business of the House (Government Business). (15 Feb 1922)

Sir Charles Edwards: That is quite correct, Mr. Speaker, but I have not said it before, and I wanted to emphasise the necessity of retaining Fridays for these purposes. I do not think the question of mothers' pensions has been mentioned before, and I am not sure that subsidence has. [HON. MEMBERS: "Yes!"] I am sorry. I think we ought at least to retain Fridays, and it is quite possible to do so, and at the same...


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