Results 341–360 of 678 for speaker:Sir Charles Edwards

Oral Answers to Questions — British Broadcasting Company. (30 Jul 1925)

Sir Charles Edwards: 60. asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the British Broadcasting Company is able, after paying a dividend of 7½ per cent., to carry over nearly £80,000; whether he is aware that his predecessor agreed to the division of £2,000 of a previous surplus between the directors of the Broadcasting Company in addition to their normal fees; and whether he will give an assurance...

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Insurance Bill (31 Jul 1925)

Sir Charles Edwards: They are turne1 down to-day although the rota committee are unanimous in recommending payment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Benefit Claim (W. Adams). (25 Nov 1925)

Sir Charles Edwards: 72. asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the claim for unemployment benefit by Mr. Watkin Adams, 28, Oak-dale Terrace, Penmaen (Mon.), has been in the hands of his Department since the 17th August last, and that the case is still undecided; is he aware that the rota committee has on more than one occasion unanimously recommended 1his man's claim for payment; and can he state...

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Mining Industry.: Safety in Mines Research Board. (8 Dec 1925)

Sir Charles Edwards: 70. asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware that a member of Nobels Explosives Company, Limited, is a member of the Safety in Mines Research Board; and whether, in view of the large business connections of this firm with the collieries, he will, in the interests of safety, have this position filled by a person who will be free and unbiassed when considering suggested safety...

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants.: Death of Miss I. Watkins. (10 Dec 1925)

Sir Charles Edwards: 44. asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the correspondence which has passed between a firm of solicitors and the Public Prosecutor as to the mystery surrounding the death of Miss Iris Watkins, Blackwood, and that certain evidence which has come to light has not been acted on; and will he secure this evidence and, if it appears to be advisable, instruct Scotland Yard to proceed...

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants.: Death of Miss I. Watkins. (10 Dec 1925)

Sir Charles Edwards: Are we entirely in the hands of an obstinate chief constable? I have seen a firm of solicitors to-day and they mentioned four new witnesses who are prepared to give evidence if this case is reopened. Has the Home Secretary no power over a chief constable who may not wish to proceed further with a case?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education.: State Contributions (Circular 1371). (14 Dec 1925)

Sir Charles Edwards: 77. asked the President of the Board of Education whether he has received a letter from the Monmouthshire Education Committee protesting against Circular 1371 which has been issued; whether he is aware that certain parts of the county are in such financial difficulties that the guardians are unable to meet the county precepts; that in the Bedwellty Union alone the arrears are no less than...

Oral Answers to Questions — Police Appeal Tribunals. (11 Feb 1926)

Sir Charles Edwards: 43. asked the Home Secretary whether he has received a letter from the Monmouthshire County Council urging the necessity of establishing appeal tribunals for the police forces of the country, such officers when appealing to have the right to be represented by a legal or other representative; and will he state the policy of his Department in regard to this matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Lime Kilns Disused. (15 Feb 1926)

Sir Charles Edwards: 41. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the number of disused lime kilns in the country, and the importance, in the interests of agriculture, of re-opening them; and will he state the policy of the Government in regard to this matter?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Mines Department of the Board of Trade. (15 Feb 1926)

Sir Charles Edwards: Suppose that no plans are available, and yet you know that there have been old workings in an area. What steps, do you propose to take? Will you take evidence from old people in the district, as has been suggested?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Road Fund. (16 Feb 1926)

Sir Charles Edwards: 54. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received letters from the Farmers' Union in Monmouthshire and also from the county council protesting against the threatened use of the Road Fund for any purpose other than that for which it was intended, namely, the construction and maintenance of new roads; and will he state the policy of the Government on this matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Clerks of the Peace. (16 Feb 1926)

Sir Charles Edwards: 83. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any communication has reached him from the County Councils' Association with reference to amending the Local Government Act, 1888, so that the Clerk of the Peace shall not be ipso facto clerk of the county council, and that the county council shall have the right to appoint their own clerk and have power to terminate his...

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Exchange, Blackwood, Monmouthshire. (17 Feb 1926)

Sir Charles Edwards: 50. asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the work of the Employment Exchange at Blackwood, Monmouthshire, is carried on in a small room in a shop that will only hold six persons; that there are at present nearly 500 unemployed there; that these men and women have to wait sometimes over two hours in the cold and rain to register, etc.; that many of them have poor and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Rota Committee Meetings, Monmouthshire. (17 Feb 1926)

Sir Charles Edwards: 51. asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that numbers of unemployed have been summoned to meetings with the rota committee to which the committee had not been summoned, or if summoned did not receive notification till too late to attend the meeting, and that unnecessary hardship and expense is being imposed on these people, some of whom have to travel long distances; that...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice (Increase of Penalties) Bill. (19 Feb 1926)

Sir Charles Edwards: I will not stand between the House and a Division, if there is to be a Division, for more than a few moments. I have changed my opinion since coming into the House as the result of the speeches. The speeches on a Friday affect our decision and vote in a way which can scarcely be said of any other day in the week. I had intended to support this Bill, but, if it goes to a Division, I am going...

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Cowes Urban District Council. (25 Feb 1926)

Sir Charles Edwards: 78. asked the Minister of Health why the result of the conference between one of his inspectors and the Urban District Council of Cowes on the subject of housing has not been communicated to the two complainant justices; whether he now will state the result; whether the Department's inspector found, as respects the houses complained of and other houses, the same state of things as existed on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Employment Exchanges (Cost). (10 Mar 1926)

Sir Charles Edwards: 40. asked the Minister of Labour the total amount paid in salaries for the staff of the Risca Employment Exchange for each of the four weeks commencing the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd February, 1926, and the numbers registering for the same weeks?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education.: Contributory Pensions Act. (11 Mar 1926)

Sir Charles Edwards: 109. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with regard to the Regulations which he has issued, in conjunction with the National Health Insurance Joint Committee, in respect of voluntary contributors to the new pensions scheme, seeing that such Regulations will prevent those in excepted employments under the Crown, public authority employés, railway men, etc., who may come under...

Orders of the Day — Trade Facilities Bill. (17 Mar 1926)

Sir Charles Edwards: The hon. Member for Hereford (Mr. S. Roberts) opposed this Bill because of some of the uses to which guarantees have been put. I am in favour of this Bill. I believe a Bill of this kind can be a, useful thing, and the fact that it is put to uses, with which the hon. Member does not agree, is not in itself an argument against the Measure. To-night, two cases have been mentioned. One was...

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Miners' Diseases. (31 Mar 1926)

Sir Charles Edwards: 56. asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware that miners' nystagmus and other diseases to which miners are liable are not included in the Third Schedule of the Workmen's Compensation (Consolidated) Act, 1925; and whether, as Section 44 precludes payment of compensation for any diseases not mentioned in the above Schedule to that Act, he will state what steps he proposes to take to...


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