Results 21–40 of 678 for speaker:Sir Charles Edwards

Orders of the Day — Supply. — [2ND Allotted Day.]: Payment of Members. (5 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: I desire to associate myself on behalf of the party which I represent with the remarks that have fallen from the right hon. Gentleman opposite. I am quite aware that on this Vote there cannot be more than a broad expression of opinion that will be conveyed to certain quarters, because we cannot increase the Vote.

Orders of the Day — Supply. — [2ND Allotted Day.]: Payment of Members. (5 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: I do not propose to do that for the purpose of finding a peg on which to hang the few remarks I wish to address to the House, as I do not pro pose to rob Peter to pay Paul. If there is one thing that has been emphasised more than another in the period of the War and at the subsequent Election, it is that Parliament has ceased to be a house of privilege for the well-to-do. The Houses of...

Orders of the Day — Supply. — [2ND Allotted Day.]: Payment of Members. (5 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: I except the hon. and gallant Member opposite, and I say that those who were here representing Pacifists, Syndicalists, and Anarchists, when they found themselves defeated promptly said, "We will now resort to the direct method," meaning the weapon of the strike to enforce whatever might be their claims. [Hon. Members: "No!"] I am only quoting from speakers like the gentleman who used to sit...

Orders of the Day — Supply. — [2ND Allotted Day.]: Payment of Members. (5 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: Immediately after the declaration of the poll there were gentlemen of that type—I do not profess to carry pedantically the exact quotation of that gentleman, or any other of his type, in my mind.

Orders of the Day — Supply. — [2ND Allotted Day.]: Payment of Members. (5 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: The relevancy, I would respectfully say, is this: At a moment when on the one side you have a body of people seeking to stir up industrial unrest in the country and urging the direct method, and on the other side you have people represented on these benches who say that the right method of dealing with social and industrial grievances is through Parliament, it becomes of imperative importance...

Orders of the Day — Increase of Rent Bill (7 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: The party for which I speak desire to express thanks to the Government for the intention which evidently has moved them in regard to this Bill, but cannot congratulate them on the method by which they are attempting to give effect to that intention. The evil which caused the Government to take rapid steps by the introduction of this measure was that there was a combination among landlords to...

Orders of the Day — Increase of Rent Bill.: Clause 1. — (Prolongation of Duration of Principal Act) (11 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: Broadly speaking, I sympathise with the grounds on which this Amendment is moved. Personally, I do not think we are going to overtake the housing difficulty in a period of eighteen months or two years sufficiently to remove the need for the protection of this Act. At the same time, I feel considerable difficulty through not knowing quite the framework of the Government's new housing scheme....

Orders of the Day — Increase of Rent Bill.: Clause 2. — (Limited Power of Increasing Rents During the Extended Period.) (11 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: There is an Amendment which has been handed in by an hon. Friend of mine, and which comes in after the word "dwelling-house."

Orders of the Day — Increase of Rent Bill.: Clause 2. — (Limited Power of Increasing Rents During the Extended Period.) (11 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: My hon. Friend followed the ordinary procedure, and the Amendment was handed in while the Chairman of Ways and Means was occupying the Chair. I do not know how the matter can be dealt with now. Perhaps under the amended procedure with regard to the Report stage it would be permissible to move it at that time?

Orders of the Day — Increase of Rent Bill.: Clause 4. — (Extension of Principal Act to Higher-rented Houses.) (11 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: I support the Amendment to make the limit £100, because it is the highest that has been named, and I do so because I believe every class of the community should have protection and justice, and people who live in those houses are entitled to the same fair play as other people. I think the landlords of this particular class have been very fortunate during the time the principal Act has been...

Orders of the Day — Increase of Rent Bill.: Clause 4. — (Extension of Principal Act to Higher-rented Houses.) (11 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: May I add my few words of appeal to the Government? This Bill has been brought about because of certain well-advertised mischiefs. Those mischiefs exist as much in the case of houses between the rents of £50 and £90 as they do in the case of houses between the present limit of £35 and £55. I was glad to hear from the Labour Benches the declaration that regardless of the wealth or poverty...

Orders of the Day — Increase of Rent Bill.: Clause 4. — (Extension of Principal Act to Higher-rented Houses.) (11 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: I am sorry I did not hear the interruption of the hon. Member. The vast majority of those letters are from people living in houses which are rated above the limit provided for in the Bill, and they tear that they are going to be turned out bag and baggage on 25th March or at the June quarter without any remedy at all. If the Government are really sincere, as I believe them to be, in trying to...

Orders of the Day — Increase of Rent Bill.: Clause 4. — (Extension of Principal Act to Higher-rented Houses.) (11 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: I understand the Government has accepted an Amendment to make the date 25th December. I suggest that very serious confusion will probably arise through that date being put in. The 25th is quarter-day. To fully carry out the Government's intention, for which I would desire to thank and congratulate them, the date ought to be 24th December.

Orders of the Day — Increase of Rent Bill.: Clause 4. — (Extension of Principal Act to Higher-rented Houses.) (11 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: I hope that the right hon. Gentleman will not accept this Amendment. I can conceive an extraordinary state of things arising out of these cases—I believe there are thousands of them—of what has been called the bogus sale. What would happen if the Amendment were accepted would be that the man of straw who has been made nominal purchaser would be treated as the landlord, whereas the real...

Orders of the Day — Increase of Rent Bill.: Clause 4. — (Extension of Principal Act to Higher-rented Houses.) (11 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: On a point of Order. There is no particular Amendment before the Committee, and there are many Amendments to be disposed of. I suggest time ought not to be taken up asking what I submit respectfully are questions out of order and irrelevant.

Orders of the Day — Increase of Rent Bill.: New Clause. — (Yearly Value.) (14 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: Have they succeeded?

Oral Answers to Questions — India.: Czecho-Slovak Republic. (17 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: 26. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been called to the fact that while both the French and Italian plenipotentiary representatives to the Czecho-Slovakia Republic have been duly accredited by their respective Courts, the English plenipotentiary representative has not yet been accredited by Great Britain, despite the fact that he has already been in Prague...

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants.: Post Office Employes. (17 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: 70 asked the Postmaster-General (1) whether he is aware that in 1914 and 1915, owing to the need of men in the Army who possessed the ability to administer large telegraph and telephone offices, his Department was asked by the War Office to select suitable men for such work; that they were for the most part of the minor establishment of the Post Office and normally their salaries were totally...

Orders of the Day — Notices of Motion.: Ministry of Ways and Communications Bill. (18 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: I wish to say, first of all, with what delight I have listened, not only to the humorous, but to the exceedingly wise and helpful speech of the hon. Member for Silvertown (Mr. J. Jones). I should like to say that, while I regard his views as one of the portents to which this House will have to listen, I also regard equally the views of the hon. and gallant Member for Bury St. Edmunds...

Orders of the Day — Notices of Motion.: Ministry of Ways and Communications Bill. (18 Mar 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: I am glad to have that interruption. The right hon. Baronet inquires what about the sea voyage? His interruption affords a very excellent background to the very next instance I was going to give. You have two stations at Southampton, the dock station and the town station. When supplies arrive at the Southampon Dock Station they have finished their sea journey so far as London is concerned....


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