Results 161–180 of 678 for speaker:Sir Charles Edwards

Oral Answers to Questions — Profiteering Act. (22 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: 16. asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade whether any use has been made of Section 4 of the Profiteering Act, which empowers the Board of Trade to authorise local authorities to trade in articles to which the Act applies?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.: Local Risings (Alleged). (22 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: 67. asked the Prime Minister whether information has come to the Government that a rising has been planned in Ireland for the 5th April; whether information has come to the Government that local risings have been planned for the same date in Liver-pool, Manchester, and Glasgow; whether any seizure of arms and ammunition from Germany has been made by His Majesty's Navy; and whether the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.: Local Risings (Alleged). (22 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: I cannot make a statement. Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this information did not come from an official quarter?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Inoculation (Forces in France). (23 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: 28. asked the Secretary of State for War whether between 150,000 and 200,000 uninoculated men served in the British Armies in France during the War; whether less than 4,000 of these suffered from enteric, typhoid, or paratyphoid fever; and whether he attributes the immunity of these uninoculated men to the precautions taken regarding the provision of pure water and food and the measures for...

Oral Answers to Questions — British East Africa (Flogging Indians). (24 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: 61. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Prisons Ordinance, 1918, gave superintendents of prisons in British East Africa and Protectorates the right to flog Indian prisoners as a disciplinary measure; and whether he will consider the desirability of an inquiry into the system?

Private Business.: LONDON ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANIES (FARES, etc.) BILL. (25 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: I rise to a point of Order. I submit that according to the rules, practices and principles of modern legislation, this Bill is out of order, and ought not to be given a Second Reading. The grounds upon which I base the point of Order are threefold. The first is that it is an immemorial practice and principle of Parliamentary legislation, when granting a monopoly franchise, to safeguard the...

Private Business.: LONDON ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANIES (FARES, etc.) BILL. (25 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: I am appealing to Mr. Speaker.

Private Business.: LONDON ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANIES (FARES, etc.) BILL. (25 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: Does not that Estimate of £1,194,000 include all the prior charges and the 4 per cent. on the ordinary stock?

Private Business.: LONDON ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANIES (FARES, etc.) BILL. (25 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if he himself and those with him urged the Government that the Transport Department should exercise their power and control the tubes as well as the Metropolitan District?

Private Business.: LONDON ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANIES (FARES, etc.) BILL. (25 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: This matter—[HON. MEMBERS: "Vote!"] It is all very well for hon. Members to say "Vote," but this matter is one of life and death to the great constituency which I represent, and much as I would like to study the personal convenience of Members of this House, I must put the interests of my constituents first. I put a specific question to the Minister of Transport and I also put the same...

Private Business.: LONDON ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANIES (FARES, etc.) BILL. (25 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: [HON. MEMBERS: "Divide!"] I am quite sure that hon. Members are not aware that the Eleven o'clock Rule does not apply. I shall be as brief as I can, but, as representing my constituents, I insist on stating to the House all the points which I desire to put. The point which I wish to emphasise is that the Minister of Transport is expressly authorised by the Act of last year to take over the...

Private Business.: LONDON ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANIES (FARES, etc.) BILL. (25 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: I say they do not truly represent the position, and I will proceed to show that. This is not a new problem. There was a Traffic Committee that sat upstairs last summer. I was a member, and I had an opportunity of very closely examining and cross-examining witnesses in the matter of the finance of the combine, and I say emphatically that the people who have come here as the promoters of this...

Private Business.: LONDON ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANIES (FARES, etc.) BILL. (25 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: I do. I say that of the £43,000,000 represented as the capital of the Underground Electric Railway Company of London, Limited, £19,000,000 is spurious and watered.

Private Business.: LONDON ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANIES (FARES, etc.) BILL. (25 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: I can quite understand the hon. Baronet asking. The relevance is that they are coming here and making out that they have not the wherewithal from the present fares to pay themselves an ordinary dividend.

Private Business.: LONDON ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANIES (FARES, etc.) BILL. (25 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: What have they done? They have taken out of their income that which would have paid substantial ordinary dividends, and they have created spurious stock without putting any money in. There is no question about it. Never mind about the report of last year. I commend to hon. Members the report of 38 pages, which was published this morning. Take the case of the holding of this combine concern,...

Private Business.: LONDON ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANIES (FARES, etc.) BILL. (25 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: With great respect you speak of these figures as being the figures of the operating companies. What I say is, that these figures to which reference has been made, are the figures of the Underground Railway Company, and are the figures of the London General Omnibus Company. The entire holding of some of these companies is under the control of the Octopus Company, and you cannot differentiate...

Private Business.: LONDON ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANIES (FARES, etc.) BILL. (25 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: These figures include stocks which are held by the same people, but they also embrace stocks which are held by the controlling company in those particular concerns. Let me take an example. The London Central Electric Company came to Parliament and obtained a franchise. Broadly speaking, the shareholders of that concern were satisfied with the 3 per cent. they were getting. What happened? The...

Private Business.: LONDON ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANIES (FARES, etc.) BILL. (25 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: I am very glad the right hon. Baronet has asked the question, and it is spurious in this sense. Take the case of the Metropolitan Underground. They agreed to electrify at a certain sum. They electrify, roughly, for £1,300,000, and they get paid for that in the form of ordinary shares. But, as part and parcel of the consideration, they get permission to create, roughly, £3,000,000 of...

Private Business.: LONDON ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANIES (FARES, etc.) BILL. (25 Mar 1920)

Sir Charles Edwards: I desire to move as an Amendment, after the word "Bill" ["named in the Bill"], to insert the words "and Companies in Association therewith." The object is that the inquiry shall be an exhaustive one to include the Companies controlled by the Combine.


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