Results 181–200 of 678 for speaker:Sir Charles Edwards

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: National Mark Eggs. (16 Jul 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: I am afraid I could not.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Wheat Quota. (16 Jul 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: My right hon. Friend has received copies of resolutions passed by various branches of the unions concerned with agricultural workers, urging the Government to adopt the principle of a wheat quota. These resolutions have been acknowledged, but my right hon. Friend is not in a position to make any announcement on the subject at present.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Wheat Quota. (16 Jul 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: It is obvious that I could not reply to that question.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Sugar-Beet. (16 Jul 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: The factories which have not accepted the special advance have contracted for 80,000 acres representing a decline of 44 per cent. from the acreage contracted for by them in the 1930 growing season. As a measure of the value of the Government's offer, I would add that 152,000 acres have been contracted for by the other factories, representing, in their case, a decline of only 18 per cent. from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Road Transport (Vitriol and Petrol). (14 Jul 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: I have been asked to reply. The conveyance of petrol by road is controlled by Regulations made under the Petroleum Act. My right hon. Friend understands that, in spite of the dangerous nature of vitriol few accidents have been caused during its conveyance, but the conveyance by road of dangerous substances including vitriol is receiving attention.

Oral Answers to Questions — Land Drainage Act. (9 Jul 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: My right hon. Friend has discussed personally with representatives of the Ancholme Drainage and Navigation Commissioners difficulties arising in connection with the levying of rates on the basis of annual value, instead of on an acreage basis. The provisions of the Act must, of course, be observed, but my right hon. Friend will be ready to assist this and other drainage authorities as far as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Crown Lands (Licensed Premises). (9 Jul 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: I have been asked to reply. On lands under the charge of the Commissioners of Crown Lands there are 90 public-houses, beerhouses and hotels bringing in a total rental of about £67,200 per annum. In addition, rent is paid to the Commissioners in respect of a considerable number of club premises in London and elsewhere which they presume are registered under the Licensing Acts.

Oral Answers to Questions — Crown Lands (Licensed Premises). (9 Jul 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: I could not say.

Oral Answers to Questions — Allotments, Isleworth. (9 Jul 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: I understand that the county council are proceeding to acquire the land referred to for sewage disposal works under the powers vested in them by the Middlesex County Council Act, 1931. My right hon. Friend has no power to intervene in the way suggested by the hon. Member, but representations have already been made to the council and he is assured that the council will treat the allotment...

Oral Answers to Questions — Allotments, Isleworth. (9 Jul 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: I will.

Oral Answers to Questions — Houses of Parliament (Telephone Cabinets). (22 May 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: The Office of Works is responsible for 8 only of the 29 telephone cabinets within the Palace of Westminster. Steps have been taken recently to render three of these cabinets sound proof, and consideration is being given as to the best treatment of the remainder. I understand that my hon. Friend the Postmaster-General is giving consideration to the sound-proof qualities of the remainder of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Houses of Parliament (Telephone Cabinets). (22 May 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: I am not aware of that fact, but I will call my right hon. Friend's attention to the point raised by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Chorley (Mr. Hacking).

Oral Answers to Questions — Girl's Disappearance, Somersetshire. (6 May 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: My hon. and learned Friend has asked me to state that the inquiries are not yet completed, and that he would be obliged if the hon. Member would repeat his question in a week's time.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Research. (5 May 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: I have been asked to read the reply: In answering these two questions, I am authorised on behalf of the Government to make a statement of the policy which the Government propose to follow in relation to those aspects of the problem of the scientific treatment of coal on which decisions have been reached. I will deal first of all with the Richmond experiment which is referred to in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Research. (5 May 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: Perhaps the hon. and gallant Member will put that question to the Minister. I think I have said enough for one day.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Research. (5 May 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: I am afraid I cannot say anything on that.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Loading Equipment, Docks. (5 May 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: I have been asked to answer these questions. As the information requested involves a number of figures, I propose to circulate that part of my answer in the OFFICIAL REPORT. The figures represent existing equipment at South Wales, but as regards the whole question of the provision of additional anti-breakage appliances in South Wales and in other exporting districts, I would refer to the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Steamship Service, Applecross. (10 Mar 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: The following is the reply which I have been asked to give on behalf of my right hon. Friend. As I informed the right hon. and learned Member in reply to a question which he asked on this subject on the 31st October, 1929. I have agreed that the hazardous call during the night of the Stornoway mail steamer at Applecross should be discontinued during the winter months. I may add, however, that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Steamship Service, Applecross. (10 Mar 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: Perhaps the right hon. Gentleman will either see my right hon. Friend or put down another question. Obviously, I cannot reply.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. (10 Mar 1931)

Sir Charles Edwards: In the temporary absence of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Pensions, I have been asked to reply. The total cost of pensions to widows and children of ex-officers and men for the year referred to was £16,438,755. The records in the Ministry do not enable my right hon. Friend to say what proportion of this sum was paid in cases where the deceased ex-officer or man died while in receipt...


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