Results 661–678 of 678 for speaker:Sir Charles Edwards

Orders of the Day — Coal Industry Commission Bill.: Clause 1. — (Appointment of Commissioners.) (25 Feb 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: I hope the Home Secretary will reconsider this matter. I understood from him that he was proposing his Amendment with the view of widening the scope of the Sub-section, but if his interpretation is right, it would mean that in one vital respect he is narrowing the scope of the Sub-section. I have profound sympathy with the point of view of my right hon. Friend (Mr. Brace). If you are giving...

Orders of the Day — Coal Industry Commission Bill.: Clause 1. — (Appointment of Commissioners.) (25 Feb 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: In the course of the discussion this afternoon there has been a good deal of anxiety, both from one point of view and another, as to the extent of the powers of the Commission, and the Chairman might not find that he was in possession of the necessary authority to go a little outside into relevant matters. It is usual on most Royal Commissions to put in some comprehensive term in the event of...

Orders of the Day — Coal Industry Commission.: Prime Minister's Speech. (24 Feb 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: What is the total membership?

Orders of the Day — Coal Industry Commission.: Prime Minister's Speech. (24 Feb 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: Have the miners ever taken a vote on the question of the programme which the Miners' Conference have submitted to the Government?

Orders of the Day — Coal Industry Commission.: Prime Minister's Speech. (24 Feb 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: I should like to be perfectly clear on this point. I understand that the miners were asked to take a popular ballot upon whether they should or should not accept the Government terms, but is it the fact or is it not the fact that there was no popular vote of the miners taken instructing the conference to make those demands upon the Government?

Orders of the Day — Coal Industry Commission.: Prime Minister's Speech. (24 Feb 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: I am sorry to interrupt the hon. Member again—

Orders of the Day — Coal Industry Commission.: Prime Minister's Speech. (24 Feb 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: May I congratulate the hon. Member who has just sat down upon his very admirable maiden speech? Whether we agree with his point of view or not, we are all glad to have the case presented in the temperate way such as he has put it forward. I suppose I do owe him a slight apology for pressing my question upon him during the moment of his maiden effort; but if hon. Members and right hon. Members...

Orders of the Day — Coal Industry Commission.: Prime Minister's Speech. (24 Feb 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: The right hon. Gentleman the Prime Minister comes here and, epitomising the data in possession of the Government, says, as he is instructed, that the Government has not the economic means to do those very things that are being demanded. If that be so, I fail to understand the attitude of the right hon. Gentleman the Leader of the Labour party. He must either take the view that the Premier is...

Orders of the Day — Coal Industry Commission.: Prime Minister's Speech. (24 Feb 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: There is a margin. I shall not worry the hon. Gentleman more than I worried him and his colleague when they were speaking, but I should like him to tell the House what the margin left over from "nearly" is, because it seems to me that that is the vital factor. I mean there are certain considerations, and I put this as an argument in favour of a little extra time by the miners of the South...

Orders of the Day — Coal Industry Commission.: Prime Minister's Speech. (24 Feb 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: That is sufficient for my purpose, but I thought the hon. Member went a good deal further. The point is this: What blind folly for a man to set himself up as a great leader of labour and to say this cannot be done! Why not wait the additional fortnight to see whether it can be done. I would appeal earnestly to hon. Members, and to the hon. Member who has just spoken, instead of talking in...

Orders of the Day — Coal Industry Commission.: Coal Industry Commission Bill, (24 Feb 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: I will not detain the House for many minutes. If I had my way I would cut down every Member to ten minutes, and I think the House would be very much the better for it and would live much longer, because we should not be bored quite as much as we are at present. I want to say a word or two on the nationalisation of mines. Some hon. Members seem to think this a new thing which we have never...

Oral Answers to Questions — Demobilisation.: Naval Writers. (19 Feb 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: Is the fact of a man being a writer in the Navy a complete bar to his demobilisation or can he still be released on compassionate grounds?

Oral Answers to Questions — Clubs (Restrictions). (19 Feb 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: Is the right hon. Gentleman prepared to receive a deputation representing clubs?

Oral Answers to Questions — Munitions.: Surplus Government Property (Disposal). (19 Feb 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: May I ask whether these things are being sold direct to the farmers, or the parish authorities, or whether intermediate contractors have been set up by the Government?

Oral Answers to Questions — M. Clemenceau.: Attempted Assassination in Paris. (19 Feb 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: Quite apart from any formal representation that may be made, might I suggest that the House might, on your intimation, Mr. Speaker, very fittingly rise and mark its sympathy and admiration for this great Ally?

Oral Answers to Questions — Industrial Unrest.: Mining Industry (Committee of Investigation). (17 Feb 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: Before the right hon. Gentleman replies may I ask, having regard to the suggestion which is being assiduously circulated in the mining districts that the Government propose this Committee for the purpose of indefinitely delaying a settlement, whether he is in a position to announce that they will have to report and make their recommendations within a definite period?

Debate on the Address. (11 Feb 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: Speaking on behalf of the body which I represent, we desire to say how cordially we welcome the King's Speech as breathing a larger hope and brighter promise than has hitherto emanated from any of the King's Speeches. We have also been glad to hear the interpretation given by the Prime Minister as to what some of those intentions contained in the King's Speech mean when reduced to reality. We...

Preamble (4 Feb 1919)

Sir Charles Edwards: On behalf of the group I represent, I desire, Sir, to add a few words to what have already gone in congratulation to you upon the House again re-electing you as Speaker. You have a large spirit of liberty. You have a lofty sense of the dignity that belongs to this ancient Chamber. You have an acute and searching sense of humour. Above all, you have a great understanding of the composite...


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