Results 21–40 of 115 for speaker:Captain Charles Smith

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Bakeries (Costs) (31 May 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Secretary of State for War why a detailed analysis of costs of producing bread in Army bakeries is no longer available as it was before the war.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Bakeries (Costs) (31 May 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the study of such costs is an essential part of the check upon efficiency, and is he further aware that when these figures were published before the war they reflected considerable credit on his Department?

Orders of the Day — Superannuation Bill: Clause 32. — (Increase of Superannuation and Additional Allowances in Cases of Retirement for Ill-Health with Less than Twenty Years' Service.) (31 May 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: I wish to thank my right hon. Friend the Financial Secretary for the concession which he is making. I associate myself with the question which has just been asked of him, and I should also like to ask the number of people likely to be affected by the concession.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Extra Rations (Agricultural Workers) (30 May 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction caused by the discrimination between the agricultural worker and the agricultural smallholder in respect of extra rations; and whether he will extend to the latter category the extra rations already allowed to the former.

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Development Charge (10 May 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning the aggregate amount so far collected in development charges under the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947.

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Single House Plots (10 May 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the difficult position of certain single plot holders who bought land after 1st July, 1948, with assignment of any compensation rights possessed by the former owners in respect of Part VI of the Town and Country Planning Act, but who are excluded from the benefits of the scheme described in the Central Land Board pamphlet, "House...

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Single House Plots (10 May 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: Will my right hon. Friend amplify what he means by saying that they stand in a different position from those who bought the land before the Act came into full operation, since there are people who did buy land before 5th July, 1948?

Orders of the Day — National Parks and Access to the Countryside Bill (1 Apr 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: In the generally cordial welcome which the House has given to this Bill a number of hon. Members have made references of a rather critical kind to the proposals for the composition of local committees in connection with the national parks. In this respect I cannot follow the hon. Member for Westmorland (Mr. Vane) in the view he took and I was very glad indeed to note the spirit in which the...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Italian Workers, Kenya (13 Jul 1948)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Secretary of State for War what rates of pay have been agreed for the principal categories of Italian skilled workers at present employed on contracts in Kenya; and what rates are paid to Africans for comparable work.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Colchester Barracks (13 Jul 1948)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Secretary of State for War when Cambridge, Connaught and Victoria blocks in Colchester barracks were last used for the accommodation of soldiers' families; to what use these blocks are at present respectively being put; and what is the intention of his Department with regard to the future use of these blocks.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Colchester Barracks (13 Jul 1948)

Captain Charles Smith: Will the Minister look into the possibility of these blocks being reconditioned?

Oral Answers to Questions — Fuel and Power: Petrol Allowances (29 Apr 1948)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what arrangements he proposes for the allocation of petrol during the next six months to sailing craft with auxiliary engines.

Orders of the Day — Monopoly (Inquiry and Control) Bill (22 Apr 1948)

Captain Charles Smith: Why was no action taken after 1931—

Orders of the Day — Monopoly (Inquiry and Control) Bill (22 Apr 1948)

Captain Charles Smith: Without wishing to delay the right hon. and learned Gentleman unduly, may I ask him to give an indication of the principal steps taken by the Conservative Party to deal with this matter between 1931 and 1939 and will he make particular reference to the action taken on the report presented in 1938 on the Anglo-Argentine meat trade, which was the report of a committee set up jointly by the...

Orders of the Day — Monopoly (Inquiry and Control) Bill (22 Apr 1948)

Captain Charles Smith: Could the hon. Member quote figures to substantiate that direct statement?

Orders of the Day — Monopoly (Inquiry and Control) Bill (22 Apr 1948)

Captain Charles Smith: Can the hon. Member quote the figure for 1933, which, as everyone who has studied the figures, knows was the year of highest unemployment?

Orders of the Day — Monopoly (Inquiry and Control) Bill (22 Apr 1948)

Captain Charles Smith: I do not wish to go in detail into the arguments raised by the hon. Member for Scarborough and Whitby (Mr. Spearman), but I wish he would address some of them to his noble Friend, Lord Woolton, who is repeatedly warning the people that within a year's time there may be large-scale unemployment. He has been warning them of that for the last 18 months.

Orders of the Day — Monopoly (Inquiry and Control) Bill (22 Apr 1948)

Captain Charles Smith: I am fully conscious of the distinction the hon. Member is making, but, since he devoted so much of his speech to an appeal to hon. Members not to talk of fear about mass unemployment I think it is true to say that these prognostications come also from his own party. The speech to which we have just listened is not the only remarkable speech which has come from the other side of the House....

Orders of the Day — Monopoly (Inquiry and Control) Bill (22 Apr 1948)

Captain Charles Smith: I am glad to hear the right hon. and learned Gentleman's correction, but I think it invalidates what I understood to be his main argument.

Orders of the Day — Monopoly (Inquiry and Control) Bill (22 Apr 1948)

Captain Charles Smith: I have not had an opportunity of pursuing my inquiries to that extent since the right hon. and learned Gentleman spoke; but really from what I have said and from what has been said by my hon. Friend the Member for Jarrow (Mr. Fernyhough), and others on this side, I suggest that the evidence shows that the party opposite, when they had power, took no effective measures to deal with what was...


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