Results 1301–1308 of 1308 for speaker:Mr James Reid

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministey of Transport. (20 Jun 1932)

Mr James Reid: My purpose in addressing the Committee is to add my voice to the voices of those who seek to forward the cause of economy. I welcome —and I think we all welcome, apart from the Opposition—the very considerable economies which have hitherto been achieved, and I think that the Minister deserves great credit for those economies. But I do not think that the matter can stop there. It was...

Orders of the Day — Hire Purchase (Scotland) Bill.: Clause 3. — (Power to hirer or purchaser to terminate contract.) (20 Jun 1932)

Mr James Reid: I rise as a Scottish Member to support the Government and to oppose the Amendment, which seems to me to be entirely ill-conceived, and conceived in the interests of one trade alone. Let me give one example to show how it would work out in practice. We have been told that a £6 bicycle is let out at 2s. 6d. per week. At the end of the first week the person who hires it may find that it does...

Orders of the Day — Hire Purchase (Scotland) Bill.: Clause 3. — (Power to hirer or purchaser to terminate contract.) (20 Jun 1932)

Mr James Reid: My answer is that he ought to be charged a reasonable sum for hire. If an article depreciates rapidly, as bicycles apparently do, to charge only 2s. 6d. a week for a machine that costs £6 is an entirely vicious method of doing business. It means that you are charging too little for even the hire of a bicycle, let alone the purchase.

Orders of the Day — Hire Purchase (Scotland) Bill.: Clause 3. — (Power to hirer or purchaser to terminate contract.) (20 Jun 1932)

Mr James Reid: Certainly not as to total price, but, if a bicycle depreciates at the rate of more than 2s. 6d. a week, obviously the instalment ought to be more than 2s. 6d. a week, but it should not go on for so long. If my hon. and gallant Friend's constituents are getting business by spreading the instalments 'over too long a time, that is a vicious system. Hire purchase ought never to be in such a state...

Orders of the Day — Town and Country Planning Bill.: Clause 51. — (Application to Scotland.) ( 6 Jun 1932)

Mr James Reid: I beg to second the Amendment, from a slightly different point of view, perhaps, than that of the hon. Member for West Fife (Mr. Milne). I do not think the hon. Member meant, and I certainly do not mean, to suggest that every Measure that affects Scotland should be in the form of a separate Bill. Very far from it. There are many Measures in regard to which it would not only be no advantage to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Hardware (Imports). (26 Apr 1932)

Mr James Reid: 20. asked the President of the Board of Trade what respective quantities of baths of iron or steel and of stoves, grates, and ranges for domestic cooking or heating have been imported into the United Kingdom during each month since September, 1931?

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Amendment of Law. (20 Apr 1932)

Mr James Reid: I must crave the indulgence of the Committee in rising to speak for the first time. I feel gratifled that I am enabled to make some remarks on the question of finance, not that finance is a likeable subject—at least I do not find it so—but because I find that it lies at the base of the whole of our present position. It seems to me that until we -have settled our financial difficulties we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Writs (Registration). (19 Apr 1932)

Mr James Reid: 27. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps, if any, are to be taken to carry out the recommendations regarding registration of writs and other matters contained in the Departmental Committee's Report of 1928?

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