Results 41–60 of 882 for speaker:Sir Francis Acland

Foreign Affairs. (21 Oct 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: We here still adhere to the policy of non-intervention, and this surely is the most amazing example of faith triumphing over works—or rather the complete absence of works on the other side—in the whole course of history. As long as the Government continue that complacent and fatal drive to European destruction and the loss of our most vital Imperial assets, I hope we shall steadily vote...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Food Storage. (20 Jul 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has considered the desirability of establishing widely-dispersed centres for food storage on a large scale?

Orders of the Day — Milk (Amendment) Bill. (20 Jul 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I suppose it is rather an open question whether the Committee should treat this Bill as an interim continuation of the present policy hoping that we shall have a development of policy and machinery in the autumn, or as a peg on which we can hang our particular point of view as to how the subsidy on milk should be distributed. I have not had tea or supper, and that perhaps inclines me to the...

Orders of the Day — Milk (Amendment) Bill. (20 Jul 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: No, but it is much easier to continue something you are already doing than to set up a new organisation. I think, in the circumstances, although it is eight months since the report was produced, the Minister on the whole is justified in asking that the subsidy should be continued and that certain matters in it should be corrected, with the hope that his final scheme will be all the better for...

Orders of the Day — Milk (Amendment) Bill. (20 Jul 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: From one point of view this is an extra subsidy and it might be expected that those who sit here, who have generally taken a line against subsidies, would vote against it. If the Government were proposing to put in a new principle or to extend some principle in the original Bill we should probably have to do that, as we voted against the extra wheat subsidy the other day because we did not...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill. (14 Jul 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I have been listening to this Debate with rather mixed feelings, because, resisting the natural impulse to sleep on a hot evening like this, my mind has almost automatically gone back to the days, now 21 years ago, when I had a great deal of sympathy with the Ministers representing agriculture in this House. I was one of them at the time, and they found themselves in a very awkward corner and...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill. (14 Jul 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Oh.

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill. (14 Jul 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I do not think it is for this House to dogmatise. It is for Mr. Speaker to say for what purpose it should be regarded as a Money Bill. I think the provisions contained in the Special Areas (Amendment) Act, 1937— The Commissioners may agree to provide .…financial assistance by means of contributions towards rent, Income Tax, or rates.… and The Commissioners may .…make a grant towards...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill. (14 Jul 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: It is difficult to discuss this Amendment without remembering the discussion we had on Monday on what was then an alleged circular and which has proved to be a real circular. That discussion, acrimonious as it was at times, has left no mark on our Statute Book. What we are considering now is an Amendment to the Bill, and it seems to me to be one which cannot be regarded as anything except an...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill. (14 Jul 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I have been equally disappointed with the hon. Member. We have heard something about seasonal work in agriculture. I think the figures of agricultural unemployment insurance show that 5.1 per cent. were unemployed in the depth of winter and 3.5 per cent. to-day, which is not particularly seasonal. I do not think much of a point can be made about that. The main point is that, if the Amendment...

Orders of the Day — Milk (Amendment) Bill. (12 Jul 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I am rather tempted to follow the hon. Member for Don Valley (Mr. T. Williams) into the intricacies of the arithmetical speculations that he has just been putting before us, which open up a very wide field. On the other hand, this is not really the occasion for doing that, and we shall have other occasions, one hopes, this calendar year, though not this part of the Session, for going into...

Orders of the Day — Milk (Amendment) Bill. (12 Jul 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Do we not start on the basis that the total milk production is something like 1,000,000,000 gallons? My figures are quite different from those of the Minister. His do not add up to anything like that.

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill. (12 Jul 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I have been enlightened by this discussion and I would like to ask the Minister whether, when this Bill gets a little further, it will be possible to send some account of how the new administration will actually work to the county councils or other authorities in a way which the ordinary member of an ordinary committee of a county council engaged in this work will be able to understand. It is...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill.: Clause 1. — (Exchequer contributions towards purchases of lime and basic slag.) ( 8 Jul 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I beg to move, in page 1, line 15, after "slag," to insert: or of sea-sand containing not less than two tons of lime. This is mainly a local matter, and I shall deal with it as briefly as possible. Cornwall has no limestone in it, except that which is imported by the Atlantic rollers from the sea-bottom, and therefore the limestone which is available by land is very dear. If one tries to get...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill.: Clause 1. — (Exchequer contributions towards purchases of lime and basic slag.) ( 8 Jul 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: In view of that statement I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment.

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill.: Clause 3. — (Supplementary provisions as to contents of the Land Fertility Scheme.) ( 8 Jul 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I beg to move, in page 3, line 40, after "slag," to insert "other than lime contained in sea-sand." Although I am formally moving this Amendment I do not think I shall need to trouble the Committee with it if the Minister can give me an assurance that the words in the Bill which refer to lime "produced outside the United Kingdom" will not apply to sea-sand. That is technically produced...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill.: Clause 12. — (Laying of rules and regulations before Parliament.) ( 8 Jul 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I think the suggestion of the Patronage Secretary is the best that can be made in the circumstances. I think it is going to make a very hot day for us on Monday, but I know how crowded the programme is and he has met the situation as well as could be done in the circumstances, and I hope that we shall do our best when Monday comes.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. ( 7 Jul 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I wish to say a few words in support of the Clause. I was very much impressed by what my hon. and gallant relative the Member for Tiverton (Lieut.-Colonel Acland-Troyte) said in support of it, and I should have been even more impressed if I had been able to hear what he said more clearly, but that was not his fault. There was a certain amount of general noise going on. The point I would like...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. ( 7 Jul 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a Second time." All the articles set out in the Schedule mentioned in the new Clause are subject to duties, and I will go through them without mentioning those which are subject to only a 10 per cent. duty. They comprise the smaller number of articles. The larger number are subject to the higher duties, and I will mention what they are. These articles...


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