Results 81–100 of 882 for speaker:Sir Francis Acland

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. ( 7 Jun 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I beg to move, to reduce the Vote by £100. I think we shall all be very glad that this Vote was put down, and I congratulate the Minister on having got a very great deal into a comparatively short space of time. He was trying, if not to justify the ways of God to man, at any rate to assert the policy of his Ministry and to justify the ways of the farmer to the general community with the...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. ( 7 Jun 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Surely, one may have increased confidence in the future, and, at the same time, be heavily dipped in the past. My point is that we ought not to expect too much from the farmers too soon, but should realise that it will require, if prospects; improve, as we and they believe they are likely to improve, and a good time is coming, something more to be done to help them to get out of all these...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. ( 7 Jun 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I did nothing of the sort.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. ( 7 Jun 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: If the Government had proposed to give higher subsidies to agriculture the hon. Member would have been the first to criticise them.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. (31 May 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I should like to congratulate my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on attaining his new office and upon his first speech, which was a considerable physical as well as mental effort, as some of us could see. I think that he is suffering from a touch of bronchitis or something of that kind, and as I sometimes suffer from a cognate complaint I particularly admire the way he...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. (31 May 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: They can pass anything on to the consumer. That attitude seemed to be somewhat rather new. They were really willing to provide the money, and it is worth noting. The second point which struck me was that there were at that meeting not only representatives of those upon whom the burden in its present form was likely to fall rather heavily, like the Chamber of Shipping and the British Iron and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Government Policy. (27 May 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I; it contemplated to do anything for the really small men in agriculture, namely. the allotment holders, from the point of view of extra security of tenure in their plots?

Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates, 1937.: Board of Trade. (25 May 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Before I come to my main argument, I should like to comment on one thing that we have heard two or three times in this Debate, and I do not think the hon. Member for East Surrey (Mr. Emmott) will dissent when I say that he was partly responsible for the argument, namely, the comparison between the years, say, from 1929 to 1933 and the present time. A good many, things could be said against...

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Area-Clearance Scheme, Newlyn, Cornwall. ( 6 May 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: asked the Minister of Health (1) whether he is considering the effect of the proposed area-clearance scheme at Newlyn, Cornwall, on the fishing industry; and what he proposes to do in order to safeguard the interests of the fishermen it is proposed to displace; (2) whether he has investigated the particulars of the area-clearance scheme proposed at Newlyn, Cornwall; whether all the houses to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Area-Clearance Scheme, Newlyn, Cornwall. ( 6 May 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for his reply, may I ask him whether, in this inquiry, the matter will be considered not only from the point of view of public health, but also from that of the prosperity of the fishing industry?

Orders of the Day — Livestock Industry Bill.: Clause 26. — (Power of local authorities to provide and carry on slaughter-houses.) ( 4 May 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I do not want to enter into any disquisition on the morals of the Noble Lord, which are as above reproach as those of the hon. Gentleman above the Gangway. I do not very much like the Amendment. One of the things on the list which the Noble Lord wishes to be excluded from the things which abattoirs should do is the making of fertilisers. Anybody who has been over the best-conducted...

Orders of the Day — Sixth Schedule. ( 4 May 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I should like to congratulate the Ministers who have been concerned in the Committee and the Report stages on the good temper that they have shown in the conduct of the business that they had to get through. They have shown, I will not say a disposition to give way, because they have not given way, but they have shown a disposition to listen rather than to talk, and have done their best to...

Orders of the Day — Livestock Industry Bill. ( 3 May 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: May the House take it that the Minister is adopting this course, which I welcome, because the Amendments described in his Motion might have the effect of increasing the charge, or something of that kind?

Orders of the Day — Livestock Industry Bill.: Clause 46. — (Incidental provisions as to orders, regulations and schemes.) ( 3 May 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Having listened to all this debate there is one thing with which I am certain I do not agree, arid that is the argument that whereas it might be fair to pay compensation out of some other fund, it would be unfair and unreasonable to pay it out of the Cattle Fund. Representing a constituency of cattle producers I am as much interested in the Cattle Fund as anybody else, but if it is right to...

Orders of the Day — Clause 6. — (Regulations.) 10.2 p.m. ( 3 May 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I beg to second the Amendment.

Orders of the Day — Clause 6. — (Regulations.) 10.2 p.m. ( 3 May 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: North Devons are small beasts.

Orders of the Day — Clause11. — (Power of Board of Trade to regulate importation of livestock and meat.) ( 3 May 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: With great respect to the Ministers concerned in this matter, I attach only minor importance both to the Bill as it is now—in which there are the words: desirable in the general interest"— and to the Amendment which we are asked to make, in which there are the words: Having regard to the interests of all classes of persons concerned. My reason for taking that attitude is that in the...

Orders of the Day — Ministers of the Crown Bill.: Clause 1. — (Salaries payable in respect of certain Administrative Offices of State.) (28 Apr 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I would point out that there is not any reference to the specific recommendations of those two committees in that resolution, and it is perfectly competent to interpret the resolution, with which I wholly agree, as meaning a general salary for all Ministers, except the Prime Minister, of £4,000.

Orders of the Day — Ministers of the Crown Bill.: Clause 1. — (Salaries payable in respect of certain Administrative Offices of State.) (28 Apr 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: I do not want to say more than a sentence or two on this Amendment. I have my name, with the of my hon. Friend the Member for South-West Bethnal Green (Sir P. Harris), to what is the same Amendment in essence lower on the Paper, and, therefore I have great pleasure in supporting the Amendment that has been moved. It has been put so well from my point of view, and we have already had so many...

Orders of the Day — Income Tax.: National Defence Contribution. (27 Apr 1937)

Sir Francis Acland: Some rather interesting points have been made in the Debate. Doubt was expressed by one hon. Member whether we were likely to get the revenue which the Chancellor expects to get in by the increased Income Tax. It seems to me at present that the Income Tax, although very heavy, is yet an elastic tax and the Chancellor was not being unduly optimistic. But I very much agree with the point made...


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