Results 1581–1591 of 1591 for speaker:Mr Andrew MacLaren

Oral Answers to Questions — House Property (Income Tax Assessments). ( 8 May 1923)

Mr Andrew MacLaren: In arriving at the value for the purpose of assessment, is the value of certain heriditaments taken into account, whether they are let or not, on the basis of what they would let for year by year although the owner may not be receiving the rents?

Orders of the Day — MINES (WORKING FACILITIES AND SUPPORT) BILL [Lords]. ( 7 May 1923)

Mr Andrew MacLaren: I intervene for a few minutes by way of criticism of this Bill. We were told by the hon. Member for the Exchange Division of Liverpool (Sir L. Scott) that it was a Tory Bill. It did not require any very keen vision to see that. I shall always be keenly interested in any Bill dealing with minerals, particularly those Clauses appertaining to compensation or finance. The truly Tory character of...

Orders of the Day — Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interest Restrictions (Continuance) Bill.: HOUSING, Etc. (No. 2) [MONEY.] ( 2 May 1923)

Mr Andrew MacLaren: On the basis of valuation, when these slums are removed the value of the site has increased.

Orders of the Day — Prevention of Unemployment Bill. (27 Apr 1923)

Mr Andrew MacLaren: It is because you have a winning way.

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Estate Duty. (23 Apr 1923)

Mr Andrew MacLaren: I desire if possible to raise this debate out of the field of contention to a higher and purer atmosphere. I join in the appeal to the right hon. Gentleman to remove the tax which is levied on musical instruments. Those of us who are interested in the development of arts know what it is to suffer from some of the English products in the form of the piano. The finest pianos we can get come...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (19 Apr 1923)

Mr Andrew MacLaren: I have very few questions to put to the Minister of Agriculture for several very good reasons, one being that I have not had sufficient time to go into this very bulky report which I only received to-day, but in the discussions which have taken place there have arisen some points on which I should like information from the Minister. I wish to ask if he will give full details of the cost of...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (19 Apr 1923)

Mr Andrew MacLaren: We are being asked by the Ministry of Agriculture to give all sorts of concessions to the agricultural industry of this country, and I cannot help feeling, as we are now under the shadow of new propositions likely to he brought into this House, that there is, consciously or unconsciously, a move on the part of the landowners of Great Britain to make an exaction on the taxpayers of this...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (19 Apr 1923)

Mr Andrew MacLaren: That is true, but the hon. and learned Member is surely astute enough to know that when a lease falls in or a new agreement has to be made between landlord and tenant, another matter enters; new agreements have to be made, and, by virtue of the increased land value, the landlord has the tenant for all he is worth. When the Corn Production Act was withdrawn, and moanings went up from the...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (19 Apr 1923)

Mr Andrew MacLaren: February, 1923—upto-date, as we always are on this side. I want the House to appreciate how much truth there is behind the assertion from the vested interests in land in England that there is no value in it, and that they are really facing bankruptcy. I could go on, hut I think one of.the most classical pages I have ever read in a State or public document appears on page 9 of the Report of...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (19 Apr 1923)

Mr Andrew MacLaren: I am a little enthusiastic on this topic, and so forgot the restrictions of Debate. I was not proposing fresh legislation, so much as criticising present legislation as it affects agriculture, and, as it stands to-day, the more you use the land, the more you develop it, the more you are penalised by rates. We on this side agree.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. (19 Apr 1923)

Mr Andrew MacLaren: My point of criticism is that the present rating system in its operation does tend to harass the man, whether it be the farmer or any other user of the land, and makes it more difficult for him to develop his soil. We are not in favour of that system. We are in favour of another system altogether, which we will mention when the opportunity arises. I feel somewhat compromised by the ruling of...


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