Results 17021–17033 of 17033 for speaker:Mr R.A. Butler

Tariff Truce. ( 4 Mar 1930)

Mr R.A. Butler: In rising to oppose the Tariff Truce I must express the opinion that we are considering something of vital importance to this country at the present time. The President of the Board of Trade has chosen to introduce this question at a moment when there is an unprecedented wave of feeling in this country in favour of some extension of tariffs. I think that somewhere in his writings the late Sir...

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Rural Areas. ( 6 Feb 1930)

Mr R.A. Butler: 92. asked the Minister of Health upon what approximate date he proposes to announce his policy for rural housing?

Oral Answers to Questions — Beer Duty. ( 6 Feb 1930)

Mr R.A. Butler: 101. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider the desirability of introducing a differentiation in Excise Duty between beers brewed from British malt and hops and beers brewed from foreign imported malt and hops in favour of the former?

Oral Answers to Questions — Beer Duty. ( 6 Feb 1930)

Mr R.A. Butler: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that such a proposal would make a very great difference to the barley growing districts, which are in a very depressed condition?

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Rural Areas. (23 Jan 1930)

Mr R.A. Butler: 65. asked the Minister of Health whether he can now declare his policy for an improvement of rural housing conditions?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Beet Sugar Subsidy, Great Britain. (23 Jan 1930)

Mr R.A. Butler: I desire to detain the Committee only for a few moments. Since I have been in the House I have been impressed by the very few opportunities we have for discussing any problems connected with agriculture, and I regard it as a matter of principle that when the subject of agriculture is discussed it should be gone into as closely and as effectively as possible. This is a subject on which I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Agricultural Workers. (23 Dec 1929)

Mr R.A. Butler: Will the right hon. Gentleman take steps to find out the number of unemployed in the depressed arable areas, and particularly in the Eastern Counties?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Imported Clover Seed (Staining). (11 Nov 1929)

Mr R.A. Butler: 52. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the Government contemplates making the staining of imported red clover seed compulsory?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Imported Clover Seed (Staining). (11 Nov 1929)

Mr R.A. Butler: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the opinion of prominent agriculturists is that the staining of imported seed would be very much more efficacious?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Imported Clover Seed (Staining). (11 Nov 1929)

Mr R.A. Butler: May I ask what is the objection to imposing such a restriction as staining?

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Rural Areas. (11 Nov 1929)

Mr R.A. Butler: 51. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can give the House any statistics or information as to the extent of unemployment in rural areas?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Imported Cereals (Subsidies). ( 4 Nov 1929)

Mr R.A. Butler: 42. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can now make any statement of policy with regard particularly to the arable section of the agricultural industry?

Dumping of German Wheat. (30 Oct 1929)

Mr R.A. Butler: Speaking, as I do in this House for the first time, let me assure hon. Members that I will not claim the attention of the House for a very long period, particularly as I am, I think, one of the younger Members, and therefore my experience cannot rival that of the other speakers on this Motion. My reason for rising is that I represent, I think, probably one of the most arable districts in...


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