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Orders of the Day — Supply. — [First Allotted Day.]: Number of Land Forces. (3 Mar 1919)

Captain Charles Loseby: ..."; we have heard about "returning to the old pre-war conditions." I agree with the right hon. Gentleman; I hope we shall never return to those pre-war conditions when we were all asleep, when we gambled with fire in a manner which nearly brought this country crumbling to the dust. And who was responsible for it? The Gentlemen who were responsible for it were Gentlemen like the right hon....

Orders of the Day — Naval, Military and Air Force Service Bill. (6 Mar 1919)

Mr Henry Croft: ...would take such a long time that really there was no need for bringing in this measure. He was advocating precisely the argument of his predecessor on that bench, that we should await events and gamble with our fate, and not take action which I venture to think the vast majority of hon. Members considers to be absolutely essential if we are not going to place ourselves in a deplorable...

Supply. — [4TH Allotted Day.]: MR. Long's Statement. (12 Mar 1919)

..., enterprise, and initiative into their work, when the end of the War came security came with it. But you, an island people, had no right to be in such a position when war broke out that you were gambling on a narrow margin of safety, when you, an island people, were fighting a continental people whose first arm was an army, when you had to meet with your average moment the selected moment...

Orders of the Day — Civil Contingencies Fund Bill.: Clause 1. — (Power to Issue Sums from the Consolidated Fund to the Civil Contingencies Fund.) (14 Mar 1919)

Mr Henry Cautley: ...that money is paid out of the excessive charges and taxes that are put upon the production of home-grown meat. Another ground on which I strongly support the Amendment is because I object to this gambling or trading or speculating in food in which the Government is now indulging. The War Office commandeered the whole of the wool grown in Great Britain. They have done that for two years,...

Orders of the Day — Notices of Motion.: Ministry of Ways and Communications Bill. (18 Mar 1919)

Mr Edward Carson: ...more to restore the railways to a state of solvency, in which case it would not be necessary to nationalise them. That seems to me to be a very vague hope on his part, and at all events I object to gambling with the interests of the roads, the ports, the canals, the docks, and the electric lighting companies for the purpose of trying once more to set up the railways. I do not believe that...

Ministry of Ways and Communications [Money]. (28 Mar 1919)

Mr Edward Carson: ...blanche for two years to spend whatever he likes, with a view to getting rid of a deficit of £100,000,000 a year which has already accrued in the administration of the railways. That is really gambling by this House gone mad. We have not had in the whole discussion on the Second Reading an estimate of any kind in relation to any one of these different Departments which are now being put...

Orders of the Day — Naval, Military, and Air Force Service. (31 Mar 1919)

...on, to seek to obtain some political advantage at the expense of honesty of purpose. Is it worth while to risk the chances of a lasting victory in order to win a by election? Is it worth while to gamble with the future in order to obtain a momentary political success?

Orders of the Day — Statement by DR. Addison. (7 Apr 1919)

Mr James Kidd: was our most attractive home investment, and that for many reasons. I say it with all respect, but to tens of thousands of our people a transaction on the Stock Exchange seems to suggest gambling. They avoid such transactions, but they are always ready to invest their money in dwelling-houses. They found in a house a visible investment. But investing in house property was...

Land Settlement (Facilities) Bill. (14 Apr 1919)

Sir Harry Barnston: ...scheme of leasing which he has propounded this afternoon, I think I might suggest that it will want a good deal more consideration, that it appears to me to be nothing more or less than a gamble, and that the odds would be in favour of the landlord. To those of us who have had the management of estates, and who know the difficulties of small holdings, two propositions immediately present...

Aliens Restriction Bill (15 Apr 1919)

Sir Ernest Wild: ...of English girls whom they marry, and then live upon the proceeds of their prostitution; the brothel keepers who are too clever to be caught, because they keep in the background; the people with gambling hells who lead young men to destruction, and who bring in such horrible practices as doping and unnatural offences—that is the sort of atmosphere that has been introduced into this...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Budget Proposals — Income Tax. (1 May 1919)

Mr Horatio Bottomley: his stable. At the present time a transfer of shares has to bear an ad valorem stamp. It sometimes happens that there are shares which people never intend to take up. The transaction is a mere gamble, and you escape the duty altogether. Let a stamp duty be put on every share transaction, not merely on the transfer, and then every man who gambles on the Stock Exchange will pay. Again, I...

Orders of the Day — War Office Circular. (29 May 1919)

Lieut-Colonel Charles McLean: ...for the manufacture of war armaments, to be turned back again to peaceful pursuits. You are not able to employ the people of this country who want employment so long as you are having war gambles on practically every part of European soil. You are going to have your industries going full speed ahead when there is peace, and in your own country feeling is satisfied. There is no satisfaction...

Orders of the Day — Whitsuntide Recess (Adjournment).: Food Supplies. (6 Jun 1919)

Mr John Wallace: ...that matters cannot be allowed to remain as they are at present. I noticed in a London paper this morning that in an interview the Parliamentary Secretary to the. Ministry of Food stated that a big gamble in linseed oil had begun. I happen to have been closely associated with the linseed oil position for some years, and his statement does not exaggerate the present position of the...

Orders of the Day — Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Bill.: Clause 5. — (Provisions as to Costs.) (26 Jun 1919)

Mr Gordon Hewart: ...after the offer was made is that he does not collect his costs from the acquiring authority. In other words, it is one of the vices of the existing system that the vendor may carry on a kind of gamble. If he thinks he has some chance of getting more than the amount which is stated in the statutory offer, ho can go on, with the assurance that if he succeeds the acquiring authority will pay...

Oral Answers to Questions — Land Speculation (Security of Tenure for Farmers). (30 Jun 1919)

Mr Noel Billing: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this matter has been raised now for some four months and the gambling is still going on? Will he take some steps to stop it forthwith by an Order in Council or anything that is necessary?

Orders of the Day — Coal Output.: Statement by Sir a. Geddes'. (14 Jul 1919)

Mr William Adamson: ...I think it is incumbent upon each of us to give the question under consideration our serious and earnest consideration in the course of this Debate. This is not a question on which we can afford to gamble, either with a view to securing a political advantage or to giving gifts either to royalty-owners, mine-owners, middlemen, or any other class. [An HON. MEMBER: "Or miners!"] As far as I...

Orders of the Day — Army Estimates, 1919–20.: Supplementary Vote on Account. (29 Jul 1919)

Mr Donald Maclean: ...they had rallied to our aid to stand by them. That he also makes perfectly clear. The position that we are in with regard to Russia is one which at any rate gives no sort of excuse for a military gamble. It requires a clear-cut definite policy, and having got your policy it will, of course, govern your strategy. What has been the position following on that? We have had one very short...

Orders of the Day — MERCHANT SHIPPING (WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY) BILL [Lords].: Lieut-Colonel Amery's Statement. (30 Jul 1919)

Colonel Josiah Wedgwood: paid, let it be paid by South Africa or someone who is nearer to the spot. We are not responsible for the losses made by the Chartered Company, nor to the shareholders who put their money into a gambling counter like that and then expect to avoid all loss by putting the burden on the back of the British Exchequer. The hon. and gallant Gentleman opposite said that the native reserves are...

Orders of the Day — Welsh Church (Temporalities) Bill. (6 Aug 1919)

Mr Bonar Law: ...of view, though I venture to express the opinion that on larger grounds, from the point of view of what the strength of the Welsh Church will be in future, it would lose rather than gain by such a gamble. That is my view. Look at what it means. You have to take the chance of winning that election without a new Bill. All that can happen is that the Welsh Church will make this claim; the...

Orders of the Day — Profiteering Bill.: Clause 1. — (Powers of the Board of Trade to Investigate Complaints and Take Proceedings). (13 Aug 1919)

Sir Ernest Wild: ...operation of this Bill, will have something to go on. As the Bill stands, without the fixing of maximum and minimum, prices, or some fixing of the reasonable) prices, every single shopkeeper is gambling on a prosecution upon some complaint which may be made on every sale that he makes. The real object of this Amendment is simply to amend the worst-drafted Bill which it has ever been my...

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