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Oral Answers to Questions — Defence Services.: Armaments Industry (Profits). (24 Feb 1936)

Mr William Leach: Has the Prime Minister no concern whatever with this gross public scandal; and will he not take the appropriate means of putting an end to this gambling, by bringing the important industry of armament-making under public ownership and control?

Foreign Affairs. (24 Feb 1936)

Mr John McGovern: .... I believe that oil sanctions mean war, but they declare that oil sanctions mean peace. Let us take both points of view. At. least they will admit that the application of oil sanctions is a gamble as to whether it will extend the war or lead to peace. If it is a gamble, and the gamble results in this country being forced into war, where do the leaders of the Labour party stand in relation...

Supply.: Air Supplementary Estimate, 1935. (25 Feb 1936)

Mr Harold Balfour: ...the Under-Secretary as to these enormous profits. They are not being made by manufacturers, but only by share dealers; and these questions are a direct encouragement to small investors to have a gamble and speculation, which they can ill afford. The questions from the Socialist party are a direct encourage- ment to these little men to lose their money. The Prime Minister has said that...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Miscellaneous Expenses. (27 Feb 1936)

Mr William Morrison: .... Cripps), why we did not, instead of taking this particular procedure, buy the shares outright I There were two reasons. It would have cost a great deal more money and it would have been more of a gamble, because, by the process we have adopted, which is that of paying a sum of money for the sake of freeing from debentures this block of shares, we have paid a great deal less than if we...

Orders of the Day — Employers' Liability Bill. (20 Mar 1936)

Sir Alan Anderson: ...he should have to go to law for it? My feeling is that if you wish to procure uniformity and sweep away that anomaly it would be much better to concentrate on the insurance and sweep away the casual gamble of an appeal to law. What is the next impulse in their minds? It seemed to me, after having listened to them, not such a prominent impulse, but it did seem that the usefulness of...

Orders of the Day — CONSOLIDATED FUND (No. 2) BILL.: European Situation. (26 Mar 1936)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: ...unwisely, to what happened in 1914. He said that, had Sir Edward Grey spoken out, we might have avoided war. He was right. The vacillation of our policy was such as to allow both sides to the controversy to gamble upon our intentions. The French and Russians had been sufficiently encouraged to believe that we were on their side. The Germans had been sufficiently encouraged to believe...

Orders of the Day — Air Navigation Bill. (30 Mar 1936)

Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon: Did the company order these new machines, gambling on the fact that this Bill would be passed to-night?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence.: Armament Shares (Speculation). (2 Apr 1936)

Sir Geoffrey Mander: asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the gambling operations in armaments shares being organised at the present time in the form of so-called armament and allied share pools; and whether it is proposed to take any action to discourage this attempt to make money by speculation out of the Government's defence programme?

Orders of the Day — BETTING (No. 1) BILL. (3 Apr 1936)

Mr Richard Russell: ...I, for one, as an amateur lawyer am quite prepared to admit that when you come to face the problem of drafting a Bill, especially on such a complicated question as that of betting and the general gambling laws, there are bound to be points on which you have to be extremely careful. Therefore, I turn at once to—

Adjournment (Easter).: Potato Duties Order. (9 Apr 1936)

Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith: ...the acreage of potatoes there must be confidence in the future. If confidence is shaken there can be no doubt that we shall get back to the situation where the growing of potatoes will be just a gamble and producers will never know what they are going to get, so that we shall have to rely more and more on imported potatoes. That I think would be to the detriment of the country as a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Armament Shares (Speculation). (23 Apr 1936)

Mr James Maxton: Have not the Government very definitely taken steps to deal with circulars concerned with certain types of petty gambling? The Post Office has interfered with the personal post of individuals engaging in small, petty, inoffensive gambling transactions. Is he going to tell us that the Government are quite impotent to deal with people who are gambling in matters for which this House has to...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: "thousands Made in Last-Minute Rush to Insure." (23 Apr 1936)

...right hon. Gentleman—I do not want to press it too far—what steps he proposes to take to deal with it, because a leakage of this kind is of very grave importance. It means that people in the City are gambling on the nation's fortunes. That is wrong, and I hope the right hon. Gentleman will give us some assurance, seeing that the point was raised by one of his own supporters,...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.: Special Areas Reconstruction (Agreement) [Money]. (28 Apr 1936)

Mr James Griffiths: ...whole of the country, and they have never seen a single royalty owner making any contribution to relieve the distress in South Wales. During the last 10 or 20 years there has been an enormous amount of gambling by financiers in the coal trade, and all this has created this spirit and is in no small measure responsible for it. I say that the people from whom I sprang, of whom I am proud,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Police.: Gaming Machines. (30 Apr 1936)

Mr Gilbert Gledhill: ...machines appeal particularly to young persons; that the small fines imposed on the operators thereof do not act as a deterrent; and whether he proposes taking further action to stop this form of gambling?

Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act, 1921. (5 May 1936)

Mr James Ede: ...the real seriousness of the matter is that it is one of a series of leakages that have taken place. It does not concern me very greatly whether this may have involved some financial loss in the nature of gambling transactions or not. That is a very small part of the matter. It is regrettable that no Member of the Front Government Bench has thought fit to quote to us any precedent for this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Metropolitan Police.: Clubs (Right of Entry). (21 May 1936)

Mr George Mathers: ...he is aware of the statement by the Commissioner of Police in the Metropolitan Area that the police are bound to continue to secure evidence against suspected clubs by themselves drinking and gambling until they have seen and heard enough to justify an application for a search warrant; and whether he will take steps to end this practice by introducing into his promised clubs legislation a...

Budget Disclosure Inquiry. (11 Jun 1936)

Mr Clement Attlee: ...or the Members who hold positions in Government. A civil servant who communicates Government secrets, even if only by inadvertence, suffers a condign punishment. An employé of the Post Office who gambles is dismissed. The question of the position of the Official Secrets Act has been raised by the Prime Minister. That Act was passed for the protection of the State, and it has been...

Government of India Act, 1935 and Government of Burma Act, 1935. (12 Jun 1936)

Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd: ...essentials involved in the change is that there is a fair reason to believe they may turn out to be feasible. That does not appear to me a very substantial argument on which to base the case for a gamble of this magnitude. The Government of India have been perfectly frank, and I think we can join with the Under-Secretary in recognising that we owe a debt to the Government for giving us the...

Orders of the Day — Air Navigation Bill. (1 Jul 1936)

Mr Frederick Montague: ...I know that there is some public representation. The Government hold 25,000 shares, but there is to be a great increase of capital. The public do not come in there. There are indications that that capital will be gambled with upon the Stock Exchange, and those gambling profits will be made by people who are really using public money for the purpose, and yet no increase of representation...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. (3 Jul 1936)

Mr James Ede: ...people who go out of their way to pay for their children's education get a far worse article than those people who rely on the education provided by the State, but, still, if the hon. Member desires to gamble on the possibility of finding a school where he can get a better education for his children, there is no objection to his paying for it. The hon. Member was looking for ways of...


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