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Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: British Prisoners of War. (19 Mar 1940)

Sir Jocelyn Lucas: have money sent to them for the purchase of clothes and other necessities, and can cheques be restricted in the case of officers, as in the last war there was, in certain camps, very heavy gambling, as a result of which one officer won £3,000 from his brother officers?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Ministry of Supply. (15 Mar 1940)

Mr Thomas Horabin: ...plan for a machine-tool controller round about February, 1939, when the other controls were being planned. I suggest that the Minister will be responsible if he does not face the machine-tool situation at once. If it is not faced, we shall be gambling with the future of the British people. It is that which is at stake. The situation is such that the Minister will be forced to adopt the...

Oral Answers to Questions — China and Japan (Shanghai). (28 Feb 1940)

Mr R.A. Butler: ...reports indicate that the crime situation is still very bad in the western extra-Settlement district, but the Japanese authorities have expressed their intention of doing away with a number of the gambling houses and dens of vice to which the disorderly conditions in this district have been chiefly due.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Navy Estimates, 1940. (27 Feb 1940)

Mr Thomas Horabin: ...afternoon. 2,000,000 acres less for food at home, 6,000,000 tons deadweight of shipping less to bring food from overseas; 1,300,000 tons of shipbuilding capacity deliberately destroyed. Surely, this is to gamble with the future of the British people. There has been lack of vision and failure to prepare, and now the man who prophesied in the wilderness is called upon to save us from...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture (Miscellaneous War Provisions) Bill.: Clause 14. — (Drainage of outlying land.) (14 Feb 1940)

Mr George Ridley: ...whole areas of land. In face of a situation like this, parsimony and meanness become an unforgivable crime. Why is there this figure of £5? It is a pretty round figure, and I understand people sometimes gamble in £5 notes; but how has it become to be this rather pretty figure, and why is it not £4 17s. 6d. or £5 2s. 6d.? What process of scientific calculation has...

Transport. (13 Feb 1940)

Sir Herbert Holdsworth: ...Government must take control of the railways during war. We have had quoted to us the prices of the railway shares. I do not know what they have to do with the £40,000,000. I neither praise nor defend gambling on the Stock Exchange, but it does not seem to me that it affects the merits of this agreement, or that it will cost the public one penny more. It is simply a question of Box...

Food Prices (Government Control). (8 Feb 1940)

Mr Ellis Smith: ...for finance capital, the banks, and these other people. If we are to consider the spiral to which the Chancellor has drawn attention on several occasions, let us consider the whole background. Take to-day's "Daily Express." There is a heading: Gamblers buy up as terms are given. Under that we read: The Government announced last night that they will guarantee Britain's railways a minimum...

Economic Organisation. (1 Feb 1940)

Miss Ellen Wilkinson: ...indeed of the controllers themselves, cuts out a lot of expensive and complicated trades, a great deal of the wholesale trade, and it cuts out what I, being a prejudiced person, would call the international gambling machinery, but which Members opposite would say was the necessary apparatus of international trade. This has been rendered largely redundant. There are, therefore, two ways...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Postal Orders. (12 Dec 1939)

Mr Charles Ammon: ...what is the estimated loss to the revenue since poundage charges on postal orders were suspended; and whether, seeing that the chief benefit through such suspension accrues to those engaged in gambling, he will restore the former practice?

Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces.: Currency (Postal Orders). (14 Nov 1939)

Mr Charles Ammon: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of gambling in football pools being again permitted, it is intended to withdraw postal orders from ordinary currency tender and restore the poundage charges?

Orders of the Day — Restriction of Advertisement (War Risks Insurance) Bill. (9 Nov 1939)

Hon. Oliver Stanley: ...various. First of all, it was possible to prohibit them completely. That was not recommended by the committee; nor, I think, would it be justified. As long as people realise that all they are doing when they subscribe to these companies is gambling on the fact that it will be the houses outside the scheme that will be destroyed, and not the houses inside the scheme, no great harm will be...

National Loans. (7 Nov 1939)

Mr Oswald Lewis: ...later for themselves or their children. Many people prefer to spend a large part of the money which they obtain. In particular, many people like to use a considerable part of their money for some gambling purpose. The right hon. Gentleman would do well not to forget that. Suppose he were to issue as an experiment, say, £1,000,000 worth of £1 bonds on some such terms as that no...

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL. (2 Oct 1939)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: .... The hon. Member for Ipswich (Mr. Stokes) has given us an address on money, moneylenders, bankers, and land, which reminded me of a saying of the late Lord Rothschild, "Beware of women, beware of gambling, beware of engineers." The hon. Member for Ipswich is an engineer, and he has made me understand for the first time what Lord Rothschild meant. He was referring to the views of engineers...

Ministry of Supply. (21 Sep 1939)

Mr Alfred Edwards: ...governed by that factor. There is the question of supplies of all kinds of material from America. I presume we are going to be enormous purchasers from America. Already on the Stock Exchange there is gambling on the prospects of an enormous profit, and certain stocks are mounting sky high. I hope we have a sound organisation in America dealing with whatever purchases we have to make...

International Situation. (24 Aug 1939)

Sir Archibald Sinclair: ..., for in such a demonstration— would, Mr. Speaker, that it had been made a year ago— lies the last hope of convincing the aggressor of the firmness of our purpose and of deterring him from gambling on war for the achievement of his aims. The reality behind the policy of Herr Hitler is his reliance upon force. First, for the maintenance of his own government at home. That...

Orders of the Day — British Overseas Airways Bill. (10 Jul 1939)

Sir George Benson: ...right hon. Gentleman defended himself by stating that the market value is not necessarily an adequate criterion, and I am prepared to agree, particularly so in the case of a company whose shares have been very largely a gambling counter. The shares of Imperial Airways have fluctuated, as the hon. Member for Clay Cross (Mr. Ridley) said, from 6d. up to 62s. You cannot take the market price...

Orders of the Day — Ministry of Supply Bill.: Clause 4. — (Payments by Minister for creation of reserves.) (23 Jun 1939)

Mr Alfred Edwards: ...if necessary, at other places. In my remarks, I referred to the system of warrants that was formerly in operation, and pointed out some of the difficulties that were encountered with regard to the gambling in warrants that took place. I should be glad if the Minister would refer to this matter.

Orders of the Day — Ministry of Supply Bill. (8 Jun 1939)

Mr Alfred Edwards: ...something for storage and something for discount and they were able to get warrants. They sold the warrants in the open market. It was a kind of currency, but unfortunately it turned into a kind of gambling in the warrants, which was a bad thing. In a time of grave emergency, the Government should say: "Do not put out any more blast furnaces. Store the pig iron if you like. We will provide...

European Situation. (13 Apr 1939)

Captain William Sanders: ...benches talked about making a great effort for peace. No man has made more sacrifices of this country's prestige on behalf of peace than the Prime Minister. I do not blame him for it. It was a gamble. He was warned what would happen to him, not only by this side but by Members of his own party who have been in his own Cabinet. We have listened to eloquent words from Members who have...

European Situation. (3 Apr 1939)

...adhesion of Russia in a fraternity, an alliance, an agreement, a pact, it does not matter what it is called so long as it is an understanding to stand together against the aggressor. Apart from that we have undertaken a frightful gamble, a very risky gamble. With Russia you have overwhelming forces which Germany with her inferior army cannot stand up against. I appeal to the Government...

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