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Orders of the Day — Requisitioned Land and War Works Bill.: Clause 10. — (Minor Amendments as to compensation for taking possession of land.) (28 Jan 1948)

Mr William Hall: ...is a small point, I may as well deal with it in passing and say that it would be completely impossible for such a thing to be done. The difficulty with farming is that it is at the best of times a gamble. Unfortunately, a farmer can never tell whether he will make a profit or a loss. The weather, the way wages go, up or down, the cost of seeds, all sorts of things enter into it, and it is...

Foreign Affairs (22 Jan 1948)

Mr Konni Zilliacus: ...in business in Europe—a very natural preoccupation—and partly because the American steel barons have been playing down production for some time. One theory as to why they have done that is because they are gambling on a coming slump, and do not want to stick out their necks too far. Whatever be the reason, the fact is, they are under-producing at the moment. Last August, the...

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Films Bill (21 Jan 1948)

Mr Stephen Taylor: ...an independent producer, then it is an absolute speculation. Every producer and director must have his on and off days, as it were. Sometimes he will make a first-rate film, sometimes he will make one that is not so good. For that reason, the financing of independent films is bound to be a gamble. It cannot be any other than a gamble. In my view it is bound to make for non-continuity of...

Orders of the Day — Princess Elizabeth's and Duke of Edinburgh's Annuities Bill: Capital Investment (White Paper) (18 Dec 1947)

Major Lyall Wilkes: ...have given the Government such a headache in their attempt to control the evil effects upon our economy. One of the ways in which we can cut down, and, indeed solve, this vast expansion of the gambling and entertainment industries, is by making absolutely certain that we go all-out on the housing programme. What is at stake in this crisis, in the immense problem of our balance of payments...

Palestine (11 Dec 1947)

Mr Daniel Lipson: ...who can say how much of what has been done in Palestine in the last 25 years will survive all that? That has happened because of the overweening ambition of Zionists engaged in a purely political gamble. They have sacrificed the substance of progress for the shadow of political power by the creation of a Jewish State. Today in various parts of the world Zionists are celebrating the...

Finance Bill (9 Dec 1947)

Hon. Oliver Stanley: ...the Betting Duty. I have tried to make it clear, and I think it is a matter in which all my hon. Friends will agree with me, that I have no objection whatever to people who take their pleasure in gambling, bearing their share, at this time of inflationary danger, of the efforts we have to make to avoid it, but I think the question which must arise in the minds of all of us, when we view...

Registration for Employment Order (3 Dec 1947)

Mr George Isaacs: ...these exceptions are the age groups outside control; married women, a married woman living with her child and so on. Public notices will specify undertakings required to register—various forms of gambling including football pools, nightclubs and amusement arcades. Paragraph 6—I am going through the order as if it were a Second Reading of a Bill—precludes the Minister from...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 6. — (Pool betting duty.) (2 Dec 1947)

Hon. Oliver Stanley: ...order to stop the still greater evil of inflation, and when we think of some of the kinds of taxation which we have already discussed this evening, I cannot feel that those who take their pleasures through gambling rather than through drinking beer, or smoking cigarettes, or visiting the cinema, can complain if they are called upon to bear some portion of that taxation. Therefore, I could...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture (Scotland) Bill (1 Dec 1947)

Mr Emrys Hughes: ....] I know that this is a sore point with hon. Members opposite, but it is a relevant point. He also says of the landlords of Scotland: They scorned every principle of morality we hold dear; they gambled and murdered and robbed and foisted numerous children of illegitimate lusts on the granaries of the common people.

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill (27 Nov 1947)

Mr Osbert Peake: ...my opening remarks, the Bill deals with the treatment of offenders and not with the prevention of offences. It is a sad thing that growing shortages and increased controls have done much to foster gambling, black markets and all sorts of petty crime. These things have put a premium upon dishonesty and have diminished respect for the law, and there are great moral as well as economic and...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (25 Nov 1947)

Mr Arthur Palmer: ...Amendment which seeks to modify the form of tax allowance to suit conditions of particular businesses—a good example of that is the mail order business. I am in favour of the limited duty proposed on pool and greyhound gambling as an experiment. I have no particular objection to it as far as it goes, but it does not go far enough. I thought my right hon. Friend the Financial...

Orders of the Day — Football Pools (Re-Organisation) (18 Nov 1947)

Mr Will Nally: ...his firm in order to employ these 500 girls. I have firms in my constituency using the same types of material, and these firms do not employ and have never employed hundreds and thousands of people in gambling. I want an assurance that in no circumstances, as part of the deal for the transfer of employees of football pools to more useful work, will industrial subsidiaries of football pools...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means: Excess Profits Tax (17 Nov 1947)

Mr Peter Thorneycroft: ...about the inflationary gap which existed before those proposals were made? Is anything to be done about that gap? If the Government propose to leave that gap exactly as it was, they are taking a gamble with the fortunes of this country which no Government are entitled to take. I have listened to most of the speeches which have been made in this Debate and those I have not listened to, I...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means: Excess Profits Tax (13 Nov 1947)

Hon. Oliver Stanley: ...of those proposals which would not incur too much unpopularity and then leave it at that? In other words, is this an honest determination and final attempt to avert this danger, or just another sort of gamble taken by this Government, a gamble taken in the hope that something will turn up, and when it turns up will make necessary unpleasant measures? I hope not, because those gambles...

Orders of the Day — Betting Duty (Dog Totes and Football Pools) (12 Nov 1947)

Mr Cyril Osborne: ...prices." The nation is not facing this problem. The Chancellor is helping the nation to run away from it, and I condemn him for so doing. The Chancellor has also said that we spend far too much on gambling—on the dogs, on horses, and on pools. Yet when I raised the question of football pools nearly 12 months ago the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour came here...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Non-Essential Occupations (Registration Order) (11 Nov 1947)

Mr George Isaacs: ...or who are following certain occupations. The age limits will be the same as those imposed by the Control of Engagement Order, 1947. The occupations at present in mind are employment in betting and gambling, including football pools and amusement arcades, night clubs and street trading in urban areas. There will be two methods of registration. Under one method individuals will be called...

Orders of the Day — Parliament Bill (10 Nov 1947)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Cuthbert Headlam: ...it has received only a minority of the total votes cast. Our electoral system, of course, has corresponding advantages, but, admittedly, it entails the very real danger that a political party may gamble for power at an election, may obtain a wholly exaggerated majority, and may then deliberately use that majority to force upon the country legislative proposals which need not necessarily...

Orders of the Day — Potato Rationing (10 Nov 1947)

Sir Herbert Butcher: ...and was obvious as soon as the 4th June returns were received. The real failure to achieve the target is the lack of planting sufficient acres. Knowing that the acreage planted was so small, the Minister took a gamble The gamble he took was this. To get the same tonnage he would have had to have a national average yield of 7.6 tons to the acre, but the figures for the preceding years...

Procedure (Standing Orders) (4 Nov 1947)

Sir Charles MacAndrew: ...Secretary that instead of putting this completely untried and I do not think satisfactory scheme into force, let us try to index a Sessional Order and see how it will work. I think that we are taking a big gamble on it.

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Basic Petrol Ration (29 Oct 1947)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Walter Smiles: ...have saved up to buy. A great many of these people, the Ministers of religion have pointed out to me, are teetotallers, do not smoke and do not know anything about such things as football pools and gambling. They do get pleasure out of using their cars at weekends and for these social evenings in the winter. During the war I was connected in a humble way with the Ministry of Aircraft...


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