Results 6121–6140 of 6198 for gambling

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. (26 May 1938)

Mr Henry Croft: ...regard to the general principles underlying the Finance Bill, that in my opinion the people of this country ought to be grateful to the Chancellor for the sanity of his policy and for the fact that he is not gambling at a time when things are so uncertain in the world. Gambling may be wise if there are definite indications of a movement towards prosperity, but it cannot be justified when...

Orders of the Day — Air Navigation (Financial Provisions) Bill. (18 May 1938)

...that is morally and ethically wrong, besides being anti-social and just silly. If the dividend were cut to 4 per cent. the shares would go down to something like their true value and there would be no gambling in them. And at the same time the big financiers who have put money into the concern would get a fair return for it.

Orders of the Day — Betting and Bookmakers Bill. (13 May 1938)

Sir A.P. Herbert: ...of Parliamentary time for me, first to present this Bill, and now to endeavour to explain what it is about. In this department of the national life—and, however much we may regret it, betting and gambling have become almost a department of the national life—there is such a conflict of interest and opinion that any new proposal in this department must start its life with a great...


Mr James Ede: ...than seven. The Rating Appeals Committee also consists of a fixed number, and a continuous body of decisions can be built up by such a committee. That makes the task of going in front of it far less of a gamble than it used to be. I suggest that the time has come when some limit should be placed on the number of justices who should be allowed to sit at quarter sessions in any one court for...

Debts Clearing Offices and Import Restrictions Act, 1934.: Clearing Office (Italy) Amendment Order, 1938. (8 Apr 1938)

Sir George Benson: ...decrease in the amount of other articles exported, then the coal exporters will be in a worse position, because their amount is limited to 46 per cent. The fixing of these trade quotas for the coal exporters is a gamble. It may help them and may put them in an undoubtedly favourable position, or it may put them in an unfavourable position. It entirely depends upon the course of trade...

Foreign Policy. (4 Apr 1938)

Mr Arthur Greenwood: ...of the Rome-Berlin axis, he is really thinking in terms of power politics and the old diplomacy. We have not yet been informed, and this House has a right to be informed, whether the Prime Minister is engaged in a gamble to break the Rome-Berlin axis, stretching from the Baltic to Northern Africa. Is that his policy? If so, in that partner- ship Signor Mussolini is not the predominant...

Orders of the Day — Army and Air Force (Annual) Bill.: New Clause. — (Amendment of Army Act, s. 76.) (1 Apr 1938)

Mr Francis Broad: ..., he shall be discharged from the Service in the ordinary way. In any other class of the community no parents would allow the whole future of their boys to be affected by this means. If they incur debts, if they gamble, as so many of their class do, then the law is a protection, whether there is a birth certificate or not; but in these cases there is no protection for the lad if, having...

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Films Bill.: Clause 15 — (Power of Board of Trade to alter quotas by order.) (28 Mar 1938)

Sir Geoffrey Mander: ...Board of Trade thought well to do so. I want to join in what other hon. Members have said in thanking the right hon. Gentleman for having come to this conclusion. I am sure that he has taken a wise gamble on this question and I believe that it will work put to the advantage of British films.

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Films Bill.: First Schedule. (28 Mar 1938)

.... I am not a prophet, I have not got second sight, but I nevertheless have a good idea of the speeches that will be made by hon. Gentleman who are going to oppose me on this question. I do not bet, but if I were betting I should be prepared to gamble quite a large sum on the fact that first of all they are going to say that this extra 5 per cent. can quite easily be met. And then they...

Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs and Rearmament. (24 Mar 1938)

Sir Archibald Sinclair: ...Senate. If France had to fulfil these pledges, we in this House all know that we should have to stand by France. But Herr Hitler has passed from objective to objective by a series of dramatic strokes of force. He gambles, frequently against the advice of his political and military counsellors. So far, he has been successful every time, and, as his recent speeches show, he is, not...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead's Statement. (15 Mar 1938)

Mr Reginald Fletcher: ...left without this equipment. In view of the weather conditions of these islands, they may in war often have to go up in fog when the absence of blind-landing equipment will make their safe return to the ground an absolute gamble. In dealing with this question of delays in the supply of aeroplanes, we are dealing with a matter upon which the whole security of this country depends. It is...

Defence. (7 Mar 1938)

Mr Hastings Lees-Smith: ...put to him a series of questions, but in order to give them their framework I would make some preliminary observations. The dictator nations are building up a system of self-sufficiency, and it appears to me that self-sufficiency means that they are gambling on a very short war. It is impossible for any nation nowadays from within its own borders, from the principle of self-sufficiency, to...

Orders of the Day — Local Elections (Proportional Representation) Bill. (25 Feb 1938)

Mr Walter Green: ...tried on the local authorities, and that if it did not kill them, it might perhaps be tried in the Parliamentary sphere. I suggest that our municipal government is far too big and important a thing to gamble with in this haphazard way. It is, in the main, well run, and personally I see very little reason for suggesting such an aggressive alteration as I believe would follow the passing of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Explosives in Coal Mines Order (Relaxation). (22 Feb 1938)

Mr John Tinker: Is the Minister aware of the deep concern of the men employed, who look upon this proposal as a gamble with their lives, and are satisfied that the rule is sufficient without any relaxation; and will he not reconsider the matter? I can assure him that the men are very much upset to think that the employers' voice is being heard before their own.

Foreign Affairs. (22 Feb 1938)

Mr Robert Boothby: ..., for not one of them has resigned, with all the facts before them, decided in favour of the Prime Minister's policy. For my part, I would only say that any positive policy is better than no policy at all. The Prime Minister is now gambling on Mussolini's good faith. I am not referring to the past. And I would respectfully say that I do not think the very brilliant speech of my hon. Friend...

Foreign Policy. (21 Feb 1938)

Mr Frederick Bellenger: ...the negotiating chamber without any conditions and without any terms, believing that Italy is ready to give us what we want." Surely, the Prime Minister is asking us, in colloquial language, to back his gamble, for the policy which he advocated this afternoon is a gamble, and I suggest that the odds are very much against him. If hon. Members wish to have evidence of that, let them consider...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Gaming Machines. (15 Feb 1938)

Mr William Watson: ...Secretary of State for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the operation of a gaming machine known as the Bell fruit-gaming machine; and whether he proposes to take steps to prevent gambling on this machine?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Football Pools. (15 Feb 1938)

Mr Thomas Johnston: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to recent revelations in the Law Courts of the extraordinary exploitation involved in the football coupon gambling system; whether he is aware that the profits taken by the promoters, after all expenses are paid, amount to £2,000,000 per annum; and whether, in the public interest, he will consider the application...

Cost of Living. (22 Dec 1937)

Mr John Banfield: ...upon the harvest." The hon. and gallant Member represents an agricultural constituency and I do not, but I can tell him that during this year there have been wild and violent fluctuations in the wheat market. Gambling has been going on ever since the beginning of the year, and it still continues. The price of wheat has fluctuated as much as seven and eight points in a month. The price of...

Companies Acts. (15 Dec 1937)

Mr Frederick Bellenger: illustration. The illustration is public property already, and will be well known to many hon. Members. It concerns oil, which I believe on the Stock Exchange is considered to be a favourite gambling counter. The chequered career of this particular company started in February, 1929. The ball was set rolling—I do not want to mention names unless it is absolutely necessary—to...

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