Results 6121–6140 of 6327 for gambling

Orders of the Day — Local Authorities Loans Bill: Clause 1. — (Prohibition of borrowing otherwise than from Public Works Loan Commissioners.) (8 Feb 1945)

Mr Arthur Colegate: .... Then you come along and say: "Let us go to the borrowing market and borrow money at 1⅛ per cent., and at the end of three months you will renew, and so on for 40 years." That is an extremely dangerous gamble. It is very imprudent, and it would not be advantageous because it is a bad thing that long-term projects should be financed by short-term loans, except in very exceptional...

Orders of the Day — Local Authorities Loans Bill (2 Feb 1945)

Mr Osbert Peake: matters, we can all agree that long-term borrowing at low rates is good, and that long-term borrowing at high rates is bad. I think we can also agree that borrowing short at low rates is a gamble, especially if you do it when you intend to spend the money for long term purposes. It is clear that under the Government's cheap money policy, the next three or four years will offer...

Class I: Civil Aviation (26 Jan 1945)

Mr Arthur Woodburn: ...and markets. This air service is no small part of that scramble for markets, and when one reads the American Press, and, indeed, of all these preparations of our shipping lines and other people, to take part in this gamble with people's lives, in order to get some mythical profit, which seems to me utterly fantastic in these days, I think we must ask the Government to try again to get...

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill: New Clause. — (Postal voting by Service voters at parliamentary elections other than university elections.) (17 Jan 1945)

Mr Herbert Morrison: ...workers abroad, over as big an area as possible it would be preferable to proxy voting. It is a question of by which means you will get the most representative vote. There is a certain element of gambling about postal voting. It is always possible that something might go wrong, although we hope it will not and will do our best to see that it will not. On the other hand, if proxy voting is...

Orders of the Day — Social Insurance (3 Nov 1944)

Mr Kenneth Lindsay: ...from the hon. Member for Chippenham (Mr. Eccles), which really did try to face the problem. Any hon. Member or a man in public life, who, like the hon. and gallant Member for North Ayrshire, starts gambling on 17 per cent, of unemployment after the war seems to me to be taking on a very serious respon- sibility. I am not sure that we have heard the end of that particular speech. I would...

Social Insurance (2 Nov 1944)

Sir Charles MacAndrew: ...that 8½ per cent. is to be achieved I fail to understand. In dealing with this point the Government Actuary describes this 8½ per cent. as highly speculative. I have no hesitation in describing it as wild gambling. I estimate that the average for 10 years after the war will be nearer 17 per cent. than the figure given to the House. [An HON. MEMBER: "Does the hon. Member want...

Orders of the Day — Prolongation of Parliament Bill (31 Oct 1944)

Professor Douglas Savory: ..., is entitled, I think, to have its voice heard. Whenever it can conscientiously, it votes for the Government that is when the Government are right, but should it be a question, for instance, of gambling away once more our Irish ports, you would soon see where Ulster stands, even when you allege the pretext of conciliation. I shall not attempt to follow the speeches of the hon. Members...

Orders of the Day — Town and Country Planning Bill: New Clause. — (Assessment of compensation in connection with acquisition of land for pubic purposes by reference to 1939 prices.) (19 Oct 1944)

Mr Arthur Woodburn: ...should be reinstated in positions no less favourable than before. Everyone has sympathy with that, but it is impossible and impracticable. But there is no case for the person who puts money into a gamble and because that gamble does not—[An HON. MEMBER: "Why a gamble?"]Property investment, like any other investment, is a gamble, and the only difference is that our friends who have...

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Insurance (Increase of Benefit) Bill: Clause I. — (Ordinary rates of benefit, other than agricultural benefit.) (13 Oct 1944)

Mr John McGovern: ...when, in 1926, I argued with the parish council that we ought to have a subsistence level, plus a rent allowance. We found that a man who perhaps had enjoyed good wages but had been a drinker and had gambled away part of his income, and had been content to live in a dwelling with a rental of 3s. or 4s. a week, was drawing the same allowance as the decent worker who was paying 15s. rent in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine: Premium Bonds (11 Oct 1944)

Sir Percy Harris: Seeing that the proposal for premium bonds has been turned down repeatedly in this country, may I ask the right hon. and gallant Gentleman why he thinks it advisable to apply this gambling idea to a Mandated Territory, where the people cannot be consulted; and does he think that Palestine should be encouraged to gamble?

Orders of the Day — House of Commons (Redistri Bution of Seats) Bill (10 Oct 1944)

Mr Robert Young: the future as Members opposite have been in the past, but let them not put any great reliance on that. I agree with the Secretary of the Labour Party when he said that a British election was a gamble. It has always been a gamble. Even coupons cannot determine entirely the representation in this House. My own seat was a Conservative seat up to the coupon election, and then it became a...

Orders of the Day — War and International Situation (29 Sep 1944)

Mr Peter Thorneycroft: ...knowledge we have gained in order to prevent our making mistakes again. But do not let us take all the prizes of war and stake them upon the success of a system of world government. Those who want to gamble that way should remember that they are gambling not only with our lives and with those of our children, but with civilisation itself. We must superimpose upon these grander schemes...

Orders of the Day — Coalmines (Directed Youths) (29 Jun 1944)

Sir Charles Taylor: ...has resisted so long all ideas of national or State lotteries, I believe that this ballot scheme is, to put it mildly, very unwelcome. All of us, perhaps, like a little bit of a flutter or a small gamble, but in this case those mostly concerned are not entering the gamble because they want to do so; they are not in any way staking their worldly goods. They are merely the chips of the...

Orders of the Day — Employment Policy (23 Jun 1944)

Mr James Griffiths: ...the end, there was no real capital put back into the industry, and the colliery is there now, in ruins. How are we to ensure that the resources of the country in the transition are used for national purposes and not' for gambling? We believe that if we are to secure control over national investment in order to ensure full employment, there must be control by the nation of the economic...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: New Clause. — (Computation of profits of a stud farm.) (15 Jun 1944)

Mr Evelyn Walkden: ...of Doncaster, or of this country, if you like, on whether horse racing should continue or not. I do not think it would matter very much. I have been in countries where they are not interested in gambling. Holland has quite healthy racing, but no betting. Whatever they may do in Holland, they are good citizens and they are on our side in this war. The Dutch are undoubtedly glad to be with...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: New Clause. — (Estate Duty on farm working capital.) (15 Jun 1944)

Mr Pierse Loftus: .... Finance has already done enough damage to the soil of the Dominions and in America in creating deserts. The one thing I would not wish to see is agriculture made the financial pawn to be used for gambling on the Stock Exchange, exploiting the soil to the utmost, taking plenty out and putting nothing in, paying big dividends and selling the shares at a big profit, and then leaving useless...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: National Defence Bonds (Redemption) (11 May 1944)

Sir William Davison: Will not my right hon. Friend consider whether this is something of a lottery and encouraging gambling?

Oral Answers to Questions — Shipping Company (Shares) (2 May 1944)

Mr Ellis Smith: ...state only the bare facts, but I want to place them before you for your consideration. The matter is as follows: Shares valued at 6s. 8d. in a certain shipping company in this country are now being gambled with and speculation is taking place, and offers have been made for the 6s. 8d. shares to the extent of—

Pensions (Increase) Bill: Clause 2. — (Special provisions as to increase of pensions payable under the Superannuation Acts.) (18 Apr 1944)

Mr William Brown: much practised at racecourse meetings, of trying to find the pea. This particular pea is translated from the thimble of basic pay to the thimble of the cost of living, according as the Chancellor's mood of reckless gambling 'affects him from time to time. The one argument we have had first of all does not apply to any of the categories covered by the Bill and, secondly, is a wrong...

Industrial Assurance (22 Feb 1944)

Mr Arthur Molson: the Amendment, the effect of which would be … that they would have power to insure without the limit contained in the Bill. … To extend the insurable interest so widely would be to repeal the Gambling Act of 1874 so far as industrial assurance companies are concerned. The Amendment was, by leave, withdrawn. [An HON. MEMBER: "The Act of 1774."] No, 1874. There were the Life...

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