Last of all came the Crisis of September, 1869, to which belongs the sudden enhancement of the income tax and the salt duties.
I do not say these figures can be counted on as being exactly illustrative, or that one would wish to analyse them to the last decimal place, but they certainly do indicate that the condition of employment has improved and has not grown worse within the last year, and that many of the gloomy prognostications launched so freely from all parts of the House when the Crisis of September arose have not, in fact, been fulfilled in actual experience; and actual experience is the only verdict to which we can appeal.
I do not see how this loan, raised by the lendings from a number of individuals, quoted in the market place, rising and falling and subject to all the day-to-day rumours on the Stock Exchange is going to be any safeguard for this nation in a time of need any more than the borrowings we had before the September Crisis from the Bank' of France and the Federal Reserve Bank of America.
In extending the period of benefit, I have had in my mind the following considerations: A uniform limit of 26 weeks was necessary in the Crisis of September, 1931.
I want categorically to ask the Parliamentary Secretary who, I hope, will reply further to this Debate: Has the circular issued during the Crisis in September, 1931, imposing restrictions upon developments in the education service, been scrapped?
Most of these schemes form part of a comprehensive scheme estimated to cost £6,500,000 which was under consideration just before the financial Crisis in September, 1931.
A year has not passed since the law came into force; merely nine months hadelapsed between the passage of the Act and the emergence of the Crisis in September, 1938.
Speaking for myself, I am not surprised that the stage at which air-raid precautions had arrived was only what it was at the Crisis in September, 1938, but again it was the fault, if there were a fault, of the Government on a side which would not be transferred to a Ministry of Supply if a Ministry were established.
The chief interest of the House is as to what has been done since the Crisis in September - two months ago.
I want to say in conclusion - because I think it ought to be said - that I think it is folly to ignore, or to pretend to ignore, the widespread anxiety generatedby the facts that came to light during the Crisis in September, an anxiety which has been fanned by recent events in Germany.
asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence which Department or Departments were responsible for the failure to make provision for the evacuation of the families of Service personnel from Malta during the September Crisis, or to make provision for their safety upon the island; and whether he is aware of the anxiety thus caused, especially to personnel sent away upon duty from this station, at that time?
I cannot agree that there was any failure to make provision for the safety of the civil population at Malta during the September Crisis.
But having seen the Crisis of September and having realised the new orientation of policy which exists as a result of that crisis, that is precisely why now I support so wholeheartedly the policy which the Prime Minister and the Government are following.
Many people felt, and I did so myself, that during the time of the September Crisis the House might well have been called together in the public interest before we were committed to a certain course.
Indeed, they have had very little money to spend on it, and even when some important pronouncement was made, such as General Franco's assurance on neutrality at the time of the September Crisis, it was largely blanketed in our Press by more sensational news.
During the nine months from April to December, 1938, overtime as shown below was incurred in the region, of which 3,000 hours were incurred in respect of urgent work arising out of the September Crisis: By Grades.
Up to 27th January, 3,500 appliances, including both trailer pumps and self-propelled units, had been delivered and approximately 300 miles of hose, and since the Crisis in September very large orders have been placed as part of the measures for accelerating the programme of production.
Mr. Kirby asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he can now state how many men of all ratings mobilised during the September Crisis, are still unemployed by reason of their former employers failing to reemploy them when they were demobilised?
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he can now state how many men of all ratings mobilised during the September Crisis, are still unemployed by reason of their former employers failing to reemploy them when they were demobilised?
For instance, shortly after the September Crisis there was a great deal of talk in certain circles that this country would do well to adopt conscription.
If any question of subsidising a news service from this country were to come up, I would remind hon. Members that one great American news agency during the September Crisis cabled to the States of South America as much as 20,000 words a day, including verbatim reports of speeches by the Prime Minister and a White Paper which came out about the time of the visit to Munich.
During the September Crisis, as hon. Members will remember, certain sealed orders were sent to the town clerks of various boroughs, and those sealed orders were, in the main, not opened and were returned; but I understand that there were one or two town clerks whose curiosity exceeded their powers of self-control, and they opened the sealed orders, and found something which gave them, personally, considerable satisfaction.
There was an additional expenditure in connection with the September Crisis which temporarily added largely to the Department's activities.
During the September Crisis one of the biggest Government contracts in Scotland - I refer to the Bishopland Ordnance Factory - was issued out to a firm in London and not a single Scottish firm was allowed to tender in quotation.
Sir Smedley Crooke asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the advisability of setting up a national guard to be recruited from the membership of the British Legion to act in an emergency in guarding vital parts of the country and so release our second line of defence, the Territorials, for more active service, having in mind the response made by the British Legion in the September Crisis when its services were immediately offered?
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the advisability of setting up a national guard to be recruited from the membership of the British Legion to act in an emergency in guarding vital parts of the country and so release our second line of defence, the Territorials, for more active service, having in mind the response made by the British Legion in the September Crisis when its services were immediately offered?
Make no mistake about this, there was no preparation whatever at the time of the September Crisis.
In the first place, there was the September Crisis.
The right hon. Gentleman the Minister for Labour very properly said last night, that one of the great things which impressed itself upon the attention of the Government during the Crisis in September was the need for making latent enthusiasm effective.
During the Crisis in September, as a matter of interest, I went to Paddington Station to see what was happening.
If a Labour Government had been in office and had told the same story that the right hon. Gentleman had to tell after the September Crisis, they would not have lived 24 hours.
Four months elapsed, and then we had the Crisis in September, and there was again very grave concern felt by large numbers of persons in this House and in the country as to the show that our Air Force could have put up if in September war had come.
Reuter's News Agency, payment to, during Crisis of September, 1939, 782–3.
Later I shall have to move a Supplementary Estimate to provide for £1,176,000 in respect of charges for the September Crisis.
She knows that my plans were all prepared to visit not only Anglesey and Criccieth, but many other places, but they had to be postponed owing to the Crisis in September.
The proposals of the Holborn Borough Council with regard to the trenches dug in their area during the September Crisis were received in the Air-Raid Precautions Department on 27th February, and their receipt was acknowledged on 1st March.
and except during the September Crisis all requests for an exception to be made to this rule have hitherto been refused.
They areprohibited by their licences from transmitting local messages; and except during the September Crisis all requests for an exception to be made to this rule have hitherto been refused.
There is, however, in the street a large playground where trenches were actually made during the September Crisis, and last week I started negotiations to see whether we could prepare a scheme and get the City of Birmingham Corporation to co-operate with us to carry out the very proposal which is now put forward in the Amendment.
At the time of the Crisis in September of last year, this country was very glad to be able to call upon the Territorial Army very glad to call upon those civilians who had given up nights and week-ends for years and years, and who had not just come and enlisted in a moment of crisis.
The hon. Gentleman asked about the legislative authority for payments amounting to £200,000, I think, included in this Estimate in respect of the September Crisis.
The bulk of the material is timber, and timber has not been largely used for shelter purposes since the September Crisis.
Stroud Branch of British Red Cross Society, expenditure during September Crisis, repayment question, 2473.
and what gratuity was paid to each of them for this purpose when called up for service in the Crisis of September, 1938, and for the present war, respectively?
In businesses of which I have some knowledge I am aware that, both in the September Crisis of 1938 and in the crisis at the beginning of this war, there was an enormous amount of rather ill-considered and sudden buying.
It was for that reason that, in full Crisis in September, the devaluation was unilateral.
I pass on, leaving on one side that question, to the other reason for the Crisis in September - speculation.
I remind the right hon. Gentleman of words he used in his speech at Newport, where he referred to the last Crisis in September, and said that had it not been checked it could have led to the economic disintegration of the Commonwealth, and that it could have resulted in irreparable injury to the economy.
It was staggering to read recently that in the September Crisis, when it was clear that some action had to be taken, nothing could be done because the Governor of the Bank of England was on holiday.
There is a definite element of panic about the Treasury's reactions to the September Crisis.
That situation was reached, a year ago, with the Crisis of September, 1957.
Then, carefully forgetting the 1957 Budget, the hand-out to the Surtax payers, the decontrol, and the Kuwait Gap, and so on - the legend takes us on to the September Crisis.
In fact, the devaluation of the franc occurred, for all practical purposes, before the September Crisis.
As we told them eighteen months ago, in the speculators' Crisis of September, 1957, they failed then to see that the world economic situation had changed from one of inflation to one of deflation, but they went on fighting inflation when that was no longer the problem.
Then came unemployment following the Crisis of September, 1957.
Referring to the Crisis of September, 1957 - and the circumstances of that time are rather special - the Radcliffe Committee has expressed itself with great frankness and realism.
At the time of the Crisis of September, 1957, this is in fact what they arranged.
The hon. Gentleman has not answered my point about a Crisis in September.
I will not weary the Committee with the quotations I have given from the speeches he made and the Press statements he made at the time of the Crisis of September, 1957, when he gave the impression that if only he could control the volume of money all would be well; prices would immediately respond to his system of controls; that he was going to make available only a certain amount of money in circulation, and that if wages took more of it there would be less for other things and that would cause unemployment.
They remained at a low level for over twelve months, and it was two years before they had fully recovered to the level at which they stood at the time of the Crisis of September, 1957.