Results 1–20 of 682 for speaker:Mr Cecil Harmsworth

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.: Chinese Education. (3 Aug 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The question of publication will be considered, and meanwhile I think it undesirable to give the gist of the recommendations until the question, which is now under consideration, of the attitude to be adopted towards the resumption of the Boxer Indemnity payments due next December has been decided by His Majesty's Government...

Oral Answers to Questions — Near East.: Oil Concessions. (2 Aug 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: The answer to the first part of this question is in the affirmative, and to the second part in the negative. With regard to the third part, the frontiers of Eastern Thrace will no doubt be one of the subjects which will be discussed in the general settlement of the Near Eastern question. With regard to the fourth part of the question, His Majesty's Government accorded to the Anglo-Persian Oil...

Oral Answers to Questions — Near East.: Oil Concessions. (2 Aug 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: My information is that no concession has been discussed or arranged in connection with Thrace, or any part of it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Russia.: British Shipping (United States). (31 Jul 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: The answer is in the affirmative.

Oral Answers to Questions — Russia.: British Shipping (United States). (31 Jul 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: The Customs Consolidation Act of 1853, Section 325, empowers His Majesty's Government to impose such duties on foreign tonnage or goods as may be necessary to countervail the disadvantages which British trade or navigation may suffer from preferences granted by foreign Governments to their vessels or to the goods carried in them. I have no further statement to make at present.

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments.: Foreign Office (Temporary Staff). (27 Jul 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: The actual recommendation of the Committee was to the effect that, in view of the increase in the authorised staff of the Foreign Office, the continued employment of temporary higher division officers should not be necessary. This recommendation was based on a comparison between the present authorised establishment of 75 and an establishment of 43 "before the War." But the latter figure...

Oral Answers to Questions — Passports. (26 Jul 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: No statutory authority exists for the grant or refusal of British passports, which are matters within the discretion of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, exercising the Royal prerogative in this regard.

Oral Answers to Questions — Passports. (26 Jul 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: They are powers inherent in the Royal prerogative.

Oral Answers to Questions — Passports. (26 Jul 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: The hon. and gallant Gentleman is misinformed.

Hague Conference. (26 Jul 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: We have a representative there.

Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act.: Greece and Turkey. (24 Jul 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: Negotiations on this subject are still proceeding between His Majesty's Government and their Allies. I therefore regret that I can add nothing at present to previous statements on the subject.

Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act.: Greece and Turkey. (24 Jul 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: No, Sir. I have no official information that the hon. and gallant Member has arrived at Angora.

Oral Answers to Questions — China (Boxer Indemnity). (19 Jul 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: I am not aware that any nation has remitted a part of the Boxer indemnity due from China, with the exception of the remission by the United States of America in 1908 of a part of their share, which has been used by the Chinese Government for the education of Chinese students in America. In August, 1921, the United States Senate passed a Resolution authorising the President at his discretion...

Oral Answers to Questions — China (Boxer Indemnity). (19 Jul 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: The attitude to be adopted by His Majesty's Government towards the resumption of indemnity payments next December is under consideration in its various aspects.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Greece and Turkey. (18 Jul 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: The question of a meeting between representatives of the Allied Governments and of the Governments of Athens. Constantinople and Angora is still under discussion and it is hoped that pro-gress will be made. As regards the last part of the question, His Majesty's Government see no reason to reconsider their recognition of the belligerent right of search, which under international law is the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties.: Transmigrants (Visas). (17 Jul 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: It is not apparent what advantage would be obtained for British shipping lines by the corelasion of agreements with the foreign Governments named for the abolition if these visas; but, if my hon. Friend will furnish me, with any particulars in support of his suggestion, the matter will be considered.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.: Commercial Secretary in Chile. (13 Jul 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: Yes, Sir. I regret that it should have proved necessary to include the post of Commercial Secretary in Chile among those which have been closed in order to secure the required reduction in the cost of the Commercial Diplomatic Service. I can assure the hon. Member that all considerations bearing upon the relative importance of the various posts concerned were very carefully weighed before the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.: Commercial Secretary in Chile. (13 Jul 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: I do not know. This case has been most carefully considered, and I understand that it is not possible to reconsider it. I will, how-over, present the views of my hon. Friends to the Department concerned.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.: Commercial Secretary in Chile. (13 Jul 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: That is a different consideration altogether.

Oral Answers to Questions — MRS. Stan Harding. (12 Jul 1922)

Mr Cecil Harmsworth: The answer to the first and second parts of the question is in the negative. As regards the third and fourth parts, the information in possession of His Majesty's Government is to the effect that M. Litvinoff gave Mrs. Stan Harding a letter to Monsieur Gukovsky, head of the Soviet Government Mission at Reval. M. Litvinoff, however, avers that he attempted to dissuade her from proceeding to...


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