Results 41–60 of 2000 for speaker:Mr Sydney Irving

Education Services ( 5 Apr 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: We are getting a little nearer the bone than we were.

Oral Answers to Questions — Colonial Territories: Coloured Students, United Kingdom (Welfare) ( 1 May 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps he is taking to safeguard the welfare of coloured students temporarily resident in London.

Oral Answers to Questions — Colonial Territories: Coloured Students, United Kingdom (Welfare) ( 1 May 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that a colour bar is operated by the Victoria League in the allocation of hostel accommodation, and does he not agree that this is a deplorable state of affairs in an organisation which professes to promote international friendship? Will he, in the strongest terms, dissociate himself from this segregation and discrimination?

Oral Answers to Questions — Tanganyika: Coal Fields (Development) ( 8 May 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will reconsider his decision that the development of coal in Tanganyika is not at present a justifiable economic proposition, in view of the satisfactory results of steaming tests on bulk samples recently made by East African and Nyasaland Railways.

Oral Answers to Questions — Tanganyika: Coal Fields (Development) ( 8 May 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: Is not the hon. Gentleman aware that there are about 280 million tons, and the tests by the Greenwich Research Station and the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research show that the coal has a calorific value almost as high as the American coal imported into this country? That means that it would be of immense value to the economy locally and would also save us dollars. If we do not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Nigeria: Industrialisation (Coal Output) ( 8 May 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what proposals have been made by the United Kingdom or Nigerian Government to develop industry in Nigeria and the Cameroons on the basis of the recent increased output of coal.

Oral Answers to Questions — Nigeria: Oil (Production) ( 8 May 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent commercial production of petroleum is planned in Nigeria; and how far the Nigerian Government will participate in the exploitation and use of the oil recently discovered.

Oral Answers to Questions — Nigeria: Oil (Production) ( 8 May 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that it has already been announced in the Federal House of Representatives that Shell/B.P. is proposing to start production at a rate of 325,000 tons a year in January? Does he not think it is urgent that the local Government should be brought into participation in the matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Teachers (Three-year Training) ( 9 May 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education if he will make a statement on the introduction of three-year training for teachers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Teachers (Three-year Training) ( 9 May 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: Will the hon. Gentleman convey to his noble Friend the view that in proposing this change he will have the support of all people interested in education, who will regard it as a positive step forward in the improvement of the education service?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Trade Fairs (25 Jun 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will consider setting up an executive body representative of both Government and industry to finance and deal with the problem of British pavilions at trade fairs organised on a national basis and also with national displays at general trade fairs and other related matters.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Trade Fairs (25 Jun 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: Will the Minister bear in mind, when he receives the Report, that all other Western European countries, as well as America and Russia, have such organisations, and that these matters involve questions of national prestige as well as of sales promotion? Will he give the Committee the greatest assistance he possibly can to promote such an organisation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Trade Fairs (25 Jun 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: asked the Presiden of the Board of Trade what steps he intends to take to encourage the establishment of an international trade fair in Britain, in view of the possibility of freer trade in Europe and, in consequence, fiercer competition for British goods at home and on the Continent; and in particular what requests he has received for his assistance to enable plans for the development of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Trade Fairs (25 Jun 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: Is the Minister aware that there have been many unfavourable comparisons between the British Industries Fair and the international fairs on the Continent? As we are facing a period of increasing competition, would not it he wise to give our own manufacturers the opportunity to see the strength of competition while we still have the protective tariff, which will disappear when we get the...

Shops and Non-Industrial Establishments (Gowers Reports) (25 Jun 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: The speech of the hon. Member for Hull, North (Mr. W. R. A. Hudson) will add to the fears of my right hon. and hon. Friends, and to the fears of shopkeepers throughout the country, that it is the intention of hon. Members opposite as soon as possible, in some way or other—either by staggered hours or by an increase in overtime—to extend the opening hours of shops. We on this side of the...

Shops and Non-Industrial Establishments (Gowers Reports) (25 Jun 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: We can only interpret the speech as we heard it, and I am sure that when the hon. Gentleman looks at the OFFICIAL. REPORT tomorrow he will find that he said that later hours were a service the consumers would wish to have and ought to be given. Those workers and consumers who have waited for ten years for legislation to implement Part I of the Gowers Report will find in the remarks of the...

Shops and Non-Industrial Establishments (Gowers Reports) (25 Jun 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: The case is clearly established by the hon. Gentleman for the complete revision of the shops inspectorate under proper conditions and with proper remuneration. I would also point out the great need for legislation because of the present state of the law itself. We have, in fact, seen that in Parliament, in the local authorities and in the courts there have been severe criticisms of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Nigeria: Shell-B.P. Petroleum Development Company (27 Jun 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what conditions have been imposed in the licences granted to the Shell-B.P. Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, by the Government of Nigeria with regard to employment and conditions of foreign and African labour, and the safeguarding of trade union rights; and to whom compensation will be paid for the use of the land and natural...

Oral Answers to Questions — Nigeria: Shell-B.P. Petroleum Development Company (27 Jun 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what concessions have been given to Shell-B.P. by the Government of Nigeria; and what are the conditions of the contract awarded to Taylor Woodrow (Nigeria) Limited, for laying and welding a 10-inch pipe-line from Olibiri to Port Harcourt with regard to labour to be employed and the training of Africans in skilled work connected with such...

Oral Answers to Questions — Nigeria: Shell-B.P. Petroleum Development Company (27 Jun 1957)

Mr Sydney Irving: The House will be gratified that progress is being made in the development of oil in Nigeria, but does not the hon. Gentleman agree that it is important that when concessions of this kind are given they should fully accord with the new status of this nation, now approaching independence, and will be not publish the details in the Library so that we can see that they accord with this status?


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