Results 21–40 of 342 for speaker:Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence

Oral Answers to Questions — Mercantile Marine.: Lighthouses (Advisory Committee). (28 Jul 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Is my right hon. Friend aware that sweeping changes in the constitution of this committee were recommended by a Royal Commission on Lighthouse Services as long ago as 1908?

Oral Answers to Questions — Mercantile Marine.: Lighthouses (Advisory Committee). (28 Jul 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Will he not at least consider the advisability of giving some representation to fishermen, bargees and the coastal vessels?

Oral Answers to Questions — Mercantile Marine.: Radio Beacon, Shetland. (17 Nov 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the President of the Board of Trade when it is proposed to provide radio directional facilities for shipping in Shetland?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Lion Rampant Flag. (17 Nov 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in order to remove doubts on the subject, he will say whether there is any objection to the flying of the lion rampant flag by His Majesty's subjects in Scotland?

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office: Telephonic Communication (Orkneys and Shetlands). (7 Dec 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Postmaster-General what progress has been made in the direction of providing telephonic communication between Shetland and the mainland and between the various islands and the mainland of Shetland and Orkney, respectively?

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office: Foula (Wireless Apparatus). (7 Dec 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Postmaster-General whether he has considered the offer made by a certain film company to sell to the Post Office the wireless apparatus with which they maintained contact with the outer world during their residence in the island of Foula last summer; and what decision has been arrived at?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Territorial Units, Orkney and Shetland. (15 Dec 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for War whether any consideration has been given to the ques- tion of raising Territorial Army units in the counties of Orkney and Shetland?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Territorial Units, Orkney and Shetland. (15 Dec 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that in both these counties there were highly efficient Territorial units in existence at the outbreak of the Great War, and that at the present time there is a very keen desire in both counties to get units established at the earliest possible date?

Distress in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. (16 Dec 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: The hon. Member who has just spoken asked a very pertinent question—does distress exist in the Highlands and Islands? I have listened carefully throughout the Debate for some tangible evidence that it does, and I remain entirely unconvinced. Hon. Members opposite have followed the device of picking out an extreme case here and there, painting in a lot of purple patches, and then asking us...

Distress in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. (16 Dec 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: The islands of Orkney and Shetland are part of the area known as the Highlands and Islands, and if hon. Members like to go far enough back in their history, they will find that they have been in the past in as unsatisfactory a state as it is alleged the other parts of the Highlands and Western Isles are in to-day. One of the difficulties I have in my constituency is that so few people seem...

Distress in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. (16 Dec 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Seafaring. They go all over the world, earn good money and then come back and settle down in their crofts. As for the women, every moment they can spare is devoted to knitting. Conditions there, so far as geography and industry are concerned, are very like those in the Western Isles. I know Shetland very intimately from end to end, and I can assure the House that there is no evidence...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Mails, Orkneys and Shetlands. (1 Feb 1937)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Postmaster-General how long the Shetland mails have lain in Aberdeen; whether any steamer belonging to the North of Scotland and Orkney and Shetland Steam Navigation Company, Limited, is at present lying in Aberdeen ready to take the mails immediately the weather moderates; and if not, whether he will arrange for arty other available steamer lying in Aberdeen to take the mails or,...

British Shipping [Continuance of Subsidy]. (1 Feb 1937)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I hold no brief for shipping companies or their shareholders, but I claim to hold a brief for a very large number of officers and men employed in the industry. One of the counties that I represent sends a higher pro- portion of its men to the Mercantile Marine than any other county in Great Britain and I have had ample means of knowing what this shipping subsidy has meant to the officers and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Aviation.: Aberdeen Airways, Limited. (3 Feb 1937)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether the Air Minister has considered the application submitted by Aberdeen Airways, Limited, dated 13th December, 1936, requesting that certain air-lines they are operating should be licensed; and, in view of the recommendation made in the report of the Maybury Committee that air-lines should be licensed, will the Air Ministry exercise their...

Oral Answers to Questions — Aviation.: Orkney and Shetland. (3 Feb 1937)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air why, in view of the growing importance of air transport to the counties of Orkney and Shetland, the Air Ministry has approved landing fees for Wideford aerodrome, Orkney, and Sumburgh aerodrome, Shetland, substantially higher than those charged at Croydon, e.g. 25s. for aircraft, such as Dragons, of 4,500 lbs. gross weight, and 38s. for aircraft,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Aviation.: Orkney and Shetland. (3 Feb 1937)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Is the right hon. Baronet aware of the recommendation of the Maybury Committee that there should be a standard scale of charges for all aerodromes throughout the country, licensed for public use and that owners should conform to that scale?

Oral Answers to Questions — Aviation.: Orkney and Shetland. (3 Feb 1937)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that no petrol or oil can be bought at the Sumburgh aerodrome, Shetland; that no hangars are available there; that Aberdeen Airways, Limited, have been refused permission by the licensee to erect one; and, in view of the fact that Sumburgh is the only practicable landing ground in Shetland and that the licensee there has a virtual...

Oral Answers to Questions — Aviation.: Orkney and Shetland. (3 Feb 1937)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Is it not the case that the Maybury Committee has recommended very strongly that the main aerodromes at least should not be in private ownership; and in view of the fact that there is only one possible landing ground in the whole of the Shetlands, will he undertake to reconsider the whole position carefully'?

Oral Answers to Questions — Mercantile Marine.: Swona Island, Orkney (Communication). (9 Feb 1937)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that in less than three years three large steamers have been wrecked on Swona, Orkney; that 30 lives were lost in the latest wreck; and that on this occasion, as in August, 1936, when a party of workmen employed on a wreck narrowly escaped death, the people of Swona could not establish contact with South Ronaldsay for the purpose...

Oral Answers to Questions — Shipping Casualties (Air Services). (16 Feb 1937)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether in view of the circumstances attending the recent loss of 30 lives in the wreck of the "Johannes Thorden" in the Pentland Firth, he will arrange for use to be made of local air services, when necessary, for searching the sea in the vicinity of wrecks?


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