Results 1–20 of 342 for speaker:Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence

Orders of the Day — Air Navigation Bill. (30 Mar 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: The hon. Member for South Bradford (Mr. Holds-worth) seems to have a, very strong objection to subsidising private enterprise. It seems to me that that is a rather narrow view to take because there are occasions when it is impossible for private enterprise to succeed unless it has the assistance of the State. It is also the case, as I may point out to the hon. Member for Springburn (Mr....

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Air Mails (Shetland). (15 Jun 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the establishment, since 2nd June, of communication with Shetland by two independent air lines, operating on alternate days; if he is aware that both lines will be operating daily in the near future; and whether he is prepared, at an early date, to make use of one or both of these lines for the conveyance of first-class...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Air Mails (Shetland). (15 Jun 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Could the Postmaster-General give an assurance that advantage will not be taken of this unexpected competition by the Post Office to secure an uneconomic rate for the carriage of mails by either of the companies concerned?

Oral Answers to Questions — Mercantile Marine.: Radio Beacon, Shetland. (16 Jun 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it is proposed to establish wireless direction-finding facilities for shipping in Shetland; and, if so, when?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: Clause 27. — (Provisions as to Road Fund.) (16 Jun 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Hon. Members who have spoken have been looking at the question from the small end of the telescope, and their gaze has been concentrated upon the effects of this Clause on the great arterial roads. I want to look at it through the other end of the telescope and see where these roads end. [An HON. MEMBER: "In the cemetery."] We see all over the country a great network of unsatisfactory...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Orkney Tweed. (23 Jun 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is prepared to consider taking steps to rule that the use of the word "Orkney" in describing tweed means tweed made entirely from wool grown in Orkney and woven in the islands.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Unemployment Assistance. (29 Jun 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: (for Mr. GUY) asked the Minister of Labour what arrangements the Unemployment Assistance Board make for the treatment of Income Tax paid by any earning member of a household in the assessment of the-household resources?

Orders of the Day — Education (Scotland) Bill. (2 Jul 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: The right hon. Gentleman is barking up the wrong tree. He is trying to fix the responsibility for the Amendment on the noble Lady the Member for West Perth (Duchess of Atholl). As a matter of fact it is my little ewe lamb, my Parliamentary first-born, and I hope it is not going to be slaughtered. The right hon. Gentleman was entirely wrong from beginning to end in his diagnosis of the reason...

Orders of the Day — Education (Scotland) Bill. (2 Jul 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: No, I do not want both to get it, but I want the local education authority to exercise discretion in any particular case. The limitation on the discretion of the authority due to cutting down the period to one year is severe enough, but there is a much more obnoxious side of it than that. As the Clause now stands, it will press with particular severity upon individual cases in the more...

Orders of the Day — Education (Scotland) Bill. (2 Jul 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: The words in the Clause must be held to cover only cases of assistance within the four walls of the house. That is plain. The suggestion was put forward by these authorities that the words should mean "at home" in order to enable a boy to help on the croft where necessary. There are certain things for the House to bear in mind before coming to a decision on this matter. Take, first of all,...

Orders of the Day — Education (Scotland) Bill. (2 Jul 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: In that case very often what happens is that the home is deserted.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Illegal Trawling. (7 Jul 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he can arrange to give the inshore fishermen of Orkney better protection against trawlers than they have at present?

Oral Answers to Questions — Mercantile Marine.: Eda Groina Shoal, Orkney. (7 Jul 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the attention of the Northern Lighthouse Commissioners has been drawn to the urgent need for a lighted buoy at Eda Groina Shoal, Veeness, Eday, Orkney; and, if so, what action they propose to take?

Oral Answers to Questions — Mercantile Marine.: Navigation Lights, Orkney and Shetland. (14 Jul 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the attention of the Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses has been drawn to the need of a minor light at Uyeasound, Shetland; and, if so, what action they propose to take?

Oral Answers to Questions — Mercantile Marine.: Navigation Lights, Orkney and Shetland. (14 Jul 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the captain of the mail and passenger steamship has made repeated requests for years of a light to help him to navigate these very dangerous waters?

Oral Answers to Questions — Mercantile Marine.: Navigation Lights, Orkney and Shetland. (14 Jul 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) whether he is aware that on a recent occasion the steamship "Earl Sigurd," outward bound from Kirkwall to pick up an urgent hospital case, had to anchor for the night at the Galtness gas buoy, being unable to proceed further until daylight because of the lack of a gas buoy on Eda Groina shoal; and whether he will bring this incident to the notice...

Oral Answers to Questions — Mercantile Marine (Lighthouse Service). (21 Jul 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps are taken to give effect to proposals put forward by the general lighthouse authorities upon whom, under Section 640 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, rests the initiative in the provision of lighthouses, buoys and beacons?

Oral Answers to Questions — Mercantile Marine (Lighthouse Service). (21 Jul 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Has that committee any legal status?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Shetland Ponies (Import Duties, Germany and France). (28 Jul 1936)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the import duty on a Shetland pony, for which the crofter gets £3 to £5, is £25 into Germany and £22 10s. into France; and whether he will endeavour to get some remission of this prohibitive duty in the interests of the Shetland pony trade and the Shetland crofter, and to avoid the slaughter of hundreds of ponies?

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

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the status of the committee appointed to advise the Board of Trade on proposals submitted by the three general lighthouse authorities; and what is the composition of the said committee?


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