Results 201–220 of 342 for speaker:Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence

Orders of the Day — Civil Aviation (20 Mar 1945)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: That is perfectly correct. The monopoly is being set up by the Government. The point is that it is a monopoly, and the railways are not State-owned, so that they are entitled to argue that they will be in a position to display more enterprise and efficiency than if they were under the State. The railways have bought up most of the independent air lines and are, therefore, bound to get a large...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture: Farmers (Bank Loans) (15 Mar 1945)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can give any information as to the extent to which the indebtedness of farmers to the banks has been reduced since 1939.

Emergency Powers (Defence) (Holidays) (14 Mar 1945)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I wish to support very strongly the speeches which have been made by my two hon. Friends. It is absolutely no use attempting to conceal from ourselves the fact that the strain of the war is beginning to tell on the population. The Board of Control in a Report the other day, it is true, said that there is no sign of any increased mental breakdown and we must accept that as a tribute to the...

Emergency Powers (Defence) (Holidays) (14 Mar 1945)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I did not mean to spend so much time on that, I merely wanted to show that it was one factor causing wear and tear. Fortunately the human mind and body can stand up to a tremendous lot of hard work without cracking. We cannot do anything about lack of sleep under present conditions, but it is all the more important for that reason, I think, to give full play to the other important healing...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Fishing Industry (Coastal Installations) (13 Mar 1945)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will cause a list to be prepared of all the minor works which have been constructed on the Scottish coast by the service departments concerned with a view to ascertain-fishermen after the war, such as piers, slipways, boatbuilding and repairing yards, ice making plant, cold stores and installations for piping oil to boats; and whether he will...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture: Limestone Quarries (Exchequer Grant) (8 Mar 1945)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of complaints of delay by his Lime Department in settling payments of the subsidy for the inauguration of limestone quarries; that, in particular, the company which has opened up the quarries at Dufftown, Banffshire, are unable to procure their subsidy or any draw towards their expenditure which has been expended over two years; and what...

Oral Answers to Questions — Industrial Reconversion: Printing Trades (Medical Publications) (18 Jan 1945)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Minister of Labour whether he is prepared to secure the release of key men in the printing, engraving and binding trades employed by the medical group of publishers in order to overcome the serious decline in the production of medical books.

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill: Clause 13. — (May 1945 register.) (17 Jan 1945)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I wish to support the Amendment, which will ensure that electors who may be qualified to use the business vote are given adequate time for lodging their applications to be included on the business premises register. The long period of 67 days will elapse between the last date on which applications can be made and the publication of the register, and that seems to be an unconscionable long time.

Recruitment to the Civil Service (14 Dec 1944)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: The hon. Member who has just spoken made a very strong plea on behalf of the temporary civil servant. I have a rather uncomfortable feeling at the back of my mind that he was really inviting us to repeat the very serious blunders we made in regard to the Civil Service after the last war. The unplanned recruitment that took place then did the Civil Service an immense amount of harm. I am glad...

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Debate on the Address (5 Dec 1944)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: My hon. Friend the Member for the Western Isles (Mr. M. MacMillan), who is at present sitting with me on a committee examining white fishing problems in Scotland, has referred to the diminishing catch of herrings in Scotland and the ageing men and boats in that industry. I should like to reinforce what he has said by calling attention to the calamitous fall in the herring catch of Scotland,...

Orders of the Day — King's Speech: Debate on the Address (5 Dec 1944)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: The right hon. Gentleman is aware that the White Fish Commission was set up but it had only just got into the saddle when war broke out. It produced a Report which I have seen, a very valuable Report with a lot of useful points in it, which will be of the greatest interest to all branches of the fishing industry. Will the right hon. Gentleman undertake to see that that Report is published as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Women's Auxiliary Police Corps (Medals) (27 Jul 1944)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why service medals and bars are awarded to special constables who complete specified periods of service, each year of service during war being reckoned as three years, but not to members of the Women's Auxiliary Police Corps, many of whom have served since September, 1939.

Oral Answers to Questions — Lost Drifters (Compensation) (26 Jul 1944)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport how much compensation for total loss has been paid and credited to the owners of the steam drifter "White Daisy"; and how much has been offered to the owners of the motor drifters "Honeydew" and "Winsome."

Oral Answers to Questions — Lost Drifters (Compensation) (26 Jul 1944)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Is my hon. Friend aware that the owners of "Honeydew" and "Winsome" are completely dissatisfied with any offer made so far, on the ground that there is no justification at all for discriminating between motor drifters and steam drifters? Will he undertake to look into the whole question carefully again and, in view of the fact that mainly Scottish and Shetland fishermen are concerned, will he...

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort: Merchant Seamen (Welfare) (20 Jan 1944)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Minister of Labour how many rest centres have been established for merchant seamen in need of a period of rest and recuperation after the strain of war service; and whether he proposes to establish any additional centres.

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort: Merchant Seamen (Welfare) (20 Jan 1944)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Minister of Labour whether he is satisfied that adequate accommodation for merchant seamen exists at Aberdeen and, if not, whether he will consider establishing a Merchant Navy house at that port.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy: Civilian Salvage Officers (19 Jan 1944)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether civilian salvage officers receive special facilities for travelling to their work, obtaining necessary supplies for their crews and vessels and replacing clothing damaged when on duty.

Business of the House (18 Jan 1944)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: On a question of Business, may I ask the Leader of the House whether an early date will be given for a Debate on the Motion on Agriculture standing in the names of myself and many other Hon. Members?

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort: Royal Scottish National Institution, Larbert (Staff) (9 Dec 1943)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the serious shortage of nursing and domestic staff at the Royal Scottish National Institution for mental defectives at Larbert, which has already led to the closing of one modern block and which will compel the superintendent to discharge 100 inmates in the very near future, although there is a long waiting list of which at least 100 are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Women's Auxiliary Police Corps (7 Dec 1943)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the fact that many Women's Auxiliary Police Corps are now employed on exactly the same duties as regular policewomen, he is prepared to reconsider the question of their pay and conditions?


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