Results 241–260 of 342 for speaker:Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Prices (Shetland). (30 Jan 1940)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary for Mines whether he has considered a letter from the town clerk of Lerwick, dated 12th January, 1940, on the subject of coal prices in Shetland; and what answer he has returned?

Agriculture and Food Production. (25 Jan 1940)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I rise to intervene in a Debate which was initiated by the Liberal party. If the present state of the second bench below the Gangway opposite is an indication of the interest felt by the Liberal party in agriculture, I am not very much impressed.

Agriculture and Food Production. (25 Jan 1940)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: The Debate has ranged over a very wide field to-night. Every aspect of my right hon. and gallant Friend's policy has been under review. I make no apology for introducing a topic which has not been dealt with so far. I am going to speak about a matter in which there has been a departure from established policy. For some years there has been in existence in this country a scheme for the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wireless Receiving Licences. (17 Jul 1939)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Postmaster-General what increase has taken place in the number of wireless receiving licences during the last 12 months; how many prosecutions for evasion of the licence fee have been undertaken during the same period; and with what result?

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Young Fishermen (Training, Scotland). (21 Jun 1939)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what facilities for naval training exist for young men from the counties of Orkney and Shetland and the fishing towns and villages in the North-East of Scotland who express a desire to receive training in the Navy rather than in the Militia?

Inshore Fishermen. (8 Feb 1939)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I beg to move, That this House, recognising the great importance to the nation of the inshore fishing industry which supplies the population with an essential part of its food and the Royal and Merchant Navies with men whose unique character and experience are invaluable to the country both in peace and war, urges His Majesty's Government to take every practicable measure to preserve this...

Inshore Fishermen. (8 Feb 1939)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I have not seen that, but I am certain that this country will not be able to do without either its auxiliary craft or its inshore fishermen. I feel that the Admiralty ought really to reconsider their attitude over this. They should perhaps try to make more contacts than they do with the fishing industry and to get hold of these men. In 1910 they did away with the training batteries and the...

Ballot for Notices of Motions.: Inshore Fishermen. (31 Jan 1939)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I beg to give notice that, on Wednesday, 8th February, I shall call attention to Inshore Fishermen, and move a Resolution.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Small Holdings, Shetland. (13 Dec 1938)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether a decision has yet been reached on the question of providing small holdings and enlargements in Bressay, in the county of Shetland?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Zetland (Chief Constable). (13 Dec 1938)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether a decision has yet been reached on the question of whether the County of Shetland is to share a chief constable with another county or have one of its own?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Fishery Protection Cruiser, Orkney Waters. (13 Dec 1938)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether a decision has yet been reached on the question of the months of the year during which a fishery protection cruiser is to be stationed in Orkney waters?

Orders of the Day — Public Health (Coal Mine Refuse) Bill. (25 Nov 1938)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: It is not often that I am able to see eye to eye with my hon. Friend the Member for the Western Isles (Mr. Malcolm MacMillan), but on this occasion I am very glad to associate myself with him in the tribute which he has paid to the sincerity and moderation of the speeches of the Mover and Seconder of the Motion for the Second Reading of this Bill, and, indeed, of everybody who has spoken from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Goods Vehicles (Overloading). (12 Jul 1938)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the right hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, whether he is aware that a part of the Kergord Estate, in Weisdale, Shetland, was planted with trees some years ago; and whether he will undertake to have the present state of this plantation reported upon by an expert?

Oral Answers to Questions — Herring Industry (Zetland). (26 May 1938)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why the Herring Industry Board has fixed 14th June instead of 7th June as the starting date for herring fishing in Zetland in opposition to the wishes of the fishermen, curers and the German importers.

Orders of the Day — Herring Industry Bill. (19 May 1938)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I think that my hon. Friend is ignoring the really vital feature of this question. The amount of herring cured in Russia last year was 1,000,000 barrels, and that is why there is no market there. We cannot get over that fact.

Orders of the Day — Herring Industry Bill. (19 May 1938)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I will not follow up the remarks of my lion, and gallant Friend the Member for Berwick and Haddington (Captain McEwen), except to endorse every word that he said about the hope that we all feel that the Admiralty will do everything possible to help the fishermen in the very difficult times through which they are going just now. I want to refer to the remark made earlier in the Debate by the...

Orders of the Day — Herring Industry Bill. (19 May 1938)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I have already referred to that problem. The fact that other countries are subsidising the industry and managing their exchanges makes it very difficult for us. Germany consumed 1,500,000 barrels of herring last year, and 1,000,000 barrels were cured in Germany. The remaining 500,000 were imported. We supplied about 356,000 barrels. I should like to know whether any arrangements have been...

Orders of the Day — Registration of Still-Births (Scotland) Bill. (13 May 1938)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I beg to move, in page 2, line 9, to leave out from "fee" to "a", in line 11. This Amendment and one which immediately follows it have been put on the Paper as a result of an undertaking given in Committee to meet an objection. It was pointed out that Sub-section (3) of Clause I as drafted was not as clear as it might be and that the poor and ignorant person might misunderstand that Clause....

Orders of the Day — Registration of Still-Births (Scotland) Bill. (13 May 1938)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I beg to move, in page 3, line 25, to leave out "July, nineteen hundred and thirty-eight," and to insert "January, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine." This Amendment is necessary in order to give the Registrar-General time to make the necessary arrangements.

Orders of the Day — Registration of Still-Births (Scotland) Bill. (13 May 1938)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: The point made by the hon. and learned Member for Argyll (Mr. Macquisten) is one which ought to have been brought forward when the Act for the registration of births was introduced because this Bill if passed will be only a small part of the whole system of the registration of births. There is, I think, a slight misunderstanding on the part of the hon. Member for Bridgeton (Mr. Maxton). He...


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