Results 261–280 of 342 for speaker:Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence

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

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: No hon. Member has made more effective use of vital statistics in this place than the hon. Member for Bridgeton. I hope the House realises that this Bill, although small, is very important. It may give hon. Members some idea of the magnitude of this problem when I tell them that in the period 1931 to 1933 the number of still- births notified exceeded the combined total of deaths from...

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

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: From the Registrar-General.

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

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Those figures are based on the registration of stillbirths in England.

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

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Yes, and what I want to point out is that, as a result of the registration of stillbirths in England, valuable information is already being collected. In England, the Act does not provide for ascertaining the cause and I hold that this Bill, if passed, will be much better than the English Act, because it is directed to the essential point which is that of trying to get some investigation into...

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

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: It is in the Schedule.

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

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I cannot argue about that, but it is there for the hon. Member to see.

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

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I do not think I said that there was anything about investigation. What we are aiming at is to get the causes registered, and after they are registered they must be investigated by somebody. The English experience has been—and I have this from the Ministry of Health—that registration has enabled maternal mortality rates to be expressed more accurately than had been the case hitherto, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Industrial Estate, North Hillington. (8 Mar 1938)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he can make any statement as to the progress which has been made in the development of the Scottish industrial estate at North Hillington?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Herring Industry. (8 Mar 1938)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the Herring Board has considered the representations of the German importers with reference to the curing of herring during May, the freshing of herring during May, and the starting date for herring fishing in Shetland; and what reply has been returned?

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Royal Naval Reserve, Shetland. (2 Mar 1938)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the First Lord of the Admiralty in what year the Royal Naval Reserve in Shetland reached its greatest strength; what that strength was; what the present strength is; and when the training centre at Lerwick was closed down?

Registration of Still-Births (Scotland). (2 Mar 1938)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for the registration of still-births in Scotland. Perhaps I should explain for the benefit of hon. Members who are not familiar with the terms, that "still-birth" and "still-born" apply to a child which has issued from its mother after the twenty-eighth week of pregnancy, and which has not, at any time after being completely...

Registration of Still-Births (Scotland). (2 Mar 1938)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: It is sad to reflect that in Scotland, where we pride ourselves on having one of the finest medical schools in the world, and also on our reforming zeal, we should have an infantile mortality rate nearly three times as great as that of New Zealand, itself largely peopled by persons of Scottish descent. The same criticism can be levelled at the maternal mortality rate in Scotland, which is 6...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Land Fertility Scheme. (20 Dec 1937)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the Land Fertility Committee proposes to issue an explanatory memorandum of what is required to enable an association of smallholders to be approved for the purposes of the land fertility scheme?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Telegraph and Air-Mail Facilities (Orkneys). (7 Dec 1937)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Postmaster-General the reason for the delay in completing the telegraph connection between the Islands of Papa Westray and Westray, Orkney?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Telegraph and Air-Mail Facilities (Orkneys). (7 Dec 1937)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Postmaster-General when the air-mail service to the North Isles of Orkney is due to begin?

Orders of the Day — Local Authorities (Hours of Employment in Connection with Hospitals and Insti Tutions) Bill. (3 Dec 1937)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I beg to second the Amendment. My hon. and learned Friend, the Member for North Edinburgh (Mr. Erskine Hill), has spoken ably, comprehensively and persuasively. I wish to associate myself with all that he said by way of compliment to the right hon. Member for West Bromwich (Mr. F. O. Roberts), who moved the Second Reading of the Bill, and to those who are backing it. We all know perfectly...

Orders of the Day — Local Authorities (Hours of Employment in Connection with Hospitals and Insti Tutions) Bill. (3 Dec 1937)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I have no special knowledge on that point, but I think I am correct in my general statement, that if you were to pass a law reducing the number of hours of work, you would not immediately get a rush of candidates for the profession. There are too many other things attracting young women at the present time. Let me remind hon. Members opposite also that nurses are trained and not born. It...

Orders of the Day — Local Authorities (Hours of Employment in Connection with Hospitals and Insti Tutions) Bill. (3 Dec 1937)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: The point is that there was a temporary objection—it was only temporary, I admit—on the part of the staff, and it occurred in asylums which were in the country, where the nurses found themselves with rather more leisure on their hands than they knew how to deal with. No doubt with improved facilities of transport, the development of motor transport and other things, these people are able...

Orders of the Day — Local Authorities (Hours of Employment in Connection with Hospitals and Insti Tutions) Bill. (3 Dec 1937)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Can the hon. Member prove that they could all do it at once? That is the whole point.

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health.: Pasteurised Milk. (2 Dec 1937)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Minister of Health (I) whether he has been informed of the results of the investigations into the nutritive value of pasteurised milk at the Shinfield Institute for Research in Dairying and at the Rowett Institute, Aberdeen; and, if so, what were their general conclusions as to the vitamin content of pasteurised milk; (2) what experiments have been carried out to show whether the...


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