Results 41–60 of 342 for speaker:Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Nursing Officers (15 Feb 1949)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for War how long the pay and conditions of service of the Q.A.I.M.N.S. have been under review; and when he expects to be able to make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Nursing Officers (15 Feb 1949)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Will the right hon. Gentleman say when this consideration first began?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Nursing Officers (15 Feb 1949)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Could he say when general demobilisation took place?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Nursing Officers (15 Feb 1949)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for War what was the number of nursing officers of the Q.A.I.M.N.S. required to meet commitments on 1st January, 1949; and what was the number actually available on that date.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Nursing Officers (15 Feb 1949)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: In view of the very serious shortage disclosed is not this due to the extraordinary delay which has taken place in settling the terms and conditions of service?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Nursing Officers (15 Feb 1949)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Exactly. Is that not borne out by my question that, if these terms and conditions had been settled before general mobilisation took place, there would not have been this shortage?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Nursing Officers (15 Feb 1949)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for War what steps have been taken to make the best possible use of the available strength of nursing officers of the Q.A.I.M.N.S.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Nursing Officers (15 Feb 1949)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Is it not highly undesirable that the nursing services available to the Forces and their families should be restricted in this way, and, furthermore, is not the Minister aware that, under the present arrangements, with the present shortage, a great many Army nurses are having to work unconscionably long hours, that they cannot get leave, or may have their leave cut short, and cannot always...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Housing (8 Feb 1949)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to be able to allot to Stromness the 10 Swedish timber houses for which that burgh has asked.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Housing (8 Feb 1949)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: But why not give the Burgh of Stromness a chance to get at least half of these extra houses given to the county?

Orders of the Day — National Insurance (Share Fishermen) (1 Feb 1949)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: As one of the hon. Members to whom the Parliamentary Secretary referred as having a special interest in the problem, I welcome the promulgation of these regulations. A great deal of confusion of thought reigns at present. The inshore fishermen are largely stranded and do not know where they are and the employment exchange officials are very largely at sea. The publication of these regulations...

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation: Sudan (Female Circumcision) (26 Jan 1949)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has any information regarding the increase or decrease in the Sudan in recent years of the custom of female circumcision.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation: Sudan (Female Circumcision) (26 Jan 1949)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many of the thousands of circumcisions that have taken place since the legislation was passed in 1945 have been under an approved Government process or a milder type of operation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation: Sudan (Female Circumcision) (26 Jan 1949)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: As my information about the spread of this revolting practice differs from what the right hon. Gentleman has said, I beg to give notice that I shall raise this matter on the Adjournment.

Orders of the Day — Fish Sales (Charges) (19 Jan 1949)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: May we have an explanation of what this order seeks to do? It is a very bald statement.

Orders of the Day — Handwoven Tweed (Purchase Tax) (19 Jan 1949)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: There are conflicting views about the general social policy which should be followed in the Islands and Highlands. One school thinks that the economic forces should be allowed to have their way and the population allowed to emigrate until it finds its natural level. The other school thinks the policy should be directed to encouraging the growth of industries in the Islands with a view not...

Orders of the Day — Handwoven Tweed (Purchase Tax) (19 Jan 1949)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Can the right hon. Gentleman give a single instance of a hand weaver who has turned over to hand knitting?

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Air Sea Rescue Units (15 Dec 1948)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for Air if a decision has yet been reached on the question of establishing Air Sea Rescue Units of the Auxiliary Air Force; and where they are to be established.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Air Sea Rescue Units (15 Dec 1948)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Will the Under-Secretary bear in mind that if he likes to send a telegram to the Shetlands it will produce results, because they are ready to form a unit tomorrow?

Orders of the Day — Water (Scotland) Bill (9 Nov 1948)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I have no intention of reiterating the arguments in favour of providing a better water supply in the rural areas of Scotland. That case has been made out long ago, and everybody on both sides of the House very naturally welcomes this Bill most warmly. I want rather to direct attention to one or two points of principle which I think are worth looking into. Under Clause 1, as the Secretary of...


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