Results 101–120 of 342 for speaker:Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence

Orders of the Day — Supply: British Civil Aircraft (24 Apr 1947)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I think the German nickname was the "Flying Tool Box" but I have forgotten the exact word. It is only a temporary expedient, and we hope that European Airways will produce fairly soon a more up-to-date machine than that. One point has been put to me strongly from the people who have been responsible for the maintenance of the D.H. Rapide in the North of Scotland, and my hon. and gallant...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Herring Barrels (Timber) (17 Apr 1947)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps have been taken to acquire the 500 standards of Finnish timber suitable for making herring barrels which were offered to the Timber Control about 1st March.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Tinplate (Malayan Imports) (17 Apr 1947)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the President of the Board of Trade how many tons of tinplate have been shipped to Malaya since 1st January, 1947, to meet the requirements of the fruit-canning industry; and whether these requirements have been, or will be, fully met in time for the forthcoming season's operations.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Coir Fibre (17 Apr 1947)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the President of the Board of Trade why furniture manufacturing firms who use coir fibre for upholstery purposes were compelled to take over between 2,500 and 3,000 tons of fibre at £46 per ton before control was removed; if he is aware that the price fell to £30 per ton as soon as the free market was restored; and what steps he is taking to prevent the public having to pay £50,000...

Oral Answers to Questions — Malaya: Canned Pineapple Exports (12 Mar 1947)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many cases of tinned pineapples were exported from Malaya to the United Kingdom in 1938; and what steps are being taken to redevelop this important source of canned fruit supplies from this sterling area.

Orders of the Day — Herring Industry (Barrels) (26 Feb 1947)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: In ordinary circumstances I would keep my remarks to within a very brief compass at such an hour, but the matter which I have to raise is one of such vital and urgent importance to the whole herring fishing industry that I feel I must take a little time over it. In any case, as it is now past midnight, I might as well be hanged for a herring as for a sprat. Last year the herring fishing...

Orders of the Day — Oatmeal (Points Rationing) (21 Feb 1947)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I do not know whether the hon. Lady is a student of Burns but, she may have heard that The best laid schemes of mice and men Gang aft agley. One scheme produced by the Ministry of Food has gone agley. It is the scheme whereby the people of Scotland are able to get their oatmeal. Obviously there is something seriously wrong with the scheme, or we would not have to raise the point so frequently...

Orders of the Day — Oatmeal (Points Rationing) (21 Feb 1947)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: The haggis may be eaten with ceremony on occasions but it is also a quite regular part of the diet of the Scottish people. Every time a sheep is killed, haggis is made, and other things such as puddings which involve the use of oatmeal. Oatmeal is used in cooking herring. I do not know whether the hon. Lady has ever eaten a herring as prepared in Scotland, split and fried in oatmeal. It is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads: Improvements (Crofter Counties Programme) (17 Feb 1947)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Minister of Transport if he can give an approximate estimate of the date by which he expects the road improvements sanctioned under the Crofter Counties Scheme will be completed.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Oatmeal (5 Feb 1947)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Minister of Food if he is aware of the large number of oatmeal mills in Scotland now standing idle owing to the rapid decline in the demand for oatmeal; and whether he will introduce a more rational method of distribution in order that Scottish farmers may be able to sell the oats they grow, that Scottish millers may be able to keep their men in employment, and that the people of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Oatmeal (5 Feb 1947)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Is the hon. Lady aware that the answer given to the hon. and learned Gentleman has not removed the fundamental grievance of the people of Scotland that they have to surrender points for oatmeal? Does she realise that a great many people in Scotland have been brought up from early life to use oatmeal as their principal cereal in the form of porridge, oat cakes and so on, and would she not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Malaya and Singapore: Coconut Oil (Export Control) (22 Jan 1947)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary for the Colonies why coconut oil produced in Malaya is subject to export control.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office: Mails, Yell and Unst (22 Jan 1947)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he will now arrange for a daily distribution of mails to Yell and Unst.

Orders of the Day — POLICE (SCOTLAND) BILL [Lords]: Clause 1. — (Voluntary schemes for amalgamation of police forces.) (17 Oct 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I beg to move, in page 2, line 11, at the end, to insert: (f) the submission on the first day of April annually to the constituent authorities by the joint police committee of an estimate of all its proposed expenditure for the financial year beginning in the following May and the submission of supplementary estimates as and when necessary, and in the event of any of the constituent...

Orders of the Day — POLICE (SCOTLAND) BILL [Lords]: Clause 1. — (Voluntary schemes for amalgamation of police forces.) (17 Oct 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: In view of what has been said by the Minister, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment.

Traffic Commissioners, Scotland (22 Jul 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I had intended tonight to raise with the Minister of Transport the question arising out of the reduction of the Traffic Commissioners in Scotland from two to one. Unfortunately, the notice was very short. I did my best to get into touch with the Minister or the Parliamentary-Secretary, but I have not been successful. I want to make it plain that there is a great deal of dissatisfaction all...

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing: Unestablished Civil Servants (Retirement Gratuities) (16 Jul 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will consider amending the Superannuation Act, 1887, so as to increase the gratuity payable on retirement to unestablished technical civil servants, from one week's pay to four weeks' pay for every year of service.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office: Mails, Malaya (11 Jul 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Assistant Postmaster-General to what extent the delay in mails to Malaya is caused by the surface mails not being landed at the first Malayan discharge port and sent on by rail; and when he hopes to be able to overcome this difficulty.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office: Mails, Malaya (11 Jul 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Would the Minister say whether the mails are in fact landed by lighter as soon as the steamers carrying them arrive at the port, or do they have to wait ten days or a fortnight until the steamer gets a berth?

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office: Orkney and Shetland (11 Jul 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he will arrange for North Ronaldsay to be connected by cable to the telephone system in Orkney.


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