Results 121–140 of 342 for speaker:Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence

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 give a list of the places in Orkney and Shetland in respect of which he has received applications for the installation of telephone call boxes, stating whether the guarantees required by his Department have been provided; whether work has begun on any of these installations; and the date by which they are expected to be completed.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation: North Ronaldsay Aerodrome (10 Jul 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation if he is aware that the regular air service to North Ronaldsay, Orkney, which was in existence before the outbreak of war, cannot be resumed until the landing ground has been enlarged; and what steps are being taken to deal with the situation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Shipping: Old Vessels (Transfer) (8 Jul 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that Norwegian and other allied ship-owners are permitted to sell their old vessels to other than their own nationals; that they are thus able to finance the purchase of modern vessels, including vessels owned by the Minister himself; and whether British shipowners will be placed is a position not less favourable.

Oral Answers to Questions — Shipping: Crofter Seamen (Employment) (8 Jul 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Minister of Transport whether when the Essential Work Order, in so far as it affects merchant seamen, is withdrawn, any provision is being made to provide continuous employment for them thereafter; and whether special provision will be made to safeguard the position of crofter seamen from Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles, who must stay ashore periodically to attend to their crofts.

Burma (Lawlessness) (7 Jun 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: The first thing I want to say is that I was not aware till now that Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith is at present a sick man. I am sure it would be the wish of all Members of this House that I should express our sympathy with him in having been overtaken by illness at this juncture in his extraordinarily difficult task. A number of Questions appeared upon the Order Paper last Monday, indicating...

Agriculture and Transport (Scotland) (6 Jun 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: On a point of Order. With what part of the Estimates is the hon. Member dealing?

Agriculture and Transport (Scotland) (6 Jun 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I am sorry to see that the hon. Member for the Western Isles (Mr. M. MacMillan) is no longer in his place. He gave us a most lugubrious rendering of the " Skye Boating Song."I was under the impression that there was an undertaking that we were only to have a ten-minute version on this occasion, not the half-hour one. I am also sorry that, on his own showing, he has not been a completely...

Agriculture and Transport (Scotland) (6 Jun 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I am now about to give a rendering of the Ballad of Sit Patrick Spens, and although I am sure it will not sound more cheerful than the contribution of. either of the hon. Members, it will at least be briefer. It was the hon, and gallant Member for Argyll (Major McCallum) who referred to the fact that it would be very doubtful if the Highlands and Islands would get the full benefit out of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Empire Rubber (Sale Negotiations) (3 Jun 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in the forthcoming negotiations for the sale of rubber from the Empire to the U.S.A., such negotiations are to be conducted by representatives of the rubber producing industry on the one side and rubber consuming industry on the other, or by Government officials.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Raw Materials (Imports from U.S.A.) (3 Jun 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the President of the Board of Trade what are the present average prices of the four principal raw materials imported from the U.S.A. into the United Kingdom; what were the corresponding prices in 1938; and what is the difference in percentage in these prices.

Oral Answers to Questions — Burma: Dacoity (Preventive Measures) (3 Jun 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Burma how Mr. Stanley, a Burma railways official, lost his life on or about 14th April.

Oral Answers to Questions — Burma: Dacoity (Preventive Measures) (3 Jun 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Was this an isolated instance, or have there been hundreds of cases of murder and serious injury due to the operation of armed bands?

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office: Rural Postmen (Clothing) (30 May 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he will consider altering the regulations governing the issue of uniforms to rural postmen so that men who do less than 12 hours duty a week may in future be provided with uniforms without having to surrender 26 coupons.

Orders of the Day — Fishing Industry (21 Mar 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: I am glad my hon. Friend the Member for St. Ives (Mr. Beechman) mentioned the point about the misdirection of fishermen. I gathered from the Minister that he was conducting a very harmonious orchestra, and that everybody was working very harmoniously together. I would like to know whether the Minister of Labour is a member of that orchestra. I do not think he can be, because I have had the...

Orders of the Day — Fishing Industry (21 Mar 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: It is a recent case. He may have been sent down the mine during the war, but he is still in the mine and the boat cannot be used. By far the most important issue that has been raised in this Debate is that of over fishing, which was raised by my right hon. Friend the Member for Southport (Mr. R. S. Hudson). This is a fundamental problem of the industry. We have had speeches from the hon. and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Malaya: Rubber Industry (20 Mar 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when supplies of acetic and formic acid are likely to be available to estates which have joined the Malay Rubber and Estate Owners' Company, Limited, and which are now in production.

Oral Answers to Questions — Malaya: Rubber Industry (20 Mar 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the basis on which plantation supplies are being made available to estates which have joined the Malay Rubber Estate Owners' Company, Limited.

Oral Answers to Questions — Malaya: Rubber Industry (20 Mar 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: Is the Under secretary aware that some estates which are now in full production have received nothing from this organisation so far except requests for subscriptions and reams of paper? If it cannot produce supplies of essential materials would it not be better to wind it up?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Fishing Industry (19 Mar 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many 65-feet motor fishing vessels the Herring Industry Board contemplate building; howmany tenders have been accepted; and where the vessels are to be built.

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing (Scotland): Owner Occupation (19 Mar 1946)

Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has studied the Report of the Scottish Housing Advisory Committee on the provision of houses for owner-occupation in Scotland; and what action he proposes to take in view of the fact that the majority report states that the State subsidy for housing cannot reasonably be confined to houses to let.


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