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Results 1–20 of 200 for speaker:Sir Robert Newman

Oral Answers to Questions — Prisoners (Correspondence). (16 Jul 1931)

Sir Robert Newman: 17. asked the Home Secretary the number of letters that convicted persons serving sentences exceeding six months' imprisonment are allowed to send to, and receive from, friends; and whether he can see his way to allow the number to be increased?

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Boys (Employment Underground). (19 May 1931)

Sir Robert Newman: 36. asked the Secretary for Mines the number of boys under 16 years of age who are being employed below ground in mines; and the total number of boys under 16 years of age who were killed and the number who were injured while working in the mines below ground during the years 1927, 1928, 1929, and 1930?

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Pit Ponies. (19 May 1931)

Sir Robert Newman: 43. asked the Secretary for Mines whether he will consider the desirability of making legal provision regulating the number of hours and shifts a horse or pony may be worked underground per day and per week?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. (19 May 1931)

Sir Robert Newman: I should not like to give a silent vote to-night but as I know other hon. Members desire to speak I will be very brief in what I have to say. I really cannot agree with the hon. Member for Windsor (Mr. A. Somerville) that everyone who votes for the Second Reading of this Bill is in favour of land nationalisation or general confiscation. We have to approach the Budget from a general point of...

Orders of the Day — Clause 2. — (Short, title, construction, extent, saving and commencement.) (2 Dec 1930)

Sir Robert Newman: The question which I ask myself is whether it is wise or not to dispose of the Amendment at this stage or whether it would not be wiser to postpone its further consideration until the Report stage. If I am spared to see the Report stage and I am not satisfied, I can then vote against this proposal. We are all well aware that there is a considerable difference of opinion on this question, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Boys (Employment Underground). (15 Jul 1930)

Sir Robert Newman: 39. asked the Secretary for Mines whether he can state the youngest age at which boys are employed working underground in the coal mines, and the maximum hours a day that boys under 16 years of age are thus employed?

Orders of the Day — ROAD TRAFFIC BILL [Lords].: New Clause. — (Power to remove structures from highways.) (4 Jul 1930)

Sir Robert Newman: Will this apply to an advertisement on the side of the road?

Education [Money]. (30 May 1930)

Sir Robert Newman: I would like at the outset to state how pleased I am that we have a Bill before Parliament to raise the school age. I differ from the Noble Lord the Member for Hastings (Lord E. Percy) when he says that he is not in favour of the compulsory principle. If every parent took the same enlightened view of education as the noble lord I should be quite prepared to leave this matter to the discretion...

Education [Money]. (30 May 1930)

Sir Robert Newman: I never made any such suggestion, and I should be the last person to make it. I admit that they are in the minority, but unfortunately the State has to provide for minorities. I want to give every child an opportunity of getting on, and a good opportunity, in spite of any handicap it may suffer in its home. Therefore, I say that where parents—I say this in answer to the noble Lord—do not...

Orders of the Day — HOUSING (No. 2) BILL. (8 Apr 1930)

Sir Robert Newman: I so seldom address this House that, although I cannot claim this to be a maiden speech, I almost feel that I can claim the indulgence of its Members. I only rise on this occasion because of the statement made by the right hon. Gentleman in moving the Second Reading of the Bill when he made a very direct reference to the appalling condition of housing in the City of Exeter, which I have the...

Orders of the Day — Private Business.: MINISTRY OF HEALTH PROVISIONAL ORDERS CONFIRMATION (No. 13) BILL [Lords], (By Order.) (3 Feb 1930)

Sir Robert Newman: I had no idea that my hon. Friend the Member for Torquay (Mr. Williams) was going to oppose this Bill.

Orders of the Day — Private Business.: MINISTRY OF HEALTH PROVISIONAL ORDERS CONFIRMATION (No. 13) BILL [Lords], (By Order.) (3 Feb 1930)

Sir Robert Newman: Or that he was going to raise certain questions, I imagine that he is not going to oppose the Bill. We are old friends, and if he had intended to oppose the Bill I feel sure that he would have given me more than fifteen minutes' notice. Had he given me longer notice I might have supplemented some of the information for which he has asked. I am strongly in favour of the Third Reading of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations.: International Law (Conference). (27 Jan 1930)

Sir Robert Newman: 18. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the Government, in accordance with the recommendations of the 1928 Assembly of the League of Nations, will include a woman among the technical delegates to the conference on the codification of international law?

Orders of the Day — Industrial Assurance and Friendly Societies Bill.: Clause 1. — (Extension of purposes for which policies may be issued.) (15 Mar 1929)

Sir Robert Newman: I hope the Committee will not accent the proposal. It is very ambiguous. What does the hon. Member for Barnstaple (Sir B. Peto) mean by "separation." Is it a legal separation. There are many cases in which people agree to separate. And the hon. Member is assuming that in all cases the husband maintains the family. There are many cases in which he is a most undesirable member of society, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health.: Maternity and Child-Welfare (Grants). (7 Feb 1929)

Sir Robert Newman: 43. asked the Minister of Health with regard to the schemes which have been submitted to the Ministry by county boroughs and other local authorities for building new maternity and child-welfare centres, whether in cases where the schemes have been already approved by the Ministry on the principle of a 50 per cent. grant, that undertaking will be adhered to by the Ministry if the local...

Orders of the Day — Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924. (12 Dec 1928)

Sir Robert Newman: I propose to intervene only for a very few moments. I am sure that there is no Member of this House who is not anxious to approach this question with the desire to promote good housing among the people. I am, however, bound to ray, from my experience, that I look with some fear upon the sudden stoppage of the subsidy, at any rate under the 1924 Act. An ounce of fact is better than a ton of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health.: Mental Hospitals (Women Visitors. (6 Dec 1928)

Sir Robert Newman: 29. asked the Minister of Health how many women patients of unsound mind are detained in borough or county mental hospitals in England and Wales where there is no woman member on the visiting committee; how many of these are detained in hospitals under the control of councils who have no women members and are prevented by law from co-opting women on these committees; and whether he intends to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Juvenile Training Centres. (5 Dec 1928)

Sir Robert Newman: 30. asked the Minister of Labour how many juvenile training centres have been established for boys and girls, respectively, in the mining areas; how many is it estimated will have to be established to accommodate all the boys and girls out of work in those districts; and whether the Government has arrived at any decision as to how many it is intended to establish?

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. (27 Nov 1928)

Sir Robert Newman: 24. asked the Secretary of State for War the number of men who are receiving pensions in consequence of war service previous to 1914; whether they receive the same rate of pension as those whose pensions have been awarded for service in the Great War; and, if they do not, what the difference of the rate is?

Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations.: Sierra Leone (Slavery). (19 Nov 1928)

Sir Robert Newman: 22. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the appreciation expressed by the mom- bers of the League of Nations during the recent Assembly at the action of the British Government with regard to domestic slavery in Sierra Leone and to the invitation to the British Government to submit next year to the League of Nations a Report upon the results...


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