Results 1–20 of 696 for speaker:Mr Arthur Ponsonby

Orders of the Day — Electricity (Supply) Acts. (18 Dec 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: When the hon. and gallant Member has had an opportunity of looking carefully through the Order—he will find a copy of it in the Library—he will be able to see in it the particulars that he wants.

Orders of the Day — Electricity (Supply) Acts. (18 Dec 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: I can assure the right hon. Gentleman that I had no intention

Orders of the Day — Electricity (Supply) Acts. (18 Dec 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: I can assure my hon. Friend the Member for South Shields (Mr. Ede) that the point he has raised is one to which the Minister of Transport attaches great importance. In this particular case I think that some objection was raised to this Order. Unfortunately, the objection has not reached the authorities early enough in the day, otherwise, in view of the procedure, the points raised by the...

Orders of the Day — Electricity (Supply) Acts. (18 Dec 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: The parish of God-stone which is affected, that, I take it is what the hon. Member is interested in, is Purley Downs Road, the parish of St. Paul, which very likely adjoins his estate—

Orders of the Day — Electricity (Supply) Acts. (18 Dec 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: I quite understand. I will withdraw the word "estate" and substitute the word "seat." I need not go further into details. I think I have satisfied the hon. Member with regard to this matter.

Orders of the Day — Electricity (Supply) Acts. (18 Dec 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: That is not exactly what I said. The notices were issued in good time for objections to be sent in, but in the particular case mentioned by the hon. Member for South Shields a drafting objection was unfortunately sent in too late.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Accident, Enfield. (16 Dec 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: I am sure that the House will join with my hon. Friend the Minister in expressing sincere regret at this terrible accident and at the loss of life, which it has caused. My hon. Friend has ordered an inquiry into the circumstances of this accident, and it is proposed to open the inquiry next Wednesday.

Orders of the Day — Electricity Supply Acts. (11 Dec 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: This Order and the other Orders on the Paper have been passed by the Electricity Commissioners and approved by the Minister. They have also been passed in another place. They all deal with extensions of areas of supply and in no case is any opposition anticipated. I am afraid I cannot go into the details of the Orders but I can assure the hon. and gallant Gentleman that they are in the usual form.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Rhodesia.: Swaziland. (13 Nov 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: No proposal for any such change is under consideration at present.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Rhodesia.: Dominion and Merchant Shipping Legislation. (13 Nov 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: The conference on the operation of Dominion legislation and merchant shipping legislation is still sitting, and I cannot at present say when its work is likely to be finished. The question of publication of any Report which may be made will be a matter for consideration by the respective Governments in consultation as soon as the conference has completed its labours.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Rhodesia.: Empire Settlement. (13 Nov 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: A telegram has been received from the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia stating that it has been decided to suspend for the present the grant of assisted passages to Australia. I have received no communication on the subject from any of the State Governments, but I would point out that under the arrangements hitherto in force the grant of assisted passages is a matter for the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Russia.: League of Nations (Optional Clause). (11 Nov 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: I have been asked to take this question. The reply is in the negative.

Oral Answers to Questions — Russia.: League of Nations (Optional Clause). (11 Nov 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: That is another question. The right hon. Gentleman asked me whether I was in possession of any statements, and the answer is in the negative.

Oral Answers to Questions — Russia.: League of Nations (Optional Clause). (11 Nov 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: There was full consultation with the Dominions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Privy Council (Judicial Committee). (11 Nov 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: The answer is in the negative.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Privy Council (Judicial Committee). (11 Nov 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: That in no way alters my reply.

Empire Settlement Bill. (8 Nov 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: The hon. Member for Windsor (Mr. A. Somerville) was fortunate in getting in on the third Order on a Friday afternoon, but I think he will realise that an hour gives very inadequate time for dealing with such a vast subject. This Bill is another version of the Bill that I think procured a Second Reading in February last year, but there has been a change of Government since then, and perhaps I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Anglo-Egyptian Relations. (6 Nov 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: I have been asked to reply to this question. His Majesty's present Government share the view of their predecessors that the frank and confidential exchange of information and views between the several Governments of His Majesty on current international questions, which is an essential feature in connection with the conduct of foreign policy, cannot but be seriously hampered if the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Anglo-Egyptian Relations. (6 Nov 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: The Prime Minister replied to a similar question to the one put down by the hon. Member yesterday in practically the same terms and I think the House; generally agreed that the publication of correspondence and consultations between the Dominions and ourselves is undesirable.

Oral Answers to Questions — Anglo-Egyptian Relations. (6 Nov 1929)

Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Egypt is not a Dominion.


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