Results 441–460 of 1933 for speaker:Major Abraham Lyons

Location of Industry. (11 Mar 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: I am obliged to the hon. Gentleman for his interruption. It must be recognised that the population has moved and, as far as one can understand, has been employed in the South in industries which have been set up there for the first time. These industries have either been started for the first time in this country, partly because of the restrictions on imports imposed by this Government, or...

Location of Industry. (11 Mar 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: I am always grateful for any intervention of my hon. Friend, because he is always so helpful in every way. But I do hope that while discussing industry generally we shall be able to discuss some sort of remedy for the more particularly depressed areas. If I understood correctly, what the hon. Gentleman who moved the Motion had in mind was that the survey of industry should be made for some...

Location of Industry. (11 Mar 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: I think that Welwyn Garden City is a first-class example of a trading estate established and managed by private enterprise; but we are in this difficulty. For reasons which may be right or wrong and into which I cannot enter now, there is an objection on the part of private enterprise to establishing trading estates in the distressed areas. If the Government take the view of the Commissioner...

Location of Industry. (11 Mar 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: I am sorry if I have wandered from the actual Motion, but I wished to conclude by saying that whatever measures may be found necessary as a result of the industrial survey to deal with the present situation I hope the Government will not hesitate to apply those measures. I have one further request to make. There seems to be a considerable measure of agreement in the House upon this Motion....

Location of Industry. (11 Mar 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: I have not the figure in mind and I should like the hon. Member to tell us what is the present rate at Merthyr Tydvil?

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Miners' Wages. (17 Mar 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman satisfied with the assurances that have been given that the whole of the increase has been passed on?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Typewriters (Imports). (17 Mar 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: asked the President of the Board of Trade the numbers of new and rebuilt typewriters and parts, respectively, included in the 88 tons shown as imported into this country for the month of January, 1936; and what is the approximate employment that would have been provided in this country by the manufacture here of the new foreign machines then imported?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Typewriters (Imports). (17 Mar 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: Will the right hon. Gentleman consider reverting to the former practice of indicating the number of machines imported, so that the industry will realise the position and how far the trade of this country is being adversely affected?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Denmark. (17 Mar 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the balance of trade between this country and Denmark for the year ended at the latest convenient date; and whether he can now state the position of any negotiations with regard to a new trade treaty?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Denmark. (17 Mar 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: In view of the great adverse balance of trade, will the right hon. Gentleman see that there is no further restriction of import licences which has been hampering so many British industries for so long in the past, and that in any further negotiations will he see that the proper amount of import licence is made a condition of the agreement?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Road Surface Experiments. (19 Mar 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: Is an experiment now being carried out in Great George Street and is the experiment being made with British granite? Also, will the hon. and gallant Member ask the local authorites to consider the use of British granite in preference to any other?

Oral Answers to Questions — Maternal Mortality. (30 Mar 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the report of the British Medical Association on the problem of maternal mortality and the further steps advised thereupon; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Maternal Mortality. (30 Mar 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: While thanking the hon. Member for what he has said, can he give an assurance that, in dealing with this grave problem, the Minister will take into account all the relevant circumstances that may come to his notice with a view to fighting the disease of maternal mortality?

Orders of the Day — Air Navigation Bill. (30 Mar 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: I ask the indulgence of the House for a few minutes while I put one or two points to the right hon. Gentleman the Under-Secretary. In a Debate of this nature, a good deal is, necessarily, said about Imperial Airways, but the House ought to recollect that Imperial Airways was formed for the purpose of establishing an effective series of air services. The right hon. Gentleman will, I hope, bear...

Oral Answers to Questions — Mercantile Marine.: Working Hours. (21 Apr 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state the progress of his conversations with industrial representatives with reference to a five-day week and work sharing in industry, and the date of the last of such conversations; whether he can agree to publish a statement of the non-confidential parts thereof; and whether, in view of the success of the five-day week in the factories of Messrs....

Oral Answers to Questions — Mercantile Marine.: Working Hours. (21 Apr 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: May I ask my right hon. Friend whether, in view of what is the great public interest in this pressing matter and the desire of many Members of this House to have the opportunity of discussing what has taken place, he does not think an early statement can usefully be made; and also does he not think that those who pioneered this industrial development might well be taken into consultation in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Aviation.: Night-Flying (Cairo-Johannesburg Route). (22 Apr 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what progress has been made with the ground organisation and equipment necessary to allow night-flying regularly to take place on Imperial Airways routes from Cairo to Johannesburg; and whether it is intended that the whole scheme should operate through Central Africa in addition to any subsequent coastal services?

Oral Answers to Questions — Aviation.: Night-Flying (Cairo-Johannesburg Route). (22 Apr 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: Can my right hon. Friend give some approximate date when night-flying over Central Africa will be put into operation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Aviation.: Johannesburg-Cape Town Service. (22 Apr 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what services are in operation now for air travel between Johannesburg and Cape Town; upon what date Johannesburg became the African terminus for the services in Africa of Imperial Airways; and to what extent, if at all, has Imperial Airways any control or responsibility for the extension to Cape Town?

Oral Answers to Questions — Aviation.: Johannesburg-Cape Town Service. (22 Apr 1936)

Major Abraham Lyons: Am I to understand that Johannesburg is now the terminus for the British air service to Africa, and that neither this country nor the Imperial Airways' associated company in South Africa has any concern or responsibility at all for the journey to the proper terminus at Cape Town?


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