Results 1–20 of 266 for speaker:Sir Arthur Benn

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: Clause 32. — (Further relief of small annuities from, estate duty.) ( 1 Jul 1935)

Sir Arthur Benn: I beg to second the Amendment. I do so with pleasure. My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer said a good deal this afternoon about gestures. I hope that this Amendment is one which will appeal to him and be outside gestures. The fact that this Clause is in the Bill shows that the Chancellor fully realises the difficulty of people who have small means and who are inheriting...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Railway Electrification. (19 Jun 1935)

Sir Arthur Benn: 32. asked the Minister of Transport whether he will invite the London Midland and Scottish and the London and North Eastern Railway Companies to initiate a joint investigation of their lines in the West Riding, North Derbyshire, and North Nottinghamshire, with a view to early conversion under a similar guarantee to that just promised by the Government in the London transport area?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. (21 May 1935)

Sir Arthur Benn: I should like, first of all, to say something about what the Chancellor of the Exchequer has done for us. Those who are engaged in carrying on the industries of the country must congratulate him on the position of the national finances. He has restored confidence, and I hope that we shall receive more and more of those benefits day by day, because our trade depends upon confidence....

Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations.: Saar Territory (Loans). (18 Feb 1935)

Sir Arthur Benn: 9. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what arrangements are being made to safeguard the interests of British holders of loans authorised by the Saar Governing Commission?

Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations.: Saar Territory (Loans). (18 Feb 1935)

Sir Arthur Benn: If the 5 per cent. is not sufficient to cover the interest on the Sterling Loan and on the Gold Loan, what steps will be taken to protect the interests of British holders?

Orders of the Day — British Shipping (Assistance) Bill. (14 Dec 1934)

Sir Arthur Benn: May I ask if the right hon. Gentleman has ever seen a white sailor in a stokehold in the tropics, and, if he has, would he not far sooner have a lascar doing the work?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Alabama (British Vice-Consulate, Mobile). (30 Jul 1934)

Sir Arthur Benn: 29. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will take into consideration the advisability of re-appointing a vice-consul in the port of Mobile, the only seaport in the State of Alabama and one where many British steamers are chartered?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Alabama (British Vice-Consulate, Mobile). (30 Jul 1934)

Sir Arthur Benn: Will consideration be given to statements made by people on the spot who know what is necessary at Mobile and the owners of steamers, who find that a good deal of their employment has been lessened by the fact that the steamers have to go to New Orleans for their ship's papers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Gibraltar.: Licensing (Permitted Hours) Act. (23 Jul 1934)

Sir Arthur Benn: 54. asked the Home Secretary whether he can give the names of those licensing districts which, subsequent to the passing of the Licensing (Permitted Hours) Act, have extended the hours of sale and supply of intoxicating liquor to eight and a-half?

Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations.: Saarbrucken, Sterling Bonds. (30 Apr 1934)

Sir Arthur Benn: 23. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps are being taken to safeguard the interests of the holders of 6 per cent. sterling bonds of 1928 issued by the city of Saarbrucken and sanctioned by the League of Nations governing commission after the forthcoming plebiscite on the Saar Basin territory?

Oral Answers to Questions — Manchuria. (21 Feb 1934)

Sir Arthur Benn: May I ask my right hon. Friend if communications from His Majesty's representatives in any part of the world sent to the Foreign Office are not confidential, unless they are disclosed by the Department?

Ballot for Notices of Motions.: Empire Population (Redistribution). (29 Jan 1934)

Sir Arthur Benn: I beg to give notice that, on Wednesday next, I shall call attention to the redistribution of the population of the Empire, and move a Resolution.

Oral Answers to Questions — Training Ships (Appointments). (30 Nov 1933)

Sir Arthur Benn: 21. asked the Home Secretary if he is aware that a large percentage of boys from training ships such as the "Cornwall" are drafted to the merchant service; and if, as retired officers of the merchant service are debarred from applying for the position of Captain Superintendent of such training ships, he will consider arranging for retired officers of the merchant service who possess the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Deportation Order (MR. Oscar Hartzell). ( 4 May 1933)

Sir Arthur Benn: 14. asked the Home Secretary the grounds for the deportation order made against Oscar M. Hartzell, an American subject; and what has been the result of his inquiries into Mr. Hartzell's claim to unsettled or unappropriated estate of Sir Francis Drake or his family?

Unemployment. (12 Apr 1933)

Sir Arthur Benn: The hon. Member is repeating a statement that he got from the papers, but that is not what happened. I was one of those who were present, and I thoroughly endorse what was said by the previous speaker.

Unemployment. (12 Apr 1933)

Sir Arthur Benn: I shall not keep the House more than a few minutes, but I wish to support the Amendment which was moved by the hon. Member for Sunderland (Mr. L. Thompson). I am satisfied with the assurance that we have received from the Ministers who have spoken. I am not one of those who dub a Minister false; I have never found that if either of the Ministers concerned told you a thing he did not mean it...

Oral Answers to Questions — Empire Migration. ( 6 Apr 1933)

Sir Arthur Benn: 49. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs if he can give any information regarding any action taken as a result of the resolution passed by the House on the 7th December, 1932, urging His Majesty's Government to take immediate steps to secure the co-operation of the Dominions in comprehensive schemes for migration within the Empire?

Empire Migration. ( 7 Dec 1932)

Sir Arthur Benn: I beg to move, That this House observes with great regret that migration overseas is much lower now than before the War, and urges His Majesty's Government to take immediate steps to secure the co-operation of the Dominions in comprehensive schemes for migration within the Empire. 7.30 p.m. It is nearly seven years since I brought forward a Motion urging the Government to take further steps...

Orders of the Day — Ottawa Agreements Bill.: Clause 5. — (Security of preferences granted pursuant to agreement with the Dominion of Canada against action by foreign Governments.) ( 1 Nov 1932)

Sir Arthur Benn: I should not have risen to speak but for the fact that my hon. Friend the Member for South-West Bethnal Green (Sir P. Harris) dealt with the timber question. Timber is something about which I know a good deal, and I feel that I ought to say something. We realise that Russian timber is extremely good and that there is a good market here, but, on the other hand, we believe that we can get...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.: Malicious Injuries Commission. (20 Jul 1932)

Sir Arthur Benn: Does the Schedule of the Report allocate liability for the damage done?


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