Results 181–200 of 308 for speaker:Mr Ernest Bennett

Oral Answers to Questions — British Broadcasting Corporation. (31 Oct 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: We do not regard it as a matter of urgency at the moment.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Broadcasting Corporation. (31 Oct 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I will let my right hon. Friend know what the hon. Member says.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Broadcasting Corporation. (31 Oct 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I cannot say at the moment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Aviation.: Carriage of Mails. (14 Nov 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The existing agreements between His Majesty's Government and Imperial Airways do not specifically preclude the sending of mail by other air lines, but the policy of the Government, generally speaking, is to utilise the services of Imperial Airways for the carriage of mails to Empire countries so far as is reasonable and practicable.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Telephone Service (Installations). (29 Nov 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The number of new telephones ordered for installation between the 1st October and the 17th November was 73,500. Service has already been provided except in a comparatively small number of cases. In all these cases the installation has been produced in this country as is the case with 99.82 per cent. of Post Office supplies.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Halfpenny Postal Matter. (29 Nov 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Invoices and other postal matter paid for at the halfpenny rate are only liable to be held over if posted late in the afternoon or during the evening. And if they are prepaid a penny they are treated as ordinary letters. Considerable economies and other public advantages are effected by these arrangements and as their abandonment would involve carrying such matter below cost, my right hon....

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Halfpenny Postal Matter. (29 Nov 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: There may be such a demand, but we cannot meet it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Halfpenny Postal Matter. (29 Nov 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: indicated assent.

Oral Answers to Questions — Lotteries and Sweepstakes. (4 Dec 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Section 23 of the new Betting and Lotteries Act, which exempts small lotteries incidental to certain entertainments, contains a provision that tickets in such lotteries shall not be sold except on the premises on which the entertainment takes place, and no question of the use of the post therefore arises. Again, Section 24, which exempts certain private lotteries, specifically provides that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Lotteries and Sweepstakes. (4 Dec 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: That question does not arise. The question before me deals only with lotteries rendered legal by the last Act.

Oral Answers to Questions — Lotteries and Sweepstakes. (4 Dec 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Not at all. The sending of lottery tickets through the post, whether the lotteries are technically legal or illegal, is against the law.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Telephone Service (Rural Areas). (10 Dec 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: My right hon. Friend regrets that it is too early to consider any further reductions at present.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Wages. (10 Dec 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The Post Office staff is divided into a large number of classes according to the work on which it is engaged, and for each class a scale of pay is prescribed which generally provides for annual increments extending over a number of years. The scales in many cases provide for commencing pay below 35s. a week, but, except in the case of juveniles, the pay is soon brought above this point by the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Wages. (10 Dec 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Is my hon. Friend referring to those on the establishment or to those in auxiliary posts? If she is referring to auxiliary postmen, of course there are a great many—some 12,000—receiving under 35s. a week, but we never pretend that the wages paid to the auxiliary workers are full-time wages, and our policy is to find men for these posts who are already in receipt of money from some other...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Wages. (10 Dec 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The auxiliary postmen are paid according to the scale settled by the Industrial Court.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Wages. (10 Dec 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: We are doing our best to assist them by awarding a certain number of full-time posts to auxiliary postmen. Still, at best it is an unpleasant situation, which we have tried to get rid of, but at the moment we do not see our way to sweep away this body of 12,000 men who are, I think, receiving adequate pay for the work that they do in what is not a full-time job.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Wages. (10 Dec 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: In the case of juveniles, four to five years. In the case of those who join at 20 one or two years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Telex Service. (10 Dec 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The Telex Service was opened in August, 1932. The number of public subscribers at various dates is as follow:

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Parcels (Compensation for Loss). (10 Dec 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Reliable evidence of posting is accepted in lieu of a certificate of posting when compensation is claimed for the loss of a parcel, and under these circumstances I do not think that public notices of the kind suggested by my hon. Friend are required.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Parcels (Compensation for Loss). (10 Dec 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I am not aware of that. I only know that accommodation is made for those who desire a certificate of posting.


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