Results 21–40 of 308 for speaker:Mr Ernest Bennett

Education [Money]. (30 May 1930)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I am one of that diminishing band who took part in the discussions on education during the agitation of 1906, and I well remember the by no means pleasant atmosphere of bitter controversy in which those debates on the question of religious accommodation were conducted. That was a lamentable and deplorable chapter in our Parliamentary history. To-day we have gone far beyond that. The increased...

Education [Money]. (30 May 1930)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I am sorry if I have transgressed. I should like to refer to two other points which I think will come within the Financial Resolution. One is with regard to the reconstruction that will be permissible in connection with these grants. The Minister said, in his interesting and able speech yesterday, that he could not consent to any Amendment which would fundamentally destroy the basis of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Traffic Inspectorships. (5 Nov 1930)

Mr Ernest Bennett: 67. asked the Minister of Transport whether, in the application forms for traffic inspectorships applicants were required to give information as to any naval or military service on their part?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Traffic Inspectorships. (5 Nov 1930)

Mr Ernest Bennett: May I ask why the question of military or naval service should enter into the matter of such appointments?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Traffic Inspectorships. (5 Nov 1930)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Is it necessary that that practice should be continued under the Labour Government?

Orders of the Day — REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE (No. 2) BILL. (2 Feb 1931)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I would like to confine my remarks to that Clause of the Bill dealing with university franchise. I was for something like 20 years a resident fellow of an Oxford college and was therefore brought very much in contact with the theory and practice of a great university and its institutions. Before I pass to that Clause, I should like to express the hope that the discussion on the alternative...

Orders of the Day — REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE (No. 2) BILL. (2 Feb 1931)

Mr Ernest Bennett: No, he never did, and he never will. The third argument is so feeble that I really wonder that anyone representing the intellectual eminence of Oxford should have put it in his paper: We urge that our universities are equally entitled with trade unions to special representation. At Oxford we emphasise the value of logic. If that sentence had been placed in an examination paper, it would have...

Orders of the Day — REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE (No. 2) BILL. (3 Feb 1931)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Does the hon. Gentleman say there are 12,000 members of the University of Oxford with voting rights abroad?

Orders of the Day — Clause 1. — (Voting at Parliamentary elections to be my method of alternative vote.) (4 Mar 1931)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I should like to refer at the outset to the argument used by the right hon. Baronet the Member for Chelsea (Sir S. Hoare) with regard to elections in Australia. The analogy which the right hon. Gentleman seeks to establish between the elections to the Australian Senate and the Bill before the Committee is wholly misleading. The States were large multiple-membered constituencies and the names...

Orders of the Day — Clause 1. — (Voting at Parliamentary elections to be my method of alternative vote.) (4 Mar 1931)

Mr Ernest Bennett: That is a matter for discussion. Those are the results which were produced under the present system.

Orders of the Day — Clause 1. — (Voting at Parliamentary elections to be my method of alternative vote.) (4 Mar 1931)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Many people in the House would have preferred Proportional Representation, but everyone in the House is perfectly certain that we could never get it, and that is the reason why no sensible Government would ever propose Proportional Representation. I was on the Ullswater Commission, and I know that the Conservative representatives on that Commission paid lip service to Proportional...

Orders of the Day — Clause 1. — (Voting at Parliamentary elections to be my method of alternative vote.) (4 Mar 1931)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I should be the last person to wish to see my hon. Friend knocked out. The essential reason for this Measure is to secure the obvious right of the ordinary elector to be represented, as far as is humanly possible, fairly and squarely in this House.

Oral Answers to Questions — Camp Sites, Roman Wall. (16 Mar 1931)

Mr Ernest Bennett: 60. asked the First Commissioner of Works whether, in view of the recent discoveries by aeroplane of hitherto unknown camp sites along the Roman Wall, he will consider undertaking the excavation of these and other portions of the Wall system?

Orders of the Day — REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE (No. 2) BILL. (2 Jun 1931)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The speech of the hon. and gallant Member for Oxford (Captain Bourne), who moved the rejection of the Bill, was marked by that admirable care and almost funereal anxiety which characterises his Parliamentary work, and I, at any rate, was interested in the question which he asked as to when the Government intended to go to the country. That is a matter which does not rest upon my shoulders,...

Orders of the Day — REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE (No. 2) BILL. (2 Jun 1931)

Mr Ernest Bennett: It is an illustration of the mind of this finest flower of academic distinction. I have no wish to say anything more on those lines, but I think I have shown that there is no justification whatever for the claim that we are doing an injury to education by our treatment of the university franchise. That is not the case at all, and I think the universities have done themselves a disservice by...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army (Recruiting of Officers). (9 Jun 1931)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Is it not a fact that of the whole body of the officers' training corps, 30,000 strong, not 2 per cent. take commissions in the Regular Army, and not 3 per cent. even in the Territorial Army?

Civil Estimates, 1931.: India Office. (9 Jul 1931)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I should like to allude briefly to one or two features in the Burmese insurrection, which has not been referred to at all in this Debate, except for a brief remark by the Secretary of State. It is curious that it should have attracted so very little attention in the public Press, and even in this House. It is no exaggeration to say that, until the publication of this report, scarcely a Member...

Civil Estimates, 1931.: India Office. (9 Jul 1931)

Mr Ernest Bennett: According to the laws of war accepted by this and every other country, men fighting in uniform, under recognised leaders, engaged in civil war, are not liable to be executed or sentenced to long terms of imprisonment. It is not what I believe. It is what international law lays down. These people are fighting for political objects. They may indulge in ambushes and night attacks on villages,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wellington Barracks (Guns). (20 Jul 1931)

Mr Ernest Bennett: 67. asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in the interests of international good will, he will now cause the removal of all pieces of captured or surrendered enemy artillery or tanks from the Wellington Barracks parade ground and other open spaces under the control of his Department?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wellington Barracks (Guns). (20 Jul 1931)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that a considerable number of local authorities have already scrapped these guns?


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