Results 61–80 of 308 for speaker:Mr Ernest Bennett

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Rural Offices). (15 Nov 1932)

Mr Ernest Bennett: No, I do not consider the expenditure involved excessive.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Capital Expenditure. (30 Nov 1932)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The amount authorised by the Post Office and Telegraph (Money) Act, 1931, was £32,000,000. The capital expenditure in the financial year ended 31st March, 1932, was £9,582,740. The approximate capital expenditure for the six months April-September, 1932, is £4,030,000.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Automatic Stamp Machines. (30 Nov 1932)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Machines have been installed on about 5,000 sites, mostly at Post Offices. I think it is unlikely that many districts with as many as 20,000 inhabitants are without machines, but if the hon. Member has any particular district in mind, I will make inquiry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Ex-Service Men, Birmingham). (1 Dec 1932)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I am making inquiries, and will communicate with my hon. Friend as soon as possible.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Ex-Service Men, Birmingham). (1 Dec 1932)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The hon. Member asks whether I am aware of certain facts and will investigate them. I will investigate them. I cannot add anything more.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Telegraph Poles). (15 Dec 1932)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Orders for poles to be delivered in 1933 are still under negotiation, and it would not be in the public interest that I should reveal at this stage the detailed information for which the hon. Member asks. As usual, the Post Office will order all the homegrown poles of suitable size and quality which are offered at a price within reasonable range of the foreign; but these will clearly cover...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Telegraph Poles). (15 Dec 1932)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I do not think that is a point which arises out of this question. I only say for the moment that the Dutch firm satisfies us in every requirement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Telegraph and Tflephone Poles. (1 Mar 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Steel telegraph poles are much dearer than wooden poles of equal strength; and the substitution of steel for wooden poles would therefore result in greatly increased expenditure. The breakage of telegraph poles is very rare, and in the recent blizzard the main cause of the breakages was the weight and wind resistance of masses of snow and ice accumulated on the wires.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Telegraph and Tflephone Poles. (1 Mar 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Possibly, but they are more expensive and are not always reliable, because they corrode, not only externally, but internally. We can deal with external corrosion by frequent layers of paint, but the corrosion inside is another matter and the poles may snap at any moment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Telegraph and Tflephone Poles. (1 Mar 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I have already stated the reason why we do not employ them at present. It is because we cannot afford it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Stamp-Cancelling Machines. (1 Mar 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend to the hon. Member for Moseley (Mr. Hannon) on Monday, the 27th February.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Telephone Trunk Lines). (7 Mar 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The main system of telephone trunk lines in this country is already in underground cable to the extent of over 90 per cent.— a higher proportion than in any other country in the world. The telephone service has to be self-supporting, and the rate of substitution of underground for overhead lines must be governed by economic considerations. Substantial progress is being made within the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Telephone Trunk Lines). (7 Mar 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The hon. Member did not listen to my answer. I said 90 per cent. are already underground.

Oral Answers to Questions — Empire Broadcast Station. (7 Mar 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The decision to establish an Empire radio station was taken by the British Broadcasting Corporation and announced by them in November, 1931. As my right hon. Friend has already stated, the corporation is for the present bearing the full cost. The responsibility for expenditure on individual broadcasting stations rests entirely with the corporation, and my right hon. Friend is not aware of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Empire Broadcast Station. (7 Mar 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: When the Colonies realise the benefits that will come to them from this system, one naturally hopes that arrangements will be made.

Oral Answers to Questions — Empire Broadcast Station. (7 Mar 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I must ask the hon. Member to accept what I said on the subject. The corporation is for the present bearing the full cost, and my right hon. Friend is not aware of that cost.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Post Office (Telegraph Posts). (8 Mar 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I am afraid that the full extent of the damage cannot be ascertained for some time, and that it will not be possible to form any reliable estimate for at least another fortnight.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Post Office (Telegraph Posts). (8 Mar 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Obviously that does not arise out of the question on the Paper.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Post Office (Telegraph Posts). (8 Mar 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: We are proceeding as rapidly as possible and employing on it a large amount of labour. Directly the estimate is in my hands I will send it to the hon. Member.

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons.: Telephone Cabinets. (9 Mar 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I saw the statement in the Press.


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