Results 81–100 of 308 for speaker:Mr Ernest Bennett

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Occupational Centres (Wireless Sets). (16 Mar 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The Broadcasting Committee, 1925, considered the question of the grant of free wireless licences, and recommended that this concession be made to blind persons only. Effect was given to the committee's recommendation by the Wireless Telegraphy (Blind Persons Facilities) Act, 1926. My right hon. Friend regrets that he would not feel justified in asking Parliament to extend the concession to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Facilities, Croydon). (22 Mar 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I am sorry that there is nothing at present that I can usefully add to the reply on this subject which my right hon. Friend gave to my hon. Friend on the 20th February.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Facilities, Croydon). (22 Mar 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Not to my knowledge.

Oral Answers to Questions — Air Mail Services. (28 Mar 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The additional amount collected during 1932 for the use of British air services directly attributable to the suspension of the Gold Standard by this country was approximately 216,000; the additional amount paid for the use of foreign air services for the same reason was roughly £7,000. As foreshadowed in the reply to my hon. Friend's question of 12th December last, my right hon. Friend...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Air Mail Services). (30 Mar 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I am making inquiry and will write to the hon. Member.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Foreign Mails). (5 Apr 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: On balance, the suspension of the Gold Standard has entailed a substantial net increase in the cost of transport of mails abroad. There are therefore no profits to distribute.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Foreign Mails). (5 Apr 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: That does not arise out of the question. If the hon. Member will put down a question, I will endeavour to give him the information.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Wireless Licences (Fees). (16 May 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The objection to a general system of payment of wireless licence fees by quarterly instalments is that it would very greatly increase the cost of collection and accounting, which is already heavy. The suggested discrimination in favour of persons registered as unemployed, besides increasing the cost in the cases concerned, would lead to difficulties and anomalies in practice, and could not, I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Post Office (Advisory Council). (1 Jun 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Two meetings of the whole council have been held and one meeting of a sub-committee of the council. As regards the latter part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for Romford (Mr. Hutchison) on 6th March.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Air Mail Services). (14 Jun 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The sum provided for advertising the air mail service will be allocated to Press advertising, the exhibition of posters on mail vans and in post offices, the issue of literature describing the advantages offered by the air mail, and the provision of air mail boxes.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Air Mail Services). (14 Jun 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I have not received any yet. I shall be glad to receive them.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Road Accidents (Telegraph Poles). (28 Jun 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I am making inquiries, and will write to the hon. and gallant Member as soon as they are completed.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Road Accidents (Telegraph Poles). (28 Jun 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I think it would be very much better to wait for the report.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Facilities, Gateside, Fife). (4 Jul 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The existing postal arrangements at Gateside, Fife, which were introduced in June, 1932, constitute a marked improvement on those previously in force. Certain difficulties in the regular delivery of newspapers appear to have arisen, and my right hon. Friend is having further inquiry made to see if they can be overcome.

Civil Estimates and Estimates for Revenue Departments and Supplementary Estimate, 1933.: Post Office. (24 Jul 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The hon. Member for Birkenhead (Mr. White), my immediate predecessor at the Post Office, where his good work and, if I may say so, his good nature have left many pleasant memories, stressed the desirability of more frequent appearances of these Estimates before the House of Commons. I think the comparative infrequency of these Estimates is only a reflection of the general sense of contentment...

Civil Estimates and Estimates for Revenue Departments and Supplementary Estimate, 1933.: Post Office. (24 Jul 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: In this Committee the case is somewhat different. Quite apart from mere numbers, the Government of the day have a national responsibility quite distinct from party interests.

Civil Estimates and Estimates for Revenue Departments and Supplementary Estimate, 1933.: Post Office. (24 Jul 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: That is what we say, and we believe it. Hon. Members opposite seem to have lost their sense of proportion. They have no monopoly of complaint against the British Broadcasting Corporation. I would like them to have seen some of the letters which came when Professor Laski was allowed to broadcast, and describe to the British public the benefits and delights of Communism. When one sees people of...

Civil Estimates and Estimates for Revenue Departments and Supplementary Estimate, 1933.: Post Office. (24 Jul 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I do not think that was the constitution of the committee. Members of committees of this House are generally representative of various sections of opinion. I imagine that a representative Member of the Labour party would be extremely useful. There are a great many other suggestions which have been made by hon. Members. They are so many, indeed, that it is quite impossible for me to deal with...

Civil Estimates and Estimates for Revenue Departments and Supplementary Estimate, 1933.: Post Office. (24 Jul 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: On the subject of Empire timber the hon. and gallant Member is not very accurate. The hon. and gallant Member put forward a rather rosy picture regarding the possibilities of securing very large supplies from our own Empire. I do not know on what he based his facts. We are taking pains to get any timber we can from Canada or Newfoundland, but there are various difficulties in the way, apart...

Civil Estimates and Estimates for Revenue Departments and Supplementary Estimate, 1933.: Post Office. (24 Jul 1933)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I am sorry that I have not the time to give way. I was saying that I do not want a claim for higher wages to be based upon a surplus, because there are other and better grounds.


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