Results 221–240 of 308 for speaker:Mr Ernest Bennett

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 — 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 — 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 — 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 (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 — 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 — House of Commons.: Telephone Cabinets. (9 Mar 1933)

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

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 — 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 — 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.


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