Results 261–280 of 308 for speaker:Mr Ernest Bennett

Oral Answers to Questions — Hong Kong (Smuggling).: Telegraph Service. (26 Oct 1932)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The instructions to operators on the procedure to be followed in the delivery of telegrams by telephone are at present under review. My hon. Friend's suggestion will he borne in mind in this connection, but it will be appreciated that the matter must depend largely on the discretion allowed by the subscriber to those who may answer the telephone on his behalf.

Oral Answers to Questions — Hong Kong (Smuggling).: Telegraph Service. (26 Oct 1932)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I will certainly take note of what the hon. Member says.

Oral Answers to Questions — Hong Kong (Smuggling).: Telegraph Service. (26 Oct 1932)

Mr Ernest Bennett: As stated by the committee presided over by Lord Bridgeman, many steps have been taken to improve the financial position of the telegraph service by the introduction and standardisation of teleprinter apparatus, by re-adjustment in the apportionment to telegraphs of certain common service staff costs, and by a closer adjustment of staff to traffic. The loss has been reduced from £1,380,000...

Oral Answers to Questions — Hong Kong (Smuggling).: Telegraph Service. (26 Oct 1932)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I have just said that steps have been taken to improve the financial position.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: India Office. (27 Jun 1932)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I too should like to offer my congratulations to the Minister for his full and frank description of the Indian position and the difficulties inherent in it. If I have any slight regret at all in regard to his statement, it is based on the fact that I am afraid rather more delay may be occasioned before we see a printed Bill passing through its stages on the Floor of this House than I had...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: India Office. (27 Jun 1932)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I do not suggest anything of the kind, but I do suggest that the answer is the answer that I gave to a gentleman who takes the same line as the hon. Member. He said: "The laws are there, they have to be obeyed, and if these people do not like to obey the law they must go back to prison." I said to him, in rather milder terms: "Well, even in England we do occasionally temper justice if not...

Oral Answers to Questions — India.: Legislative Council Election. (6 Jun 1932)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Is it not a fact that in the North-West Frontier Province the vote rose to 70 per cent. of the electorate?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance.: Proposed Cuts (Adjustments). (16 Sep 1931)

Mr Ernest Bennett: (by Private Notice) asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to classes of persons involved by various economies whose cases are of peculiarly great hardship for special reasons, and whether the Government can see its way to consider them?

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?

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 — 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?

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 — 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 — 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.


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