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

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Post Office (Deliveries, Manchester). (17 Jul 1935)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The first deliveries in the Manchester area are made at approximately the same time as before the War. The final deliveries are completed within the normal hours of business. The establishment of a later evening delivery, which could not be confined to Manchester, would involve heavy cost and administrative inconvenience, and would not in, my opinion be warranted at the present time.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Jubilee Postage Stamps. (11 Jul 1935)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I anticipate that the stocks of Jubilee stamps will be exhausted in about 10 days' time, except at small offices.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Telephone Service (Farms). (11 Jul 1935)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I have no information to confirm the percentage figure quoted by my hon. and gallant Friend, but I fully share his desire to increase the use of the telephone service by farmers. The whole question of encouraging a wider use of the telephone service in rural areas is at present under active consideration.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Broadcasting Corporation. (10 Jul 1935)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Persons and organisations desiring to submit evidence or representations to the Broadcasting Committee were invited to do so not later than the 31st of May last. The Committee has held 19 meetings up to the present. These meetings are not open to the public nor will the minutes and evidence be made public. It is not the case that the Committee forwards al memoranda and minutes to the British...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Broadcasting Corporation. (10 Jul 1935)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I believe that all points of view have been considered fairly and squarely.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Broadcasting Corporation. (10 Jul 1935)

Mr Ernest Bennett: As to the other point, the proceedings are being treated as confidential with the intention of giving as much freedom as possible to the witnesses in the expression of their opinions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Victoria Telephone Exchange). (9 Jul 1935)

Mr Ernest Bennett: It is expected that the main Victoria telephone exchange will be converted to automatic working in the course of 1938, but steps are being taken to convert certain portions of this Area at a considerably earlier date.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Victoria Telephone Exchange). (9 Jul 1935)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The conversion of these exchanges is a very heavy work, and we are doing our utmost to cope with the difficulties. If the hon. Member cares to see me afterwards, I will go into the matter with him in more detail and show him facts and figures which illustrate our progress in this particular area.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Stamp Vending Machines, Manchester). (2 Jul 1935)

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

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Night Watchman's Wages, Hemsworth. (20 Jun 1935)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I am aware that the wages paid to a night watchman by the contractor referred to are substantially as given by the hon. Member; but the hourly rates quoted are not recognised for night watchmen's work in the civil engineering industry in the district concerned. I have already had inquiry made into the matter, and as there is no evidence that there has been any contravention of the fair wages...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Night Watchman's Wages, Hemsworth. (20 Jun 1935)

Mr Ernest Bennett: We satisfy ourselves in the case of every contract that the contractor observes the conditions of the fair wages clause.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Sub-Postmistress, Ford End (Award). (20 Jun 1935)

Mr Ernest Bennett: An award of £7 has been made to Mrs. Coleman. An announcement to this effect appeared in the Post Office Circular of the 5th June.

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health.: Facilities, Darnall, Sheffield. (6 Jun 1935)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I am aware of the circumstances to which the hon. Gentleman refers, but I do not anticipate any difficulty in transferring the existing sub-post office to other suit able premises. The re is not at present enough postal business to justify the establishment of a Crown office.

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health.: Facilities, Darnall, Sheffield. (6 Jun 1935)

Mr Ernest Bennett: If the postal business increases, we shall in due course give the place a Crown office.

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health.: Facilities, Darnall, Sheffield. (6 Jun 1935)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Because there is not enough business.

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health.: Telephone Service (Installation Delays). (6 Jun 1935)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The re is no shortage of telephone instruments, but there is un fortunately some delay in providing ser vice at a few small automatic exchanges, owing to the fact that unexpected delay occurred in designing an improved type of equipment which is now in course of manufacture. I have already taken all possible steps to speed up the supply. Apart from these exceptional cases which are very few...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Facilities, Dunfermline. (5 Jun 1935)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Letters from London reach Dunfermline at 6.45 a.m., just when the first delivery is starting, and their inclusion would appreciably retard this delivery. But I will see whether any improvement is possible.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Facilities, Dunfermline. (5 Jun 1935)

Mr Ernest Bennett: So far from being perfunctory, I think my answer is both amiable and encouraging. I said I would see if improvements could be made in this postal service.


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