Results 161–180 of 308 for speaker:Mr Ernest Bennett

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Facilities, Morden. (16 May 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The provision of a Crown office to serve the Morden shopping centre has already been authorised and the office will be opened as soon as premises are available.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Facilities, Highgate). (15 May 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The alteration to which my hon. Friend refers is part of a general scheme for the re-organisation of telegraph delivery in London. Residents in Highgate will stand to gain generally by the change as their telegrams will in future be delivered by motor-cycle, printing will take the place of handwriting on the delivered forms, and there will be an acceleration of service in the area, as a whole.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Telegrams (Sunday Charges). (10 May 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The estimated cost of restoration of the shilling telegram on Sunday is approximately £5,000 a year. The telephone fee is one penny if the telegram is dictated over a subscriber's rented line, or twopence if it is dictated over a public call office circuit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Telegrams (Sunday Charges). (10 May 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The question of the abolition of the surcharge on Sunday telegrams and other points connected with it are under consideration at the present time.

Oral Answers to Questions — Peregrine Falcons. (24 Apr 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I am aware of the use by the French postal authorities of a stamp cancelling impression relative to the protection of carrier pigeons. The requests for advertisement by postmark of good causes of all kinds are so numerous that to comply with all would be impracticable and compliance with any particular one would involve invidious discrimination. I regret, therefore, that I cannot see my way...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Hong Kong Mails. (18 Apr 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: According to the latest information in my possession, mails to this country from Hong Kong sent via Siberia are forwarded via, Japan, Fusan, Hsinking and Manchuli.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Hong Kong Mails. (18 Apr 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: In any case, the responsibility for the routes for the carriage of mails coming from the Colonies to this country is solely the responsibility of the Colonial post offices concerned.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Hong Kong Mails. (18 Apr 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: If the train is an obsolete method, it is obsolete, because the mails are forwarded by train.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Glasgow (Overhead Conveyor). (18 Apr 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I am having inquiries made regarding the points raised relative to the installation of the conveyor at the Glasgow head post office and will write to the hon. Member in due course.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Glasgow (Overhead Conveyor). (18 Apr 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Everything in the Post Office is done in the least possible time.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Foreign Telephone Service). (29 Mar 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Any London subscriber who asks his local operator for "foreign telegrams" or who dials the appropriate code (557) is immediately connected to a foreign-speaking operator at the Central Telegraph Office; and there would accordingly be no advantage in adopting this suggestion. If my hon. and gallant Friend has informa- tion as to any difficulties experienced, I shall be glad to make inquiries...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Wireless Telegrams, India and Kenya). (20 Mar 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The arrangements for the assessment and collection of charges for telegrams handed in at telegraph offices in India and Kenya for transmission overseas are under the control of the Administrations of those countries, and I have no power to intervene in the matter as my hon. Friend suggests.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (Wireless Telegrams, India and Kenya). (20 Mar 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: If the hon. Gentleman wishes to pursue the question, he had better address questions to the Secretary of State for India and the Secretary of State for the Colonies.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Telephone Posts. (7 Mar 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I am unaware of any foundation for the suggestion that numerous accidents are due to the proximity of telephone or telegraph poles to highways. The Post Office does not erect poles in dangerous positions; and when a pole already in position becomes dangerous to traffic through road-widening, or any other cause, it is set back. If my hon. Friend will let me know of any case in which he thinks...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Glasgow Central Office (Date Indicators). (6 Mar 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: Arrangements have been made to instal four date indicators at the public counter in the Glasgow Head Post Office.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Glasgow Central Office (Date Indicators). (6 Mar 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I have just informed the hon. Member that I have given him more than he has asked. He asked for one, and I have given him four.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Facilities, Gateside, Fife. (6 Mar 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I have received the petition in question and will write to my hon. Friend when I have made the necessary inquiries.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Facilities, Gateside, Fife. (6 Mar 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I am afraid that I cannot add to what I have told the hon. Member, namely, that I have received a petition and am looking into the matter.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Post Office (Air Mail Charges). (1 Mar 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: The air postage for newspapers sent by letter post for transmission by air throughout to Calcutta is 8d. for the first half ounce and 7d. for each additional half ounce, but they may be sent as parcels by air to Karachi at the rate of 3s. per half pound. These rates are based on the cost of air conveyance.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Post Office (Air Mail Charges). (1 Mar 1934)

Mr Ernest Bennett: I am well aware that the charge is considerable. The hon. Member may rest assured that the question of postal rates is always being kept in mind, and if at any time Imperial Airways are able to reduce their charges, we shall be able to effect a corresponding reduction in our own rates.


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