Results 1–20 of 1446 for speaker:Mr Harold Balfour

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Food Regulations (Offences) (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: The number of officers reproved by the Commander-in-Chief was three, not four. None is employed at the Air Ministry. Two have left the Service at their own request. The third is employed as an assistant adjutant in the rank of flying officer in a unit outside the Air Ministry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Food Regulations (Offences) (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: Yes, Sir. Irregularities were committed when Service transport and labour were used for the business of the farm. The farming activities were carried on, not for private reasons, but for the benefit of the station institute. The irregularities were taken into account by the Commander-in-Chief when he investigated the case and dealt with the offenders.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Food Regulations (Offences) (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: I have said that these irregularities were committed when Service transport and labour were used in a way in which they should not have been, and it is admitted that wrong entries were made on that particular form. These were made by comparatively junior officers, in an excess of zeal, in thinking that they were carrying out the requirements of their senior officers. This transport was...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Food Regulations (Offences) (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: The Commander-in-Chief who investigated this case did not find that the charge of concealment was proved. He could not make sure, in his investigation, whether, on these journeys, a small diversion occurred, or, alternatively, that papers were not being carried.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Food Regulations (Offences) (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: These irregularities did take place. They were exposed by the officers concerned, who actually asked, two months before our inquiries started, that an investigation should take place in order to see that everything was in order. My right hon. Friend has been absolutely frank with the House in his replies, and I have given true answers to the best of my ability to-day. We are not trying to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Fish Supply Scheme (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: Yes, Sir. Particulars of this scheme were contained in an Answer which my right hon. Friend gave to the Member for Stourbridge (Mr. R. Morgan) on 10th November, a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Gentleman. This reply stated the circumstances under which sales and free supplies of fish were made. I have since received information that one point in the reply was not correct. The small...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Fish Supply Scheme (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: No, Sir. I have not found any such evidence. We have had various inquiries into this scheme, which was to benefit the Royal Air Force by the supply of fresh fish, and I do not think the hon. Member should bring such charges unless he is prepared to substantiate them.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Osteomyelitis. (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: An airman with a medical history of osteomyelitis is retained only if it is decided after careful review of all the relevant medical factors that he is fit for service and that his retention is unlikely to cause a recurrence of the disability. In view of the individual consideration accorded to this type of case, the course suggested by my hon. Friend in the second part of the Question would...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Osteomyelitis. (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: If any man suffers from this complaint, or any other complaint, we try to grade his duties according to his disability.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Osteomyelitis. (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: That is a question I am not qualified to answer.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Air Training Corps (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: As the answer is somewhat long, I will, with the hon. Members' permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Air Training Corps (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: Naval entry does not come under the Air Ministry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Cycle Lamps (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: It is clearly laid down in regulations that bicycles provided for R.A.F. personnel are to be issued from store complete with front and rear lamps. Bulbs and batteries can be renewed on application. A temporary shortage of lamps occurred recently at a station of which the hon. Member has informed me, but this has now been rectified.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Cycle Lamps (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: I think the magistrates have helped by being very lenient in their view as to this crime. It was an unfortunate occurrence due to the fact that the station changed commands; the units changed at the same time and the outgoing unit took away a lot of bicycle lamps.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: W.A.A.F. (Silk Stockings) (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: Yes, Sir. This concession will soon be introduced.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Teachers (Vocational Training) (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: Approximately 11, 000 members of the Teaching profession are serving in the Royal Air Force and the W.A.A.F. but our records do not show to what types of school they previously belonged. As regards the second part of the question, it is provisionally estimated that about 8,000 educational instructors will be needed for the Educational and Vocational Training Scheme but it is impracticable to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation (Canberra Agreement) (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: The text of the Agreement reached at Canberra in January this year between His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia and His Majesty's Government in New Zealand has been published as a White Paper (Cmd. 6513). The decisions dealing with civil aviation are contained in paragraphs 17–23.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation (Canberra Agreement) (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: If the hon. Member asks for the publication of the discussions, that is primarily a matter for the Dominion Government concerned and not for us.

Royal Air Force (Parliamentary Register) (1 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: I have no hesitation at all in giving my hon. Friend the Member for Bassetlaw (Mr. Bellenger) the undertaking for which he asks, and in the course of my few remarks, I hope to prove to his satisfaction that I give this undertaking with a solid backing. The hon. Member for Skipton (Mr. H. Lawson) who raised this matter asked me three questions, and I will run through what we have done in the...

Royal Air Force (Parliamentary Register) (1 Nov 1944)

Mr Harold Balfour: Yes, Sir. These special checks were to be held, operations permitting—which hon. Members will appreciate—at all home units in October, and are being held, operations permitting, at all overseas units in the first half of November. The results of these checks are being notified to the Air Ministry. Commanders-in-Chief have been informed that the Air Council expect the percentage registered...


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