Results 1–20 of 794 for speaker:Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Civil Estimates. (27 Feb 1929)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: I wish to pay a, compliment to the hon. Member for Wansbeck (Mr. Shield) for his maiden speech. I am sure that all Members on this side of the Committee, whether they agree with that speech or not, were struck by the obvious sincerity of it, a sincerity which rendered it effective. The speeches so far seem to me to have been extremely reasonable and, I hope, of a helpful character. I trust...

Oral Answers to Questions — Distressed Areas.: Government Measures. (26 Feb 1929)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: 47. asked the Prime Minister whether the attention of the Government has been called to the recently issued Report on investigations in the coalfields of South Wales and Monmouthshire by the chief inspector of the Ministry of Health; and what further steps it is proposed to take to counteract the destructive effects of idleness in the distressed areas?

Oral Answers to Questions — Distressed Areas.: Government Measures. (26 Feb 1929)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the chief inspector said that it would be nothing short of a miracle if the present policy of transference which has been adopted by the Government should prove an effective remedy for the conditions in South Wales? May I ask, most respectfully, whether the Government will consider the raising of a loan for the purpose of national development, in order...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade Facilities Act. (13 Feb 1929)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: 49. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that many reforms in the organisation of industry, and particularly in the mining industry, such as amalgamations and the modernisation of machinery and plant, cannot be undertaken owing to the lack of the necessary capital, he will revive the Trade Facilities Act?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Unemployment. ( 5 Feb 1929)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: 45. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the; necessity of a more effective treatment of the problem of unemployment, the Government will consider the advisability of raising a national loan for the purpose of internal development and assisting schemes of Empire migration?

Oral Answers to Questions — Poor Law.: Brentford Casual Ward (Christmas Day). (31 Jan 1929)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: 30. asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that, at the Brentford casual ward, the casuals were served with skilly on Christmas Day and that some of them were afterwards put on to stone-breaking; and will he issue regulations to prevent such practices in future?

Oral Answers to Questions — Poor Law.: Income Tax (MR. James White). (31 Jan 1929)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: 36. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the late Mr. James White, financier, of Foxhill, Swindon, died having paid no Income Tax or Super-tax from 1921 till the time of his death in 1927, and that the amounts due to the Crown were approximately £1,700,000; whether it is a common practice to allow a man to avoid all payment of taxes for six years; and, if not, why...

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Hours Convention. (30 Jan 1929)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: 37. asked the Minister of Labour when the governing body of the International Labour Organisation meets in March to consider the draft Report on the Hours Convention prepared by the office, the British Government representatives present the detailed proposals on the particular points on which the British Government desire revision; and whether he will arrange to circulate these proposals to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Hours Convention. (30 Jan 1929)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: Does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that there is some danger of losing the advantages of this Convention by delay on the part of His Majesty's Government?

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Coke Oven Plants. (30 Jan 1929)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: 48. asked the Prime Minister whether the Government will consider what assistance and encouragement it can give towards creating an amalgamation of the coking interests in Durham and Northumberland, in order that the present numbers of coking plants may be largely reduced and inefficient plants replaced?

Oral Answers to Questions — Distressed Mining Areas.: Prime Minister's Statement. (17 Dec 1928)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: May I ask whether smaller areas of distress in Lancashire, Yorkshire, and Cumberland, will also benefit under the proposals?

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Benefit Disallowed. (12 Dec 1928)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: Has the Minister's attention been drawn to the statement made by the ex-Mayor of Cardiff at the Mansion House meeting last Wednesday, that the Ministry of Labour were cutting off as many men as they could from extended benefit in South Wales; and cannot his Department, at all events, stop contributing in this way to the misery in that district?

Oral Answers to Questions — Distressed Areas.: Wales and Durham. (12 Dec 1928)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: 47. asked the Prime Minister whether the Government has come to a decision as to what action, if any, it intends to take to relieve the distress in the Welsh and Durham coalfields?

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Durham and South Wales Coalfields. ( 5 Dec 1928)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: 33. asked the Minister of Labour how many men in the Durham and South Wales coalfields, respectively, have ceased to be qualified for benefit under the Unemployment Insurance Acts?

Oral Answers to Questions — Distressed Areas.: Poor Law Relief, South Wales. ( 5 Dec 1928)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: 46. asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that in the South Wales coalfields Poor Law relief is not granted to able-bodied married men who have exhausted their unemployment benefit but only to their families, and that hundreds of unmarried men, who are not qualified for unemployment benefit and draw no outdoor relief, are in great distress; and whether he will consider further and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Distressed Areas.: Poor Law Relief, South Wales. ( 5 Dec 1928)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: May I ask the Prime Minister, to whom this question is addressed, whether he does not consider that the destitution in Wales is an adequate proof that the services provided by the Government and the boards of guardians are hopelessly inadequate to meet the situation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Distressed Areas.: Poor Law Relief, South Wales. ( 5 Dec 1928)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: Will the right hon. Gentleman tell me what are the visible means of subsistence of those men whose benefit has lapsed, and who are refused relief by the guardians?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education.: Relief (Able-Bodied Men). (29 Nov 1928)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: 53 and 54. asked the Minister of Health (1) what provision in the form of relief is given to the unmarried unemployed man who has exhausted his claim to unemployment benefit; (2) whether he is aware that an unemployed married man with two children in the distressed areas who has exhausted his claim to unemployment benefit draws out-relief of 16s. a week, being 10s. a week for his wife and 3s....

Oral Answers to Questions — Education.: Relief (Able-Bodied Men). (29 Nov 1928)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in a leading article in the "Times," the other day, it was stated that an able-bodied man does not get any relief at all in a distressed area?

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Colliery, Ibstock, Leicestershire. (20 Nov 1928)

Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that the reason given for the closing down of this pit was that it was owing to the competition of the sea-borne coal from Northumberland and Durham; and can he exercise a little pressure on the coalowners of Durham and Northumberland to induce them to abstain from this cut-throat competition which is closing down mines in the Midlands?


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