All 16 results for speaker:Mr Sydney Robinson

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments.: Old Age Pensions. (17 Jul 1924)

Mr Sydney Robinson: 43. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware of complaints of delay experienced by old age pensioners of Essex regarding applications for pensions, and that complaints are made of the method adopted of ascertaining the statutory limit of fixed income; and, in view of these complaints, will he cause inquiries to be made with a view to obviate these delays?

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments.: Old Age Pensions. (17 Jul 1924)

Mr Sydney Robinson: I am very pleased to receive the assurance of the hon. Gentleman, and I will let him have the cases to which I have referred in the question.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs. (17 Jul 1924)

Mr Sydney Robinson: 52. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that in a recent prosecution by the county council of Essex, under Section 6 (1) (a) of the Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs Act, 1906, three witnesses stated on oath that they formed part of a deputation from the Retail Corn Dealers' Association which attended on the Ministry in 1921, and that on that occasion a definite understanding...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Suspected Swine Fever, Blackmore. (17 Jul 1924)

Mr Sydney Robinson: 53. asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware that at Nine Ashes, Blackmore, Essex, a sow died in a field adjacent to the public highway; that this was reported to the proper authority immediately on Thursday, 10th July, but that no action was taken until Saturday, 12th July; that by this time the carcase had decomposed; and whether, in view of this serious menace to the health of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Suspected Swine Fever, Blackmore. (17 Jul 1924)

Mr Sydney Robinson: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that up till 12 o'clock on Saturday no veterinary surgeon had been there; that I at once got into telephonic communication with the Ministry of Agriculture at Whitehall, and that they were good enough at once to send down a veterinary surgeon from headquarters, and the matter was expedited?

Bills Presented.: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (No. 4). (24 Jun 1924)

Mr Sydney Robinson: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Unemployment Insurance Acts, 1920 to 1924. The object of the Bill is to provide Unemployment Insurance for agricultural workers. I was in hopes that the Government or the Minister of Labour would have agreed last week in Committee to include agricultural workers in the scope of the Unemployment Insurance (No. 2) Bill, but as I...

Bills Presented.: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (No. 4). (24 Jun 1924)

Mr Sydney Robinson: That is a point which can be dealt with in Committee.

Oral Answers to Questions — Pea Harvest, Essex. (16 Jun 1924)

Mr Sydney Robinson: 53. asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that a very large acreage of picking peas for the London markets is grown in the county of Essex; and, in view of the fact that the peas will be ready for picking continuously during June and July, and that there is sonic danger of this food being lost to the community owing to the lack of pickers, whether he will take such steps as to call the...

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Wages Bill. (2 Jun 1924)

Mr Sydney Robinson: I must ask for the indulgence of the House, this being the first time I have had the privilege of addressing it. I need hardly say that it gives me great pleasure to support this Bill. At the same time, being somewhat conversant with the conditions of agriculture, I should like to put. before the House one or two facts from the farmers' point of view, so far as they affect the conditions of...

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Wages Bill. (2 Jun 1924)

Mr Sydney Robinson: I would like to refer to the question and need of agricultural education.

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Wages Bill. (2 Jun 1924)

Mr Sydney Robinson: I wanted to deal with the question of research and scientific education, but as the time is late, I will leave that for some other occasion. As things are, the depression of the industry generally is reflected in the sorry plight of the agricultural worker. In supporting this Bill I would point out that many hundreds of agricultural workers are compelled to exist on a pittance of under 30s. a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Agricultural Wages. (20 Feb 1924)

Mr Sydney Robinson: 51. asked the Prime Minister whether he is in a position to give any information as to the date when he will be able to introduce legislation to give effect to his promise with regard to the setting up of a wages board and legal minimum wage for agricultural workers?

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Agricultural Wages. (20 Feb 1924)

Mr Sydney Robinson: May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if he is aware that, according to a report I have received from the secretary of the National Union of Agricultural Workers for the Chelmsford Division, there are many—

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments.: Pensioners (Employment). (14 Feb 1924)

Mr Sydney Robinson: 49. asked the Prime Minister if he will grant a Return showing the officials in each Department., who, in addition to their salary, are in receipt of pensions, giving in each case the amount of the salary and the pension, and the source of the latter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments.: Pensioners (Employment). (14 Feb 1924)

Mr Sydney Robinson: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Prime Minister is aware that there are large numbers of officials in the War Office, Admiralty and Air Ministry who are in receipt of large salaries and also large Pensions, and whether he will consider it, advisable to use the pruning knife severely in these particular Departments

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments.: Pensioners (Employment). (14 Feb 1924)

Mr Sydney Robinson: Will the Prime Minister give any specific reason to the House why a number of these officials who are in receipt of large pensions should not adopt the precedent set by Lord Haldane


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