Results 1–20 of 85 for speaker:Mr Thomas Bennett

Orders of the Day — Private Business.: Oyster and Mussel Fishery (Seasalter and Ham) Provisional Order Bill. (30 Jul 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: I wish the hon. and gallant Member for Maldon (Major Ruggles-Brise) to understand that I intend to go on eating oysters all my days, although I am not a Lucullus, and I shall do so without any qualms of conscience with regard to the interests of Tollesbury. I think this Order, if confirmed, will be of no real disadvantage to the people of Tollesbury. I cannot think that because they are to be...

Orders of the Day — Private Business.: Oyster and Mussel Fishery (Seasalter and Ham) Provisional Order Bill. (30 Jul 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: I quite understand, and I would like to point out the indulgence that was shown to the people of Tollesbury when it was found they were not sufficiently good sailors to cross the Thames in rough weather. Another inquiry was held in consequence for their advantage. I quite agree with the hon. and gallant, Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme (Colonel Wedgwood) that in confirming an Order of this...

Orders of the Day — Private Business.: Oyster and Mussel Fishery (Seasalter and Ham) Provisional Order Bill. (30 Jul 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: The answer is that, according to the evidence, the so-called rights are worth next to nothing

Oral Answers to Questions — India.: Public Debts. (23 Jul 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: Does not the remarkable success of recent Indian loans in this country show that the financial world in England does not take the least notice of these foolish resolutions?

Oral Answers to Questions — India.: Telegraph Officers. (23 Jul 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: 16. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that a memorial submitted to the Secretary of State by certain Imperial Service officers of the Telegraph Branch of the Indian Post and Telegraph Department through the proper channel in March, 1922, praying for the extension of the proportionate pension scheme for retirement of those officers, was delayed for about 14...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Health Insurance (Trade Advertisements). (18 Jul 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: 36. asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the widespread dissatisfaction in the medical profession with the necessity under which they are still placed of distributing trade advertisements with certificates under the National Health Insurance Act, these forms will be withdrawn without further delay?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Health Insurance (Trade Advertisements). (18 Jul 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: Is it not the case that these objectionable forms are still being sent out?

Oral Answers to Questions — Aden. (16 Jul 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: 19. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if any decision has yet been arrived at on the question of the transfer of Aden from the Government of India to the control of the Colonial Office?

Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates, 1923–24.: India Office. (5 Jul 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: I intend to vote for the Motion, but not because I am a supporter of the Government. Recognising that Indian questions are not party questions, I feel free when I think it necessary to vote against the Government upon an Indian question. I vote for the Government now with a full conviction of the righteousness of their policy, and the wisdom of the action which the Government of India have...

Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates, 1923–24.: India Office. (5 Jul 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: Yes, it is a letter from the Government of India. I wish to put it to the Noble Lord that the members of that Service feel that they have been unjustly treated, that a distinction has been drawn against them which there was nothing to warrant, and, further, that a promise that had been given to them, that they should not suffer if they retired before the decision was taken, has been broken....

Oral Answers to Questions — British Policy.: Sir Percy Cox's Announcement. (3 May 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: 46. asked the Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government have received an authentic report of a speech delivered by Sir Percy Cox on his return to Bagdad; and whether he had authority for saying that the British would no doubt remain in Iraq for many years, until Iraq could stand alone, or that perhaps in four years' time British responsibility in that country would end?

Oral Answers to Questions — Russia.: Trade Delegation (London). (2 May 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: 49. asked the Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government, in considering whether they shall consent to the continued presence in London of the Russian Trade Commission, have taken into consideration the fact that the total trade between this country and Russia did not, during the year and three-quarters ending with 31st December last, reach a value of 19 millions sterling, and that this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Tanganyika.: Trade Taxation and Licences. (23 Apr 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: 17. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has received further information from Tanganyika regarding the dissatisfaction of the commercial community with the trading tax ordinances; whether 45 merchants at Lindi have been sent to goal in default of paying fines for trading without licences; and whether, in view of the disorganisation of trade in the mandated...

Oral Answers to Questions — India.: Civil Service (Royal Commission). (19 Mar 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: 6. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India when the Royal Commission on the Indian Services will be nominated; whether, in order to avoid delay, it will be possible for the Commision to issue an interim Report dealing with the more urgent of the matters referred to it; and whether the Secretary of State will consider the advisability, in the interests both of economy and of speed, of...

Oral Answers to Questions — India.: Civil Servants' Passages. (19 Mar 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: 3. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what steps have been taken to carry out the undertaking given by the Secretary of State on the 15th and the 28th June, 1921, that the Government of India, in the comprehensive resolution which they were about to issue on the pay of the Indian Civil Service, would deal with all the circumstances, including the cost of sea passages?

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Leybourne. (19 Mar 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: 74. asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that in the village of Leybourne, near Maid- stone, there are three houses in habitable condition which have stood empty for two years, although there are houseless persons in the village who are ready and anxious to rent them; and whether he will consider the advisability of making in the forthcoming Housing Bill provision for meeting cases of...

Oral Answers to Questions — India.: European Government Services' Association. (14 Mar 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: 100. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the statement contained in a memorial from the Council of the Bombay Presidency Association of European Government Services, that many of the members of those services have almost reached the limit of endurance, he is now able to give an assurance that relief, where it is urgently necessary, will be given at an early date?

Oral Answers to Questions — Imperial Wireless Communication.: Kenya Colony. (5 Mar 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: 112 and 115. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) what are the terms of settlement, confidentially laid by the Governor of Kenya before the European Convention and a large assembly of the ordinary public at Nairobi and whether, in the composition of the deputation which is to accompany the Governor to England in order to discuss details of a settlement with the Secretary of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men.: Bricklayer's Improver. (5 Mar 1923)

Mr Thomas Bennett: 106. asked the Minister of Labour whether a brick layer's improver trained under the Ministry's scheme, and provided with work at the prescribed rate, is entitled to resume unemployment pay from the Employment Exchange after throwing up his employment on the plea that he would be better off on unemployed pay?

Orders of the Day — Ecclesiastical Tithe Rent-Charges (Rates) Bill.: Clause 1. — (Relief of abatement in case of several benefices held by one person.) (23 Jul 1922)

Mr Thomas Bennett: I should have been glad could I have supported any of the Amendments which have been presented, but, as a whole-hearted supporter of the Act of 1920, I am anxious that it should be applied loyally 'in the spirit and in the letter. The object of that Act was to relieve the poorer categories of clergy. It was not meant to relieve clergy whose aggregate income came to more than £500 a year. As...


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