Results 221–240 of 3294 for speaker:Mr William Bridgeman

Orders of the Day — Navy Supplementary Estimate, 1927. (22 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: No. Will it not be possible, Mr. Speaker, to enter into a general discussion on a Motion for the reduction of my salary?

Orders of the Day — Navy Supplementary Estimate, 1927. (22 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I think the hon. Member forgets that in the first plenary session I stated that the best plan would be for each country to say what they wanted for their own defence and why they wanted it. I stated what we wanted and said that we were ready to admit any special circumstances that existed in other countries. We were perfectly prepared to consider the special conditions of other countries if...

Orders of the Day — Navy Supplementary Estimate, 1927. (22 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I never asked that.

Orders of the Day — Navy Supplementary Estimate, 1927. (22 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I asked that only in the interests of those concerned.

Orders of the Day — Navy Supplementary Estimate, 1927. (22 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I can only answer by leave of the House. I should like to assure the hon. Gentleman that we are most interested in this question. So far, pulverised coal has not reached the point where we feel it can he compared with oil for His Majesty's ships in the Navy. Possibly it may improve, but as has been mentioned, at present for bulk and calorific value there is no comparison possible. With regard...

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments.: Admiralty (Contract and Purchase Department). (21 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I am unaware that any general discontent exists in the Technical Cost Section of the Contract and Purchase Department, but, if the hon. Member will give me specific details of any complaint, I will inquire into them. As regards the second part of the question, I believe there is no foundation for the suggestion. It is the custom, whenever necessary, to make advances to the staff before...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Pulverised Coal Fuel. (21 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: As stated in reply to the hon. Member for Aberdare (Mr. G. Hall) on 17th February, the Admiralty have made no experiments with pulverised fuel. I am not clear as to what information is desired in regard to the second part of the question, but, if the hon. Member wishes to know the relative calorific values of coal and oil for steam-raising purposes, they are in the ratio of 19.5 to 14.5. The...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Pulverised Coal Fuel. (21 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: If the hon. Member will refer to the answer of 17th February, he will see that we are watching these experiments very carefully with a view to finding out whether they are of any use to the Admiralty. When the hon. Member reads that answer, he will see that the stage has not arrived at which the fuel would be of any use.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Bombing Experiments. (21 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: A number of experiments to ascertain the effect on a ship's structure and fittings of bombs exploding below water have been carried out by the Admiralty, and recent design in under-water protection is based on information obtained from these experiments. Research is still being continued on this subject on scale models and special targets. It is not in the public interest that the details of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Bombing Experiments. (21 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I did not say that our experiments were on models. I said that, we were quite aware of what has been published by the American Government, and we are keeping our eyes open.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Bombing Experiments. (21 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I should like that question to be put on the Paper.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: His Majesty's Ship "royal Oak." (19 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for having put down this question and for having given me such ample notice. The necessity for the disciplinary action taken by the Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean, against Rear-Admiral Collard, Captain Dewar and Commander Daniel arose as follows: On Saturday, 10th March, immediately before the Fleet was due to sail for combined exercises with the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: His Majesty's Ship "royal Oak." (19 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I do not think I can, without prejudicing the proceedings at the court-martial.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: His Majesty's Ship "royal Oak." (19 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: All that will have to be fought out at the court-martial, and as the House will agree, I am sure, that our chief desire is that justice should be done and fair play given to these three officers, I hope that they will not press me further.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: His Majesty's Ship "royal Oak." (19 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I do not want, at any rate, to be responsible for creating any suspicion, and, therefore, must adhere to what I have said, and take any blame there may be for not giving any further details.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: His Majesty's Ship "royal Oak." (19 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: The terms of reference to the court-martial will be, of course, decided by the convening officer, who in this case will be the Commander-in-Chief. I do not know whether the practice is to communicate them direct at once to the Press or not, but I will let my hon. and gallant Friend know.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: His Majesty's Ship "royal Oak." (19 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: Yes, if they so wish.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cable and Wireless Companies. (16 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I am sorry to disappoint the hon. and gallant Member, but he sent me no notice of this question, and I do not know what it is. Not being the Postmaster-General, I am afraid that I cannot reply. I have had private notice of another question, but I am sorry that I cannot reply to this one.

Oral Answers to Questions — H.M.S. "royal Oak." (16 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I received the notice which the hon. Member has been good enough to send me a few minutes ago, and I have made inquiries in the short interval between that moment and this, but I am afraid that I am unable to give any details of what happened in the "Royal Oak." All we have got at present is a wireless report, a great deal of which, owing to corrupt transmission, is not very easy to decipher,...


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