Results 241–260 of 3294 for speaker:Mr William Bridgeman

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

Mr William Bridgeman: There, again, I only speak with some reservation, but I understood that the Admiral's flag had been transferred to another ship.

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

Mr William Bridgeman: The hon. and gallant gentleman knows what the rules are about Courts of Inquiry, and I leave that with him. I quite agree that it is very desirable that exaggerations or distortions of the facts should not be spread abroad, and I am sure that he and my hon. Friend opposite will have the patience to wait until I can give an account of which I am really sure. It would be in nobody's interest...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: MR. Bridgeman's Statement. (15 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I beg to move, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair." The Estimate which I am asking the House to vote this year amounts to £57,300,000, which is £700,000 less than the net Estimate of last year, and if you add to the net Estimate of last year the Supplementary Estimates of £450,000 which are now before the House, it will be seen that the Estimate I am presenting to-day is £1,150,000...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: MR. Bridgeman's Statement. (15 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: The addition to the Air Arm is in the air. We are not adding machines which are going under the sea or on it, but we are adding to the Air part of the Service. If you compare to-day's figures, leaving out the Non-effective Vote, you will find that for the Effective Services the total of £48,000,000 corresponds almost exactly with the sum for the Effective Services in 1914, but when you come...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: MR. Bridgeman's Statement. (15 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: And always was, as the hon. Gentleman says.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: MR. Bridgeman's Statement. (15 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I am sure that not only in China, but here, they deserve thanks, not only because they were there, and able to get there in a very short time, but for the help they have given in preserving order and saving life in China. I am very glad to think that the health of those engaged there in the Navy has been very satisfactory in very difficult Circumstances and in a very trying climate. It is...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: MR. Bridgeman's Statement. (15 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: No, it does not necessarily mean that at all. You cannot have every man in the dockyards established. What I meant was that we shall try, if possible, to keep the numbers where they are. There may be wastage, as there always is, but I shall be very happy if I can give enough work there to employ those who are there now, and for any reduction to rely merely on the annual wastage.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: MR. Bridgeman's Statement. (15 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: Well, I said how painful it was and that I hope to arrive at a more stabilised position in the future. To obtain that, the building of two cruisers to be laid down this year in the Royal yards, and one submarine at Chatham will be a very great help to those employed there.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: MR. Bridgeman's Statement. (15 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: No, it does not mean that. It is not a point of Order.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: MR. Bridgeman's Statement. (15 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I am very sorry; it is simply because we have not work for them to do.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: MR. Bridgeman's Statement. (15 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: And I am trying to do it this afternoon. The proportion of work in the Royal Dockyards as compared with outside yards very much exceeds the proportion before the War, and this year it is slightly in excess of last year. There is another novelty to which should like to refer for a few moments, and that is the Imperial Defence College which has recently been started. It was always said that, if...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: MR. Bridgeman's Statement. (15 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I had not forgotten there was an Admiral St. Vincent—I had even got it written down in my notes. The character and career of that distinguished Admiral is a useful reminder to boys training for His Majesty's Navy. There is another training establishment which is now in process of undergoing what I hope will be a clearly beneficial change, and that is the Mechanical Training Establishment...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: MR. Bridgeman's Statement. (15 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: For the five cruisers which they laid down when they were in office, I have had to find almost the whole of the money, and I am glad to have done it. I am continuing the policy of replacement at a reasonable rate. That is our general policy. I will now explain the changes which have been made in the 1925 programme. Last year, we cut out four motor launches and added two sloop-minesweepers....

Orders of the Day — Supply.: MR. Bridgeman's Statement. (15 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I will explain that. I was, first of all explaining the addition of the sloops. I will come back to the question of the cruisers. Many of the sloops now in commission will very soon have reached an age at which it will not be economical to effect repairs or to give them any considerable extension of life. The same may be said of our minesweepers. Therefore, what we are doing is to proceed...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: MR. Bridgeman's Statement. (15 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I do not know how long I am going to be here.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: MR. Bridgeman's Statement. (15 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: So far, we have not any idea of altering next year's programme. That will come to be considered when whoever stands here next year has to present the Navy Estimates. I would remind the House that this being a programme of replacements it would be a very risky thing to go further than we have done in postponing replacements, because in future years we shall have a more rapid obsolescence in...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: MR. Bridgeman's Statement. (15 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: There were several different proposals made, and I do not think it is necessary for me to go through the whole history of the matter. Whatever we asked for was a maximum,I think we said, roughly speaking, 70, and in the last proposal which was put up we were asking that ships of a certain age should be counted as outside the number, and that would have made the 70 into some thing considerably...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: MR. Bridgeman's Statement. (15 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: There, again, I cannot answer without notice. The figure was somewhere about 110. Having made that offer—that we would mark time if we could agree to limit the A class cruisers to 13 each—we felt last year that, while the American programme was under consideration, it was only right that we should not put down another A class cruiser and so increase our number, so that if they were still...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: MR. Bridgeman's Statement. (15 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: Do you mean America or this country?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: MR. Bridgeman's Statement. (15 Mar 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: It does not mean that we shall never want any cruisers again.


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