Results 101–120 of 3294 for speaker:Mr William Bridgeman

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Foreign Naval Staffs (Consultations). (21 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: This question has nothing to do with "before the War," but after the War.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Training Establishment, Shotley (Accident). (21 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The circumstances of the accident were of an exceptional character, and I am considering whether any precautions beyond the very complete system now existing are necessary.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Training Establishment, Shotley (Accident). (21 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: This particular accident was rather a peculiar one. I want to make sure whether or not some further precautions can be taken to avoid such an accident in the future. I am not dealing with the general question until I have investigated the causes of this accident.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Industrial EmployÉS. (21 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: The numbers in the industrial grades employed in the Home dockyards and Admiralty establishments in October, 1928, were 46,757 men and 728 women.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Industrial EmployÉS. (21 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I think I have given those figures already, and I have not got them here. The answer that I gave a year ago to the same hon. Gentleman referred only to those who were borne on the dockyard books. These are rather different figures.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Personnel. (21 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: The numbers borne—excluding officers—on the nearest available dates were:— On the 15th July, 1914 136,061 On the 15th July, 1928 92,921 I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate the particulars in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Personnel. (21 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I require notice of that question.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Artificer-Apprentices (Clothing). (21 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: The necessary inquiries are being made.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Warships. (14 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: Information regarding the number of ships on the Effective List of the Royal Navy on the 1st November, 1912, is not readily available, but on the 20th December, 1912, the number was 609. The corresponding number for the 1st November, 1928, is 399. I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate further particulars in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Policy. (14 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: Yes, Sir.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Policy. (14 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I really do not know how I can satisfy the hon. Member on this subject.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Policy. (14 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: If the impetuosity of the hon. and gallant Gentleman will restrain itself—

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Policy. (14 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: That is a matter of opinion.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Woolwich Arsenal (Communist's Discharge). (14 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: Glading was employed as a mechanic examiner, and he was discharged because of his being a Communist; the action taken was within the competence of the Admiralty.

Orders of the Day — Disarmament. (13 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: Does the figure of 14 include built and building?

Orders of the Day — Disarmament. (13 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: By agreement.

Orders of the Day — Disarmament. (13 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: Before taking what part I hope to take from the naval point of view in the general Debate, I ought, in view of the very courteous way in which the Leader of the Opposition put a few questions at the end of his speech, to begin by replying to them. The first question which he put was with regard to reserves. All through this Debate there has been a suggestion that our attitude with regard to...

Orders of the Day — Disarmament. (13 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: The Foreign Secretary also added the following words to his statement: I am about to communicate with the other principal naval Powers the com- promise at which we have arrived in the hope that it may be acceptable to them also."—[OFFICIAL REPORT, 30th July, 1928; col. 1837, Vol. 220.] On the very day when the Foreign Secretary made that statement, he communicated with the other foreign...

Orders of the Day — Disarmament. (13 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: Three of the five Governments there agreed to it. Nobody seems to remember that Japan agreed to it, making a majority of the whole five naval Powers.

Orders of the Day — Disarmament. (13 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: The more the merrier. It cannot be said, however, when you have three of the great naval Powers on one side, that the proposal is necessarily a very bad one and not worth considering. At any rate, you have the majority of the five. We proceeded on Mr. Gibson's advice to work on the principle of mutual concession. We made concessions, and the French made concessions. The French view was...


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