Results 121–140 of 3294 for speaker:Mr William Bridgeman

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

Mr William Bridgeman: I recall the speech that the hon. And gallant Gentleman made just now, and the upshot of it was —perhaps I might as well answer it now, as it is an interjection—that as there was no chance of any war between us and America, therefore we were entirely wrong in not agreeing to everything that America proposed, and America was entirely right in disagreeing with anything that we proposed....

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

Mr William Bridgeman: I really think that it is not relevant to ask questions like that. I might ask also, Are the Americans contemplating war with us?

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

Mr William Bridgeman: We are not discussing it in that sort of atmosphere at ail. We are discussing it on the basis which hon. Gentlemen have talked about, namely, parity. We have to decide on some form of achieving that. The statement that we were determined to have an unlimited number of smaller cruisers is entirely falsified by our action at the Geneva Conference, and the Americans know perfectly well that we...

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

Mr William Bridgeman: The submarine question is not relevant to the point I was making. Our policy has been entirely consistent throughout. It has been a policy to extend further the agreement we had reached at Washington, and we were proposing to extend it, although we could not get all we wanted, to the heavily armed cruisers and the large submarines. Everyone knows that we are perfectly ready to extend it to...

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

Mr William Bridgeman: If I misunderstood the right hon. Gentleman, I apologise, but it really does not touch my point. Lord Balfour and Lord Lee proposed it at Washington. Why should not the Government have the credit of proposing it at Geneva?

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

Mr William Bridgeman: We have never gone back upon it. We have said that if the smaller nations of the world who, in their poverty, regard submarines as their only weapon of defence would agree we should be perfectly ready to abolish it, and so are the United States of America. There is no difference between us. I therefore point out that our policy has been consistent throughout. Lord Grey of Fallodon who has...

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Debate on the Address. (7 Nov 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I did not say that.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: S.S. "jervis Bay" (Assistance). (11 Jul 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I have not yet got details of the cost, but it will be about £500. As regards the second part of the question, a definite answer cannot be given until the full circumstances are known. It is the duty of His Majesty's ships to afford every possible aid to vessels in danger or distress, and if the services Tendered come under the heading of salvage services, the Crown is precluded from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: S.S. "jervis Bay" (Assistance). (11 Jul 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: The right hon. Gentleman must have more information than I have, if he is able to satisfy himself that there was no need for the action that was taken by the captain of the "Jervis Bay." I prefer to wait until I hear a proper account of the circumstances. The word "salvage" is interpreted in a pretty wide sense to include such things as mutiny, disorder, piracy, and so on. I have taken legal...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Lower Deck Promotions. (11 Jul 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative; lieutenant-commanders promoted from mate are considered equally on their merits with other lieutenant-commanders for promotion when the selections are made. None of the ex-mates whose seniority as lieutenant-commander is 1924 or earlier, the seniorities from which officers are now being promoted, reached the rank of lieutenant...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Lower Deck Promotions. (11 Jul 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I am quite aware that they are being selected for merit. As I have said, the age of selection for mate has now been reduced, and as that governs the promotion to lieutenant it will give them a better opportunity than they have had before.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Lower Deck Promotions. (11 Jul 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: It is equally bad luck that a large number of naval officers should have to leave the service, because there is no room for them.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: His Majesty's Ship "iron Duke" (Refit). (11 Jul 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: The "Iron Duke" was taken in hand at Devonport for large repairs on 23rd May, 1928.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Naval Pkize Fund. (11 Jul 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: Grants amounting to £5,000 have been made from the residue of the Naval Prize Fund to the Dominions and Crown Colonies, made up as follows:—

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Naval Pkize Fund. (11 Jul 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I should require notice of that question.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Ship's Fuel (Pulverised Coal). (11 Jul 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: It is presumed that the purposes of any experiments carried out in a converted vessel would be to determine the practical and financial difficulties to be overcome in the use of pulverised fuel in a sea-going ship. The type of vessels which the Admiralty are willing to lend would be entirely suitable for such a purpose.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Ship's Fuel (Pulverised Coal). (11 Jul 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: What offer? I do not know to what the hon. Member is referring.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Ship's Fuel (Pulverised Coal). (11 Jul 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: My answer is that the type of vessel which we think will give the best results has been offered to them, and I do not know what more I can do.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Ship's Fuel (Pulverised Coal). (11 Jul 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: That question is difficult to understand. "Refusal of the type of vessel offered" might open up a wide discussion. I have no doubt that we selected what we thought was the most suitable, and I have no reason to suppose that they have differed from our view.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Ship's Fuel (Pulverised Coal). (11 Jul 1928)

Mr William Bridgeman: I am not aware of their having refused. I am sorry I did not understand the hon. Member's first question.


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