Results 61–80 of 115 for speaker:Captain Charles Smith

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Married Quarters, Colchester (4 Nov 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Secretary of State for War how many married quarters of prewar construction in the Colchester Garrison have been repaired and rendered available for occupation by entitled families since 1st January, 1947; how many of these have actually become occupied; and how far the expectation held out by his predecessor on 20th May, 1947, that all those quarters then awaiting repair would be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Spain (Political Prisoners) (4 Aug 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any observer was present at the trial in Madrid of Isabel Torralba and nine other Spanish youths; whether any report has been called for of this trial; and, if no report has been called for, whether steps will be taken to expedite such a report, in view of the desire expressed by some youth organisations in this country to assist with...

Oral Answers to Questions — War Dead (Memorial Scroll): Service Departments (Dollar Expenditure) (24 Jul 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what sum in dollars he has been called upon to find to meet expenditure overseas in respect of the Armed Forces in the current financial year; and what amount in dollars he expects to be called upon to provide for this purpose during the 12 months ending in the middle of 1948: (2) what sum in dollars he estimates that he will be called upon to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Fiji (Legislative Council) (25 Jun 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies by what method representatives of the Fijian people are selected to sit in the Legislative Council; and when it is intended to introduce the method of election.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Imported Meat (Prices) (18 Jun 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Minister of Food why 30,000 tons of beef was recently bought from North America at 2s. per pound, while purchases from the Argentine were being made at 7d. per pound.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Imported Meat (Prices) (18 Jun 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: Would the Minister say whether there is any substance in the allegation that this contract with the United States shippers represents an increase of 300 per cent, in the price of United States beef imports? Would he also say whether there is any substance in the allegation that, if British importing firms were allowed to compete against one another in what is clearly a sellers' market, we...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Insurance: Dominions (Reciprocal Arrangements) (10 Jun 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Minister of National Insurance what steps have been taken by His Majesty's Government to make reciprocal arrangements with the Dominions with a view to ensuring that elderly persons are not disqualified from pensions in this country on the ground that they have been resident in the Dominions.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Insurance: Dominions (Reciprocal Arrangements) (10 Jun 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: Will the Minister take every possible step to ensure that any arangement made in this way will be retrospective?

Oral Answers to Questions — Nationalised Under Takings' Staffs (Political Activities) (1 May 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Prime Minister (1) whether any guidance has now been given by the Government to nationalised undertakings with regard to the political freedom of their staffs; and, in particular, to the right of their staff to hold office in a political party; (2) what restrictions are imposed on the staff of nationalised undertakings with regard to standing for election to local authorities or...

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing: Zonal Conferences (27 Mar 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: Will the Minister confirm that the figures which emerge from these conferences are agreed and not imposed?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Closed Bonded Warehouse (27 Mar 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he has considered the additional information, forwarded to him on 15th March by the hon. Member for Colchester, about the inconvenience which will be caused to Messrs. Wotton and Attwood, Colchester, by the closing of one of their bonded warehouses; and whether, in view of the small saving of official manpower which will result from closing this...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Closed Bonded Warehouse (27 Mar 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: Is the Financial Secretary aware that the saving of official manpower in this case is 186 hours per year, that that saving is effected at the expense of considerable inconvenience, and is he not aware that such decisions are merely very ridiculous?

Orders of the Day — Army Education Corps (Transfer Refusal) (21 Feb 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: I am very glad to have the opportunity of drawing the attention of the House to the case of an individual at present serving in the Army who has, as I shall seek to how, been subject to political discrimination in seeking a transfer to the Army Education Corps. I am particularly glad to have the opportunity of drawing this case to the attention of the House because of the number of important...

Orders of the Day — Army Education Corps (Transfer Refusal) (21 Feb 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: I should think he was about 26 at the time of his call up. The reason why he was called up rather later than would otherwise have been expected was that during the war he was employed in an aircraft factory, and was deferred by reason of his employment. During the time he was in that factory he was known as an active member of the Communist Party and of the A.E.U. He was, in fact, convener of...

Orders of the Day — Army Education Corps (Transfer Refusal) (21 Feb 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: No doubt the hon. Member will have an opportunity of amplifying his views later on if he is fortunate enough to catch your eye, Mr. Deputy-Speaker. The third, and from some points of view the most important, aspect of all this is that concerned with general civil liberty. This House has always very rightly regarded itself as the custodian, the guardian, of the rights of the individual, and...

Orders of the Day — Army Education Corps (Transfer Refusal) (21 Feb 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: I made no such statement at all.

Orders of the Day — Army Education Corps (Transfer Refusal) (21 Feb 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: Clearly, the point is that three separate selection boards—Army education selection boards—and a War Office selection board examined his application. It is not a question of what I say or what he says about his abilities, but what these specialised bodies have said about them.

Orders of the Day — Army Education Corps (Transfer Refusal) (21 Feb 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: Is it not a fact that every candidate for a commission puts down three choices? Is that not part of the normal proforma?

Orders of the Day — Army Education Corps (Transfer Refusal) (21 Feb 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: If my right hon. Friend is satisfied that this man has expressed a strong preference for the Army Education Corps, would he be prepared to commission him in that Corps?

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office: Telephone Service (Outstanding Applications) (29 Jan 1947)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Assistant Postmaster-General the estimated aggregate number of outstanding applications for telephone service; at what rate new applications are being received; at what rate telephones are now being installed; at what date it is estimated that telephones will be installed immediately on application; and at what date it is anticipated that active canvassing will be resumed by his...


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