Results 1–20 of 351 for speaker:Mr John Burnett

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Motor Drivers' Hours (Aerated Water Trade). (31 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: 36. asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the restriction of hours of driving, under Section 19 of the Road Traffic Act, interferes seriously with the business of the aerated water trade during the hot spell in the summer months; that applications for extension of the hours have twice been refused, in spite of the fact that the day's journey is taken up only to a small...

Oral Answers to Questions — James and Shakspeare, Limited. (31 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: 77. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the report of the official receiver on the Williams and Henry prospectus, he will introduce legislation to amend the Companies Act, 1929, so as to make it an offence to invite public subscriptions to a company which does not disclose all its outstanding commitments in the prospectus inviting subscriptions or to deal in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Approved Schools (Subsequent Employment). (30 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: 4. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has completed his examination of the records of employment of young persons released on licence from approved schools during the past 10 years; and whether he considers there is any general ground for instituting a more thorough and systematic supervision over such employments?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: New Government Buildings, Edinburgh. (29 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: Is granite being used in the construction?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: New Government Buildings, Edinburgh. (29 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: Can the right hon. Gentleman say why not, in view of the experience with this building here?

Oral Answers to Questions — Botanical Gardens, Regent's Park. (29 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: 30. asked the First Commissioner of Works whether, with a, view to abolishing the untidy area of rough stones and cinders between the pavilion and the open-air theatre in the old Botanical Gardens, Regent's Park, he will, in view of the shortage of departmental funds at his disposal for the pur- invite nursery and horticultural firms to provide turf and plants and the Marylebone and St....

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Education. (25 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: 32. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether Scottish education authorities appreciate the advantages of parents' days and school exhibitions as a means of enlisting public understnding of and interest in the work of the schools; and to what extent such arrangements have been carried out in practice?

Oral Answers to Questions — Regent's Park. (18 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: 59. asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he will suggest to the two organisations allowed to use the old Botanical Gardens in Regent's Park that the changed conditions in the Queen Mary garden, now laid out with flower beds, and rock gardens, render any part of it unsuitable for fun fairs and fetes, with booths, and untidiness, when the whole garden is needed by the public as a quiet...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Export Credits (White Fish). (15 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: 13. asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he will consider extending the export credits guarantee given in the case of the herring industry to cover white fish cured in this country and exported?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Road Dressing. (10 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: Will the Minister give instructions that before rolling takes place the dressing shall consist of granite chips?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Kraft Paper (Imports). ( 9 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: 10. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the steadily increasing importation of kraft paper from Scandinavian countries; and will he take this into consideration when the trade agreements fall to be renewed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Regent's Park (Botanical Gardens). ( 8 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: 19. asked the First Commissioner of Works whether, as it is now unnecessary to let the old Botanical Gardens area in Regent's Park to pay the upkeep of the Queen Mary Garden, he will, on the expiry of contracts, forbid this garden being prepared, used, and reconditioned all through the hottest weeks of June and July for private parties, fairs, and fetes in which the lawns are covered with...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Saw Milling Industry. ( 4 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: 28. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that a rebate of 10 per cent. is being refused on foreign pitch-pine decking for supply to local shipyards when it is cut in British mills, whereas in the case of the United States of America, decking cut in American mills for supply to local shipyards 10 per cent. rebate is given; and will he take action in the matter in...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Police, Scotland. ( 4 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: I had not intended to intervene, but I was interested in what the hon. Member for Hamilton (Mr. Graham) said in connection with juvenile delinquents and the advisability or otherwise of sending boys and girls from the police courts to reformatories or approved schools. The question is a very difficult one. I had occasion not long ago to put a question with regard to the treatment of a boy who...

Orders of the Day — Housing (Scotland) Bill. ( 3 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: I would like to add my tribute to the Secretary of State, who has conducted this Bill through the long 24 days of Standing Committee and has brought it out at the end to what it is. Everyone in Scotland wants to see the appalling evil of overcrowding dealt with and dealt with drastically, as it is a threat to the health and to the morality of the country. We have been doing what we could with...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Kraft Paper (Imports). ( 2 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: 4. asked the President of the Board of Trade the weight and value of imports of kraft paper from Finland, Sweden, and Norway for the first four months of 1933, 1934 and 1935?

Orders of the Day — Housing (Scotland) Bill.: New Clause. — (Increase of permitted number of persons.) ( 2 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: I hope the Secretary of State will take into consideration the principles embodied in the new Clause. I admit all that has been said about the overcrowded conditions in Scotland and I do not minimise them, but it will be a long time before we have sufficient accommodation to enable us to say that we can get rid of overcrowding, and until we have sufficient accommodation we must consider how...

Orders of the Day — Housing (Scotland) Bill.: New Clause. — (Increase of permitted number of persons.) ( 2 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: I know that at the present time families such as I have referred to cannot be put into council houses. They cannot be put into three-romed houses, because there are too many families.

Orders of the Day — Housing (Scotland) Bill.: New Clause. — (Increase of permitted number of persons.) ( 2 Jul 1935)

Mr John Burnett: The hon. Gentleman entirely misrepresents my position. I said that these grossly overcrowded places, such as I mentioned, need attention as well as the cases where a person has to live in a one-roomed house. I asked simply for equality of treatment.


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