Results 181–200 of 368 for speaker:Sir Alfred Beit

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Hotels and Restaurants (Fresh Fruit) (13 Oct 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will authorise hotels, restaurants, cafes and canteens to serve fresh fruit, in addition to the maximum of three courses, during the autumn season, when plums, pears and apples are plentiful, provided that the total authorised charge for a meal is not exceeded?

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Hotels and Restaurants (Fresh Fruit) (13 Oct 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: Is not my hon. Friend aware that a great number of restaurants, particularly those authorised to charge an additional house charge, now supply meals of a very poor quality and quantity? In view of this fact why should not this concession be allowed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Hotels and Restaurants (Fresh Fruit) (13 Oct 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: Does not the public make ample use of the canteens and places mentioned in the Question?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Questions to Ministers (12 Oct 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: May I call your attention, Mr. Speaker, to the fact that more than 8o Questions on the Paper have not been answered? Will you consider some system of rationing or of reducing the number of supplementary questions to one?

Man-Power (24 Sep 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: I hope that my hon. Friend will include the Balloon Barrage in those observations.

Man-Power (24 Sep 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: The Minister of Labour has only been here four years, and perhaps that is an advantage.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation: British Overseas Airways Corporation (Accounts) ( 4 Aug 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: asked the Secretary of State for Air why the Report and Statement of Accounts of the British Overseas Airways Corporation for the year ended 31st March, 1942, were only presented to the House on 27th July, 1943, a delay of nearly 16 months?

Oral Answers to Questions — Merchant Ships (Transfer of American Tonnage) ( 3 Aug 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: My right hon. Friend did not make it clear whether these are all new ships, or whether they are older ships, transferred from the American Mercantile Marine.

Holiday Railway Travel (28 Jul 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: Is it not the fact that one, of the factors which contribute to overcrowding of trains is the excessive military leave travel? Will my hon. Friend consult with his colleagues in the Service Departments as to a reduction of travel by granting leave twice a year for a fortnight rather than four times a year for a week?

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments (Heating and Cooking Ppliances) (13 Jul 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: Can the Parliamentary Secretary say that in any new buildings for which his Department are responsible open grates will be abandoned?

Colonial Affairs (13 Jul 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: May I ask whether the Dominion universities will be entirely left out of the scope of this inquiry? Is it not necessary that they should be represented in some sense, in view of the fact that they attract a great many Colonial students?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Knitted Comforts (Home Guard) ( 6 Jul 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether arrangements can be made to distribute through the Women's Voluntary Service and similar organisations, wool, for the purpose of providing the Home Guard with knitted comforts, as is done in the case of the other Fighting Services?

Oral Answers to Questions — European Economic Servitude: North Africa (French Military and Political Organisation) ( 1 Jul 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: Is it not very difficult for the Allied Command to distinguish between the political and military aspects of French conversations?

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Ships from North Africa (Ballast) (30 Jun 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: Why is it that the wine, having been brought to this country, is not yet made available to the public?

Oral Answers to Questions — Windward and Leeward Islands (Constitutions) ( 2 Jun 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: Would it not be correct to say that the effects in the French Islands have not been so beneficial since the war?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 23. — (Disposal of company's stock at under value.) ( 2 Jun 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: That last person is not making a profit, therefore there is no question of his being brought in.

Orders of the Day — Civil Aviation ( 1 Jun 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: When one prepares a speech for delivery in this House and it so happens that the Minister concerned speaks first, it is, as a rule, necessary to make a rapid revision of one's notes, but in point of fact, if only: time permitted, which, unfortunately, it does not, I have no reason to alter anything I was going to say since the Secretary for the Dominions and Deputy Prime Minister gave no...

Civil Estimates, 1943: Post-War International Currency (12 May 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: I do not suppose that I am the only Member on this side who enjoys speeches made by the hon. Member for West Stirling (Mr. Woodburn). Few Members of the party to which he belongs speak with greater force or interest on financial questions. I was particularly interested in his dissertation upon gold, which struck me as a very unusual one to come from that side of the House. At an appropriate...

Business of the House ( 6 May 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: Would it be possible on the second Sitting Day of our next series to discuss American currency plans as well as British?

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: General Duties Officers and Air Crews ( 5 May 1943)

Sir Alfred Beit: asked the Secretary of State for Air the proportion of officers belonging to the general duties branch together with the proportion of non-commissioned officers mustered to air crews as a percentage of the total personnel of the Royal Air Force?


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