Results 181–196 of 196 for speaker:Major Sir Robert Conant

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Trade Agreements Negotiations. (16 May 1933)

Major Sir Robert Conant: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there are large numbers of new industries and new processes which have grown up as a result of tariffs and are now entirely dependent for their existence upon the continuance of some form of reasonable protection?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Bankruptcies. (28 Feb 1933)

Major Sir Robert Conant: 35. asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of bankruptcies during each of the last five years among farmers occupying 50 acres or more, and those occupying less than 50 acres?

Bacteria in Cheap Tinned Foods.: Warning to the Public. (17 Feb 1933)

Major Sir Robert Conant: After having listened to the full force of the opposition to these proposals, I can say with all sincerity that my determination to support the Bill has been in no way weakened. I would like to endorse the view put forward by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Maldon (Lieut.-Colonel Ruggles-Brise) when he said the Bill was by no means restricted in its interests to agricultural...

Unemployment. ( 4 Nov 1932)

Major Sir Robert Conant: One of the few points of general agreement among hon. Members who support the Government and those who support one or other of the Oppositions must be that a real cure of unemployment can only be effected by international action, and that no unilateral action on the part of one nation or one Government will bring about the cure for which hon. Members in all parties have been looking for many...

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Physical Training. (27 Oct 1932)

Major Sir Robert Conant: 5. asked the Minister of Labour to state the number of classes for physical training for the unemployed in receipt of financial assistance from the Ministry of Labour; and the numbers taking advantage of the facilities?

Oral Answers to Questions — Hong Kong (Smuggling).: Telegraph Service. (26 Oct 1932)

Major Sir Robert Conant: 52. asked the Postmaster-General whether he will issue instructions that telegrams delivered by telephone should, where practicable, be delivered to the addressee in person?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: New Undertakings. (25 Oct 1932)

Major Sir Robert Conant: 11. asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of new factories set up in this country since the introduction of tariffs and the estimated number of workers employed therein?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture (Wheat Act). (25 Oct 1932)

Major Sir Robert Conant: 40. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that farmers in certain districts find difficulty in obtaining certificates for their wheat owing to the small number of merchants authorised to issue certificates; and whether he will bring this fact to the notice of the Wheat Commission?

Orders of the Day — Coal Mines Bill.: Clause 1. — (Continuance of Part I of 20 & 21 Geo. 5. c. 34 and s. 1 of 21 & 22 Geo. 5. c. 27.) ( 2 Jun 1932)

Major Sir Robert Conant: The speech of my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Hex-ham (Colonel Brown) shows very clearly the tremendous difficulty which faces Parliament when it is called upon to legislate for an industry with such varied interests as has the coal industry. The hon. and gallant Member has put forward the case for the North Eastern districts, the exporting districts, and he has done so in an...

Orders of the Day — Supply. ( 3 May 1932)

Major Sir Robert Conant: In his very interesting speech the hon. Member for the Rother Valley (Mr. Grundy) made only one suggestion to which I can take exception; that was when he said that State officials might make further advances in the direction of securing greater safety in the mines than has been accomplished under private enterprise. Whatever disadvantages private enterprise may have, the lack of inventive...

Orders of the Day — Wheat Bill.: Clause 15. — (Power to transfer certain functions of Wheat Commission to Agricultural Marketing Board.) (18 Mar 1932)

Major Sir Robert Conant: This Amendment is of very much more importance than might appear at first sight, and I hope the Minister will give very careful consideration to see that the registered grower has power to pass on any deficiency payment that may become due at a future date. Sub-section (2), which is not one of the easiest to understand, appears to me to mean that a registered grower whose wheat is sold by...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance.: Income Tax. (17 Mar 1932)

Major Sir Robert Conant: 53. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the rules which govern the granting of relief from Schedule A taxation on rents remitted on account of agricultural depression?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance.: Income Tax. (17 Mar 1932)

Major Sir Robert Conant: Will my right hon. Friend consider the extension of this concession to cottages in agricultural districts as well as to land where rents are remitted?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Unemployment. ( 3 Mar 1932)

Major Sir Robert Conant: In rising to address the House for the first time, I must ask for that indulgence which it so kindly grants to those in my position. It is because those whom I represent have been so very hard hit by unemployment for the past few years that I feel impelled to take part in a discussion of some of the methods which have been employed to alleviate the distress of unemployment. I think relief...

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Anomalies Regulations (Chesterfield). (29 Feb 1932)

Major Sir Robert Conant: 50. asked the Minister of Labour the number of married women who have been refused benefit, under the anomalies regulations, at the Chesterfield Employment Exchange; and the number of married women who have ceased to register for work since their benefits were refused?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Factory Sites (Foreign Firms). (25 Feb 1932)

Major Sir Robert Conant: 81. asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in recommending sites for new factories to those foreign firms who apply to him, he will bear in mind the desirability of factories being started in the present centres of population rather than in areas where surplus labour does not at present exist?


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