Results 101–120 of 196 for speaker:Major Sir Robert Conant

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Carpets (Price) ( 1 Aug 1944)

Major Sir Robert Conant: asked the President of the Board of Trade when carpet manufacturers will be informed what price they are entitled to charge for carpets manufactured under the A licences issued to them on 11th February.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Carpets (Price) ( 1 Aug 1944)

Major Sir Robert Conant: When will these proposals become effective?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Laundry Service, Malvern (13 Jun 1944)

Major Sir Robert Conant: asked the President of the Board of Trade on what grounds civil servants in Malvern are given a weekly laundry service, while the permanent residents often have to wait for five or six weeks.

Orders of the Day — War Decorations and Medals (22 Mar 1944)

Major Sir Robert Conant: I have listened to most of the speeches, and I think there is only one way in which we can avoid causing a very great deal of dissatisfaction; that is by the simple method of giving a medal to everyone. Unfortunately, such a course would cause extraordinarily little satisfaction and in view of the decisions recorded in the White Paper, it would in fact be impracticable. We have therefore to...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill: Clause 36. — (Additional provisions as to compulsory attendance at special schools.) (21 Mar 1944)

Major Sir Robert Conant: I want to ask my right hon. Friend if he would consider this point. Under this Clause, we are establishing a compulsory school age of 16 for all children at special schools. In practically all cases that must be definitely to the advantage of such children, but there are occasionally children who would obviously gain by leaving school at an earlier age. There ought to be some provision by...

Orders of the Day — Supply: Army Estimates, 1944 ( 2 Mar 1944)

Major Sir Robert Conant: My right hon. friend the Secretary of State for War has given us an interesting review of the work of the Army since the last Estimates were introduced. I would like to join my hon. friend the Member for Chester-le-Street (Mr. J. J. Lawson) in congratulating him upon the clarity with which he has given his account. If I may pick out distinctive features of the past 12 months and compare them...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Personnel (Clubs) (22 Feb 1944)

Major Sir Robert Conant: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is satisfied that the amount available from public funds for the establishment and maintenance of clubs for Service personnel is comparable to that available for clubs provided for transferred civilian workers.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Down-graded Officers (Pay) (15 Feb 1944)

Major Sir Robert Conant: asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in the case of officers who are down-graded after having served in a higher rank over a long period, he will arrange, when military employment in their old rank cannot be provided, to supplement their pay by the amount needed to avoid financial loss.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Down-graded Officers (Pay) (15 Feb 1944)

Major Sir Robert Conant: While thanking my right hon. Friend for his reply, may I ask whether he appreciates the very real hardship that results to an officer who has held his rank for a long period of time and then, on account of an alteration of war establishment, goes to a lower rank and suffers financial loss?

Prisons: Thefts at Ports (11 Nov 1943)

Major Sir Robert Conant: asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the increase in thieving at the ports; and whether he is satisfied that the punishments awarded to those who are convicted are an adequate deterrent?

Prisons: Thefts at Ports (11 Nov 1943)

Major Sir Robert Conant: In view of the very great increase in wages now being paid at the docks, does the right hon. Gentleman consider that a fine represents an adequate deterrent, and does he not think that usually a sentence of imprisonment should be imposed in such cases?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Benevolent Organisations (Co-ordination) (19 Oct 1943)

Major Sir Robert Conant: asked the Secretary of State for War what steps are being taken to co-ordinate the efforts of the many military benevolent organisations so that their funds may be used to the best advantage?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Benevolent Organisations (Co-ordination) (19 Oct 1943)

Major Sir Robert Conant: Have the Council held their first meeting yet; and would my right hon. Friend suggest to the Council the possibility of forming a Central Register?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Ex-Service Organisations (Funds) (12 Oct 1943)

Major Sir Robert Conant: asked the Prime Minister whether he will take steps to coordinate the work of the organisations which exist for the benefit of ex-Service men and women to ensure that their funds are used to the best advantage without overlapping, at the lowest cost of administration, and with adequate safeguards for the prevention of fraud?

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort: Unofficial Strikes (23 Sep 1943)

Major Sir Robert Conant: asked the Minister of Labour whether he contemplates any action against individuals or associations organising, in war-time, strikes unsupported by the appropriate unions, designed to exact an amendment of the law or withdrawal of an Order in Council?

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort: Unofficial Strikes (23 Sep 1943)

Major Sir Robert Conant: Will my right hon. Friend, in addition to using such powers as he has, suggest to the official unions in these industries that they should regard men who take part in unofficial strikes in the same light as they do those who refuse to take part in official strikes by the unions?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture: Dispossessed Farmers (Appeals) (23 Sep 1943)

Major Sir Robert Conant: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the improvement of farming standards and the fact that less urgency attends the displacement of an indifferent farmer than at the time of the setting up of the war agricultural executive committees, he will consider the formation of local appeal tribunals?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture: Dispossessed Farmers (Appeals) (23 Sep 1943)

Major Sir Robert Conant: Does not my right hon. Friend think that all the more urgent cases should have been disposed of already?

Orders of the Day — Economic Policy ( 3 Feb 1943)

Major Sir Robert Conant: The Chancellor of the Exchequer reminded us yesterday that the war is not yet won. I feel it is always wise when we are discussing post-war trade, as we shall frequently do, to remember that the conditions of the world and the conditions of this country may be very different indeed when the time comes to put into effect any plans which we may make and any proposals which we may advance. We...

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health: River Pollution (Factories) (28 Jan 1943)

Major Sir Robert Conant: asked the Minister of Health whether his attention had been drawn to a recent serious case of pollution of a river of which the name has been conveyed to him; and whether, in view of the necessity for pure water for domestic, agricultural and fishery purposes, he will warn all new factories engaged in war work, especially those in rural areas whose effluent passes into rivers, of the...


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