Results 121–140 of 196 for speaker:Major Sir Robert Conant

Service Pay and Allowances (10 Sep 1942)

Major Sir Robert Conant: I agree heartily with the criticisms which my hon. and gallant Friend has made in regard to the White Paper, which is, I think, an unfair statement of the position. Whatever may have been its object, it is regarded as purporting to be a document on which we could form a judgment. Since it leaves out of account all the advantages which the civilian industrial worker receives over the soldier,...

Service Pay and Allowances (10 Sep 1942)

Major Sir Robert Conant: That meets one point, but I feel that rates of pay in the Services ought to be based not upon the cost of living, which is a fair basis in peace-time, but upon rates which are payable in civil life. To-day we are almost all paid by the State, whether in civil employment or in the Services, and it is wrong on that account to divide two sections of the community because they are working in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Billeting. ( 9 Jul 1942)

Major Sir Robert Conant: asked the Minister of Health (1) whether, in order that householders upon whom billeting demands are made may know what can legally be demanded of them, he will ensure that all billeting officials carry with them a clear statement indicating the maximum accommodation which they are entitled to demand and the exact conditions attached to it, and are required to show such a statement to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Billeting. ( 9 Jul 1942)

Major Sir Robert Conant: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that officials temporarily employed often have only a very vague idea of their powers, and, in consequence, householders are misled in the offers they make and the requirements they are told they have to fulfil?

Orders of the Day — Service Pay and Dependants' Allowances. (17 Dec 1941)

Major Sir Robert Conant: I find myself in special agreement with one of the observations made by the hon. Member for Batley and Morley (Mr. H. Beaumont), when he said that one of the major reasons why there were so few applications for Service grants was because the dependants thought the grants were charity. I believe that to be true, in spite of everything we have done to make it clear that these grants are not...

Agriculture (Wages). ( 7 Aug 1941)

Major Sir Robert Conant: I have no doubt that the plea of the hon. Member for Normanton (Mr. T. Smith) will receive support from all sections of the House. Indeed there has been agreement, not only since the war, but before the war, that agricultural workers were grossly underpaid as compared with the workers in other industries. It has been an obvious injustice, but the excuse was made that before the war the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence.: Police Authorities (Reservists' Pay). (18 Jan 1940)

Major Sir Robert Conant: asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the lack of uniformity as between public authorities in making up the pay of police Reservists recalled to the colours; and what steps he proposes to take to secure similarity of treatment?

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence.: Police Authorities (Reservists' Pay). (18 Jan 1940)

Major Sir Robert Conant: Will my right hon. Friend publish a list of the authorities and inform those who are not making up the pay that the great majority of other authorities are much more generous in their treatment of the reservists?

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence.: Police Authorities (Reservists' Pay). (18 Jan 1940)

Major Sir Robert Conant: If the local authorities against whom complaint is made knew what others were doing perhaps they would change their minds. In the in- terests of uniformity could not the authorities be informed?

Pensions. (23 Nov 1938)

Major Sir Robert Conant: I beg to move, in line 1, to leave out from the word "That," to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof: this House, recognising the great value of the existing pension schemes to the social welfare of the nation, would welcome their further extension as and when practicable on a sound financial basis; but is of opinion that at a time when the prime necessity of strengthening the...

Pensions. (23 Nov 1938)

Major Sir Robert Conant: Hon. Members have their own plans, but although some hon. Members opposite—the hon. Member who seconded the Motion, for instance—do not apparently accept their party's plan, yet I imagine it is still the policy of the party opposite to increase benefits by the method suggested in the pamphlet "Labour's Pension Plan." I take it that that pamphlet still represents, in the opinion of the...

Pensions. (23 Nov 1938)

Major Sir Robert Conant: Does the hon. Member suggest contributory pensions?

Pensions. (23 Nov 1938)

Major Sir Robert Conant: Has the hon. Member not omitted from his calculation the cost to the State of the non-contributory pension?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Provisional Driving Licences. (13 Jul 1938)

Major Sir Robert Conant: asked the Minister of Transport whether he will impose a time limit upon the holders of provisional driving licences, since the whole purpose of the driving test is defeated if those unable to pass the test are permitted indefinitely to take out provisional licences?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Provisional Driving Licences. (13 Jul 1938)

Major Sir Robert Conant: Has not my right hon. Friend some suggestion by which those who are not able either now or in the future to pass the driving test can be kept off the roads in the interests of safety?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Provisional Driving Licences. (13 Jul 1938)

Major Sir Robert Conant: Would my right hon. Friend ask the police to enforce that rule to a greater extent than they do?

Orders of the Day — Housing (Financial Provisions) Bill.: Clause 5. — (Review of contributions.) ( 3 Mar 1938)

Major Sir Robert Conant: I beg to move, in page 6, line 26, to leave out "forty-one," and to insert "forty-three." The two following Amendments in my name on the Order Paper are consequential to this Amendment. The Clause, as drafted at present, provides for the review of contributions every three years, and the Amendment provides for the review at the end of every five years. I think there is a close relationship...

Orders of the Day — Housing (Financial Provisions) Bill.: Clause 5. — (Review of contributions.) ( 3 Mar 1938)

Major Sir Robert Conant: In view of the statement of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Special Constabulary Staff Inspectors. (17 Feb 1938)

Major Sir Robert Conant: asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the recent additional responsibilities of special constabulary staff inspectors, it is proposed to increase the pay of these officers?

Pensions Disabilities of Certain Unmarried Women. (16 Feb 1938)

Major Sir Robert Conant: I beg to move, in line I, to leave out from "That," to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof: this House, recognising that the practicability of financing extensions of contributory pensions is a matter for His Majesty's Government, is none the less anxious that no class of contributors should suffer injustice under the present scheme, and is of opinion that His Majesty's...


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