Results 141–160 of 196 for speaker:Major Sir Robert Conant

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

Major Sir Robert Conant: I quite agree: the hon. Member is arguing the case on the grounds of justice. But a great part of his speech was devoted to pointing out the hardships to which spinsters are submitted. It is on humanitarian grounds, in part, that he is arguing. On those grounds, I would submit that there are other sections of the population whose-claims also have to be considered. There are the uninsured...

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

Major Sir Robert Conant: Does the hon. Member really think that the majority of spinsters do not get married? Of course they do.

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

Major Sir Robert Conant: If I said that, I apologise, but I think what I said was that the majority got married. Obviously some of them may die, but the greater number get married. I believe the best course we can take is to ask the Government if they will obtain a report from the Government actuary. I believe that by that method we should obtain as unprejudiced an opinion as we could possibly hope to get from any...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Foreign Carpets. (30 Nov 1937)

Major Sir Robert Conant: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the alarming increase in the importation of foreign carpets and the consequential reduction in employment, he will request the Import Duties Advisory Committee to make an early recommendation with regard to the application for increased duties which is at present under their consideration?

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Preservation of Amenities. ( 4 Nov 1937)

Major Sir Robert Conant: asked the Minister of Health whether the investigation he is making into his powers for preserving amenities is completed; and whether he proposes to introduce legislation during this Session?

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Preservation of Amenities. ( 4 Nov 1937)

Major Sir Robert Conant: Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the report of the investigation is likely to be published?

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Debate on the Address. ( 2 Nov 1937)

Major Sir Robert Conant: It seems to me that the proposals which we are considering now, by which it is suggested that the Government should make provision for a possible reduction in employment are— some of them, at any rate—proposals which do not fall within the control of the British Government. We have to recognise the fact that we are not now, and never shall be, dictators in the world as far as trade...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force.: Land Purchase (Ripple, Worcester -Shire). ( 7 Jul 1937)

Major Sir Robert Conant: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether negotiations for the purchase of land have recently been completed, or whether the purchase of land is contemplated, by the Air Ministry in the neighbourhood of Ripple, Worcestershire?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: British Army (Land Purchase). ( 7 Jul 1937)

Major Sir Robert Conant: asked the Secretary of State for War whether negotiations for the purchase of land have recently been completed, or whether the purchase of land is contemplated, by the War Office in the neighbourhood of Ripple, Worcestershire?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Bren Machine Gun. (30 Jul 1935)

Major Sir Robert Conant: Can the right hon. Gentleman say where the gun will be manufactured in this country?

Orders of the Day — Ministry of Health. (17 Jul 1935)

Major Sir Robert Conant: I want to draw the attention of the Minister of Health to a question which affects my constituency and a comparatively few other areas. It concerns the payment of children's allowances under the National Health Insurance Acts in those areas where the school-leaving age has been raised by by-law to 15. Under the present regulations these allowances must cease as soon as a child leaves school...

Orders of the Day — RESTRICTION OF RIBBON DEVELOPMENT BILL [Lords.] (25 Jun 1935)

Major Sir Robert Conant: I should like to associate myself with those who have offered congratulations to the Minister upon his effort to deal with a very great evil, and I believe, in so far as the Bill seeks to prevent ribbon development, its provisions will prove effective. But Clause 10, which appears to me to deal with entirely different matters, seems to be unnecessary for the general purpose of the Bill. I was...

Road Traffic Acts. (24 May 1935)

Major Sir Robert Conant: I wish, first of all, to thank the Minister for this publication, which will be of real value to road users. As has already been said by other hon. Members, its value will depend upon the extent to which it may be read and absorbed by road users. I understand that all motorists and cyclists are to be given copies with their licences, but it is much more difficult to ensure that all...

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Overwinding (Prevention). ( 9 Apr 1935)

Major Sir Robert Conant: 20. asked the Secretary for Mines whether he has yet considered the report of the Committee on Over-winding Prevention; and what action he proposes to take?

Unemployment Assistance Act, 1934. (17 Dec 1934)

Major Sir Robert Conant: After listening to the hon. Member for Hemsworth (Mr. G. Griffiths) and to other speeches we have heard from the party opposite, one may perhaps gain the entirely erroneous impression that the conditions of those who are unemployed, after these regulations have been passed, will be worse than they were under a Labour Government, or even than they are at the present day. That is by no means...

Unemployment Assistance Act, 1934. (17 Dec 1934)

Major Sir Robert Conant: The 12th December. It was in an editorial of the "Daily Herald." Hon. Members opposite have devoted the greater part of their speeches to a criticism of the scales laid down in these regulations. Without question, the scales can very easily be criticised, and anyone can say that they should be increased, but even of greater importance in these regulations than the scales laid down are the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Relief Funds (Unused Balances). ( 8 Nov 1934)

Major Sir Robert Conant: 45. asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the establishment of a national fund to which the surplus of moneys subscribed by the public for the relief of distress caused by mining and other national disasters may be handed over after the needs of a particular disaster have been met, in order that the same measure of relief may be available for cases to which no publicity is given...

Civil Estimates and Supplementary Estimate, 1934.: Mines Department of the Board of Trade. (17 Jul 1934)

Major Sir Robert Conant: The Debate has covered an extraordinarily wide field, but that is not surprising when one considers the large number of interests with which my hon. Friend the Minister is concerned in dealing with the coal industry. The topic which interests me most is the progress which has been made in producing derivatives from coal. I believe that the future of the coal trade depends far more upon the...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: Clause 16. — Amendments as to licences for mechanically propelled vehicles.) ( 5 Jun 1934)

Major Sir Robert Conant: I should like to make a few observations in support of the Amendment in so far as it affects gas-propelled vehicles. The hon. Member has put forward an extraordinarily good case in support of the Amendment so far as it affects vehicles driven by steam. It applies also to those driven by coal gas. It seems to me that once one has established the fact that vehicles driven by coal gas are...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: Clause 16. — Amendments as to licences for mechanically propelled vehicles.) ( 5 Jun 1934)

Major Sir Robert Conant: I apologise if that appears to be the case. I was endeavouring to show that motor vehicles which convert to the use of gas are actually to be at a disadvantage compared with petrol-driven vehicles. I was attempting to point out that their additional weight and the method of assessing them, taking into account the unladen weight and including the cylinders, places that at a disadvantage...


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