Results 161–180 of 196 for speaker:Major Sir Robert Conant

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

Major Sir Robert Conant: I was under the impression that it applied to all vehicles driven by gas, but perhaps I have said enough to persuade the Minister of the justice of the Amendment. Certainly as far as the gas-driven vehicles are concerned the passenger-carrying vehicles are, in the same way as vehicles carrying goods, placed at a disadvantage compared with petrol-driven vehicles. But I am certain it is not the...

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Bill. (14 May 1934)

Major Sir Robert Conant: I am very sorry that the hon. Member has not answered the rather important question which was put to him and his party by my hon. Friend the Member for Falkirk and Stirling (Mr. J. Reid), as to whether the party opposite prefer that those who are unemployed and outside insurance should be assisted on a fixed basis, by a fixed payment, or whether they should be assisted according to the...

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Bill. (14 May 1934)

Major Sir Robert Conant: On a fixed basis?

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Bill.: Second Schedule. — (Unemployment Insurance Statutory Committee.) (24 Apr 1934)

Major Sir Robert Conant: I cannot help thinking that the real purpose of this Amendment lies rather deeper than has yet been expressed. Surely the fundamental reason for this and subsequent Amendments which have the effect of taking away some of the advisory powers that we seek to give to the Statutory Committee, lies in the genuine difference of opinion between the Opposition and the Government as to the value of an...

Orders of the Day — DISEASES OF FISH BILL [Lords]. (12 Apr 1934)

Major Sir Robert Conant: After discussing for most of the afternoon a Measure which might have the effect of taking away the fish population of the country from their natural element, I hope that hon. Members will give back to them the result of that superior intelligence as regards diseases which some members of the human race appear to possess. Considerion of the reports of the Furunculosis Committee shows first of...

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Bill.: Clause 43. — (Unemployment Assistance Fund.) (27 Feb 1934)

Major Sir Robert Conant: It seems to me that in considering who shall be responsible for paying for unemployment three interests are involved, not two, the interests of the taxpayers, the interests of the ratepayers and the interests of the unemployed man himself. Undoubtedly the interests of the unemployed are best looked after when the cost of unemployment is spread over as wide a field as possible, the more people...

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Bill.: Clause 43. — (Unemployment Assistance Fund.) (27 Feb 1934)

Major Sir Robert Conant: I never said they were satisfied.

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Bill.: Clause 43. — (Unemployment Assistance Fund.) (27 Feb 1934)

Major Sir Robert Conant: I said that their treatment was far more generous than the Association of Municipal Corporations had asked for at the beginning of the year.

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Bill.: Clause 33. — (Commencement, extent and citation of Part I.) (13 Feb 1934)

Major Sir Robert Conant: The hon. Member who moved the Amendment covered a very wide field, but there was one part of his speech to which I took some exception. That was when he seemed to assume that the body the method of whose appointment we are now deciding would necessarily have no real human concern for the unemployed. He suggested that they would act entirely contrary to the interest of the unemployed and...

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Bill.: Clause 33. — (Commencement, extent and citation of Part I.) (13 Feb 1934)

Major Sir Robert Conant: But the activities of the board are under the influence of the Ministry of Labour. It is really a question for Mr. Speaker to decide, but I should imagine that their activities should be discussed upon that Vote. They could certainly be discussed upon the Vote for the Unemployment Assistance Board, upon the Consolidated Fund Bill, and the Appropriation Bill and, of course, there is the annual...

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Bill.: Clause 33. — (Commencement, extent and citation of Part I.) (13 Feb 1934)

Major Sir Robert Conant: It does not matter to my case whether they refused because they had not time to do the job or because they thought they would become unpopular by doing it. They did refuse, and that is really all that matters, and the system of working Unemployment Assistance Boards as elected bodies has not been successful. Therefore, it seems to me that bodies immune from political interference of this...

Orders of the Day — Unemployment Bill.: Clause 33. — (Commencement, extent and citation of Part I.) (13 Feb 1934)

Major Sir Robert Conant: From the point of view of my case.

Orders of the Day — British Hydrocarbon Oils Production Bill. ( 8 Feb 1934)

Major Sir Robert Conant: Not being a great mathematician I could not follow the arguments of the hon. Member for Colne Valley (Mr. Mallalieu). He claims that the Bill will be extremely expensive but recognises the need for the development of our own fuel resources. He suggests that the best method of doing this is to immediately remove the Customs Duty upon imported fuel. I do not agree. I think that the protection...

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. (30 Nov 1933)

Major Sir Robert Conant: 46. asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the advisability of co-ordinating service pensions so that men who have served at different times and in different branches of His Majesty's Forces may be eligible for a pension as soon as their total length of service conforms to the statutory regulations?

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. (30 Nov 1933)

Major Sir Robert Conant: Does not the right hon. Gentleman consider it unfair that a man who has served in one branch of the Service and then has been transferred to another branch should not be allowed to count the whole of his service for pension? Does he not think that previous service in any branch of the defence force should count for pension?

Oral Answers to Questions — Grassmoor Colliery Disaster. (22 Nov 1933)

Major Sir Robert Conant: (by Private Notice) asked the Secretary for Mines whether he has any further information regarding a serious explosion in Grassmoor Colliery, Chesterfield, on Sunday morning last, and whether he proposes to hold a public inquiry into the causes?

Oral Answers to Questions — Derbyshire Miners Association (Legal Charges). (27 Jul 1933)

Major Sir Robert Conant: 57. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been drawn by the Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies to the recent payment by the Derbyshire Miners' Association of £995 in legal charges on behalf of one individual and whether he will institute an inquiry into the matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Derbyshire Miners Association (Legal Charges). (27 Jul 1933)

Major Sir Robert Conant: Is the hon. Member aware that the individual on whose behalf this very large payment was made has been in no way connected with the coal trade for the past six years, and that the legal case on which the money was expended was in no way connected with union affairs; and does he not think some very urgent inquiry is necessary to prevent the dissipation of funds in this manner?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (23 Jun 1933)

Major Sir Robert Conant: The hon. Member for Aberavon (Mr. Cove) has been very critical of the capitalist system, but since he has not attempted to show how the system which he defends would produce any improvement, I hope that he will not think me discourteous if I talk about something else. However proud we may feel to-day of the financial position of the country, I do not think that anyone can fail to view with...

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

Major Sir Robert Conant: 33. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Government will undertake, in the negotiation of further trade agreements, to leave unchanged, as far as practicable, those tariffs which have been responsible for the introduction of new industries or processes into this country?


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