Results 181–200 of 266 for speaker:Sir Arthur Benn

Orders of the Day — Genoa Conference.: Vote of Confidence. ( 3 Apr 1922)

Sir Arthur Benn: I desire to say a few words from a business, not from a political, point of view on the Motion before the House. The life of our nation, as we all know, is dependent upon industry and overseas trade. My right hon. Friend the Member for Central Glasgow (Mr. Bonar Law) suggested that the bulk of our trade is home trade, and that it might be increased even if the foreign trade is decreased....

Orders of the Day — Private Business.: London County Council (Tramways, Trolley Vehicles, and Improvements) Bill. (30 Mar 1922)

Sir Arthur Benn: The Motion, which has been so ably moved by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for East Lewisham (Lieut.-Colonel Pownall), and seconded by my hon. Friend the Member for West Lewisham (Sir P. Dawson), will, I hope, not meet with approval from this House, and I will give the reasons in very few words. Section 23 of the Act of 1900 was, I believe, passed solely to enable borough councils to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties.: Central Rhine Commission. (27 Mar 1922)

Sir Arthur Benn: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the chambers of commerce are particularly anxious that a commercial man should be appointed if a second man is appointed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act.: Imported Goods (Permanent Panels). (20 Feb 1922)

Sir Arthur Benn: Has the right hon. Gentleman had any complaints about these names?

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.: Mental Patients. (29 Jun 1921)

Sir Arthur Benn: 27. asked the Minister of Health whether the next-of-kin to private patients in mental institutions, including the next-of-kin to ex-service men, are informed by the lunacy authorities that they possess the privilege conferred upon them by Section 71 of the Lunacy Act, 1890, of directing the discharge of the patient provided he cannot be proved to be dangerous and unfit to be at large?

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry Dispute.: Grocery and Provision Trade Board. (22 Jun 1921)

Sir Arthur Benn: 16. asked the Minister of Labour whether any decision has been arrived at regarding the new rates of wages recommended by the Grocery and Provision Trade Board; and, if so, can he state on what date they will come into effect?

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: Austria (Credit). (14 Jun 1921)

Sir Arthur Benn: Have we agreed to the release of the liens?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men.: Building Trade. ( 1 Jun 1921)

Sir Arthur Benn: Of these 16,000 men, how many have started?

Orders of the Day — Members of Parliament (Expenses).: House of Commons. ( 1 Jun 1921)

Sir Arthur Benn: I should like to state why I cannot support the Amendment of my hon. Friend the Member for York (Sir J. Butcher). I will not discuss the merits or demerits of his proposal, but there are a great many things that can be said for anything that would bring hon. Members in closer touch with their constituents which could only be advantage to the country. I feel, however, that we are the trustees...

Orders of the Day — Members of Parliament (Expenses).: House of Commons. ( 1 Jun 1921)

Sir Arthur Benn: No, but I would let the country know before a portion of the taxes are used for this purpose.

Oral Answers to Questions — Postal Rates (Increase). (24 May 1921)

Sir Arthur Benn: Will the increase in the postages to foreign countries cause any increase in the postages from foreign countries to this country?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Works, Buildings, and Repairs, at Home and Abroad. (24 May 1921)

Sir Arthur Benn: I do not intend to support the Amendment, neither do I propose to occupy more than two or three minutes. But there are one or two points I would like to raise in connection with oil fuel. I have been deeply interested in this question for many years, and over 20 years have elapsed since I got the present Admiral Bayley, then Naval Attaché at Washington, to come down to the Southern States...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.: Aliens. (21 Apr 1921)

Sir Arthur Benn: 74. asked the Chief Secretary whether the regulations as to the registration of aliens resident in Ireland are still enforced; and whether he is in a position to state the number of Germans, Russians, and other aliens at present resident in Ireland and their respective occupations?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.: Aliens. (21 Apr 1921)

Sir Arthur Benn: Does not the right hon. and learned Gentleman consider it necessary to have the information, even if he does not think it necessary or desirable to publish it?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: International Exchange. (18 Apr 1921)

Sir Arthur Benn: May I ask the Prime Minister if he does not think it necessary to take some practical steps to foster markets for the goods which we manufacture?

Civil Services and Revenue Depart- Ments Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.: Police, England and Wales. ( 4 Mar 1921)

Sir Arthur Benn: I should like to ask the Home Secretary if he could state the amount of the grants to the councils of counties and boroughs that support a police force, whether or not the various boroughs have agreed to the increases and what steps he intends taking if some of the boroughs refuse to fall into line on the increases.

Ireland.: Prime Minister's Announcement. (10 Dec 1920)

Sir Arthur Benn: Has the right hon. Gentleman considered, seeing that this matter is of such vital importance to the country, the holding of a secret Session of this House to-morrow, in order that things may be said which, although they might be injurious if they were given to the world, might be useful in coming to a decision?

Orders of the Day — Roads Bill: Clause 6. — (Registration and identification marks.) (10 Dec 1920)

Sir Arthur Benn: The Sub-section reads: If the mark to be fixed in accordance with this Act is not so fixed …. What does "so fixed" mean? If it is three and a half inches from the centre of the glass and it ought to be three inches—

Orders of the Day — Roads Bill: Clause 6. — (Registration and identification marks.) (10 Dec 1920)

Sir Arthur Benn: I desire to support what the Noble Lord the Member for Battersea (Viscount Curzon) has said and to urge that some steps should be taken to prevent people who were driving during the War, and who have letters slightly too small, finding themselves liable to this penalty. There are cars the letters on which are too small, and the owners are ignorant of the fact. There was a case where the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Royal Naval Reserve. ( 8 Dec 1920)

Sir Arthur Benn: Is this man, 56 years of age, able and willing to work, to live on 5s. a week, or will the Admiralty find work for him?


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