Results 81–100 of 266 for speaker:Sir Arthur Benn

Oral Answers to Questions — Enemy Action Claims. (22 Feb 1927)

Sir Arthur Benn: Is it not a fact that of the £5,300,000 referred to, the first £5,000,000 was merely advanced by the Government for claims that were delayed owing to not getting a settlement with Germany, and it was never intended originally when the money was loaned that the claims should be settled?

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Dockyard Apprentices. (17 Nov 1926)

Sir Arthur Benn: May I ask whether the First Lord can see his way to retain some of the ex-apprentices who are being discharged and lower the number of new entrants?

Orders of the Day — Electricity (Supply) Bill.: New Clause. — (Tribunal of appeal.) ( 9 Nov 1926)

Sir Arthur Benn: I beg to second the Motion. I do so as one of the strong supporters of the Bill, but as one who thinks that the tribunal of appeal has not got wide enough powers. I was one of the Committee that appeared with the Chambers of Commerce before the Minister, and this was one of the points which we urged, namely, that anyone who considered himself injured by any order of the new authority should...

Orders of the Day — Coal Mines Bill. (28 Jun 1926)

Sir Arthur Benn: I am a thorough supporter of this Bill. I do not believe and never have 'believed in Government interference in trade. I would keep Governments out of trade as far as I could. In small trades, legislation may be necessary to protect workers who cannot meet employers on level terms, but in big trades, where men can work together in a trade union, that trade union ought not to be hampered. Its...

Orders of the Day — Coal Mines Bill. (28 Jun 1926)

Sir Arthur Benn: I am speaking from official figures which show the months of August and September and the rate was 12s. 9d. per ton on commercial coal sold. When I was in America I found there were 186,000 miners idle in Pennsylvania. They were out to get a 10 per cent. increase. There has been this trouble in the coal business ever since it was started. We have had it here in England. My hon. Friend the...

Orders of the Day — Coal Mines Bill. (28 Jun 1926)

Sir Arthur Benn: No, they were all complaining, both the owners and men. I find about this period the following statement of the position: Colliers are always paid by the piece, and consequently their wages, although at the same rate per chaldron, vary according to the quantity of work they have to do, and it is very difficult to form an average, they vary so very considerably. They have varied from 14s. a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Sea Wall, Sidmouth (Road Works). (30 Mar 1926)

Sir Arthur Benn: 10. asked the Minister of Transport the total cost of the new sea wall at Sidmouth, Devon; what road works were undertaken specifically in connection with this scheme; how much of the total expenditure was incurred in respect of such works; whether, in view of the provisions of the Development and Road Improvement Funds Act. 1909, as amended by the Roads Act, 1920, that advances from the Road...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Sea Wall, Sidmouth (Road Works). (30 Mar 1926)

Sir Arthur Benn: Can my right hon. Friend state the length of the road in respect of which the grant has been given, and whether it only rims from one end of the sea wall to the other?

Orders of the Day — Building Materials (Charges and Supply) Bill. (19 Mar 1926)

Sir Arthur Benn: May I ask the hon. Member whether he knows of any cases where bonus shares have been given except where profits have been made which the company did not wish to pay out in cash?

Unemployed (Remunerative Employment). (24 Feb 1926)

Sir Arthur Benn: I beg to move— That steps should be taken by the Government on a large scale towards the further development of Greater Britain in order that new fields of remunerative employment may be opened up and unemployment relieved in Great Britain. During the past two centuries we have never had any long period of time without unemployment. It is an evil that has existed ever since we became an...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ballot for Notices of Motion.: Unemployment. (10 Feb 1926)

Sir Arthur Benn: I beg to give notice that, on this day two weeks, I will draw attention to where remunerative employment might be found for some of the unemployed, and move a Resolution.

Oral Answers to Questions — Territorial Army.: Administration, London. (21 Dec 1925)

Sir Arthur Benn: 107. asked the Secretary of State for War if he has taken any steps regarding the proposed redistribution of administration of certain Territorial units in the county of London?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: London Territorial Associations. ( 9 Dec 1925)

Sir Arthur Benn: 79. asked the Secretary of State for War if he will explain the reasons for the pro posed redistribution in the administration of the Territorial units at present administered by the Territorial Associations of the City of London and of the County of London; and whether it is pro posed to introduce the necessary legislation this Session?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: London Territorial Associations. ( 9 Dec 1925)

Sir Arthur Benn: Before any action is taken, will this be brought before the House of Commons, because I think I am right in saying that originally this Force was formed on the understanding that they were to be administered by their own associations, and if they are removed, is it not a case of absolute contravention of that understanding?

Orders of the Day — Rating and Valuation Bill. (25 Nov 1925)

Sir Arthur Benn: I for one am quite prepared to accept the right hon. Gentleman's assurance that he will, in 1927 or 1928, bring in the necessary Bill. I should, however, like one further assurance, that if there should be any difficulties over other parts of the Bill, he will bring in a Bill giving London manufacturers the privilege to be enjoyed by their neighbours in the country in the matter of machinery....

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Rosyth and Pembroke Dockyards. (18 Nov 1925)

Sir Arthur Benn: May I ask whether, if men are being sent from Rosyth to Plymouth, the right hon. Gentleman will take care to see that men who were originally sent from Devonport to Rosyth during the War are given preference in returning there?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Navy Supplementary Estimate, 1925–26. (29 Jul 1925)

Sir Arthur Benn: I wish to say a few words as an ex-President of the Association of British Chambers of Commerce, and as Vice-Chairman of the Imperial Council of Commerce to which Chambers of Commerce all over the Empire belong though I am not authorised to speak for either, and to put before the Committee the views that are held by a good many business men regarding the Navy and the necessity for its being...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Navy Supplementary Estimate, 1925–26. (29 Jul 1925)

Sir Arthur Benn: I said I was not authorised.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Navy Supplementary Estimate, 1925–26. (29 Jul 1925)

Sir Arthur Benn: As this Debate has wholly taken the form as to whether the financial resources of the country are sufficient to stand this expenditure, I think the economic position of the country is an important consideration which should not be ruled out.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Navy Supplementary Estimate, 1925–26. (29 Jul 1925)

Sir Arthur Benn: We have listened, as we always do, with the greatest interest to the hon. and gallant Gentleman. I cannot follow every proposal he has put forward, but a great many of them seem to me to overlook entirely the true post-War spirit and the mood of the people as it is after the War has been fought and won. In the first place, he advocated, as I understood it, a sort of private enterprise in war,...


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