Results 101–120 of 266 for speaker:Sir Arthur Benn

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

Sir Arthur Benn: It depends whether you extend it to things that are munitions of war or to things like horses, which can pursue a more useful avocation. What the hon. and gallant Gentleman overlooks is that we have entered into a covenant to abolish the private manufacture of munitions of war, and indeed that covenant has been continually overlooked in this Debate. Many people have tried to define what our...

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

Sir Arthur Benn: I was trying to put as delicately as I could that we were in fact bearing a considerable share, and I wish to put it in such a way that could not possibly give offence. What is sometimes overlooked is that money is essentially a fighting commodity. It also is a munition of war. People think ships and armies the only things, but money is as much a means of defence as ships and guns. The...

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

Sir Arthur Benn: It was exactly what I thought, an unofficial friend of the Admiralty made the statement. If you are going to consider the question of employment, there are a great many other things to think of besides the 3,500 men, much as I would wish to see them put to work on these ships. If you are going to use employment as an argument to build warships or any ships of war, then it is good-bye to...

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

Sir Arthur Benn: That is the sort of spirit which animates hon. Members opposite. I feel very much—I believe that many people, the men and particularly the women, in this country feel it also—that we in our generation have got a special trust. We were taught in school, and children are taught in school to-day, that war is valour, brilliant victories, new markets and so on. We know that all that is a lie....

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

Sir Arthur Benn: The world knows this, and in the world to-day there is a hunger for peace, a universal hunger for peace, and the Government blunder or crime is that they are not responding to that spirit. Seven million people died in the War. Some were called Germans, and others Bulgarians or Britons or Frenchmen or Americans. They all had homes and firesides and vast numbers of them had children. I could...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Health Insurance.: Enemy Action Claims. (23 Jul 1925)

Sir Arthur Benn: 57 and 58.for asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) the. causes of the delay in completing, out of the still unexpended sum of over £400,000, the payment of reparation awards of the Sumner Commission; how much longer it will be before these payments are completed; whether, when completed, they will absorb the whole of that sum; and, if not, how the balance remaining will be divided among...

Orders of the Day — Supply. (16 Jul 1925)

Sir Arthur Benn: I am sure the hon. Member would not wish to do an injustice to the hon. and gallant Member for Abingdon. He distinctly said that it had not been raised to-day.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Warship Construction (Wages Cost). (15 Jul 1925)

Sir Arthur Benn: 31. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the percentage of the cost of a cruiser which is expended on wages; and which are the important trades which benefit by the building of ships?

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Shipbuilding Programme. (15 Jul 1925)

Sir Arthur Benn: 48. asked the Prime Minister if he is now in a position to inform the House how many cruisers the Government propose building; and how soon they will be laid down?

Oral Answers to Questions — Iron and Steel Industry. ( 2 Jul 1925)

Sir Arthur Benn: rose—

Oral Answers to Questions — Hours of Labour (Washington Convention). (16 Jun 1925)

Sir Arthur Benn: Before the Minister asks the House to ratify the Washington Convention, will he make inquiries to find out whether Germany and America will be willing to conform to the hours laid down therein?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Roads (Breaking-Up). (12 May 1925)

Sir Arthur Benn: 35. asked the Minister of Transport if his attention has been drawn to the lack of co-ordination between the Government Departments and local authorities in the breaking-up of roads; and if he can see his way to secure greater co-ordination in the future?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.: Roads (Breaking-Up). (12 May 1925)

Sir Arthur Benn: Are there any statistics as to the number of roads broken up in counties and in towns during the past six months after they have been made up and broken up not once, but twice?

Orders of the Day — Irish Free State (Confirma Tion of Agreement) Bill.: Prime Minister's Statement. (30 Sep 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: Keenly anxious as I am to see any legislation passed which will bring peace and prosperity to Ireland, I cannot vote for the Second Reading of this Bill unless there is some provision in it defining the duties of the Commission and showing that it is to deal with the rectification only of the boundary. I say this for two reasons. The first is that I was one of those who voted for the Third...

Oral Answers to Questions — Inter-Allied Conference.: Prime Minister's Statement. ( 4 Aug 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: I should like to ask if any arrangement has been made to set up a Committee to decide the extent to which each country must receive reparation in kind?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Trade.: Committee of Inquiry. (29 Jul 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: 13. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can now state the composition and the terms of reference of the proposed Committee of Inquiry upon British Trade?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Trade.: Committee of Inquiry. (29 Jul 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: Does the right hon. Gentleman consider the terms of reference sufficiently wide to enable the Committee to investigate first, the hours of labour, and the wages paid in competitive industries in the principal competing countries; second, the restrictions, if any, in force in this country and in other countries in competitive industries; and, third, the corresponding burden of rates and taxes...

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.: Liquor Traffic (United States). (29 Jul 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: May I ask the hon. Gentleman whether America has really asked us to assist them in enforcing the law, and whether it is not the law of the United States that any citizen of the United States can send out of America munitions of war even to belligerents in war time?

Oral Answers to Questions — Telephone Service, Plymouth and Exeter. (23 Jul 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: 73 asked the Postmaster-General (1) in connection with the proposed amalgamation of the Plymouth and Exeter telephone districts, whether, in view of the advantages from a progressive business out-look, he will consider making Plymouth the headquarters; (2) how many lines are connected with the Plymouth Telephone Exchange and how many with the Exeter Exchange; and whether the growth and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Telephone Service, Plymouth and Exeter. (23 Jul 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: Has the right hon. Gentleman borne in mind the fact that Plymouth is between three and four times larger than Exeter, that it is a progressive town and the only seaport of any importance in Devon, and that it is the great south-western head of our naval and dockyard system? Surely, in these circumstances, it is hardly good business to put it under Exeter for its telephone service?


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