Results 121–140 of 266 for speaker:Sir Arthur Benn

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

Sir Arthur Benn: May I ask the right hon. Gentleman, as one who has been interested in the telephone service in the past, why, if Plymouth has more lines entering it, should Exeter, with half the number of lines entering it, be considered more important, seeing that it is for the lines that enter that the telephone service is wanted?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Trade Commitme. (22 Jul 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: 11. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is now in a position to state the terms of reference and the names of the Trade Committee that the Government has promised to appoint?

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants.: Appeals (Time Limit). (17 Jul 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: After a ticket is issued to a claimant to go to the Court of Appeal, and the person has gone there, have the Ministry the right to say, "You are too late"? That has happened during the last 10 days.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill.: New Clause. — (Amendment of First Schedule to 8 and 9 Geo. V, c. 40.) (15 Jul 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: I rise to appeal to the Financial Secretary to allow this Clause to be adopted, and I do so because I have had personal experience of what will be the effect in the absence of such a Clause. I am heartily in favour of every foreigner who does a retail business in England being taxed, whether he is resident here or not, but the idea of taxing cost, insurance and freight cargoes in addition is...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Foreign Office. (14 Jul 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: I have listened with great interest to the speech of the hon. Member for Loughborough (Brigadier-General Spears), as a Liberal Free Trader, and to the speech of the hon. Member for Dundee (Mr. Morel). Both of them referred to the danger that would accrue to England if German exports for reparation came into Great Britain. The object of the Dawes Report is to bring about the pacification of...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Foreign Office. (14 Jul 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: The hon. and gallant Member must remember that I represent Plymouth.

Orders of the Day — Export Trade. (21 May 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: I beg to move, That a committee be appointed to consider the position of our export trade and the means to be taken to obtain the necessary markets; that the committee shall consist of a judge of the High Court as chairman and six Members of the House of Commons, two of whom to be nominated by the Government, two by the Conservative party, and two by the Liberal party; that three of the...

Orders of the Day — Export Trade. (21 May 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: Would they not have the Board of Trade behind them?

Orders of the Day — Export Trade. (21 May 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: My object in limiting the Committee to six Members of the House of Commons, with an independent Judge, was that the House of Commons has a responsibility to the country to look after its business, and it was to leave it to them to say what they thought of it, while the proposal to have a Judge as Chairman was, of course, because of the character of impartiality that such a Chairman would give...

Orders of the Day — Export Trade. (21 May 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: After the sympathetic way in which the President of the Board of Trade has received the Motion, may I ask leave to withdraw it?

Pensions Increase [Money]. (19 May 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: Before the hon. Gentleman does that, may I ask him a question? Did I understand him to state that when the right hon. Member for Colchester (Sir L. Worthington-Evans) said that he would not press the Government for the £560,000, in order to do away with the means limit Clause, my right hon. Friend was understood to be speaking for the Opposition and the Conservative party? I, for one, oppose...

Pensions Increase [Money]. (19 May 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: I only wanted to say, to avoid future misunderstandings, that there is no pledge given by many of my hon. Friends not to criticise the amended form of the Resolution when the hon. Gentleman brings it forward. He has done what was obviously right in with drawing a Resolution to which many Members in all parts took exception, and he has undertaken to bring in a Resolution in an amended form....

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Officers' Pay. (14 May 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: In the event of the cost of living going up, will the 5½ per cent. be modified?

Oral Answers to Questions — Mercantile Marine.: Load Line. ( 6 May 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: When the Committee is investigating this matter, will they arrange that no foreign ship which does not conform to the British load line shall be allowed to enter our ports?

Oral Answers to Questions — Enemy Action Claims. (10 Mar 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: Has the sum of £5,000,000 not been used for advances and other claims, and will it be returned later?

Oral Answers to Questions — West Africa.: Spirits (Impoetation). (10 Mar 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: Are any steps taken to prevent the consumption of poisonous substitutes which, it is stated, are being used in West Africa?

Oral Answers to Questions — Washington Convention (Hours of Labour). ( 5 Mar 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: When were these orders put into force in France, and in what circumstances?

Oral Answers to Questions — Jersey and Guernsey.: Turkey (British Claims). (21 Feb 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: If these reprisals were taken before war was declared, why should the claims of British nationals be left to an international committee?

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.: New Cruiser Construction. (21 Feb 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: May I ask if a cruiser is going to be put down at Devonport?


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