Results 141–160 of 266 for speaker:Sir Arthur Benn

Oral Answers to Questions — Dock Strike.: American Mails. (20 Feb 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: May I ask whether the 5,000 bags of mails held up in Plymouth since Saturday and Sunday last are not in the possession of the Government and its agents; whether the Government are under contract for the delivery of those mails; and whether in times gone by it has not always been considered that mails go ahead of all strikes and are a national service?

Orders of the Day — Temperance (Wales) Bill. (15 Feb 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: Intemperance is unquestionably one of the greatest vices from which the human race suffers, and anything that we can do to get rid of it ought to be done. This Bill, which is said to promote temperance in Wales, does not help to do it, and I cannot help feeling that it is both immoral and unfair. We allow the manufacture of liquor. We levy high taxes on it for the benefit of the people and so...

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants.: Tuberculosis. (14 Feb 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: Is any difference being made between ex-service men who had a pre-War history of disease and men who had no pre-War history, but may have developed the disease through the hardships endured during the War

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants.: Wealth (Redistribution). (14 Feb 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: 45. asked the Prime Minister if the statement made by the Solicitor-General at the Central Hall, Westminster, on 30th January, 1924, represents the views of His Majesty's Government, namely, that the time is now ripe for a redistribution of wealth; and, if the answer is in the affirmative, whether the Government propose to pass legislation to effect this object?

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants.: Outstanding Questions. (14 Feb 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: As the hon. Member has just stated that these matters will be brought forward at the Anglo-Russian Commission, may I ask the Under-Secretary if no settlement will be made before the matter comes before the House of Commons?

Government Policy.: Foreign Affairs. (12 Feb 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: May I ask if any settlements agreed to by the AngloRussian Commission will come before the House of Commons for approval?

Orders of the Day — King's Speech.: Debate on the Address. (21 Jan 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: I think we all realise we shall have continuous and progressive changes, and that we shall see many old-time customs giving place to others, perhaps more suitable for modern conditions. These changes will be obtained through peaceful evolution, but such can only come about by the will of the people. I claim it is not the will of the people that the Labour party, through the Division to-night,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men.: Mental Cases. (17 Jan 1924)

Sir Arthur Benn: May I ask whether the Minister of Pensions realises that many of these men are suffering from insanity which was latent prior to the War, and developed owing to hardships endured during the War, and ought they not to be treated accordingly?

Oral Answers to Questions — United States.: Ellis Island. ( 2 Aug 1923)

Sir Arthur Benn: Cannot arrangements be made by which steamships will not take emigrants out to America, when the law of America prevents them from being landed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: Singapore Base. (25 Jul 1923)

Sir Arthur Benn: Has the attention of the right hon. Gentleman been drawn to the statement, reported in the Press, of a leading Japanese statesman in Tokio to the effect that the building of Singapore dock is, if the British Empire is to look after its interests in the Pacific, the natural sequence to the ending of the Japanese-British alliance?

Navy Estimates, 1923–24.: Admiralty Office. (19 Jul 1923)

Sir Arthur Benn: There is one aspect of this problem which should be considered very fully before we come to a decision. We are absolutely dependent on our overseas trade. We have to im- port annually over £300,000,000 worth of meat, wheat, cheese, and butter, and we have to send our goods with which to pay for them all over the world. Our shipping and our commerce must be proof against attack. Many of us...

Oral Answers to Questions — Mercantile Marine.: Desertions (United States). (17 Jul 1923)

Sir Arthur Benn: Is the right hon. Gentlemen aware if any American Governments have ever refused to carry out the requests of British Consuls to arrest and put on board sailors who are on the articles of ships and who have deserted?

Oral Answers to Questions — Singapore Naval Base. (16 Jul 1923)

Sir Arthur Benn: Is it not a fact that the Americans and the other people at that Conference were just as fully posted regarding our intentions in connection with Singapore as any Englishman?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Civil Servants (War Bonus). (10 Jul 1923)

Sir Arthur Benn: (by Private Notice) asked whether the Postmaster-General can yet say what steps the Government intend to take to carry out the Sutton judgment, and what steps they intend to take regarding other ex-service civil servants who claim that they also should receive the Civil Service war bonus?

Oral Answers to Questions — Railways, Crown Colonies. ( 2 Jul 1923)

Sir Arthur Benn: 22. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Report by Colonel Hammond regarding the future construction of railways in East Africa on the departmental system deals with the State management of the Uganda line; and if he can indicate the terms of Colonel Hammond's recommendations?

Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties.: Territorial Waters. ( 2 May 1923)

Sir Arthur Benn: Has this country at any time, with any nation, recognised any limit outside the three miles limit?

Orders of the Day — Slaughtering of Animals Bill. (27 Apr 1923)

Sir Arthur Benn: I beg to move, "That the Bill be now read a Second time." I appeal to the House to allow this Bill to go to a Committee. The killing of animals for food is cruel, but none of us wants to see cruelty to a greater extent than is necessary. I have been in touch with the Butchers' Federation, and find that they are as anxious as we are for the purpose of the Bill. But they want some alterations,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Empire Development.: Borneo, Guiana, and Honduras. (23 Apr 1923)

Sir Arthur Benn: Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman, in dealing with British Honduras, recollect that it has the great hinterland of Guatemala, and that it was only due to red tape here in London that a broad-gauge railway was not built into Guatemala from Belize two years ago?

Oral Answers to Questions — India.: Murder and Abduction, Kohat. (16 Apr 1923)

Sir Arthur Benn: Is the Noble Lord satisfied that all reasonable precautions were taken prior to this outrage for the protection of British women at Kohat?

Orders of the Day — Intoxicating Liquor (Sale to Persons Under Eighteen) Bill. ( 9 Mar 1923)

Sir Arthur Benn: I am anxious to express my view on this Bill. Whether one believes that every law-abiding citizen ought to be able to drink, eat and smoke whatever he likes, or whether one thinks that owing to excessive drinking our country has been so much injured that restrictive legislation is necessary, every one of us wants to see true temperance in this country. I do not believe that prohibition by...


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