Results 41–60 of 5248 for speaker:Mr William Ormsby-Gore

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Terrorism. (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: It is very difficult to give a detailed answer to an oral question, but if the hon. Member puts clown an unstarred question, I will try to give him the particulars.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Partition. (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I have been informed of certain individual suggestions for modifying certain features of the plan for the partition of Palestine which is out- lined in Part III of the report of the Royal Commission. Pending the report of the new Commission, the whole matter must be regarded as sub judice and it would not be appropriate, nor would it serve any useful purpose, to discuss any suggestions that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Partition. (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I have not heard of any Wauchope scheme; in fact, I am sure there is none in existence. A suggested scheme is the Malcolm scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Tel Aviv. (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I have nothing to add to the full reply which I gave on 16th March to the hon. Member for Don Valley (Mr. T. Williams).

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Tel Aviv. (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I have said that inquiries are now proceeding in regard to the possibility of raising a loan for a smaller amount in order to meet the most immediate and pressing needs.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Tel Aviv. (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: It is not merely a case of permission being granted. Permission would gladly be granted if the loan could be raised.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Tel Aviv. (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I answered that question some time ago, and I said then that negotiations had broken down.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Tel Aviv. (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: No, Sir; I have no information regarding the matters referred to in this question and I have received no report from the High Commissioner on the subject. The matter is clearly one for consideration by the authorities in Palestine.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Tel Aviv. (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I shall be glad if the hon. Member will give me any information he may have at his disposal. If he does, I will make inquiries.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Tel Aviv. (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I am aware that a considerable sum has already been expended out of the surplus balances of Palestine in anticipation of the issue of a projected loan of £2,000,000. No provision for works in Tel Aviv was included in the schedule of the contemplated £2,000,000 loan, the reason being that other services of greater urgency had to take precedence.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Tel Aviv. (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The hon. and gallant Gentleman asked me about the £2,000,000 loan which was arranged before the request came for the raising of the loan for Tel Aviv sewerage. I have already said that matter is being considered.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Tel Aviv. (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: No, because the £2,000,000, as I have said cannot be raised. The separate loan for Tel Aviv sewerage and drainage is now under consideration.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Jewish Immigrants. (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, while sympathising with the situation of Jews in Austria and elsewhere in Central and Eastern Europe, I should not feel justified in reconsidering the decision which has recently been taken by His Majesty's Government with regard to the admission into Palestine of dependants of immigrants during...

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Detenus. (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The great majority of these persons are detained in a concentration camp at Acre, and the remainder are detained in Acre Jail and a few in various police lock-ups throughout the country. At the Acre camp there is hutment accommodation of a satisfactory standard. No complaints have been received with regard to health and sanitary arrangements in the prisons and lock-ups. I have no special...

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Detenus. (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The vast majority of these people are detenus, people not charged, but suspected. They are in a special camp, and only a few are in the jail, which is the Acre Jail, a long-established jail. I am quite sure that the supervision and the conduct of warders in Palestine is very carefully watched.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: British Somaliland. (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: After consultation with the Governor I have decided on a re-organisation of the judicial arrangements in the Protectorate. The legal secretary will become a member of the Protectorate Court when sitting either as a court of original jurisdiction or as a court hearing appeals from district magistrates. Advocates will be allowed to appear before the Protectorate Court in cases of murder and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Sierra Leone (Platinum Prospecting Licences). (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The figures requested are not on record in the Colonial Office, but inquiry will be made of the Governor. According to the last published report, that is, for 1936, there were five licensees, who between them won 480 ounces of platinum in that year.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Sierra Leone (Platinum Prospecting Licences). (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I expect so. You could not give several licensees the right to go prospecting in the same stream.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: British Guiana (Sugar Exports). (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: Exports of unrefined sugar from British Guiana in 1936 amounted to 176,503 tons, valued at £1,427,682, and in 1937 amounted to 181,569 tons, valued at £1,584,933. I have no record that there was any export of refined sugar. No information is available as to how much unrefined sugar was shipped from British Guiana to Greenock. As regards the last part of the question, I understand that, so...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: British Guiana (Sugar Exports). (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: Yes, throughout all the sugar-producing Colonies. There has been a heavy fall in the world price of sugar, and they are all affected.


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