Results 61–80 of 5248 for speaker:Mr William Ormsby-Gore

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

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: There is not the money to raise the standards in the industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence.: Jamaica (Social Conditions). (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I have received no information from Jamacia regarding the matters referred to, but I have asked the Governor by telegraph for a report. I will communicate with the hon. Member when the reply is received.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence.: Jamaica (Social Conditions). (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I have already announced in the House that the new Labour Adviser to the Colonial Office is going to make his first visit to the West Indies.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence.: Kenya (Abyssinian Refugees). (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The situation on the Kenya-Abyssinian frontier is quiet, and the status quo is being maintained. Apart from a very few isolated individuals, no refugees have crossed the frontier since last summer. In these circumstances I do not see what reports could usefully be published.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence.: Kenya (Abyssinian Refugees). (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: No, Sir, none.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence.: Northern Rhodesia (Native Labour). (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: As the hon. Member is aware, Major Orde-Browne, whom I have recently appointed as my Labour Adviser, went out to Northern Rhodesia at the end of last year to study all the problems arising in the Territory in connection with the employment of native labour. Major Orde-Browne is still in Northern Rhodesia, and I should prefer to make no statement until his report has been received. Meanwhile I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence.: Northern Rhodesia (Native Labour). (13 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: Oh, no. Labour is recruited some distance away. The copper belt in Northern Rhodesia is at the other end of the country from the Rand.

Oral Answers to Questions — European Refugees. ( 6 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I have not the information that would enable me to reply to this question. As regards Palestine, the conditions under which immigrants can obtain admission into the country are well known to the House. They apply to Jews from Austria no less than from other parts of the world.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad.: Public Works EmployÉS' Petition. ( 6 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I have received a report on this subject from the Officer Administering the Government of Trinidad. As it is rather long I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad.: Public Works EmployÉS' Petition. ( 6 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The petition as to the conditions of public works employés was received from four persons calling themselves a union.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad.: Public Works EmployÉS' Petition. ( 6 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: No, Sir. When four unknown persons claim to represent a union which is not registered and the existence of which is not known, it is necessary to make inquiries as to who they are and whom they represent.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad.: Oil Development. ( 6 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: In June, 1936, the Government of Trinidad issued a gazette notice inviting applications within six months for the grant of exploration licences over marine areas in the territorial waters of the Colony. Applications were received from a number of oil companies, and after consideration of all the issues involved the Governor, with my concurrence, informed the companies that it had been...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad.: Oil Development. ( 6 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: British Controlled Oilfields is one of the companies that have applied. There are a good many other companies besides British Controlled operating in Trinidad.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad.: Oil Development. ( 6 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I am waiting to hear from the various companies that have applied for rights to bore within territorial waters.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad.: Kenya (Abyssinian Refugees). ( 6 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: According to information supplied last November, the number of these refugees in Kenya is 6,181. I have no very recent report on their condition, but, in a report prepared at the end of October last by the Medical Officer in charge of the camp, it was stated that, as a result of the measures taken by the authorities in Kenya, a great improvement had taken place in the health of the refugees,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad.: Kenya (Abyssinian Refugees). ( 6 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The report is a very full one, with photographs and all the rest. If the hon. Member would like to see it, I think he would feel that every effort has been made.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad.: Kenya (Abyssinian Refugees). ( 6 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I have recently introduced a Supplementary Estimate for this very. purpose.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad.: Nyasaland (Labour Recruitment). ( 6 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: It has been agreed with the Transvaal Chamber of Mines that the Witwatersrand Native Labour Association should be allowed to recruit up to a maximum of 8,500 natives in Nyasaland during 1938 and the first four months of 1939, for a further experimental period of one year's employment. The International Labour Recruiting Convention has riot yet been ratified by His Majesty's Government.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad.: Nyasaland (Labour Recruitment). ( 6 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: As regards the experimental period, understand that, among other conditions, the Chamber of Mines agreed to meet the whole cost of transporting recruits to Johannesburg from their homes.


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