Results 81–100 of 5248 for speaker:Mr William Ormsby-Gore

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

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: Yes, Sir.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad.: Tanganyika (Native Labour). ( 6 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The answer to the first two parts of the question is in the affirmative. Draft legislation is being prepared to deal comprehensively with the committee's recommendations, and a Labour Inspectorate has already been instituted.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad.: Tanganyika (Native Labour). ( 6 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: Certainly.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad.: Tobago (Praedial Larceny). ( 6 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: Yes, Sir. I understand that such a statement was made as a deterrent, but this is not in conformity with the policy of His Majesty's Government. As long ago as 1918 the then Governor of Trinidad was informed that the use of the "cat" in the case of corporal punishment inflicted for certain offences connected with praedial larceny should be discontinued, and a birch, light tamarind rod or...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad.: Tobago (Praedial Larceny). ( 6 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: With regard to the last part of the hon. Member's supplementary question, I have given my answer to-day. With regard to the other part, I would point out that there is praedial larceny and praedial larceny, and sentences of this kind are never given unless it is a case of malicious damage, and then not for a first offence. [HON. MEMBERS: "What is praedial larceny? "] Praedial larceny is the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad.: Tobago (Praedial Larceny). ( 6 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: It is not for the Executive to express disapproval of magistrates in their exercise of legal functions. It is not done here, and I should be 10th to do it. I have given my answer.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad.: Tobago (Praedial Larceny). ( 6 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: Yes.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Nigeria (Animal Traps). ( 5 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The import duty in Nigeria on all animal traps is at present 1s. 3d. each. I have received representations to the effect that it is unduly high, and I am in communication with the Governor on the subject. He is, I know, giving the matter his sympathetic consideration. The recent change in duties which has given rise to these representations was due to the apprehension that the traps were...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Nigeria (Animal Traps). ( 5 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The point is that the trap is used in and around the house where there are people about, for the purpose of catching rats; but if such traps were put out broadcast in the jungle to catch wild animals, they might cause quite unnecessary suffering to wild animals.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Nigeria (Animal Traps). ( 5 Apr 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: Because representations have been made with regard to Nigeria.

Oral Answers to Questions — European Refugees. (30 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The objections to a policy of indiscriminate admission of refugees were stated by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary on 22nd March. They apply also to the Colonies. Owing to climatic and economic conditions, and to the existence of large native populations, there is no territory in the Colonial Empire where any large-scale settlement is practicable. With regard to individual cases, the...

Oral Answers to Questions — European Refugees. (30 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: Certainly, but I would point out that we cannot possibly send people to reside in West Africa and places of that kind.

Oral Answers to Questions — Malta. (30 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The Governor of Malta has reported that final leave to appeal to His Majesty in Council was granted by the Malta Courts on 28th March. The petition in the appeal will be lodged as soon as possible. As a stay of execution has been granted no special measures on the part of the Malta Government are required in the interval.

Oral Answers to Questions — Malta. (30 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I do not think there is anything I can do. The case will come before the Privy Council, and they will hear it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Seychelles (Chief Inland Revenue Officer). (30 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. So far as I am aware, Mr. Sauvage had not previously held a Government post. He has, however, been a member of the Legislative Council.

Oral Answers to Questions — Seychelles (Chief Inland Revenue Officer). (30 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: There are very few civil servants there. The island cannot afford to pay the usual scale of the Colonial service, and it is the custom to get unofficial members of the community to do jobs of this kind.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Sugar Council. (30 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The last meeting of the International Sugar Council took place on 4th. 5th and 6th October, 1937. A communiqué has now been issued stating that the next meeting will be held in London on 27th April; the last part of the question does not, therefore, arise.

Oral Answers to Questions — West Indies (Sugar Industry). (30 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I am continuously receiving reports from the Governors of the many sugar-producing Colonies in the West Indian area regarding the current position of the local sugar industries, and I have also received reports on the subject of unemployment in those Colonies, but I fear that it is impossible to summarise them within the limits of a Parliamentary answer.

Oral Answers to Questions — West Indies (Sugar Industry). (30 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: If the hon. Member will say which island I will try to get him the facts.

Oral Answers to Questions — West Indies (Sugar Industry). (30 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: No, not recently. Of course there has been a considerable fall in the price of sugar.


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