Results 101–120 of 5248 for speaker:Mr William Ormsby-Gore

Oral Answers to Questions — ST. Vincent (Labour Conditions). (30 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: St. Vincent Ordinance No. 16 of 1937, a copy of which is being placed in the Library of the House, prescribes the manner and time of payment of wages. It also repeals the old Masters and Servants Act which contained penal sanctions for offences arising out of labour contracts. The Ordinance provides that labourers' wages shall be paid in money and not otherwise at intervals not exceeding a...

Oral Answers to Questions — ST. Vincent (Labour Conditions). (30 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: A labour commissioner was appointed in St. Vincent last year. In addition to the duties specified in the ordinance referred to by the hon. Member, this officer is required to investigate all matters directly or indirectly concerned with labour conditions in the Colony and to make recommendations to Government for their improvement; to inquire into and wherever possible settle disputes and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine Partition Commission. (30 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: Yes, Sir. The fourth member of the Palestine Partition Commission will be Mr. Thomas Reid, C.M.G. Mr. Reid entered the Ceylon Civil Service in 1905. He was appointed mayor and chairman of the Municipal Council of Colombo in 1919 and labour controller in 1925. He was subsequently selected for special duty in connection with the introduction of the new Ceylon Constitution. Since his retirement...

Oral Answers to Questions — Rhodesia and Nyasaland. (30 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: As the hon. Member is aware, a Royal Commission has been appointed to consider whether any, and if so what, form of closer co-operation or association between Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland is desirable and feasible. I cannot anticipate the findings of the Royal Commission.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad (Housing). (30 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The design of houses built in Trinidad is governed by existing legislation, in which certain minimum permissible standards are laid down. I understand that the cost of a type of house which would conform to these standards has been roughly estimated at approximately £135.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad (Housing). (30 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: There is no suggestion in recent legislation of a lowering of the standard. The cost of houses must vary, and in a tropical country there is not the same necessity for chimneys.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trinidad (Housing). (30 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I have not heard anything of that. Such information as I have suggests if anything that the standard should be raised.

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

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The question of publication is under consideration. When the views of the Italian Government have been obtained I shall be in a position to make a definite statement.

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

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I think the hon. Member must be under some misapprehension. This is a temporary arrangement regarding practical arrangements for the customary transit trade across the frontier, and I do not think any international obligations arise.

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

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: Yes, if it were in the nature of a commercial treaty; but you cannot have two countries with a common land frontier without at any rate some practical arrangement as to what is to happen on that frontier.

Oral Answers to Questions — Empire Defence (Straits Settlements' Gift). (28 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The Governor has reported to me that on 14th February the Legislative Council of the Straits Settlements adopted a motion for the payment of 500,000 dollars (approximately £58,000) to His Majesty's Government as a gift towards the cost of the Imperial Defence of the British Empire. The Governor has at my request expressed to the Council the grateful appreciation of His Majesty's Government...

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Partition Commission. (23 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: No, Sir; but I hope to be able to make an announcement very shortly.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Partition Commission. (23 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I am sure that the members of the Commission fully appreciate the position, and the importance of carrying out their inquiries as rapidly as possible.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Oil (Legislation). (23 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The revision is still under consideration, and I am unable to say when the new legislation will be enacted.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Jewish Immigrants. (23 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The number of Jewish immigrants from Germany who entered Palestine during the five years from 1933 to 1937 inclusive was about 32,500. I have no information that would enable me to say in what circumstances these persons left Germany.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Propaganda. (23 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I consider that such propaganda is sufficiently discredited by its own obvious falsity and extravagance, and I do not propose to add to the many burdens of the Palestine Administration that of investigating each reckless and unsupported charge against British forces who are endeavouring to combat a campaign of murder and outrage.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.: Propaganda. (23 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I do not think that is necessary. The statements emanate from the Arab centre in London, and I think that they are all lies.

Oral Answers to Questions — Seychelles (Road Contract). (23 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The judgment of the Chief Justice of Seychelles, to which the hon. Member refers, has been brought to my notice. I learn that a report on the subject is being forwarded by the Governor of the Colony, and I will consider on receipt of the Governor's report whether any action on the part of the Colonial Government is called for.

Oral Answers to Questions — Seychelles (Road Contract). (23 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: That is obviously one of the points that has to be looked into.

Oral Answers to Questions — Jamaica (Judiciary). (23 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I understand that a memorial on this subject has been prepared. In accordance with the usual procedure, it will be forwarded to me by the Governor with his observations. I will then give the matter my consideration.


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