Results 161–180 of 5248 for speaker:Mr William Ormsby-Gore

Oral Answers to Questions — Hong Kong (Mui-Tsai). ( 9 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I have not yet received final recommendations from the Governor of Hong Kong, but I understand that agreement on the measures which are regarded as desirable and practicable in the circumstances may soon be reached locally, and that a report may shortly be expected.

Oral Answers to Questions — Hong Kong (Mui-Tsai). ( 9 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: None whatever, yet.

Oral Answers to Questions — Straits Settlements (Broadcast News Reception). ( 9 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: No restriction is placed by the Government in the Straits Settlements on the private reception and dissemination of news broadcast by telephony from duly authorised broadcasting stations. As regards news broadcast by radio-telegraphy, for example, Reuter's Rugby Service, it was decided to adopt in the Straits Settlements the practice followed in this country under which the reception of such...

Oral Answers to Questions — Uganda (Native Taxation). ( 9 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The comparative prosperity which Uganda enjoyed last year has, I am glad to say, permitted the grant of some relief to the native taxpayer. Certain taxes have been abolished and others reduced; and the people of Uganda have also benefited from recent reductions in freight rates on the Kenya and Uganda Railway to the extent of about £250,000. The Uganda Government has announced its intention...

Oral Answers to Questions — Malta. ( 9 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I am at present awaiting receipt of a full copy of the judgment and other relevant documents in this case which the Governor is forwarding to me by mail. Until these are received I am not in a position to make any statement.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Colonial and Middle Eastern Services. ( 8 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: It is customary on these occasions for the Minister responsible for bringing before the Committee a Supplementary Estimate to explain how it is that the original Estimate, which was approved by Parliament last summer, has been exceeded. Although the net result of unexpected windfalls and under-spending under various heads is such that the net amount is only £10, the Committee will see that...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Colonial and Middle Eastern Services. ( 8 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The normal garrison in Palestine consists of two battalions of infantry. The reinforcements consist of four additional battalions, and, in addition to those, there are a field company of Royal Engineers, a railway company of Royal Engineers, detachments of the Royal Corps of Signals, the Army Ordnance Corps and the like, two squadrons of the Royal Air Force, and an armoured car company. There...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Colonial and Middle Eastern Services. ( 8 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: It is difficult to say. The bores are going down and the wells are being sunk at this moment. Surveys are going on, but, of course, it is very difficult to reach finality. Certain key points are now being investigated, and it is all-important that we should get as early as possible data regarding these areas.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Colonial and Middle Eastern Services. ( 8 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: There is no item in the Supplementary Estimate in regard to that matter, and it would, I presume, be out of order to discuss it. That is a question for the General Staff.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Colonial and Middle Eastern Services. ( 8 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: No, Sir.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Colonial and Middle Eastern Services. ( 8 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: It is obviously a matter for the General Staff experts. It is for them to advise the Government on strategic matters. It is ultimately a matter for the Chiefs of Staff as advised by the staff experts. I do not know whether it is irregular to say so or not, but, as a matter of fact, they have already been asked to provide data in that respect.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Colonial and Middle Eastern Services. ( 8 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The Technical Commission are not military experts, and will not be responsible for saying anything about strategy, but they will obtain from military experts opinions on anything of that kind which arises. As regards the cost of the commission, this Supplementary Estimate was submitted to the Treasury in January. It now turns out to be unnecessary, because I do not think any of this money...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Colonial and Middle Eastern Services. ( 8 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I gave it. I said that when the original Estimate for troops was framed, we were justified in believing that the result of our policy would be a better position in Palestine. Unfortunately, however, last autumn there was a great recrudescence of violence in that country necessitating increased expenditure.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Colonial and Middle Eastern Services. ( 8 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The increase is not due to new battalions being sent out. When the original Estimate was framed in January, 1937, it was contemplated that during the year the garrison in Palestine would be reduced. As a matter of fact, however, the garrison which was there in 1936 has had to be maintained and the battalions have had to be kept up to strength. There have been no new units. Battalions have...

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Colonial and Middle Eastern Services. ( 8 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: Will the hon. Member read the terms of the Motion?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Colonial and Middle Eastern Services. ( 8 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The Government take this Resolution of the House of Commons as meaning that before they would pronounce on the question of partition, aye or no, and before they debated the question of partition again, they wished to have another inquiry, and this Technical Commission is the inquiry which Parliament asked for to produce a definite scheme. We put that point at Geneva, and it was accepted at Geneva.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Colonial and Middle Eastern Services. ( 8 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: It was a request from all parts of the House.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Colonial and Middle Eastern Services. ( 8 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: The home staff organism.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Colonial and Middle Eastern Services. ( 8 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: Here and there.

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Colonial and Middle Eastern Services. ( 8 Mar 1938)

Mr William Ormsby-Gore: I have already told the right hon. Gentleman that the Prosecutor has ceased to be Prosecutor and that on the recommendation of the Commission two British counsel were substituted, but he goes on repeating these misstatements again and again.


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