Results 341–351 of 351 for speaker:Mr John Burnett

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Entertainments Duty (Moray Music Festival). (12 Apr 1932)

Mr John Burnett: 5. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has considered the appeal from the secretary of the Moray music festival committee against the imposition of Entertainments Duty upon single entry classes; and, if so, what action he proposes to take in the matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Entertainments Duty (Moray Music Festival). (12 Apr 1932)

Mr John Burnett: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether there is likely to be a decision soon on this question, in view of the number of forthcoming festivals which are dependent on it?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Russia (Debts, Claims and Counterclaims). ( 7 Apr 1932)

Mr John Burnett: 61. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is now in a position to inform the House of the action which the Government proposes to take with a view to the payment to British subjects of the debts due by the Russian Soviet Government?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Russia (Debts, Claims and Counterclaims). ( 7 Apr 1932)

Mr John Burnett: Seeing that many British working men and women have invested their life savings in Moscow bonds and other undertakings of which the Russian Government are at present getting the advantage, will the hon. Gentleman endeavour to have pressure brought to bear upon the Russian Government to fulfil their obligations, if only-to the extent of paying current interest to these unfortunate bondholders?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Mark Scheme. (24 Mar 1932)

Mr John Burnett: 26. asked the Minister of Agriculture how large a staff is employed in the marking of meat under the National Mark Beef Scheme; what is the total cost of the salaries paid; and whether, in view of the number of senders who mark their own beef, he will consider making a reduction in the staff employed?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Mark Scheme. (24 Mar 1932)

Mr John Burnett: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in the constituency which I represent there are two Government officers, salaried to mark beef, while 75 per cent. of the senders mark their own beef; and in the interests of that national economy about which my constituents in Aberdeen are so anxious, is he not prepared to consider the matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance.: Entertainments Duty. (22 Mar 1932)

Mr John Burnett: 46. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the loss of educational value which the music festival movement is likely to sustain through a charge of Entertainments Duty being imposed upon single-entry classes, he is prepared to remit the charge?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance.: Entertainments Duty. (22 Mar 1932)

Mr John Burnett: Do we understand that that decision will deprive choirs of an opportunity of getting outside criticism, which is such a valuable part of a musical festival?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: New Barracks, Aberdeen. (15 Mar 1932)

Mr John Burnett: 16. asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he can give any information as to how soon a commencement is to be made with the building of the new barracks at Aberdeen?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Imports. (16 Feb 1932)

Mr John Burnett: 40. asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount and value of manufactured granite, monumental and architectural, imported into this country during the months of December and January?

Orders of the Day — Import Duties Bill. (16 Feb 1932)

Mr John Burnett: I wish, in the first place, to crave the indulgence which the House so generously grants to those Members who go through the ordeal of addressing it for the first time. We sit here and listen with profit and interest, and sometimes, like the wedding guest in the "Ancient Mariner," because We cannot choose but hear, and we also occasionally do our marathon down to the Division Lobby. But the...


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