House of Commons debates

Thursday, 11 March 1920

  • Official Report.

  • Private Business.

    London Electric Railway Companies (Fares, etc.) Bill (by Order),

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants.

    • Artificial Leg (Symes' Amputation).

      2 speeches

      1. asked the Minister of Pensions the cost of the Government artificial leg for Symes' amputation, as manufactured in the Munitions Inventions Department, Imber Court, and how this cost compares...

    • Disabled Officers and Men.

      8 speeches

      Captain COOTE: 3. asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that in the case of disabled officers a consideraable time elapses between the date of gazetting to the retired list and...

      Massage Service

      2 speeches

      4. asked the Minister of Pensions whether his attention has been directed to the fact that members of the massage service receive no bonus, gratuity or pension whether members of this service...

      Yorkshire Regiment (Private F. J. Campbell).

      2 speeches

      6. asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that the accounts relative to the estate of the late Private F. J. Campbell, No. 33,768, 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment, have been under the...

      Disability Pensions.

      18 speeches

      7. asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that medical boards still frequently refuse to inform soldiers immediately after examination of the degree of disability at which they have been...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men.

    • Land Settlement, Ireland.

      16 speeches

      10. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he can give figures showing what progress has been made in settling ex-service men on the land in Ireland; and what further number of men it is hoped...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.

    • Housing Schemes and Expenditure.

      4 speeches

      11. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland how many houses have been erected and what amount has been expended under the Housing Act in Ireland; and, if the Act has broken down by reason of the...

    • Mr. M. MEHIGAN.

      5 speeches

      12. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland why Mr. Michael Mehigan was arrested at his home, Blackrock, Cork, on the night of 1st February and deported to Wormwood Scrubs Prison on 15th February;...

      Arrests (Statistics).

      5 speeches

      13. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland how many arrests have been made in Ireland during the month of January in the years 1914 and 1920, respectively?

      Military Raid (Dublin).

      7 speeches

      15. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware than on Thursday morning, 26th February, a house in Park Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin, was raided by military; that the sole residents...

      Education Bill.

      8 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY: 16. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that there is considerable opposition in Ireland on the part of the Catholic ecclesiastical authorities to his...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Hungary.

    • Socialists (Executions).

      5 speeches

      18. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has information that Socialists and Communists are being hanged by the Hungarian Government; whether the British...

    • British Responsibility.

      13 speeches

      Sir J. D. REES: 19. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any responsibility rests upon the British Government for homicide, justifiable or unjustifiable, in Hungary??

      S.S. "patricia."

      2 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Prime Minister whether he will cause enquiries to be made as to who gave permission for the sailing of the s.s. "Patricia," and if she was examined, and by whom was...

      Tangier.

      8 speeches

      20. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the grave allegations which have appeared in the press concerning the maladministration at...

      Sea Exploration (International Council).

      2 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY: 22. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea has resumed its deliberations; and, if so, what...

      Turkey.

      Cilicia Massacres.

      6 speeches

      Captain COOTE: 23. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the recent massacres of Armenians and other Christians in Cilicia were carried out by rebels against the Turkish...

      Russia.

      Co-Operators' Delegation.

      6 speeches

      24. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether a delegation of Russian co-operators had proposed to visit this country with a view to opening up trade in accordance with the...

      Special Mission (South Russia).

      2 speeches

      32. asked the Prime Minister how soon the Report of the special Mission to South Russia will be published?

      Soviet Government (Labour Conditions).

      6 speeches

      56. asked the Primo Minister whether the Government will consider issuing some authentic statement regarding the present conditions of labour under the Soviet government, and also some statement...

      Transport.

      Railway Wagons (Sale in Belgium).

      9 speeches

      Mr. T. THOMSON: 25. asked the Prime Minister in what respects the 15,000 railway wagons sold to Belgium by His Majesty's Government were unsuitable for use on British railways; whether the...

      Peace Treaties.

      Austria and Bulgaria.

      7 speeches

      26. asked the Prime Minister when he proposes to make a statement with regard to the Austrian and Bulgarian Treaties of Peace, respectively?

      War Criminals (Trial).

      5 speeches

      35. asked the Prime Minister whether German naval officers are among the war criminals on the list for trial by Germany submitted by the British Empire; whether there are considerable differences...

      Palestine.

      5 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel MALONE: 27. asked the Prime Minister whether any decision can yet be given concerning the future status of Palestine?

      Imperial Defence.

      2 speeches

      28. asked the Prime Minister whether the constitution and composition of the post-War Fleet, Army, and Air Force have been considered by the Committee of Imperial Defence?

      Poland.

      2 speeches

      31. asked the Prime Minister whether the Allies have laid down the boundaries within which they will support the Polish armies if attacked by the Russian Soviet forces; and whether the...

      State Pensioners.

      14 speeches

      34. asked the Prime Minister if his attention has been called to the very strong feeling of this House, as shown on Wednesday, 25th February last, in the Division on the Motion to increase the...

      Wireless Telegraphy (Training Boys).

      2 speeches

      36. asked the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the supreme importance of wireless telegraphy as an element of safety to life at sea, he will arrange for the introduction of instruction in...

      Telephone Service (Select Committee).

      2 speeches

      38. asked the Prime Minister if he is in a position to state when the Select Committee on telephone efficiency and charges will be appointed; and if he can state the names of those who will...

      Trade Unions (Combination).

      5 speeches

      39. asked the Prime Minister if the Committee on Trusts is investigating the trade union combine in order that the people generally may be informed as to what extent this combine's restriction on...

      Government Departments (Control).

      2 speeches

      42. asked the Prime Minister whether he is now prepared to agree to a Select Committee being set up to examine and report as to whether the different Government Departments which were created...

      Foreign Governments (British Aid).

      2 speeches

      43.(Clitheroe) asked the Prime Minister what are the amounts of aid extended to any foreign Governments in kind, cash, credit, or guarantees, directly or through the Supreme Economic Council or...

      Ministry of Food.

      2 speeches

      45. asked the Prime Minister whether he has received a further communication from the Consumers' Council asking for a reply to former representations that the Ministry of Food should be...

      Local Authorities (Grants in Aid).

      2 speeches

      46. asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the increased burden upon local rates of the cost of administrative services due to the large advance in wages and clerical expenses, in respect, of...

      Lunatic Patients.

      2 speeches

      47 asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the increase in cost of lunatic patients chargeable to boards of guardians maintained at lunatic asylums, the sum of 1s. per head repaid to the...

      Food Supplies.

      Wheat.

      2 speeches

      48. asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the great dissatisfaction amongst the farmers with the Government pronouncement as to the prices for wheat for the 1920 crop; whether he is...

      Food Prices.

      4 speeches

      57. asked the Prime Minister whether it is the intention of the Government to take immediate and specific steps to lower the present inflated price of food; and whether he can state what...

      Mutton (Imported).

      2 speeches

      66. asked the Prime Minister whether the Government has considered the advisability and possibility of diverting some portion of the supplies of imported mutton now accumulating at British ports...

      Wheat Extraction.

      3 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Prime Minister whether he has received any protests from representative Associations connected with the baking, trade against the Government's proposal to reduce the...

      Peace Conference.

      British Delegation (Cost).

      8 speeches

      Mr. DOYLE: 49. asked the Prime Minister if he is now in a position to state the entire cost of the British delegation in connection with the Peace Conference from the signing of the Armistice to...

      National Expenditure.

      2 speeches

      Mr. DOYLE: 50. asked the Prime Minister if, in order to further the cause of national economy, he will give the number of plurality office holders, the number of persons holding what may rightly...

      Housing.

      Unoccupied Dwelling Houses.

      3 speeches

      Mr. TREVELYAN THOMSON: 51. asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the increasing shortage of dwelling houses, the Government will take steps whereby local authorities may temporarily commandeer...

      Skilled Labour — Statement by Prime Minister.

      21 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel W. GUINNESS: 52. asked the Prime Minister to what extent housing schemes are now being held up owing to the lack of skilled labour?

      Apprentices.

      10 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS: 53. asked the Prime Minister whether he will appoint a committee to report what steps are necessary to attract into the building trade apprentices in sufficient numbers...

      Licensing Bill.

      2 speeches

      Captain TUDOR-REES: 58. asked the Prime Minister when he proposes to introduce the Licensing Bill?

      Bolshevik Propaganda.

      2 speeches

      Captain TUDOR-REES: 59. asked the Prime Minister whether he. is aware that a serious attempt to send representatives of Bolshevism to this country for the purpose of Bolshevist propaganda is...

      Constantinople.

      2 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY: 63. asked the Prime Minister whether the Governments of the countries at war with Turkey have appointed a High Commissioner to represent them at Constantinople; and, if so,...

      Armenia.

      4 speeches

      Captain TUDOR-REES: 60. asked the Prime Minister whether the recent massacres at Marash have caused, or are likely to cause, any modification in the Allies' decision to allow those responsible...

      Petrol Supplies.

      2 speeches

      62. asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the statement of the chairman of the Anglo-Persion Oil Company to the effect that the contract under which his company...

      Central Control (Liquor) Board.

      2 speeches

      64. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the decision of the Government to make certain proposals dealing with the liquor traffic, Members of this House may be supplied with complete...

      Mandates (Africa and Asia).

      2 speeches

      65. asked the Prime Minister whether any mandates have been definitely allotted to mandatories in Africa or Asia; and, if not, whether he will cause the matter to be raised before the Council of...

      Coal Supply (Ireland).

      4 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Shipping what steps are being taken by the Shipping Controller to enable the. extra supply of coal allocated to Ireland to...

      Ministry of Munitions.

      1 speech

      I beg to give notice that, on the Motion for Adjournment to-night, I will call attention to gross irregularities connected with the Ministry of Munitions, as I was precluded doing so last night.

      Stockport (Writ).

      2 speeches

      May I ask when it is proposed to move the writ for Stockport?

  • Business of the House.

    4 speeches

    Is there any intention on the part of the Government to change the business already announced as coming before the House next week?

  • Public Utility Companies (Capital Issues) Bill.

    Reported, with Amendments, from Standing Committee B.

  • New Member Sworn.

    Captain Stafford Vere Hotchkin, for the County of Lincoln, County of the Parts of Lindsey (Horncastle Division).

  • Standing Committees (Chairmen's Panel).

    Mr. JOHN WILLIAM WILSON reported from the Chairmen's Panel: That they had appointed Mr. Macmaster to act as Chairman of Standing Committee A (in respect of the Representation of the People (No....

  • Orders of the Day — Supply.

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