House of Commons debates

Thursday, 17 February 1921

  • Preamble

    The House met at a Quarter before Three of the Clock, Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair.

  • Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic).

    1 speech

    I beg to present a petition signed by 55,073 Unionist clubmen affiliated to the Association of Conservative Clubs, urging that the restrictions now placed on clubs by the Central Control Board...

  • New Writs.

    For Borough of Dudley, in the room of the right hon. Sir ARTHUR GRIFFITH-BOSCAWEN (Minister of Agriculture).— [Lord Edmund Talbot.]

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

    • Pension Cases (Statistics).

      2 speeches

      1. asked the Minister of Pensions whether he has published or will publish statistics tabulating pension cases and showing the numbers of pensions increased and decreased per annum and the...

    • Limb Injuries.

      2 speeches

      2. asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that the pension scale for limb injuries, which gives a stated sum as compensation for the limb lost, ignores the pensioner's general health,...

      Labour Corps (Private J. Maloney).

      4 speeches

      3. asked the Minister of Pensions whether his attention has been called to the case of a disabled man, James Maloney, late Private, No. 449,386, Labour Corps, of 85, Morant Street, Poplar, who...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.

    • Armoured Cars Axd Lorries.

      2 speeches

      4. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland why, in the official Reports of ambushes of police in Ireland, no mention is made of armoured protection for cars and lorries; and what per centage of...

    • Casualties (Police and Military).

      9 speeches

      5. asked the Chief Secretary how many officers and other ranks of the Army and of the Royal Irish Constabulary and Auxiliary Police Forces, separately, have been killed, and wounded whilst in the...

      Weekly Summary.

      16 speeches

      6. asked the Chief Secretary if his attention has been called to the very definite statements current in the Press that the Weekly Summary is issued by the Government to the troops in Ireland,...


      8 speeches

      7. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether it is the Black and Tans who have been responsible for all deliberate reprisals in Ireland; whether these reprisals have constantly fallen upon...

      "irish Theological Quarterly."

      10 speeches

      8. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland the reason why the editors and publishers of the "Irish Theological Quarterly," who printed an article last October justifying the murder of soldiers and...

      Burnings, County Clare.

      16 speeches

      9. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he has received a report from His Honour Judge Bodkin on the burning of property by the Crown Forces in the county of Clare; whether awards have...

      Murder, Court-Martial.

      12 speeches

      10. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland what action has been taken with regard to Cadet Hart, of the Auxiliary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary, who was tried by court-martial on 5th...

      Burnings, Kilkoe.

      2 speeches

      11. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether 15 houses were destroyed by auxiliary police, resulting in an estimated damage of £25,000, in the village of Kilroe, Galway, on 26th January...

      Casualties (Non-Combatants).

      8 speeches

      13. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland how many non-combatants, men, women, and children, have been killed by the Forces of the Crown since 22nd December last; and what is the estimated total...

      Inquiries, Cork and Mallow.

      4 speeches

      35. asked the Prime Minister whether it is intended to publish the Strickland Report; and, if so, when it will be available for Members?

      Settlement Proposals.

      2 speeches

      Mr. T. THOMSON: 39. asked the Prime Minister what measures the Government proposes taking to restore peace to Ireland?

      Thomas Whelan (Conviction).

      3 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, in view of the fact that in the case of Thomas Whelan, convicted for the murder of Captain Baggallay, fresh evidence has been...

      Shootings, Mallow.

      7 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he was aware that in spite of his clear and definite statement in the House yesterday that the legal representatives of persons...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Russia.

    • Chesham House.

      4 speeches

      15. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Chesham House is occupied by an individual calling himself Chargé d'Affaires of the Russian Government; whether he is...

    • Trade Agreement.

      7 speeches

      27. asked the Prime Minister what reply has been received from the Russian Soviet Government to the proposals submitted by His Majesty's Government as a basis for an economic agreement; and what...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education.

    • Burnham Committee Eeport.

      4 speeches

      16. asked the President of the Board of Education if he can now state, for the guidance of local authorities, the attitude of the Board with regard to the Report of the Burnham Committee; and how...

    • Dangerous Drugs Act (Regulations).

      27 speeches

      17. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that the draft Regulations under the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1920, are causing dissatisfaction and alarm to registered...

      Cinema Films (Censorship).

      10 speeches

      18. asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the increase in serious crime proved against juvenile offenders, he will consider the advisability of instructing the censorship authorities...

      Police Pensions Act, 1920.

      7 speeches

      21. asked the Home Secretary how many police authorities have increased the pensions of retired police officers in accordance with the provisions of the Police (Pensions) Act, 1920; how many...

      Herb, Stinnes.

      2 speeches

      22. asked the Home Secretary whether Herr Stinnes, who shortly proposes to come to England, is on any list of Germans who are to be prosecuted for cruelty in the War?

      Air Ministry.

      6 speeches

      25. asked the Prime Minister whether it is now proposed to appoint a separate Secretary of State for Air; and, if so, when such appointment will be made?

      Farrow's Bank.

      6 speeches

      26. asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the great distress caused by the failure of Farrow's Bank; and whether it is proposed to give assistance in the more necessitous cases?

      Coast Erosion, Lancashire.

      2 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel BUCKLEY: 28. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the continuous coast erosion at Blundellsands, Lancashire, of the loss of valuable property already involved, of further...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies.

    • Home-Grown Wheat.

      13 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister what instructions have been given to millers by the Food Controller and the Wheat Commission respectively in regard to the purchase, use, and distribution of home-grown...

    • Flour.

      2 speeches

      43. asked the Prime Minister if it has been brought to his notice that no further useful purpose can be served by continuing the control of the flour mills and by controlling the price of flour...

      Irish Cattle Embargo.

      8 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the present position with regard to the embargo on the export of Irish livestock into this country; whether he is aware that the...

      Ministries of Food, Munitions, and Shipping.

      4 speeches

      31. asked the Prime Minister the dates on which it is proposed to end the Ministry of Food, the Ministry of Munitions, and the Ministry of Shipping?

      Imperial Cabinet.

      6 speeches

      32. asked the Prime Minister what are to be the status and character of the gathering of statesmen of the Empire next June; will it be in the nature of an Imperial Cabinet or Imperial Conference,...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.

    • Telephone Service.

      5 speeches

      33. asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the pressing need of a cheap and self-supporting telephone service in rural districts, in the absence of which British agriculturists are out...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties.

    • Documents (Publication).

      2 speeches

      38. asked the Prime Minister whether he is now in a position to have published the agreements and protocols which modify or interpret the Treaty of Versailles?

    • Sultan Mkwawa's Skull.

      4 speeches

      Mr. BOTTOM LEY: 44. asked the Prime Minister whether, in accordance with Article 246 of Section 2 of the Treaty of Peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and Germany, Germany has yet...

      German War Criminals.

      21 speeches

      46. asked the Prime Minister whether he will give the names of German officers and others whom the British Government accuses of crimes against the laws of warfare; whether any of such persons...

      Tuukky (Rahmi Bey).

      8 speeches

      47. asked the Prime Minister whether any other Turkish official besides Rahmi Bey has been officially thanked for kindness to British residents in Turkey during the War, and subsequently...

      Egypt (M1lner Report).

      2 speeches

      42. asked the Prime Minister when an opportunity will be afforded to the House of discussing the. Milner Report?

      Imprisonment of Members.

      3 speeches

      45. asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the desirableness of introducing a measure under which such an offence as that in respect of which the Member for East Leyton is now...

      Mesopotamia (Mandate).

      7 speeches

      I had given notice to ask the Lord Privy Seal a question about the Mesopotamia Mandate, but I have had a letter from the Prime Minister asking me to postpone it until Wednesday. In view of the...

  • Business of the House.

    10 speeches

    May I ask the Leader of the House whether he is aware that it is understood that to-morrow is to be devoted to discussion of the telephone system, and Monday to a discussion on Ireland, and would...

  • Esthonia.

    4 speeches

    I have to report that I have received the following telegram from the President of the State Assembly of Esthonia: Reval,15th February, 1921.The Supreme Council in Paris having agreed to the de...

  • Orders of the Day — King's Speech.

    • Debate on Address.

      [THIRD DAY.]

    • Unemployment.

      91 speeches

      The Debate yesterday ranged, as it was bound to do, over a very large number of factors, which hon. Members thought were relevant when considering this most important question. There is no doubt...


      Resolved, "That this House do now adjourn." — [Lieut. - Colonel Sir R. Sanders.]

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