House of Commons debates

Friday, 18 February 1921

  • Preamble

    The House met at Twelve of the Clock, Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair.

  • Private Business.

    Batley Corporation Bill, to empower the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the borough of Batley to construct additional waterworks; to make further provision in regard to their water, gas, and...

  • Adjournment.

    Resolved,—"That this House at its rising this day do adjourn until Monday next."—[Commander Eyres-Monsell.]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.

    • Shootings, Mallow.

      3 speeches

      I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has made further inquiry with regard to the incidents at Mallow, and what is the exact position?

  • Bills Presented.

    • Proportional Rfpresentation Bill,

      "to make provision for the proportional representation of the electors of the House of Commons; and for other purposes connected therewith," presented by Sir THOMAS BRAMSDON; supported by Sir...

    • Corn Sales Bill,

      "to provide for the greater uniformity in the weights and measures used in the sale of corn and other crops; to amend The Corn Returns Act, 1882; and for purposes connected therewith," presented...

      Licensing Bill,

      'to amend the Law relating to licences and certificates for the sale and supply of exciseable liquor, the regulation of clubs, the penalties for drunkenness, and other purposes relating thereto,"...

      Trades Union Act (1913) Amendment Bill.

      "to amend the Trades Union Act, 1913," presented by Mr. WILSON-FOX; supported by Mr. Bigland, Mr. Betterton, Sir Frederick Banbury, Captain Sir Beville Stanier, Mr Lane-Fox, Sir Charles Hanson,...

      Guardianship, etc., of Infants Bill,

      "to amend the Law relating to the guardianship, maintenance, and custody of Infants," presented by Colonel GREIG; supported by Viscountess Astor, Sir James Agg-Gardner, Mr. James Brown, Dr....

      Tithe Annuities Apportionment Bill,

      "to provide for the apportionment of annuities created by the redemption of tithe rentcharge," presented by Mr. PRETYMAN; supported by Brigadier-General Colvin, Mr. Royce, Mr. Lane-Fox, and Mr....

      Importation of Plumage (Prohibition) Bill,

      "to prohibit the importation of the plumage of birds and the sale or possession of plumage illegally imported," pre- sented by Mr. GALBRAITH; supported by Viscountess Astor, Sir John Butcher, Mr....

      Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act (1919) Amendment Bill,

      "to amend The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act, 1919," presented by Mr. HOWARD GRITTEN; supported by Mr. George Terrell, Sir Ernest Wild, and Mr. Inskip; to be read a Second time upon Friday,...

      Representation of the People Bill,

      "to amend The Representation of the People Act, 1918," presented by Mr. WALTER SMITH; supported by Mr. Clynes, Mr. Grundy, Mr. Adamson, Mr. Arthur Henderson, Mr. Spoor, Mr. Thomas Shaw, and Mr....

      Local Rates (Increase Prevention) Bill,

      "to prevent increase in local rates," presented by Lieutenant-Colonel ROYDS; supported by Mr. Pretyman, Mr. Wilson-Fox, Colonel Gretton, Mr. George Terrell, and Captain Brown; to be read a Second...

      Local Authorities (Payment of Expenses) Bill,

      "to provide for the payment of certain expenses and the making of certain allowances in connection with local authorities and other public bodies and with committees of such authorities or...

      Bastardy Bill,

      "to amend the Bastardy Laws and to make further and better provision with regard to bastard children, and for other purposes connected therewith," presented by Captain BOWYER; supported by...

      Secretary for Wales Bill,

      "to provide for the appointment of a Secretary for Wales," presented by Mr. MATTHEWS; supported by Mr. Hinds, Sir Robert Thomas, and Major John Edwards; to be read a Second time upon Friday, 22nd...

      Minimum Wage (Temporary Suspension) Bill,

      "to reduce unemployment by suspending during a limited period the obligation to pay the statutory minimum rate of wages, provided a reasonable living wage be paid," presented by Brigadier-General...

      Jurors' Expenses Bill,

      "to make provision for the payment to common jurors of expenses incurred by them in discharge of their duties," presented by Captain TUDOR-REES; supported by Mr. Bottomley, Major Breese, Major...

      IMPORTATION OF PLUMAGE (PROHIBITION) (No. 2) BILL,

      "to prohibit the importation of the plumage of birds and the sale or possession of plumage illegally imported," presented by Captain BROWN; supported by Colonel Sir Charles Yate, Sir John...

      Temperance (Wales) Bill,

      "to promote temperance in Wales by conferring on the electors in prescribed areas control over the grant and renewal of licences, restricting the hours of opening of licensed premises for the...

      Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act (1919) Amendment (No. 2) Bill,

      "to amend The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act, 1919," presented by Mr. GEORGE TERRELL; supported by Sir Ernest Wild, Mr. Howard Gritten, Mr. Wilson-Fox, Lieut.-Colonel Royds, and Major...

      Licensing (Scotland) Bill,

      "to amend the Scottish Licensing Law," presented by Mr. WILLIAM SHAW; supported by Rear-Admiral Adair; to be read a Second time upon Friday, 29th April, and to be printed. [Bill 19.]

      Dogs' Protection Bill,

      "to prohibit the vivisection of dogs," presented by Sir FREDERICK BANBURY: supported by Sir John Butcher, Colonel Burn, and Mr. Joseph Green; to be read a Second time upon Tuesday, 12th April,...

      Trade Disputes Bill,

      "to repeal the Trades Disputes Act, 1906," presented by Sir FREDERICK BANBURY; to be read a Second time upon Tuesday, 19th April, and to be printed. [Bill 21.]

  • Orders of the Day — King's Speech.

    • Debate on the Address.

      [FOURTH DAY.]

    • Peace Treaties.

      34 speeches

      I beg to move, at the end of the Question, to add the words But humbly express our regret that, having regard to the long period which has elapsed since the signing of the Armistice, and to the...

      Telephone Service.

      34 speeches

      I beg to move, at the end of the Question, to add the words, But regret the absence from the Gracious Speech of any announcement that the telephone service will be placed under private...

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