House of Commons debates

Monday, 28 February 1921

  • Preamble

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

  • Peivate Business.

    Batley Corporation Bill (by Order),

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.

    • Banking.

      6 speeches

      Lieut.-Commander HILTON YOUNG: 2. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether there are any powers under which the use of the word "bank" in the name of a company or firm can be restricted...

    • Commercial Motok Cars (Imports).

      2 speeches

      Sir T. POLSON: 3. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether commercial motor vehicles of foreign manufacture are admitted to this country free of import duty; and whether, having regard...

      German Imports.

      2 speeches

      4. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, whereas this country accepts from Germany anything she sends to us, Germany will not import anything from us that can be made in her country,...

      Potash Industry.

      2 speeches

      Mr. DOYLE: 5. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether financial assistance was given to the British potash industry during the War; if so, on what grounds; and whether any such...

      Merchandise Marks Act.

      4 speeches

      6. asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to any recent infringements, and, if so, by whom, of the Merchandise Marks Act?

      Cotton (Exports Freights).

      2 speeches

      7. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the serious discrimination against producers of cotton manufactures in this country by the new outward rates fixed by the...

      German Pencils.

      2 speeches

      10. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the sealed samples of pencils for school use which were recently exhibited by the London County Council for the purpose of...

      Industries (State Support).

      12 speeches

      Major BARNES: 12 and 14. asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) what industries were found during the War to require State support; in each case what support was given; (2) what industries...

      Cement.

      2 speeches

      15. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the continued discharges of ex-service men and civilians in the cement industry at Greenhithe, Swanscombe and Northfleet; and...

      Foreign Competition.

      6 speeches

      Colonel NEWMAN: 16. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the private consumer as well as the manufacturer and the workman has a right to be represented on the boards...

      Key Industries Bill.

      4 speeches

      Mr. TERRELL: 41. asked the Prime Minister when the Bill to safeguard key industries and to regulate imports will be introduced?

      Central Profiteering Committee.

      6 speeches

      9. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Central Profiteering Committee is still continuing its investigations into the profits of various trades and industries; what is the total...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Russia.

    • Trade Agreement.

      10 speeches

      11. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Russian trade delegation have concluded a contract with a Swedish firm for the delivery of about 10,000 harvesting...

    • Passports.

      4 speeches

      67. asked the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether passports have been refused by the Foreign Office to two Russian experts in rail and motor transport who wished to come to...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.

    • Shortage, Earlestown.

      4 speeches

      1. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can explain the working of short time by miners in the districts adjacent to Earlestown, Lancashire, when there is an apparent shortage of...

    • General Strike.

      10 speeches

      Colonel NEWMAN: 17. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of reports that are being circulated with regard to the imminence of a coal strike which is to be the precursor...

      Unprofitable Collieries.

      4 speeches

      18. asked the Secretary for Mines whether, at the end of the financial control of the coal industry, it is the intention of the Government to subsidise unprofitable collieries or allow them to lapse?

      Foreign Competition.

      10 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel Sir F. HALL: 19. asked the Secretary for Mines what was the total export of coal to Europe from America, China, and Australia in 1913 and 1920, respectively; and what would have...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.

    • Railway Accident, Abermule.

      2 speeches

      23. asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the feeling in Wales that adequate steps have not been taken to make a recurrence of the railway accident at Abermule impossible;...

    • Holiday Trains and Fares.

      15 speeches

      Captain TERRELL: 24. asked the Minister of Transport if he can make any definite statement as to the intention of the railway companies to run special trains at Easter, Whitsuntide, and in the...

      Railway Deficiency.

      2 speeches

      Sir F. HALL: 59. asked the Minister of Transport what is the estimated deficiency on the railways which will have to be made good by the Government in respect of the period from the date of the...

      Arterial Roads, Kent.

      2 speeches

      Sir F. HALL: 60. asked the Minister of Transport whether the Government have asked the Kent county council to undertake certain arterial road works to relieve unemployment, and have made it a...

      London and North Western Railway.

      6 speeches

      62. asked the Minister of Transport whether Mr. Andrews, late solicitor to the London and North Western Railway Company, is acting for the Minister of Transport; and, if so, whether he will...

      Road Classification.

      4 speeches

      63. asked the Minister of Transport when the classification of roads throughout the country will be complete, and when he expects to be able to make any announcement?

      Press Articles.

      2 speeches

      64. asked the Minister of Transport whether the railway companies have inspired articles in the Press; if so, what funds they have used for that pur- pose; and have any funds contributed to the...

      Railway Subsidy.

      3 speeches

      Colonel NEWMAN: 65. asked the Minister of Transport whether he has now been able to read all or any of the reports made to the owners of railways by the chairmen of their boards during the past...

      Business Premises.

      2 speeches

      26. asked the Prime Minister whether it is intended to adopt all or any of the recommendations of the Select Committee on Business Premises; and, if so, whether he will consider the necessity of...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties.

    • London Conference.

      3 speeches

      Captain TERRELL: 29. asked the Prime Minister if he can now make any statement respecting any of the decisions which have been reached at the Conference of London on the Treaty of Peace with Turkey?

    • War Criminals (Trial).

      10 speeches

      27. asked the Prime Minister whether a date has yet been fixed for the trial at Leipzig of the seven accused German officers, Lieut.-Commander Patzig, Lieut.-Commander Neumann, Lieut.-Commander...

      Emigrant Traffic.

      4 speeches

      37. asked the Prime Minister whether he is now able to supplement his statement of 23rd December last and announce that the German Government have taken steps to carry out the terms of the Peace...

      German Indemnity.

      8 speeches

      40. asked the Prime Minister, if the proposed indemnity from Germany to this country is to be paid for in goods; and, if so, can he say, for the information of British manufacturers whose...

      Submarines.

      2 speeches

      44. asked the Prime Minister whether he has any information showing that a super-submarine, more powerful than any yet built, has been or is being constructed in Germany; and, if so, if he can...

      Washington Conventions.

      2 speeches

      50. asked the Prime Minister whether, for the purpose of removing doubts, he will state what, in the view of the Government, is the proper body or authority to ratify or to reject the Washington...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.

    • Burnings, Cork.

      6 speeches

      30. asked the Prime Minister whether he ordered the suspension of Colonel Latimer, commanding "K" Company of the Royal Irish Constabulary, implicated in the burning of Cork City; whether he was...

    • Government Policy.

      9 speeches

      48. asked the Prime Minister whether the Government is altering its present policy of maintaining law and order in Ireland; and whether the Chief Secretary for Ireland will be allowed to carry to...

      Shooting, Mallow.

      2 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland why the court enquiring into the recent occurrences at Mallow have refused to allow Captain King to be called as a...

      Executions, Cork.

      3 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether it is true that six men have been executed in Cork this morning; what were the offences with which they were charged; whether in...

      Public Buildings (Direct Labour).

      2 speeches

      33. asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to a statement to the effect that a proposal has been put forward by the First Commissioner of Works for the employment of...

      Middle East (Questions to Ministers).

      16 speeches

      34. asked the Prime Minister to which Minister questions regarding Egypt, the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, Arabia, Aden, and Mesopotamia should now be addressed; and what territories come within the...

      Egypt.

      9 speeches

      35. asked the Prime Minister whether any information, official or unofficial, has been received by the British Government from Egypt regarding the reception in that country of the Milner...

      Persia.

      18 speeches

      36. asked the Prime Minister whether he can give the House any information regarding the recent revolution in Persia; whether there is still any possibility of any Persian Government or mejliss...

      Taxation, Germany.

      2 speeches

      42. asked the Prime Minister whether he can inform the House as to the amount of taxation imposed upon wine, beer, and tobacco in Germany; and how it compares with the taxation upon similar...

      Mesopotamia.

      3 speeches

      Dr. MURRAY: 49. asked the Prime Minister whether he can state the purpose of the visit to Egypt of the Secretary of State for the Colonies; and whether he is to deal with the question of the...

      Allied Debts to Great Britain.

      2 speeches

      51. asked the Prime Minister what would be the financial effect to this and other countries if the indebtedness of our late Allies in the War to this country were to be cancelled; whether such a...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — India.

    • Prerogative of Mercy.

      4 speeches

      52. asked the Prime Minister whether he will see that in the warrant of appointment to the new Viceroy of India the power of pardon in the case of political offences is reserved to His Majesty...

    • Secretary of State (Powers).

      4 speeches

      53. asked the Prime Minister whether he will appoint a Select Committee to inquire into and report as to the present position of the Secretary of State for India in relation to Parliament, having...

      Defence of the Realm Act.

      2 speeches

      54. asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the fact that a recent recipient of a high honour is reported to have been convicted under the Defence of the Realm Act for...

      Official Statistics Committee.

      4 speeches

      55. asked the Lord Privy Seal what are the terms of reference of Sir Alfred Watson's Committee which has been inquiring into the question of official statistics; who are the members of the...

      Refugees (Maintenance).

      4 speeches

      Sir J. D. REES: 69. asked the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether 24,000 Assyrian, 14,000 Armenian, and 5,785 Russian refugees are to be maintained by the British taxpayer until...

      Canadian Store Cattle.

      15 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel A. MURRAY: 70. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been drawn to the statement made by Lord Lee on 12th January to the effect that if the embargo on the...

      Allotments, Skirbeck, Boston.

      6 speeches

      72. asked the Minister of Agriculture if his attention has been drawn to the award of the official arbitrator relating to the Wellington allotment land at Skirbeck, Boston; whether the award will...

      Horses (Continental Traffic).

      2 speeches

      73. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the, widespread uneasiness as to the conditions under which the Continental traffic in worn-out horses is being carried on, he would take...

      Surplus Government Stores (Clothing).

      4 speeches

      74. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions whether the firm of clothing manufacturers who contracted to purchase 577,000 discharged soldiers' suits at 45s. from the...

      King's Park, Edinburgh (Allotments).

      2 speeches

      75. asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he can fix a date when the allotment holders shall give up their occupation of certain parts of the King's Park, Edinburgh; and when these...

      ST. James's Paek (Government Buildings).

      9 speeches

      76. asked the First Commissioner of Works if he can name a date when the buildings which have so long disfigured St. James's Park will be removed; when the paths shall be restored to the use of...

      Armenia.

      12 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give the House any information as to the wholesale massacres reported to have been committed recently by...

      Fahrow's Bank.

      2 speeches

      Colonel NEWMAN: (by Private Notice) asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if a deputation representing shareholders and depositors in Farrow's Bank has arrived in London with a scheme for the...

      Canadian Ex-Soldier (Conviction).

      5 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has received cabled representations from the Attorney-General of Ontario, the Commissioner of Parks of Toronto,...

      Woolwich Election.

      6 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Home Secretary whether, having regard to the organised system of ruffianism which is rife at Woolwich in connection with the pending Parliamentary election, he will...

      Estimates Committee.

      4 speeches

      {by Private Notice) asked the Leader of the House when he proposes to give an opportunity to the House to discuss the offer of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, made on Friday last, to set up an...

      Increase of Rates.

      2 speeches

      May I ask the Leader of the House whether, in view of the delay in production of Government Bills, the Government have considered the Report of the Committee which was set up to inquire into the...

  • Imprisonment of a Member.

    Mr. SPEAKER informed the House that he had received the following letter relating to the arrest and imprisonment of a Member:

  • Bill Presented.

    • Banks (Official Auditino) Bill,

      "to deal with the official auditing of banks," presented by Mr. FORREST; to be read a Second time upon Friday, 18th March, and to be printed. [Bill 26.]

  • Orders of the Day — Supply.

    Considered in Committee.

  • Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Supplementary Estimates, 1920–21.

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