House of Commons debates

Thursday, 7 April 1921

  • Preamble

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

  • Private Business.

    Private Bills [Lords] (Standing Orders not previously inquired into complied with),—Mr. SPEAKER laid upon the Table Report from one of the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills, That in...

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

    • Administration Expenses.

      2 speeches

      1. asked the Minister of Pensions what is the total spent by his Ministry on central administration and local committees in his Estimates for 1921–22; and what proportion such...

    • Heaet Disease (Grants).

      4 speeches

      Mr. PAPER: asked the Minister of Pensions if the sum of £46,000 has been saved in pensions and grants to discharged soldiers suffering from heart disease; and what is the nature of the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.

    • Murders and Outrages.

      32 speeches

      4. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the inquiries with a view to identifying the person who shot Mrs. Ryan at her home at Cullen on 23rd December have been completed; whether the two...

    • Disturbances, Clifden.

      17 speeches

      5. asked the Chief Secretary whether, following the assassination of two police-constables at Clifden, in Connemara, on 16th March last, nine houses, including the house of the father of...

      Military Courts (Murder Cases).

      4 speeches

      12. asked the Chief Secretary whether, if further evidence is produced in any case of death in which a military court of inquiry, sitting in lieu of a coroner's inquest, has returned a verdict of...

      Auxiliary Cadets (Looting Charges).

      9 speeches

      13. asked the Chief Secretary whether the 26 cadets who were suspended by General Crozier in connection with the Trim looting are receiving full pay and allowances while awaiting trial; whether...

      Bishop Fogarty's House (Raid).

      2 speeches

      16. asked the Chief Secretary whether he received a report of the raid made upon the house of Bishop Fogarty; whether the report disclosed conduct of the Crown forces which merited punishment;...

      Death, Abbeyfeale.

      2 speeches

      18. asked the Chief Secretary whether the member of the Auxiliary Division, Royal Irish Constabulary, responsible for the death of Mrs. Ryan, of Abbeyfeale, has yet been identified; and what...

      "irish Bulletin."

      12 speeches

      20. asked the Chief Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to statements in the Press that recent issues of the "Irish Bulletin" are forged; whether he is aware that these documents could...

      Casualties (Ceown Forces and Civilians).

      2 speeches

      21. asked the Chief Secretary the number of members of the forces of the Crown in Ireland who have been arrested for offences against the criminal law since the 1st January last; how many have...

      Police Raids.

      2 speeches

      23. asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that on 9th January a party of auxiliary police from Beggar's Bush barracks, and armed with revolvers, raided the Pembroke fire brigade station...

      Auxiliary Police (Major E. Bruce).

      2 speeches

      Major BARNES: 24. asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that Major Ewen Bruce, of the auxiliary police, who was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment without hard labour for stealing...

      Martial Law Areas.

      2 speeches

      37. asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the withdrawal of all Crown forces and services from the martial law areas in Ireland and any loyalists who may wish to leave, and the...

      Parliamentary Elections (Protection).

      12 speeches

      39. asked the Prime Minister whether any guarantee of safety, and, if so, what, will be given to voters for a free exercise of their vote in the martial law and other areas in Ireland for the...

      Military Inquiries.

      10 speeches

      52. asked the Chief Secretary whether the recent deaths of six men at Clogheen, near Cork, has been the subject of a military inquiry; if so, what were the conclusions reached by the court; and...

      Arms (Rebel Forces).

      2 speeches

      57. asked the Chief Secretary the number of arms and ammunition captured from, or surrendered by, rebel forces in Ireland since the 1st January, 1921?

      Hostages.

      8 speeches

      60. asked the Chief Secretary how many men have been carried as hostages on military or police lorries; how long they were detained; how many casualties have occurred among these men; and whether...

      Death, Ennis.

      6 speeches

      61. asked the Chief Secretary the circumstances under which Patrick Consellan was killed near Ennis; and whether the military evidence at the military court of inquiry showed that fire was opened...

      Notice (Tullamore).

      2 speeches

      62. asked the Chief Secretary who is responsible for the notice posted up in Tullamore last Monday stating that anyone seen loitering or standing at corners would be liable to be shot at sight,...

      Prisoners.

      2 speeches

      63. asked the Chief Secretary the total number of uncharged and untried prisoners now in custody in Ireland, giving the number in each internment camp and prison?

      Police Forces.

      7 speeches

      64. asked the Chief Secretary the total number of police and auxiliaries in Ireland, and approximately the monthly cost of the force?

      Prisoners (Waterford).

      2 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that four political prisoners are being detained in one cell in Waterford Military Barracks and...

      Maternity (Washington Convention).

      6 speeches

      42. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the importance of the Washington Convention on Maternity, and also of the opinion that the draft convention of the Washington Conference must be...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations.

    • Secretariat.

      8 speeches

      Major C. LOWTHER: 25. asked the Prime Minister what are the duties and hours of work of the 363 employés of the League of Nations; what proportion of their emoluments is paid as frais de...

    • Mandates

      18 speeches

      48. asked the Lord Privy Seal when the mandate for East Africa will actually be laid upon the Table?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men.

    • Murders in Ireland.

      11 speeches

      32. asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that numerous murders of ex-service men by rebels have recently taken place in Southern Ireland; that in the month of February last eight...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Imperial Defence.

    • Cavalry Seductions (Great Britain and India).

      6 speeches

      33. asked the Prime Minister whether the Imperial Defence Committee met and gave full considerations to the reductions in the cavalry of the United Kingdom and India, involving the disbanding in...

    • Channel Tunnel.

      2 speeches

      38. asked the Prime Minister whether he is now in a position to state definitely that it is not now intended, under any circumstances, to proceed with the construction of a Channel tunnel?

      Passports and Visas.

      12 speeches

      43. asked the Prime Minister whether, seeing that Belgium has dispensed with the necessity for the visa on passports, and France has just decided to reciprocate, he will recommend that similar...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Russia.

    • Trade Agreement.

      3 speeches

      44. asked the Prime Minister whether he has any information to give to the House as to the estimated value of goods, together with their nature, which it is anticipated Russia may be able to...

    • Malay States and Steaits Settlements.

      2 speeches

      45. asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of Bolshevist activity in the Malay States and the Straits Settlements; whether the recent Russian agreement applies to this part of the British...

      Germany and Hungary (Ex-Emperors).

      5 speeches

      46. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the attempt by the ex-Emperor Karl to recover the crown of Hungary, he is ascertaining whether the supervision of the ex-Kaiser Wilhelm by the...

      Cabinet (Number of Members).

      2 speeches

      47. asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the desirability and the possibility of reducing the numbers of the Cabinet so as to increase its effectiveness for action?

      Food Control Orders.

      4 speeches

      50. asked the Lord Privy Seal if any of the powers and any of the Orders made by the Food Controller have been transferred to other Departments of the Government; and, if so, what powers and...

      Public Expenditure.

      6 speeches

      Mr. ALFRED T. DAVIES: 66. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the admitted practice of many years' standing of permitting the Secretary to the Treasury to sanction the expenditure of...

      Taxable Income.

      2 speeches

      67. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to a recent series of lectures by Sir Josiah Stamp at University College, during the fourth of which he dealt with...

      Civil Service (War Bonus).

      5 speeches

      68. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of civil servants in receipt of salaries of £500 a year and upwards who have, in the course of the last 12 months, received increases of...

      Income Tax (School Teachers).

      2 speeches

      Mr. MAYDAY: 69. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will take the necessary steps in the Budget of the coming year to ensure that effect is given to the recommendation of the Royal...

      German Reparation (Recovery) Act.

      6 speeches

      Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT: 73. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the payment of the levy upon goods bought in Germany under the German Reparation (Recovery) Act, when the goods...

      German East Africa.

      2 speeches

      75. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what imperial subsidy was paid by Germany towards the expenses of administration and development in German East Africa in the years 1912, 1913,...

      British Colonies (Ex-Enemyaliens).

      2 speeches

      76. asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies what arrangements have been made to regulate the return of Germans to those portions 01 the British Empire under the direct administration...

      Canadian Expeditionary Force Canteens.

      2 speeches

      74. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether representations have been received from the Canadian Government regarding the disposal of profits of the Canadian Expeditionary Force...

      Togoland.

      4 speeches

      78. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is true that the boundary line between the British and French mandated areas in Togoland cuts through and thereby divides in...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force.

    • Eastbourne. Aerodrome.

      4 speeches

      Mr. RARER: 79. asked the Secretary of State for Air who is now responsible for the Eastbourne aerodrome, and why the same has not been retained by the Air Ministry as a supplementary landing...

    • Passenger Air Services.

      6 speeches

      80. asked the Secretary of State for Air what is the exact nature of the arrangement made with, respectively, Messrs. Handley Page, Limited, and Messrs. S. In stone and Company, Limited, for the...

      Turks, Internment (Malta).

      2 speeches

      81. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs relative to the following Turks, Rahmi Bey, Basri Bey, Mehmed Faik Bey, Ali Janani Bey, and Mehmed Sherif Bey, who have been interned at...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education.

    • School Buildings.

      12 speeches

      83. asked the President of the Board of Education if he will state the number of cases in which local education authorities have applied to the Board for permission to build new schools and have...

    • School Holidays (Monmouthshire).

      2 speeches

      85. asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that Monday, 2nd May, will be observed as a general holiday by all workers, and that in many places sports and pastimes have...

      Cost of Living (Mining Districts).

      2 speeches

      I beg to ask the Secretary for Mines a question of which I have given him private notice. What is the present index figure of the cost of living in each mining district in the United Kingdom?

      Standing Committees (Chairmen's Panel).

      Mr. JOHN WILLIAM WILSON reported from the Chairmen's Panel; That they had appointed Mr. William Nicholson to act as Chairman of Standing Committee A (in respect of the Police Pensions Bill and...

  • Coal Industry.

  • Wages Dispute.

    • Conference Proposals.

      35 speeches

      Has the Prime Minister any information to give to the House as to the situation in the coal strike?

    • Motion for Adjournment.

      69 speeches

      Mr. CHAMBERLAIN (Leader of the House): I beg to move, "That this House do now adjourn" The conditions are much graver than my noble Friend supposes, but the House, very naturally, desires to get...

  • Bill Presented.

    • Diseases of Animals Act (1910) Amendment Bill,

      "to amend the Diseases of Animals Act, 1910, in respect of the exportation and shipment of horses," presented by Colonel BUKN; supported by Sir Frederick Ban-bury, Sir Thomas Bennett, Sir John...

    • Business of the House (Supply).

      Ordered, " That the Proceedings on the Public Health (Tuberculosis) Bill and the Housing Bill have precedence this day of the business of Supply."—[Colonel Leslie Wilson.]

  • Private Business.

  • Orders of the Day — Police Pensions [Rates and Conditions].

    Resolution reported, That it is expedient to make provision for the payment, out of moneys provided by Parliament, of any sums payable to the Commissioner and Assistant-Commissioners of Police of...

  • Coal Industry.

  • Wages Dispute.

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