House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 9 November 1921

  • Preamble

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

  • Internal Debt.

    Return ordered, showing, approximately, the composition of the Internal Debt, other than Treasury Bills and Ways and Means advances, as at the 30th day of September, 1921.—[Mr. Hannon.]

  • Government Investments in Registered Companies.

    Return ordered, showing the amount of public money invested in registered companies by His Majesty's Government; the names of the companies and the amounts invested in each company; and the dates...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Greece and Turkey.

    6 speeches

    2. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what information he has regarding the military situation in Asia Minor of the Turkish Nationalist forces and the Greek armies; whether...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men.

    • Admiralty.

      8 speeches

      8. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what steps are being taken to replace the temporary writing assistants by ex-service men; and if it is the intention of the Lords of the...

    • Training.

      6 speeches

      17. asked the Minister of Labour whether men of the Navy, Army, Air Force, Royal Irish Constabulary, and auxiliaries disabled in action or on active service in Ireland are entitled to enter...

      Appointments and Civil Liabilties Departments.

      7 speeches

      19. asked the Minister of Labour if the Appointments Department and the Military Service Civil Liabilities Department are to continue to look after ex-service men; and what is his policy as...

      Re-Settlement.

      2 speeches

      20. asked the Minister of Labour what is the number of applications received by the Military Service Civil Liabilities Department from ex-service men under the re-settlement scheme up to date; in...

      Diamond Cutting.

      4 speeches

      21. asked the Minister of Labour if he can now make a statement of what he has done and intends to do in giving men unavoidably displaced from the diamond-cutting factories at Brighton and...

      Ministry of Labour.

      7 speeches

      24. asked the Minister of Labour if, in view of the great number of ex-service men now unemployed, he will give all those under notice and/or on the pool at the joint substitution board an...

      Outdoor Relief.

      6 speeches

      34. asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the guardians of the Brentford Union have fixed a maximum scale of outdoor relief of 9s. per week for a man, a similar amount for his wife,...

      Huts, Hanwell.

      2 speeches

      37. asked the Minister of Health whether he will state the purpose to which the Central London District Schools intend to devote the huts in Framfield Road, Hanwell; whether he will make further...

      Government Departments (Dismissal Notices).

      4 speeches

      47. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the large number of non-service temporary staff, he will cancel the notices of dismissals to ex-service men in accordance with pledges given and...

      Mental Treatment Institutions.

      14 speeches

      45 asked the Prime Minister (1) if he is aware that treatment allowances upon which some 6,000 ex-service men depend are paid strictly upon the condition that these men consent to being confined...

      Payments (Armistice Day).

      2 speeches

      (by Private Notice)asked the Minister of Labour if he can state the arrangements which have been made to advance or defer the usual payments of unemployed pay to ex-service men on the occasion of...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.

    • Medal Clasps.

      2 speeches

      9. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether the issue of clasps to war medals for the Fleet has yet commenced; if not, when a start will be made; whether applications will have...

    • New Capital Ships.

      2 speeches

      11. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether his attention was called to the statement made by the Prime Minister of New Zealand and appearing in the Press of this country on...

      Pre-War Disability Pensions.

      5 speeches

      12. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is now in a position to make any statement concerning the scales of the pre-War disability pensioners?

      Portsmouth Dockyard (W. J. Whitaker).

      5 speeches

      13. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he is aware that W. J. Whitaker joined the Royal Dockyard, Portsmouth, as skilled labourer in 1905, and remained on till early in 1917;...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.

    • Employment Exchanges.

      10 speeches

      15. asked the Minister of Labour to state the number of Employment Exchanges which now exist in the county of London and in the Greater

    • State Grants.

      2 speeches

      32. asked the Minister of Health if he proposes to publish at intervals, for the information of the taxpayers who will find the money, the exact use made, under legislation passed this Session,...

      Relief Works.

      5 speeches

      50. asked the Prime Minister whether any, and, if so, what safeguards are insisted on to prevent private landlords from reaping the benefit of relief works such as roads, reclamation and...

      Forth and Clyde Ship Canal.

      2 speeches

      52. asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the proposal for a Forth and Clyde ship canal; whether he is aware that if the Government will sanction the scheme it will not...

      Forest of Dean.

      2 speeches

      68. asked the Minister of Agriculture if his attention has been called to the request of the Gloucestershire County Council and to a similar request from the East Dean Rural District Council that...

      Milk Distributive Trade Board (Scotland).

      4 speeches

      26. asked the Minister of Labour whether at a meeting in July last the Milk Distributive Trade Board (Scotland), representative of employers, workers, and appointed members, unanimously agreed to...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.

    • Type a Houses (Tenders).

      8 speeches

      29. asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the figures showing that the tender prices for building houses of type A submitted to his predecessor for the month of March were on the...

    • Ilford Scheme.

      4 speeches

      Mr. T. THOMSON: 30. asked the Minister of Health when it is proposed to build on the foundations of the 410 houses already laid on the site of the City of London housing scheme at Ilford on...

      Rural Areas.

      2 speeches

      33. asked the Minister of Health whether in rural areas where there are any number of unemployed in the building trades he will consider applications for housing schemes where houses are still needed?

      Voluntary Hospitals (Grants).

      6 speeches

      31. asked the Minister of Health whether, under the terms of his Departmental Paper 1,402, giving the terms of appointment of the Voluntary Hospitals Commission, the announcement that after the...

      Scarlet Fever and Diphtheria (London).

      2 speeches

      30. asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the increase of scarlet fever and diphtheria cases in London; whether his Department has taken any action in order to...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.

    • Truce (Breaches).

      4 speeches

      38. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland how many breaches of the truce have occurred since the unsigned terms were agreed upon; how many persons have been kidnapped; and how many persons have...

    • Sinn Fein Courts.

      17 speeches

      39. asked the Chief Secretary how many Sinn Fein so-called courts have been constituted and are now sitting in Southern Ireland; and what steps have been taken, or are proposed to be taken, to...

      Patrick Kennelly (Release).

      7 speeches

      41. asked the Chief Secretary if he is aware that Patrick Kennelly, of Snierla Bridge, Duagh, County Kerry, awaiting trial on the charge of being one of the ringleaders in two raids on Kilmorna,...

      Kidnapping.

      3 speeches

      55. asked the Prime Minister whether Mr. John M'Hugh, chairman of the Fermanagh county council, who was kidnapped by Sinn Feiners, has been released; and whether any representations have been...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Russia.

    • Famine Relief (French Credits).

      4 speeches

      46. asked the Prime Minister what information he has with regard to the credits recently voted in the French Chamber for the relief of the starving population in the famine-stricken areas of...

    • Anti-Bolshevik Insurrection.

      6 speeches

      51. asked the Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government have any information as to Petlura's attack upon the Soviet Government; how far has the attack gone; and has His Majesty's Government...

      Enemy Debts (Payment).

      2 speeches

      48. asked the Prime Minister if his attention has been drawn to the discrepancy between the Official Report of Mr. Egerton S. Grey, Controller and Administrator of the Clearing House, stating...

      Public Works Contracts (Crown Colonies).

      4 speeches

      44. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will arrange in future, in connection with all public works to be undertaken in the Crown Colonies and Protectorates with money raised...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine.

    • Jerusalem (Arab-Jewish Riots).

      4 speeches

      54. asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the recent Arab-Jewish riots in Jerusalem; whether he is aware that full Reports of the previous riots have been kept from...

    • Administration.

      2 speeches

      58. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the present unsatisfactory position of affairs in Palestine, the Government will consider the question of modifying the...

      Passenger Aircraft (Wireless Telephony).

      2 speeches

      61. asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the danger to aircraft involved by the frequently sudden arrival of fog over various sections of the London-Paris air route, the Air...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.

    • Southall Depot.

      4 speeches

      63. asked the Secretary of State for War what is the annual cost of the I.D.R.E.S. depot at Southall and the number of employés; and, seeing that it was erected as a temporary depot during...

    • Woolwich Arsenal (Printing Department).

      6 speeches

      65. asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he is aware that the linotype operators employed in the Ordnance Committee's printing department at Woolwich Arsenal have been informed that...

      War Graves.

      2 speeches

      (by Private Notice)asked the Secretary of State for War whether the military organisation which has been at work in France and Flanders since the Armistice, searching for bodies and concentrating...

      India (Law and Order).

      5 speeches

      56. asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he has now considered the Motion standing on the Paper in the names of the hon. Member for Twickenham and others; and if he can give a day for its...

      Phosphates (Nauru Island).

      2 speeches

      59. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the financial result of the trading under the Nauru Island Agreement of the 2nd July, 1919; what quantity of phosphate has been supplied to the...

      Government Temporary Buildings.

      5 speeches

      69. asked the hon. Member for the Pollok Division of Glasgow, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he can now give any definite dates as to when the temporary buildings will...

      National Physical Laboratory (Aerodynamics Department).

      4 speeches

      70. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether there is any question of closing down the aerodynamic Department of the National Physical Laboratory; and, if so, whether he will...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act.

    • Musical Toys.

      2 speeches

      72. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that in some ports toy tin trumpets and toy pianos costing 1s. 6d. each are being detained as liable for duty as musical...

    • Scientific Glassware.

      2 speeches

      Dr. MURRAY: 73. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury why measure (glass) forms are being held to be liable to key industries duty when they are imported previous to being graduated and...

      Chlorate of Potash.

      2 speeches

      Dr. MURRAY: 74. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that in the lists of commodities defining the key industries schedule which were published by the Board of Trade,...

      Old Sinking Fund.

      2 speeches

      75. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the Treasury can still use the old Sinking Fund to repay deficiency advances; and, if so, whether he will consider the prohibition of...

      Albania.

      2 speeches

      (by Private Notice)asked the Prime Minister whether he can say whether it is true that the Jugo-Slav forces have already reached the Albanian sea coast; and when the emergency meeting of the...

      Prorogation of Parliament.

      16 speeches

      (by Private Notice)asked the Prime Minister if he can say whether it is the intention of the Government to prorogue or adjourn Parliament when the Government business now before the House has...

      Franco-Turkish Agreement.

      2 speeches

      On a question of Order. May I ask whether I would be in order in raising the question of the future of Christian and other non-Turkish races under the Turkish Empire as affected by the so-called...

  • Business of the House.

    8 speeches

    May I ask what Bills will be taken, after the present Bill, to which the Lords are submitting Amendments to this House? May I also inquire whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer intends to make...

  • Message from the Lords.

    That they have agreed to,—

  • Orders of the Day — Consolidated Fund (Appropriation — No. 2) BILL.

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