House of Commons debates

Monday, 19 December 1921

  • Preamble

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

  • King's Speech.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act.

    • Czecho-Slovakia.

      2 speeches

      2. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Czecho-Slovak Government have recently completed a commercial treaty which gives certain preferences to goods of French...

    • Committee Work (Sir W. Ashley).

      4 speeches

      4. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that Sir William Ashley, who is now presiding over the Committee appointed to consider an application from certain manufacturers for...

      Dutiable Ingredients.

      4 speeches

      7 and 8. asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) whether, in the case of disputes arising under Clause 1 (4) of the Safeguarding of Industries Act as to whether dutiable ingredients have or...

      Local AnÆSthetics.

      6 speeches

      Dr. MURRAY: 39. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why it happened that three parcels of Beta Eucaine arrived from Germany on the s.s. "Oranje Nassau" on 4th November and that the importers of...

      Chemicals.

      6 speeches

      Dr. MURRAY: 40. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that, owing to the absence of technical knowledge of chemicals on the part of the Customs officials ordinarily concerned...

      Deposit System.

      7 speeches

      43. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the sum of £14,056 collected under the Safeguarding of Industries Act represents deposits which traders have had to pay in order...

      Manufactured Goods (Duties).

      3 speeches

      Major BARNES: 1. asked the President of the Board of Trade how many requests for orders imposing a duty on manufactured goods under Part II of the Safeguarding of Industries Act have been...

      Glassware.

      8 speeches

      3. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the fact that the British flint-glass manufacturers recently made an application for the imposition of a duty...

      Deliveries (London Docks).

      5 speeches

      Major BARNES: 24. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that on the 9th December a consignment of over 100 bags of washing soda crystals arrived at the east quay of the London...

      Toys DUTIABLE.

      9 speeches

      38. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to a consignment of toys recently imported into this country, which included some children's games called...

      Treatment of British Subjects (Florida).

      2 speeches

      9. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any report from America as to the case of persecution and expulsion of British coloured subjects from Miami, Florida, and...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.

    • Insurance (Railway Servants).

      2 speeches

      10. asked the Minister of Labour whether certain railway companies in England and Scotland have so far declined to apply for certificates of exception from the provisions of the Unemployment...

    • Unemployed (Statistics).

      2 speeches

      11. asked the Minister of Labour how many unemployed men and women respectively are on the registers; how many of these are not receiving any form of insurance allowance; what is his estimate of...

      Road Work (Rates of Pay).

      6 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport if he is aware of the bitter feeling among unemployed men throughout the country as the result of the attempt to...

      Ex-Service Men (Ministry of Pensions).

      6 speeches

      13. asked the Minister of Pensions the number of women employed in the Ministry in preference to ex-service men and the number of permanent civil servants serving as deputy principal clerks or...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.

    • Constable-Mechanics.

      12 speeches

      15. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the Royal Irish Constabulary mechanic-constables being dismissed at Gormanstown and other places are now receiving a month's notice before...

    • Service Institutes.

      11 speeches

      16. asked the Secretary of State for War whether the Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes Board have at any time directed the Navy, Army, and Air Force canteens in Ireland to join the Sinn Fein...

      Free State Flag.

      7 speeches

      36. asked the Prime Minister whether the Government of the Irish Free State will have the power of choice between flying the Sinn Fein flag and the Union Jack, the national flag of both Great...

      Army (Strength).

      2 speeches

      17. asked the Secretary of State for War the number of recruits needed to bring the Army up to strength?

      Criminal Investigation Department.

      13 speeches

      20. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what amount the cost of the special Department of Scotland Yard, drawn either from the Secret Service or any other Vote, is to be...

      Ex-Inspector Syme.

      4 speeches

      22. asked the Home Secretary if ex-Inspector Syme has again been arrested and released after hunger striking in order to bring his case before the Government; and, in view of the repeated demands...

      Police Pay and Pensions.

      9 speeches

      23. asked the Home Secretary if he will refer to the Law Officers of the Crown the question of whether local police authorities have the right and power to alter at their discretion the rates of...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties.

    • German Reparation.

      7 speeches

      27. asked the Prime Minister whether he can make any further statement regarding the request of the German Government for a delay in the payments of the indemnity instalments; and whether His...

    • German War Criminals (Trial).

      8 speeches

      28. asked the Prime Minister whether the Government are now in a position to announce the steps they intend to take for the trial of German war criminals in accordance with the Treaty of Versailles?

      House of Lords (Reform).

      6 speeches

      Captain BENN: 29. asked the Prime Minister whether a restoration in any form of the veto of the House of Lords has been considered by the Cabinet?

      Georgia.

      15 speeches

      31. asked the Prime Minister whether, in any negotiations with Russia as to trade or recognition, he will press that Government to allow free self-government to the Republic of Georgia, which has...

      National Expenditure (Business Committee).

      24 speeches

      Sir J. D. REES: 26. asked the Prime Minister when the Report of the Geddes Committee will be presented?

      Economic Situation.

      4 speeches

      32. asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the desirability of setting up a Select Committee to consider the relative advantages or disadvantages of being a creditor or a debtor...

      Asiatic Turkey.

      2 speeches

      Mr. O'CONNOR: 35. asked the Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government will instruct its representative at the forthcoming meeting of the Council of the League of Nations to support the...

      Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury.

      8 speeches

      37. asked the Lord Privy Seal whether, in the interests of economy, it has been decided that, as was the case before the War, the salary of only one Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury shall...

      Motor-Car Accident, Ashby-De- La-Zouch.

      2 speeches

      Mr. T. THOMSON: 19. asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to a case last month at Ashby-de-la-Zouch county court where a motorist had caused serious injury to one of the...

      Inland Revenue Stamping, Middlesbrough.

      2 speeches

      Mr. THOMSON: 41. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the large amount of Inland Revenue stamping done in Middlesbrough, he can arrange for this work to be undertaken by a...

      Hull Floods (Distress).

      2 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Health whether he can render any immediate assistance to the Lord Mayor and Corporation of Kingston-upon-Hull in their efforts to deal with the distress...

      Royal Navy (Construction).

      14 speeches

      Captain BENN: (by Private Notice) asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what decision has been arrived at in the matter of new capital ships; and what sums it is proposed to expend?

      Greater London Government.

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he can make any statement which will reassure the minds of ratepayers in the Home Counties that undue encouragement is not being given to the London County...

  • Business of the House.

    7 speeches

    May I ask the Leader of the House whether any information can be given as to the further course of business to-day and as to the duration of the sitting of this House?

  • Christian Population in Asia Minor.

    18 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House deeply sympathises with the sufferings of the Christian population in Asia Minor, and urges the Government to take every possible means to assist them. I move this...

  • Prorogation.

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