House of Commons debates

Friday, 10 February 1922

  • Preamble

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

  • Adjournment.

    Resolved, "That this House, at its rising this day, do adjourn till Monday next."—[Colonel Leslie Wilson.]

  • Private Business.

    • Birmingham Corporation Bill,

      "to empower the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of the city of Birmingham to construct additional waterworks; and to provide and run trolley vehicles; and to make further provision in regard...

    • Bristol Corporation Bill,

      "to empower the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the city of Bristol to construct tramways and other works and to run services of trolley vehicles; and for other purposes," presented, and...

      Bristol Tramways Bill,

      "to extend the times for the construction of certain tramways and the acquisition of certain lands by the Bristol Tramways and Carriage Company, Limited; to revive and extend the powers for the...

      City of London (Various Powers) Bill,

      "to authorise further improvements at Spitalfields Market and to empower the Corporation of London to charge ex- penses in connection with the said market and certain other expenses to the...

      Durham County Water Board Bill,

      "to empower the Durham County Water Board to construct waterworks for the supply of water for their own undertaking and that of the Sunderland and South Shields Water Company; to increase the...

      Jarrow Extension and Improvement Bill,

      "to extend the boundaries of the borough and parish of Jarrow; to authorise the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the borough to execute street works and to provide and work omnibuses; and to...

      Lambeth Borough Council (Superannua Tion) Bill.

      "to provide for the granting of super-annuation allowances to the officers and servants of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Councillors of the Metropolitan borough of Lambeth; and for other purposes,"...

      Leicester Freemen Bill,

      "to change the name and extend the powers of the deputies of the resident freemen and freemen's widows of the borough of Leicester; and to amend the Leicester Freemen's Acts, 1845 and 1898,"...

      London County Council (General Powers) Bill,

      "to empower the London County Council to acquire lands; to amend the law relating to the cleansing of filthy or verminous articles and premises; and for other purposes," presented, and read the...

      Metropolitan Railway Bill,

      "to authorise the Metropolitan Railway Company to guarantee and subscribe moneys in respect of the British Empire Exhibition; and for other purposes," presented, and read the First time; and...

      Meath Corporation Bill,

      "to extend the boundaries of the Borough of Neath; to confer upon the Corporation of the Borough further powers with respect to their water, gas, electricity, markets, and slaughter-houses...

      Newcastle and Gateshead Water Bill,

      "to authorise the Newcastle and Gates-head Water Company to raise additional moneys by borrowing; to increase the powers of charging for water supplied by that company; and for other purposes,"...

      Northampton Corporation Bill,

      "to confer further powers upon the Corporation of Northampton with reference to their water undertaking, and to increase the water rates leviable by them; to empower the Corporation to provide...

      Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Tramways Bill,

      "to authorise the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Tramways Company to construct additional tramways; and for other purposes," presented, and read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time.

      Padiham Urban District Council Bill,

      "to empower the urban district council of Padiham to construct additional water- works and to make further provision in regard to their water undertaking; to make street improvements and to...

      Port of London and Midland Railway Bill,

      "to authorise the Port of London Authority to construct a floating landing stage and other works at Tilbury; and for vesting a part of such stage in the Midland Railway Company; to authorise the...

      Railways (North Western and Midland Group) Bill,

      "to empower the London and North Western, the Midland, the Lancashire and Yorkshire, and the Furnace Railway Companies to provide and use road vehicles; and for other purposes," presented, and...

      River Cam Conservancy Bill,

      "to alter the constitution of the Conservators appointed under the River Ca[...] Navigation Act, 1851; to extend the jurisdiction of and confer further powers upon the said Conservators; to amend...

      ST. Mar Ylebone Borough Council (Sltperannuation) Bill,

      "to make further provision with respect to the granting of superannuation allowances to the officers and servants of the council of the metropolitan borough of St. Marylebone; to amend The St....

      Sheffield Gas Company Bill,

      "to make new provisions as to the prices to be charged by and the application of the profits of the Sheffield Gas Company; to increase the borrowing powers of the company; and for other...

      Shoreditch and Other Metropolitan Borough Councils (Superannuation) Bill,

      "to authorise the Metropolitan borough councils of Shoreditch, Bermondsey, Finsbury, Fulham, Greenwich, Hammersmith, Islington, Southwark, and Stoke Newington to establish superannuation funds;...

      Staffordshire Asylums Bill,

      "to constitute a lunatic asylums board for the County of Stafford; to transfer existing county lunatic asylums to such board; and for other purposes," presented, and read the First time; and...

      Staffordshire Potteries Water Bill,

      "to enable the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company to construct additional waterworks; to extend the time for construction of works; to increase the charges of the company; to raise...

      Sunderland and South Shields Water Bill,

      "for authorising the Sunderland and South Shields Water Company to construct new works, and to raise additional capital; and for other purposes," presented, and read the First time; and ordered...

      Swansea Corporation Bill,

      "to extend the boundaries of the borough of Swansea; to confer upon the corporation of the borough further powers with respect to their electricity undertaking; to make better provision for the...

      Windsor Gas Bill,

      "to empower the Windsor Royal Gas Light Company to sell gas on a heat unit basis; to make new provisions as to charges for gas and the application of the profits of the company; to confer further...

      Worthing Corporation Bill,

      "to empower the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the borough of Worthing to construct additional waterworks; to extend the respective areas within which the corporation may supply water and...

      Questions to Ministers.

      4 speeches

      Mr. L. MALONE: May I ask Mr. Speaker whether there has been any change in the allocation of Question days? On the board in the Lobby, Friday is given as the only day on which Air questions can...

  • Bills Presented.

    • Local Government and Other Officers' Superannuation Bill,

      "to provide for the superannuation of persons employed by local authorities and other public bodies," presented by Sir HERBERT NEILD; supported by Mr. Neville Chamberlain, Mr. Turton, Sir John...

    • Representation of the People Acts (1918 to 1921) Amendment Bill,

      "to amend the Representation of the People Acts, 1918 to 1921," presented by Lieut.-Colonel ARCHER-SHEE; supported by Colonel Gretton and Sir James Remnant; to be read a Second time upon Friday,...

      Rating of Machinery Bill,

      "to amend the Law relating to the rating of hereditaments containing machinery," presented by Sir JAMES Remnant; supported by Captain Sir Ion Hamilton Bonn, Mr. Bigland, Mr. Carr, Sir Henry...

      Prevention of Unemployment Bill,

      "to make provision for the prevention of unemployment, to provide for the proper treatment of unemployed persons, and for other purposes connected therewith," presented by Mr. GRIFFITHS;...

      Trade Union Act (1913) Amendment Bill,

      "to amend the Trade Union Act, 1913," presented by Lieut.-Colonel MEYSEYTHOMPSON; supported by Sir William Raeburn, Major Boyd-Carpenter, and Mr. George Balfour; to be read a Second time upon...

      Separation and Maintenance Orders Bill,

      "to amend the law relating to the summary jurisdiction of magistrates in reference to married persons," presented by Sir ROBERT NEWMAN; supported by Mrs. Wintringham, Mr. Arthur Henderson,...

      Workmen's Compensation Bill,

      "to consolidate and amend the law with respect to compensation to workmen for injuries suffered in the course of their employment," presented by Mr. WILLIAM GRAHAM; supported by Mr. Clynes, Mr....

      Unoccupied Premises (Rating and Acquisition) Bill,

      "to make provision for the rating and acquisition of unoccupied houses under certain conditions," presented by Lieut.-Colonel MORDEN; supported by Major-General Sir Newton Moore; to be read a...

      Children of Unmarried Parents Bill,

      "to amend the Bastardy Laws and to make further and better provision with regard to children of unmarried parents; and for other purposes connected therewith," presented by Sir FRANCIS BLAKE;...

      Guardianship, etc., of Infants Bill,

      "to amend the Law relating to the guardianship, maintenance, custody, and marriage of infants," presented by Lieut.-Commander CHILCOTT; supported by Viscountess Astor, Mrs. Wintringham, Sir James...

      Government of Wales Bill,

      "to provide for the better government of Wales; and for other purposes connected therewith," presented by Sir ROBERT THOMAS; supported by Lieut.-Colonel Watts-Morgan, Mr. Hinds, Mr. Haydn Jones,...

      Railway Fires Act (1905) Amendment Bill,

      "to amend the Railway Fires Act, 1905," presented by Mr. TOWNLEY; supported by Captain Bowyer; to be read a Second time upon Friday, 7th April, and to be printed. [Bill 18.]

      Local Authorities (Superannuation of Officers and Servants) Bill,

      "to provide for superannuation of officers and servants of local authorities, presented by Sir STANLEY JOHNSON; supported by Mr. Jesson; to be read a Second time upon Friday, 5th May, and to be...

      Local Authorities (Rates Expenditure) Bill,

      "to amend the Law with respect to the expenditure of Local Authorities chargeable on the Rates, and for purposes connected therewith," presented by Major WHELER; supported by Lieut.-Colonel...

      Seditious Teachings Bill,

      "to prevent the teaching of seditious or anarchical doctrines or methods to the young; and for other purposes connected therewith," presented by Sir JOHN BUTCHER; supported by Mr. Gideon Murray...

      Legal Practitioners Bill,

      "to unify the legal profession in England and Wales," presented by Mr. PERCY; supported by Sir Thomas Bramsdon, Major Barnes, Sir William Joynson-Hicks, Major Christopher Lowther, Sir George...

      Government of Scotland Bill,

      "to provide for the better government of Scotland," presented by Mr. JOHN WALLACE; supported by Mr. Alexander Shaw, Mr. Johnstone, Mr. Hogge, Mr. MacCallum Scott; to be read a Second time upon...

      Safeguarding of Industries Act, 1921 (Repeal) Bill,

      "to repeal the Safeguarding of Industries Act, 1921," presented by Mr. ALEXANDER SHAW; supported by Mr. John Wallace, Sir Charles Sykes, Captain Coote, and Sir Evan Jones; to be read a Second...

  • Orders of the Day — King's Speech.

    • Debate on the Address.

      [FOURTH DAY.]

    • Agriculture.

      44 speeches

      I beg to move, at the end of the Question, to add the words But regret that in the Gracious Speech from the Throne no reference is made to the urgent necessity for relieving agriculture from some...

      Ex-Service Men (Mental Cases).

      21 speeches

      I beg to move, at the end of the Question, to add the words But regret that no reference has been made in His Majesty's Gracious Speech to the amelioration of the condition of ex-service men at...

      Disturbances, Ireland.

      19 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House do now adjourn."—[Colonel Leslie Wilson.]

      Gas Regulation Act, 1920.

      Resolved, That the Draft of a Special Order proposed to be made by the Board of Trade under Section 2, Sub-section (4), of the Gas Regulation Act, 1920, limiting the proportion of carbon monoxide...

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