House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 14 February 1922

  • Preamble

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

  • New Writ

    for the County of Down (North Down Division), in the room of the Right Hon. THOMAS WATTERS BROWN, K. C., Judge of the High. Court of Justice of Northern Ireland.— [Colonel Leslie. Wilson.]

  • Standing Orders.

    Mr. Betterton, Sir Arthur Fell, Mr. William Graham, Mr. Edward Kelly, Major McMicking, Sir George Croydon Marks, Colonel Mildmay, Major-General Sir Newton Moore, Major O'Neill, Sir William...

  • Private Business.

    Lanarkshire County Council Order Confirmation Bill,

  • Kilmarnock Gas Provisional Order Bill,

    "to confirm a Provisional Order under The Burgh Police (Scotland) Act, 1892, relating to Kilmarnock gas," presented by Mr. MUNRO; read the First time; and referred to the Examiners of Petitions...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — India.

    • Moplah Rebellion.

      2 speeches

      1. asked the Secretary of State for India whether any action has been taken as a result of the Report of the Committee on inquiry into the death of 64 Moplah prisoners by suffocation in a railway...

    • Defence (Vote).

      2 speeches

      2. asked the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to the resolution passed by the Imperial Assembly regarding the vote for Indian Defence; and what steps he proposes...

      Government (Cost).

      4 speeches

      3. asked the Secretary of State for India what is approximately the extra cost of the Government of India and the provincial governments under the reform scheme in comparison to what it was...

      Lala Lajpat Rai.

      6 speeches

      4. asked the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to the statement in the Indian Press that the sentence of a year's rigorous imprisonment, with a fine of 145 rupees,...

      MR. Gandhi.

      4 speeches

      5. asked the Secretary of State for India whether he can now inform the House why it is that no proceedings have been taken against Mr. Gandhi in respect of his; treasonable and seditious...

      Government of India Act, 1919.

      2 speeches

      Sir J. D. REES: 6. asked the Secretary of State for India whether the Indian Government Act of 1919 does or does not render the appointment of a commission to report on the working of the...

      Imperial Airship Service.

      2 speeches

      Sir J. D. REES: 7. asked the Secretary of State for India whether he can give the House any information regarding the proposed Imperial airship service in so far as it affects India; and whether...

      Government Service (Pensions).

      6 speeches

      10. asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that, owing to the present position in India, there is a grave anxiety amongst members of the Civil Service as to the ultimate...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men.

    • Rotherwas Factory, Hereford.

      2 speeches

      Mr. S. ROBERTS: 12. asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of grave dissatisfaction amongst ex-service men at the appointment of a police pensioner as superintendent of police...

    • Land Settlement, Ireland.

      4 speeches

      Colonel NEWMAN: 50. asked the Prime Minister whether the Government of this country intends to carry into effect the legislation promised with regard to the resettlement of ex-soldiers of the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties.

    • Disarmament, Germany.

      2 speeches

      13. asked the Secretary of State for War whether 247 10.5 howitzers were found in the Rockstroh Works, near Dresden, in December; whether 342 10.5 howitzers were discovered in the same works...

    • Armies of Occupation.

      6 speeches

      15. asked the Secretary of State for War what is the approximate number of British troops at present on the Rhine and in Silesia, respectively?

      German Reparation.

      11 speeches

      54. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Government has received the payment from the German Republic for the up-keep of our Army of Occupation on the Rhine; and what is the cost?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.

    • Corps Pay (Officers).

      4 speeches

      14. asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the fact that the pay warrant issued in 1919, dealing with the issue of corps pay to officers of the Royal Army...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Iraq.

    • British and Indian Forces.

      6 speeches

      20. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the present situation in Iraq; whether there has been any renewed disorder; whether any constituent assembly has been called together, or...

    • Sultan of Nejd.

      4 speeches

      Mr. L. MALONE: 23. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the position of Ibn Sa'ud, the Wahabi emir; whether His Majesty's Government still recognise him as King of Nejd; whether...

      Saiyid Talib.

      6 speeches

      Mr. MALONE: 24. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Saiyid Talib, the greatest notable of Basra and a minister in the first cabinet in Iraq, who rendered most valuable service...

      Indian Subjects, East Africa.

      13 speeches

      21. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any regulations have been made to prevent Indians from travelling first-class in Tanganyika mandated territory; and whether he is aware...

      Ceylon.

      4 speeches

      25. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the risks of the spread of non-co-operation to Ceylon, he will lay Papers showing the correspondence, resolutions, and...

      Jamaica (Cost of Living).

      2 speeches

      26. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Governor of Jamaica has appointed a Committee to report on the index figure of the cost of living in the island; whether the Report...

      Treatment of Children, Hong Kong.

      8 speeches

      27. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Governor and the Chief Justice of Hong Kong repeatedly declared during 1880 and 1882 that the system of so-called adoption in Hong...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.

    • Munitions and Stores.

      20 speeches

      29. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that 200 rifles, with ammunition, and 50 motor cars or motor lorries recently used by the Royal Irish Constabulary have been...

    • Prisoner (Treatment).

      4 speeches

      Mr. MALONE: 37. asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the accusations made by a released Sinn Fein prisoner in the "Freeman's Journal," of Wednesday, 18th January,...

      Rate Collectors.

      2 speeches

      46. asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the fact that duly elected rate collectors sanctioned by the Local Government Board for Ireland were in many cases during the...

      Criminal Injuries (Awards).

      6 speeches

      Colonel NEWMAN: 51. asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the agreement arrived at between the Government of Great Britain and the Government of Northern Ireland with...

      Disturbances.

      18 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can give the House any further information with regard to the kidnapping of civilians in Ireland on the border line...

      Palestine (Greek Church Property).

      4 speeches

      30. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the nature and location of the Greek Orthodox Church land and buildings recently sold in Palestine; what is the size of these lands in...

      Palm Kernels.

      2 speeches

      32. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the foreign markets formerly supplied with palm kernels from British West Africa have been lost owing to the discovery of an effective...

      West African Committee (Report).

      2 speeches

      33. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the West African Committee has made its Report; and, if so, when it will be issued?

      Mormon Propaganda.

      2 speeches

      34. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Depart- ment whether his attention has been drawn to the activities of the Mormon missionaries in this country; and whether he is prepared to...

      Special Constables (Medal).

      2 speeches

      Mr. TREVELYAN THOMSON: 35. asked the Home Secretary if any medals are being issued to War-time special constables, and, if so, what are the qualifying conditions necessary to secure these medals;...

      Summer Time.

      7 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel A. MURRAY: 39. asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the objections from the standpoint of the agricultural industry to a summertime period lasting from March to October;...

      Estimates Committee.

      18 speeches

      47. asked the Prime Minister whether it is proposed to set up the Estimates Committee again this Session; and, if so, whether it will be set up before any Estimates are introduced?

      Foodstuffs (Prices).

      2 speeches

      49. asked the Prime Minister if the Government has yet considered the advisability of introducing powers so as to obtain a reduction in the cost of foodstuffs by reinstating the Retail Prices...

      Child Adoption.

      6 speeches

      40. asked the Home Secretary whether he has considered the recommendations of the Departmental Committee on Child Adoption, presided over by Sir Alfred Hopkinson, K.C.; and whether he proposes to...

      Inquests (Juries).

      2 speeches

      44. asked the Home Secretary whether the experience in connection with the holding of inquests by coroners without juries has proved efficient and satisfactory; and, if so, will he say whether it...

      European Treasury Bills.

      4 speeches

      55. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total amount of Treasury bills held by the British Government of the various European Powers, giving the amounts of the various Powers and if the...

      Income Tax.

      3 speeches

      56. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total number of people in Great Britain and Ireland who paid Income Tax in 1921?

      Beer Duties.

      4 speeches

      59. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he an increase of £327,070,302 as compared with the amount of Treasury bills held at the Armistice. The amounts deposited by individual...

      Excess Profits Duty.

      2 speeches

      57. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the receipts from the Excess Profits Duty during the quarter ended 31st December, 1921, together with the amount of the repayment during the same period;...

      Local Loan Stock.

      4 speeches

      Mr. T. THOMSON: 60. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the recent £30,000,000 local loan 3 per cent. stock was allotted to the provinces; is he aware that, owing to the...

      Taxicabs (Fares).

      4 speeches

      61. asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the fall in the cost of petrol, and also the decline in rubber and other running charges, he will consider the desirability of restoring taxicab...

      Golden Ballot.

      4 speeches

      62. asked the Home Secretary whether there is to be an appeal in the case of the Golden Ballot prosecution; if so, if he will explain why the authorities are unwilling to accept the decision of...

      Borstal System (Portland Prison).

      8 speeches

      63 and 64. asked the Home Secretary (I) if, considering the unsuitability of Portland Prison, by reason of its association, position, and environment, for the remedial treatment of juvenile...

      Mounted Police (Horses).

      2 speeches

      65. asked the Home Secretary what is the number of horses purchased during the year ended 31st December, 1921, for the use of the mounted police; and what was the average cost per horse?

      Workmen's Compensation.

      3 speeches

      66. asked the Home Secretary if he can make any statement as to the date at which the Workman's Compensation Bill will be brought forward?

      SAFEGUARDING OF INDUSTRIES ACT, 1921 (REPEAL) (No. 2).

      2 speeches

      I beg to move, That leave be given to introduce a Bill to repeal the Safeguarding of Industries Act, 1921. As far as any evidence is available, it is safe to say that the Safeguarding of...

  • Business of the House.

    Ordered, That this day Government business do have precedence."—[Mr. Chamberlain.]

  • Orders of the Day — King's Speech.

    • Debate on the Address.

    • Sixth Day.

      Order read for resuming Adjourned Debate on Question [7th February]. That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty as followeth:Most Gracious Sovereign,We, your Majesty's most dutiful and...

      India.

      63 speeches

      I beg to move, at the end of the Question, to add the words And desire to express our view that the present position of unrest and lawlessness leading to constant breaches of the peace in India...

      Supply.

      Resolved, "That this House will to-morrow resolve itself into a Committee to consider of the Supply to be granted to His Majesty."—[Colonel Leslie Wilson.]

      Ways and Means.

      Resolved, "That this House will to-morrow resolve itself into a Committee to consider of the Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to His Majesty."—[Colonel Leslie. Wilson.]

      Adjournment.

      Resolved, "That this House do now adjourn."—[Colonel Leslie Wilson.]

What is this?

Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

February 1922
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728 

Did you find what you were looking for?