House of Commons debates

Monday, 20 February 1922

  • Preamble

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

  • Private Business.

    London County Council (Tramways, Trolley Vehicles, and Improvements) Bill,

  • Stirling Corporation (Water, etc.) Order Confirmation Bill,

    "to confirm a Provisional Order under The Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act, 1899, relating to Stirling Corporation (Water, etc.)," presented by Mr. MUNRO; and ordered (under Section 7...

  • Local Legislation Committee.

    Ordered, "That the Committee of Selection do nominate a Committee, not exceeding Fifteen Members, to be called the Local Legislation Committee, to whom shall be committed all Private Bills...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act.

    • Fabric Glove Industry.

      2 speeches

      Sir J. D. REES: 2. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Committee appointed by the Board of Trade under Part II of the Safeguarding of Industries Act has yet given its decision...

    • Complaints and Inquiries.

      2 speeches

      4. asked the President of the Board of Trade how many applications under Part II of the Safeguarding of Industries Act have been made; how many have been referred to a Committee; how many have...

      Administration.

      9 speeches

      5. asked the President of the Board of Trade how many persons in his Department are engaged in the administration of the Safeguarding of Industries Act, and what is the total amount of their salaries?

      Imported Goods (Permanent Panels).

      14 speeches

      10. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give the names of the gentlemen appointed by him to consider applications under Part II of the Safeguarding of Industries Act for the...

      Scheduled Chemicals (Prices).

      3 speeches

      Dr. MURRAY: 19. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the statement made before the referee that the day following the publication of the Board of Trade list wherein...

      Gas Mantles.

      4 speeches

      21. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can explain why the decision of the referee under Part I of the Safeguarding of Industries Act, imposing a duty of 33⅓ per cent. on...

      Imposition Cif Duties.

      2 speeches

      22. asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in addition to the 540 commodities to which objections have been taken under Part I of the Safeguarding of Industries Act, over 300 applica-...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.

    • Balance of Trade (Germany).

      4 speeches

      3. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether an estimate can be prepared of the German balance of trade on lines similar to those adopted by the Board of Trade for estimating the British...

    • Trade with Portugal.

      1 speech

      7. asked the President of the Board of Trade the value of the STATEMENT showing the trade of the United Kingdom with Portugal by values, in the years 1919, 1920, and 1921. Branch of Trade....

      Trade with Germany.

      7 speeches

      6. asked the President of the Board of Trade what has been the total value of the exports and imports of this country with Germany for the year 1921; and whether the figures show an increase or...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Expenditure.

    • Board of Trade.

      10 speeches

      8. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Power, Transport, and Economic Department of the Board will be amalgamated with the Industries and Manufactures Department in order to...

    • Mines Department.

      11 speeches

      Mr. LOCKER-LAMPSON: 24. asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is making arrangements, in accordance with the recommendation of the Geddes Committee, to transfer the functions of his Department...

      Members' and Ministers' Salaries.

      3 speeches

      28. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the sacrifices which are and will be required from all classes of the community, by reason of the necessity for drastic curtailment of expenditure...

      Reductions.

      4 speeches

      38. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of his instruction of the 20th August, 1919, that Ministers who cannot economise must make room for those who can, he intends to insist on the...

      Ministry of Transport.

      5 speeches

      Mr. LOCKER-LAMPSON: 60. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether he is making arrangements to transfer the functions of his Department to the Board of Trade in...

      Newcastle and Gateshead Gas Company.

      2 speeches

      Major BARNES: 18. asked the President of the Board of Trade what were the costs of production upon which the standard prices in the Newcastle and Gateshead Gas Company's Order of 1920 was based;...

      Coal Exports.

      2 speeches

      23. asked the Secretary for Mines the amount of coal exported for the three months ending 31st December, 1913, and the amount exported for the three months ending 31st December, 1921?

      Industrial Assurance.

      3 speeches

      25. asked the Prime Minister whether it is intended to introduce a Bill for the better regulation of industrial insurance during the present Session, as a result of the findings of the Parmoor...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.

    • Arms and Ammunition.

      7 speeches

      26. asked the Prime Minister whether the arms and ammunition taken from loyal subjects in Ireland during the past two years or thereabouts by order of His Majesty's Government will now be...

    • Poison Gas.

      2 speeches

      37. asked the Prime Minister whether the Irish Provisional Government is bound by the decision of the Washington Conference with reference to poison gas?

      Malicious Injuries (Claims).

      2 speeches

      Colonel NEWMAN: 41. asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to a proclamation of the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State given on the 11th of this month by the...

      Disturbances.

      4 speeches

      Sir F. HALL: 50. asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the number of attacks which have been made on British soldiers or on members of the Royal Irish Constabulary in Southern Ireland since the...

      Murder of Lieutenant Genochio (Cork).

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can give the House any information to show how it was that Lieutenant Genochio, of the Royal Engineers, came to be detained by Republicans...

      Nationality Law.

      9 speeches

      27. asked the Prime Minister whether the necessary legislation for the amendment of the British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act, as agreed at the Imperial Conference, will be introduced...

      House of Lords Reform.

      11 speeches

      Captain BENN: 29. asked the Prime Minister for what reason the Government has decided to introduce into the House of Lords their Resolutions for constitutional reform?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Russia.

    • Trade Agreement (Breaches).

      4 speeches

      33. asked the Prime Minister if he will now give instructions for the Notes exchanged between His Majesty s Government and the Russian Soviet Government, since 21st September last, regarding the...

    • Famine Relief.

      8 speeches

      Mr. L. MALONE: 35. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the urgent need for assistance to the famine areas in Eastern Europe, His Majesty's Government will place any obstacle in the way...

      MRS. S. Harding.

      2 speeches

      67. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how soon he will publish the correspondence which has passed between His Majesty's Government and the Russian Soviet Government on the...

      Greece.

      18 speeches

      Mr. L. MALONE: 34. asked the Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government has had before it proposals to permit Greece to obtain credits under the Trade Facilities Act with a British...

      Peace Treaties (German Reparation).

      2 speeches

      36. asked the Prime Minister the reasons why the sum of 2,576,000,000 gold marks, representing in cash and in kind the amount of German reparation still undistributed, has not yet been divided...

      Genoa Conference.

      11 speeches

      Mr. L. MALONE: 40. asked the Prime Minister the date of the Genoa Conference; whether the question of Turkey will be discussed; whether representatives of the Turkish Government will be invited...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.

    • London Suburban Railways (Electrification).

      4 speeches

      42. asked the Prime Minister if his attention has been directed to the statements of the chairman of the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway that the company has full plans for a suburban...

    • Electric Trams, Edinburgh.

      3 speeches

      54. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Trans- port whether, if application be made by the City of Edinburgh Council for leave to set up central standards for overhead trolley...

      Railways (Wages and Fares).

      10 speeches

      Mr. DOYLE: 55. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport what have been the aggregate reductions of wages on the various railway systems of the United Kingdom during the past...

      Railway Rates Tribunal.

      10 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS: 57. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport of how many members the Railway Rates Tribunal consists; how many cases they have yet considered;...

      London Street Traffic.

      10 speeches

      58. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether he has received representations from the London County Council as to the danger of other traffic passing tramcars which...

      Railway Passenger Rates.

      2 speeches

      62. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport how the railway rates for persons travelling in England compares with the rates charged to passengers in France, Germany, and...

      Naval Treaty, Washington.

      2 speeches

      43. asked the Prime Minister when the Naval Treaty, signed by the British Representatives at Washington, will be published in this country?

      Egypt (Government Policy).

      14 speeches

      Major BARNES: 45. asked the Prime Minister if a statement of the Government's policy in regard to Egypt is to be made at an early date; if so, when; and whether it will be preceded by the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations.

    • Territories (Preservation).

      6 speeches

      Sir J. D. REES: 51. asked the Lord President of the Council whether Article X of the Covenant of the League of Nations is still in force; and whether the obligation which lies upon signatories to...

    • Subscriptions.

      4 speeches

      Sir J. D. REES: 52. asked the Lord President of the Council whether 18 of the States belonging to the League of Nations have not paid their subscriptions, arrears in some cases dating from 1920;...

      Estimates Council.

      6 speeches

      Captain BENN: 47. asked the Prime Minister when it is his intention to set up the Select Committee to consider the question of control of finance by the House of Commons; what will be the terms...

      Franchise (Women).

      2 speeches

      49. asked the Lord Privy Seal if the Government will bring in a Bill this Session to enable women to vote at the same age and under the same qualifications as men?

      Tangier.

      2 speeches

      Major C. LOWTHER: 66. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if a date has yet been fixed for the meeting of the Spanish, French, and British delegates in London to discuss the...

      Putumayo.

      4 speeches

      68. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has yet received any information confirming the report that the notorious firm of Julio Cæsar Arana had been...

      Uruguay (British Invest-Ments).

      4 speeches

      69. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been called to the action of the municipality of Montevideo in forcibly taking and disbursing the funds of a...

      Foot-and-Mouth Disease.

      11 speeches

      Colonel BURN: 71. asked the Minister of Agriculture the reason why the application of Mr. Hartley-Russell for permission to test his product Moramor, at his own expense, as a cure for...

      Rabies

      2 speeches

      73. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether rabies has been entirely stamped out in this country; and whether all the muzzling orders and other exceptional restrictions as regards dogs in this...

      Rosyth Dockyard.

      5 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that a notice has just been posted intimating that only established men and some ex-soldiers are to be...

      Telephone Service.

      Ordered, That the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on the Telephone Service in the First Session of 1921 he referred to the Select Committee on the Telephone...

  • >bills Presented.

    • House of Commons and Municipal Corporations (Qualification of Clergymen) Bill,

      "to remove the disqualification of clerks in holy orders and other ministers of religion as Members of the House of Commons and as municipal councillors," presented by Mr. FREDERICK GREEN;...

    • Proportional Representation Bill,

      "to make provision for the proportional representation of the electors of the House of Commons; and for other purposes connected therewith," presented by Major MORRISON-BELL; supported by Sir...

      Government of the Sou Dan Loan (Amendment) Bill,

      "to amend the Government of the Soudan Loan Act, 1919," presented by Mr. HILTON YOUNG; supported by Sir Robert Horne and Mr. Churchill; to be read a Second time To-morrow, and to be printed....

      Business of the House.

      Ordered, That the Proceedings on the Motion relative to Clones Inquiry be exempted at this day's Sitting from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[Mr. Chamberlain.]

  • Orders of the Day — Supply.

    Considered in Committee.

  • Civil Services and Revenue Depart Ments Supplementary Estimate, 1921–22.

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