House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 15 March 1922

  • Preamble

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

  • Private Business.

    Bristol Corporation Bill,

  • Trade Disputes Repeal Bill.

    1 speech

    I beg to present a petition in favour of the Trade Disputes Repeal Bill from the Scottish Trade Protection Society.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Russia.

    • General Wrangel.

      7 speeches

      1. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government has any information controverting the reports of the activities of General Baron Wrangel in organising a force...

    • MRS. Stan Harding.

      4 speeches

      10. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what reply, if any, has been sent by the Foreign Office with regard to the refusal of Russia to make any reparation for the outrageous...

      Soviet Offices, London.

      7 speeches

      51. asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the Soviet Republic of Russia have established a headquarter office at 43 to 47, Moorgate Street, in the City of London; whether he can state...

      Wei-Hai-Wei.

      3 speeches

      2. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what the position is now in regard to Wei-hai-wei; whether it is to be handed back to China and become a closed port; and, if so, whether...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Mexico.

    • British Claims.

      5 speeches

      3. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that all claims for losses suffered by individuals since 1910 in Mexico were by a decree of that Government to be...

    • British ChargÉ Des Archives.

      8 speeches

      Major LOWTHER: 4. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the chargé des archives in Mexico City receives £3,000 per annum free of tax; whether any other...

      Azerbaijan and Georgia.

      4 speeches

      6. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Soviet republics of Azer- baijan and Georgia are officially represented in this country; whether it is proposed that they...

      West Africa (Imports of Spirits).

      4 speeches

      9. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any decree has been promulgated by the French Government in Dahomey, French Togoland, or French Occidental Africa to give effect...

      Balkan States (Railways).

      2 speeches

      11. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether there has been any recent improvement, and, if so, to what extent, in the transit of privately-owned goods wagons across the...

      Turkey (Public Debt).

      6 speeches

      7. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why the administration of the Ottoman public debt should have priority and a privileged position over and above civilians with respect to...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.

    • Prize Money.

      4 speeches

      13. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether, in making the distribution of prize money in April next, he can see his way to begin the distribution with the ex-naval ratings so...

    • Hydrophone Station, Rame Head.

      2 speeches

      Mr. FOOT: 14. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that the wire attachment in connection with the hydrophone station which was established at Rame Head during...

      Royal Dockyards.

      4 speeches

      15. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many workmen and officials, respectively, were employed in the Royal dockyards at home and abroad in March, 1914; how many are employed...

      Officers (Admiralty).

      2 speeches

      16. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the number of naval and marine officers, including retired officers, in all Departments of the Admiralty in April, 1914, who received...

      Rosyth Dockyard.

      9 speeches

      Mr. WALLACE: 17. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether a decision has yet been reached regarding the transfer of a portion of the established men at Rosyth to southern dockyards?

      Trawlers and Drifters.

      3 speeches

      20. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many vessels of the Strath, Castle, and Mersey type steam trawlers respectively, and how many steel and wooden built drifters the...

      Shore Officers.

      4 speeches

      19. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many admirals-of-the-fleet, admirals, vice - admirals,' rear -admirals, commodores, and captains, respectively, were employed on shore,...

      His Majesty's Ship "enchantress."

      4 speeches

      21. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether the Admiralty have come to any decision with reference to the recommendation of the Geddes Committee relating to His Majesty's Yacht...

      Retibements and Promotions

      10 speeches

      22. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether, in view of the very great anxiety felt by all naval officers with regard to their future, he can make any announcement as to what...

      East Indies Station (Commissions).

      2 speeches

      23. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether, in view of the official interpreta-Section II, paragraph 6, or Article 1338 welfare requests, Goanese or Seedies of the East Indies...

      Drafting Office, Portsmouth.

      2 speeches

      25. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty why, in view of the directions contained in Section II, paragraph 6, of Article 1338 of the King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions,...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.

    • Insurance and Relief Expenditure.

      2 speeches

      26. asked the Minister of Labour the present weekly expenditure upon unemployment insurance and the total weekly expenditure of boards of guardians on unemployment relief?

    • Miners, Cornwall.

      4 speeches

      Mr. FOOT: 28. asked the Minister of Labour the amount which has been paid out of funds administered by his Department by way of unemployment relief and benefit to the Cornish miners?

      Benefit Periods.

      4 speeches

      Mr. T. THOMSON: 29. asked the Minister of Labour whether the Government is going to introduce legislation to extend the periods for which benefits are payable under The Unemployment Insurance...

      Insurance Benefit.

      2 speeches

      32. asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that, owing to the long holidays now in vogue on account of slackness of work, workmen covered by the Unemployment Insurance Act are being...

      Home-Craft Training.

      4 speeches

      Colonel NEWMAN: 34. asked the Minister of Labour whether he has any information to give the House with regard to the scheme which has been in operation for some time past for the training and,...

      Juveniles (Registration).

      2 speeches

      35. asked the Minister of Labour whether juveniles who attend continuation schools in London have to attend at Employment Exchanges in order to register for employment; and whether his Department...

      Southwark.

      2 speeches

      36. asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed registered for the borough of Southwark for January and February of this year, giving the figures for males and females; and can he give...

      Benefit (Extension).

      2 speeches

      37. asked the Minister of Labour whether those applying for an extension of unemployed benefit are required to sign a document undertaking to accept work, other than that to which they have been...

      Trade Unions (Expenses).

      2 speeches

      27. asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the very high percentage of total expenditure included under expenses and management in the balance sheets of certain important trade...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.

    • Subsidy.

      2 speeches

      38. asked the Minister of Health if he will consider the question of extending until 1924 the period during which the housing subsidy for new houses will be given to local authorities, thus...

    • Building Schemes.

      5 speeches

      Mr. TREVELYAN THOMSON: 39 and 43. asked the Minister of Health (1) whether he is aware that the total number of men employed on State-assisted housing schemes fell from 138,334 in October to...

      Rent Restriction Act.

      2 speeches

      40. asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to cases in which landlords of housing property in towns have intimated to their tenants their intention to evict them on...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Health Insurance.

    • Medical Benefit.

      2 speeches

      Colonel BURN: 44. asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the approved societies are proposing to undertake the cost of medical benefit under the National Health Insurance Acts out of...

    • Investment Account.

      6 speeches

      57. asked the Minister of Health what is the amount standing to the credit of the National Health Insurance Funds Investment Account; and whether such moneys can be used to meet the economies...

      Contributions (Maximum Number).

      2 speeches

      61. asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that a member who entered insurance on or before 1st July, 1918, is required to make 80 contributions between that date and the 4th...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties.

    • Silesia (British Troops).

      2 speeches

      45. asked the Prime Minister why British troops are still retained in Silesia; and when they are to be withdrawn?

    • Poland.

      3 speeches

      48. asked the Prime Minister whether this country is committed to any guarantee securing the frontiers of Poland beyond the provisions of the Versailles Treaty?

      Armies of Occupation, Germany.

      8 speeches

      49. asked the Prime Minister whether the United States. Government have demanded from the reparations pool the cost of maintaining, their troops in Germany; and whether His Majesty's Government...

      Turkey (Government of India's Recommendations).

      2 speeches

      50. asked the Prime Minister in what form the Viceroy published in India the recommendations of the Government of India regarding the revision of the Treaty of Sèvres and the settlement of...

      Ex-Service Men (Ministry of Labour).

      4 speeches

      31. asked the Minister of Labour if, in making reductions in the ex-service temporary staff of the Ministry, he will take into consideration the claims to retention of disabled men and men with...

      Trade Boards.

      2 speeches

      33. asked the Minister of Labour whether he has further considered the question of the abolition of trade boards in view of the widespread opinion in the country that the stringency of their...

      House of Lords Reform.

      2 speeches

      46. asked the Prime Minister whether the scheme of House of Lords reform promised by the Government includes any proposal likely to meet the need for responsible representation of the Dominions...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.

    • Free State Constitution.

      6 speeches

      47. asked the Prime Minister if he will assure the House that the Constitution of the Irish Free State when drafted by the Provisional Government will at once be submitted to Parliament, so that...

    • Royal Irish Constabulary.

      10 speeches

      68. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he has had under consideration the cases of men who have served in the Royal Irish Constabulary and have been disbanded, some of whom are...

      Constabulary Force Fund.

      2 speeches

      69. asked the Chief Secretary if it is the intention of the Government, on the disbandment of the Royal Irish Constabulary, to wind up the constabulary force fund and distribute it amongst the...

      Shooting, Milford.

      2 speeches

      70. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information in the case of Charles Herbert Burns, who was shot dead by the Irish Republican Army at Milford, County Donegal;...

      Public Services (Transfer).

      2 speeches

      Colonel NEWMAN: 72. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, when and if the Irish Treaty (Agreement) Bill becomes law, the cost of such Irish services as education, health,...

      Diphtheria (Schick Test).

      11 speeches

      55. asked the Minister of Health whether he knows anything of an unofficial and informal Conference called by his Department to consider the Schick test; whether his Department offered to bear...

      Electoral Reform.

      2 speeches

      Captain BENN: 60. asked the Minister of Health whether he has prepared any report on electoral reform for submission to the Government?

      Military Forces, India.

      6 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel Sir F. HALL: 53. asked the Lord Privy Seal whether the Government have considered the serious statement made recently by the Commander-in-Chief in India to the Legislative Assembly...

      Milk.

      2 speeches

      63. asked the Minister of Health what stops he proposes to take, in connection with the proposed milk legislation, to obtain the opinion of the whole of the distributing trade in the interest of...

      Public Assistance (Disqualification).

      2 speeches

      65. asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that some doubt has arisen as to whether a person who has received relief or a loan from the board of guardians is disqualified for election on the...

      Pensions Appeals Tkibunals.

      10 speeches

      66. asked the Attorney-General the number of entitlement cases dealt with by the Final Appeals Tribunal, sitting at Leeds, for the six months ending 28th February, 1922, together with a statement...

      Parliamentary Register.

      2 speeches

      Colonel NEWMAN: 62. asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the difficulty experienced by persons desiring to be put on the municipal or parliamentary register in filling up the...

      Rubber-Growing Restriction Scheme.

      4 speeches

      71. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Dutch rubber planters are willing to join in the rubber-growing restriction scheme if the extra duty on Java and Sumatra teas, making...

      Royal Air Force (Reserve of Officers).

      2 speeches

      73. asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware of the methods now being adopted by France for the creation of a reserve of officers for her air force; whether anything of a similar...

      Foot-and-Mouth Disease.

      6 speeches

      74. asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware that after the slaughter at Wellington, Durham, of three beasts affected by foot-and-mouth disease belonging to the cooperative society, the...

      Superphosphate.

      3 speeches

      Mr. J. WALTON: 75. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that prices of most articles of agricultural produce have fallen to the level of, approximately, only 30 per cent. over...

      Canadian Cattle Embargo

      5 speeches

      76. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that the removal of the embargo on Canadian cattle would be of great benefit to the people in this country, as the wages of the workers...

      Diseased Cattle (Imports).

      3 speeches

      79. asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware that cattle is coming into this country from Canada and other parts abroad diseased; that diseased meat is being used as food in this country;...

      Civil Service Examinations.

      4 speeches

      80. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that, in the instructions issued by the Civil Service Commission on 24th February, 1922, concerning the forthcoming Civil...

  • India (MR. Montagu's Resignation).

    5 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance, namely, "the serious lack of coordination in the action of His...

  • City of London (Various Powers) Bill,

    Reported, with Amendments; Report to lie upon the Table, and to be printed.

  • New Writ

    For the Borough of Leicester (East Division), in the room of the right hon. Sir GORDON HJSWART, K.C. (Lord Chief Justice of England).—[Mr. McCurdy.]

  • New Member Sworn.

    LESLIE FREDERIC SCOTT, Esquire, K.C, for Borough of Liverpool (Exchange Division).

  • REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE (No. 2),

    "to alter certain dates prescribed by the Representation of the People Act, 1918, in connection with the registration of electors, and to prevent increases in postal rates for printed packets...

  • Bread Acts Amendment.

    1 speech

    I beg to move, "That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the enactments relating to the provision of Regulations for the making and sale of bread, and for preventing the adulteration of...

  • Bread Acts Amendment Bill,

    "to amend the enactments relating to the provision of Regulations for the making and sale of bread, and for preventing the adulteration of meal, flour, and bread," presented accordingly, and read...

  • Dyestuffs (Import Regulation) Act (1920) Repeal.

    2 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to repeal the Dyestuffs (Import Regulation) Act, 1920. It may be that some hon. Members who cheer think that I have changed my opinion. I am...

  • Business of the House.

    6 speeches

    I wish to ask the Leader of the House what his intentions are with regard to the Motion standing in his name to suspend the Eleven O'clock Rule for two matters, and how far does he intend to go?...

  • Orders of the Day — Supply.

  • Defence Foeces (Organisation).

    27 speeches

    I beg to move to leave out from the word "That" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof the words, in order to determine the most economical and most efficient method of directing...

  • INDIA (Mr. MONTAGU'S RESIGNATION).

    37 speeches

    I beg to move, "That this House do now adjourn." It is only a overwhelming sense of public duty that has induced me to move the Adjournment of the House. The conditions in India are sufficiently...

  • Supply.

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.

March 1922
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031 

Did you find what you were looking for?