House of Commons debates

Friday, 24 March 1922

  • Preamble

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

  • Private Business.

    Highland Railway Order Confirmation Bill.

  • Unemployment Insurance Bill,

    "to amalgamate the rates of contribution and the rates of benefit under the Unemployment Insurance Acts, 1920 and 1921, and The Unemployed Workers' Dependants (Temporary Provision) Act, 1921,...

  • Selection (Standing Committees).

    • Standing Committee a.

      Sir SAMUEL ROBERTS reported from the Committee of Selection; That they had discharged the following Member from Standing Committee A (in respect of the Child Murder (Trial) Bill): Mr. Leslie...

  • Orders of the Day — Supply.

    • REPORT [16th March].

      Resolutions reported,

    • Navy Estimates, 1922–23.

      1. "That 118,500 Officers, Seamen, Boys, and Royal Marines be employed for the Sea Service, together with 2,900 for the Coast Guard and Marine Police, borne on the books of His Majesty's ships...

      Navy (Excesses), 1920–21.

      87 speeches

      3. "That a sum, not exceeding £1,632,990 8s. 6d., be granted to His Majesty, to make good Excesses of Navy Expenditure beyond the Grants, for the year ended on the 31st day of March, 1921."

      REPORT [22nd March.]

      Resolutions reported,

      Army Estimates, 1922–23

      1. That a number of Land Forces, not exceeding 215,000, all ranks, be maintained for the Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland at Home and Abroad, excluding His Majesty's...

      Vote on Account.

      11 speeches

      2. "That a sum, not exceeding £28,000,000, be granted to His Majesty, on account, for defraying the Charges for Army Services which will come in course of payment during the year ending on...

      Army and Air Force (Annual) Bill,

      "to provide, during Twelve Months for the Discipline and Regulation of the Army and Air Force," presented accordingly, and read the First time: to be read a Second time upon Monday next, and to...

      REPORT [23rd March].

      Resolutions reported,

      Army Services (Excess), 1920–21.

      1. "That a sum, not exceeding £100, be granted to His Majesty, to make good Excesses of Army Expenditure beyond the Grants for the year ended on the 31st day of March, 1921."

      Army (Ordnance Factories) (Excess), 1920–21.

      2. "That a sum, not exceeding £1,040,172 6s. 4d., be granted to His Majesty, to make good Excesses on the Grant for the Expense of the Ordnance Factories for the year ended on the 31st day...

      Civil Services (Excess), 1920–21.

      22 speeches

      3. "That a sum, not exceeding £1,200, be granted to His Majesty, to make good an Excess on the Grant for Prisons, England and Wales, for the year ended on the 31st day of March, 1921."

      WAYS AND MEANS [23rd March].

      Resolutions reported, 1. "That, towards making good the Supply granted to His Majesty for the service of the year ended on the 31st day of March, 1921, the sum of £2,674,462 14s. 10d. be...

      CONSOLIDATED FUND (No. 2) BILL,

      "to apply certain sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the years ending on the Thirty-first day of March, One thousand nine hundred and twenty-one, One thousand nine hundred and...

  • Orders of the Day — Consolidation Bills.

    Ordered, That so much of the Lords Message [22nd February] as communicates the Resolution, That it is desirable that all Consolidation Bills in the present Session be referred to a Joint...

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