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House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 2 May 1922

  • Preamble

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

  • Private Business.

    London County Council (Money) Bill (Standing Orders applicable thereto complied with),—Mr. SPEAKER laid upon the Table Report from one of the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills, That,...

    • Kilmarnock Water Provisional Order Bill,

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — India.

    • North-West Frontier Province.

      6 speeches

      Sir J. D. REES: 1. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether a Committee has been appointed by the Government of India to report upon the position of the frontier province and its...

    • Retrenchment Committee.

      4 speeches

      3. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if a Retrenchment Committee, as agreed to between the Government of India and the Legislative Assembly, has been constituted; if not, will he state...

      Assembly and Provincial Councils (Hindus and Brahmins).

      2 speeches

      4. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if he will submit a statement showing the number of Hindus elected to the Legislative Assembly and the respective provincial legislative councils...

      Wireless Service (Great Britain).

      2 speeches

      5. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if two offers, one by a British and the other by an Indian firm, have been received to construct and work a direct wireless service between India...

      Imperial Service Lancers.

      4 speeches

      6. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he can state the circumstances which led to the mutiny of Indian troops and the dismissal of 350 men of the 1st Imperial Service Lancers?

      Calcutta Gaol (Outbreak).

      6 speeches

      7. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India to what the outbreak in the Calcutta gaol was due; did the trouble begin among the politicals; were they being treated as politicals; and how many...

      Locomotives (Contracts).

      2 speeches

      9. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the Government of India has recently arranged contracts for locomotives for the Indian railways; what is the number of engines required by...

      Kenya and Fiji (Indian Subjects).

      4 speeches

      Sir J. D. REES: 2. asked the Under-Secretary for India whether any, and, if so, what, progress has been made in respect of the equal status question in Kenya and Fiji?

      Burma (Constitution).

      6 speeches

      8. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he can yet give a date for the initiation of the Burma Constitution; and, if not, whether the delay arises from a change of attitude...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.

    • Royal Aemy Service Coeps (Coeps Pay).

      4 speeches

      11. asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that the technical qualification upon which depends the issue of corps pay to officers of the Royal Army Service Corps, under Army Order...

    • War Medals.

      4 speeches

      Mr. TREVELYAN THOMSON: 12. asked the Secretary of State for War what would be the approximate cost of issuing War medals to those members of the Territorial forces who volunteered for overseas...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties.

    • Silesia (British Troops).

      11 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel Sir F. HALL: 13. asked the Secretary of State for War what is the number of British troops still stationed in Silesia; what is the expenditure involved; and if he will state the...

    • Armies of Occupation.

      4 speeches

      62. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any action has been decided upon with regard to the claim of the Government of the United States of America for the payment of the costs of the...

      Gretna Factory (Painters' Wages).

      2 speeches

      14. asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that up till September last the painters employed in the Gretna factory were classed as skilled workmen and received the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Iraq.

    • Cabinet Portfolios.

      4 speeches

      Mr. L'ESTRANGE MALONE: 15. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the vacant portfolios in the Government of Iraq have yet been filled?

    • Raid.

      5 speeches

      21. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any further information with regard to the recent raids into the territories of the King of Iraq by adherents of Ibn Saud; whether...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.

    • British Officials, Dublin.

      7 speeches

      16. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if Mr. Cope is still in Dublin; if so, what position he holds, whether under the Provisional or British Government; and by which Government is he...

    • Lord Lieutenant.

      12 speeches

      17. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the position which Lord FitzAlan now holds in Ireland; is he still acting as Lord Lieutenant; and, if so, what are his duties and his powers?

      Civil Servants (Superannuation).

      7 speeches

      18. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state definitely what are the exact terms to which Irish civil servants are entitled who may voluntarily retire in consequence of the...

      Prison Officers (Superannuation).

      2 speeches

      22. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state definitely whether Irish prison officers who may voluntarily retire in consequence of the change of Government, and who have...

      Elections, Southern Ireland.

      4 speeches

      Sir F. HALL: 23. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when the elections in Southern Ireland will take place; and what measures have been taken to ensure that those with a right to vote...

      Four Courts, Dublin (Seizure).

      9 speeches

      24. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any steps have been taken to recover possession of the Four Courts, in Dublin, which have been recently seized by armed rebels; whether...

      Royal Irish Constabulary.

      10 speeches

      25. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can now give particulars to the House as to the kidnapping and removal of two ex-Royal Irish Constabulary men on their way to England...

      Cattle (Export to Great Britain).

      2 speeches

      43. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has taken the opinion of the Law Officers of the Crown as to the effect of the passing of the Irish Free State Act on the question of the...

      Tanganyika Territory.

      6 speeches

      19. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been drawn to the proposed issue of a public loan for the development of Tanganyika Territory; and whether our mandate...

      Penitentiary Staff, Kingston, Jamaica.

      2 speeches

      20. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he received several months ago a petition from the Kingston penitentiary staff, Jamaica, relating to their conditions of service; and, if...

      Cruelty to Children, Tottenham.

      8 speeches

      Mr. J. JONES: 26. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that at Tottenham Police Court on Thursday, 20th April, a man named Charles Whybrow and his wife were...

      Liquor Traffic (State Management).

      10 speeches

      27. asked the Home Secretary if he will state, in connection with the State management districts, the total amount actually paid into the Exchequer up to the 31st of March, 1922, in replacement...

      Public Motor Vehicles.

      4 speeches

      28. asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to a very serious accident to a public service motor vehicle in Knightsbridge recently, apparently due to the failure of the...

      Industrial and Reformatory Schools.

      6 speeches

      29. asked the Home Secretary how many industrial and reformatory schools have been closed during the past two years; and what reduction of staff, if any, has accrued in his Department as a...

      Metropolitan Police.

      9 speeches

      30. asked the Home Secretary whether any reductions have recently been made in the annual clothing and boot allowances made to the members of the Metropolitan Police force; if so, can he state...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.

    • Advocate's Library, Edinburgh.

      4 speeches

      33. asked the Secretary for Scotland whether the sum of £2,000 included in the Estimates for 1922–23, in aid of the upkeep of the Advocate's Library, Edinburgh, represents the final...

    • Lion Flag.

      2 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel A. MURRAY: 34. asked the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been drawn to a communication received by the court of the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh from the Lord...

      Housing, Thurso.

      4 speeches

      35. asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that a large number of houses in Thurso have been reported by the local sanitary inspector as unfit for occupation; that 52 tenants have...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.

    • Postal and Telegraphic Eates.

      2 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY: 36. asked the Postmaster-General whether the estimated Post Office surplus will be devoted to the reduction of postal and telegraphic rates?

    • Devonshire Cream (Parcel Eates).

      2 speeches

      37. asked the Post master-General whether he is aware that the charge for sending half-a-pound of Devonshire clotted cream by parcels post now amounts to 9d., or three times as much as was...

      Telephones (Listening-in).

      10 speeches

      38. asked the Postmaster-General whether listening-in in respect to telephone conversations is still continued in any official Department or in the office of any Minister of the Crown; and...

      Night Telegrams, London.

      2 speeches

      39. asked the Postmaster-General in how many post offices in London it is possible to send telegrams during all hours of the night; whether any night offices have recently been closed in London;...

      District Postal Numbers.

      4 speeches

      40. asked the Postmaster-General if the adding of district postal numbers on London letters has been of great assistance in the sorting and delivery of London letters; whether, if letters are...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Turkey.

    • Angora Government.

      5 speeches

      47. asked the Prime Minister whether he will issue as a Government Paper the reply of the Angora Government to the collective Note of the Allies of 15th April?

    • Constantinople Quays.

      5 speeches

      48. asked the Prime Minister whether certain quays at Constantinople have been purchased by the Foreign Office or any other Government Department; if so, will he indicate the time and terms of...

      Vehicles (Lights).

      4 speeches

      Mr. T. THOMSON: 49. asked the Prime Minister whether the Government propose to introduce this Session any Measure amending the laws relating to the lights to be carried at night by bicycles and...

      Genoa Conference.

      6 speeches

      50. asked the Prime Minister what general instructions were given to the financial experts and economists representing His Majesty's Government at the Genoa Conference on the subject of the...

      Dyestuffs (Importation).

      2 speeches

      51. asked the Lord Privy Seal whether, seeing that the London memorandum of the experts states that the limitation of import should be effected by the medium of Customs duties rather than by a...

      League of Nations (Germany).

      6 speeches

      Captain BENN: 53. asked the Lord Privy Seal whether, in view of the statement by the Prime Minister at Genoa, that until all countries were members of the League of Nations peace in Europe was...

      Rumanian Government (Loan).

      2 speeches

      Mr. MALONE: 54. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Rumanian Government has recently raised or is at present negotiating the raising of a loan in London on the security of the...

      Income Tax.

      4 speeches

      55. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many persons actually pay 6s. Income Tax on every pound of their income; how many pay more than 5s.; and what is the average tax per pound of income...

      British Cellulose Company.

      18 speeches

      59. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the position of the British Cellulose Company; what is the total British Government loss; whether the Government has given away the 750,000 preference...

      Czecho-Slovakia.

      2 speeches

      61. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Czecho-Slovakia Government owes Great Britain any War debts?

      Pulham Aerodrome.

      5 speeches

      64. asked the Secretary of State for Air if he has received any complaints from the Pulham Parish Council, Norfolk, in reference to letting the land at the air station at Pulham, amounting to...

      Chesham House.

      4 speeches

      Mr. MALONE: 65. asked the hon. Member for the Pollok Division of Glasgow, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, how much money His Majesty's Government have spent in connection with...

  • JURIES BILL [Lords].

    Reported, with Amendments, from Standing Committee B.

  • Bristol Tramways Bill.

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

  • 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: Mr. Alfred Davies; and had appointed in substitution: Mr. Myers.

    • Standing Committee B.

      Sir SAMUEL ROBERTS further reported from the Committee; That they had discharged the following Member from Standing Committee B: Mr. Jellett; and had appointed in substitution: Mr. Hannon.

      GAMING BILL [Lords].

      Bead the First time; to be read a Second time upon Tuesday next, and to be printed. [Bill 105.]

  • Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.

    Considered in Committee.—[Progress, 1st May.]

    • Amendment of Law.

      100 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That it is expedient to amend the law relating to the National Debt, Customs, and Inland Revenue (including Excise), and to make further provision in...

  • Supply.

    [11TH APRIL.]

  • Workmen's Compensation Bill.

    Order for Second Reading read, and discharged; Bill withdrawn.

    • Adjournment.

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

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