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House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 31 May 1922

  • Preamble

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

  • Private Business.

    Ministry of Health Provisional Orders (No. 6) Bill,

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Italy and Russia.

    4 speeches

    1. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether a commercial accord has been signed at Genoa between the Russian and Italian Governments; whether he can state the terms or lay a...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Immigration Cards.

    4 speeches

    2. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether and where the cards are stored which are taken from British subjects returning to England via Dover and Calais what use is made...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Egypt (MR. Keown Boyd).

    2 speeches

    3. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if Mr. Keown Boyd still holds the office of Oriental secretary to Lord Allenby at Cairo; if not, whether he has been appointed in the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.

    • Exhibition, Brazil.

      3 speeches

      Rear-Admiral Sir R. HALL: 4. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what would be the estimated cost for fuel to send the battle-cruisers "Hood" and "Repulse" to Rio de Janeiro for...

    • Officers (Voluntary Retirement).

      2 speeches

      5. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if his attention has been drawn to the cases of those officers who availed themselves of the scheme of voluntary retirement promulgated at...

      Unemployment Benefit.

      8 speeches

      6. asked the Minister of Labour the total number of unemployed persons who became disqualified for unemployment benefit after the expiration of the first five weeks of uncovenanted benefit under...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education.

    • Local Authorities' Accounts.

      6 speeches

      Mr. FOOT: 12. asked the Minister of Health whether he will give the names of the members of the Advisory Committee of representatives of local authorities which considered the subject of the...

    • Continuation Schools, London.

      4 speeches

      28. asked the President of the Board of Education whether a date has yet been fixed for the closing of the continuation schools in London, and, if not, who is responsible for the delay; and what...

      Housing (Rates).

      2 speeches

      13. asked the Minister of Health if he is yet in a position to state the results of his investigations into the desirability of adopting the principle, current in certain parts of the United...

      Milk.

      2 speeches

      14. asked the Minister of Health whether legislation is proposed to secure clean milk; if so, whether such legislation will involve any important char we in the machinery and plant at present in...

      Hong Kong (Treatment of Children).

      7 speeches

      Sir J. D. REES: 17. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, by treaty, convention, or other instrument, any express or implied obligation lies upon the Government of Hong Kong to...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.

    • Public Servants.

      6 speeches

      19. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the promise recently given by the Government that during the passage through the House of the Bill for conferring the Free...

    • Malicious Injuries (Compensation).

      4 speeches

      20. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the delay in payment of the compensation awarded and payable for malicious injuries in Ireland, both in defended and...

      Post Office Clerks (Irish Language).

      2 speeches

      21. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether men who have been for many years post. office clerks in Southern Ireland are now being required as a term of their employment by the...

      Murders.

      19 speeches

      23. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if his attention has been called to the report of the proceedings of the Probate Court in Ireland on 16th May, when, as proof of the death of...

      Election (Leaflet).

      10 speeches

      24. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he has seen an official leaflet issued to Irish voters by the election department of the Free State calling upon them to support the Treaty...

      British Troops (Arms).

      4 speeches

      36. asked the Secretary of State for War why and by whose orders do British soldiers in Ireland leave barracks unarmed; if he is aware that the British military police in Ireland are constantly...

      Customs Duties.

      2 speeches

      43. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if any steps have been taken to ensure that the British Customs duties as prevailing in Great Britain are levied in Irish ports; and if foreign goods...

      Admiralty Property, Queenstown.

      2 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether the Admiralty have handed over all Admiralty property at Queenstown to the Irish Republican Army who do not...

      Armed Persons, Great Britain.

      8 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that men armed with revolvers are entering Great Britain from Ireland, and whether any orders have been or will be issued to...

      Iraq.

      2 speeches

      22. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the conclusion of the Treaty between His Majesty's Government and King Feisal is being delayed owing to the objection of King Feisal to...

      Agriculture (Development).

      4 speeches

      27. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been drawn to Article 19 of the recommendation of the Third Commission (Economic) at Genoa in which States are advised to encourage...

      British Dyestuffs Corporation.

      14 speeches

      29. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Government representatives on the Board of Directors of the British Dyestuffs Corporation are in agreement with the present policy of the...

      Germany (British Claims).

      2 speeches

      30. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that numerous admitted commercial claims against the German Government are still outstanding and that the nonpayment of such...

      Loss of SS. "egypt."

      3 speeches

      Sir J. D. REES: 31. asked the President of the Board of Trade, whether any authentic information has reached him in respect of the alleged misconduct of the lascars of the ss. "Egypt"; and...

      Lace (Import Duties, United States).

      4 speeches

      Sir J. D. REES: 32. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the great injury threatening the Nottingham lace trade from the proposed alterations in the import duties into...

      Woolwich Arsenal.

      2 speeches

      34. asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the reduction in armaments now required and of the valuable spaces and factories thus rendered vacant at Woolwich, and the large...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men.

    • Temporary Civil Servants (Pay).

      2 speeches

      38. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether it is proposed to make a further reduction in the pay of ex-service temporary civil servants; and, if so, will he state the reason?

    • Protection Certificates.

      4 speeches

      44. asked the Prime Minister whether ho is aware that, in connection with the reduction of industrial staffs in the various Government Departments, a man who during the War received a protection...

      Souteneurs (Sentences).

      2 speeches

      41. asked the Home Secretary whether, since the sentence of six months' hard labour is the maximum which can be imposed in the case of men convicted for existing on the immoral earnings of the...

      Income Tax (Assessments).

      2 speeches

      42. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the following comparative particulars for 1913, 1917 and 1921, respecting the aggregate assessment for Schedule A of the Income Tax:...

      Near East (Atrocities).

      11 speeches

      I have received a Private Notice question from the hon. Member for the Scotland Division of Liverpool (Mr. T. P. O'Connor), which I think was covered in the hon. Member's speech last night.

  • Business of the House.

    7 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this day Government business do have precedence."—[Mr. Chamberlain.]

  • Whitsuntide Recess (Adjournment).

    8 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House, at its rising tins day, do adjourn until Monday, 12th June."—[Mr. Chamberlain.]

  • Message from the Lords,

    That they have agreed to,

  • NAVAL DISCIPLINE BILL [Lords],

    Read the First time; to be read a Second time upon Monday, 12th June, and to be printed. [Bill 147.]

  • Whitsuntide Recess (Adjournment).

    Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House do now adjourn."—[Mr. Chamberlain.]

  • Ireland.

    • MR. Churchill's Statement.

      45 speeches

      I promised the House a week ago I would make a full statement about Ireland before we separated for the Whitsuntide Recess. I will make a full statement, but it will only be an interim statement....

    • German Reparation.

      The Prime Minister, in his speech last week, purposely refrained from referring to certain matters relating to reparation and to France, because, as he said, we would have occasion during the...

      Royal Assent.

      Message to attend the Lords Commissioners.

  • Whitsuntide Recess (Adjournment).

    22 speeches

    Question again proposed, "That this House no now adjourn."

  • Unemployment,

    1 speech

    I would not intervene at this hour in the Adjournment Debate were it not for the fact that the matters which I desire to raise are of vital importance to a large section of our people. So vitally...

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