House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 11 July 1922

  • Preamble

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

  • Private Business.

    Private Bills [Lords] (No Standing Orders applicable),—Mr. SPEAKER laid upon the Table Report from one of the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills, That in the case of the following...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — India.

    • Civil Service (Pensions).

      2 speeches

      1. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the final retiring pension of £l,000 per annum due to members of the Indian Civil Service on the completion of their full term of...

    • Trans-Indus North-West Province.

      2 speeches

      2. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether any decisions have been made on the suggested project for the abolition of the full provincial status of the Trans-Indus North-West Province?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.

    • Army of Occupation (Officers' Pay).

      2 speeches

      4. asked the Secretary of State for War whether the pay of officers domiciled in Germany as part of the Army of Occupation is refunded to the Imperial Government by the German Government;...

    • Officers (Retirement Gratuities).

      2 speeches

      Major BROWN: 11. asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that there is considerable dissatisfaction amongst officers of the Army because the gratuities to compulsorily retired...

      Commands (Duration).

      4 speeches

      Major BROWN: 12. asked the Secretary of State for War why the Army has not followed the example of the Navy, and cut down the period of commands to such time as would give a chance of employment...

      Signal Service Training Centre, Maresfield,

      2 speeches

      13. asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is now able to state whether or no the Signal Service training centre will remain permanently at Maresfield: and, if so, whether he will have...

      Fifth Army.

      2 speeches

      Colonel NEWMAN: 14. asked the Secretary of State for War whether, having regard to the fact that in March, 1918, the French Chief of Staff pressed for, but was at the time unable to get, British...

      Reductions.

      2 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel Sir F. HALL: 16. asked the Secretary of State for War what reductions in the Army already arranged for have not yet been carried out; whether, in view of the serious position of...

      Frongoch Gamp, Bala.

      2 speeches

      49. asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will state the date upon which the Government entered into occupation of the land, utilised as a camp, at Frongoch, Bala; whether the tenancy has been...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Territorial Army.

    • Merioneth and Montgomery Association.

      2 speeches

      5. asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been directed to a resolution of the Merioneth local pensions committee protesting against the office of secretary to the...

    • Air Defence Brigades.

      4 speeches

      15. asked the Secretary of State for War whether an anti-aircraft brigade for the defence of London is to be formed in the Territorial Army; if so, what is to be the strength of the force and...

      Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes.

      4 speeches

      9. asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can state when the accounts of the Navy and Army Canteen Board and of the Navy and Army and Air Force Institutes will be published?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.

    • Distress Committee.

      25 speeches

      17. asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has arranged that soldiers disbanded from Irish regiments, who are prevented from returning to their homes in Ireland consequent on the lawless...

    • Malicious Injuries Commission.

      30 speeches

      20. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps have been taken to carry out the agreement arrived at with the Irish Free State Government that, in cases of damage to property during...

      Royal Irish Constabulary.

      2 speeches

      21. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether a decision has been arrived at as to the payment of 12½ per cent., in accord ance with the Pensions Order, 1920, on the pay of men...

      Republican Supreme Court.

      4 speeches

      22. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that proceedings brought in the High Court of Justice in Southern Ireland are being restrained in obedience to injunctions...

      Murder of Sir Henry Wilson.

      2 speeches

      Sir F. HALL: 24. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether a reply has been received from the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State to the communication addressed to it by...

      Outrage, Tipperary.

      2 speeches

      Sir F. HALL: 25. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that a number of Sinn Feiners recently entered the house of a Loyalist in Tipperary and, having locked up the...

      Refugees.

      8 speeches

      34. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that there are a large number of refugees from Ireland who, although they have judgments in their favour amounting to...

      Taxation.

      4 speeches

      Colonel NEWMAN: 52. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a person domiciled in the Irish Free State and held to be a citizen of the Irish Free State is in the same position with regard...

      Iraq (British Treaty).

      12 speeches

      18. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the terms of a Treaty to regulate the relations between the British and Arab Governments have now been agreed between the Government of...

      Gibraltar (Taxation).

      2 speeches

      19. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can make any statement as to the reduction effected in the Estimates of the Government of Gibraltar; how far these reductions will...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine

    • Pledges to Arabs.

      11 speeches

      Mr. LESTRANGE MALONE: 23. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the continual misinterpretations of our pledges to the Arabs, he will publish the letter of 24th...

    • Concessions.

      2 speeches

      Mr. MALONE: 26. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the misapprehensions concerning the Rutenberg scheme, especially in regard to the provisions for irrigation and...

      West Coast Colonies (Trade Spirits).

      5 speeches

      27. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is prepared to revise the attitude of the West Coast Colonies towards trade spirit by allowing importation, but by charging on all...

      Rhodesia.

      6 speeches

      28. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any steps are being taken to discover the amount of the debt to the Chartered Company in respect of North and South Rhodesia, in...

      Kenya (Taxation).

      4 speeches

      29. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has accepted the suggestion of the Kenya Government to replace the Income Tax by increasing the tax on rice from 15 per cent. to 25...

      Metropolitan Police (Arms).

      8 speeches

      36. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to the shooting of Sergeant Beesley of the Metropolitan Police, in Plenheim Road, Holloway, on Wednesday,...

      Street Accidents (Lewisham).

      2 speeches

      37. asked the Home Secretary whether he has received representations from the Deptford Borough Council with regard to the number of accidents to pedestrians crossing the carriageways at the...

      Legitimation by Marriage.

      10 speeches

      38. asked the Home Secretary whether he can now state when he proposes to introduce the Bill dealing with the legitimation of children by the subsequent marriage of their parents?

      Prisons (Suicide and Insanity).

      2 speeches

      39 and 40 asked the Home Secretary (1) whether, as stated in English prisons to-day, that, despite the precautions taken against suicide the suicide rate is three times as high among prisoners as...

      Road Traffic (Rules).

      7 speeches

      41. asked the Home Secretary by whose authority the Safety-first Council has placarded London with orders to the public to keep to the left; and whether, in view of the confusion in the public...

      Women Police (MRS. Stanley).

      11 speeches

      42. asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the fact that he has laid upon the Table of the House a statement by one of the women patrols containing allegations against Mrs. Stanley, the...

      Valuation Rolls, Scotland.

      4 speeches

      43. asked the Secretary for Scotland if his attention has been called to the effects of the decision of the Courts in the case of Kerr v. Bryde; and if he proposes to introduce legislation to...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.

    • Seniority on Transfer.

      6 speeches

      44. asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the Regulations of the Post Office, which prescribe that a Post Office servant cannot retain his seniority on transfer unless the...

    • Moneylenders' Circulars.

      2 speeches

      57. asked the Postmaster-General if he will consider the advisability of applying to touting moneylenders and to persons carrying on other businesses which are noxious to the community the same...

      Delayed Deliveries (Bury ST Edmunds).

      4 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS: 58. asked the Postmaster-General whether in many recent instances letters posted in Leicester and London have taken three or four days to be delivered in Bury St....

      Unemployment (Necessitous Areas).

      6 speeches

      Mr. TREVELYAN THOMSON: 45. asked the Prime Minister if he can now state the decision of the Government with regard to their promised reconsideration of the measures to be taken to relieve...

      Cabinet Secretariat.

      2 speeches

      46. asked the Prime Minister whether, in addition to the officials of the Cabinet Secretariat, he has the services of any other private secretaries; if so, at what cost: and in connection with...

      Constitutional Monarchs (Recognition).

      6 speeches

      47. asked the Prime Minister how many constitutional monarchs are not recognised at the present moment by His Majesty's Government, and who are they?

      International Labour Conference (Conventions).

      8 speeches

      50. asked the Lord Privy Sea! if he can yet name a day for the presentation to the House of the conventions and recommendations arising out of the last Labour Conference?

      Ministry of Transport.

      9 speeches

      51. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, seeing that the post held by Sir Hardman Lever at the Ministry of Transport was created in consequence of an undertaking given by the Government...

      Government Stocks (Dividends).

      3 speeches

      53. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can see his way to pay dividends on all Government registered stocks quarterly instead of half-yearly?

      Currency Notes, Germany.

      2 speeches

      55. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can state the amount of currency notes in circulation in Germany at the time of the Armistice and in January, 1921, January, 1922, and to date?

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

    • Widows' Pensions.

      5 speeches

      60. asked the Minister of Pensions whether he has had brought to his notice the fact that widows are now being refused pensions under Article 11 of the Royal Warrant because their husbands died...

    • Appeals (PRéCis).

      4 speeches

      61. asked the Minister of Pensions whether in the précis prepared for appellants before pension appeal tribunals extracts from original documents are often very inaccurately and carelessly...

      Royal Engineers (Sapper G. Tilley).

      3 speeches

      62. asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will inquire into the case of Sapper G. Tilley, No. 510039, I.W.D., Royal Engineers, who is now living at 58, Queen Ann Street, New Bradwell, Bucks;...

      Ramsbottom Area.

      8 speeches

      63. asked the Minister of Pensions on what grounds it has been decided to close down the local War pensions office in the Ramsbottom area, No. 19; is he aware that there are 2,500 ex-service men...

      Geeece and Tuekey.

      4 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can make any statement with regard to the present position of the negotiations between the three Entent Powers in...

      Egypt (Zaghloul Pasha).

      15 speeches

      (by Private Notice.) asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when the last report was received from the Seychelles as to the state of health of H. E. Zaghloul Pasha; whether he is aware...

      Safeguarding of Industries Act (Fabric Gloves).

      2 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Prime Minister whether he can state the terms of reference to Sir H. Rew's Committee in the matter of the Fabric Glove Order?

      House of Lords.

      8 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when the draft Resolutions in regard to the reform of the Second Chamber are to be published?

  • Business of the House.

    2 speeches

    asked the Secretary of State for the Colonics what business is proposed to be taken to-morrow by way of a change in the announcement already made.

  • Empire Cotton-Growing Corporation.

    9 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to introduce a Bill to provide for the collection of a contribution by spinners in the United Kingdom. This is a Bill which is of vital importance to the cotton...

  • Empire Cotton-Growing Corporation Bill,

    "to provide for the collection of a contribution by cotton-spinners in the United Kingdom to the funds of the Empire Cotton-growing Association, and other matters relating to the said...

  • UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (No. 2) BILL,

    "to amend Section four of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1922, so far as relates to the third special period mentioned in that Act," presented by Dr. MACNAMARA; supported by Sir Robert Home, Sir...

  • Selection (Standing Committees).

    • Standing Committee a.

      Sir SAMUEL ROBERTS reported from the Committee; That they had discharged the following Member from Standing Committee A (added in respect of the Adoption of Children Bill): Sir Robert Newman; and...

    • Standing Committee B.

      Sir SAMUEL ROBERTS further reported from the Committee; That they had discharged the following Member from Standing Committee B (added in respect of the Celluloid and Cinematograph Film Bill...

      Standing Committee C.

      Sir SAMUEL ROBERTS further reported from the Committee of Selection; That they had discharged the following Mem- ber from Standing Committee C: Mr. Hannon; and had appointed in substitution: Sir...

      Standing Committee D.

      Sir SAMUEL ROBERTS further reported from the Committee; That they had discharged the following Member from Standing Committee D (added in respect of the Criminal Law Amendment Bill): Viscountess...

      Scottish Standing Committee.

      Sir SAMUEL ROBERTS further reported from the Committee: That they had added the following Eleven Members to the Standing Committee on Scottish Bills (in respect of the Agricultural Holdings...

      Message from the Lords.

      That they have agreed to,

      GLASGOW CORPORATION ORDER CONFIRMATION BILL [Lords.]

      Read the First time; and ordered (under Section 9 of the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act, 1899) to be read a Second time To-morrow, and to be printed. [Bill 189.]

  • Orders of the Day — Supply.

    [17TH ALLOTTED DAY.]

  • Civil Services and Revenue Departments' Estimates, 1922–23.

  • Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates, 1922–23.

    • Class Ii.

    • Colonial Office.

      9 speeches

      Postponed Proceeding resumed on Question, That a sum, not exceeding £307,637, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of...

      Friendly Societies Registry.

      3 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That a sum, not exceeding £22,746, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment...

      Stationery and Printing.

      37 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That a sum, not exceeding £1,779,937, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment...

      Pensions Appeals (PRéCis).

      24 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn."— [Colonel Leslie Wilson.]

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