House of Commons debates

Monday, 17 July 1922

  • Preamble

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

  • Private Business.

    Windsor Gas Bill.

  • Me. Horatio Bottomley.

    Address for "certified copies of the indictment, conviction, and sentence of the court in the case of the King against Horatio Bottomley, a Member of this House, tried at the Central Criminal...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act.

    • Silk Trade.

      4 speeches

      1. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the application of the silk trade for protection under Part II of the Safeguarding of Industries Act has been refused by the Board of Trade on...

    • Fabric Gloves.

      2 speeches

      3. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that in Chemnitz, in Germany, a large factory is being established for the production of the finest counts of cotton, and, if so,...

      Procedure.

      8 speeches

      5. asked the President of the Board of Trade what alterations in procedure under the Safeguarding of Industries Act he contemplates to secure speedier decisions?

      Opal Glass Shades.

      2 speeches

      7. asked the President of the Board of Trade in what part of this country opal glass shades for lighting purposes are manufactured on a commercial scale: whether he can indicate the number of...

      Part Ii (Complaints).

      2 speeches

      8. asked the President of the Board of Trade how many complaints under Part II of the Safeguarding of Industries Act he has received since 1st October last, which allege that goods are being...

      Hollow-Ware.

      8 speeches

      9. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that seven-inch British-made aluminium hollow-ware saucepans, for which the rice last year was 22s. per dozen, are now being sold...

      Synthetic Perfume.

      2 speeches

      10. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that quantities of toilet soaps are being imported into England containing synthetic perfume and dye materials, upon which no...

      Glassware.

      21 speeches

      11. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has considered the fact that the Committee appointed by him in December last to investigate a complaint under the Safeguarding of...

      Exhibitions.

      4 speeches

      14. asked the President of the Board of Trade if. in view of the interest taken in the exhibition of British and foreign fabric gloves which were exhibited in a Committee Room on Wednesday last,...

      Committees (Reports).

      2 speeches

      15. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has yet received the Reports of the Committees under the Safeguarding of Industries Act in respect of any of the following: wire nails,...

      Unemployment Statistics.

      2 speeches

      18. asked the President of the Board of Trade what evidence the Committees on fabric gloves, hollow-ware, and glassware were supplied with by his Department or in camera as to the amount of...

      Duties Collected.

      2 speeches

      100. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total amount collected by way of duties under the Safeguarding of Industries Act up to and including the 15th July, 1922: and can he say...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.

    • Norwegian Cement.

      4 speeches

      4. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that ever since December, 1920, Norwegian cement has been on sale in this country at a minimum of 10s. per ton under prices...

    • Merchandise Marks Act (Prosecutions).

      2 speeches

      21. asked the President of the Board of Trade how many prose- cutions have taken place during the last five years under the Merchandise Marks Act; and to what classes of goods did they refer?

      Shipping, British Home Ports.

      2 speeches

      24. asked the President of the Board of Trade the total number of ships which entered all British home ports during the year ending 31st March last; and how many of the total were British-owned,...

      Imports and Exports (Statistics).

      5 speeches

      46. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give the reason why, since the beginning of this year, the weight of the import and export trade of this country has not been published,...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments.

    • Food Department.

      6 speeches

      6. asked the President of the Board of Trade when it is expected that the food department, formerly the Ministry of Food, will be wound up; and what is the necessity for keeping it in being?

    • Hague Conference.

      7 speeches

      25. asked the Prime Minister whether he can say anything with regard to the Russian Conference at The Hague: and when the Director of Overseas Trade and the Financial Secretary to the Treasury...

      League of Nations.

      2 speeches

      26. asked the Prime Minister whether he will announce the names of the three British delegates, and of any additional substitute delegates, selected to attend the meetings of the third assembly...

      Allied Debts.

      3 speeches

      27. asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to proposals suggesting that Great Britain, while paying her debt to America, should accept, in lieu of her debts from France,...

      National Expenditure.

      6 speeches

      30. asked the Prime Minister what precise steps the Government is taking to continue the work of the Geddes Committee in reference to next year's Estimates?

      Smyrna (Greek Landing).

      2 speeches

      31. asked the Prime Minister if Sir Basil Zaharoff was consulted before the Greek landing at Smyrna by the Foreign Office or by the Prime Minister?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties.

    • German Reparation.

      6 speeches

      32. asked the Prime Minister whether he has any further statement to make on the question of the German exchange and the reparation problem; and when the next meeting of the Supreme Council will...

    • Credit Policy (Bankers' Meetings).

      2 speeches

      Mr. L. MALONE: 38. asked the Prime Minister whether the Bank of England have called any meetings of central banks and banks regulating credit policy in the several countries, as requested by the...

      United States (British Debt).

      5 speeches

      34. asked the Prime Minister what progress had been made with the proposals for funding the British debt to the United States of America; and on what terms was it proposed to carry out this...

      Burney Airship Scheme.

      7 speeches

      35. asked the Prime Minister whether the Government have as yet come to any decision upon the Burney airship scheme?

      Aircraft Industry.

      3 speeches

      36. asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the very grave position of the aircraft industry in this country; whether he is aware that it is in immediate danger of...

      Honours Lists.

      2 speeches

      39. asked the Prime Minister whether the Government will take steps to prosecute all persons who have offered to procure titles for a money consideration?

      Women Franchise.

      3 speeches

      40. asked the Prime Minister whether the Government intend during the present Session, or during the lifetime of the present Parliament, to pass a Bill into law granting the franchise to women on...

      School Playgrounds.

      2 speeches

      53. asked the President of the Board of Education whether, when the education of children between five and six years of age is no longer compulsory, he will advise local education authorities in...

      Transmigrants (Visas).

      2 speeches

      60. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the fact that the French Government and the Dutch Government have abolished transit visas for transmigrants going to...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.

    • Railway Rates.

      4 speeches

      47. asked the Secretary for Mines whether he has made, or proposes to make, any representations to the railway companies concerning the high rates charged for carriage of coal?

    • Exports to France and Germany.

      2 speeches

      48. asked the Secretary for Mines whether he will give comparative figures of the export of coal from this country to France and Germany, re spectively, from the beginning of this year to the...

      Owner-Managers.

      12 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel WATTS-MORGAN: 49. asked the Secretary for Mines the numbers of the owners of collieries in the British coalfields under his control who are also the certificated managers of their...

      Subsidence.

      5 speeches

      51. asked the Secretary for Mines whether the Government have made any progress in the drafting of their proposed Bill to deal with the question of subsidence in mining areas; and, if not,...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.

    • Railway Goods Rates.

      2 speeches

      57. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether the railway companies have advised him of any reduction of goods rates; if so, what the reductions will be when they...

    • Railway Fares, London.

      2 speeches

      58. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether his attention has been called to the strong feeling there is in London and Greater London against the railway companies...

      Rural Industries, Intelligence Bureau.

      2 speeches

      62. asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the amount of the grant for the current financial year sanctioned by the Treasury, on the application of the Development Commission, for the...

      Dutch Potatoes (Precautions Against Disease).

      2 speeches

      63. asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware of the grave danger of the introduction of disease into this country by the indiscriminate dumping of the refuse of Dutch potatoes at our...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men.

    • Land Settlement.

      4 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel BELL: 64. asked the Minister of Agriculture if the plight of the ex-service men who have been settled on the land has been brought to his notice; if he is aware that, in addition...

    • Temporary Postman.

      4 speeches

      Sir F. HALL: 71. asked the Postmaster-General what is the number of temporary postmen at present employed in the London postal district; how many of these are men who did not serve in the War and...

      Westminster Hall (Roof).

      6 speeches

      65. asked the hon. Member for the Pollok Division of Glasgow, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether an opportunity can be afforded to such Members as desire to avail themselves...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.

    • Poplar.

      4 speeches

      78. asked the Minister of Health if he has made any inquiries as to the amount of labour that can be absorbed in the borough of Poplar so as to relieve the burden on the Metropolitan ratepayer;...

    • Boards of Guardians, London (Relief).

      2 speeches

      80. asked the Minister of Health if power has been given to any Metropolitan board of guardians to pay relief above the London scale, provided the excess is paid for locally and does not fall on...

      Pension's (Appeals).

      16 speeches

      Sir F. HALL: 81. asked the Minister of Pensions whether officers and men whose cases some before a medical appeal board are now entitled to appeal from the decision of such board to another...

      Trial by Jury.

      4 speeches

      72. asked the Attorney-General whether his attention has been called to the remarks made in the Court of Appeal on Friday, 7th July, in the case of Ford v. Blurton and Ford v. Sauber; and whether...

      Sierra Leone (Palm Oil Duty).

      2 speeches

      Dr. MURRAY: 83. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the export duty on palm oil from Sierra Leone, which now amounts to nearly 30 per cent. of the value of the oil, will, in...

      African Colonies (Export Duties).

      2 speeches

      Dr. MURRAY: 84. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether in the African Dependencies, before the policy of Export Duties was embarked upon, the natives were consulted in any way as...

      Gold Coast (Cocoa Export Duty).

      2 speeches

      Dr. MURRAY: 85. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, seeing that the cocoa grown by the natives of the Gold Coast now carries an export duty of over 20 per cent. of its value,...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.

    • Income Tax, Northern Ireland.

      2 speeches

      87. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies under what authority Income Tax and Super-tax are at present collected in Northern Ireland by the Imperial authorities, in view of the fact that...

    • Criminal Offences.

      2 speeches

      86. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, pending the formal acceptance of the Southern Irish Provisional Government by the Dail and the permanent acceptance of the Treaty, the...

      News (Censorship).

      10 speeches

      Colonel NEWMAN: 88. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that for some time past it has been almost impossible for residents in this country to obtain news of their...

      Refugees (Sir S. Hoare's Committee).

      14 speeches

      90. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is in a position to state the number of refugees who have been driven out of their homes in Ireland and landed in this country: and...

      MRS. G. B. Montefiore.

      2 speeches

      92. asked the Secretary of State for War why Mrs. George Barrow Monteflore, who before the War went every year to spend the spring months with friends in Florence, is not allowed since the War to...

      Cold Storage Stores (France).

      2 speeches

      93. asked the Secretary of State for War whether any sum of money or other consideration was awarded by arbitration or otherwise to Lord Vestey for the use of his cold storage stores in France...

      Police Forces (Amalgamation).

      2 speeches

      94. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a copy of Clause 19 of the Economy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill has been sent by him to all boroughs having a population of...

      Emma Goldman.

      6 speeches

      95. asked the Home Secretary whether he will let Emma Goldman come to this country; and why the right of asylum in this country is refused by his Department to this lady?

      Public Funds (Co-Ordination).

      2 speeches

      99. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received representations from boards of guardians calling attention to the serious leakage of public funds which they have experienced...

      Sale of Offices Act, 1809.

      2 speeches

      45. asked the Lord Privy Seal if there have been any prosecutions since 1809 under the Sale of Offices Act, 1809, which makes it a misdemeanour to traffic in offices in the gift of the Crown; and...

      Eastern Siberia (Japanese Claims).

      2 speeches

      59. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the alleged Japanese claims, as published in the Soviet Press of Petrograd, to all-round...

      State Pensions.

      4 speeches

      97. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the entire cost of pensions to the nation, taking class by class, and including the fighting services, the Civil Service, the police and the teachers?

  • Message from the Lords.

    That they have agreed to,

  • Sale of Tea Bill.

    Lords Amendments to be considered To-morrow, and to be printed. (Bill 200.)

  • Orders of the Day — Honours Lists.

    • Prime Minister's Statement.

      124 speeches

      I beg to move: That it is expedient that a Select Committee of seven Members of this House be appointed to join with a Committee of the Lords to consider the present methods of submitting names...

  • PLACES OF WORSHIP ENFRANCHISEMENT BILL [Lords.]

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

  • Disability Pension (Ex-Lieutenant Verity).

    18 speeches

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

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