House of Commons debates

Thursday, 27 July 1922

  • Preamble

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

  • Private Business.

    Bristol Tramways Bill,

  • Experiments on Living Animals.

    Address for "Return showing the number of Experiments on Living Animals during the year 1921 under licences granted under the Act 39 and 40 Vic., c. 77, distinguishing the nature of the...

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

    • Parents Pensions (Transfer).

      6 speeches

      1. asked the Minister of Pensions whether, under Article 21 (1) (a) and Article 21 (1) (c) of the Royal Warrant, it has always been possible where a parent has been in receipt of a pension in...

    • Temporary Grants.

      2 speeches

      Mr. TREVELYAN THOMSON: 2. asked the Minister of Pensions whether, notwithstanding the undertaking given in Parliament in 1916 that no temporary grant from a local fund should be taken into...

      Pre-Marriage Disability.

      3 speeches

      Mr. THOMSON: 3. asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is satisfied that the words "removal from duty" in the Royal Warrant are rightly interpreted when applied to the first time when a man...

      Disability Pension (James Mcfarlane).

      2 speeches

      4. asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that James McFarlane, care of Reid, 31, White Street, Govan, Glasgow, had the degree of his disability assessed at 6 to 14 per cent. for more...

      Treatment Allowance (Thomas Ryding).

      4 speeches

      Mr. MACLEAN: 5. asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Thomas Ryding, who served four years seventeen days in the War, has been refused treatment allowance by the medical...

      Lonsdale House, Clapham.

      2 speeches

      6. asked the Minister of Pensions whether it is proposed to close the Lonsdale House, Poynders Road, Clapham; whether he is aware that this home provides for the care of 32 permanently paralysed...

      Widows (Time Limit).

      2 speeches

      Mr. MALONE: 11. asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that cases of hardship resulting from the time limit prescribed in Article 11 of the Royal Warrant are now beginning to arise,...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments.

    • Pension Issue Office, Acton.

      4 speeches

      7. asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that employés at the new issue office at Acton are finding the greatest difficulty in obtaining living accommodation in the...

    • Foreign Office (Temporary Staff).

      2 speeches

      20. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it has been found possible to dispense with the services of the extra 25 temporary higher division clerks and junior assistants,...

      Irish Office.

      6 speeches

      35. asked the Prime Minister what is the reason for the appointment of an additional Assistant Under-Secretary in the. Irish Office for the year 1922–23; is he directed by the Colonial...

      Board of Education.

      7 speeches

      Captain TERRELL: 68. asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the statement of a high official of his Department, quoted in the Report of the Select...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.

    • Royal Irish Constabulary (Benefit Fund).

      4 speeches

      12. asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he can state when the actuarial Report on the Constabulary Force Fund Benefit Branch, which was promised some time since, will be ready; and...

    • Arms (Southern Ireland).

      14 speeches

      56. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies who is now in possession of the shot-guns and rifles which were taken charge of by the Royal Irish Constabulary in Southern Ireland; whether the...

      Deportations from Great Britain.

      4 speeches

      Captain BENN: 50. asked the Home Secretary under what statutory power he orders the deportation of Irishmen to Ireland, and directs that they shall reside within the area under the jurisdiction...

      Restoration of Order Act.

      7 speeches

      51. asked the Home Secretary whether the Restoration of Order in Ireland Act is still being carried out; and whether it is being used to deport Irishmen from Great Britain?

      Malicious Injuries Commission.

      18 speeches

      Colonel NEWMAN: 54. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information with regard to the appointment of investigators to carry on the work of Lord Shaw's Commission...

      Fatalities, Cushendall (Inquiry).

      5 speeches

      57. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the circumstances under which three young men, John Gore, James McAllister, and John Hill, were killed...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force.

    • Naval Officers.

      7 speeches

      14. asked the Secretary of State for Air if any naval officers have been seconded to the Air Force during the last 12 months for training as pilots; and whether any difficulty has been...

    • Super Flying Boat.

      2 speeches

      16. asked the Secretary for State for Air whether the Air Ministry have under construction a super flying boat; whether he can give any details with reference to it; and, under present...

      Marine Craft.

      7 speeches

      17. asked the Secretary of State for Air what is the number of marine craft maintained by the Air Ministry; where are they built and where are they repaired; how many men are required to man...

      Reserve.

      7 speeches

      18. asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he can give any details as to the new Air Force Reserve; whether it is intended to provide out of this Reserve for the requirements of the Navy;...

      Aeroplanes and Engines (Orders).

      3 speeches

      19. asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, seeing that the House is to adjourn for three months, he can state if his Department will have the necessary funds to enable it to give orders to...

      Air Defence.

      12 speeches

      Mr. MALONE: 39. asked the Prime Minister whether representations have recently been made to him concerning the state of the Air Force and of civil aviation; and what action His Majesty's...

      Franco-Spanish Commercial Treaty.

      2 speeches

      Mr. GIDEON MURRAY: 21. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the commercial convention which has recently been concluded between France...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Egypt.

    • Martial Law.

      11 speeches

      22. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the present martial law in Egypt is under the Proclamation of the 2nd November, 1914; and whether there is any precedent for the...

    • Arrests.

      6 speeches

      44. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether a number of members of the Wafd (Egyptian delegation) have been recently arrested; whether this arrest was made under British...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties.

    • Turkish Reparation.

      6 speeches

      24. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if any progress has been made in the settlement of claims for reparation made by British subjects against the Turkish Government on...

    • German Reparation.

      11 speeches

      29. asked the Prime Minister whether he is now in a position to make any statement on the subject of German reparation and the heavy fall in the German exchange; and when the next meeting of the...

      Unemployment (Government Measures).

      16 speeches

      Captain BENN: 25. asked the Prime Minister what steps the Cabinet are taking to consider the question of employment during the winter months?

      Honours List.

      4 speeches

      26. asked the Prime Minister whether, pending the issue of the Report of the proposed Royal Corn-mission on the Distribution of Honours, there will be no further recommendations?

      Great Britain and France.

      7 speeches

      Mr. G. MURRAY: 27. asked the Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government is at present in negotiation with the French Government for the conclusion of a commercial treaty; and, if so, whether...

      Canadian Cattle Embargo.

      14 speeches

      Mr. PERCY: 30. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the vote of the House upon the Canadian cattle embargo, the Government will take immediate steps to remove such embargo?

      League of Nations.

      3 speeches

      38. asked the Prime Minister whether the Government intends to appoint a woman as delegate, alternative delegate, or technical adviser to the Assembly of the League of Nations?

      Railway Fires Bill.

      2 speeches

      Captain TERRELL: 41. asked the Lord Privy Seal whether, in view of the importance of the Measure to agricultural interests, he will afford the short time necessary for the further consideration...

      War Inventions (MR. W. De C. Prideaux).

      2 speeches

      43. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the machine-gur belt invented by Mr. W. de C. Prideaux was almost exclusively used by our Air Force and that of our Allies in...

      Trade Commissioners and Correspondents.

      2 speeches

      45. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether the list of His Majesty's trade commissioners and Imperial trade correspondents, as published in the Board of Trade...

      Wild Birds' Protection Bill.

      2 speeches

      47. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the Wild Birds' Protection Bill, which it was hoped would be introduced soon after Whitsuntide, will be introduced before the House...

      Deaths (Coroners' Certificates).

      6 speeches

      Colonel BURN: 49. asked the Home Secretary whether there is any power to correct a register in which the cause of a woman's death is given by a coroner's court as due to hæmorrhage from a...

      ST. James's Park (Temporary Buildings).

      6 speeches

      53. asked the hon. Member for the Pollok Division of Glasgow, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, if he can give a date when the temporary buildings in St. James's Park will be...

      Kenya (Native Soldiers' Unclaimed Balances).

      2 speeches

      60. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it has been decided to submit to the Legislative Council of Kenya Colony an ordinance repealing the allocation of unclaimed balances of...

      Motor Spirit.

      2 speeches

      64. asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the cost of a gallon of refined motor spirit at the refineries in the United States of America in New York and in London to the consumer;...

      Aircraft Factory, Heaton Chapel.

      2 speeches

      65. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the price received for the Ministry of Munitions aircraft, factory, Heaton Chapel, and the name of the purchaser?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.

    • Railway Rates.

      2 speeches

      61. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether the Ministry is formulating information to enable the Railway Rates Tribunal to efficiently carry out the requirements...

    • London Undergeound Railways (Fares).

      2 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether he can now announce the decision of his Department as regards an inquiry into the present fares of the...

  • Business of the House.

    6 speeches

    May I ask the Leader of the House if he will state the business with which it is intended to conclude the sittings next week, and also how far it is intended to take the business to-night?

  • New Member Sworn.

    THOMAS ISAAC MARDY JONES, Esquire, for County of Glamorgan (Pontypridd Division).

  • SOLICITORS BILL [Lords].

    Reported, with Amendments, from Standing Committee D.

  • Adoption of Children Bill.

    Reported, with an Amendment, from Standing Committee A.

  • Legitimation Bill,

    "to provide for the legitimation of illegitimate persons by the subsequent marriage of their parents," presented by Mr. SHORTT; supported by Sir Leslie Scott and Sir John Baird; to be read a...

  • Message from the Lords.

    That they have agreed to,

  • Local Government and Other Officers' Superannuation Bill.

    Lords Amendments to be considered upon Monday next, and to be printed. [Bill 218.]

  • Constabulary (Ireland) Bill.

    Lords Amendments to be considered To-morrow, and to be printed. [Bill 220.]

  • Orders of the Day — Supply.

    [21ST ALLOTTED DAY.]

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

    • Class Ii.

      Treasury and Subordinate Departments.

      1. "That a sum, not exceeding £188,643, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st...

      Class V.

      2. That a sum, not exceeding £751,943, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st...

      Class I.

      3. "That a sum, not exceeding £1,953,624, he granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the...

      Class Ii.

      4. "That a sum, not exceeding £4,730,009, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the...

      Class Iii.

      5. "That a sum, not exceeding £6,825,152, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the...

      Class Iv.

      6. "That a sum, not exceeding £32,545,207, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the...

      Class V.

      7. "That a sum, not exceeding £1,298,596, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the...

      Class Vi.

      8. "That a sum, not exceeding £71,194,498, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the...

      Class Vii.

      9. "That a sum, not exceeding £25,831,796, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the...

      Road Grants (Unemployment Relief).

      10. "That a sum, not exceeding £1,040,000, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the...

      Unemployment Grants.

      11. "That a sum, not exceeding £10,000, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st...

      Relief of Unemployment.

      12. "That a sum, not exceeding £900,000 (including a Supplementary sum of £500,000), be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in...

      Export Credits.

      13. "That a sum, not exceeding £300,000, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st...

      Property Losses (Ireland) Compensation.

      14. "That a sum, not exceeding £27,010, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st...

      Criminal Injuries (Ireland) Compensation.

      15. "That a sum, not exceeding £1,300,000, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the...

      Northern Ireland Grant-in-Aid.

      16. "That a sum, not exceeding £3,750,000 (including a Supplementary sum of £2,750,000), be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the...

      Disposal and Liquidation Commission.

      17. "That a sum, not exceeding £2,000,000, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the...

      Shipping Liquidation.

      18. "That a sum, not exceeding £2,085,900, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the...

      Railway and Canal (War) Agreements Liquidation.

      19. "That a sum, not exceeding £31,485,000, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the...

      Treasury Securities Deposit Scheme.

      20. "That a sum, not exceeding £600, be he granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st...

      Coal Mines Deficiency.

      21, "That a sum, not exceeding £2,000.000, he granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the...

      Prize Claims.

      22. "That a sum, not exceeding £20,000, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st...

      Coal Mining Industry Subvention.

      23. "That a sum, not exceeding £3,000, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st...

      Grants for Compensation for Damage by Enemy Action.

      24. "That a sum, not exceeding £4,400,000, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the...

      Refugees (Ireland) Grants.

      25. "That a sum, not exceeding £10,000, be granted to His Majesty to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1923, for grants...

      Revenue Departments Estimates, 1922–23

      26. "That a sum, not exceeding £6,674,781, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the...

      Navy Estimates, 1922–23.

      27. "That a sum, not exceeding £19,102,200, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1923, for...

      Army Estimates, 1922–23.

      28. "That a sum, not exceeding £34,300,100, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charges for Army Services, including Army (Ordnance Factories), which will...

      Air Estimates, 1922–23.

      140 speeches

      29. "That a sum, not exceeding £2,463,000, be granted to His Majesty to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1923, for...

      REPORT [18th JULY].

      Resolutions reported,

      Navy Estimates, 1922–23.

      1. "That a sum, not exceeding £4,499,600. be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Expenses of Non-Effective Services (Naval and Marine), Men, which will come in course of payment during the...

      REPORT [29th JUNE].

      Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates, 1922–23.

      Class Ii

      Resolution reported, That a sum, not exceeding £198,956, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year...

      REPORT [26th JUNE].

      Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates, 1922–23.

      Class 11.

      1 speech

      Resolution reported, That a sum, not exceeding £33,579, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year...

      REPORT [15th JUNE].

      Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimate:, 1922–23.

      Class Ii.

      Resolution reported, That a sum, not exceeding £75,000, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year...

      REPORT [11th JULY].

      Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates, 1922–23.

      Class V.

      Resolutions reported, 1. "That a suns, not exceeding £4,363,100, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the...

      Class Ii.

      2. "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 payment during the year ending on the 31st...

      REPORT [13th JUNE].

      Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates, 1922–23.

      Class Ii.

      Resolution reported, That a sum, not exceeding £30,571, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the suns necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year...

      REPORT [22nd MAY].

      Civil Services and Revenue Departments Supplementary Estimate, 1922–23.

      Class Iv.

      Resolution reported, That a Supplementary sum, not exceeding £575,000, be granted to His Majesty to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st...

      REPORT [4th MAY].

      Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates, 1922–23.

      Revenue Departments.

      Resolution reported, That a sum, not exceeding £29,822,000, he granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year...

      SUPPLY [20th JULY].

      Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates, 1922–23.

      Class Ii.

      Resolutions reported, 1. "That a sum, not exceeding £155,953. be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the...

      Class Vii.

      2. "That a sum, not exceeding £812,422, he granted to His Majesty to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st...

      WAYS AND MEANS [26th JULY].

      5 speeches

      Resolution reported, That, towards making good the Supply granted to His Majesty for the service of the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1923, the sum of £333,266,574 be granted out of...

      Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill,

      "to apply a sum out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the year ending on the thirty-first day of March, One thousand nine hundred and twenty-three, and to appropriate the Supplies...

  • Post Office (Parcels) Bill.

    21 speeches

    Not amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.

  • Railway and Canal Commission (Consents) Bill.

    As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered, read the Third time, and passed.

  • Expiring Laws Bill.

    32 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Ministry of Health Act, 1919.

    Resolved, That the Ministry of Health (Rats and Mice Destruction, Transfer of Powers) Draft Order, 1922 (presented 19th June, 1922), be approved."—[Sir A. Mond.]

  • Gas Regulation Act, 1920.

    Resolved, That the draft of a Special Order proposed to be made by the Board of Trade under Section 10 of the Gas Regulation Act, 1920, on the application of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of...

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