House of Commons debates

Friday, 4 August 1922

  • Preamble

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

  • Private Business.

    Scottish Widows' Fund and Life Assurance Society Order Confirmation Bill,

  • New Writ.

    For the Borough of Hackney (South Division), in the room of HORATIO WILLIAM BOTTOMLEY, Esquire, expelled this House.—[Mr. McCurdy.]

  • Joint Maritime Board.

    1 speech

    I beg to present a petition from 230 seamen of the port of Hull, protesting against the new conditions of servitude imposed upon them by the Joint Maritime Board.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Air Defence.

    4 speeches

    Mr. MALONE: 1. asked the Prime Minister if he can make a statement in regard to the decision of the Cabinet on the position of the Royal Air Force and the question of granting further support for...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Morocco.

    4 speeches

    2. asked the Prime Minister on what grounds the Foreign Office have refused to receive the official delegation from tile Government of the Riff now in London, with the purpose of requesting...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.

    • Officers (Transfer).

      2 speeches

      7 and 8. asked the Secretary of State for War (1) how many officers and non-commissioned officers, respectively, serving in the Army to-day have been seconded to the Royal Air Force for the...

    • Poison Gas.

      2 speeches

      Mr. FOOT: 5. asked the Secretary of State for War how many persons are at present employed by the Government in the manufacture of gas for use in war and in research relating thereto; and what is...

      British Debt (United States).

      2 speeches

      12. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what Great Britain's debt to the United States of America represents in the form of purchases of raw materials, food, and munitions; on whose behalf...

      France (Direct Taxation).

      2 speeches

      13. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the average amount of direct taxation in France per head per annum during the past three years; and what proportion of that taxation has...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education.

    • Secondary Schools.

      2 speeches

      Mr. FOOT: 14. asked the President of the Board of Education whether the effect of Circular 1259 will be to place upon the local rates the payment of £500,000, hitherto borne by the...

    • Provision of Meals.

      2 speeches

      15. asked the President of the Board of Education whether he has informed local authorities that he does not intend to pay half the actual cost of the meals for necessitous children; and whether,...

      Milk (Licence Fees).

      2 speeches

      Mr. FOOT: 16. asked the Minister of Agriculture the amount which will be repaid to farmers in respect to the two-pences; how many farmers will receive these repayments; and the approximate date...

      Derwent Fishery.

      4 speeches

      Major-General Sir CECIL LOWTHER: 17. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that the Derwent Board of Conservators have built a fish-pass at Cockermouth at great cost, and that...

      Australian Wheat.

      4 speeches

      20. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether ho will state the total weight of wheat purchased by the Government in Australia; the weight received; the price paid per bushel to the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men.

    • Royal Engineers.

      2 speeches

      9. asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that the chief engineer, Aldershot Command, has issued an order to the effect that only ex-Royal Engineers are to be...

    • Indian Officers (Civil Employment).

      4 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the fact that large numbers of ex-officers, demobilised from the Indian Army under the recent Order, are now...

      Unemployment Benefit (Administration).

      2 speeches

      10. asked the. Minister of Labour whether he is aware that on 12th June the Trowbridge and district local employment committee, composed of representatives of employers and work-people, passed a...

      General Nursing Council.

      2 speeches

      11. asked the Minister of Health whether, in January, 1922, when Sir Wilmot Herringham was appointed to the General Nursing Council of England and Wales, there was only one vacancy on the...

      Electricity Order, Scarborough.

      2 speeches

      19. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether he can give any reason for the undue delay in connection with the confirmation of the Scarborough Electricity...

  • Business of the House.

    2 speeches

    It may be for the convenience of hon. Members if I ask the Leader of the House whether he can indicate what business the Government propose to take on the first day and the second day after we...

  • Message from the Lords.

    That they have agreed to—

  • Adjournment.

    • Motion for Adjournment.

      Resolved, That this House, at its rising this day, do adjourn till Tuesday, 14th November, provided always that if it appears to the satisfaction of Mr. Speaker, after consultation with His...

    • Secondary Schools (Grants).

      3 speeches

      I wish at the outset to express my grateful thanks to my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Middleton (Sir R. Adkins) for giving me the opportunity of speaking first on a question which he...

  • Royal Assent.

    Message to attend the Lords Commissioners.

  • Motion for Adjournment.

    11 speeches

    Question again proposed, "That this House do now adjourn.'

  • Wireless Broadcasting.

    30 speeches

    Mr. FOOT: I am quite sure that to-morrow, when those who are associated with the local authorities throughout the country, read of the decision of the right hon. Gentleman the President of the...

  • Trade Boards.

    10 speeches

    It is not my in tention to pursue the subject which has occupied the attention of the House during the last few minutes, but to claim the indulgence of the House while I raise one or two points...

  • Near East.

    9 speeches

    hope the right hon. Gentleman will forgive me if I change the subject. I will only refer to the subject with which he has been dealing, by saying that the right hon. Gentleman made the usual...

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Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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