House of Commons debates

Thursday, 14 February 1924

  • Preamble

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

  • Private Business.

    PROVISIONAL ORDER BILLS (No Standing Orders applicable).

  • Aberdeen Harbour Order Confirmation Bill,

    "to confirm a Provisional Order under The Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act, 1899, relating to Aberdeen Harbour," presented by Mr. ADAMSON; and ordered (under Section 7 of the Act, to...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments.

    • Ministry of Pensions.

      22 speeches

      2. asked the Minister of Pensions whether it is proposed to reduce the Staff of the Pensions Ministry in Scotland, and, if so, by how many

    • Pensioners (Employment).

      6 speeches

      49. asked the Prime Minister if he will grant a Return showing the officials in each Department., who, in addition to their salary, are in receipt of pensions, giving in each case the amount of...

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

    • Number of Pensioners.

      2 speeches

      4. asked the Minister of Pensions the present number of pensioners—male, female, and children— for which his Department is responsible; how the present numbers compare with the total...

    • Need Pensions and Treatment Cases(Glasgow).

      6 speeches

      5. asked the Minister of Pensions the number of need pensions in the Glasgow area on 31st March, 1923, the number of these pensions reduced since that date, the number withdrawn, and the present...

      Final Awards Regulations.

      3 speeches

      7. asked the Minister of Pensions if he can give any information as to the policy of the Pensions Ministry with regard to ex-service men who have had a recurrence of disabilities after the period...

      Ministry of Pensions (Org.Anisation).

      3 speeches

      8. asked the Minister of Pensions whether, in view of the pledges given by the Government, he intends to take immediate steps to set up a Select Committee to investigate the administration of...

      Bellaholtston Hospital.

      2 speeches

      9. asked the Minister of Pensions if the Ministry intends to close Bellahouston Military Hospital, Glasgow; and, if so, what arrangements are being made to provide treatment for ex-service men at...

      Reparation Awards.

      2 speeches

      11. asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will pay all reparation awards in cash and prevent the present confusion due to the demand for production of receipts and also the fraud forced upon...

      Claims (Time Limit).

      4 speeches

      17. asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that there is a general belief amongst ex-service men that a date has been fixed beyond which no fresh claims for disability pensions or...

      Widows' Pensions.

      2 speeches

      19 and 20. asked the Minister of Pensions (1), whether the order granting the payment of a widow's pension to the extent of one-half the disablement pension of her late husband, if assessed at 40...

      Beckett's Park Hospital, Leeds.

      4 speeches

      21. asked the Minister of Pensions whether a decision has been arrived at as to the closing of the military hospital at Beckett's Park, Leeds; whether he is aware of the hardship and...

      Blinded Officers (Attendance Allowance).

      4 speeches

      22. asked the Minister of Pensions what is the amount now granted for attendant, allowance to officers blinded in the War

      Assessment (Alleged Errors).

      8 speeches

      Mr. TREVELYAN THOMSON: 23. asked the Minister of Pensions if he will extend to those pensioners whose pensions have already been reduced owing to alleged errors in original assessment the same...

      Tuberculosis.

      11 speeches

      25. asked the Minister of Pensions the number of ex-service men suffering from tuberculosis who have been deprived of their pensions for one reason or another

      Appeals.

      6 speeches

      27. asked the Minister of Pensions whether, in view of the dissatisfaction which has been expressed by appellants to the appeals tribunals and by Members of the House of Commons with some of the...

      Women Police.

      4 speeches

      Captain BENN: 29. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can make any statement on the question of women police?

      Disabled Soldiers and Sailors (Votes).

      4 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel VAUGHANMORGAN: 30. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the home Department whether he will consider the amending of the electoral law to enable the inmates of homes for disabled...

      Parliamentary Elections (Printed Forms).

      11 speeches

      31. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Depart- ment if new arrangements are being made whereby forms of Parliamentary elections, which have hitherto been supplied by printers in...

      Fines (Imprisonment for Non-Payment).

      2 speeches

      32. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the fact in the Report of His Majesty's Prison Commissioners for the year ending 31st March...

      Accused Persons (Bail).

      4 speeches

      Mr. TREVELYAN THOMSON: 33. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that, notwithstanding the circular issued by his predecessor urging magistrates to grant...

      Police (Pay and Conditions).

      2 speeches

      35. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Desborough Committee on police pay and conditions has been discharged by him: if so, for what reason; if they intend to...

      Prisons Closed.

      2 speeches

      36. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state the number of prisons that have been closed in Great Britain since November, 1918; what staff has been discharged...

      Lotteries (Prosecutions).

      2 speeches

      37. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to recent prosecutions of tradesmen, weekly newspapers, and trade journals under an Act passed...

      Insurance Companies (Fire Brigade Expenses).

      2 speeches

      38. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that the Tottenham Urban District Council, at the suggestion of the district auditor, has on several occasions...

      Methylated Spirit.

      5 speeches

      39. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to the increased drinking of methylated spirit, and to suggestions recently made by the...

      Aliens.

      Imprisonment.

      4 speeches

      40. asked the tinder-Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can state the number of aliens, naturalised or not, now serving terms of imprisonment in the United Kingdom?

      British Employment.

      7 speeches

      42. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department how many aliens have been furnished with a permit to enter the service of a British employer since the Armistice?

      Magistrates (Durham Advisor Committee).

      11 speeches

      41. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that the advisory committee for the appointment of magistrates in the county of Durham contains no member of the...

      Emigrants to Canada.

      4 speeches

      34. asked the Under- Secretary of State for the Home Department; if he can state the number of emigrants from the British Isles to Canada last year, and the approximate number of those who were...

      Dangerous Mills, Yorkshire.

      4 speeches

      43. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department if his inspectors have reported to the effect that there were a number of dangerous mills in different parts of Yorkshire; and what...

      Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923.

      2 speeches

      44. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923, Section 4, Sub-section (3) (b), which states that in...

      Wealth (Redistribution).

      4 speeches

      45. asked the Prime Minister if the statement made by the Solicitor-General at the Central Hall, Westminster, on 30th January, 1924, represents the views of His Majesty's Government, namely, that...

      Estimates (Select Committee).

      8 speeches

      46. asked the Prime Minister whether the Government propose to set up again a Select Committee on Estimates; and, if so, whether they propose to give to that Committee the powers proposed by the...

      Trade Disputes.

      3 speeches

      47. asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to threats of strikes in more than one important industry; and whether he proposes setting up machinery to deal with trade...

      Necessitous Widows and Mothers (Pensions).

      2 speeches

      48. asked the Prime Minister, whether, in view of the general feeling in favour of the provision of pensions for necessitous widows and mothers, he will consider the immediate appointment of a...

      Labottr and Socialist International.

      4 speeches

      50. asked the Prime; Minister whether, in view of the fact that six of the Members of his Government have resigned from the Socialistische Arbeiter-Internationale, he will inform the House...

      Solicitor-General for Scot-Land.

      7 speeches

      52. asked the Prime Minister whether it is intended to appoint a Solicitor-General for Scotland; and, if so, when he expects to be in a position to make an announcement thereon?

      Russia.

      Recognition and Debts.

      2 speeches

      53. asked the Prime Minister whether the Russian Government will be recognised by His Majesty's Government before the debt question is settled, or will the settlement of debts be considered...

      Death of M. Lenin.

      5 speeches

      60. asked the Prime. Minister whether he has found it possible to send any message of condolence to the Russian Government on the death of Lenin, either through our Charge d'Affaires in Moscow,...

      Outstanding Questions.

      8 speeches

      61. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the negotiations with the Russian Government for the settlement of outstanding questions and, in particular, of the claim of the Russian...

      Death of Captain Cromie.

      6 speeches

      Commander 0. LOCKER-LAMPSON: 62. asked the Prime Minister what steps he proposes to take to induce the newly recognised Soviet Government of Russia to inquire into the death of Captain Cromie at...

      National Debt (Departmental Committee).

      15 speeches

      55. asked the Prime Minister if he will consider the advisability of appointing a Royal Commission to inquire into the best means of liquidating in whole or in greater part the National Debt?

      Temperance (Scotland) Act.

      2 speeches

      56. asked the Prime Minister if his attention has been called to the results of the recent poll under the Temperance (Scotland) Act.; and if, seeing that the progress towards temperance cannot be...

      National Minimum Wage.

      2 speeches

      58. asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that at a conference of the Welsh Independent Labour party held at Cardiff on Saturday, 2nd February, 1924, a resolution was passed urging that...

      Lord Advocate.

      5 speeches

      59. asked the Prime Minister whether any special arrangements have been made in connection with the appointment of the Lord Advocate; whether he is in any way responsible for the policy of the...

      Irish Political Prisoners (Amnesty).

      5 speeches

      McENTEE: 63. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is his intention to recommend an amnesty to all Irish political prisoners now confined in prison in England and...

      Education.

      Size of Classes, Elementary Schools.

      2 speeches

      Mr. HARVEY: 64. asked the President of the Board of Education what administrative steps he proposes to take to reduce the size of classes in public elementary schools, especially in the case of...

      New School Buildings.

      4 speeches

      Mr. HARVEY: 65. asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that many local education authorities have been informed, on a preliminary consideration of their programmes of...

      Meals for Children.

      4 speeches

      66. asked the President. of the Board of Education whether it is his intention to continue the system known as rationing, by which the sum available to be divided among all the local education...

      State Scholarships.

      6 speeches

      67. asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that the late Government ceased last year to provide State scholarships for students coming from State-aided schools to the...

      Lord Parmoor (Civil Servants).

      3 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Prime Minister whether it was with his approval that the name of the Permanent Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs was mentioned by a member of the Cabinet in...

  • Business of the House.

    10 speeches

    May I ask the Government what business it is proposed to take next week?

  • MR. Wallhead, M.P., and Lieut.-Colonel J. Ward, M.P.

    • (Explanation Ani) Apology).

      5 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel J. WARD: I am obliged to bring to your attention, Mr. Speaker, an incident which occurred during the Debate on Tuesday evening on the Prime Minister's Statement. That incident...

    • Merchandise Marks Acts (1887 to 1911) Amendment Bill,

      "to amend the Merchandise Marks Acts, 1887 to 1911, in their application to certain goods dealt with in the fancy jewellery and allied trades," presented by Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN; supported by...

  • Government Policy.

    106 speeches

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

  • Consolidation Bills.

    Ordered, That the Lords Message [12th February] communicating the Resolution, That it is desirable that all Consolidation Bills of the present Session be referred to a joint Committee of both...

  • Electoral Reform.

    9 speeches

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

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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.

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