House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 26 July 1927

  • Preamble

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

  • Private Business.

    East Anglian Electricity Bill,

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Sugar-Beet Pulp Exports.

    6 speeches

    4. asked the President of the Board of Trade the volume and value of sugar-beet pulp exports, and indicate destinations?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.

    • Flour and Offals (Imports and Exports).

      2 speeches

      5. asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the total quantity of wheat flour imported into this country in 1926; what was the export of by-products from flour mills in Great Britain as...

    • Milling Offals (Exports).

      6 speeches

      41. asked the Minister of Agriculture, if, in the light of the latest available facts as to the export of milling offals, his advisers confirm the Report of the Linlithgow Committee, 1923, that...

      Flour Mills.

      2 speeches

      6. asked the President of the Board of Trade the total number of flour mills with a capacity of more than 50 tons output per day, and what proportion of these mills are established at various...

      Labourers' Wages, Scotland.

      2 speeches

      18. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the average wage paid to ordinary agricultural labourers in Scotland on one or more dates in each year since 1913, both for men and for women?

      Small Holdings, Scotland and Durham.

      6 speeches

      Major - General Sir ROBERT HUTCHISON: 23. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many smallholders have purchased their holdings since the War?

      Land Drainage (Scotland).

      2 speeches

      24. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the total sums that have been spent on land drainage in Scotland by the State and by private individuals assisted by the State,...

      Credit Societies, Scotland.

      2 speeches

      25. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many credit societies have been formed in each county in Scotland; and how many farmers in Scotland have received loans under the Agricultural...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments.

    • Board of Trade (Typewriters).

      6 speeches

      7. asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of typewriters used at the headquarters of his Department, giving the country of origin of these machines?

    • Air Ministry.

      2 speeches

      43. asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that certain technical employés in the Air Ministry who were placed under terminal notice were sub- sequently requested or...

      Writing Assistant Class (Open Competitive Examination).

      2 speeches

      51. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury why it is proposed to hold an open competitive examination in the autumn for recruitment to the writing assistant class, in view of the fact that...

      Tax Office (Bath).

      4 speeches

      54. asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that there is considerable overcrowding in the tax office at Bath; that the area of space per member of the staff is 43 square feet on...

      Grain Ships (Plague-Infected Vermin).

      19 speeches

      9. asked the President of the Board of Trade what precautionary measures are taken to prevent foreign countries shipping cereals, to which vermin infected with disease have access, on steamers...

      Navigable Waters (Oil Pollution).

      2 speeches

      10. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any further proposals are to be made by his Department with regard to the pollution of the seas by the discharge of oil from ships?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.

    • Acting Warrant Officers (Widows' Pensions).

      2 speeches

      11. asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in the event of the decease of an acting warrant officer, his widow would be eligible for pension due to the widows of warrant officers?

    • Food Supplies.

      2 speeches

      17. asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office what is the sum paid on War Office account for meat, eggs, and dairy produce annually; and what proportion of such produce comes from foreign...

      Personnel and Administrative Staff, 1914 and 1927.

      1 speech

      13. asked the Secretary of State for War the numbers of personnel in the Army in August, 1914, and July, 1927, the numbers of the administrative staff at the War Office in August, 1914 and 1927;...

      Military Training (Elstead).

      2 speeches

      16. asked the Secretary of State for War whether it is the intention of the War Office to acquire land at or near Elstead for the purpose of military training; whether it is the intention to...

      China (British Troops).

      5 speeches

      14. asked the Secretary of State for War the number of members of the Chinese defence force that have died in China this year; the disabilities which were the cause of death; and the number of...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.

    • Glasgow.

      7 speeches

      21. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of houses at present under construction under the slum clearance schemes in Glasgow, the number expected to be completed by the end of the...

    • Rent Resterictions Actrs.

      4 speeches

      68. asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the many hardships arising under the Rent Restrictions Acts; and whether he will take steps to introduce an amending Bill at such an early...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.

    • Facilities, Spitalfields Market.

      6 speeches

      34. asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the lack of adequate postal and telegraph facilities for Spitalfields market and vicinity; and whether, seeing that a suitable site has...

    • Acting List, Bristol.

      2 speeches

      35. asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the staff at the Bristol Post Office are dissatisfied with the policy applied this year in the preparation of the acting list, resulting...

      Anglo-Indian Beam Service.

      2 speeches

      36. asked the Postmaster-General when the official test of the stations for the Anglo-Indian beam service will take place; and whether any date has been fixed when the contractors will hand this...

      Facilities (Bristol).

      2 speeches

      38. asked the Postmaster-General whether he is now in a position to make any announcement as to the possibility of introducing improved postal facilities in the St. George, Kingswood and...

      Naval and Military Pensions and Grants.

      6 speeches

      39. asked the Minister of Pensions if his attention has, been drawn to the number of officers and men whose earning capacity has diminished owing to the progress of their pensionable disability,...

      Women Police, London.

      6 speeches

      Viscountess ASTOR: 44. asked the Home Secretary how many times during the last three years policewomen in London have appeared in Court as witnesses or in charge of sexual crimes against women...

      Channel Islands (British Taxation).

      2 speeches

      46. asked the Chancellor of the Excheuqer whether he is in a position to state the result of the negotiations which have recently taken place with representatives of the islands of Jersey and...

      Royal Mint (Foreign Contiracts).

      10 speeches

      47. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his attention has been called to the tenders submitted by the Royal Mint to the Siamese Government in competition with British firms for 30, 000, 000...

      Taxation (Remission).

      2 speeches

      48. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total amount of remission of taxation enjoyed by people in receipt of incomes over £500 per annum and of those with incomes under that figure,...

      Income Tax (Farmers).

      5 speeches

      49 and 50. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) to state, for the latest convenient date, the number of farmers in England and Wales paying Income Tax on the basis of profits, together with...

      Duty-Free Spirit (Con Veyance).

      2 speeches

      53. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether it is the intention of the Government to permit the conveyance of duty-free spirit, whether methylated or otherwise denatured, in tank...

      Liquor Traffic (Clubs).

      10 speeches

      Viscountess ASTOR: 55. asked the Home Secretary whether seeing that he received deputations from various bodies and institutions on the question of legislation affecting the sale of drink in...

      Prisons (Woman Deputy- Governor).

      2 speeches

      Viscountess ASTOR: 56. asked the Home Secretary whether seeing that an advertisement was recently inserted inviting welfare supervisors particularly to apply for the post of deputy-governor of...

      Fuel Research (Expenditure).

      2 speeches

      59. asked the President of the Board of Education if he will give the total sums of money granted to the Fuel Research Board during the last five years; what proportion of that has been used, and...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.

    • Rosyth Dockyard.

      14 speeches

      Mr. W. M. WATSON: 63. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of reserve destroyers it is proposed to accommodate in Rosyth dockyard; how many men will be employed upon them; what the...

    • Banks (Payments for Services).

      9 speeches

      Lieut. -Commander KEN WORTHY: 64 and 65. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty (1) whether, when bullion and other valuables are carried by ships of the Royal Navy for the account of the Bank of...

      New Forest (Deputy- Surveyor).

      7 speeches

      66. asked the hon. Member for Monmouth, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, what salary is paid to the deputy-surveyor of the New Forest and to the members of his indoor staff...

      Municipal Employes (Baths).

      4 speeches

      67. asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the unhealthy occupation Of many municipal employés, such as dustmen, scavengers, etc., he will consider raking powers to compel...

      Diphtheria (Schick Test).

      5 speeches

      69. asked the Minister of Health, in view of the attack rate and mortality rate of diphtheria in London, what methods of co-operation exist between his Department and the educational and...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.

    • Benefit Disallowed.

      2 speeches

      71. asked the Minister of Labour if he will inquire into the case of Cecilia Morris, aged 17, of 43, Beatrice House, Blendon Row, Walworth, S. E. 17, who was sent from the Borough Exchange to an...

    • Training Centres, Glasgow (Girls).

      2 speeches

      72. asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware of the decrease in the number of girls who are now attending training centres in Glasgow; and if he can explain the cause of this decrease?

      Young Offenders, Scotland.

      2 speeches

      20. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of boys and girls between the age of 14 and 16 who, during the past year, have been found guilty of any form of crime in Glasgow, and the...

      Domestic Coal Supplies (Municipal Selling).

      2 speeches

      28. asked the Secretary for Mines whether he proposes to initiate a scheme such as that prepared by his predecessor to enable local authorities to trade in domestic coal or whether he has any...

      Naval Arad Ments (Geneva Confebence).

      2 speeches

      May I ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any statement can be made to-day on the-subject of the discussions at Geneva on naval policy; and, if not, could I repeat the question to-morrow...

      House of Commons Refresh Ment Department (Ladies).

      2 speeches

      May I ask, Mr. Speaker, if you are prepared to give a decision as to whether the question of the closing of the Strangers' Dining Room to ladies should be considered, in view of the changed...

  • Business of the House.

    2 speeches

    With reference to the two Motions on the Paper in the name of the Prime Minister, may I ask, with regard to the second, to what Government business the Motion refers?

  • Gates on Highways.

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for the alteration or removal of gates on highways. I propose to detain the House only three or four minutes while I ask leave to...

  • Gates on Highways Bill,

    "to provide for the alteration or removal of gates on highways," presented accordingly, and read the First time; to be read a Second time To-morrow, and to be printed. [Bill 189.]

  • Bills Reported.

    Landlord and Tenant (No. 2) Bill,

  • Message from the Lords.

    That they have agreed to—

  • Architects (Registration) Bill.

    Special Report from the Select Committee, with Minutes of Evidence, brought up, and read;

  • Public Accounts.

    Second Report from the Select Committee, with Minutes of Evidence and Appendices, brought up, and read;

  • Orders of the Day — Supply.

    [19th ALLOTTED DAY.]

  • Orders of the Day — Class V.

    • Ministry of Labour.

      Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding £7, 303, 564, 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...

    • Relief of Unemployment.

      Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding £561, 132, 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...

      Unemployment Grants.

      Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding £40, 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...

      Grants in Respect of Unemployment Schemes.

      Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding £1, 050, 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...

  • Orders of the Day — Class Iv.

    • Board of Education.

      102 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That a sum, note exceeding £28, 307, 020, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of...

  • Orders of the Day — Civil, ESTIMATES, 1927.

    • Class I.

      "That a sum, not exceeding £1, 117. 513, 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 Ii.

      "That a sum, not exceeding £4, 886, 621, 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 Iii

      "That a sum, not exceeding £5, 789, 826, 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 Iv.

      "That a sum, not exceeding £5, 304, 103, 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.

      "That a sum, not exceeding £37, 340, 354, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in coarse of payment during the year ending on the...

      Class Vi.

      "That a sum, not exceeding £6, 967, 904, 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 VII.

      "That a sum, not exceeding £2, 553, 932, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Change which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st...

      Class VIII.

      "That a sum, not exceeding £39, 566, 510 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 Ix.

      "That a sum, not exceeding £314, 295 be granted to Hos Magistrate, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which year ending on the 31st day of March, 1928, for Expenditure in...

      Revenge Departments Estimates, 1927.

      "That a sum, not exceeding £43, 100, 220, 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, 1927.

      "That a sum, not exceeding £37, 116, 100, 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, 1928, for...

      Army Estimates, 1927.

      "That a sum, not exceeding £21, 441, 100, 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, 1928, for...

      Air Force Estimates, 1927

      "That a sum, not exceeding £2, 701, 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, 1928, for...

      Ways and Means.

      Considered in Committee.

      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 Waltonon-Thames and Weybridge Gas...

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