House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 27 July 1927

  • Preamble

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

  • Private Business.

    County of London Electric Supply Company Bill,

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Vienna (Disturbances).

    2 speeches

    1. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the recent disturbances in Vienna have resulted in loss of life or property to British subjects, either residents or tourists?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — China.

    • Nanking Administration (Loan).

      6 speeches

      2. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the contemplated flotation of Treasury notes to the value of £7,500,000 by the Nanking Government,...

    • Bullion Shipments.

      4 speeches

      3. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received any information from the British representatives at Shanghai to the effect that the Customs at Shanghai, under the...

      Nanking Outrage.

      2 speeches

      5. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any claims have been lodged by consular and British officials whose property was lost or damaged in the Nanking outrage; if so, what is...

      Customs Duties.

      2 speeches

      6. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is now in a position to make a statement regarding the Government's attitude towards the proposed increases of the Chinese Customs...

      Military and Political Situation.

      2 speeches

      10. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what information he has as to the present military and political situation in China?

      Passports and Visas.

      7 speeches

      4. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his Department is in touch with any foreign Government at the moment with regard to the elimination of the visa; and, if so, with which...

      Finland (British Interests).

      4 speeches

      8. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the action of the Finnish Government in still refusing to hand over the title deeds of certain forest...

      Royal Navy (Leave, Home Waters).

      2 speeches

      16. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that one of the welfare committee's requests approved by the Admiralty allowed leave from a ship's home port, but that notwithstanding...

      Trade Boards Act.

      15 speeches

      17. asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware of the many instances of low wages which are now prevalent in the catering trade; and if he is prepared to conduct an inquiry into this trade with...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.

    • Benefit Disallowed.

      2 speeches

      18. asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that G. J. Lippitt, checkweigher, Oak Leigh, Aberbeeg, Mon., William John Waters, check-weigher, Commercial Road, Llanhilleth, Mon., and James...

    • Employment Exchanges (Glasgow and Rochdale).

      8 speeches

      19. asked the Minister of Labour if he can state when it is proposed to proceed with the building of the new Employment Exchange for Central Glasgow?

      Shipbuilding Trade.

      2 speeches

      20. asked the Minister of Labour the total number of persons registered as unemployed throughout the country who are normally engaged as shipbuilding workers and the total number for the same...

      Jute Mills, Dundee (Holidays).

      8 speeches

      25. asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the workers engaged in two jute mills in Dundee ceased work on 22nd July, to resume on 2nd August; that these workers having drawn...

      Insurance Bill.

      12 speeches

      May I ask the Leader of the House if it is the intention of the Government that the Unemployment Insurance Bill, which is now going to be introduced, will be printed at an early date?

      Washington Hours Convention.

      12 speeches

      22. asked the Minister of Labour whether he has satisfied himself, on investigation, as to whether the law on the basis of which other Governments have ratified the Hours Convention is or is not...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force.

    • Schneider Cup Race.

      4 speeches

      26. asked the Secretary of State for Air how many high-speed machines of the Supermarine-Napier and Gloster-Napier types are being built; how many, including reserves, are to be sent to Venice...

    • Technical Officers (Conditions of Establishment).

      2 speeches

      27. asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that an ex-service man employed as a technical officer in the Works and Buildings Department, and selected for establishment by the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — India.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.

    • Dangerous Structures.

      8 speeches

      31. asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the recent collapse of a house in Beak Street, Regent Street, his attention has been drawn to the state of the law in regard to dangerous...

    • Berkshire.

      1 speech

      32. asked the Minister of Health what is the latest available figure for houses built in the county of Berkshire, excluding the borough of Reading, for the last 12 months, indicating the number...

      White Hart Lane Estate.

      3 speeches

      35. asked the Minister of Health whether he has received any reply from the London County Council and the Tottenham Urban District Council as to their willingness to submit to the arbitration of...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.

    • Sidewalks.

      11 speeches

      33. asked the Minister of Health whether he will empower local authorities to expend money raised for the maintenance or the improvement of roads within their areas for the purpose of making...

    • Travelling Facilities, North and East London.

      8 speeches

      36. asked the Minister of Transport whether he has now received the Report from the London Traffic Advisory Committee for dealing with the problem of travelling facilities in North and East...

      Bridle Paths (Motor Vehicles).

      11 speeches

      37. asked the Minister of Transport whether he will take steps to empower local authorities to prohibit motor vehicles from using tracks and bridle paths across down country, seeing that if motor...

      Victoria Dock Road, London.

      6 speeches

      38. asked the Minister of Transport if his attention has been drawn to a resolution passed by the London County Council, on 29th March, 1927, to the effect that His Majesty's Government be...

      New Forest (Management).

      4 speeches

      39. asked the hon. Member for Monmouth-shire, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, the policy of the Commissioners with regard to the management of the New Forest?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.

    • Advisory Committee.

      4 speeches

      40. asked the Postmaster-General how many meetings of the advisory committee of the Post Office have been held during his tenure of office; upon what date the last meeting took place; and whether...

    • Stornaway (Mail Deliveries).

      2 speeches

      41. asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that mails are sent to Stornoway from the mainland every week night, he will take steps during the recess to see that such mails are...

      Clerical Class (Ex-Service Men).

      2 speeches

      42. asked the Postmaster-General, in view of the large number of appointments allotted to ex-service men employed in a temporary capacity, if he is prepared to offer appointments in the clerical...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.

    • Safeguarding of Industries.

      5 speeches

      Dr. VERNON DAVIES: 43. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give up to the latest available date the number of applications for safeguarding, the number granted, the number...

    • Foreign Motor Tyres (British Factories).

      9 speeches

      44. asked the President of the Board of Trade how many foreign firms have started, or have made arrangements to start, new factories in this country for the manufacture of motor tyres since the...

      Russian Oil Purchases.

      2 speeches

      59. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the oil purchased by the Shell Transport and Trading Company, Limited, from, the Soviet Government at the request of His Majesty's...

      National Health Insurance (Fishermen).

      12 speeches

      45. asked the Prime Minister whether an amending Bill for Health Insurance is in preparation; if so, whether fishermen are to be included in it; and if it will apply to Scotland?

      Irish Grants Committee.

      4 speeches

      46. asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that dissatisfaction is felt amongst Irish loyalists at the inadequateness of the awards made by the Irish Grants Committee in the few cases in...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.

  • Bills Reported.

    Ministry of Health Provisional Orders

  • Message from the Lords.

    That they have agreed to,

  • Public Petitions.

    Third Report from the Select Committee brought up, and read; Report to lie upon the Table, and to be printed.

  • JUDICIAL COMMITTEE BILL [Lords].

    Read the First time; to be read a Second time upon Tuesday, 8th November, and to be printed. [Bill 195.]

  • ALIENS RESTRICTION BILL [Lords].

    Read the First time; to be read a Second time upon Tuesday, 8th November, and to be printed. [Bill 193.]

  • MEDICAL AND DENTISTS ACTS AMENDMENT BILL [Lords].

    Read the First time; to be read a Second time upon Tuesday, 8th November, and to be printed. [Bill 194.]

  • Orders of the Day — Supply.

    [20TH ALLOTTED DAY.]

  • Civil Estimates, 1927.

    • Class V.

      1."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 the 31st...

    • Class Iv.

      5. "That a sum, not exceeding £28,307,020, 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 I.

      6. "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...

      Class Ii.

      7. "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...

      Class Iii.

      8. "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...

      Class Iv.

      9. "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...

      Class V.

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

      Class Vi.

      11. "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...

      Class Vii.

      12. "That a sum, not exceeding £2,553,932, 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 Viii.

      13. "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...

      Class Ix.

      14. "That a sum, not exceeding £314,295, 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...

      Revenue Departments Estimates, 1927.

      15. "That a sum, not exceeding £43400,220, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which wilt come in course of payment during the year ending on the...

      Navy Estimates, 1927.

      16. "That a sum, not exceeding £37,116,110, 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.

      17. "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.

      68 speeches

      18. "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...

  • Private Business.

  • Supply.

  • Civil Estimates and Supplementary Estimate, 1927.

    • Class I.

      Question put, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the outstanding Resolutions reported in respect of Class I of the Civil Estimates.

    • Class Ii

      Question put, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the outstanding Resolutions

      Class Iii.

      Question put, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the outstanding Resolutions

      Class Iv.

      Question, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the outstanding Resolutions reported in respect of Class IV of the Civil Estimates.

      Class V.

      Question put, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the outstanding Resolutions reported in respect of Class V of the Civil Estimates.

      Class Vi.

      Question put, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the outstanding Resolution

      Class Vii.

      Question, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the outstanding Resolutions reported in respect of Class VII of the Civil Estimates.

      Class Viii.

      Question, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the outstanding Resolution

      Class Ix.

      Question put, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the outstanding Resolution reported in respect of Class IX of the Civil Estimates.

      Navy Estimates, 1927.

      Question put, That, this House doth agree with the Committee in the outstanding Resolution

      Army Estimates, 1927.

      Question put, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the outstanding Resolution

      Air Estimates, 1927.

      Question put, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the outstanding Resolution

      Revenue Departments Estimates, 1927.

      Question, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the outstanding Resolution reported in respect of the Revenue Departments Estimates.

      Ways and Means [26TH July].

      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, 1928, the sum of £252,231,958 be granted out of...

      Consolidation 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-eight, and to appropriate the Supplies...

      CROWN LANDS (No. 2) BILL.

      8 speeches

      Order read for consideration of Lords Amendment.

      Electricity (Supply) Acts.

      Resolved, That the Special Order made by the Electricity Commissioners under the Electricity (Supply) Acts, 1882 to 1926, and confirmed by the Minister of Transport under the Electricity (Supply)...

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