House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 3 May 1932

  • Preamble

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

  • Private Business.

    Private Bills [Lords] (Standing Orders not previously inquired into complied with),

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.

    • Legislation.

      12 speeches

      Miss WARD: 1. asked the Secretary for Mines whether it is the intention of the Government, in connection with the forthcoming Bill on the hours in coal mines, to introduce any amendments to Part...

    • Accidents.

      6 speeches

      2. asked the Secretary for Mines the number of accidents that have happened on the coal face where machinery is used, i.e., coal cutters and conveyors, during the 12 months for which he has the...

      Reorganisation Commission.

      11 speeches

      Captain P. MAC DONALD: 4. asked the Secretary for Mines what has been the total cost to date of the Coal Mines Reorganisation Commission; how many times this Commission has met; what work it has...

      Imperial Economic Conference.

      17 speeches

      6. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether it is now possible to issue a preliminary list of the representatives and experts from each Dominion who are to participate in the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.

    • Factories and New Industries (Foreign Firms).

      25 speeches

      9. asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of foreign-owned factories opened in this country since 1st November, 1931; the total number of persons given employment in such factories;...

    • Irish Fees State (Import Duties).

      7 speeches

      11. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to orders which have just been issued by the executive council of the Irish Free State whereby a duty of 22 per...

      Industry (University Surveys).

      2 speeches

      12. asked the President of the Board of Trade when the reports of the university surveys of industry in the West of Scotland, Lancashire, Tyneside, and South Wales will be published?

      Silk Hosiery and Undekwear. (Imposts).

      6 speeches

      17. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can supply figures giving the quantities and value of silk and artificial silk hosiery and underwear, respectively, imported during each of the...

      Danubian Countries.

      2 speeches

      28. asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department if he is aware that the announced increase in trade to Danubian countries is from new traders who by reason of frozen remittances have...

      Hat Galloons.

      3 speeches

      13.(for asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that attempts are being made to establish the manufacture of hat galloons in this country; if he is watching the progress of...

      Companies Act, 1929.

      4 speeches

      14. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has considered the official communication from the Society of Incorporated Accountants stating that certain provisions of the Companies...

      River Exe Estuary (Survey).

      5 speeches

      15. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will issue instructions to the officers who are carrying out a survey of the estuary of the River Exe to forward at the earliest possible...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.

    • Beef (Grading).

      2 speeches

      19. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that it is inadmissible to have Scotch beef graded as such if the cattle are slaughtered in London; and what steps he intends to take...

    • Horticulture.

      2 speeches

      21. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the acreage of glass houses in Scotland, Perthshire and Lanarkshire, respectively; and what proportion of that acreage is devoted to the cultivation...

      Barlinnie Prison, Glasgow.

      8 speeches

      22. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he can make any statement as to the position of affairs at present in Barlinnie Prison, Glasgow?

      Housing (Glasgow).

      4 speeches

      23. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of dwelling-houses in the city of Glasgow that have been marked for either demolition or closing orders during the past two years; and...

      Record Office, Edinburgh.

      2 speeches

      25. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware of the protests that are being made against the arrears in the work of the Record Office, Edinburgh; and, if so, what steps he is...

      Smallholdings, Mining Areas.

      2 speeches

      Mr. MACLEAN: 20.for asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware of the demand for smallholdings in the depressed mining areas in Scotland, and that many applications have...

      Rent Court, Glasgow.

      2 speeches

      24.for asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of persons summoned to the rent court in Glasgow since 1st January, 1932, to 24th April, 1932; in how many cases a decree for eviction...

      Unemployment (Benefit Claims, County Durham).

      4 speeches

      26. asked the Minister of Labour on what grounds the 1,100 miners of Elemore Colliery, in the county of Durham, who recently received notices terminating their employment owing to trade...

      China and Japan.

      4 speeches

      30. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, with regard to the recent mortgaging of a railway in Manchuria to Japan, whether the conditions of the arrangement have been submitted to the...

      Birth Control Clinics.

      2 speeches

      31. asked the Minister of Health whether clinics for contraceptive advice form an integral part of the maternity hospitals to which he distributes grants-in-aid?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance.

    • Bicycles (Taxation).

      2 speeches

      35. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue would be derived from a tax of half-a-crown on all bicycles in use in Great Britain; and whether the expenses of collecting such a tax would...

    • Silk Duties.

      7 speeches

      36 asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he has considered the letter sent from the Silk Association dealing with the figures of revenue from the Silk Duties; if he is aware that if the...

      Income Tax.

      6 speeches

      37. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to make the Income Tax Acts applicable to the Channel Islands?

      Beer Duty.

      6 speeches

      46. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the nature of his reply to the representations made to him from the brewery trade to the effect that if he would reduce the emergency duty on beer by...

      Import Duties.

      8 speeches

      50. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury from what industries now affected by duties requests have been received by the Tariff Advisory Committee for the cessation of any duty levied...

      Cider (Taxation).

      3 speeches

      53. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what would be the estimated yield of a tax of 4d. a gallon on cider?

      Irish Land Annuities.

      6 speeches

      43.for asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount of money invested by the British Government in land and housing in the Irish Free State for which the land annuities are demanded in return?

      Members of Parliament (Travelling Facilities).

      4 speeches

      52. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether in the interests of economy, arrangements have been made to enable Members to obtain third-class Pullman instead of first-class ordinary...

      Unemployed Migrants, Australia.

      6 speeches

      7.for asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs the weekly amounts paid to unemployed migrants in Australia; and how many are living in huts and tents in the concentration camps which...

      Rights of Way Bill.

      Reported, with Amendments, from Standing Committee C.

  • Message from the Lords.

    That they have passed a Bill, intituled, "An Act to provide for the acquisition by the Welwyn Garden City Urban District Council of the water undertaking of Welwyn Garden City, Limited; to...

  • Selection (Standing Committees).

    • Standing Committee B.

      Mr. William Nicholson reported from the Committee of Selection; That they had discharged the following Member from Standing Committee B (added in respect of the Sunday Performances (Regulation)...

  • Orders of the Day — Supply.

    85 speeches

    [10TH ALLOTTED DAY.]

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