House of Commons debates

Monday, 1 May 1933

  • Preamble

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

  • Private Business.

    London Overground Wires, &c., Bill [Lords],

  • Oral Answers to Questions — India.

    • Bangalore Station.

      6 speeches

      3. asked the Secretary of State for India whether he can make a statement on the subject of the retrocession to the Mysore durbar of the assigned tract of Bangalore civil and military station,...

    • Berar.

      8 speeches

      4. asked the Secretary of State for India whether he can make a statement on the subject of the retrocession of the Berars to the Nizam's Government, and the attitude of the Government of India...

      Gold (Export).

      2 speeches

      7. asked the Secretary of State for India whether it is the intention of the Government of India to put an embargo on the export of gold from India in the immediate future?

      Central Banking Inquiry Committee.

      2 speeches

      8. asked the Secretary of State for India whether the Government of India have under consideration, or will consider, the advisability of giving effect to the recommendations of the Central...

      Eastern Mail Service.

      2 speeches

      9. asked the Secretary of State for India whether the Government of India will consider the advisability of inviting open tenders for the carriage of mails by sea when the present contract...

      Trade-Marks.

      6 speeches

      11. asked the Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the unanimous resolution of the Indian chambers of commerce that legislation should be introduced for the registration of...

      Port Trusts.

      2 speeches

      1. asked the Secretary of State for India whether he will ask the Government of India to cause inquiry to be made into the working of port trusts in India, with a view to securing greater Indian...

      Foreign Investments.

      2 speeches

      2. asked the Secretary of State for India what is the total amount of foreign capital at present invested in India, including private investments; and what is the total amount of India's foreign...

      British Cotton Goods (Embargo).

      2 speeches

      10. asked the Secretary of State for India if he is aware of the ban on imported British cotton goods by the Cotton Goods Combination of Karachi; and what steps he proposes to take to have it removed?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Germany.

    • Conditions.

      9 speeches

      12. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any information as to conditions in Germany from His Majesty's Ambassador there and, in particular, as to the number in the...

    • Speeches (House of Commons).

      5 speeches

      16. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has accepted the protest from the German Government relating to speeches delivered in the House of Commons on 13th April; and, if...

      British Subjects (Arrests).

      9 speeches

      17. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make a statement regarding the case of Mr. Geoffrey Fraser, a British subject, who was arrested in Berlin on 4th April; and...

      Disarmament Conference.

      2 speeches

      13. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any estimate has been formed of the date when the Disarmament Conference is likely to be brought to a conclusion?

      Russia (Trade Delegation).

      3 speeches

      14. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of recent events in connection with the arrest of certain British engineers in Moscow, he will give an assurance that His...

      China (Boxer Indemnity).

      5 speeches

      15. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is yet in a position to say whether any memorial comparable with that secured by the United States of America in the shape of the...

      Manchukuo (Trade Rights).

      3 speeches

      19. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been directed to the declaration recently made by Mr. Tetsuzo Komai, the Japanese member of the Manchukuo Privy...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.

    • Australian Eggs.

      2 speeches

      22. asked the Minister of Agriculture how many weeks old an Australian egg has to be for it not to be entitled to be sold in this country as new laid?

    • Musk Rats.

      10 speeches

      23. asked the Minister of Agriculture, in view of the danger caused by the rapid increase in the number of musk rats in various parts of the country, what immediate steps are being taken for the...

      Cheshire Cheese.

      7 speeches

      24. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the fact that Cheshire cheese is selling at 50 per cent. below the actual cost of production; and what steps the...

      Pig Industry (Government Policy).

      4 speeches

      25. asked the Minister of Agriculture if he can now state the full policy of the Government in regard to pigs and pig products; and when that policy will be published in a form understandable by...

      Potatoes.

      2 speeches

      26. asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps, if any, he is taking to ensure the full benefit of the home market to the British potato grower in the months of July, August and September?

      Milk Industry.

      4 speeches

      27. asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is now in a position to announce the Government's policy in regard to the milk industry?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.

    • Trade Agreements.

      27 speeches

      28. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, during the process of negotiations between His Majesty's Government and the representatives of the Governments of Denmark and the Argentine,...

    • Irish Free State Butter (Duties).

      2 speeches

      37. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what is the policy of the Government in respect of bounty-fed Irish Free State butter imported into this country?

      Governments, Expenditure (Programmes).

      2 speeches

      38. asked the Lord President of the Council whether the Government will present to the House a programme, in accordance with that part of the statement issued by the Prime Minister in conjunction...

      Tariff Advisory Committee.

      7 speeches

      Captain SHAW: 51. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider the advisability of appointing an additional member to the Tariff Advisory Committee who will have a practical...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.

    • Telephones (Hand Microphones).

      2 speeches

      20. asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that in many public call boxes in the country and in towns, particularly in Lancashire and Yorkshire, the original hand microphone, with the press...

    • Broadcasting

      7 speeches

      30. asked the Postmaster-General if he will arrange that at the next meeting of the Radio Union the whole subject of broadcasting matter designed to interfere with political institutions by...

      Telephone Accounts.

      4 speeches

      32. asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that inconvenience is caused by the present methods of submitting to telephone subscribers accounts which contain no details on the trunk and...

      Magistrates (Age).

      2 speeches

      33. asked the Attorney-General whether, in view of the large number of magistrates whose age prevents them from rendering effective service, he will recommend the desirability of examining the...

      Anglo-Palestine Exhibition.

      2 speeches

      35. asked the Secretary of State fur the Colonies what reply was sent to the request of the High Commissioner for Palestine that the Palestinian exhibit for the forthcoming Anglo-Palestine...

      Slum Property (Swalwell, Durham).

      17 speeches

      36. asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that among some property scheduled for demolition at Swalwell, county Durham, is a property on which a building society has a mortgage and which...

      Communistic Literature.

      3 speeches

      42. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he is aware that schools in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and district are being sent quantities of Communistic literature through...

      Road Accidents.

      7 speeches

      43. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of accidents in the Metropolitan area during the past year caused by pedestrians ignoring automatic traffic signals?

      Lotteries and Betting (Royal Commission's Report).

      4 speeches

      46. asked the Home Secretary whether he can now inform the House as to the date when he expects to receive the report of the Royal Commission on Lotteries, Sweepstakes, etc.?

      Crown, Services (Travelling Regulations).

      2 speeches

      52. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what will be the estimated saving from the new regulations regarding first-class travel for civil servants?

      National Debt and Death Duties.

      2 speeches

      48. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the net addi- tion to, or reduction from, the nominal amount of debt outstanding in each of the years since the War; and also the total yield of...

      Danish Loan.

      3 speeches

      53. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury in what circumstances consent was given to the issue of the 4½ per cent. Danish loan on the 21st instant while the general restriction on...

      Battersea Power Station (Accidents).

      2 speeches

      44. asked the Home Secretary the number of fatal and non-fatal accidents that have occurred in the building of the Battersea power station?

      Suicides (Starvation).

      2 speeches

      45. asked the Home Secretary if he can supply any statistics which show by verdicts given in coroners' courts in the British Isles the number of suicides caused by starvation?

      London County Council (General Powers) Bill.

      Reported, with Amendments; Report to lie upon the Table, and to be printed.

  • Orders of the Day — Ways and Means.

    Considered in Committee.

  • Orders of the Day — Adjournment.

    Resolved, "That this House do now adjourn."—[Captain Margesson.]

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