House of Commons debates

Monday, 9 November 1936

  • Official Report.

  • Unemployment.

    1 speech

    I beg to present a humble Petition from unemployed marchers showing the grievous hardship which is being endured by great numbers of unemployed men and women by reason of their loss of physical...

  • New Writ.

    For the Burgh of Greenock, in the room of the Right honourable Sir Godfrey Pattison Collins, K.B.E., C.M.G., deceased.—[Sir J. Blindell.]

  • Committee of Selection.

    Captain Sir George Bowyer, Colonel Clifton Brown, Sir Charles Edwards, Colonel Gretton, Captain Gunston, Sir Percy Harris, Mr. Lambert, Colonel Sir Charles MacAndrew, Mr. Paling, Mr. Parkinson,...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — India.

    • Communal Riots.

      6 speeches

      Duchess of ATHOLL: asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the numbers of persons killed and injured, respectively, in the communal riots in the various provinces of British India during...

    • Army (Rations, Clothing, etc.).

      22 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that recruiting posters lead prospective recruits to believe that they will be fed free in the Army, but that there are units in...

      Detenus.

      4 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the approaching coming into operation of the new Constitution in India and the desirability of creating an atmosphere of good will...

      Socialist Propaganda.

      2 speeches

      The following question stood upon the Order Paper in the name of Mr. MORGAN JONES:

      Political Literature.

      8 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the grounds upon which the district magistrate at Allahabad has seized literature which was being transmitted to this country by the All-India...

      Elections.

      11 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he can assure the House that complete liberty is being afforded to all political parties and organisations in India to present their programme...

      Externem (Punjab).

      6 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State for India how many have been externed for political reasons from the Punjab; and whether he has any information that clearly implicates the externees in illegal...

      Nile Waters.

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will give particulars of any change contemplated in the agreement that exists between His Majesty's Government and the Egyptian...

      Russia (Broadcasts).

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that broadcasts from Russia are regularly being transmitted in English and are available to listeners in this country; whether...

      Mexico (British Bondholders).

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Minister in Mexico City has furnished him with any report on the attitude of the Mexican Government in regard to its...

      Germany (British Question-Naire).

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any reply has yet been received from the German Government to the British questionnaire; what is the period which has now elapsed since...

      Cantareira and Leopoldina Terminal Company.

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when the Brazilian authorities granted revision of tariffs for the services of the Cantareira and Leopoldina Terminal Company; and, if adjustment...

      Spain.

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will publish a verbatim report of the proceedings of the international committee for the application of the agreement regarding...

      Inner Mongolia.

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement as to the present position in Inner Mongolia and the extent of the Japanese military occupation of that area?

      Japan (British Sailors' Treatment).

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what satisfaction he has now received from the Japanese Government in reply to the representations made by him on the ill-treatment of three...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.

    • China.

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he can give any further information concerning the appointment of Mr. W. M. Kirkpatrick as the representative in China of the Export...

    • Food (Expenditure).

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade, whether he can give any estimate of the amount spent in this country in retail shops last year in the purchase of foodstuffs.

      Census of Distribution.

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his Department have considered any proposals for the holding of a national census of distribution?

      Russia (Credits).

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the profit, estimated at approximately £1,500,000, which will be made by the Export Credits Department of the Board of Trade in...

      Anglo-Italian Agreement.

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can now make any statement with regard to arrangements for the conduct of trade and payments between the United Kingdom and Italy and for the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.

    • National Stud Farm, County Kildare.

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the expenditure of the national stud farm in county Kildare during the past financial year, in respect of duty charged on the blood stock reared there...

    • Bacon.

      17 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the estimated production of bacon in British bacon factories for the first eight months of 1936 compared with a similar period of 1935; and whether he...

      Land Drainage (Rating).

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps, if any, he proposes to take in order to remove the unfair incidences of rating under the Land Drainage Act?

      Electricity Supply.

      2 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether it is proposed to find time during the current Session for legislation dealing with the distribution of electricity?

      Special Areas (Development and Improvement) Act.

      8 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether he will bring forward the Government proposals with regard to the Special Areas (Development and Improvement) Act, 1934, in a form which will allow of full...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.

    • Cash-on-Delivering System.

      4 speeches

      asked the Postmaster-General whether postmen delivering parcels on the cash-on-delivery system carry any sums of money for the purpose of giving change when delivering this particular type of...

    • Telephone Service.

      10 speeches

      asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been drawn to the difficulty of telephoning subscribers in country and rural districts and in obtaining a reply from the telephone exchange...

      Postal Areas.

      2 speeches

      asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the great inconvenience caused to residents, and in particular new residents, in outer London by the fact. that postal areas have no relation...

      Silicosis Cases (Public Assistance).

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health the number of workmen certified to be disabled by silicosis or anthracosis who are in receipt of relief from the public assistance committees in the counties of...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.

    • Anthracite Coal (Canada).

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary for Mines the quantity of anthracite coal exported to the Dominion of Canada from Indo-China, Russia, and South Wales, respectively, in each year since 1931, and the price...

    • Export (Subsidy).

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary for Mines whether he has considered resolutions submitted to him from local authorities in South Wales regarding the necessity for giving a subsidy on exported coal; and...

      Physical Training (Women).

      2 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Education whether he has considered the resolution sent to him, which was passed by the Women's League of Health and Beauty, relative to the physical training...

      Aliens.

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that considerable numbers of foreigners, many of whom are aliens, are becoming British citizens by obtaining...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.

    • Taxi-Cab Drivers (Prosecutions).

      2 speeches

      asked the Home Secretary the number of summonses issued, and the number of con- victions secured, against the drivers of taximeter-cabs for each year since the operation of the London Traffic...

    • Speed Limit (Police Methods).

      6 speeches

      asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the conviction of Major Oliver Stewart for exceeding the speed limit in a built-up area by the Kingston magistrates on 8th...

      Proposed Humber Bridge.

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport whether, after 12 months' consideration, he is now in a position to give some definite indication of the Gov- ernment's attitude with respect to the proposed...

      Road Accidents.

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport whether the imposition of the 30-miles-per-hour speed limit in built-up areas has been accompanied by a decrease of road accidents in those areas greater than the...

      Commercial Vehicle Drivers.

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport (1) whether he can give the House any information in connection with the case of overworking lorry drivers that came before the Bow Street stipendiary magistrate...

      Western Avenue, Cardiff.

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the important road called Western Avenue, Cardiff, was, by order, de-restricted on 28th September last although 50 out of the 52 members...

      Exchange Equalisation Account.

      5 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total amount of gold profit that will be handed over to the Treasury by the Bank of England as a direct consequence of the devaluation of the franc...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Germany.

    • Reparations and Loans.

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total amount of reparations paid in cash to the Allied Governments by the German Government, and the total amount of the various German loans raised in...

    • Frozen Trade Debts.

      2 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can make any further statement as to the continued operation of the system of frozen credits in Germany; and whether, for the sake of British...

  • Business of the House.

    17 speeches

    asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that the Report of the Commissioner for Special Areas in England and Wales will be issued this week, he has any change to announce with...

  • New Member Sworn.

    George Ridley, Esquire, for the County of Derby (Clay Cross Division).

  • Bill Presented.

    • Public Order Bill,

      "to prohibit the wearing of uniforms in connection with political objects and the maintenance by private persons of associations of military or similar character; and to make further provision...

  • King's Speech.

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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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