House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 10 November 1936

  • Preamble

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.

    • Russia.

      18 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade the total value of the imports from Soviet Russia to Great Britain and of the exports from Great Britain to Soviet Russia, distinguishing between exports...

    • Primary Products (Empire Policy).

      3 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether his attention has been called to the suggestion of representatives of the governments of the Dominions that, seeing how nearly...

      Furniture.

      5 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the duty on furniture of British manufacture on import into Canada and South Africa, respectively; and what duty is imposed on Canadian and South...

      France and Italy (Import Quotas).

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the action of the French and Italian Governments in abolishing certain quotas on imports has proved of any substantial value to British...

      Balance of Trade.

      3 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the fact that an adverse visible balance of trade approximating to £350,000,000 may be expected for the current year, he has any...

      Denmark.

      2 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what further progress has been made with the negotiations between his Department and the Danish trade delegation; and whether he can make any statement...

      Rubber Footwear (Imports).

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the large increase in the imports in this year of rubber footwear from Empire countries; and whether he...

      Cotton Spindles Board.

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade how many spindles have been purchased by the Cotton Spindles Board; whether he can furnish an estimate of the number of spindles not purchased; and what...

      Coronation Book-Marks (Imports).

      5 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the import of Coronation book-marks of German manufacture without any indication of the source of origin; and...

      Trade Agreements (Empire Preference).

      3 speeches

      asker the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that Australia sacrificed an important market for her wool by giving British exports preference over Japanese goods in Australian...

      Cinematograph Films.

      5 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel SANDEMAN ALLEN: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that, owing to foreign methods of control, independent exhibitors are being faced with either taking...

      Imported Milk Products.

      4 speeches

      asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the Import Duties Advisory Committee have yet presented their report on the application for adequate duties on the increasing importation of...

      Newfoundland.

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what changes have taken place in the Commission of Government in Newfoundland since its appointment; and how long it is proposed to continue the...

      Australia (British Passports).

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he has any information regarding the Commonwealth of Australia's refusal to admit Mrs. Freer, a British subject, into Australia?

      Share-Pushing (Departmental Committee).

      12 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he proposes to take any action to protect the public from the operations of fraudulent vendors of shares?

      Fixed Trusts.

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he intends to take any action regarding the increasing number of undertakings registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act which...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.

    • Cinematograph Pictures.

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War whether film camera men were permitted to travel with British troops sent lately to Palestine; and, if so, what was their nationality?

    • Palestine Service (Clothing Allowance).

      7 speeches

      Sir MALCOLM BARCLAYHARVEY: asked the Secretary of State for War why the men of the division recently sent to Palestine from Aldershot were charged 8s. each for a compulsory issue of tropical helmets?

      Clothing Supply (Distressed Areas).

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War whether any clothing for the troops is manufactured in the county of Durham or any other of the distressed areas; whether he is aware that work of this...

      Infantry.

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is able to make any statement as to the proposed addition of four infantry battalions to the Regular Army?

      Equipment.

      3 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War whether soldiers are still ordered to be in possession of padlocks and canes; and whether they are issued with them free?

      Rations.

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War how much it would cost to provide suppers daily for soldiers; and when it is proposed to provide a daily evening meal for soldiers as well as officers?

      Infantry Tanks.

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War whether the production of infantry tanks is progressing satisfactorily, and when the necessary numbers will be available?

      Time-Expired Men.

      5 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel C. KERR: asked the Secretary of State for War the numbers of Regular soldiers who complete their term of service each year and become available for other employment?

      Egypt (Troops, Strength).

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War what changes have been made in the number of British troops stationed in Egypt since the adjournment of the House?

      TRANSFERRED 'CLERK (PENsioN).

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the case of Mr. A. Burrows, of 12, Julien Road, Ealing, who was appointed as a clerk in the London District Horse Guards in 1912, and...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.

    • Historical Records.

      19 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is in a position to state when steps will be taken to ensure the preservation and proper custody of Scottish sheriff court and other records...

    • Justices of the Peace (Fifeshire).

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that several of the justices of the peace within the County of Fife are over 70 years and some over 80 years of age; that there are...

      Sheep Farm (Glen Kinglas Estate, Argyllshire).

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that the estate of Glen Kinglas, Blackmount, Argyllshire, has been cleared of sheep to make room for deer within the past two years;...

      Scottish Office, Edinburgh (Publicity Department).

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether there is in the Scottish Office in Edinburgh a publicity department; and whether that department or any official of the Scottish Office is...

      Anti-Gas Training.

      3 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will consider the establishment of a civilian anti-gas training school in Scotland?

      Housing (Overcrowding).

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps have been taken to deal with the problem of overcrowding in Scotland since the survey revealed that one-fourth of the population was living in...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.

    • Automatic Gas Detectors.

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary for Mines what progress has been made regarding the use of automatic alarms in coal mines since his last meeting with representatives of the Coal-owners Association; and...

    • Welfare Fund.

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary for Mines the amount of money still in hand belonging to the Miners' Welfare Fund and how much of this has been distributed during the previous 12 months?

      Belgian Coke (Importation).

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary for Mines whether his attention has been called to the protest made by the secretary of the South Wales Coal-owners' Association against his action in granting permission for...

      Tyneside Local Government (Royal Commission's Report).

      2 speeches

      Mr. DAVID ADAMS: asked the Prime Minister when the Royal Commission upon Tyneside Local Government will make its report?

      British Foreign Policy.

      9 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether the Secretary of State for the Home Department was expressing the policy of the Government on the occasion of his address to his constituents at Hightown, Spen...

      General Sir Hubert Gouge.

      7 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government will take action to recompense General Sir Hubert Gough for the treatment he has received, now that it is becoming increasingly clear...

      Ministers' Conversations.

      5 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the difference in the recollections of the Secretary of State for Air and of Lord Nuffield as to what took place at an important interview between...

      Beer (Statistics).

      2 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of bulk barrels of beer brewed in England and Northern Ireland and Scotland respectively during the financial year ended the 31st March, 1936, and...

      The Coronation (Procession, Seats).

      3 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the large amounts that are being demanded for seats and space for the purpose of viewing the Coronation procession, he will consider...

      Afforestation.

      14 speeches

      asked the hon. and gallant Member for Barkston Ash, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, how many acres have been acquired and are under negotiation for sale in the North Tyne valley...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.

    • Needs (Assessment).

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour, whether he is aware that certain unemployment assistance boards have reduced transitional payments to applicants on the ground that they have secured housing...

    • Insurance (Share Fishermen).

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that a percentage of the men engaged in the fishing industry from time to time and by no fault of their own fail to earn sufficient in the fishing...

  • Bill Presented.

    • Maternity Services (Scotland) Bill,

      "to make further provision with respect to maternity services in Scotland, to amend the Midwives (Scotland) Act, 1915, and to provide for the combination of local authorities for certain...

  • Orders of the Day — King's Speech.

  • Expiring Laws Continuance Bill.

    2 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • India (Elections).

    9 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House do now adjourn."— [Captain Margesson.]

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