House of Commons debates

Thursday, 12 November 1936

  • Preamble

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.

    • Assistance Board.

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour (1) whether he will issue a report, for each administrative area, of the work of the Unemployment Assistance Board Advisory Committees, including the advice tendered...

    • Additional Ministry Offices, Oxfordshire.

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the names of the additional offices for Ministry of Labour business which are being established or are about to be established in rural areas in Oxfordshire?

      Agriculture (Long-Term Hirings).

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the number and character of long-term hirings made under the agricultural unemployment insurance scheme in the country generally and in Wiltshire in particular?

      Movement of Labour.

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour (1) the number of men in the engineering trade who have moved from Lancashire to work in other districts in the last six months; (2) whether he can give the movement...

      Juveniles.

      14 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour for an estimate of the number of juveniles between the ages of 14 and 18 who are unemployed, in employment, and still at school but registered for employment,...

      Unemployment Fund.

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the present amount of the funded debt of the Unemployment Insurance Fund, the present amount outstanding to the credit of the fund, together with the respective...

      Durham County.

      12 speeches

      Mr. W. JOSEPH STEWART: asked the Minister of Labour whether anything is being done to provide new industries for the Bishop Auckland, Crook, and Shildon areas in Durham county, where the...

      Transferees.

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons who have been transferred from the distressed areas to work in the London area for the six months to the last convenient date; and whether, from...

      Insurance (Salary Limit).

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether any decision has yet been arrived at in connection with the recommendation of the Unemployment Insurance Statutory Committee in favour of raising the salary...

      Special Areas.

      16 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether the Special Areas Commissioners have been invited to give their views on the continuation of the Special Areas Act in its present form; and whether they...

      Half-Caste Children.

      7 speeches

      Lieut.-Colonel SANDEMAN ALLEN: asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been drawn to the increasing number of half-caste children in Cardiff, Liverpool, Glasgow, and other ports;...

      Allowances.

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether there is to be any reduction of the allowance of the 60,000 young men who were specifically mentioned in the memorandum of the Unemployment Assistance Board...

      Commissioner for Special Areas.

      11 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether the terms of Sir George Gillett's appointment and his powers differ in any and, if so, in what way from those of his predecessor, Mr. Malcolm Stewart?

      Jarrow Marchers.

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour on what grounds the unemployment assistance benefit has been refused to the Jarrow marchers, in view of the fact that they were kept continually in touch with the...

      Coloured People, Great Britain.

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the conditions which obtain in several of our ports among the coloured population and that the distress among this section of the community is...

      Unofficial Strikes.

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many, unofficial strikes have taken place in this country during the last 12 months; whether he has any evidence as to the subversive influences which are causing...

      Hyde Park Regulations (Prosecutions).

      4 speeches

      asked the Home Secretary the number of prosecutions that have been instituted against persons for breach of the regulations in Hyde Park for the 12 months ended to the last convenient date; and...

      Shops Acts (Inspections).

      4 speeches

      asked the Borne Secretary whether in view of the unsatisfactory inspection under the Shops Acts by some local authorities, he will consider setting up a special department for this purpose on...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Industrial Diseases.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — The Coronation.

    • Traffic Regulations.

      2 speeches

      asked the Home Secretary whether he proposes to take special measures to deal with the abnormal increase in London traffic during the Coronation period?

    • Procession (Seats).

      8 speeches

      asked the Lord President of the Council what control, if any, the Government propose to have over seats to view the Coronation procession; and whether, if the prices charged are excessive, they...

      Air Raid Precautions.

      19 speeches

      asked the Home Secretary what action has been taken with university authorities in general, and Edinburgh in particular, in relation to anti-poison-gas instruction; whether this has been included...

      Cinematograph Exhibitions.

      2 speeches

      asked the Home Secretary whether he will take steps to prevent any cinematograph film company from depicting the Almighty as a screen character in view of the anxiety which many sections of the...

      Licensing Statistics.

      2 speeches

      asked the Home Secretary (1) the number of proceedings and convictions for drunkenness, respectively, in 1935 for England, and for Wales, for counties, and county boroughs, respectively,...

      Convicted Prisoners (Insanity).

      4 speeches

      asked the Home Secretary the number of female prisoners who were certified insane after their reception into prison as convicted persons for the three years to the last convenient date; and...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education.

    • Elementary Schools, North Wales.

      3 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is satisfied that in the course of his recent visit to North Wales he was given an opportunity of seeing a fair sample of the elementary...

    • Arson Prosecution (Teacher's Salary).

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Education whether the board has finally decided to withhold the payment of its proportion of the salary of Mr. D. J. Williams, of Fishguard, one of the men...

      State Scholarships.

      2 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Education how many of the 360 State scholarships offered this year have been awarded to pupils in grant-aided and non-grant-aided secondary schools,...

      Coronation Procession (School Children).

      2 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Education if it is proposed to make any special arrangements for school children to view the Coronation procession?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health.

    • River Pollution.

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the inadequacy of the provisions of the Act of 1876 to deal effectively with river pollution; and whether it is his intention to put local...

    • Sewage Disposal, Aylesbury Rural District.

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the nuisance caused by the lack of proper arrangements for the disposal of sewage in the parish of Aston Clinton, in Buckinghamshire; that the...

      Milk (Pasteurisation).

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the recent epidemic in Bournemouth which involved 500 cases of infection and 40 deaths, he proposes to take steps to make the pasteurisation of...

      Midwives Acts (Local Supervising Authorities).

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health the names of the local authorities which are now local supervising authorities under the Midwives Acts?

      Trade Effluhvis.

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered a representation sent from the Royal Sanitary Institute as to the urgent need of legislation for the drainage of trade premises; and whether...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Town Planning.

    • Dovedale.

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health the position with regard to the progress of town-planning with regard to Dovedale, both on the Staffordshire and Derbyshire sides of the river?

    • Barnet by-Pass.

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that proposals are being made for industrial development on the Barnet by-pass; whether the local authorities concerned have adopted a town-plan...

      Urban District Councillors (Expenses).

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered the requests from various urban district councils to provide expenses to members when called upon to attend meetings outside the area of the...

      Rural Housing.

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that in nearly every rural and semi-rural area in the Home Counties the greatest difficulty is experienced by agricultural labourers and others of...

      Rating (London).

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he is able to make any further statement as to when it is intended to introduce the new Rating Bill for London?

      Population Problem.

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he is prepared, in the interest of national prosperity and security, to formulate and carry out a national policy to meet the peril of declining population?

      Local Authorities' Contracts (Local Labour).

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that at a recent meeting of the Hazel Grove and Bramhall Urban District Council a protest was made against the employment by contractors to the...

      Derating (Cold Storage Premises).

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the importance of encouraging the provision of adequate facilities for food storage in this country, he will consider measures to extend to cold...

      International Trade.

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can now state what steps he proposes to take consequent upon the agreement between Great Britain, France and the United States of America with...

      Germany (Loans).

      2 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the existing frozen credits in Germany, he will give an assurance that he will not sanction German attempts to float a loan in this country?

      Exchange Equalisation Account.

      3 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the 1931 agreement between the Bank of England and the Treasury is still in operation, seeing that when the Government left the Gold Standard the...

  • Business of the House.

    15 speeches

    May I ask the Prime Minister to state the business for next week?

  • Orders of the Day — King's Speech.

  • Supply.

    Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee to consider of the Supply to be granted to His Majesty."—[Captain Margesson.]

  • Ways and Means.

    Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee to consider of the Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to His Majesty."—[Captain, Margesson.]

  • Government of India Act, 1935, and Government of Burma Act, 1935.

    33 speeches

    8.7 p.m.

  • Import Duties (Import Duties Act, 1932).

    28 speeches

    10.2 p.m.

  • Estimates.

    Ordered, That a Select Committee be appointed to examine such of the Estimates presented to this House as may seem fit to the Committee, and to suggest the form in which the Estimates shall be...

  • Public Accounts.

    Sir Irving Albery, Mr. Benson, Lieut.-Colonel Colville, Mr. Culverwell, Mr. Morgan Jones, Mr. Lathan, Mr. Mabane, Mr. Peat, Mr. Pethick-Lawrence, Sir Assheton Pownall, Sir Eugene Ramsden, Mr....

    • Adjournment.

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

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