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House of Commons debates

Monday, 16 November 1936

  • Preamble

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

  • Private Business.

    Airdrie Burgh Extension, Etc., Order Confirmation Bill,

  • Oral Answers to Questions — India.

    • Political Literature.

      2 speeches

      Mr. GALLAGHER: asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that on 26th September police searched the offices of the All India Congress Committee in Allahabad and seized and...

    • Disturbances (Tear Gas Experiments).

      8 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he will furnish a report of the experiments made in the Punjab in the use of an irritant non-fatal gas for the control of rioting mobs; and...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Japan.

    • British Sailors' Treatment.

      3 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government have now received full satisfaction from the Japanese Government in respect of the incident in which three...

    • Foreign Travellers.

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will cause the appropriate consular authorities to warn British subjects proceeding to Manchukuo, or any territory on the Asiatic...

      Iraq.

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether arrangements will be made to terminate on our part the Treaty with Iraq so that that country may be returned to Turkey?

      Spain.

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the insurgent forces in Spain are liberally supplied with aeroplanes, tanks, and munitions from Italian sources, and that...

      Mexico (Cotton Plantations).

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the action of the Mexican Government in confiscating about 55,000 acres of British-owned cotton lands in...

      French Foreign Legion (British Subjects).

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs particulars of the number of cases in which His Majesty's Ambassador in Paris has approached the French authorities during the previous three...

      Danzig.

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the action of the Supreme Court of the State of Danzig in confirming the suppression of the trade unions;...

      Russia (British Embassy).

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make a statement to the the House as to the placing by the Soviet Government of additional guards round the British Embassy in...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.

    • Feeding Stuffs (Herring Meal).

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his Department has records of the results of the use of dried herring meal mixed with clover fodder as concentrated food for dairy herds, so far as the...

    • National Marx, Birmingham.

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that according to Marketing Leaflet No. 62, which contains a roll of retailers who regularly stock National Mark produce, the entry under...

      Wheat Act (Quota).

      7 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the anxiety about our wheat supply, he will recommend the extension of the 6,000,000 quarters of wheat on which full quota payment is paid...

      Bacon Factory, P Entre, Rhondda.

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that the Bacon Marketing Board has determined that the bacon sales quota for the Hutchings Bacon Curing Company, Pentre, Rhondda, has been...

      Milk Factories, Cornwall.

      2 speeches

      Mr. RATHBONE: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the erection by the Milk Marketing Board of factories in Cornwall will have a favourable or unfavourable effect on the regional pool...

      Milk Marketing Scheme.

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture whether in future he will consult representatives of the National Milk Producers' Association on questions relating to the milk marketing scheme?

      Fishing Industry (Net Meshes).

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture what progress has been made with the international negotiations to obtain regulation of the size of meshes of fishing nets?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Broadcasting.

    • West of England Programmes.

      2 speeches

      asked the Postmaster-General whether he has considered resolutions sent from Devon and Cornwall asking that the West of England broadcast programmes should be separated from those in Wales; and...

    • Talks (Foreign Stations).

      2 speeches

      asked the Postmaster-General the number of occasions during the last five years that instructions have been issued to blot out wireless talks that have been broadcast from foreign stations?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.

    • Investigation Branch.

      3 speeches

      asked the Postmaster General to what extent the staff of the Post Office investigation branch has been increased during the last 12 months; and whether any special provision has been made to...

    • Telephones (Staines, Shepperton and Hampton).

      2 speeches

      asked the Postmaster-General the number of hours worked in excess of the normal working week by the telephone engineers in the districts of Staines, Shepperton and Hampton during the years 1934,...

      Fighting Forces (Foreign Postage).

      2 speeches

      asked the Postmaster-General whether he will arrange to institute a special cheap flat rate for posting parcels to soldiers serving in Palestine, in view of the high rates now operating; and...

      Holyrood Park Parade Ground.

      2 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether some relaxation can now be made in the regulations prohibiting the use of...

      His Late Majesty King George V.

      6 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, when the tablet to commemorate the lying-in-state of His Late Majesty King George V...

      The Coronation (Procession, Seats).

      4 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, what will be the approximate amount of seating accommodation it will be possible for...

      House of Commons (Lighting).

      3 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health, as representing the First Commissioner of Works whether he will consider as to the external lighting of the stained glass leaded...

      Spanish Travellers (Medical Examination).

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether it was upon instructions given by him to the immigration officer at Dover that a party of 14 Spanish citizens, travelling from Barcelona and passing in...

      Isolation Hospitals (Cost of Treatment).

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that some local authorities attempt to recover from patients the cost of their treatment in isolation hospitals for infectious diseases; by what...

      National Health Insurance.

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether, in the proposed legislation in connection with the extension of voluntary insurance to black-coated workers, it is proposed to limit such insurance to...

      Local Government Officers (Superannuation).

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he can indicate the scope of the proposed Bill to deal with the superannuation of local government officers?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.

    • Exchanges (Recruiting).

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that secret instructions have been issued to the officers in control at Employment Exchanges forbidding them to suggest recruitment in the Army as...

    • Special Areas.

      18 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether the report made by the experts of the Ministry of Health, mentioned in paragraph 146 of the recent report of the Commissioner for the Special Areas, can be...

      Secretary of State for War.

      2 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the recent appointment of a Minister for the Coordination of Defence, he will now consider making arrangements to change the title of the Secretary of...

      Lord Hugh Cecil's Seat.

      3 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the senior Member for the University of Oxford (Lord Hugh Cecil) has accepted an appointment which is in practice...

      General Sir Hubert Gough.

      2 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the further representations which have been made to him expressing the desire of the Fifth Army Association that reparation should be made to General...

      Cinematograph Fund.

      5 speeches

      asked the Lord President of the Council whether the Cinematograph Fund, authorised by Section 2 of the Sunday Entertainments Act, 1932, has been set up; if so, how many licensing authorities pay...

      Elementary Schools (Physical Instruction).

      3 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Education what has been the nature of the reception of his circular with regard to the provision of free shoes and clothing for children taking part in...

      Industrial Museum.

      4 speeches

      asked the. Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will call the attention of all concerned to the Industrial Museum; arrange for the building to be open to suit the convenience of...

      Speed Limit (Police Methods).

      5 speeches

      asked the Home Secretary whether it is the practice of the police to test the accuracy of the speedometers of cars the drivers of which it is proposed to summon for exceeding the speed limit?

      Workmen's Compensation (Silicosis and Asbestosis).

      3 speeches

      asked the Home Secretary whether it is proposed to take steps to include silicosis and asbestosis in the industrial disease provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Acts?

      Approved Schools.

      2 speeches

      asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that congestion in remand homes for children and young persons continues, that long periods still elapse between committals to approved schools and...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Industrial Accidents.

    • Horseferry Road, Westminster.

      2 speeches

      asked the Home Secretary whether he can give the House any information in connection with the collapse of a concrete floor at Horseferry Road, Westminster; and whether the shoring supporting the...

    • Earl's Court.

      2 speeches

      asked the Home Secretary whether he has received a report from the factory inspector in connection with the accidents at Earl's Court; whether the shoring holding up the concrete floor was...

      League of Nations (Great Britain's Contribution).

      2 speeches

      Mr. HALL-CAINE asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what will be the approximate reduction in the annual contributions made by Great Britain to the League of Nations in view of the...

      Stationery Office (Birmingham).

      6 speeches

      asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will consider the opening in Birmingham of a branch of His Majesty's Stationery Office.

      Questions to Ministers.

      2 speeches

      The following Question stood upon the Order Paper in the name of Colonel WEDGWOOD:

      German Waterways (Treaty Denunciation).

      7 speeches

      (by private notice) asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any statement to make on the German Government's announcement regarding the International Regulations governing...

      Chairmen's Panel.

      THE CHAIRMAN OF WAYS AND MEANS reported from the Chairmen's Panel; That they have agreed to the following Resolutions, which they had directed him to report to he House: 1. That where, on two...

  • Orders of the Day — Public Order Bill.

    104 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Public Petitions.

    Ordered, That a Select Committee be appointed to whom shall be referred all Petitions presented to the House, with the exception of such as relate to Private Bills, and that such Committee do...

  • Medicine Stamp Duties.

    Ordered, That Mr. Haslam be discharged from the Committee on Medicine Stamp Duties and that Sir John Haslam be added to the Committee."—[Sir G. Penny.]

  • Publications and Debates.

    Ordered, That a Select Committee be appointed to assist Mr. Speaker in the arrangements for the Report of Debates and to inquire into the expenditure on Stationery and Printing for this House and...

    • Adjournment.

      Resolved, "That this House do now adjourn."—[Sir G. Penny.]

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