House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 25 May 1937

  • Preamble

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

  • New Writ.

    For the County of Bucks (Buckingham Division), in the room of Captain Sir George Edward Wentworth Bowyer, Baronet, M.C. (called up to the House of Peers).—[Captain Margesson.]

  • Private Business.

    Private Bills [Lords] (Standing Orders not previously inquired into complied with),—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.

    • Pneumatic Picks.

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary for Mines the number of pneumatic picks that were in use for getting coal in the mines of Great Britain for the 12 months ended to the last convenient date, and the amount of...

    • Welsh Exports.

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary for Mines whether he can make any statement as to the prospects of the Welsh anthracite trade with the Dominion of Canada during this summer; and whether advantage will be...

      Southern Rhodesia.

      4 speeches

      Mr. Creech Jones: asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he has been in communication with the Southern Rhodesian Government on the subject of the powers of reservation in...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.

    • Iron and Steel Industry.

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what action was taken on the report of the Board of Trade Committee on the iron and steel industry that advised the formation of a syndicate for the...

    • Tramp Shipping Subsidy.

      2 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any part of the £2,000,000 set aside for assistance to tramp shipping in the current year has been expended?

      Most-Favoured-Nation Clause.

      2 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, despite the terms of the most-favourednation clause in our commercial agreements, His Majesty's Government regard themselves as free to impose...

      Germany.

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, despite the terms of Article ro of the trade agreement with Germany and of the protocol thereto, His Majesty's Government regard themselves as...

      Lancashire.

      5 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is yet able to announce the steps that are to be taken to assist Lancashire arising out of the visit of the deputation he received some weeks ago?

      Film Industry.

      3 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether and when he proposes to introduce legislation to amend the Cinematograph Films Act, 1927?

      Fixed Trusts.

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is now in a position to introduce legislation to give effect to the recommendations of the Departmental Committee on Fixed Trusts?

      War Risks Insurance.

      2 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will indicate the terms of the reply given by the Parliamentary Secretary to the recent deputaticn from the National Federation of Property...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.

    • Married Quarters.

      3 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War the number of married families of soldiers on the married quarters roll in the British Isles who are at present waiting to be allotted larger housing...

    • Invalided Officers.

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War the number of officers invalided out of the Army as a result of accident or sickness during their first 10 years of service in the years 1933, 1934 and 1935,...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.

    • Housing.

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the total number of houses completed in Scotland with State assistance from 1919 till 31st March,: 1937, or the last available date; and the total amount...

    • Tuberculous, Cripple and Orthopaedic Cases.

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the annual cost for the treatment of tuberculous, crippled and orthopaedic cases?

      Economic Advisory Committee.

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what questions he or his predecessor have referred to the Scottish Economic Advisory Committee for consideration; whether the committee have reached any...

      Poor Persons' Representation Committee.

      2 speeches

      asked the Lord Advocate whether he has considered the Report of the Poor Persons' Representation (Scotland) Committee; and whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to give effect...

      Kincardine-on-Forth Bridge.

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport the average number of vehicles per 24-hour day passing over the Kincardine-on-Forth road-bridge during March and April?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.

    • Poultry Industry.

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can now announce his intention to take some steps to assist poultry farmers forthwith, seeing that there must be some delay before the new trade...

    • Milk Marketing Scheme.

      4 speeches

      Mr. De Ia Bère: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is now in a position to state what reductions in the levies imposed on the producer-retailers of milk are to be made?

      Feeding-Stuffs.

      3 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is now in a position to state what steps he is taking to assist farmers to increase their homegrown fodder supply, in order that they may be less...

      Factories Bill.

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the complexity of the Factories Bill, he will issue from his Department, when the Bill becomes law, a Factory Code as a...

      Staff Conversations.

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it is proposed to hold further staff conversations between the representatives of Great Britain and France, in view of the altered...

      Hospital Treatment (Staffordshire).

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health the present position with regard to the Staffordshire County Council scheme for dealing with invalids and old persons which came into operation on 1st April in...

      Unemployment.

      3 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether, with the object of reducing unemployment in Great Britain, it is intended that any of the Ministers of His Majesty's Government will undertake a mission during...

      Income Tax (Schedule a Assessments).

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of properties in the borough of Finchley in which the valuation for Schedule A purposes is higher than the assessment for rating purposes?

      Industrial Production.

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government are investigating any long-term plans to avoid unemployment and disorganisation consequent upon the future discontinuance of activity...

      Oil Pollution, Oxwich Bay.

      2 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the severe oil pollution in Oxwich Bay, on the Gower coast, this week; whether any steps have been or are being...

  • Business of the House.

    4 speeches

    May I ask the Patronage Secretary what business it is proposed to take on Thursday and Friday?

  • Orders of the Day — Supply.

    [6TH ALLOTTED DAY.]

  • Orders of the Day — Civil Estimates, 1937.

    • Class Vi.

    • Board of Trade.

      114 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That a SUM, not exceeding £205,532, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the charge which will come in course of payment...

  • Message from the Lords.

    1 speech

    That they have agreed to,—

  • Civil List Bill,

    "to make provision for the honour and dignity of the Crown and the Royal Family, and for the payment of certain salaries, allowances and pensions; to enable His Majesty to assent to arrangements...

  • Exportation of Horses Bill.

    7 speeches

    As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered; to be read the Third time To-morrow.

  • Adjournment.

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

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