House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 6 July 1937

  • Preamble

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.

    • Milk Marketing Board.

      2 speeches

      The following Question stood upon the Order Paper in the of Mr. MACQUISTEN:

    • Burials, Glasgow (Public Assistance).

      4 speeches

      Mr. J. J. Davidson: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total number of persons buried as paupers at part or full expense of the Glasgow Public Assistance Committee for the...

      Births (Statistics).

      3 speeches

      Mr. Davidson: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the total number of births in Scotland for the years 1933 and 1936, respectively?

      Free Meals (School Children, Glasgow).

      6 speeches

      Mr. Davidson: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of school children in the Kelvingrove division of Glasgow receiving free meals as necessitous cases?

      Rating System.

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has considered the representations made by the Scottish Rating Reform Association regarding the dissatisfaction in Scotland anent the...

      Poultry Industry.

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made with the consideration of remedies for the plight of Scottish poultry farmers; and when an announcement of Government policy...

      Land Settlement.

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is taking any steps to re-start land settlement with fixity of tenure and fair rents; and whether he has any policy for utilising the...

      Footpaths (Outer Hebrides).

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will bring pressure to hear upon the county councils of Inverness and Rose and Cromarty to bring into good repair footpaths used by children...

      Herring Landings, Lerwick.

      9 speeches

      (by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that on 2nd July some 13½ million herring were landed at Lerwick; whether as a result of this glut of supply...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.

    • Pithead Baths.

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary for Mines whether he has considered the resolution passed at the National Conference of Scottish Mineworkers which proposed the restoration of the penny levy for welfare...

    • Workmen's Inspectors.

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary for Mines how many inspections have been made in Fife by workmen's inspectors during 1936 and during the present year to the latest available date?

      Oil Prospecting.

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary for Mines what is the number of test-drillings taken for oil production in this country during the past two years; will he make a statement as to whether any oil has been...

      Inspectorate (Increase).

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary for Mines whether he has completed his examination of the case for appointing additional inspectors; and whether he has any statement to make?

      Foreign Exports.

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary for Mines the amount of financial assistance per ton, in terms of sterling, by coal exporting countries in Europe on coal exported from those countries?

      Young Wage-Earners (Yorkshire).

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary for Mines the number of miners employed in Yorkshire below the age of 16 and between the ages of 16 and 18 for the last three years, respectively?

      Export Trade.

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware that the devaluation of the franc is having an adverse effect upon our export trade in coal with France; and what steps he is taking to...

      Miners (Pensions).

      3 speeches

      asked the Secretary for Mines whether any steps are being taken to compensate aged miners for their arduous service by the establishment of retiring pensions which will make it unnecessary to...

      Harworth Colliery.

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary for Mines the total number of workmen employed at the Harworth Colliery, Notts, on 28th May, 1937, and the present figures?

      Stone-Dusting Regulations.

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary for Mines whether he proposes to amend the regulations relating to stone-dusting in mines consequent upon the disturbing comments made on the present stone-dusting regulations...

      British Empire Citizenship.

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (1) whether any discussions took place at the time of the Imperial Conference regarding the definition of Commonwealth citizenship; (2) whether...

      Newfoundland.

      7 speeches

      Mr. Creech Jones: asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he is able now to announce the proposals of the long-term programme for the economic and social reconstruction of...

      Oversea Settlement Board

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs how many further meetings of the Oversea Settlement Board have been held since the 14 meetings reported in Cmd. 5314, of November, 1936; what...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.

    • Iron and Steel Supplies.

      25 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that users of steel are hard hit owing to the inability of English rolling-mills to supply requirements and that considerable orders...

    • United States.

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the British Embassy staff at Washington is at present solely responsible for negotiations with the United States regarding a trade agreement or...

      Iron Ore, Spain.

      12 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of tons of iron ore exported from Bilbao to Great Britain for the years 1934, 1935, and 1936, respectively, and for each of the first six...

      Herring Industry.

      2 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will take steps to establish long-term trade agreements with other nations, with a view to securing guaranteed markets for the British herring...

      Film Industry.

      5 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received the observations from the various sections of the film trade on the suggestions that he put before them on 11th June last; and...

      Cotton Industry.

      5 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Operative Cotton Spinners Association had difficulties for a considerable time with Messrs. Murgatroyd, Limited, Laurel...

      Tea Restriction Scheme.

      3 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the great increase in the price of tea and the reduction in the London stock, he is considering further relaxation of the tea...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Mercantile Marine.

    • Health Conditions.

      6 speeches

      Mr. Creech Jones: asked the President of the Board of Trade what arrangements exist in his Department for the study and prevention of unhealthy conditions of the Mercantile Marine; whether any...

    • Thames Pilots.

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Corporation of Trinity House has recently made a by-law imposing new conditions for the qualification of Thames pilots;...

      Transferred Ships, Spain.

      5 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade how many British vessels and foreign vessels, respectively, have been transferred to Spanish ownership during the past 12 months; and how many of these...

      "queen Mary" Sister Ship (Insurance).

      5 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade particulars of any way in which the Government are at present responsible for any portion of the insurance carried under the agreement between his...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.

    • Vocational Training.

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will describe the method followed to keep the information continuously before soldiers that they can be trained at the Aldershot vocational centre...

    • Milk Supply (Fort Tregantle, Plymouth).

      3 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War whether the troops at Fort Tregantle, Plymouth, have issued to them fresh liquid or condensed milk.

      Guardsmen's Tunics (Damage).

      4 speeches

      Captain Arthur Evans: asked the Secretary of State for War whether his decision to compensate Guardsmen for damage to their tunics on Coronation Day also includes officers and non-commissioned...

      Marriage and Family Allowances.

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the representations made to him on behalf of the county councils of England and Wales by the Ministry of Health, he is now prepared to...

      Gas Warfare (Geneva Protocol).

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War particulars of any foreign countries who are parties to the Geneva protocol and who at present maintain poison-gas experimental stations and carry out...

      German Battleship "deutschland" (Casualties).

      3 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War whether any charge will be raised against the German Government in connection with the reception and medical treatment of casualties from the German...

      Afforestation.

      6 speeches

      asked the hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, what is the approximate total acreage of drainage areas belonging to water boards and hydro-electric...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment.

    • Lancashire (Site Company).

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether he is now in a position to make a statement as to the formation of a site company in Lancashire?

    • Team Valley Trading Estate.

      5 speeches

      Mr. W. Joseph Stewart: asked the Minister of Labour the nature of the industries that have been and are being started on the Team Valley Trading Estate, county Durham; and whether they are...

      Assistance (Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire).

      5 speeches

      Mr. Jenkins: asked the Minister of Labour the number of claims for unemployment assistance in Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire for each month during the present year?

      Miners, Yorkshire.

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the number of miners in Yorkshire who are registered at the Employment Exchanges as being unemployed; and how many of such are in the age groups 50–54,...

      Spain.

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the results of his inquiries respecting the alleged shipping of poison gas from Hamburg to Spain?

      New Member Sworn.

      Nevil Alexander Beechman, esquire, M.C., for the County of Cornwall (St. Ives Division).

      Message from the Lords.

      That they have agreed to,—

  • Orders of the Day — Supply.

    70 speeches

    [16TH ALLOTTED DAY.] Considered in Committee.

  • Orders of the Day — Supply.

    112 speeches

    Again considered in Committee.

    • Milk (Amendment) [Money],

      Resolution reported, That it is expedient—

    • Milk (Amendment) Bill,

      "to extend, with amendments, certain temporary provisions of the Milk Acts, 1934 and 1936, and otherwise to amend the said Acts"; presented accordingly, and read the First time; to be read a...

  • Orders of the Day — Old Age Pensions.

    4 speeches

    Motion made and Question proposed, "That this House do now adjourn."—[Major Sir George Davies.]

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