House of Commons debates

Monday, 4 April 1938

  • Preamble

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

  • Private Business.

    Bangor Corporation (King's Consent signified),

  • Oral Answers to Questions — India.

    • Finance Bill.

      2 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he has any information to give the House concerning the rejection of the Finance Bill in the Legislative Assembly?

    • Federation.

      4 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he has considered a resolution passed by the North-West Frontier Province Assembly and forwarded by the Government of India declaring that the...

      Spain.

      96 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the establishment of an Italian air base at Palma, Majorca, and of a German air base at Pollensa, Majorca; and whether he will draw the attention...

      Czechoslovakia.

      4 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether the degree of autonomy promised by Article 2 of the St. Germain treaty to Ruthenia is being carried out?

      Austria (Expelled British Journalists).

      5 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister the reasons for which Mr. G. E. R. Gedye has been expelled from Germany; and whether any representations are being made in consequence to the German Government?

      European Refugees.

      4 speeches

      Mr. Harvey: asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the increasing urgency of the problem of refugees, the Government will use its influence to secure the continuance of the Nansen office...

      Great Britain and Italy.

      3 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether he intends to continue his discussions with the Italian Government in view of Signor Mussolini's speech in Rome on 30th March?

      Belgium (European Press Agency, Limited).

      5 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether the Belgian Government have made any representations to His Majesty's Government concerning the allegations made in the Belgian Parliament to the effect that...

      Great Britain and Germany.

      6 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether he will publish a White Paper, similar to Command Paper 5143 laid before Parliament on 7th April, 1936, showing the course of diplomatic discussions between this...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.

    • Foot-and-Mouth Disease.

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the British Isles are now free from foot-and-mouth disease; and what has been the cost to the country of the recent outbreak?

    • Beet Sugar Industry (Subsidy).

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture the total amount of subsidy paid to the sugar-beet industry since the inception of the subsidy, and the total value of the sugar produced during that period?

      Food Production.

      6 speeches

      Mr. De la Bère: asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps the Government are taking to safeguard the production of home-grown food, in view of the retirement of agricultural labourers...

      Statistics.

      2 speeches

      (for Mr. Price) asked the Minister of Agriculture the value of the gross output of agricultural produce in this country and the imported feeding stuffs and fertilisers, respectively, in 1937, and...

      Zoological Gardens.

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, when considering the annual tenancy agreement held by the Zoological Society of London from the Commissioners of Crown Lands on the land in Regent's...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence.

    • Steel Supplies.

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence whether he is satisfied that the Service Departments have now obtained sufficient supplies of steel products, particularly of the lighter...

    • Food (Defence Plans) Department.

      2 speeches

      Mr. De la Bère: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can now make some statement of the progress made by the Food Defence Plans Department?

      Air Strength.

      3 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether his attention has been drawn to Herr Hitler's February Reichstag speech, in which he said that the National Socialist flying corps in his...

      Coal Industry (Selling Schemes).

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary for Mines whether representative bodies of consumers of coal will be consulted by the executive boards and by the Ministry with regard to the drafting of amendments to schemes...

      Air-Raid Precautions.

      15 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what steps His Majesty's Government proposes to take in order to obviate any increase in the assessable value of premises to rates by reason of expenditure, whether...

      Distress for Rent.

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he is in a position to announce the membership of the committee, under the chairmanship of His Honour Judge Lilley, which will consider the law relating to...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.

    • Cyclists (Rear Lights).

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the great increase in motor traffic on the roads since the passing of the Road Transport Lighting Act, 1927, he will consider introducing...

  • Inland Waterways.

    2 speeches

    asked the Minister of Transport the total tonnage and value of goods carried on the internal waterways of this country in each of the last three years?

  • Broadcasting (News).

    2 speeches

    (forMr. Bellenger) asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to a statement by counsel and the Lord Chief Justice in the action Williams versus Brady and others regarding...

  • Prevention of Road Accidents.

    So much of the Lords Message [31st March] as requests the attendance of Lieut.-Colonel John Theodore Cuthbert Moore-Brabazon, M.C., considered:

  • Foreign Policy.

    129 speeches

    3.39 P.m.

  • Adjournment.

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

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Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

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