House of Commons debates

Monday, 20 June 1938

  • Preamble

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

  • Private Business.

    2 speeches

    Gateshead Corporation Bill [Lords] (King's Consent signified),

  • Oral Answers to Questions — India.

    • Army and Air Force (Indianisation).

      5 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the number and percentage of non-commissioned and commissioned Indian officers now serving in His Majesty's Army and in the Air Force in India; how...

    • Military Expenditure.

      5 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the total amount of revenue secured by the Government of India in 1937, and the proportion of this devoted to military purposes; and whether he is...

      Brazilian Loans (Default).

      4 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether he has now any statement to make on the failure of the Brazilian Government to meet their obligations; and what further action have His Majesty's Government taken...

      Spain.

      62 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister what reports His Majesty's Government have now received concerning the nationality of the aircraft which recently sank the British steamships "Thorpehall," Greatend" and...

      China and Japan.

      20 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether he has considered the recent proceedings of the Opium Board at Geneva; and whether he proposes to make any representations to the Japanese Government concerning...

      Poland (Ukrainian Organisations).

      2 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether he will ask His Majesty's Minister at Warsaw for information about the suppression of Ukrainian organisations in Poland, in particular the union of Ukrainian...

      Anglo-Italian Agreement.

      18 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether he can give an assurance that, in connection with the Anglo-Italian negotiations, the British Government will not contemplate the authorisation of any form of...

      Czechoslovakia.

      5 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the prejudicial effect that external propaganda will have on the conclusion of a satisfactory agreement between the Czechoslovakian Government and the...

      Territorial Waters (Definition).

      8 speeches

      Vice-Admiral Taylor: asked the Prime Minister what is the Government's considered view with regard to the status of territorial waters; and what steps he is taking to get other Powers to agree...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.

    • Feeding Stuffs (Prices).

      6 speeches

      Mr. De la Bère: asked the Minister of Agriculture (1), what steps the Government are taking to protect the poultry farmers against a rise in the price of feeding-stuffs, since a further...

    • Owls.

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the recent decision of his Department that the little owl, together with all other British owls, are beneficent rather than harmful to...

      Wheat Acreage.

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture the estimated acreage area of wheat reported by the Ministry's crop reporters as planted for this present year?

      Eggs.

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture the net weighted average prices that producers received per dozen for national-mark eggs and eggs at country markets during 1937?

      Poultry Industry.

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the poultry department of the Ministry's laboratory at Weybridge is self-supporting; and whether its financial position in this respect is able to...

      Milk.

      3 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the results of the experiments, carried out under the auspices of his Department, of feeding calves on pasteurised milk, as compared with raw milk, show...

      Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Vaccine Experiments).

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is conferring with the Danish Government as to the results of the foot-and-mouth vaccine experiments at Reims Island; and whether His Majesty's...

      Rejected Bulls.

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the hardship inflicted on the farmer who has a bull which is rejected as unsuitable for being licensed for stock purposes, in that the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office.

    • Postmen, Eastbourne (Weekly Half-Holiday).

      8 speeches

      asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the East-bourne Town Council decided to recommend that the postmen in their area should be given a weekly half-holiday; that the postmaster,...

    • Proposed New Office, Stoke-on-Trent.

      2 speeches

      asked the Postmaster-General whether the site has now been selected for the Stoke-on-Trent new central post office; if so, where is the site; when is it intended to start building; and when is...

      Rural Offices, Lewis.

      4 speeches

      asked the Postmaster-General whether he will give favourable consideration to the request of the Lewis District Council at its meeting in January last that all rural post offices in the island...

      Telegraphic and Telephonic Facilities, Outer Hebrides.

      10 speeches

      asked the Postmaster-General what progress has been made with the installation of wireless telegraphy and the telephony system in the Outer Hebrides; and when it is to be in full operation?

      Telephone Bells.

      7 speeches

      asked the Postmaster-General whether he will arrange to supply domestic and other telephone subscribers, when requested, with an alternative, more euphonious, type of bell, or with lights, soft...

      Royal Parks (Sports and Recreation Facilities).

      4 speeches

      asked the First Commissioner of Works what steps are being taken by his Department to provide additional facilities and encouragement to the public for recreation in the parks under his control...

      Insurance Rates.

      5 speeches

      Mr. De la Bère: asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the setting up of a Royal Commission to inquire as to whether the present rates for life and other insurance charged by...

      Tax Inspector's Staff, Chorley (Rehousing).

      2 speeches

      asked the First Commissioner of Works whether any further progress has been made with the rehousing of the staff of His Majesty's inspector of taxes, 10, Park Road, Chorley, Lancashire; whether...

      Coastal Preservation.

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether any instructions are issued to local authorities carrying out planning schemes in connection with coastal preservation that in all cases provision must be...

      Skilled Labourers, Rosyth (Wages).

      6 speeches

      asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that splicers at the boom depot training school, Rosyth, are doing riggers work and training riggers for the new boom boats, while they...

      Solicitors' Accounts.

      4 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General whether, in view of the fact that the Solicitors Accounts Rules have failed to prevent fraudulent conversion by solicitors, as disclosed by 23 convictions in the...

      Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1934.

      4 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General whether he is aware of the serious difficulties which are frequently arising in the courts in relation to claims on behalf of the estates of deceased persons on the...

      United Kingdom and Eire (Agreements).

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether his attention has been called to a public statement made by Mr. Sean O'Kelly, the Vice-President and Minister for Local Government of the...

      Army Reservists.

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that many ex-service men who had completed their colour service still feel that they were wronged by the economy cuts of 1933, and that...

      Private Hire Cars.

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware of the anxiety felt by the London cab trade caused by the large number of motor cars now taking passengers in London which...

      Prison Service.

      8 speeches

      asked the Home Secretary the number of hours of duty and rates of pay of unestablished classes of officers, men and women, who are employed in the prison service; and whether, in view of the...

      Street Meetings, Bethnal Green.

      7 speeches

      asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the disturbance in Bethnal Green on Wednesday evening, 15th June; and whether he is aware that a procession of 150 persons was...

      Oil Duties (Power Alcohol).

      2 speeches

      asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the subsidy of 8¾d. per gallon paid to the manufacturers of power alcohol for special reasons, which no longer hold good, considering...

      Royal Navy (Marriage Allowance).

      4 speeches

      asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the fact that there are men serving in the Royal Navy who have married under the age of 25 years and accordingly are not entitled...

      Unemployment (Assistance, Tyneside).

      5 speeches

      Miss Ward (by Private Notice): asked the Minister of Labour whether, pending a general satisfactory settlement, and in the absence of a ruling from the umpire as to the position of unemployed...

  • Business of the House.

    6 speeches

    May I ask the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury whether he has any statement to make in regard to Friday's business?

  • Bills Presented.

  • Orders of the Day — Supply.

    [12TH ALLOTTED DAY.]

  • Civil Estimates, 1938.

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