House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 10 September 1941

  • Preamble

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair.]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Abyssinia.

    • Italian Non-Combatants.

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether steps have yet been taken to deport the Italians, whom we are maintaining in Ethiopia, if only to Egypt, where their co-nationals can...

    • Land and Mineral Concessions.

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War whether concessions of land and minerals in Ethiopia to foreigners can be prevented pending the restoration of that country's independence; and whether such...

      Vichy France (British Diplomatic Relations).

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will consider the advisability of now breaking off diplomatic relations with Vichy France and according full recognition to General de...

      Iran (Axis Legations).

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the German Legation in Iran has been closed?

      Poland and Czechoslovakia.

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can inform the House of the progress being made in the negotiations between representatives of Poland and Czechoslovakia; and whether...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force.

    • Personnel (Utilisation of Skill).

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is satisfied that all steps are taken to review the civil and educational experience and qualifications of men, after joining the Royal Air Force,...

    • Abandoned Aircraft (Inquiries).

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Air whether it is the rule or custom to hold an)' inquiry into cases where pilot or crew abandon an aeroplane in the air, either by reason that it is no longer...

      Aerodromes (Construction Costs).

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Air whether any aerodromes and, if so, how many, have been constructed for less than 25 per cent. increase over the original estimate?

      Laundries.

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the rapid expansion of the Royal Air Force and the permanent nature of their stations, he will consider, in order to alleviate the growing...

      Russia (Assistance)

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he proposes to send fighter planes to Soviet Russia with their pilots; and whether the necessary Royal Air Force personnel will also be sent to the...

      Atlantic Aircraft Service (Accidents).

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will make a statement with regard to the two fatal crashes of Atlantic aircraft, resulting in the loss of 44 lives?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.

    • Cyprus (Ship Naming).

      2 speeches

      asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the patriotic contribution of Cypriots to the war effort of the British Empire, he will consent to name a cruiser of the "Fiji" class, or...

    • Contracts.

      2 speeches

      asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any recent contracts have been placed on a cost-plus-percentage basis; and whether he can give an assurance that all future contracts will be made...

      Jamaica (MR. W. a. Domingo).

      9 speeches

      Mr. David Adams: asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Mr. W. A. Domingo, arrested and interned at Kingston, Jamaica, upon arrival of the American vessel "Veragua," has yet...

      Palestine (Agricultural Labour),

      4 speeches

      Mr. David Adams: asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the continued serious shortage of labour in the Jewish mixed farming settlements in Palestine, due to...

      Bermuda (Governorship).

      4 speeches

      asked the Cinder-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has considered the resolution passed by the assembly in Bermuda deprecating the proposed change in the Governorship of the Colony,...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — War Transport.

    • Railway Wagons (Siding Accommodation).

      6 speeches

      Mr. David Adams: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he is aware of the difficulties experienced by the railway companies in finding adequate siding...

    • Passenger Trains (August Holiday Period).

      4 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he is now able to state the number of additional passenger trains run during the August Bank Holiday weekend; and the...

      Railway Agreement.

      2 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he will publish the full terms of the agreement recently entered into between His Majesty's Government and the railway...

      Merchant Navy Comforts Service.

      6 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport the amount received by the honorary treasurer of the Merchant Navy Comforts Service by way of voluntary subscription up to 30th...

      Malaya (Air-Mail).

      2 speeches

      asked the Postmaster-General whether the air-mail to Malaya has been suspended; and, if so, why is it that letters are still accepted with air-mail surcharge when they are forwarded by ordinary...

      Privare Hoses (Sub-Letting).

      5 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General whether he will consider issuing an order to provide that, in the case where an agreement of tenancy exists between landlord and tenant in respect of a private...

      House of Commons (Refreshment Department).

      12 speeches

      asked the hon. Member for Dulwich, as chairman of the Kitchen Committee why his Committee have refused to make any payment to the temporary members of the staff during the Recess at a time and...

      French North Africa (Oil Shipments).

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Economic Warfare whether he is prepared to refuse any facilities for further shipments of any kind of oil to French North Africa until existing stocks of all kinds of oils...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.

    • Anglo-Japanese Trade.

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Economic Warfare whether, in view of public anxiety, he can make any statement on the trade-barter agreement with Japan; and why it is regarded by His Majesty's Government...

    • Lease-Lend Act.

      7 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade, to what extent it is the policy of His Majesty's Government to reduce exports from this country to States other than the United States of America, in...

      Tinplate Industry (Redundant Premises).

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has considered the report of the Essendon Committee on the question of redundancy in the tinplate industry; what their recommendations are;...

      British Prisoners of War.

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is satisfied that British prisoners of war in Germany are receiving food and attention equivalent to what the German prisoners receive in this...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.

    • Free Travelling Warrants.

      8 speeches

      asked the Secre tary of State for War whether it is now considered possible to extend the principle of giving free travelling warrants to officers and men stationed in this country going home on...

    • Mobile Laundries.

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the increasing pressure on civil laundries and the necessity for the Army being self reliant in the field, he will consider the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply.

    • Steel Industry (Contracts, Break Clause).

      2 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply when he expects to complete his negotiations with the steelmakers to give munition makers a break clause in their contract, which has...

    • Salvage Collection.

      7 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply whether he is satisfied with the recent reports made to him concerning the collection of salvage by local authorities?

      Forms and Statistics.

      5 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply the extent to which a reduction in the amount of forms and statistics required by his Department can be expected?

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies.

    • Icelandic Fish.

      6 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether the recent Icelandic fish purchase is of fresh fish; and, if not, what proportion, approximately, is preserved and how is it...

    • Railwaymen (Rations).

      2 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what arrangements have been made for extra food rations to meet the circum stances of railwaymen working on a double homo turn of duty...

      Eggs.

      11 speeches

      asked the Parlia mentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what amount of compensation has been claimed from his Department since the commencement of the egg-rationing scheme, in respect of eggs...

      Subsidies.

      2 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, for purposes of comparison, he will state the cost-of-living index figure two years after the start of the 1914–18war,and...

      Small Traders, Leicester.

      10 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food the number of small shopkeepers in the city of Leicester from whom licences to trade with registered customers have been withdrawn and...

      Meat (Manual Workers).

      4 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food how soon he expects to realise his hope of increasing the meat ration of miners and industrial workers; whether agricultural workers will...

      Ration Books.

      6 speeches

      Miss Ward: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether any persons who are responsible for running households and doing the household shopping were consulted before the...

      Wholemeal Bread.

      4 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food how much of the germ the millers are required to leave in the flour for wholemeal bread in order to achieve the desired objective?

  • BUSINESS Of THE HOUSE (PRIVATE BUSINESS).

    Ordered, That any Private Business set down for consideration this day by direction of the Chairman of Ways and Means shall be taken at the conclusion of Government Business if such Business is...

  • Secret Session.

    1 speech

    I propose to ask the House to go into Secret Session for a short time in order that I may propose a Motion in regard to our Sittings. I spy Strangers.

  • Privileges.

    5 speeches

    Ordered, That the Report [11th June] of the Committee of Privileges be now considered."—[Mr. Attlee.]

  • Sunday Entertainments Act, 1932.

    Resolved, That the Order made by the Secretary of State for the Home Department under the Sunday Entertainments Act, 1932, extending section one of the Act to the County Borough of...

  • Private Business.

    92 speeches

    GRAMPIAN ELECTRICITY SUPPLY ORDER CONFIRMATION BILL (By Order).

  • United States and the War.

    3 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House do now adjourn."— (Major Dugdale.)

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