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Sir Percy Newson

Former MP for Tamworth

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — India.: Police. 16 Jul 1923

    8. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that, at the recent ex-service competition for the Indian Police, out of the very large number of officers demobilised or retired since the Armistice only 10 were prepared to accept appointment to the police, and that one of these was palpably illiterate; and will he inquire into the reasons for such a shortage of suitable...
  • Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates, 1923–24.: India Office. 5 Jul 1923

    The main criticism in this Debate has been directed to the action of the Governor-General in certifying the Measure for the Salt Duty. As to this, details are to be found in Lord Reading's dispatch, a copy of which is embodied in the White Paper circulated before this Debate. The Noble Lord, the Under-Secretary of State, also dealt very fully with this matter in his speech. I do not propose...
  • Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates, 1923–24.: India Office. 5 Jul 1923

    I shall come to that later on. The effect of the enhancement of this tax is really trivial. There is no other word to be used in regard to it. It must be remembered that food rates fell by 20 per cent. from October to December 1922, while between January 1922 and January 1923 the retail prices of wheat fell by something like 60 per cent. or 70 per cent. in important districts in the North of...

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