Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Do the Cabinet intend to consider the report when it is received?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 73. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the British Ambassador has sought the assistance of the Soviet Government in recovering the silver plate that was taken from the British Embassy when it was attacked; and whether compensation for the properties of the British Embassy are part of the present claims against the Soviet Government?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Can the hon. Gentleman say who were the holders of this stolen property during the last 12 years?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 74. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the maximum sum that can be sent out of Soviet Russia without permission of the Government?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 64. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer in view of the fact that the Russian Trade Delegation is over here to conduct trade operations and three of its members and their quarters in Bush House have diplomatic immunity, whether their trading operations are exempted from Income Tax either through diplomatic immunity or by special agreement?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Is the hon. Gentleman aware of the close connection between the Russian trade delegation and Arcos carrying on trade operations? They are as close as husband and wife.
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: With your permission Mr. Speaker and with the leave of the House, I desire to make a short personal explanation. In the official Communist journal published in Moscow, in connection with some comments on the anti-Soviet campaign in Finland which arose in connection with the persecution of Ingrians by the Soviet Government the "Pravda" makes the following statement: One of the inspirers of...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the orders are going down?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 71. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what has been the rise in the percentage of the Empire supply of tobacco to this country since a preference was granted in 1928 over what was sent from the Empire the year before?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 84. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether the Empire Marketing Board have an absolutely free hand to draw attention to the conditions under which goods are produced in certain foreign countries as compared with home and Empire production, with the view of promoting the Empire and home trades?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 85. asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department when, if the export credits were withdrawn from Russia at this moment, the liabilities of the country would fall below £100,000 or some approximate amount?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Has the right hon. Gentleman made any comparisons between the price at which the Soviet soap is sold here and the price in Russia?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Does not a great deal go in in parts, apart from what is mentioned in those statistics?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: The hon. and gallant Member for North-East Bethnal Green (Major Nathan) has opened up a very fascinating discussion, and if I had not risen for one definite purpose I should like to have followed him but I will deal with two points he made. He spoke of the alarm felt about the position of this country not being fully justified because our exports had increased in volume since 1924, but I...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: I am only quoting a policy for the exclusion of imports produced under certain conditions. If I may finish the quotation, you will see my point.
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: I understand that. If it is the declared policy to keep out sweated goods, we want information from Russia as to whether we have not got sweated goods from there, or something worse than sweated goods. It is up to the hon. Member's Department to tell us in their reports whether the conditions of labour in that country call for such a policy. Stalin has said in regard to the industrial crisis...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 12. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the terms of the order issued by the Soviet Russian authorities prohibiting all Soviet import organisations and trade delegations from buying goods originating in Canada or shipping goods by Canadian ships?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: May I ask whether these negotiations take into consideration the large number of warships which are being built in Italy for foreign countries?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 22. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what has been the total expenditure on new construction for Japan and the British Empire respectively, for the period 1921–31, using sums voted for years where the actual expenditure it not yet known?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 7. asked the Secretary for Mines, in view of the closing down of the Richmond low-temperature carbonisation plant, whether the experiment is completed; and whether he can now make a statement of the Government's intentions in regard to this and other processes and their relations to the coal industry?