Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Would it not be a simple proceeding for the right hon. Gentleman to send a letter to the Merchant Traders' Company and get the information, seeing that 600,000 doors are being imported by this company?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: As a matter of courtesy, they will give the information.
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: I have risen for the purpose of dealing with what may seem a relatively small point, but one which I regard as of some importance. I hope that although I may find the Financial Secretary to the Admiralty differing from me on this matter we shall at least avoid emulating the example of the hon. and gallant Member opposite in accusing each other of talking utter nonsense and so forth, that...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 79. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what deliveries of Russian timber there have been at the Royal dockyards in 1930–31, and how much of this timber has been condemned as not up to specification; and whether he will undertake that no more Russian timber will be used by the Royal Navy?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 22. asked the President of the Board of Trade how many British ships are being held up by the American embargo on timber and timber products from the northern camps of Soviet Russia; whether any British ships are now on their way with cargoes of Russian timber to American ports; and to what extent the question of demurrage is provided for?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Is the former Minister for Education going to make a personal explanation of the grounds for his resignation?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Was there not a new version published in 1923 by the Prime Minister, containing the words, "Confound their monkey tricks"?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Does the right hon. Gentleman mean merely that he has no official information? Has he no information other than official information, seeing that this treaty was made months ago?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether other nations are co-operating with us in preventing this slave traffic?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Has the right hon. Gentleman any information as to how many British correspondents there are in Russia? Is there more than one?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 5. asked the Minister of Labour whether the questionnaire sent to Governments on forced labour by the International Labour Conference was sent to Soviet Russia; and, if so, what answer was returned?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 14. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what is the greatest possible margin of variation whi6h might, within the ambit of the definition of standard displacement contained in the Washington Treaty, Chapter II, Part IV, arise from non-agreement of the signatories as to weight of crew, provisions, ammunition, and warlike equipment to be carried by a warship in the standard condition of...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 15. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that the product of the three dimensions of each of the 10,000-ton treaty cruisers built or building for the Italian Navy is considerably larger than that of any similar ship in other navies; whether the Board is satisfied that there is no case for inquiry among the cosignatories of the Washington Treaty into standard tonnage...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 18. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the other signatories to the London Naval Treaty have yet communicated to this country the standard displacement of their warships existing at the date of the treaty coming into force both in their then condition and in the condition resulting from reconstruction?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Could the right hon. Gentleman say whether these horses are subsidised by the War Office?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 35. asked the President of the Board of Trade in view of the fact that the Government of Soviet Russia as the sole trading organisation exercises the power of prohibiting imports in any particular trade, whether he will seek power by Order in Council to prohibit imports from Russia or to subject them to a licence system as in France; and whether any existing agreements stand in the way of the...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: How long would it take to denounce this Treaty?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 27. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will take steps to require of every ship unloading timber in this country a declaration from the captain that no forced labour or prison labour was used in the loading of the ship?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Why reject a simple means of acquiring information of what takes place under the captain's eyes in a matter in which the public are very much interested? Are we to be forced to suppose that the Government are in favour of forced labour?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 20. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why, in giving extracts from the criminal code in the White Paper, Russia (No. 1) 1931, Article 34, dealing with prison labour, is omitted; and whether he will give the terms of this article, in view of the number of persons affected and the anxiety about prison goods reaching this country?