Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 59. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the name of the president and the ranks of the remaining officers constituting the court-martial on Admiral Troubridge for the escape of the "Goeben" in 1914?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: As I have already given notice, I will draw attention to the question, of the escape of the "Goeben" and the failure to publish the proceedings of the court-martial on the Adjournment this evening.
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: From time to time hon. Members of this House during the last four years have endeavoured to get information from the Admiralty as to the escape of the "Goeben." We have endeavoured to get the proceedings of the court-martial on Admiral Troubridge. We have failed. I draw a sharp distinction between the position when we were at war and the position since the Armistice. While we were at war the...
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Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 27. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will state what were the maximum and minimum numbers of officers under training, exclusive of holidays, at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, in 1913?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 28. asked what is the area of ground and the area occupied by buildings in what is comprised by Greenwich Hospital; what is the extent of the river frontage; what is the annual payment made by the Admiralty to the funds of Greenwich Hospital for the use made of it as the Royal Naval College?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Have the Board considered getting rid of this white elephant, and handing it over to the Imperial War Museum, or has there been any discussion with the First Commissioner of Works on that point?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the matter?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 1. asked the Secretary of State for India whether there is considerable need for improvement in the economical administration of the railways in India and in East Africa; whether a transport board will be set up in India on the lines now proposed in the United Kingdom; and whether he will secure close co-ordination with the new Ministry of Transport, if set up, with a view to avoiding...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 2. asked whether there is reason to believe that the low standard of efficiency of Indian railway administration has an important bearing on the famine problem which, on a small scale, is again confronting certain parts of India; and whether he will have the problem of setting up an efficient transport board gone into immediately with the view of assisting private enterprise to the greatest...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Will the right hon. Gentleman represent to the Secretary of State for India that he should inquire by a few test cases, such as the relative weight of the wagons and the goods carried on these railways as compared with the English and American railways?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: I have been asking this question for four years, and I beg to give notice that I will call attention to it on the Motion for the Adjournment for the Easter holidays.
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: I agree so emphatically with the last speaker that I ventured to put down an Instruction on the Paper to bring the Bill within the scope of its Title and Preamble. I am aware that an Instruction is an innocent which is always doomed to death from infancy, but I thought it a good thing to deposit on Labour's doorstep as a hint of how to carry out the principle and title of the Bill. The title...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: May I be allowed to make the Instruction optional—to the effect that it shall be in the power of the Committee, etc.?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Will my hon. Friend facilitate the sending over of spare parts, as there are a great many taxi's in this country waiting for spare parts?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 30. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether a special tax is still being levied on British shipping in the ports of the United States of America in retaliation for the light dues?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 46. asked the Prime Minister if he will state what Departments deal with oil fuel supply; whether he is aware that the Cunard Company contemplate converting their ships to oil-burning vessels, and that there is a strong probability of the gradual conversion of the Mercantile Marine to oil-burning vessels; and whether, in view of the scarcity during the War, an opportunity will arise for a...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Will the right hon. Gentleman state what Department is responsible for Messrs. Pearson's boring operations?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 65. asked the-First Lord of the Admiralty whether he-will now make the promised statement in regard to the publication of the dispatches concerning the escape of the "Goeben," the bombardments of the Dardanelles forts, and the publication of the proceedings of the Troubridge court-martial?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: If I put down a question for Wednesday of next week may I hope for a decision? I have put down a question several times since the beginning of the Session.