Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 45. asked the Prime Minister, in view of the fact that the War has made comparisons of population for fixed periods, of time of little value, whether the Government, in order to arrive at important data as soon as possible, will make all arrangements for taking a census of the population in 1920 instead of 1921?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that I have had representations from every single paper mill in my Constituency quite contrary to the answer he has given?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 54. asked the Prime Minister whether he is now in a position to announce a decision as to the publication of the proceedings of the Troubridge court-martial, and the dispatches in regard to the escape of the "Goeben" and the bombardments of the forts in the Dardanelles?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 67. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that an Order in Council, dated 18th July, 1898, gave officers employed on boom defence a special rate of pay of 3s. per day; whether this Order was not cancelled until 24th October, 1916, when a new Order came into force; and whether he will now give orders that the 3s. per day shall be paid up to the date the Order was cancelled,...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Have they carried out the purport of the Order in Council? Have these men been paid what was granted by that Order?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 77. asked what was the percentage of deaths in the Mercantile Marine in the years 1912 and 1913 as compared with 1.27 per cent. and 1.74 per cent., respectively, among persons employed underground in the United Kingdom?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Will the right hon. Gentleman look into the case of twenty-two men from whom I have received a letter to-day, who have been in hospital with malaria, have had no leave, and have been sent out abroad again?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Can the right hon. Gentleman give any indication as to when the narrative will be completed?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Will it be at an early date?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 2. asked the Secretary for Foreign Affairs whether Denmark or any other country is still represented diplomatically in Russia?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 57. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the new Italian Finance Bill includes the taxation of bachelors; whether he has telegraphed for the proposals; and whether any similar taxation has yet been adopted in any country?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 50. asked the Prime Minister whether he has now received answers from the Departments concerned as to whether the dispatches concerning the escape of the "Goeben," the proceedings of the Troubridge court-martial, and the dispatches concerning the naval bombardments of the Dardanelles in March, 1915, can now be published?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 3. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has any information as. to the number of miners who were eligible to vote in the recent decision to strike and the number who voted for the strike; and whether the Board has at any time collected information as to the system of voting in this and other trades in order to see if the freedom of the men and women employed is safe guarded in a...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Will the Government consider this proposition: It is intimidating to men who have to vote in public when there is a large organised body of opinion in favour one way or the other?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Does the Government not recognise the unfairness of holding Courts of Inquiry on such matters, the Reports of which are never published?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Is it not the case you can hold courts-martial, and that there is no precedent against publishing what transpires there, whereas the Reports of Courts of Inquiry are never published. Is there not grave reason to think that Courts of Inquiry are not properly held?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: With regard to the Navy Estimate, as all the Votes are to go upstairs with the exception of Vote A, and as this Vote may be disposed of tonight, will some other opportunity of discussing naval questions be given?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Will there be another opportunity of discussing naval questions?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: I am glad that my right hon. Friend, speaking as a Labour Member, made these remarks at the concluding part of the speech dealing with the Freedom of the Seas, because they will enable other nations to understand that nearly all parties in this country are united in their determination to maintain the British interpretation of what constitutes the Freedom of the Seas. I would like as an old...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: I heard the right hon. Gentleman deal with detail, but I did not hear him deal with the question of the War Staff, although I am sure he has that in mind. The right hon. Gentleman made another reference which seemed to me likely to lead to erroneous thinking. He said it would be idle to expect our experts to lay down the lines of war policy now. A naval expert does not lay down policy. The...