Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 21. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that Part IV, Statistics of Wages, of the White Paper, Russia, No. 1 (1931), issued on 28th January, gives wages and wage increases only at the official value of the rouble; and whether, to allow the figures to be better understood, he will give the actual value of the rouble at the present date and the value on 1st...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Is it not extremely misleading, in a White Paper issued by the Government, to give wages at the official rate of the rouble?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: In the event of the captain or the officers applying for a court-martial, I presume it will be granted?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Can the right hon. Gentleman point to a single trade that has benefited by the procedure during the 20 months of his office?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 13. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in order to enable the House to judge of the identity between the Government in Soviet Russia, the Political Bureau of the Communist Party, and the Executive Committee of the Third International in relation to propagandist activities, whether he will state what Members of the Government hold positions in the two latter bodies?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 27. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is now in a position to state whether the White Paper on labour conditions in Russia will include Circular 87 of the All-Union Commissariat of Labour of 4th March, 1930, for the raising of conscript labour gangs from collective farms for timber cutting, and the regulations of the Soviet Commissariat of Labour published in the official...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 36. asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department with reference to his answer on 18th March that he would consider the question of raising the issue of the conditions of labour in exports, such as are produced in the Soviet Russian timber trade, at the League of Nations, if he will state what decision has been arrived at?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Is the hon. Gentleman aware of any other nation that has raised this important question?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 28. asked the Home Secretary for what reason the two Spanish refugees were refused permission to land in this country
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Will the Home Office preserve the right of asylum for refugees in this country?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 37. asked the Home Secretary how many known cases of escaped prisoners from Soviet Russia there are in this country; and whether, in all cases during his term of office, escaped Russian prisoners have been permitted to remain or, if not, whether any have been deported to Russia?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Have questions about the Economic Advisory Council to be addressed to the Prime Minister?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 15. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will communicate with our Ambassador in Moscow as to including in the White Paper or a supplementary White Paper information as to the famine conditions in Soviet Russia?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Is the Prime Minister aware that his action may result in weeks and weeks of delay? It is easy to investigate the question in this country.
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 34. asked the Minister of Agriculture Whether in view of the fact that in November 40 per cent. of the wheat that came here was from Soviet Russia and some was sold down to 22s. a quarter, he will say what steps he is taking to counteract the effect on British agriculture of these sudden importations?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: When will the right hon. Gentleman be able to give the House the results of his consideration?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 35. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the decision of the Soviet Russian authorities to increase the exportable surplus of grain in 1931 from 10 per cent. to 25 per cent.; and what measures the Government intend to take to prevent dumping of this produce in the United Kingdom?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Why are re-exports included in the estimated balance of trade?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 43. asked the Prime Minister whether he proposes to give a day to debate the White Paper on labour conditions in Soviet Russia?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Can the Prime Minister give us any indication as to when the White Paper will appear, and also as to what the nature and scope of its contents are going to be, in order that the Opposition may make suggestions for the improvement of the White Paper?