Mr John Cartland: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that a number of firms in the Midlands are experiencing difficulty in obtaining adequate deliveries of steel; and what steps is he taking to remedy this?
Mr John Cartland: asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the storage capacity of granaries in Great Britain; if filled, for how long would it be possible to supply our grain requirements without imports; and how much grain is being stored in granaries at the present time?
Mr John Cartland: Is the right hen. Gentleman satisfied with the position, and, if not, will he make a survey of our requirements?
Mr John Cartland: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, before concluding any agreements, whether new or revised, with foreign countries, he will submit the proposed terms in full to Empire countries which may be affected in sufficient time for reasonable modifications to be made before such agreements are ratified?
Mr John Cartland: asked the Prime Minister whether in view of the fact that the position of our food supplies and the facilities for the storage of commodities in this country are constantly under review by His Majesty's Ministers, he will indicate whether any conclusions have been arrived at; and whether it is proposed to take any action in the immediate future?
Mr John Cartland: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the names of the members of the Wafd party tried by the Court of Assize in Cairo in 1926 for complicity in the murder of Sir Lee Stack, the Governor-General of the Sudan and Sirdar of the Egyptian Army?
Mr John Cartland: Does the right hon. Gentleman not consider that this is only one aspect of the question of food supplies and defence; and will he be prepared to make a statement at an early date, not only with regard to herring but with regard to all food supplies.
Mr John Cartland: Is the Prime Minister aware that, on this matter, there is immense anxiety, which has not been dissipated by the answers given to questions recently, and will he cause a Government statement to be made at a very early date?
Mr John Cartland: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will give an assurance that when the Anglo-Egyptian preliminary conversations are completed, before formal treaty negotiations are opened a full statement will be made to the House and an opportunity afforded for debate?
Mr John Cartland: May we take it then that the House will not be committed by these preliminary conversations, but will have an opportunity to express their feelings and opinions on the matter before the negotiations begin?
Mr John Cartland: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Ahmed Bey Maher and Nekrashi Bey were tried in Cairo in March, 1926, for complicity in the murder of Sir Lee Stack?
Mr John Cartland: On that point of Order. May I say that, as far as I knew when I put the question on the Paper, the facts were correct in every respect? I have not had time, since the hon. Member told me he was going to raise this point of Order, to produce a more authoritative statement than the book written by the ex-High Commissioner of Egypt dealing with these facts, in which it is stated that these two...
Mr John Cartland: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that Dr. Ahmed Maher and Nekrashi Bey, members of the Egyptian delegation at present taking part in the Anglo-Egyptian conversations, were tried in March, 1926, for complicity in the murder and attempted murder of certain British and Egyptian subjects; and that on 2nd June, 1926, the High Commissioner, under authority from...
Mr John Cartland: While thanking my Noble Friend for the answer—and I accept, naturally, fully the facts as he has stated them to be—may I ask whether these facts were known to the Foreign Secretary when he accepted the personnel of the Egyptian delegation; and also whether he thinks that it is advisable that these men, in view of their record, should negotiate with His Majesty's Government?
Mr John Cartland: I feel that I must apologise for choosing the present occasion to intervene for the first time in debate. I am afraid that many Members with a much more intimate knowledge of this subject than myself may well wonder why it is that I, who have the good fortune to come from one of the most properous areas in the United Kingdom, should not have kept silent on such an occasion as this. But this...
Mr John Cartland: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government have recently received a report from the High Commissioner in Egypt as to the progress of the Anglo-Egyptian conversations; and whether it has yet been decided when a legal adviser will be added to the British delegation?
Mr John Cartland: Has His Majesty's Government been in consultation with the High Commissioner with regard to sending out a legal adviser?
Mr John Cartland: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how much has been spent on reconditioning the five C-class cruisers during the last 12 months?
Mr John Cartland: Will my right hon. Friend consider the question of legislation to prevent chain stores from taking part in party politics and spending their dividends on political objects?
Mr John Cartland: Does the right hon. Gentleman not agree that the filming ought to be done by day rather than by night?