Mr James Couper: What were the names of the shipping companies referred to?
Mr James Couper: Is the Noble Lord not aware that there is no general school holiday in Scotland on St. Andrew's day?
Mr James Couper: As I originally put down my name in opposition to this Bill, I wish to say that, after a conference with those who promoted the Bill, the chairman and his colleagues of the Clyde Trust, an arrangement has been reached by which they have agreed to withdraw certain conditions which would have affected the question of stevedoring on the Clyde, and we have, therefore—I and those who have...
Mr James Couper: On a point of Order. Is it right for the hon. Member to jump from one subject to address you, Mr. Speaker, on another, when I have no opportunity of replying?
Mr James Couper: Has that anything to do with the subject before the House? The hon. Member for Bridgeton (Mr. Maxton) has departed to another subject.
Mr James Couper: I meant the hon. Member for Gorbals (Mr. Buchanan).
Mr James Couper: 60. asked the hon. and gallant Member for Tonbridge, as representing the Charity Commissioners if he will state the funds which are vested in the hands of the Charity Commissioners for the Salvation Army; whether there is more than one specific fund; and the total amount of the fund or funds?
Mr James Couper: Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman give me the answer to the last part of the question? What is the total amount?
Mr James Couper: 21. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether any decision has yet been reached regarding the Imperial Conference this year; and, if not, when it will be considered?
Mr James Couper: Where is that?
Mr James Couper: There is no agricultural land in Glasgow.
Mr James Couper: It gives me considerable pleasure to support this Bill, the reason being that, as a representative of the City of Glasgow, which has one of the largest savings banks in the country, I have the authority of the Glasgow Security Savings Bank for stating that this Bill has their hearty support and that they desire in the interests of the depositors that the Measure should become law. The hon....
Mr James Couper: I do not think the hon. Member for Dundee (Mr. Johnston) has quite grasped the position. It is not a loan at all; it is a deposit. On a deposit, a person is bound to get a return. On small sums it is 2½ per cent., but in order to induce increased deposits, the rate of interest is correspondingly increased. Otherwise commercial people used to handling money would naturally withdraw their...
Mr James Couper: What is the church to which the hon. Baronet refers as the Free Presbyterian Church? There is no such church to my knowledge.
Mr James Couper: 19. asked the Secretary of State for War whether the reorganisation of Territorial Army infantry into three rifle companies and one machine-gun company will involve reduction of establishment, and, if so, to what extent; and whether the mechanisation of Terri torial artillery will involve reduced establishment and, if so, to what extent?
Mr James Couper: 18. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether, in the course of the negotiations for the commercial treaty between the Union of South Africa and Germany, he made any observations regarding the terms of the treaty; if so, whether he will state the nature of those observations; and whether any reference was made to the effect of the treaty on the system of preference duties...
Mr James Couper: Would arty continuation or development of such Treaties between South Africa and Germany or any other foreign country provide for the preference in duties to Great Britain?
Mr James Couper: I feel that, in following such a speech as that which we have just heard from the hon. Member for North Aberdeen (Mr. Benn), I am at a disadvantage, but I am encouraged by the fact that the hon. Member himself explained at the beginning of his speech that he was somewhat in a maze owing to the different explanations that have been given in regard to the Bill, both inside this Chamber and...
Mr James Couper: In view of the fact that there are 57,000 registered unemployed in Glasgow, does my right hon. and gallant Friend not think that it calls for more immediate and more sympathetic consideration?
Mr James Couper: Does the hon. Gentleman object to natives of the South of Ireland being employed on the boats?