Mr James Couper: 77. asked the Attorney-General whether, in appointing an additional Judge for the Admiralty Court, the Government will have regard for the selection of a Judge from among those who have knowledge and experience of the very special nature of the work of the Admiralty Court?
Mr James Couper: 47. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the depressed condition of the shipbuilding and engineering industries, he will reconsider a suggestion he made in Glasgow in November, 1923, for a conference of representatives of those interests to inquire into the whole position in regard to unemployment in the shipbuilding and allied industries?
Mr James Couper: 33. asked the Secretary for Scotland whether any complaints have been received in regard to the sanatoria accommodation in Glasgow: whether he can state how many persons were waiting for admission to sanatoria in Glasgow on 7th March: and what is the longest period any of these applicants had been waiting for admission?
Mr James Couper: I should not have risen to address the House for the first time on this occasion had it not been that the subject under discussion is one of grave importance for the city of Glasgow, from one of the divisions of which I have had the honour to be returned to this House. While I represent the Maryhill Division, I look to all Members from the city of Glasgow, irrespectively of their division or...
Mr James Couper: 31. asked the Secretary of State for War what is the position in regard to a Presbyterian church for Aldershot; whether he has approached the Treasury for a grant for the erection of such a church; and, if so, with what result?
Mr James Couper: 48. asked the Prime Minister whether he has yet reached a decision with reference to raising the status of the Secretary for Scotland; and when will he be in a position to announce it?
Mr James Couper: 76. asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that certain local authorities in England have adopted the principle of direct labour in their housing schemes; if he can state how many have done so; and what proportion they represent in the various housing schemes in operation
Mr James Couper: Are these oil-driven ships or oil-carrying ships?
Mr James Couper: Are you certain?
Mr James Couper: I beg to draw attention to the fact that there is not a quorum present
Mr James Couper: 19. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if the steamer which it is suggested should convey the members of the proposed Parliamentary delegation to Newfoundland is being constructed in a British shipyard?
Mr James Couper: Would a ship built in a foreign shipyard, and carrying a British delegation from a British Dominion, be registered on arrival in Britain as a British ship, and would it sail under the British flag, although it was a foreign-built ship?
Mr James Couper: 49. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the depression in the shipbuilding and allied industries and the number of British shipbuilding orders which have been sent abroad within recent years, any consideration will be given by the Government to the idea of imposing a duty on every foreign-built ship imported into this country?
Mr James Couper: 13. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether all the leading local authorities have been consulted in the drafting of the new Petroleum Bill; and whether the recommendations of the Departmental Committee on Petroleum Spirit, 1909–1913, will be embodied in the Bill, particularly those in connection with the use of petroleum spirit for purposes of trade?
Mr James Couper: 12. asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that English colour-bearing regiments have the privilege of carrying as their second or battalion colour their national flag of St. George, whereas Scottish regiments are precluded from carrying their national banner of St. Andrew, will he be prepared to advise the revival of the privilege in favour of Scottish regiments?
Mr James Couper: 53. asked the President of the Board of Trade the tonnage and value of the 71 steamers constructed for British owners on the Continent during the past three years?
Mr James Couper: 54. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether there is a Board of Trade Regulation that British-owned steamers of foreign construction must show in a prominent place an indication of the country of origin?
Mr James Couper: Does not the right hon. Gentleman think it would be useful to have the country of origin marked in a prominent place on the steamer, so that those who travel by it might know whether they are travelling in a British-built ship or in one of foreign construction?
Mr James Couper: 18. asked the Home Secretary whether he is now in a position to state which of the safety provisions of the 1923 Bill are to be included in the new Petroleum Bill; and when he proposes to introduce legislation for the protection of workers in industries using petroleum in manufacturing processes?
Mr James Couper: 59. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of his appeal to the public to buy British goods, he will consider introducing a Regulation that all British-made goods must be so marked, instead of allowing foreign goods the sole privilege of that form of advertisement.