Mr James Couper: The hon. Member for Argyllshire (Mr. Macquisten) addressed that remark to me.
Mr James Couper: The words were, "Did the Combine put you up to that." I desire an apology here and now.
Mr James Couper: is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that the crest which appears on the pikestaff of the Colours is not that which appropriate to the Royal Crest of Scotland?
Mr James Couper: 21. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what was the total amount of guarantees for the British Empire Exhibition, and if all the guarantors have paid their guarantees?
Mr James Couper: 18. asked the Secretary of State for War whether arrangements have been completed for a military tattoo in Glasgow, and on what date it will take place; and whether he will consent to a detachment of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve taking part in either or both the tattoos at Glasgow and Edinburgh?
Mr James Couper: 16. asked the Minister of Health whether there have been any cases of anthrax, contracted through infected shaving brushes, since the beginning of the year; if so, how many; and what steps have been taken to prevent any recurrence from similar sources?
Mr James Couper: 17. asked the Minister of Health how many voluntary contributors have become insured under the widows', orphans' and contributory old age pension scheme; and whether it is proposed to extend the period beyond the 4th July on which the scheme will be open for the admission of voluntary insured persons?
Mr James Couper: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is no Episcopal Church of Scotland? The Church of Scotland is Presbyterian.
Mr James Couper: 17. asked the Secretary of State for War whether it is a condition of the order that Military Knights of Windsor must be members or adherents of the Church of England?
Mr James Couper: As this is a matter of considerabe interest and importance to the Presbyterian Church of Scotland, I beg to give notice that I shall raise it on the Adjournment.
Mr James Couper: 33. asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that labour is being imported from Ireland to the West of Scotland for the hay or potato harvest; and can he state how many Irish harvesters have arrived on the Clyde since the 15th May?
Mr James Couper: Is the hon. Member aware that within the last 14 days one party of 600 arrived by steamer from Donegal to Glasgow? Is there not sufficient labour unemployed at the present time in Glasgow and the West of Scotland to do such work?
Mr James Couper: Will the hon. Member see that the unemployed in Glasgow and the West of Scotland have the offer of such work before these men are imported?
Mr James Couper: asked the hon. and gallant Member for Tonbridge, as representing the Charity Commissioners, whether he is aware that £16,000 was subscribed in Scotland in 1917 for the construction of naval and military hostels by the Salvation Army in Rosyth, and that this sum is in the hands of the Charity Commission, together with £4,000 received as profits of then existing hostels; and whether in view...
Mr James Couper: As the money was almost exclusively provided from Scottish sources, and as many of the subscribers have either died or are not available, will the hon. and gallant Member undertake, in cases where it is impossible to get into communication with them, that their subscriptions shall be earmarked for expenditure in Scotland on a similar scheme in connection with either the Army or the Navy?
Mr James Couper: Is it not a fact that a great deal of ignorance is being displayed by hon. Gentlemen who ask such questions?
Mr James Couper: Am I to understand that a Presbyterian and a Methodist will now be eligible for appointment to this Order?
Mr James Couper: I ask the right hon. Gentleman to accept our thanks—[HON. MEMBERS: "Speech!"]—for the very kind way in which he has met us—
Mr James Couper: 48. asked the Prime Minister whether he has any statement to make regarding the appointment of a special commission of inquiry into the development of the resources of Australia?
Mr James Couper: 86. asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider recognising the services rendered by special constables during the general strike in May by awarding to them a badge or medal?