Mr James Couper: 8. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many students attend the agricultural school at Nicosia, Cyprus; what are their nationalities; and what are the sources of the revenue of the school?
Mr James Couper: Is it not somewhat dissipating the revenue of the island in educating aliens who are not British subjects?
Mr James Couper: 11. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether there is any register of oil resources in various parts of the Empire; and, if not, if it is proposed to have a survey undertaken of the territories where oil is available or believed to be available?
Mr James Couper: 19. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if the present company working the copper ore mines in Cyprus hold them on lease; if so, what is the period of the lease and who were the lessors; and if the Cyprus or British Government derive any benefit in the form of royalties or otherwise?
Mr James Couper: Is that company a British company registered in this country, or it is a foreign company?
Mr James Couper: Was it open to a British company to get this lease?
Mr James Couper: 43. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the tribute formerly paid by Cyprus out of its revenue towards the payment of interest on the Ottoman Loan continues to be levied; and, if not, to what purpose is the revenue now applied?
Mr James Couper: I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a Second time." I should like to say that the intention of this Clause is to arrive at uniformity of administration of the collection of the Estate Duty throughout the United Kingdom. The peculiarity about this Clause is, that it is not one which suggests to the Chancellor of the Exchequer any reduction of any sum that he requires for the Exchequer of...
Mr James Couper: 11. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what directions have been drafted for the purpose of the impending visit to Canada, Australia and New Zealand of the Undersecretary of State for Dominion Affairs; whether he has been empowered to enter into any fresh migration agreements; and whether such schemes as the pioneer-settlement scheme in Canada are being held up until the...
Mr James Couper: Will consideration be extended to the recommendations of the Industrial Transference Board?
Mr James Couper: 29. asked the Secretary-of State for Dominion Affairs whether the special Commission of Inquiry into the resources of Australia have made any progress with their investigations; and whether he can make any statement as to their visit to the Commonwealth?
Mr James Couper: 72. asked the Minister of Health what precautions are taken to protect food from contamination when displayed for sale: whether he is satisfied that such precautions are adequate: and what further legislation, if any, is contemplated.
Mr James Couper: 46. asked the Prime Minister when the Government last considered the Forth and Clyde canal project; whether a survey has been under taken; and, if so, and by whom, and on, whose behalf?
Mr James Couper: In view of the Prime Minister's sympathetic expression that the West of Scotland was an area which should receive attention will the Minister of Transport have a survey made of the proposed line of this canal and an estimate of the cost?
Mr James Couper: Will the right hon. Gentleman now consider another survey in view of the extreme unemployment in the district, which is calling urgently for some consideration?
Mr James Couper: As it is eight or 10 years since the last survey was made, does not the right hon. Gentleman consider that the present circumstances demand a further consideration?
Mr James Couper: Neither has the unemployment.
Mr James Couper: Does the hon. Gentleman object to natives of the South of Ireland being employed on the boats?
Mr James Couper: Is the hon. Gentleman not aware that many of the firemen who have served on these boats, and in the service which we are discussing, are of Irish origin?
Mr James Couper: That would include an East Indian.