Mr James Couper: I beg to second the Amendment. I approach this question from a rather different angle from that of previous speakers. As a representative of one of the largest cities in the country, and certainly of the most important city in the west of Scotland, I represent not only the citizens of my constituency, for a very large number of them are Highlanders and are drawn from the West Highlands. I...
Mr James Couper: At any rate not better. As a Member for Glasgow I can speak with personal knowledge of the transport company that we have been discussing to-day. For the personnel of its management and the principal owners, we can speak only in the highest terms, both for their character and their commercial probity and ability. The crews responsible for working the boats are drawn principally from the West...
Mr James Couper: 37. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, as the result of the investigations of the Cabinet Committee appointed by him last year to inquire into the possible evasion of Supertax, and Estate Duties, he has taken any administrative action to ensure that there is no legal avoidance of such duties; and, if so, what amount it is estimated will be saved to the Treasury in the current...
Mr James Couper: 21. asked the Minister of Labour how many young persons from 16 to 18 years of age in Scotland are in training at unemployment training centres; and where their training centres are situated?
Mr James Couper: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the West of Scotland has been described as one of the areas most affected by unemployment, if not the area with the greatest proportion of unemployment in the country; and is it not desirable that the largest possible number of these centres should be created in that area in order to meet the demand?
Mr James Couper: I rise to support this Bill which has been introduced by my colleague the Member for Central Glasgow (Sir W. Alexander), and I do so because I feel that there is an atmosphere of good will in the House which augurs well for the passing of the Measure. I would like to say how creditable it is to the hon. Gentleman the Member for Peebles (Mr. Westwood) that he originally brought forward this...
Mr James Couper: 16. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs if he is in a position to make a statement as to the personnel and terms of reference of the proposed mission to Australia?
Mr James Couper: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the question of migration has been considered?
Mr James Couper: May I ask what is the real difficulty in removing these patients to institutions in their own country?
Mr James Couper: 40. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs the results of his conversations with Dominion authorities during his recent tour on the subject of migration; and how many migrants it is hoped to send to the Dominions during the present year under existing and projected schemes.
Mr James Couper: In any scheme which is arranged, is it to be on the fifty-fifty basis as formerly?
Mr James Couper: If no scheme has been formed, is it because of any financial considerations which have arisen?
Mr James Couper: 48. asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of ships built abroad, and their tonnage, to the order of British owners and registered in this country during each of the last five years?
Mr James Couper: May I ask if the figures at the hon. Member's disposal show a progressive decline?
Mr James Couper: 58. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether any further steps have been taken in conjunction with the Australian Government for the appointment of a Special Commission to inquire into the development of the resources of Australia; and, if so, whether the personnel of the Commission has been selected and the terms of reference yet agreed upon?
Mr James Couper: Will the right hon. Gentleman say when it will be convenient for me to put down another question?
Mr James Couper: 47. asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement as to the present policy with regard to assisted emigration, and in particular, to the 3,000 families scheme, in view of the misapprehension which exists among emigration authorities both here and in the Dominions?
Mr James Couper: Has the right hon. Gentleman's attention been called to the reported completion of the 3,000 families scheme? Is any other scheme suggested to take its place?
Mr James Couper: 45. asked the Prime Minister whether any schemes are under consideration for the relief of unemployment among miners by the promotion of special migration movements to Canada or elsewhere; and whether, in view of the gravity of the unemployment problem in the mining districts, the Government will be prepared to offer special financial facilities for the development of such movements?
Mr James Couper: Will the hon. Gentleman state if his attention has been drawn to the statement attributed by the Press to an ex-Minister of Trade and Commerce for Canada, that employment for miners in this country is available in British Columbia if they are sent there?