Mr James Couper: 48. asked the Prime Minister what financial assistance His Majesty's Government will be prepared to give towards the promotion of emigration schemes to Canada; whether any change is contemplated in the present contributory basis as between the Dominion and Home Governments; and whether any request for increased assistance has been received by the British Treasury from the Dominion authorities?
Mr James Couper: 13. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government is prepared to support the policy of referring international disputes for judicial settlement to mixed arbitral tribunals set up under treaties of peace?
Mr James Couper: I must ask the hon. Member to withdraw such an allegation. It is a personal matter, and he must withdraw.
Mr James Couper: That is not an answer to my question. [Interruption.]
Mr James Couper: On a point of Order. The hon. Member said it was hon. Members on the other side. I desire to ask that he should withdraw such a statement. [Interruption.]
Mr James Couper: Would the hon. Member kindly address the Chair?
Mr James Couper: 14. asked the Secretary of State for War whether the mechanisation of the 43 Territorial artillery brigades during the last annual training proved satisfactory; what is the ap- proximate difference in cost between wholly mechanising and horsing a Territorial field brigade, Royal Artillery; whether an extension of the mechanisation of this arm is contemplated for the next annual training; and,...
Mr James Couper: 18. asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that apprehension exists in the Territorial Army at the possibility of further reductions being made in the Territorial Army Vote in the next financial year; and whether the Council of County Associations has reported indicating any directions in which further economies can be secured?
Mr James Couper: 32. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the continued usefulness of the Glasgow Veterinary College by the high standard of individual successes in the latest examinations; whether he is aware that the withdrawal of the State grant is restricting its development; and especially in view of the fact that women are now matriculating at this college,...
Mr James Couper: Is not my right hon. Friend aware that large numbers of the students of the Glasgow College come from the Highlands and Islands and the West of Scotland, and that, if they are directed to go to the East Coast to study, it entails upon them severe hardship and expense, because their relatives largely live in Glasgow?
Mr James Couper: 51. asked the Prime Minister 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 as proposed by the Prime Minister of Australia during his visit to this country last year; and, if so, whether the personnel of the Commission has been selected and the...
Mr James Couper: 52. asked the Prime Minister how many British families have been settled in Canada under the 3,000 families' scheme; what percentage of these might be regarded as failures; and what reasons can be ascribed for such failures?
Mr James Couper: 53. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the urgency of the emigration problem and his own expressed intention of encouraging the flow of British settlers from this country to Canada, he is in a position to make any statement regarding the financial and other steps which His Majesty's Government are prepared to take to stimulate such settlement; and whether he can state what results,...
Mr James Couper: Has any change been suggested in the existing basis of fifty-fifty?
Mr James Couper: I beg to second the Motion. I appeal to the Chancellor to accept this Clause as it is proposed entirely in the interests of that large body of the the community who have limited means and have suffered in recent times from the effects of the severe depression through which the country has been passing. More especialy would I appeal to the right hon. Gentleman on the ground that in the...
Mr James Couper: 56. asked the Postmaster-General whether he has under consideration any proposals for introducing a cross-warrant system in regard to Post Office Savings Bank accounts and increasing the amount of deposit that at present can be drawn on demand by holders of savings bank accounts at the Post Office; and, if so, is he in a position to make any statement regarding them?
Mr James Couper: On a point of Order. The hon. and gallant Member is referring to some Income Tax which is unknown in this country. I understand this is British Income Tax, not "English" Income Tax.
Mr James Couper: Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that instead of prolonged depression in Clydebank, as suggested in the question, shipbuilding is very much better than it has been for many years past?
Mr James Couper: 34. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether it is proposed to remove the painting depicting the Unknown Warrior's Grave from St. Stephen's Hall; and, if so, whether it will be placed in some other part of the House of Commons where it would be of ready access to the public view?
Mr James Couper: I beg to second the Amendment. In doing so, all I desire to say is that I know from experience that the arguments put forward by the last speaker are correct.