Mr James Couper: 52. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, with regard to complaints from commercial firms in Glasgow and other large business centres trading with the United States of America that commissions earned in the course of ordinary transactions are subject to the American tax at the source and afterwards, in addition, subjected to Income Tax in this country, he will consider some form of...
Mr James Couper: 49. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount of Income Tax paid during the last financial year in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham?
Mr James Couper: 28. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he is aware that pig-iron is at present being sold and delivered at steel works in Lanarkshire and Glasgow district from the Continent at 72s. 6d per ton, while the price of the same class of pig-iron at the blast furnaces in Scotland is 76s. to 77s. 6d. per ton, exclusive of railway carriage to steel works; that...
Mr James Couper: Will the hon. Gentleman make himself informed upon this subject as this matter is of great importance owing to the unemployment in these industries?
Mr James Couper: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that Scotland can produce any class of pig-iron?
Mr James Couper: 51. asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the present situation in the shipbuilding trade; whether during the past six months there have been any shipbuilding or ship repair orders placed with foreign builders by British shipowners; and how does the position compare with that of the corresponding period for the last two years?
Mr James Couper: 52. asked the President of the Board of Trade what have been the exports during the past six months of British motor cars and parts of motor cars to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa; and what were the figures for the corresponding periods of 1925 and 1926?
Mr James Couper: 51. asked the Minister of Health whether he has received any reports as to overcrowding in boarding houses at such seaside resorts as Brighton
Mr James Couper: Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that the statement has been made within the last few days that arrangements have now been concluded with the railway company?
Mr James Couper: 36. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider the application of the McKenna Duties to all pneumatic tyres in addition to those specified in his Budget proposals, in view of the foreign competition with the home industry?
Mr James Couper: 7. asked the Secretary of State for War whether the withholding of pay from other ranks of the 47th (2nd London) Division, Territorial Army, in respect of Easter camp, had any effect on the attendance at last Easter training; and whether he will give the number of other ranks of the 47th Division present at training at Easter, 1927, 1926, and 1925, respectively, and the corresponding strength...
Mr James Couper: 78. asked the Postmaster-General if public telephone kiosks have been erected in all principal towns; and whether any of the local authorities charge his Department local rates for the same?
Mr James Couper: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether it is not the case that at least one of the principal cities in the United Kingdom charges that rate, namely, the City of Aberdeen?
Mr James Couper: 50. asked the Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that the headquarters staff at the War Office is 2,451 for the administration of a total of 463,636 troops, while the respective figures in 1913 were 1,878 personnel at the War Office and 713,236 troops, he will say what are the reasons for the increased personnel at the War Office?
Mr James Couper: Does the hon. Member refer to England alone, or to Britain; the whole country?
Mr James Couper: 69. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he proposes, in connection with the collection of Estate Duties, to introduce into England and Wales the same system as obtains in Scotland, by which an inventory of the estate accompanies any grant of representation?
Mr James Couper: 52. asked the Minister of Health whether any action is proposed in regard to the representations he has received from the Pharmaceutical Society against the practice of doctors in England and Wales dispensing medicines and supplying medical and surgical requisites?
Mr James Couper: 67. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, as a means of ensuring full payment of death duties, he has considered the proposal for introducing into England and Wales the system which prevails in Scotland of requiring the attachment of inventories of estates to grants of probate or confirmation of the estate of a deceased person, so that, in the event of estate subsequently...
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?