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: 1. asked the Minister If Pensions what was the total amount expended in administration and pensions during the last financial year in Scotland; and what proportion it bears to the total expenditure in the United Kingdom?
Mr James Couper: 12. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what was the total expenditure in the last financial year on naval organisation and services in Scotland; and what proportion it bears to the total expenditure on the Navy in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland during the same year?
Mr James Couper: 17. asked the Secretary of State for War what was the total expenditure in the last financial year on military organisations and services in Scotland; and what proportion it bears towards the total military expenditure in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland during the same year?
Mr James Couper: I rise to support this Bill as the representative of a Division of Glasgow which is one of the premier cities in the matter of electric traction. Our system has been recognised as a model system throughout the country, if not throughout the world, and the tramway department of Glasgow desires to support this Bill. These provisions the City of Glasgow are quite prepared to carry out if...
Mr James Couper: 110. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, as a means of ensuring full payment of Death Duties, he will consider the advisability of introducing into England and Wales the system which exists 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 subsequent estate transpiring...
Mr James Couper: 41. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the prospective demand for the new steel houses erected on the authority of the Government, any arrangements are being made regarding the process of selection of the occupiers; and whether it is intended to give the tenants any option of purchase?
Mr James Couper: 42. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether it has yet been decided what are to be the respective sizes of the new steel houses to be built on the selected sites in Glasgow; and if any arrangements are being made to build any of these houses of two or more storeys on the tenement principle?
Mr James Couper: I rise to support the Bill, and to say that it is a source of satisfaction and gratification to the allotment-holders of Scotland. As one of the representatives of a very large industrial constituency in the city of Glasgow, I think that that is peculiarly the case in a constituency such as mine, where, like some other Members who have spoken to-day, I am the honorary president of several...
Mr James Couper: 14. asked the Minister of Pensions how many applications have been received up to date under the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Scheme in the respect- tive Divisions of Glasgow; how many of those applications have been granted; and how many have been in respect of widows and how many in respect of orphans?
Mr James Couper: asked the Prime Minister whether he is yet in a position to announce a decision regarding the status of the Secretary for Scotland!
Mr James Couper: 86. asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the continued unemployment, the Government are prepared to reconsider the question of the development of a waterway between the East and West of Scotland, from the Forth to the Clyde, which, in addition to providing employment, would develop the industries on the route and form a permanent national asset?
Mr James Couper: 21. asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether, in deciding to hold the British Industries Fair in London and Birmingham, manufacturers in Scotland were consulted as to whether a similar exhibition should be held in Glasgow; and to what extent are public funds charged with the expenses of the British Industries Fairs in London and Birmingham?
Mr James Couper: Where is this £25,000 to be expended, and by whom?
Mr James Couper: Can the hon. Gentleman say what are the centres where these fairs are held, and whether there are any in Scotland; and, if not, why not?
Mr James Couper: 41. asked the Lord Advocate whether the Committee of Inquiry regarding child assault has completed its proceedings; and, if so, when will the Report of the Committee be issued?
Mr James Couper: I rise to mention the matter of the subsidy payable in respect of the Hebridean steamer services. It is an admitted fact in the district which I represent that the service to the West Highlands is extremely defective and is detrimental to the interests of the trade of the West Highlands. It cannot be disputed that the fleet to which the subsidy is paid is one of the most obsolete in the...
Mr James Couper: 50. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will consider the extension of the provisions of the Lead Paints (Protection against Poisoning) Bill so as to give protection against the dangers of poisoning incurred in painting, whether from lead or other paints?
Mr James Couper: 59. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of his appeal to the public to buy British goods, he will consider introducing a Regulation that all British-made goods must be so marked, instead of allowing foreign goods the sole privilege of that form of advertisement.