Viscount Duncannon: I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a Second time."
Viscount Duncannon: I understand the Clause is accepted by the Government, but I am only too ready to explain it. This proposal is really intended to get the House to affirm what was decided by Parliament in the Finance Act of 1915. Under the Finance Act of 1910 an hotel or restaurant is entitled to an abatement of the Excess Profits Duty if the receipts from liquor are less in the case of a restaurant than...
Viscount Duncannon: I understand the Chancellor of the Exchequer was ready to accept my new Clause in the way it was put down, but that he now has in mind other words which he has drafted, and on the understanding that he will put down those words for the Report stage I beg to ask leave to withdraw my Motion.
Viscount Duncannon: (by Private Notice) asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it is a fact that the Admiralty Dockyard at Dover is to be closed; and, if so, whether he will reconsider a decision which would add considerably to the large number of unemployed in Dover as well as seriously damage the interests of the town in other ways?
Viscount Duncannon: Will the Admiralty consider the possibility of arranging for the existing works to be put to some commercial use?
Viscount Duncannon: (by private notice) asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if the Government have any information in regard to recent operations in Somaliland?
Viscount Duncannon: 84. asked the Prime Minister whether lie is aware that the Dover housing scheme under the Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1919, is held up by the refusal of the War Office to release a piece of land in their possession known as the Ropewalk Meadow, which is required and approved by the Ministry of Health for this purpose; and whether he will intervene to prevent this housing reform being...
Viscount Duncannon: 61. asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he will give the number of persons in the employ of each of the Government Departments, respectively, on 4th August, 1914, 11th November, 1918, and 11th May, 1919?
Viscount Duncannon: Will this Return which is being prepared be brought up to date?
Viscount Duncannon: 72. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the fact that Income Tax is assessed on the pay of Army officers by the Income Tax authority at the War Office, without formal notice to the officers concerned, deprives such officers of the right of appeal, and, under Section 18 of the Finance Act, 1915, renders the assessment final and binding for the purposes of Income Tax and Super-tax?
Viscount Duncannon: Does the right hon. Gentleman think the arrangement just or equitable to the officers affected?
Viscount Duncannon: I desire to join with hon. Members in welcoming this Bill. It has been said that it is a tardy one. That is no reason why our welcome should be any less sincere or cordial. I feel as strongly as every Member from Ireland who has spoken that the first Clause should be turned from a permissive into a mandatory Clause, and I hope very much when the Bill goes upstairs that the right hon....