Mr Bertram Falle: 25. asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the conviction at Bow Street, on 9th December, of a motor driver who pleaded guilty to being drunk and driving dangerously in New Oxford Street, for which he was fined £14 3s. and disqualified from holding a licence for 12 months; and whether he will circularise magistrates generally suggesting that persons convicted of...
Mr Bertram Falle: 88. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the forcing of Konversionskasse scrip upon British investors in respect of the defaulted obligations of German public authorities; and what steps the British Government proposes to take to protest against the preferential treatment of scrip accorded to Switzerland and Holland to the detriment of...
Mr Bertram Falle: On a contributory basis?
Mr Bertram Falle: What would they grow in Newfoundland? Of course the right hon. and gallant Gentleman knows the country?
Mr Bertram Falle: I do. There is nothing to be grown there. You can catch fish and kill caribou and take salmon, but I doubt if you could grow even potatoes there.
Mr Bertram Falle: Will the ammunition for this brigade be made in India or in this country?
Mr Bertram Falle: 12. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can give the number of men working at His Majesty's dockyard under Vote 8 in November, 1933, and in November, 1931, established men and hired men?
Mr Bertram Falle: 46. asked the Prime Minister if he will give an assurance that no cuts in pay will be restored before the case of the Fighting Services has been considered and corrected?
Mr Bertram Falle: 71. asked the Secretary of State for Dominions Affairs if he can state the amount spent annually by New- foundland in war pensions; and the amount borrowed by Newfoundland to assist this country during the War with men and arms?
Mr Bertram Falle: Before he answers this question may I ask my hon. Friend if he considers it to be a fair statement of the attitude of our old ally Japan?
Mr Bertram Falle: Is it not a fact that the action of Japan in the East is due to the previous action of Russia in taking Vladivostock?
Mr Bertram Falle: 18. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether ratings who have served on foreign stations, and who have become entitled to the leave laid down in paragraph 3 of Article 650 of the King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions, are, when invalided direct from abroad, granted the foreign service leave earned in addition to the 28 days allowed to all invalids?
Mr Bertram Falle: 21. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether when opportunity arises for the abolition of the cuts in various civil and other services he will take care that the first to benefit from such abolition shall be the Royal Navy?
Mr Bertram Falle: May I ask the hon. Gentleman if this is not the temperature in the stokeholds of His Majesty's ships in the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea?
Mr Bertram Falle: 31. asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps are taken by his Department to see that those liners which cater for the holiday-cruise traffic provide medical staff of qualified surgeons and physicians, dispensers, and certified nurses proportionate to the number of passengers and crew of the ship?
Mr Bertram Falle: 22. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is now in a position to inform the House whether the Brazilian authorities have completed their investigation and have readjusted the tramway and ferry fares of the Leopoldina Terminal and the Cantareira Companies so as to end the loss caused to British investors in those companies?
Mr Bertram Falle: 57. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Argentine national and provincial Governments have yet discharged the overdue debts owing to the railways operated in Argentina with British capital in accord with the arrangements arrived at during the Anglo-Argentine trade agreement discussions?
Mr Bertram Falle: 43. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs the number of men from Newfoundland who volunteered for the great War; the amount of money borrowed from this country by Newfoundland to pay these men and other war expenses; and if any reduction of that debt has been granted, in capital or interest, to Newfoundland as it has been to some European countries?
Mr Bertram Falle: Do I understand that nothing has been taken off the debt—that no reduction of the debt has been made —and that these people, who came to our assistance, have now, to use the right hon. Gentleman's own words, to feed the British baby?
Mr Bertram Falle: My point was as to whether, in regard to the obligations of Newfoundland, we were calling upon them to pay to the last penny after having given up so much to other nations.