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Captain Robert Gee: Will that be done in a fortnight's time?
Captain Robert Gee: 41. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he will consider the advisability of reducing the charge for admission to the British Empire Exhibition to 1s.?
Captain Robert Gee: Is it not a fact that many of these questions are put at the instigation of Moscow, to cause more trouble in China?
Captain Robert Gee: On a point of Order. My question, with all respect to you, Sir, was dealing with some of the supplementary questions.
Captain Robert Gee: Will the hon. Baronet consider the advisability of setting up a Committee to go into this matter, on account of the increasing number of fatal accidents taking place in the Air Force?
Captain Robert Gee: (for asked the Minister of Labour the number of boys and girls, respectively, who attained the age of 16 years during the year ended 31st December last; and to how many of each of them were unemployment insurance cards issued because they were then in insurable employment
Captain Robert Gee: for asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that the number of coalminers reported to be at work and unemployed, respectively, at the end of March, 1925, was 1,122,700 and 148,400, respectively, or a total of 1,271.199 in the industry, and that the corresponding figures for the end of March, 1921, were, respectively, 1,188,500 and 26,400, making a total of 1,214,900; and Whether the...
Captain Robert Gee: 32.for asked the Minister of Labour the income and expenditure of the Unemployment Insurance Fund for the latest week for which the figures are available, and for each of the previous three weeks; and what is the present indebtedness of the fund?
Captain Robert Gee: Is it not the fact that a similar answer to this question was given three years ago? Is it not also a fact that three years ago an extension of the age was refused by the War Office? Is it not a fact indeed that for political purposes the party of hon. Gentlemen opposite refused to accede to this pension scheme?
Captain Robert Gee: Is it not a fact that, owing to the interference with the Custo.ns of India, we are now arriving at the conclusion that many women who are children under the Factory Acts in India, are mothers of children themselves?
Captain Robert Gee: May I ask for an answer to the last part of my question?
Captain Robert Gee: 63. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he is aware of the condition of the national flags used on the Cenotaph, apparently caused through the colours running into one another; and, if so, does he propose to have them replaced by others more worthy of the dignity of their position?
Captain Robert Gee: I rise, Mr. Speaker, to ask your advice and your ruling on a point of Order of which I have given you private notice. I wish to ask whether it is in accordance with the rules of Debate of this House that Members should bring forward in Debate and make reference to matters which are awaiting adjudication by a. -Court of Law. The specific case which I have in mind is a speech made. recently by...
Captain Robert Gee: Before the hon. and gallant Gentleman answers that question, may I ask him if he has read the speech of the General Commanding the Troops at the landing in Gallopoli, in which certain disclosures were made, and will he take steps to prevent any such disclosures being made now, and thus prevent further loss of life in future operations?
Captain Robert Gee: Are we to understand that the right hon. Gentleman takes these females into the Department without any idea or knowledge of their qualifications, as he is unable to give them?
Captain Robert Gee: When the right hon. Gentleman is going into this question, will he also consider the advisability of purchasing hack the small holdings from those ex-service men who have not been able to make a success of them, if they are willing to sell?
Captain Robert Gee: So far, this Committee has looked upon this matter with the seriousness that it is entitled to do. It is a very good augury that, at last, we are discussing this serious question from 4 o'clock in the afternoon, instead of after 11 o'clock at night. I was very much struck by what was said by the hon. Member who opened the Debate, when he used the expression "conception of human justice." I...
Captain Robert Gee: Instead of my hon. Friends forcing the matter to a Division—
Captain Robert Gee: They were quite content—
Captain Robert Gee: Then this Report, an official document, is wrong, because it distinctly states that the Amendments moved in Debate on the Army and Air Force (Annual) Bill, 1924, were postponed, on the understanding that they would be referred to this Committee.