Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the President of the Board of Trade with which foreign countries trade negotiations are now taking place or contemplated; whether any such negotiations with the United States of America are likely to take place in the near future; and whether he will provide a list of those countries with which no trade negotiations of any kind have taken place since 1931?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Attorney-General whether he is aware of the activities of debt recovery agents in threatening poor persons with regard to the consequences of not meeting accounts; and whether he will cause an inquiry to be made into the increase in the use of such agents for the collection of debts?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he is yet in a position to state when the next Imperial Conference will be held; and whether consideration will be given to the desirability of holding it in this country in connection with the Coronation ceremonies to take place in 1937?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether there has been any change in the composition of the Import Duties Advisory Committee since it was first set up in 1931; whether any decision has been reached as to the period for which members of this committee should continue to hold office; and whether any changes in the composition of the committee are to take place in the near future?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps have been taken by the Bacon Marketing Board since its inception to increase the export trade in British bacon products?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to recent outbreaks in this country of eelworm disease in potatoes; and what provision has been made for research into the question of whether a cheap and practical method can be evolved for overcoming this pest?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when regulations are likely to be introduced to bring into effect the recent recommendations of the Poisons Board; and whether such regulations will vary in any way these recommendations?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Home Secretary whether, before approving the recent grant from the Racecourse Betting Control Board for the assistance of horse-breeding during 1936, he took any steps to ascertain whether the grant in question would be so distributed as to benefit all types of horse-breeding in Great Britain; and whether it will be possible to arrange for any supplementary grant during 1936 to...
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the President of the Board of Trade the approximate proportion of Palestine orange exports to this country during the ensuing season to be carried in British vessels; and whether he is satisfied that all possible steps have been taken by the British shipping industry to secure such trade?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any progress has been made in the negotiations with regard to the substitution of a levy for a quota, or to the combination of both, so far as the import of foreign bacon into this country is concerned; and which of the importing countries have agreed to the levy?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Home Secretary from which bodies he received protests in regard to the football match on 4th December between a team of German footballers and an English team; and whether he has obtained from these bodies a list of countries with whose teams they would raise no objection to matches being played in this country?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the fact that the totalisator turnover for 1935 is to exceed £6,000,000 as compared with £4,000,000 in 1932, he can state whether arrangements can now be made for substantial assistance to all sections of British horse-breeding from this source to be given in accordance with the provisions of Subsection (6) of Section 3 of the Racecourse Betting...
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Minister of Agriculture the nature of the discussions which have taken place between representatives of the British Government and the Free State Government for the transference of the National Stud in county Kildare to the Free State; and whether any decision has been reached?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: 73. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any additional precautions have been taken to protect Kenya against border aggressions; and, if so, whether he will state their nature?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: 26. asked the Minister of Transport how the present number of public service vehicles licensed for operation in this country compares with the number licensed at the period immediately preceding the institution of their control by the Traffic Commissioner?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: 19. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will consider introducing a different system of working the national stud so that inbreeding will be reduced and stallions brought in from outside to improve the quality of the stock?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: 22. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, to improve the efficiency of the working of the national stud, he will consider introducing some system whereby representative owners generally may be enabled to interest themselves in the leasing of horses for racing purposes instead of first choice being given to one person only as is the case now?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: In view of the fact that the national stud has involved the loss of so much money, will my right hon. Friend consider opening an inquiry into the matter to see what can be done?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: 26 asked the Minister of Agriculture (1) whether any of the horses belonging to the national stud are raced at the present time; and, if so, under what arrangements; (2) to what extent the national stud is at present maintained in order to secure a supply of adequate remounts for the Army; and for what other purposes the stud is maintained; (3) whether all persons interested in the breeding...
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is a considerable loss on the National Stud at present; and will he cause some inquiry to be made into the matter, if he has the power?