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Mr George Hartland: Do you?
Mr George Hartland: 31. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to recent action by the Finland Government reducing facilities for residence in that country to British subjects of long residence there, thus in many cases rendering their positions precarious if not impossible; and what action he proposes to take in such circumstances, especially in
Mr George Hartland: 33. asked the Minister of Transport whether the same methods will be adopted in the provinces of marking the street lamps with de-restriction signs in those places where the speed limit regulations are not applicable?
Mr George Hartland: 34. asked the Minister of Transport whether he has had any conversations with the Cheshire County Council and other local authorities in Cheshire as to the roads under the 30-mile-per-hour speed limit fixed in unreasonable places; what the result of such conversations has been; and when those roads will be de-restricted in that county?
Mr George Hartland: You never did anything.
Mr George Hartland: I have no hesitation in saying that what I said then I meant. The right hon. Gentleman has been criticising the Government in a perfectly reasonable way, and I think Government supporters are perfectly reasonable in criticising him. All I said was that he has never done anything. If I have been offensive to the House, I shall be most willing to apologise, but I think I have said nothing more...
Mr George Hartland: What is China within the meaning of the Act?
Mr George Hartland: That is not a bad one.
Mr George Hartland: 42. asked the Home Secretary what information is in the hands of the police as to weapons of any sort being used in the recent disturbances at a Fascist meeting at Olympia; and whether they were used wholly or in the main by the disturbers or the holders of the meeting?
Mr George Hartland: Is it not possible to make sure whether any Blackshirt was possessed of these weapons, or whether they were in the possession of people with no shirts or with shirts of no distinctive colour?
Mr George Hartland: 43. asked the Home Secretary, seeing that the trouble at the recent Fascist meeting at Olympia was due to organised determination to break up a lawful assembly and was caused by those in opposition to the right of free speech, and that no Government meeting can now be peacefully carried on in any Socialist centre of activity, the Government will now take steps for the maintenance of free speech?
Mr George Hartland: 44. asked the Home Secretary if he has any information to show whether the so-called Blackshirts have unduly interfered with, or attempted to break up, any meetings by declared intention, by deliberate organisation, or otherwise; and, if so, where?
Mr George Hartland: 44. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that in the first quarter of 1934 the retained imports of cotton yarns amounted to 811,608 lbs., as compared with 419,092 lbs. in the corresponding quarter of 1933, an increase of 93.6 per cent.; and whether, in view of the difficulties which the spinning industry is at present experiencing, he will take steps to restrict the...
Mr George Hartland: 55 and 56. asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the retained imports of woollen goods in the first three months of 1933 have increased from £379,118 to £598,284 in the first three months of 1934; and whether he will obtain information as to the effect upon employment in the woollen industry of this increased importation; (2)...
Mr George Hartland: I beg to second the Amendment. It has been very forcefully moved by my hon. Friend the Member for Atter-cliffe (Mr. Pike), and I would like to make a comment or two on the speech of the hon. Member for Spennymoor (Mr. Batey), who, in his very carefully reasoned and well-read speech, gave us what we expected from a Socialist speaker. He embarked on the usual wholesale destruction, but I...
Mr George Hartland: You would not like to live on it.
Mr George Hartland: And only 1,000,OO when you started.
Mr George Hartland: You never found that in your time.
Mr George Hartland: Why did you not develop this country?
Mr George Hartland: The development of our own country Never in your life!