Major Frank Heilgers: They were not designated for slaughter and I would like to know their eventual fate. The hon. and gallant Member for Wellingborough did not answer the question as to the fate of animals that go there to-day. If they do not go for slaughter they are presumably sold. The letter of Sir Frederick Hobday does show the conditions there to-day. Sir Frederick refers to the Charleroi Market. We are...
Major Frank Heilgers: I agree. We do not know what is going to happen eventually to the younger horses that are exported, but I submit that while we may not meet that point in the Bill we are, at any rate, lessening the risk. Hon. Members who know me will not say that I am a crank generally, nor do I think there is any reason for the accusation of crankiness on the part of those who support the Bill. It has the...
Major Frank Heilgers: Does the right hon. Gentleman feel assured that the Assyrians are receiving considerate treatment at present by the Iraqi Government?
Major Frank Heilgers: Will the hon. Gentleman inform me whether passports are necessary for these week-end tickets, and if they are not, will he consider advising his right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary to reintroduce them?
Major Frank Heilgers: May I ask the Parliamentary Secretary whether, in view of the fact that he did not reply to the hon. Member opposite who referred to the poultry industry, the agricultural industry and the outlook of that industry is of no concern to his Department, and, further, whether the fertility of the soil is also of no concern to his Department?
Major Frank Heilgers: I should like to congratulate the Minister on the result of the National Stud. The excess of receipts over payments in connection with the National Stud is £3,000, and that is a very different tale from the results which we had two or three years ago, when the National Stud was almost dormant. The only thing that I would like to suggest is that the National Stud, being situated in the...
Major Frank Heilgers: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether these men are likely to tie included in the unemployment insurance scheme at an early date?
Major Frank Heilgers: In view of what I hope are the unfounded allegations made against Papworth, could not the Minister arrange for a deputation of Members of all parties to visit the institution?
Major Frank Heilgers: Has there been any substantial fall in the imports from South America?
Major Frank Heilgers: Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that a large part of the difficulty that we had with our food supplies at home in the last War was due to the fact that our land was not in full productivity in 1914?
Major Frank Heilgers: Can my right hon. Friend say why Transjordania, which is a very similar country to the Assyrians' home land, was rejected?
Major Frank Heilgers: asked the Minister of Labour whether the Unemployment Insurance Statutory Committee has considered the question of the extension of unemployment insurance to gamekeepers; and, if so, will he state the decision arrived at?
Major Frank Heilgers: Will the hon. and gallant Member ask my right hon. Friend to invite the Committee to decide the question at an early date, as the gamekeepers' position is similar to that of private gardeners, who have already been included in insurance?
Major Frank Heilgers: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is taking steps to revive the voluntary quota on egg imports from foreign countries which operated until the early months of 1936?
Major Frank Heilgers: As apparently a voluntary quota is the only available method of assisting this hard-pressed industry at present, will my right hon. Friend, if he rejects it, take steps to hasten the termination of those trade agreements that are hampering any further assistance?
Major Frank Heilgers: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the propensity of one of the provincial governments in Argentina to increase the taxation on land, especially on properties held and farmed on a large scale; and whether he will make representations to the Argentine Government as to the damage this policy is causing to British interests in Argentina?
Major Frank Heilgers: Is my Noble Friend aware that other provincial governments in the Argentine have now adopted the same policy, thereby prejudicing the interests of British investors still further?
Major Frank Heilgers: asked the Minister of Agriculture the quantities of and the average price paid for barley sold for malting from 1st August to 15th January in the years 1936, 1935, and 1934, respectively?
Major Frank Heilgers: Is it not a fact that this increased Land Tax assessment means in some cases from one-third to one-half the relief given to the tithe-payer in the 1936 Act?
Major Frank Heilgers: Is it not a pity that anything should be said which might damage the reputation of an institution which has done most effective work for sufferers from tuberculosis?