Mr Cecil Malone: 48. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will give the most recent figures regarding the gold reserves held by the United States of America and France; what proportion these holdings are of the total gold reserve of the world; and by what amount the holdings of France and the United States have been augmented during the last three months?
Mr Cecil Malone: 53. asked the Minister of Labour what arrangements are being made to increase the staffs of relieving officers and the clerical staffs to the public assistance committees in order to deal with the claims of those, estimated at about 900,000, to whom a needs teat for transitional unemployment benefit is to be applied?
Mr Cecil Malone: 91. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can make a statement concerning the position in Manchuria?
Mr Cecil Malone: 11. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Committee of Three appointed by the Council of the League of Nations to deal with the Ukrainian petitions has met again; and what action has been taken?
Mr Cecil Malone: May I ask whether it is now proposed to proceed with the Economy Bill?
Mr Cecil Malone: 39. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the fact that the report of the May Committee on National Expenditure makes no mention of the witnesses who appeared before the committee or the number of meetings held by the committee, he will give a list of the witnesses examined by the May Committee and the number of meetings held at which oral evidence was heard?
Mr Cecil Malone: 13. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has considered the resolution, signed by 81 Members of the British Parliament, asking him to put forward a resolution for the establishment of a Permanent Minorities Commission at the forthcoming meeting of the League of Nations Assembly; and what are the intentions of His Majesty's Government on this matter?
Mr Cecil Malone: 13. asked the Minister of Labour the number of men for whom work is being found as a result of State-aided schemes in the borough of Northampton; and on what schemes they are being employed?
Mr Cecil Malone: 53. asked the Minister of Health the present position in regard to the Northampton sewerage scheme; and what is the reason for the delay in starting work?
Mr Cecil Malone: 8. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the committee of three over which he presided was aware that the negotiations between the Polish Government and the Ukrainian minority in Eastern Galioia on the subject of the Ukrainian complaints concerning the reprisals inflicted on them by the Polish Government during last autumn and other breaches of their minority rights broke...
Mr Cecil Malone: Is not that rather an indecent question?
Mr Cecil Malone: 60. asked the Minister of Health the present position in regard to the Northampton sewage scheme; on what date tenders were invited and on what date the contract was first accepted which has now been cancelled; what were the reasons for cancellation; and whether, in view of the fact that these schemes would employ many hundreds of men, he will take steps to ensure that the matter is treated...
Mr Cecil Malone: I think the Government have chosen the moderate and possibly the correct course to pursue at this stage. It is always a very difficult question to decide how much effort to put into the development of a new science. The history of engineering and scientific progress in this country, particularly in the last 100 years, which have seen the major part of engineering and scientific development,...
Mr Cecil Malone: I was hoping that this Debate might again fix attention on those who are in want, because there are many cases of injustice and hardship, and many cases of persons who have suffered through this terrible calamity. It would be invidious to discuss those cases now, but, if my hon. Friend wishes to apply a test to ascertain whether there has been any hardship or injustice—
Mr Cecil Malone: I will therefore conclude by saying that I hope that my few remarks will draw attention to that aspect of the tragedy, and that my hon. Friend will bear it in mind. I know he has done what he can, but he is in touch with very rich persons outside, like Lady Houston, and perhaps he will get some more through this correspondence. I hope that the Debate will lead to the human side being borne in...
Mr Cecil Malone: I would say at once that I make no reflection whatever upon them. I had known many of them—some for 15 or more years. I was speaking only from the point of view of their status when I used that phrase.
Mr Cecil Malone: 26. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can now announce the names of the British members of the board of trustees and of the Chinese Government purchasing commission in London to be set up under the China Indemnity (Application) Act?
Mr Cecil Malone: 9. asked the Minister of Labour on what information the Government Actuary based the statements regarding coal-trimmers, professional footballers, sandwichmen, and women week-end shop assistants contained in Paper No. 19 submitted to the Royal Commission on Unemployment Insurance?
Mr Cecil Malone: Will the Minister give particulars of the coal trimmers in this memorandum?
Mr Cecil Malone: Does not the right hon. Lady think that the evidence has been published in a way most prejudicial and unfair to the general interests of the unemployed?