Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: In view of that answer, can the right hon. Gentleman say under what authority these prisoners were brought from Ireland to this country?
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 20. asked the Home Secretary whether he will give particulars of the cases of the three prisoners, Rogers, O'Boyle and Conlin, who were convicted in Ireland, and are at present imprisoned in England?
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 61. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the judgment of Mr. Justice Rowlatt in the matter of the Income Tax of the Brighton College, in which the learned Judge held that the incidental profits of this educational body, although partaking of the nature of trading profits, were not taxable; and whether, in view of the importance of this decision to...
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 60. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Sixty-sixth Report of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue will be published; and, seeing that the Sixty-fifth Report was published more than 18 months ago, what is the reason for the unusual delay?
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Can we hope to have the Report before the House rises for the Summer Recess?
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 20. asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will lay a White Paper showing, for the last four years, the proportion which pupils attending grant-earning secondary schools bear to the population in England and Wales as a whole, and also in the area of each local education authority separately?
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 1 asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider the possibility of extending national responsibility for mental ex-service patients retrospectively, so as to cover the period from 1st October, 1922, to 31st March, 1924, during which national responsibility was disavowed?
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 13. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the present conditions relating to the export of horses for slaughter; and whether he proposes to take any steps in the matter?
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I agree with what my hon. Friend has just said in regard to this case. I am sure the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department will appreciate the fact that those who are making this appeal to him are every bit as much horrified by the crime perpetrated as anyone can be in any part of the House, but our feeling is that in the peculiar abnormality which this lad has shown and which if...
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: In view of the abnormal conditions under which
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 31. asked the Secretary of State for War what are the rates paid to soldiers disabled in the recent disorders in the Sudan; what are the allowances to widows and parents of soldiers killed; and why these rates and allowances arc less than those in similar casualties in the Great War?
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: I beg to move, to leave out from the word "That" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof the words in the interests of efficiency in the Navy and a contented personnel on the Lower Beck, every facility should be afforded for the rectification of grievances, welfare committees should be encouraged and granted greater freedom of expression, and the opportunity of ultimate high...
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: If I am wrong, let me put it in this way. The rights of the dependants of officers to pensions are very much higher than those of the men. and a claim can be made on behalf of an officer which would not be entertained on behalf of a seaman. The seamen ask that their dependants shall be looked after by the country which enjoys their services in the same way in which officers' dependants are...
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: It does not make any difference. I am speaking on the general question.
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: This is not really a party question, and I hope Members on all sides of the House, to whatever party they belong, will support the rights of the men in the Navy. There is another small matter I should like to mention, but I hesitate to do so in the presence of the hon. Member for Plymouth (Viscountess Astor). It is the question of rum ration. It is not a question of the giving or withholding...
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: One word on the question of promotion. I am sure that we cannot go on under the old inefficient method of promotion, and I suggest that there should be a ladder from the lowest to the highest, and that it may take something of this form. A man of good character, who has served for five years, should become eligible for an examination, and, if he proves himself capable and efficient in that...
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Surely we could have a better distribution of what space there is.
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: What was unanimous about it?
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: 62. asked the Secretary of State for War why the casualty allowances in the Sudan are considerably lower than those payable in respect of casualties arising out of the Great War?
Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence: Is it the intention of the right hon. Gentleman to reduce the scale of allowances in respect of the Great War to that of this scale in 1926?