Lieut-Colonel Emil Pickering: 76. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to see that clubs are not subjected to Entertainments Duty for singing and playing by members where no admission fees are charged?
Lieut-Colonel Emil Pickering: Is the right hon. Gentleman prepared to give an answer to my previous question from the information which I have supplied to him?
Lieut-Colonel Emil Pickering: 75. asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the Remount Department of the Northern Command have failed to supply suitable horses for defence units; and will he see that officers of the Remount Department are given instructions as to the type of horse required for the Royal Artillery?
Lieut-Colonel Emil Pickering: Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that if the Army retains for a fortnight or three weeks some of the horses it has already got at 10s. a day it will have paid more in hire than the value of the horses?
Lieut-Colonel Emil Pickering: I wish to express my regret that the Chancellor of the Exchequer has seen fit to increase the Excess Profits Tax. I feel sure it is going to have the effect of immediately sending up prices and it is bound to affect the cost of living and merely continue this vicious circle which will give the working classes an excuse for applying for higher wages. I represent a constituency the chief...
Lieut-Colonel Emil Pickering: asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the shortage of dye wares is becoming serious In the textile trade; and whether, as the French are in occupation of territory containing German dyeworks, they are getting more than their fair share of dyestuffs?
Lieut-Colonel Emil Pickering: On rising for the first time in this House, I would like to say that this Debate has a very important bearing on the industry to which I happen to belong, and also on my Constituency. I am sorry that some of the Departments for which some of this money is being voted have not as yet been demobilised, and I think one of them in particular, the War Trade Department, is having a very deterrent...
Lieut-Colonel Emil Pickering: 72. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that the lack of a definite statement concerning Excess Profits Duty is impeding business and that the continuance of this war tax is causing the general public to have to pay unnecessarily high prices for all kinds of wearing apparel and other necessaries; and whether he is prepared to make any statement on the subject?
Lieut-Colonel Emil Pickering: 66. asked the Secretary for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that English merchants engaged in shipping textiles are handicapped and inconvenienced owing to the delay in issuing permits to ship to Scandinavia, and that other countries are rapidly securing the trade, particularly America; and whether he proposes to take any action in this matter?
Lieut-Colonel Emil Pickering: 43. asked the Home Secretary if he will issue a Table showing the reduction in the convictions for drunkenness in each county or district during each of the six months from 1st January, 1915, distinguishing the districts which have been subject to the Orders of the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic) and those in which, in each of the half-yearly periods, no Orders of the Board were in force?
Lieut-Colonel Emil Pickering: 50. asked the Prime Minister whether the time has yet arrived for the removal of all restrictions imposed on clubs and on the social habits of the people by reason of the War, in accordance with his promise of 16th December last?
Lieut-Colonel Emil Pickering: 92 and 93. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will now state what reasons of public policy or interest now justify the continuance of any restrictions upon the supply of spirits from bond; and (2) if he is aware of the grave resentment and unrest caused by the failure of sick persons to obtain spirits when medical certificates have ordered such; and if he can state the reason for...