Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 17. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to recognise the Russian Government?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Is it not a fact that the Government are quite prepared to recognise a Government that is established by a coup d'etat of Whites, but not one established under the same conditions by a coup d'etat of Reds?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 30. asked the Prime Minister whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to submit for the consideration and approval of this House all international obligations which may be incurred by this country by means of treaties, agreements, understandings, or conversations with the Government of any foreign Power?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Will the Prime Minister allow a day in the course of the Session for the discussion of this most important matter?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Will the Prime Minister consider the advisability of our representative on the Council of the league of Nations being elected by Parliament instead of nominated by the Government?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 51. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider a reduction in the present high price of the daily OFFICIAL REPORT of Parliamentary Debates?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Will the right hon. Gentleman reconsider this matter, in view of the increased interest now taken in the Debates in this House?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Has the former practice of using the Secretariat for conducting foreign negotiations been abandoned?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 61. asked the Prime Minister whether the Franco-Belgian Military Convention and the Franco-Polish Military Convention have both been registered with the Secretariat of the League of Nations; whether he is aware that it is stipulated, under Article 18 of the Covenant, that all agreements between signatory parties to the Treaty of Versailles shall be published; whether any modifications to this...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 62. asked the Prime Minister if he has any knowledge as to the intention of the French and Italian Governments to ratify, or not to ratify, the Treaty on the Limitation of Armaments signed at Washington in February last?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 63. asked the Prime Minister whether this House will be afforded an opportunity of expressing an opinion on the Treaty which may issue from the Lausanne Conference before that Treaty is ratified?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: It is a source of gratification to me on my return to the House, after a brief interval, to find foreign affairs occupying the attention of hon. Members to the extent that I have noticed during the last three weeks. I feel it is a thing that is justified. I believe, Sir, that you would find it difficult to rule out of order foreign affairs in almost any domestic question or any question of...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: I was not for one moment referring to anything said by the hon. Gentleman. I was gathering my observations from certain interruptions made in the course of the afternoon's Debate. I do not think that hon. Members realise quite sufficiently that while the War wrought very heavy material damage in France, the blockade and the peace wrought a kind of damage to Germany which is very much more...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Is the Prime Minister aware that the Russian official authorities have denied the existence of any military collaboration with Germany?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 7. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Ambassadors' Conference, before coming to a decision with regard to Eastern Galicia, had any consultation with representatives of the Soviet Government, in view of the fact that the population of Eastern Galicia is largely Ukrainian, and the Ukraine is one of the republics of the Russian federation?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Have not the Russian Government protested at their not having been consulted in this matter, and is it the policy of His Majesty's Government, not only to ignore the Russian Government, but to insult them?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 3. asked the Minister of Pensions whether he has received complaints from the Handsworth and district branch of the British Legion with regard to cases in which local medical boards have contradicted the decision of the Pensions Appeal Tribunal when it has been in the applicant's favour; and whether the Pensions Appeal Tribunal can, at the time of the hearing of an appeal, assess the...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 4. asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that William Wilkinson, of 51, Fell Street, Sheffield, was informed by the Pensions Appeal Tribunal, in September, 1922, that a final award should not have been made in his case; that, on his coming up for examination before the regional medical board, the same doctor on two occasions, in spite of the decision of the Appeal Tribunal,...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: I desire to oppose this Bill, because it is based on an entirely false conception of punishment and of justice. I cannot help being surprised that a Measure of this sort should come from the Liberal benches.
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: I sincerely hope, when we get into the Division Lobby, that, anyhow. there will be no Liberal reunion. I entirely sympathise with the statement of the hon. and gallant Member who seeks leave to introduce this Bill that there is nothing that arouses our indignation more than a wanton act of cruelty against a dumb creature. The hideous instances he gave ought certainly to be very severely...