Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether there is any further development with regard to the application of Egypt for membership of the League of Nations?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 9. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Report on the Nile water drawn up on the instructions of His Majesty's Government will be published?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 7. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether further papers will be published on the work of the Preparatory Commission of the League of Nations for disarmament; and whether the calling of a Conference on disarmament is now contemplated?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 9. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any report to make to the House with regard to the policy of His Majesty's Government in Egypt arising from the conversations with the Egyptian Foreign Minister during his recent visit to this country?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: May I ask whether, in view of the fact that Lord Lloyd gave a long statement to the Imperial Conference on the policy of His Majesty's Government in Egypt, this House may be furnished with more than the rather bald statement we have had to-day?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 79. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the foreign Consular body in Shanghai has negotiated an agreement with the Chinese- authorities for the rendition of the mixed court at Shanghai; whether he will state the terms of this agreement, and whether it requires ratification by the Powers concerned before it can become operative; and what is the attitude of His...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 42. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, whilst negotiating with Italy regarding the economic spheres of influence in Abyssinia, he kept in touch with the Government of Abyssinia; and whether and when the Government agreed to the building of a barrage for Lake Tsana?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Is it correct, as stated in the Note which the Abyssinian Government sent to the League of Nations, that this Agreement was made without their knowledge?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: I am very glad that the hon. and gallant Member for Leith (Captain Benn) has taken this opportunity to make inquiries with regard to a question which is undoubtedly of very great importance and which should be brought before the House before we adjourn for the holidays. The document that was issued giving the exchange of Notes between His Majesty's Government and the Italian Government...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Is that a reply to a communication received through the Secretariat of the League of Nations
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 7. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the amount, if any, of money advanced by the Indian Government to poppy growers in the last three years, with a view to the production of opium?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 8. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what amount of morphia has been manufactured in India during the last five years, and what amount of codeine and heroine?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 58. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department what amount of opium is sent to this country from India; and for what purposes is it used?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 8. asked the President of the Board of Trade with what number of crew and passengers British cargo ships are allowed to sail without having any doctor on board; whether this
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Is the length of the voyage taken into consideration?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 13. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has given his sanction to the Kenya Defence Bill; and whether this Bill provides for the compulsory enlistment of Europeans between the ages of 16 and 60?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: When the right hon. Gentleman mentions his predecessor, does he not mean Lord Curzon?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: I cannot help sympathising with the hon. and gallant Member, because I think he and his friends have been very badly let down. I want to draw the attention of the House to the really serious side of the origin of this discussion. I will not follow the hon. and gallant Member in his historical survey, which is not very accurate, because I want to use the time at my disposal for drawing...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Hon. Members on the other side below the Gangway are very sensitive. They get into a. perfect state of frenzy. They must learn how to control their feelings, and they must see that our business in this matter is not to criticise Bolshevist methods, but to see that these two great peoples, the Russian and the British, are brought together in friendly accord, to establish friendly relations...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 10. asked the Under-.Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give any information regarding the progress made at the Passport Conference which was held at Geneva last month, and the attitude taken by His Majesty's representative to the idea of the abolition of passports?