Mr Reginald Purbrick: 25. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the number of cases during the year 1929 in which an offence or offences against the Bankruptcy Laws have been brought to the notice of the Board of Trade; and in how many of such cases have prosecution proceedings been instituted?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: I speak from experience gained during 30 years in industrial pursuits, both as an employé and as an employer, during the whole of which time I was in close contact with trade unions. Though that experience was not gained in this country, but in Australia, I think that hon. Members will agree that trade unions in that country are not less militant than they are in this country, and that we...
Mr Reginald Purbrick: 45. asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the desirability of taking steps to implement at an early date the recommendations made by the Imperial Sugar Cane Research Conference in London, 1931, with regard to the desirability of extending research work in India, Australia, Mauritius, the West Indies, and other sugar-producing areas of the British Empire, with a view to...
Mr Reginald Purbrick: 70. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can state the origin of the raw sugar imported by the different beet-sugar factories in Great Britain during the season which is just ending; and whether any and, if so, how much of these supplies came from the British Colonies and/or the Dominions?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: 34. asked the Minister of Agriculture what were the average manufacturing costs per ton for producing raw and white sugar, respectively, from sugar-beet during the last season for which figures are available; and how these compare with the manufacturing costs for producing sugar from cane in Cuba, Queensland, Natal, Mauritius, and Jamaica?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: 59. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date he expect to receive the report of the departmental committee investigating the economics of the sugar-beet industry; and whether the report will be made public?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government have decided what attitude they will take with the League of Nations in regard to the request of Turkey to refortify the Dardanelles; and what that attitude will be?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Will the Government bear in mind that the Turkish Government, for giving up the right to fortify the Dardanelles, received certain concessions of territory, and that if any question of allowing them to fortify the Dardanelles comes up, they will see that they return these territories?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the complete failure of sanctions imposed by the League of Nations to effect their object and which only resulted in prolonging the war between Italy and Abyssinia, with consequent increased loss of life and treasure to both sides, he will take immediate steps to withdraw all the sanctions imposed by Great Britain?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: In view of the fact that sanctions were imposed with the object of preventing war and that the war is now finished, will the Government state what is their justification for carrying on sanctions at the present time?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the Turkish Government's statement that recent happenings have made the Straits Convention signed at Lausanne in 1923 no longer an effective guarantee of Turkish security, he will state whether any grounds exist for the fear that any foreign country contemplated invading Turkish territory?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: In view of the fact that the state of war still officially exists between Italy and Abyssinia was it not a breach of our neutrality for us to succour either of the combatants?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: I beg leave to present a Petition signed by 51 of the responsible ratepayers of the City of Liverpool, including the leaders of all the political parties. A similar one, signed by over 27,000, is being presented to the right hon. the Minister of Health. The material allegations contained in the Petition are to the effect that there is a grave feeling of unrest as to whether the very high...
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Is the Minister aware that the method of feeding cattle by cubes is looked upon generally as being the most scientific and the most economic?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for War whether sufficient practice is given to gunners with anti-aircraft guns to ensure a high degree of accuracy against enemy aeroplanes?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the reason for the proposed rationing of certain foodstuffs such as butter and bacon; and whether, before bringing in such regulations, he will present to the House the detailed figures showing the position as regards stocks and estimated supplies, and the estimated consumption under rationing compared with the previous consumption?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the threats made against this country by the German leaders in an attempt to intimidate the general public, he will now adopt a similar practice against the German public with a view to destroying their morale?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the fact that conscientious objectors are not taking part in the defence of the country, he will take the necessary steps to ensure that they are conscripted to work for the benefit of the country at military rates of pay?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Home Secretary whether recent information goes to prove that strips of paper and transparent paper gummed over windows are of little use as a means of preventing glass from flying in the case of air raids?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for War whether consideration has been given to the question of providing blankets for the Home Guard during the winter nights for such as are required by the nature of their duties to sleep in shelters away from their homes?