Captain Reginald Terrell: Has the Minister of Labour any evidence to show that a single unemployed person has been offered work since the Labour Government have been in office?
Captain Reginald Terrell: I desire to present a petition on behalf of the electors of the Henley Parliamentary Division as fol- lows: "To the honourable Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in Parliament assembled: The humble petition of the inhabitants of the village of Cowley, Oxfordshire, showeth: that the removal of the duties imposed by the Finance Act, 1915, on the importation of...
Captain Reginald Terrell: I regret that I made use of any unparliamentary expression. Perhaps the word "lie" rather offends some people, and I apologise, but, after all—[HON. MEMBEES: "Withdraw!"]
Captain Reginald Terrell: I withdraw the words, and will substitute for them "the very inaccurate statement made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer." [HON. MEMBERS: "Oh, oh!" and "Withdraw!"]
Captain Reginald Terrell: I withdraw, Mr. Speaker.
Captain Reginald Terrell: Will the hon. Gentleman issue instructions so that preference will be given to the employment of ex-service men in the Civil Service over and above the employment of conscientious objectors?
Captain Reginald Terrell: On a point of Order, Mr. Speaker. May I have a reply to my question?
Captain Reginald Terrell: On a point of Order. Why should conscientious objectors be employed? There are some of them on the Front Bench.
Captain Reginald Terrell: On a point of Order. We cannot hear a word.
Captain Reginald Terrell: We cannot hear you.
Captain Reginald Terrell: It is not a question of being quiet. We cannot hear you at all.
Captain Reginald Terrell: I hope he speaks up.
Captain Reginald Terrell: How many British subjects—[HON. MEMBERS. "Speak up; we cannot hear you!"]—have claims under the heading in this question?
Captain Reginald Terrell: Oh, you cannot!
Captain Reginald Terrell: Will the Prime Minister introduce legislation with that object? [HON. MEMBERS: "Order!"]
Captain Reginald Terrell: asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the Government plans for the relief of unemployment, he can state the steps which are being specially taken to find work for skilled men whose efficiency may otherwise deteriorate; and whether the Government possesses any detailed statistics showing the proportion of these men to the general number of unemployed?
Captain Reginald Terrell: 92. asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the official announcement that the average rent of houses erected under the Government scheme will be 9s. a week, he can state what is the estimated average of the rent of purely agricultural houses, indicating the maximum and minimum figure which may have been agreed on to produce the 9s. average for the whole country?
Captain Reginald Terrell: How did the Government arrive at the average rent of 9s., and what rental are they going to charge in agricultural districts?
Captain Reginald Terrell: Is the House to take it that the rent in agricultural districts will not be as high as 9s. a week?
Captain Reginald Terrell: I rise to support this Amendment. I do so because I represent an agricultural constituency, and I am fully alive to the fact that something must be done for that important industry. I cannot understand why it is the Government have refused to accept this Amendment. I recall quite well that on the eve of the fall of the late Government, the Prime Minister laid great stress upon the necessity...