Marquess of Titchfield: In a very few words I want to say something in favour of the wicked landlord. It has been said by hon. Members opposite that by reducing the rates on agricultural land the Government are benefiting the landlord, and that the advantages contained in this Bill will not be of use to the community which farms the land, but that the money will go direct to the pockets of the landlord. This, in my...
Marquess of Titchfield: 96. asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the number of cattle bred and fed in Nottinghamshire that have suffered from foot-and-mouth disease as compared with cattle imported to Nottinghamshire from Ireland?
Marquess of Titchfield: Is it not a scandal that the Government should not give more than one day for a discussion of the McKenna Duties, considering their determination to put hundreds of thousands of men on to the streets?
Marquess of Titchfield: I wish to say a few words on an industry which has not yet been mentioned. It is an industry which, if the McKenna Duties are allowed to lapse, will be affected very adversely. It is the industry of ball and roller bearings. This industry is subsidiary to and dependent on the motorcar industry, and if the Socialists intend to kill the motor-car industry, as they undoubtedly do, ipso facto the...
Marquess of Titchfield: What is a "mess trap"?
Marquess of Titchfield: Is it not a fact that since last December the Prime Minister's life has been made miserable by hon. and right hon. Gentlemen behind him clamouring for titles?
Marquess of Titchfield: Is the hon. Gentleman aware of Napoleon's maxim that the best defence is offence?
Marquess of Titchfield: How many members of the right hon. Gentleman's own party since last autumn have applied for titles?
Marquess of Titchfield: I beg to second the Amendment.
Marquess of Titchfield: Is it not the fact that the editor of the "Workers' Weekly" is only trying to do what the Prime Minister wished to do during the War?
Marquess of Titchfield: 46. asked the Prime Minister whether the Government has considered the petition of the National Union of Manufacturers and is prepared to appoint a committee to examine the effect which the adoption of the Dawes scheme may have on British industry and unemployment?
Marquess of Titchfield: They are very well kept.
Marquess of Titchfield: I want to wish this Bill the very best of luck during its last stage through this House because I believe it to be a Bill which, if put on the Statute Book, will be one which will benefit very much a class of the community which requires all the help that can possibly be given to it—I refer to the agricultural labourer. I know from experience what a great boon a sugar factory is to the...
Marquess of Titchfield: Can my right hon. Friend see his way to get the Department to pay more than 75 per cent. of the total charge, which falls heavily on individual farmers in some parts of the country?
Marquess of Titchfield: Does not this reply show that "every dog has its day"?
Marquess of Titchfield: As a member of the Committee, I should like to ask whether the hon. and gallant Gentleman does not agree that the sole aim of the Committee was to get at the truth of the conditions of the export of horses from this country? I should also like to ask whether, after having read the Report, he does not agree that the genuineness of the so-called "faked film" was only upheld on secondhand...
Marquess of Titchfield: I want to ask my right hon. Friend only one question, and that is, what happens to all the waste paper in the Government Offices? I am informed that during the War this waste paper was sold at a very good profit, and I should like to ask my right hon. Friend whether it is sold at a profit now.
Marquess of Titchfield: I want to raise two questions. The first relates to the localities where the sugar-beet factories are to be built. In my constituency we have the Kelham sugar-beet factory, the first and the original sugar-beet factory in this country. It has been satisfactory as far as it has gone, but two other factories have sprung up or, rather, one has sprung up and the other is about to spring up. One...
Marquess of Titchfield: I wish to support this Bill, because I believe it is one of the few practical things which we in this House can do to help along the farmer in the very bad times he is experiencing. I believe that the produce of the British farmer to-day is the finest in the world, and that if we can only get his produce marked as British, there will be an increased demand, for directly you get that increased...
Marquess of Titchfield: Does the right hon. Gentleman not think that this question is merely the vanguard in a campaign of insinuation and slander?