Mr Charles White: I have it here.
Mr Charles White: Are any conditions laid down to prevent these vessels being employed as warships?
Mr Charles White: (by Private Notice) asked the Food Controller whether he is aware of the serious position that has arisen in the Preston and Southport areas owing to the non-supply of milk; also to his refusal to include the Ribblesdale Valley area in the advance of 2d. per gallon granted to neighbouring districts, and what steps he has taken to deal with the deadlock?
Mr Charles White: I personally handed this, addressed to the right hon. Gentleman, and marked "Urgent," to a messenger at the door of this House at 6.0 p.m. yesterday.
Mr Charles White: 23. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture when the names of the members of the Royal Commission on Agriculture will be announced; and whether the terms of reference will include the question of nationalising the land in the same manner that the Coal Commission in inquiring into the nationalising of mines, especially in view of the fact that a great deal of agricultural...
Mr Charles White: 24. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that, notwithstanding the provisions of the Corn Production Act, landowners are raising the rent of their farms to the tenants; and whether he intends to take any action in the matter where special cases are brought to his notice, such as are now occurring in Derbyshire on the Ogston estate?
Mr Charles White: Is the answer just given not directly opposite to the provisions of the Corn Production Act?
Mr Charles White: Does not the present system put men who enter the Army and Navy and later transfer to the Post Office and other branches of the Civil Service at a great disadvantage compared with men who enter the Post Office direct and therefore act as a deterrent to recruiting?
Mr Charles White: 17. asked the Home Secretary whether e has yet appointed a joint committee for Derbyshire, especially the districts of Matlock and Darley Dale, under the Workmen's Compensation (Silicosis) Act, 1918; and, if so, what are the names and addresses of the employers and workmen on the said committee?
Mr Charles White: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that men from works at Matlock and Darley Dale have waited on me and want to claim compensation, but have no means of doing so?
Mr Charles White: You shall have them at once.
Mr Charles White: Will the right hon. Gentleman receive a small deputation of Members who are suffering very acutely in this matter?
Mr Charles White: On a point of Order. Is this relevant to the Debate?
Mr Charles White: I am inclined to agree with you, Sir.
Mr Charles White: The hon. Member for a Scottish constituency, in opening the Debate in opposition to the Bill, set out to amuse us, as he did before in his maiden speech. I am sorry, and I agree with the right hon. Gentleman that this is a most serious and pathetic matter that we have come here to consider, and I am sorry that the element of levity was introduced into the Debate. I support the Bill. About the...
Mr Charles White: On dogs and cats. This came out in question and answer in Committee upstairs, and I will read it if the hon. Member wishes. I quite realise that, speaking from the human standpoint, what I say will have no effect on Gentlemen opposite who study this question both from the human and the scientific standpoint. I want to be perfectly fair; I am not here to make special points; but I ask who is...
Mr Charles White: Has he interviewed and taken the opinion of doctors who are opposed to vivisection as well as of those who are in favour of it?
Mr Charles White: Have you asked them?
Mr Charles White: You asked the other doctors?
Mr Charles White: 12. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, under the proviso contained in Section 2 (2) of the Companies (Particulars as to Directors) Act, 1917, exemption has been granted to any companies registered after 22nd November, 1916, from complying with the provisions of that Section, which requires the publication of the names of the directors on business letters and trade circulars;...