Mr John Simpson: Is it a fact that it is now only with great difficulty that these processions are organised at all?
Mr John Simpson: Is this appointment made by the Government of India without reference to the Secretary of State, and has the Secretary of State any power of confirmation or refusal of confirmation?
Mr John Simpson: Are the cells disinfected after the tuberculosis patients have left left them?
Mr John Simpson: In all quarters of the House there is the feeling that we are not certain that the statements of the Prime Minister or the Leader of the Opposition are definitely looked upon as certain, and none of us are willing to give up the Debate unless we are certain. For this reason I beg to move the Adjournment of the Debate in order to get some assurance that this, Measure will be discussed. I hope...
Mr John Simpson: How many are there of these Assyrians?
Mr John Simpson: Have these disturbances ceased all over India, or are they still continuing in other parts?
Mr John Simpson: How many houses were sold?
Mr John Simpson: May I draw your attention to the commencement of Clause 2, where it says: Subject to the provisions of this Act, Agricultural Wages Committees shall fix minimum rates of wages for workers employed in agriculture for time-work"— If one of these Amendments were included, then, subject to the provisions of that Amendment, the committees would fix wages still in accordance with the provisions...
Mr John Simpson: I want to reinforce what my hon. Friend the Member for the Isle of Ely (Mr. Mond) has said. Hon. Members on the Committee will remember that among the Amendments of our party there was one which retained to the central wages board the power to interfere if a local committee had not acted in accordance with the law. The object of that Amendment was that, in cases where a minimum wage had not...
Mr John Simpson: Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that Exeter is a cathedral town, and is also the capital of Devon?
Mr John Simpson: Was the fine in gold marks or paper marks?
Mr John Simpson: Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us how often the Conference of Ambassadors has sat during the last month?
Mr John Simpson: Has not this point been inquired into by the Minister of Agriculture and their Report published a few days ago?
Mr John Simpson: Can the hon. Gentleman state the names of the deputation headed by His Highness the Aga Khan?
Mr John Simpson: Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us whether this means that a labourer will have to serve four years as an apprentice before he becomes a bricklayer?
Mr John Simpson: 5. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India how many assistant-surgeons of the Indian Medical Department were dismissed during the financial year 1923–24, and how many it is proposed to dismiss during the current financial year; whether any representations have been received on this subject; and whether, in view of the very serious unemployment among Anglo-Indians at the present time,...
Mr John Simpson: 6. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to the unrest which exists in the Indian Medical Department, in view of the reduction of its staff; whether it is the intention of the Government of India to dispense with the services of that Department altogether; whether the Department has asked for an official inquiry into the whole matter; and whether...
Mr John Simpson: 4. asked the Under-Secretary whether the Government is taking any and, if so, what steps to carry out the recommendations contained in the Lee Commission Report; whether these recommendations require consideration by the Indian Legislature before the issue of Orders; and whether the Government of India will be instructed to introduce the financial reforms recommended at the earliest possible date?
Mr John Simpson: Is the right hon. Gentleman sure that these men have been replaced by Africans?
Mr John Simpson: Can the right hon. Gentleman say how these figures compare with those of last year?