Mr John Simpson: If he was on active service he would not be under these regulations. This is simply a matter for peace service.
Mr John Simpson: May I ask whether this right of appeal applies to complaints under this Section of the Act?
Mr John Simpson: I desire to point out that the whole of the arguments are equally applicable to the ordinary penalty of capital punishment in the Criminal Courts of this land. The penalty in the Army is an alternative penalty, whereas in an ordinary murder case before the Criminal Courts in this land the only penalty is death. In cases which might very often be far worse than murder there is the alternative...
Mr John Simpson: If I used the words quoted by the hon. Member for Mitcham (Mr. Ede) it must have been the late hour of the night or the early hour of the morning that caused me to do so. With the greatest humility I hold in the highest admiration every man who fought for me in France. I did not fight in France myself. What I intended to convey was this: If a man through treachery caused a panic that man...
Mr John Simpson: Can the Noble Lord tell us the actual cause of the riot?
Mr John Simpson: 22. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the Indian inhabitants of the Federated Malay States comprise 23 per cent. of the population, but are unrepresented on the reformed Federal Council and will he have this fact taken into consideration?
Mr John Simpson: 28. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will inform the House of the terms of the representations made by the United States Government with regard to the export of liquor from West Indian ports?
Mr John Simpson: Can the hon. Gentleman lay Papers on the Table of the House, or revert to the practice which obtained during the War, and lay Papers in the Library?
Mr John Simpson: 3. asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount of spirits imported into the Bahamas and Barbados in the years 1913, 1920, 1921, and 1922, respectively?
Mr John Simpson: Is it a fact that no liquor was exported to these ports before 1922?
Mr John Simpson: 21. asked the President of the Board of Trade the quantity and value of dried milk powder exported from Great Britain in the year 1922?
Mr John Simpson: 44. asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the import of liquid yolk of egg into the United States of America is absolutely prohibited on the ground of the excessive amount of preservative used in its preparation; whether any percentage limit of preservative is imposed by his Department as a condition of import and, if so, what that percentage is?
Mr John Simpson: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, in the case of cream manufactured in England, we have to put on the package a certificate of the amount of boric acid in the material we sell, and is there any reason why this should not be extended to imported preserved liquid eggs?
Mr John Simpson: 52. asked the Minister of Health whether any shipments of liquid yolk of egg from China were rejected or condemned by his Department in the year 1922 owing to the excessive amount of preservative used, or for other reasons; and what steps, if any, are taken by his Department to ensure that preparations of such preserved yolk of egg are not used in food-stuffs to the detriment of the public health?
Mr John Simpson: Was this sentence imposed by a magistrate or by a judge?
Mr John Simpson: Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us how many Borstal Institutions there are?
Mr John Simpson: 1. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the index figure of the cost of living in India on 1st April, 1923, compared with the pre-War cost of living?
Mr John Simpson: 12. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has received a Report of the recent debate in the Ceylon Legislative Council on the subject of constitutional reforms; whether the proposals for a revised constitution have proved generally acceptable in that colony; and whether he can make any statement as to the intentions of the Secretary of State for the Colonies in the matter.
Mr John Simpson: Will that Report be laid on the Table when it arrives?
Mr John Simpson: 9 and 10. asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) whether the British steamer "Istar" cleared from the Clyde on 25th December last; what cargo she was then carrying; on what date she cleared from the Bermudas for Nassau, Bahamas; whether she arrived at Nassau; if not, whether he can give any information as to the present whereabouts of the vessel; (2) whether the British steamship...