Mr John Simpson: Did not the American Navy do any service?
Mr John Simpson: 33. asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give any figures showing the amount of unemployment among agricultural labourers at the present time?
Mr John Simpson: Can the hon. Gentleman inform us what has happened to the 100,000 men who have gone out of work in the last three years?
Mr John Simpson: Is it not a fact that there was a strike of waitresses at Messrs. Lyons' restaurant at Wembley?
Mr John Simpson: I do not want to delay the House, but I think there is one question which ought to be raised before the Bill passes. When the Ways and Means Resolution was passed on the 8th April, the intention was to give legal validity to charges of three kinds:— either on, or in connection with, the grant of licences or permits … or in connection with the control of supplies or of the prices of...
Mr John Simpson: I rise to a point of Order. I wish to ask whether at this stage it is competent for me to suggest that the Bill is not in order, that the Bill is not drafted in accordance with the Money Resolution. The Resolution is perfectly clear. It was the intention of the Committee that milk should not be affected by the Bill at all. These charges the President of the Board of Trade has applied were...
Mr John Simpson: Can the right hon. Gentleman say how these figures compare with those of last year?
Mr John Simpson: May I ask whether the House is to reassemble on the Monday or the Tuesday?
Mr John Simpson: Is that in addition to the £300,000?
Mr John Simpson: The right hon. Gentleman who has just sat down, in introducing the Bill in 1920, with reference to the age limit and the means limit, used these words: It is obvious that some strict limitation had to be put upon those whose pensions were to be increased if the expense was to be within the limits of the country at the present moment. He went on to say: The limit chosen has been an income...
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 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: 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 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: 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?