Mr John Simpson: Is there any limitation of the powers of the Governor to release political prisoners?
Mr John Simpson: 5. asked the Under - Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that the provincial accounts of the Punjab, of Bengal, and of Madras show heavy and increasing deficits; whether retrenchments in expenditure have been effected, and, if so, to what extent in each case; whether these provinces have imposed additional taxation and, if so, with what result; and whether, in view of the serious...
Mr John Simpson: In what Bounties is double dipping practised?
Mr John Simpson: 71. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has any information as to the areas and yields of cereal and root crops in Germany in the years 1920, 1021, and 1922, respectively?
Mr John Simpson: 16. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the number and value of knitting machines exported from the United Kingdom in the years 1913 and 1922, respectively?
Mr John Simpson: 17. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the value of the imports of aluminium hollow-ware, during the six months ending 31st December, 1922, from Poland and Germany, respectively?
Mr John Simpson: Does this refer to enamelled or painted aluminium ware?
Mr John Simpson: 7. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether any and, if so, how many Moplahs have been transported to the Adaman Islands; how many are imprisoned in jails in India and Burma; and whether the sentences they are serving were inflicted by courts-martial or by the ordinary criminal courts of British India?
Mr John Simpson: Can the Noble Lord tell us how many cases are still pending?
Mr John Simpson: 63. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has any information as to the progress of the negotiations between the agricultural labourers who are on strike on a farm in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire and their employer; and whether the dispute between labourers and members of the National Farmers' Union in Norfolk has yet been settled?
Mr John Simpson: Has arbitration been resorted to in the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire dispute?
Mr John Simpson: What increase in price will this amount to per lb of salt?
Mr John Simpson: 43. asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of long hundreds of eggs imported from China during the years 1913, 1921, and 1922, respectively?
Mr John Simpson: Does this include eggs not in shells, as well as eggs in shells?
Mr John Simpson: Is it the policy of the Government to admit Empire fat cattle freely into this country for breeding purposes?
Mr John Simpson: This gives us no chance of putting clown Amendments to the Bill.
Mr John Simpson: 16. asked the Minister of Agriculture the quantities of eggs imported, not in shell, during the years 1920, 1921, and 1922?
Mr John Simpson: Can the right hon. Gentleman assure the House that they are hens' eggs?
Mr John Simpson: 36. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Central Importing Agency was a department of the private firm of Fairclough, Dodd, and Jones; and, if so, whether he can state why it was allowed to trade virtually as a department of the Board of Trade?
Mr John Simpson: I intervene in this Debate with some trepidation, as my experience of the Army is confined to the Volunteer Force, in which I served in every capacity from recruit to commanding officer. I join issue with the last speaker. I do not think that justice is at all a necessary element in this; nor do I think that the most severe discipline is in any way the most just. It is quite possible to have...