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: 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: 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...
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: 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: 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: 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: 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?