Sir Harold Sutcliffe: 50. asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department the approximate amount of business transacted in the textile section of the British Industries Fair this year, and how this compares with the amount transacted last year?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: 46. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education if he will state the present position as regards the proposal to close the Chester Training College?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: 49. asked the Secretary of State for India whether there is now any considerable boycott of the sale of British textile goods in India?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: First let me say how much I welcome the Government proposals, especially those with regard to ex-service men's pensions. I only wish they could go further, but at the moment that is not possible. This Bill deals only with three classes of cases. It will certainly do considerable good in these classes of cases in lightening some of the hardships and making them more easy to bear. I only wish...
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: 52. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury in view of the difficulty experienced by many business firms in understanding and answering the questions contained in the forms required when making application to the Import Duties Advisory Committee for additional duties, he will represent to the Committee die necessity of issuing simpler forms for this purpose?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: Is the Financial Secretary aware that many small firms who are not members of trade organisations have experienced great difficulty in this matter?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: 62. asked the Minister of Labour whether he has any information as to the number of concerns in the cotton textile industry in which co-partnership or profit-sharing schemes are in operation; how many workers are affected thereby; and how the regularity of employment in firms where such schemes are in operation compares with that in other firms?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: 38. asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that numbers of operatives in the Milnrow and Rochdale area who went to sign on at the Employment Exchange on Tuesday, 24th May, after the Whitsuntide holiday, were informed that the Exchange had been open on the previous day, which resulted in a new qualifying period being in many cases necessary; and whether, in view of the fact that no public...
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: In addressing the House. for the first time may I ask for that leniency and kind indulgence which it so generously accords to one who speaks here in his early days. I have listened with great interest for some weeks to many speeches, in fact, it may be called a constant stream of oratory, and I now feel that the time has come for me to push off from the shore and join that stream. It has been...
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: 58. (for Mr. JENNINGS) asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will consider issuing a simple explanatory circular on the Wheat Bill so that small tillage farmers will be better able to understand it?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: 76. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that the recent additional tax on beer is adding to the numbers of the unemployed by reason of reduction of staffs in consequence of reduced sales; and whether, in view of the decreasing revenue from that source, he proposes to take any action in the matter?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: 70. asked the President of the Board of Trade if be has received any recent reports that the imports into this country of foreign yarns and cotton piece goods are abnormal?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: 73. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in the interests of the Lancashire cotton industry, he proposes to take any steps to improve the trade in cotton goods with India?