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Orders of the Day — Clause 2. — (Fees and exemptions, with regulations relating thereto.) (11 Jun 1920)

Mr Robert McLaren: ...has moved the Amendment, are wanting to arrive at the same conclusion but by different methods. It has been said that documentary evidence would be sufficient in the case of anyone being sued in Court, but I am not sure whether any sheriff in Scotland would give a decree in an undefended case unless there were witnesses there to prove the fact.

Orders of the Day — Nauru Island Agreement Bill. (16 Jun 1920)

Lord Robert Cecil: ...of Nations. The administrator is to have power to make Ordinances, to provide for the education of children, to establish and maintain the necessary police force, and to establish and appoint courts and magistrates. The whole thing is handed over to him by this agreement, and we are asked to ratify that when, as plainly as words can possible describe it, we have agreed that the amount of...

Orders of the Day — High Court of Justice (King's Bench Division). (16 Jun 1920)

Sir Robert Lynn: ...as on the point that His Majesty's Government have been taking these judges and using them for political purposes that I rise to second the Amendment. I have discovered that the judges of the High Court in Ireland are indulging in the work of politics. It is difficult under the rules of the House to draw attention to this fact, but at the present time we are afforded an opportunity, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.: Illegal Courts. (17 Jun 1920)

Sir Robert Lynn: Is it not a fact that the people who constitute these voluntary courts are largely the friends of murderers?

Orders of the Day — League of Nations.: Statement by MR. Balfour. (17 Jun 1920)

Lord Robert Cecil: ...fully the difficulty of the task in which they are engaged. It is enormous. A foreign friend of mine described what was desirable as putting on to an international plane the foreign policies of the courts of Europe, and he said, very truly, that that was a task of enormous difficulty. The change is enormous. We have got to scrap very largely our old diplomatic preconceptions. We have got...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland.: Agriculture Bill. (21 Jun 1920)

Sir Robert Thomas: ...the Prime Minister whether, in view of the strong opposition in Wales to the Agriculture Bill, he has considered the advisability of establishing a Board of Agriculture for Wales and a Welsh Land Court, on similar lines to those constituted by the Small Landholders (Scotland) Act, 1911?

Orders of the Day — Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interest (Restrictions) Bill.: Clause 7. — (Restriction on, calling in mortgages). (21 Jun 1920)

Sir S.ROBERTS: I beg to move, at the end of the Clause, to add a new paragraph-— (iii) Any such Order shall be made, subject to the condition that it shall not take effect if the mortgagor within such time as the court directs pay the mortgagee such sum as appear to the court to correspond to the diminution in the security. My right hon. Friend has been good enough to say he will accept...

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies.: Grenada (Seditious Publications). (22 Jun 1920)

Mr Robert Richardson: ...Ordinance gives the Governor the power to prohibit the importation of any book or periodical into the island; whether the Ordinance gives the power to judges and magistrates, sitting not in open court but in chambers, to make an ex parte order suspending any newspaper published in the island for a period of 12 months; and whether the Government will state what the reason is for the...

Orders of the Day — Government of Ireland Bill.: Clause 36. — (Establishment of Courts.) (22 Jun 1920)

Lord Robert Cecil: ...because in England there are local bars. I am much encouraged in my opposition to this Clause by the speech which the Attorney-General for Ireland made just now. In dealing with the question of the court of appeal, he pointed out that there would be no difficulty about arranging that the court of appeal should sit alternately in Dublin and Belfast, in order to meet local requirements or...

Ireland.: Maintenance of Law and Order. (22 Jun 1920)

Lord Robert Cecil: ...in Ireland, whether it is that no one dares to give evidence in support of the Government or that there is a widespread feeling against it. It is the same thing with regard to the Sinn Fein courts in the South. My right hon. Friend says that Sinn Fein courts are conducted very fairly. I have no doubt he is quite right. I do not know anything about it, except that one hears, as many of us...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: King's Liverpool Regiment (Private G. Cubitt). (29 Jun 1920)

Mr Robert Waddington: ..., and that no reply was forthcoming for a considerable time; that the local police authority advised Private Cubitt to remain at home pending further information; and that when he was arrested and court-martialled he was awarded field punishment and had to forfeit 90 days' pay; is he aware that the facts have been placed before his Department to obtain a remission of the sentence, as the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants.: Temperance (Scotland) Act, 1913. (29 Jun 1920)

Mr Robert Munro: ...I do not feel able, as at present advised, to include such statistics in the proposed table. My hon. Friend will remember that statistics relating to the areas of burghs having separate licensing courts and counties are published in the Annual Reports on the Judicial Statistics of Scotland.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. (12 Jul 1920)

Sir Robert Clough: ...country they have meant Extravagance in the administration of business, Profiteering which has resulted in grumbling on all hands, and Deception and Dishonesty which has been proved in many of the courts of the country at the present time. The Excess Profits Duty has encouraged profiteering, and it has had a great deal to do with the increase in the cost of living. Let us see how this duty...

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants.: Jurors (Illness in Court). (21 Jul 1920)

Sir ROBERT GOWER: 29. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the inconvenience caused by the illness of a juror during the progress of a case tried before the Common Serjeant at the Central Criminal Court; and whether he will consider the desirability of introducing legislation providing such reform in our jury system as will obviate the...

Orders of the Day — Coal Industry.: Motion for Adjournment. (19 Oct 1920)

THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Sir Robert Home): I beg to move "That this House do now adjourn." Upon this Motion an opportunity will be given to discuss the topic with which I am now about to deal. Up to a few days ago I believed that if I required to make any speech on the coal question at the beginning of this Session, I should be able to make it in a congratulatory vein, and on...

Orders of the Day — Government of Ireland.: Vote of Censure Proposed. (20 Oct 1920)

Lord Robert Cecil: ...Moose Jaw, then a small town which had suddenly sprung up in the prairie. One of the townsmen showed me round the place. I remember he took me up some stairs into a whitewashed room where a British Court of Justice was sitting. I was then practising barrister. I recall the thrill of pride with which I saw the magnificent and passionless impartiality of the British judicial system at work...

Orders of the Day — Agriculture Bill.: Clause 3. — (Appointment, remuneration, and powers of Commissioners.) (3 Nov 1920)

Mr Robert Munro: It is an investigation into a pure question of fact. Some of my hon. Friends have said that technical knowledge is required, but do they not forget, in saying that, that judges of the High Court in England, and judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, are repeatedly called upon, in many instances without any technical knowledge whatever, to decide the most important agricultural questions...

Orders of the Day — Ireland.: Reprisals (Police and Military). (4 Nov 1920)

Mr Joseph Devlin: ...men in dragging out these people and murdering them under circumstances of the most disgraceful and appalling character? I put a question to him about it to-day. Here is his answer: A military court of inquiry was hold in each of these cases. In the case of John Gaynor they found that he was killed while resisting arrest by members of the police force, who fired justifiably in the...

Selection (Standing Committees).: Standing Committee E. (9 Nov 1920)

Sir SAMUEL ROBERTS further reported from the Committee; That they had added the following Ten Members to Standing Committee E (in respect of the Juvenile Courts (Metropolis) Bill [Lords]: Viscountess Astor, Mr. Bowerman, Mr. Briant, Mr. Cowan, Mr. Gilbert, Mr. Grundy, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Frederick Hall, Mr. Dennis Herbert, Mr. Rawlinson, and Mr. Secretary Shortt.

Standing Committees (Chair Men's Panel). (10 Nov 1920)

...Watson Rutherford to act as Chairman of Standing Committee B (in respect of the Criminal Injuries (Ireland) Bill); Mr. Turton to act as Chairman of Standing Committee E (in respect of the Juvenile Courts (Metropolis) Bill (Lords]); and Sir Samuel Roberts to act as Chairman of the Standing Committee on Scottish Bills (in respect of the Married Women's Property (Scotland) Bill).


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