HC Deb 03 July 1923 vol 166 c250

The following question stood on the Paper in the name of the hon. Member for Linlithgow.


To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he will cause inquiries to be made into the case of E. Parker, a fireman on the transport "Montgomeryshire"; whether he can state for what reason this man has been imprisoned, and under what Act was he tried at Constantinople; whether the crews of transports are regarded as belonging to the mercantile marine or the Admiralty; and, if the former, why they require to obtain naval passes for leave ashore?

Viscount CURZON

In view of the small number of questions on the Paper, and the great importance of this question to the British mercantile marine, would it be possible for one of the hon. Member's friends to put this question for him?


If he has been asked to do so.

Viscount CURZON

I could not put it myself.

The following question stood on the Paper in the name of the hon. Member for the Shettleston Division.


To ask the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health if he will state what progress is being made with the proposed scheme for a new road between Glasgow and Edinburgh; and what action the Government propose to take in view of the promise of the Government to provide relief work for the unemployed in the Clyde area?


On a point of Order. Am I not entitled to put this question? The hon. Member for Shettleston is at present under sentence of suspension, but this question, which is a very important question, was put on the Paper before the suspension operated, and under these circumstances, may I ask whether it is in order to put it?


I do not think it is. The hon. Member could put it down afresh, of course.