HL Deb 15 February 1916 vol 21 cc30-4

The LORD CANCELLOR acquainted the House that the following Papers, having been commanded to be presented to this House by His Majesty, had been so presented on the following dates by delivery to the Clerk of the Parliaments, pursuant to Standing Order No. 104. viz.:

  1. 1. Miscellaneous (1916)—
  2. 2. British Trade after the War—Report of a Sub-Committee of the Advisory Committee to the Board of Trade on Commercial Intelligence, with respect to measures for securing the position, after the War, of certain branches of British industry. (January 29);
  3. 3. War Loans for Small Investors—Report of the Committee on War Loans for the Small investor. (January 29);
  4. 4. Public Retrenchment—Third Report of the Committee on Retrenchment in the Public Expenditure. (January 31);
  5. 5. Trade Reports (Annual Series)—
  6. 6. Land Settlement for Sailors and Soldiers (Departmental Committee)—Introduction and Part I of the Final Report of the Departmental Committee appointed by the 31 President of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries to consider the settlement or employment on the land in England and Wales of discharged sailors and soldiers. (February 2);
  7. 7. Railway Accidents—Summary of accidents and casualties reported to the Board of Trade by the several railway companies in the United Kingdom during the three months ended 30th September 1915, in pursuance of the Regulation of Railways Act, 1871; together with reports to the Board of Trade by the Inspecting Officers of the Railway Department upon certain accidents which were inquired into. (February 3);
  8. 8. Agriculture (Scotland)—Agricultural Statistics, 1914. Volume III, Part III. Prices and Supplies of Grain, Live Stock, and other Agricultural Produce in Scotland. (February 4);
  9. 9. Ministry of Munitions—
    1. I. Report on the output of Munitions in France, December 1915;
    2. II. Health of Munition Workers' Committee (Reports)—
  1. 1. On Employment of Women. Memorandum No. 4;
  2. 2. On Hours of Work. Memorandum No. 5. (February 9):

The same were ordered to lie on the Table.

National Relief Fund—Report to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales by the Executive Committee of the National Relief Fund on the Administration of the Fund, up to the 30th September 1915: Presented (by command) and ordered to lie on the Table.

Friendly Societies, Industrial and Provident Societies, Building Societies, Trade Unions, Workmen's Compensation Schemes, Loan Societies, Railway Savings Banks, Scientific and Literary Societies and Trustee Savings Banks—Reports of the Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies for the year ended 31st December 1915. Part A General Report:

Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865—Orders in Council—

  1. 1. Dated the 27th January 1916, approving a Memorial of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty praying sanction to certain proposals as to the pay and prospects of Special Service Seamen and Stokers in the Royal Navy;
  2. 2. Dated the 3rd February 1916, approving a Memorial of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty praying sanction to Change Pay being granted to the Engineer Officer or Rating in Charge of Engines at His Majesty's Wireless Telegraph Stations abroad:

Merchant Shipping Act, 1894—Order in Council, dated the 27th January 1916, directing that the Officer for the time being acting as District Officer, Tawao, North Borneo, shall, in the State of North Borneo, exercise the functions of a British Consular Officer under the Merchant Shipping Acts:

Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, and Mersey Channels Act, 1897—Order in Council, dated the 27th January 1916, making rules concerning the lights or signals to be carried and the steps for avoiding collision to be taken by vessels navigating the River Mersey and adjacent channels, and repealing the Order in Council of the 11th October 1912:

Military Service Act, 1916—Order in Council, dated 3rd February 1916, making Regulations for the Tribunals established under the Military Service Act, 1916:

Government of India Act, 1915—Order in Council, dated 3rd February 1916, approving certain alterations in, and additions to, the Establishment of the Secretary of State for India in Council:

Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1877—Statute made by the Governing Body of University College, Oxford, on the 3rd July 1915, amending Statutes I 3, III 13, and IV 2 of the Statutes of the College:

Trinidad—Rule made by the Acting Governor in Executive Council defining the term "Overseer" as used in Prison Rules:

Shops Act, 1912

  1. 1. Orders made by the under mentioned Local Authorities, and confirmed by the Secretary of State for the Home Department, affecting certain classes of shops within their respective areas—
    1. I. Council of Borough of Tyne-mouth;
    2. II. Council of Borough of Has-lingden;
  2. 2. Orders made by the Secretary for Scotland under the Act affecting certain classes of shops within the following areas—
    1. I. Burgh of Paisley;
    2. II. Royal Burgh of Glasgow:

Greek Loan of 1832—Account for 1913:

Lunacy—Return to the Lord Chancellor of the Number of Visits made and the Number of Patients detained under the provisions of the Lunacy Acts, 1890 to 1911, seen by the several Commissioners during the six mouths ended the 31st December 1915:

Supreme Court of Judicature—Rules of the Supreme Court, January 1916:

Destructive Insects and Pests Acts, 1877 and 1907—Orders declaring areas described in the schedules thereto to be infected areas for the purposes of the Wart Disease of Potatoes (Infected Areas) Order of 1914—

Diseases of Animals Acts, 1894 to 1914— Order, No. 9691, dated 28th January 1916, entitled the Bristol (Avonmouth Dock) Foreign Animals Wharf Order of 1916, defining a Foreign Animals Wharf as described in the Schedule thereto and revoking the Bristol (Avonmouth Dock) Foreign Animals Wharf Order of 1915:

Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interest (War Restrictions), England — The Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interest (War Restrictions) Rules, 1916, dated 29th January 1916, made by the Lord Chancellor under the Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interest (War Restrictions) Act, 1915:

Laid before the House (pursuant to Act) and ordered to lie on the Table.

College Charter Act, 1871—Application received from the Right Honourable the Viscount Ridley and others, for the grant of a Charter to the Trinity College of Music, London, referred by His Majesty in Council for the consideration and report of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, together with the draft of the Charter applied for: Laid before the House (pursuant to Act), and ordered to lie on the Table, and to be printed.(No. 1.)

House adjourned at half-past Six o'clock, till To-morrow, Four o'clock.