§ The LORD CHANCELLOR 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. CIV, viz.:
§ 1. Board of Education (England and Wales)—
- I. List of Certified Schools for Blind, Deaf, Defective and Epileptic Children on 31st July, 1915;
- II. List of Schools and Classes for Blind, Deaf, Defective and Epileptic Students recognised under the Regulations for Technical Schools, &c., for the year ended the 31st July, 1915. (December 29);
§ 2. War Loans and Small Investors—Interim Report of the Committee on War Loans for the Small Investor and Treasury Minute thereon, dated 28th December, 1915. (December 31);
§ 3. Judicial Statistics, England and Wales, 1914 (Part I. Criminal Statistics)—Statistics relating to Criminal Proceedings, Police, Coroners, Prisons, Reformatory and Industrial Schools and Criminal Lunatics, for the year 1914. (December 31);
§ 4. Coal Mining Organisation Committee—Second General Report of the Departmental Committee appointed by the Secretary of State for the Home Department to inquire into the conditions prevailing in the Coal Mining Industry due to the War. (December 31);
§ 5. Miscellaneous, No. 1 (1916)—Memorandum of the German Government in regard to incidents alleged to have attended the destruction of a German submarine and its crew by His Majesty's Auxiliary Cruiser "Baralong" on 15th August, 1915, and Reply of His Majesty's Government thereto. (January 4);
§ 6. Evictions (Ireland)—Return of Evictions in Ireland for the quarter ended 30th September, 1915. (January 3);808
§ 7. Army—Report on Recruiting by the Earl of Derby, K.G., Director-General of Recruiting. (January 3);
§ 8. Board of Agriculture and Fisheries—Agricultural Statistics, 1914. Vol. XLIX. Part IV. Imports and Exports of Corn, Live Stock and other Agricultural Produce. (January 3);
§ 9. Local Government Board—Forty fourth Annual Report for 1914–1915. Supplement containing the Report of the Medical Officer for 1911–1915. (January 3):
§ The same were ordered to lie on the Table.
§ Miscellaneous, No. 2 (1916)—Statement of the measures adopted to intercept the sea-borne commerce of Germany: Presented (by command), and ordered to lie on the Table.
§ County Court, England (Fees)—Treasury Order, dated 10th December, 1915, regulating Fees in County Courts:
§ Development Commission—Fifth Report of the Development Commissioners, being the Report for the year ended the 31st March, 1915:
§ Diseases of Animals Acts, 1894 to 1914—Order, No. 9647, dated the 22nd December, 1915, postponing the operation of the two Orders described in the schedule thereto until the 31st March, 1916:
§ Shops Act, 1912—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. Council of the Borough of Conway;
- 2. Council of the County Borough of Oldham (two Orders):
§ Laid before the House (pursuant to Act), and ordered to lie on the Table.
§ House adjourned at half-past Four o'clock, till To-morrow, a quarter past Four o'clock.