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On Tuesday In The House Of Commons Mr. Chamberlain Explained

his Civil Service Estimates of 557 millions. He said that the figure had been reduced by three-fifths. What further item could be left out ? The truth was that the Government......

Take Examples Of The Senseless Slaughter. It Is The Nuptial

feathers of egrets in which the traders deal, and this means that the feathers have to be torn from the mother birds while the young are still in the nests. The young birds are......

The Reply Of Messrs. Coats To The Strictures Of The

Standing Committee on Trusts deserves consideration. They In effect accuse the Committee of making a mistake in the figures dealing with the firm's Income Tax. They say that......

The Miners' Federation, Having Failed To Obtain The...

the Trade Union Congress for " direct action " to secure the " nationalization " of the mines, decided on Thursday week to adopt new tactics. On the plea that the Government had......

Imported Wheat, Up To A Maximum Of 952. A Quarter.

As it is highly improbable that our imported wheat will fall below 100s. a quarter, the Prime Minister's statement im- plied that the controlled price would be raised by about......

The Most Striking Speech In The Debate Was That Of

Sir Robert Horne. He examined the present economic conditions in a really enlightening review, and his answer to Mr. Asquith's doctrine on Monday that " inflation had nothing to......

The Navy Estimates For 1920-21 Amount To £84,000,000, As...

with £157,000,000 for the current year. Mr. Long in a Memorandum published on Tuesday showed that £19,000,000 was required to meet liabilities in connexion with the war, and......

The Report Of The Departmental Committee On Industrial...

on Thursday, confirmed a widespread belief that the industrial assurance companies and collecting societies are working on a bad system which promotes extrava- gance and waste.......

We Hope That The Meeting Of The Royal Society For

the Protec- tion of Birds on Tuesday did something to strengthen the hands of those who are working for a Plumage Bill. As Mr. H. J. Massingham told us in the last of his......

The Debate In The House Of Commons On Monday On

high prices did not help very much. Mr. McCurdy played variations on the perfectly true theme that the first and fundamental cause of the rise in prices is the actual lack of......

Bank Rate, 6 Per Cent.,changed From 5 Per Cent. Nov.

6,1919. 5 per cent. War Loan was on Thursday, 874 ; Tnursda:r week, 88k; a year ago, 95.......