House of Commons debates
Tuesday, 14 November 1944

  • Preamble (0 speeches)
    The House met at Eleven o'Clock
  • Prayers (0 speeches)
    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
  • SUPREME COURT: PRIZE, &c., DEPOSIT ACCOUNT, 1939–44 (0 speeches)
    Account ordered, of the Receipts and Payments of the Accounting Officer of the Vote for the Supreme Court on behalf of the Admiralty Division in Prize for the period from 3rd September, 1939, to...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Eire (0 speeches)
    • War Criminals (Right of Asylum) (6 speeches)
      asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether any reply has yet been received from the Government of Eire to the representations of His Majesty's Government against the...
    • United Kingdom Representative's Office, Dublin (Union Jack) (6 speeches)
      asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, whether he will give instructions that the Union Jack shall in future be flown over the office of the United Kingdom representative in...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Saskatchewan Election (Overseas Troops) (3 speeches)
    asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs if he has any information as to the methods to be used by the Saskatchewan Government in the election by their troops in this country of...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Newfoundland Forces (Home Leave) (6 speeches)
    asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he will arrange that Newfoundland Forces should have the same facilities for home leave as Canadian or other Dominion Forces.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce (0 speeches)
    • Utility Carpets (Price) (4 speeches)
      asked the President of the Board of Trade when production of British-made utility carpets will restart; and, in view of the high costs of production and the necessity of avoiding inflated prices,...
    • Children's Boots (6 speeches)
      asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the scarcity of children's boots suitable for wet weather; and whether, in the interests of their health, he will increase the supply...
    • Bomb-Damage Repair Workers (Protective Clothing) (2 speeches)
      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the heavy work involved and the consequent damage to overalls and other clothing, which wear out very quickly on this type of work,...
    • Small Shopkeepers (Goods Quotas) (9 speeches)
      Mr. De la Bère: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the difficulties being encountered by the small shopkeepers throughout the country in obtaining their quotas of...
    • Steam Piping (Export Licence) (10 speeches)
      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Industrial Supplies Department of his department has refused an export licence to a Manchester firm to export steam piping...
    • Books (Paper Allocation) (6 speeches)
      Mr. Graham White: asked the President of the Board of Trade the actual tonnage of paper which will be now available for the production of books under the recently announced increased allocation;...
    • Post-War Export Trade (Publications) (8 speeches)
      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has obtained copies of the series of studies of Foreign Markets after the war issued in the U.S.A. by the Bureaù of Foreign and Domestic...
    • Business Names, Registration (Fee) (2 speeches)
      asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will agree to waive or reduce the fee charged under the Registration of Business Names Act, 1916, where a trader has to change his premises owing...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Bristol Channel Docks (Report) (4 speeches)
    Colonel Sir Arthur Evans: asked the Minister without Portfolio whether His Majesty's Government has yet received a Report from the Welsh Reconstruction Council on the future of the Bristol...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — British Army (0 speeches)
    • Forces, India (Credits) (2 speeches)
      asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the delay in getting through the credits of Service men returning from the Far East whereby hardship is caused; and whether he will...
    • Retired Officers (Pay) (6 speeches)
      asked the Secretary of State for War whether regular officers who have qualified during the war for the maximum retired pay but who have continued to serve, are given the 25 per cent. increase...
    • Women War Correspondents (13 speeches)
      asked the Secretary of State for War what discrimination is made between men and women war correspondents; and for what reasons women correspondents are not given the same measure of recognition...
    • Discharged Personnel (Civilian Clothing) (9 speeches)
      asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that many of those who got their discharge before the recent order of fitting out for clothes, etc., feel they are entitled to receive some...
    • Chaplains (Church of Scotland) (4 speeches)
      asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can state the number of chaplains belonging to the Church of Scotland who are at present serving in the Royal Army Chaplains' Department.
    • Compassionate Leave (9 speeches)
      asked the Secretary of State for War (1) what is the total number of officers and other ranks, separately and men only, who applied for compassionate leave during 1943 and the first six months of...
    • Repatriated Prisoners of War (Overseas Service) (4 speeches)
      asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that Private W. Tinker, No. 7368178, was sent to Normandy nine months after he had been repatriated from a...
    • Field Survey Personnel (Leave) (6 speeches)
      asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that Dr. R. G. Moss, of a field survey company, R.E., C.M.F., has been abroad nearly four years in Libya, Syria, and now in Italy, and has had...
    • Street Obstruction, London (Removal) (4 speeches)
      asked the Secretary of State for War what steps are being taken to remove the strong points in the streets of London as the one at the bottom of Kingsway obstructs the view of the pedestrians...
    • E.N.S.A. (Public Relations) (6 speeches)
      asked the Secretary of State for War when the public relations committee of E.N.S.A. last met.
    • A.T.S. Unit (Accommodation) (14 speeches)
      asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that A.T.S. personnel in anti-aircraft batteries are still sleeping under canvas on marshy ground at a place of which he has been informed; and...
    • Roads (Closing) (4 speeches)
      asked the Secretary of State for War (1) why the trunk road, No. A22, was closed by the military, on Monday, 6th November, between two points, of which he has been informed; (2) whether, as the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Guard (0 speeches)
    • Injured Personnel (Compensation) (4 speeches)
      asked the Secretary of State for War if he will consider extending the provisions of Home Guard Circular No. 51 of 28th June, 1944, to enable members of the Home Guard who have sustained injuries...
    • Uniforms (Civilian Use) (7 speeches)
      asked the Secretary of State for War whether it is now permissible for members of the Home Guard to have their khaki greatcoats and trousers dyed for use as civilian attire.
    • Gratuity (8 speeches)
      asked the Secretary of State for War if he is considering the question of a gratuity to members of the Home Guard.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Service (American, Dominion and Colonial Forces) (4 speeches)
    asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has any information showing the terms of service overseas applied to the American Armed Forces, Dominion Forces, and Crown Colony Forces, respectively
  • Oral Answers to Questions — German Invasion Plans (Captured Documents) (2 speeches)
    asked the Secretary of State for War whether the folders, booklets and maps captured from the Germans in Brussels and designed for the invasion of Britain, have been received in this country; and...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Nursing Sisters (Overseas Service) (2 speeches)
    asked the Prime Minister whether he will take steps to equalise the period of overseas service for R.A.F. nursing sisters and Army nursing sisters, having regard to the fact that the period for...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry (Joint Resources Board, Report) (7 speeches)
    Captain Thorneycroft: asked the Prime Minister (1) what were the sources of the information contained in the Report of the Joint Resources Board on the Coal Industry which was made available on...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance (0 speeches)
    • Great Britain and Dominions (Double Taxation) (4 speeches)
      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider the desirability of amending Subsection (5) of Section 27 of the Finance Act, 1920, so as to provide that deduction from the rate of...
    • Motor Vehicles (Taxation) (6 speeches)
      Miss Ward: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) on what date he received, as an outcome of his invitation to motor manufacturers, proposals for a revision of the motor taxation system; and...
    • Dutiable Merchandise (Smuggling By Air) (5 speeches)
      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his attention has been drawn to the wholesale smuggling of dutiable merchandise by air from France and the Low Countries; and whether in a recent case...
    • Old Age Pensions (4 speeches)
      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the annual cost would be to increase the supplementary old age pension to £2 5s. a week in place of £1 15s. a week for man and wife; and to...
    • Sterling Balances (4 speeches)
      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the value of Treasury Bills held by Empire and allied countries as sterling balances; and what are the respective percentages of the total.
    • Indian Troops, Pay (Treasury Liability) (8 speeches)
      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the agreement with the Government of India as to the payment by His Majesty's Treasury in respect of the service of Indian troops outside...
    • Bronze Coins (5 speeches)
      Mr. Murray: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware of the shortage of copper coins; and will he take steps to increase the supply.
    • War Damage Commission (Receipts and Payments) (4 speeches)
      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the War Damage Fund has been claimed; and what percentage has been disbursed.
    • Unmarried Women (Contributory Pensions) (2 speeches)
      Miss Rathbone: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the effect on the new Social Insurance Scheme if the age for retirement pensions, at the same rate as at present, were reduced...
    • Defence and Evacuated Areas (Rehabilitation) (4 speeches)
      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has now considered the Report on conditions in the Defence and Evacuated Areas; and what plans have been made by the Government for financial...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Private Firm (R.a.F. Officer's Release) (12 speeches)
    asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the industrial activities of Messrs. Philip Hill Investment Trust and Philip Hill and Partners, which are of such importance that the Treasury...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Hansard, House of Commons (Daily Output) (4 speeches)
    asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what were the average daily figures for the issue of HANSARD (Commons Debates) for the months of October, 1943, and October, 1944, respectively; and...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Departmental Inspectors (Powers) (4 speeches)
    asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many Departments appoint inspectors who have the right of interrogating the public as to aspects of departmental work or individual methods of...
  • Great Britain and France (0 speeches)
    • Visit of Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary (5 speeches)
      Since my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has not himself returned to this country, he has asked me to give, with the leave of the House, a brief account of our visit to the French capital...
  • Business of the House (2 speeches)
    On Business, may I ask the Leader of the House how many Orders he hopes to take to-day?
  • Notices of Motion (Names of Supporters) (2 speeches)
    I wish to ask your guidance, Mr. Speaker, Sir, on a question which concerns Motion No. 83 on the Order Paper.
  • Palace of Westminster (Accommodation) (0 speeches)
    Special Report from the Joint Committee (with Minutes of Evidence) [Inquiry not completed] brought up, and read; Special Report to lie upon the Table, and to be printed [No. 116].
  • Statutory Rules and Orders, etc. (0 speeches)
    Ordered, That the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Select Committee on Statutory Rules and Orders, &c., be laid before this House.— [Colonel Sir Charles McAndrew.]
  • Message from the Lords (0 speeches)
    That they have agreed to—
  • Town and Country Planning Bill (0 speeches)
    Lords Amendments to be considered To-morrow, and to be printed [Bill 55].
  • Orders of the Day — Ministry of Social Insurance [Money] (0 speeches)
    12.15 p.m.
  • Orders of the Day — Ministry of Social Insurance Bill (0 speeches)
    Considered in Committee.
  • Orders of the Day — Sunday Cinematograph Entertainments (0 speeches)
    Resolved: That the Order made by the Secretary of State for the Home Department, extending Section 1 of the Sunday Entertainments Act, 1932, to the Urban District of Ripley, in the county of...
  • Orders of the Day — Shops, Central London (Closing Hours) (46 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House do now adjourn."—(Mr. Buchan-Hepburn.)