Mr Louis Tolley: asked the Minister of Health, if he will make a comprehensive statement on the proposed housing policy for 1948, as this is causing concern among local authorities.
Mr Louis Tolley: They are not being asked to fight.
Mr Louis Tolley: Names.
Mr Louis Tolley: asked the Minister of Health when work will commence on the Barnsley Hall Emergency Hospital.
Mr Louis Tolley: Will my right hon. Friend see that no further delay takes place, having regard to the promise given on 1st November, and in view of the urgency of the matter?
Mr Louis Tolley: Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that sufficient seed potatoes will be forthcoming for this additional planting?
Mr Louis Tolley: Will my right hon. Friend consider introducing legislation to make these joint consultative committees necessary in every industry, in view of the fine work which they did during the war?
Mr Louis Tolley: How?
Mr Louis Tolley: asked the Minister of Transport, now that the basic petrol ration has been abolished, imposing a greater strain upon an already overburdened transport system, what steps he is taking to provide the transport necessary to convey people to and from their place of employment, and to afford opportunity for the housewife to do her shopping, especially in country districts.
Mr Louis Tolley: When these applications are made, will my hon. Friend see that as much as possibleis allocated without delay?
Mr Louis Tolley: May I point out to my hon. Friend that I have had some trouble in connection with this matter in my own constituency?
Mr Louis Tolley: Will my right hon. Friend say how he arrives at the net saving, in view of the fact that very large numbers of supplementaries have been promised; and could he say what the actual saving in dollars would be?
Mr Louis Tolley: asked the Prime Minister why he refused to meet representatives of the motor industry who have alternative proposals to make with regard to the abolition of the basic petrol ration; and if he will now agree to meet and discuss with them their suggestions.
Mr Louis Tolley: Does not the Prime Minister agree that millions of people will be affected by the withdrawal of this ration? In view of the estimated loss to the Exchequer of £12 million a year and the constructive alternative proposals which have been made, will he agree to meet delegations?
Mr Louis Tolley: Surely the hon. Member is not suggesting that the great mass of British working class people engaged in production today are slacking, and that if we give them some monetary incentive they will work harder? Is the hon. Gentleman saying that the slackers are the great mass of the people, and that without more incentive they will go on slacking?
Mr Louis Tolley: Not at all.
Mr Louis Tolley: A few days ago I was reading a speech made by the President of the National Farmers' Union some months ago. I was particularly struck by his words. He said: I hope that, now the war is over, British agriculture will never again find itself in the position in which it was in 1939. May I assure the President of the National Farmers' Union, the whole membership of that Union and all agricultural...
Mr Louis Tolley: He is always very distressing.
Mr Louis Tolley: And other prominent Members of the House, too.
Mr Louis Tolley: asked the Secretary of State for Air if the large quantity of equipment at R.A.F. maintenance units, suitable for civilian use, will now be made available, in view of the shortage existing at the present time of those articles.