Mr Cyril Culverwell: What about principles?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: 47. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that the Moscow trade union broadcasting station is transmitting addresses in English on the policy and achievements of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, he will arrange for the transmission from the Post Office station at Rugby of broadcast addresses in Russian on the economic and social conditions in the United Kingdom?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Does the Prime Minister not think that these Russian broadcasts constitute a most subtle and dangerous form of propaganda? If they are thought to be desirable by the Russian Government, does he not think that we ought to retaliate in some way?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Will the right hon. Gentleman recall to mind the case of the Dartmoor shepherd?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: 78. asked the Postmaster-General by what means telephone subscribers are protected against being overcharged on their local calls account, particularly in cases of ineffective calls, calls when wrong number is given or no reply obtained, calls to report instrument out of order, or calls to re-establish connection when exchange cuts off?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Can the hon. Member say whether a subscriber has any means of successfully contesting his telephone account, or whether he has any means of obtaining a refund of what he knows is an overcharge?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Can the Asssistant Postmaster-General say whether the Post Office ever makes a refund in the event of a subscriber complaining and proving that an overcharge has been made?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: I am interested in the Amendment which seeks to insert the words: Provided that the total expenditure incurred by the Boar of Trade under the said Act Shall not exceed £20,000. While I am in agreement with what the hon. Member for Colchester (Mr. O. Lewis) has said, I want to deal rather more fully with the total expense which I presume the First Lord will shortly ask this Committee to...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: I am asking the First Lord of the Admiralty to give us his estimate. Last year we were told that it would be £20,000, but we had not then seen the operation of the Coal Mines Commission proposal. I suggest that the President of the Board of Trade, who talked about an honorarium and about small expenses in connection with that body, would not have given that estimate had he known that a...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: I am relating my repetition of that statement to another argument. I mentioned it in connection with salaries; I now mention it in connection with the services of this commission. The President of the Board of Trade, in the Committee stage of the Coal Mines Bill, said: They are not to be full time people. They must be remunerated to some extent in terms of honorarium or allowance not...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Does the right hon. Gentleman appreciate that I mentioned the chairman of the Coal Commission as an example of the kind of salary that might be necessary? Surely he has some idea of the kind of scale on which they will be paid.
Mr Cyril Culverwell: What importance does the right hon. Gentleman attach to the recommendations of eight Members, of whom two are members of the Society of Friends?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Can the right hon. Gentleman say what relevance this has to the question of the abolition of capital punishment?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: 43. asked the Minister of Labour whether he contemplates any alteration in the schemes of training for unemployed men?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: I think we may take what has been said by the hon. Member for Central Bristol (Mr. Alpass) as a prelude to what he will state on the public hustings in a few weeks' time. The hon. Member has referred to the Bristol Unemployed Association, and I have no doubt that the speech which he has just made, or similar speeches, will be well received when he goes again to that hot-bed of Socialism in...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: That association is as much non-political as the Trades Union Congress or the Co-operative Societies. I have made speeches to the unemployed in Bristol, but most of my speeches were treated with derision, and I drew the conclusion that the hon. Member for Central Bristol was much more welcome among them than I was. [HON. MEMBERS: "Hear, hear!"] Hon. Members opposite say, "Hear, hear!" and I...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: I fail to see what that has to do with the argument—
Mr Cyril Culverwell: That remark would be irrelevant in any case, but, coming from the hon. Member, it is particularly irrelevant, because I understood that he was always in favour of abolishing all Reparations and War Debts. I was saying that this crisis has been predicted for years by Members on this side of the House, and I do not believe that those who supported hon. Members opposite, who sucked in the bait...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: What are you doing?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: 77. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether medical officers in the employment of the Government of Uganda are allowed to accept fees from private patients; and, if so, under what conditions?