Mr Cyril Culverwell: Has the right hon. Gentleman received any complaint that medical officers are neglecting their duties in order to attend to their private practice? Does he not think it would remove any inducement of that sort were the fees derived from private patients paid direct to the Government?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Will the right hon. Gentleman consider my suggestion, that fees derived from private patients should be paid to the Government and not to the medical officer?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in what way the League of Nations safe guards the interests of investors who sub scribe to loans stated to be issued under the supervision of the League of Nations; and what protection is available to investors in the case of the recent defaulting Greek and Bulgarian loans?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Is the hon. Member aware that many British investors have invested considerable sums of money in these loans owing to the misleading nature of the prospectuses, and does he attach any importance to the guarantee and authority for loans issued by the League of Nations?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: 38. asked the Postmaster-General what is the annual cost of advertising notices regarding the laying of new overhead telegraph lines in rural districts; what is the use of such notices which is required by Law; and whether he will take steps to secure the abolition of such statutory restrictions?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: 19. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether his attention has been called to the duties recently imposed on cocoa preparations entering the Irish Free State; and what action he proposes taking to secure a reduction of the duties in the interests of English exporters of these products?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the serious effect which these prohibitive duties are having upon British manufacturers, and cannot he take some steps to secure their reduction, either by negotiation or by threats of retaliatory duties on Irish goods coming into this country?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: I rise to support the plea just made by my hon. Friend, and by the hon. and learned Member for East Bristol (Sir S. Cripps). 5.30 p.m. I would like to thank the hon. and learned Member for East Bristol for having given us an opportunity of raising this important question by asking that the Ministry of Transport Vote should be put down for this day. I think that this Debate has shown the...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Bet surely the purpose of the Bristol deputation was to ask the hon. Gentleman to defer his decision in the first case in order to prevent his judgment being warped when he came to decide in the second case.
Mr Cyril Culverwell: 60. asked the Minister of Health whether he will take steps to forbid the expenditure by municipalities of public money on housing and feeding persons who pass through their areas with the purpose, not of seeking employment, but of political agitation?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that if these political agitators visit London at the ratepayers' expense it is an encouragement to others? Will he take steps to have his answer conveyed to the local authorities, so that they may stop doing this?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: You.
Mr Cyril Culverwell: 19. asked the President of the Board of Trade what precautions are being taken by general statutory powers, or under the Companies Act, to render it difficult for unscrupulous persons to defraud the public by the flotation of fixed trusts on a limited liability basis?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Has any recommendation been made by the resident director; and, if so, what action do the Government propose to take on it?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: On matters of general concern to British shipping and trade interests?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: 8. asked the Home Secretary whether the jib crane regulations now in draft form have been agreed; and, if so, in view of the considerable increase in accidents due to the overloading of cranes operated under present conditions, when is it proposed to issue orders?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Could my right hon. Friend say whether the enforcement of these regulations was postponed on account of the extra expense; and, new that trade conditions have improved, will he give early attention to their enforcement?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: May I interrupt?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: We have now reached the stage when we should come to a decision on the matter. I would like to reinforce what my hon. Friend who has just spoken has said. In his admirable speech my hon. Friend the Member for South Bristol (Mr. N. Lindsay) laid stress not so much on the merits of these Clauses as upon the procedure which the Taunton Corporation adopted for securing powers. I thought that the...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: I accept the hon. Gentleman's correction. The hon. and learned Member for Bridgwater is of course an adept at addressing juries and enlisting sympathy for those whom he is defending, but in this case I think he has rather wasted his rhetorical gifts on the Members of the House. He did not deal with any of the points referred to by my hon. Friend the Member for South Bristol. He suggested that...