Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware of the disturbance to rest caused by aeroplanes which fly constantly over Bristol at low altitudes throughout the day and night; and whether he will take steps to abate this nuisance.
Mr Cyril Culverwell: What does my hon. Friend mean by "economic sanctions"?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Like other speakers in this Debate, I want to discuss our peace aims, or war aims, whichever one likes to call them. During the course of five or more years of war, some people seem to have become a little vague as to exactly why we declared war on Germany. I am afraid that many of our people, for instance, have fallen victims to our own propaganda, and think that this is a crusade for...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: The hon. and gallant Gentleman is confusing, I think, the application of unconditional surrender with Armistice terms and peace terms. In the last war Germany rendered herself militarily impotent when she signed the Armistice, but she only signed the Armistice on condition that the peace terms should be based on certain principles, which were a condition of the Armistice. I am not suggesting...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: I have studied the whole history of the last peace, and if I had time I could give the hon. Member the whole information. The Allies definitely accepted the Fourteen Points of President Wilson, and the Germans accepted them and the Armistice was signed on that understanding, and the evidence is in the Library of this House. I say that these elaborate schemes are impracticable and are also...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Minister of Information for what purpose industrial undertakings are being asked to submit the names of employees willing to act as correspondents to provide his Department periodically with reports of rumours, the state of morale and of what their fellow workers are saying and thinking about the war and national news and local and domestic affairs.
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the decision of the tribunal in the case of Gibson and the Minister that the Rent Restrictions Acts have no direct application upon the compensation payable under Section 2 (1) (a) of the Compensation (Defence) Act, he will ensure that in all future negotiations on his behalf under that Act effect is given to that decision, and will...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this matter has been under consideration for a very long time now, and in view of the hardships from which very many people are suffering, can a decision be expedited?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Minister of Food what complaints he has received from the retail trade of the inadequate packing in which sugar is received from the manufacturers; and what steps he is taking to improve the cartons so as to prevent waste of sugar.
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that the retail trade made complaints more than six months ago about the poor quality of the packages and the waste of sugar that was involved, and does he not think it is time to take more energetic action to put the matter right?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Surely my right hon. and gallant Friend's predecessor must have heard of a complaint made more than six months ago?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Secretary of State for War what complaints he has received regarding the poor quality of the V brand of cigarettes issued to the Eighth Army; and what action he proposes to take?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Is my right hon. Friend aware that these cigarettes cannot be described in Parliamentary language, and will he take steps to see that in future the soldiers are supplied with cigarettes of good quality?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware that in order to obtain extra petrol for their private use owners of motor-cars are getting them licensed as hackney carriages; and will he take steps to stop this practice?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: I do not know whether the right hon. and gallant Gentleman is referring to the Order just issued with regard to hired cars, and, if so, I would ask him whether he is quite sure that this covers the particular point I have raised, as it seems only to put restrictions upon people who hire cars, whereas I want to catch people who have their own cars licensed for their own pleasure purposes.
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware of the great hardship, inconvenience and dissatisfaction caused by the inadequate arrangements made in Bristol for issuing the new ration books; and whether he is taking any action in the matter?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Is my hon. Friend aware that applicants have to walk or bus from their homes or their work, very often for considerable distances, from all parts of Bristol; that they have to stand in the open air for three or even four hours before they succeed in getting into the office; that many women have fainted; and that many do not succeed in getting their books, but are turned away when the office...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: As it is impossible to do full justice to this scandal—[Interruption.] On a point of Order. If I do not give notice at this moment of my intention to raise this matter on the Adjournment, shall I lose my precedence? I am informed that I shall. That is the only reason why I intervene; I do not wish to prevent other Members from putting questions.
Mr Cyril Culverwell: In view of the importance of this matter, and of the difficulty of dealing with it by Question and Answer, I beg to give notice that I shall raise it on the Adjournment.
Mr Cyril Culverwell: The subject on which I am about to speak is one that I have been trying to bring before the House since before last Christmas. My patience is at last rewarded, but I will not try the patience of the House for more than a few minutes. I do not think I can introduce the subject better than by quoting from the OFFICIAL REPORT of 9th December, 1942, a Question that I put to the Minister of...